Play It By Ear

Slip off your earbuds and stop into these must-listen live podcasts

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Created by comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, true-crime podcast My Favorite Murder chronicles a different gruesome tale in each episode, told with the duo’s trademark brand of improvisational banter that has helped garner their own legion of super fans dubbed the “murderinos.” Tune in for what is sure to be a dangerously good time at the Chevalier Theatre on Oct. 6-7.

Taking the stage at the 10th annual Boston Book Festival on Oct. 13, WBUR-produced podcast Circle Round introduces young audiences to modern retellings of diverse folk tales from across the world. Prepare to unleash your inner child at this family-friendly event with public radio host and narrator Rebecca Sheir.

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At the Wilbur Theatre on Nov. 17, American history podcast The Dollop makes learning anything but boring. Created by stand-up comedian David Anthony along with writer and producer Gareth Reynolds, this biweekly show features Anthony reading a different historical anecdote in each episode that his partner has never heard, while Reynolds reacts to his friend’s tailored rendition of the story.

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21 years that The Moth has been telling stories, many of which are now featured on its podcast. Highlighting storytellers from all walks of life, follow the narrative at the Moth’s mainstage performance on Oct. 18 at the Wilbur Theatre in addition to regular story slams across the city.




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