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Ear Hustle

Ear Hustle brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor '86, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams.

Bear Brook

Jason Moon '13, a reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, is the creator and host of Bear Brook, a new podcast miniseries that follows a New Hampshire cold case, the investigation of which is changing the field of forensics. The New Yorker selected Bear Brook as one of the Best Podcasts of 2018

Terrible, Thanks for Asking

Produced by Hans Buetow ’04, Terrible, Thanks for Asking takes on answers to the common question "how are you?" with refreshing and heartbreakingly honest answers. Hosted by author Nora McInerny, TTFA is "a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word."

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Best-selling author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis '86 hosts the entertainment industry's top writers, directors, actors, and musicians to discusses the issues and complexities that keep the creative world turning.

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A podcast about sound by Mike Rugnetta '06, "each episode revolves around some topic related to sound: the magic of the dance-music beat-drop; the difference between screaming and shouting; onomatopoeias in comic books," writes Gear Patrol.


Phoebe Judge '05 is the host and co-creator of this true crime podcast. "With incredible sound design, marvelous writing, and a boldness in the way it makes its choices, there are few shows that feel more alive," writes Vulture


Jenn Stanley ’09 created, hosted, and produced Rewire.News' narrative podcast CHOICE/LESS, which delivered powerful, personal stories of reproductive injustice and the laws, politics, and people beyond the headlines. 

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Hosted by faculty member Robert Ransick, CreateNow is a podcast that explores creative and generative approaches to changing the systems that rule our world. Guests include innovators from finance to activism, business to art: people who are causing a ruckus creatively rethinking and remaking sectors once thought unchangeable. 

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To the voices of our community, we offer microphones...

Bennington Radio (B-Rad) is a community-based, student-run radio station offering a rotating variety of programming.


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Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life written and narrated by Kathleen Norris ’69. 

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Narrated by Bernadette Dunne. 

Small Fry

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs MFA '09. Narrated by Eileen Stevens. Small Fry is nominated for the Audio Publishers Association's 2019 Audie Award.

The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai ’93. Narrated by Meera Simhan.

Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend

Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend by Steven Bach, former faculty. Narrated by Roddy McDowell.

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The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney MFA ’13. Narrated by Mia Barron.

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Many Miles by Mary Oliver, former faculty. Narrated by Mary Oliver.

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Too Good To Be True by Benjamin Anastas, faculty member. Narrated by Tim Lundeen.

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt ’86. Narrated by David Pittu. The film adaptation is slated for an October 2019 release.

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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami by Gretel Ehrlich ’67. Narrated by Sumalee Montano.

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The Regional Office Is Under Attack!: A Novel by Manuel Gonzales, faculty member. Narrated by Sarah Scott, Natasha Soudek, Susan Hanfield, Mike Chamberlain


Swell: A Novel by Jill Eisenstadt ’85. Narrated by Courtney Patterson.

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The Feral Detective: A Novel by Jonathan Lethem ’86. Narrated by Zosia Mamet. WB has acquired the film rights to Lethem's latest.

The Fixer

The Fixer: A Novel by Bernard Malamud, former faculty. Narrated by Victor Bevine.

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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence written and narrated by Michael Pollan ’76.