Here are the podcast recommendations made by Cristen, our Flushing Librarian, during our Facebook Live Event.

In The Dark

From APMReports.org: “An investigative podcast, hosted by Madeleine Baran, that examines the cases of Jacob Wetterling and Curtis Flowers. Now reporting on the effects of COVID-19 in the Mississippi Delta.”

Criminal Broads

From criminalbroads.com: Criminal Broads is a true crime + history podcast about wild women who’ve ended up on the wrong side of the law, whether for leading a cult, serially murdering their husbands, swindling billionaires, or faking ectoplasm. The podcast is hosted by Tori Telfer, author of Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History.

Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia

From theringer.com: The live trivia app HQ Trivia was once the obsession of the internet, garnering millions of players and an international spotlight. But then it all went wrong. From the Ringer Podcast Network, Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia is an exploration of the spectacular rise and fall of the massively popular app, reported and hosted by Alyssa Bereznak.


From crimetownshow.org: Each season, we investigate the culture of crime in a different city. In Season 2, Crimetown heads to the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. From its heyday as Motor City to its rebirth as the Brooklyn of the Midwest, Detroit’s history reflects a series of issues that strike at the heart of American identity: race, poverty, policing, loss of industry, the war on drugs, and our universal desire for a savior. Detroit’s a tough town, and its residents are even tougher. They’ve weathered riots, a drug epidemic, political scandal, and innumerable other hardships, but they’re still here—and they have stories to tell.


From nytimes.com: 1619 is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/1619podcast.