As we get ready for an intense fall — a pandemic and what is very likely the most consequential presidential elections in our lifetimes — one thing is for sure: There will be podcasts covering all of it. And while the best ones often come as out-of-the-blue surprises, we do already know about plenty of notable entries coming out in the next several months. Here’s a list of some of those upcoming podcasts, a fitting mix of the light and the heavy, of the political and the everything else.
2020 | Society & Culture, News, Government
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. From Guns & America, reporters Lisa Hagen of WABE and Chris Haxel of KCUR expose how three brothers from the most uncompromising corner of the gun debate are turning hot-button issues into donations and controversy.
2020 | History, Music, Arts
“365” is a daily podcast brought to you by mxmtoon, artist/songwriter/actor/designer/gamer/simp, who will take you through the most interesting, weird, and funny events of that day in history. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll learn a ton of new things. Episodes released daily starting September 14. Please Follow and Subscribe! Distributed by Talkhouse.
2020 | True Crime
Brainwashed investigates the CIA’s covert mind control experiments – from the Cold War and MKULTRA to the so-called War on Terror. It’s the story of how a renowned psychiatrist used his unwitting patients as human guinea pigs at a Montreal hospital, and the ripple effects on survivors, their families, and thousands of other people around the world. It also examines the cultural impact — how the CIA brought LSD to America and inadvertently created counterculture influencers such as author Ken Kesey and poet Allen Ginsberg. It’s an exploration of what happens in times of fear, when the military and medicine collide. And what happens when the survivors fight back.
2020 | Society & Culture, Technology
Power, unpacked. “Sway” is a new interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well liked journalist.” Now taking on Washington, Hollywood and the world, Kara investigates power: who has it, who’s been denied it, and who dares to defy it. Every Monday and Thursday, from New York Times Opinion Audio.