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12 Austin podcasts you don't want to miss
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Hodgepodge Media produces the kid's podcast Quaranteen'd.

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With an endless number of podcasts out there, how does anyone decide what to listen to? Start with the homegrown. We've put together this list of 12 local—or nearly local—podcasts you won't want to miss.


1. Unlocking Us

Native Texan and visiting McComb's professor Brené Brown, known to some as America's therapist, talks weekly with celebrities, authors and thinkers on topics ranging from books and movies to current events and big themes of the moment.

2. Everyday Superhumans

This podcast covers Austin's local do-gooders and non-profits. Faith in humanity restored!

3. Nightlight

Nightlight is a horror podcast that features fiction stories about murders, monsters and more.

4. Austin Anthem Podcast

Hosted by a group of supporters, Austin Anthem Podcast is the longest-running podcast about Austin FC, Austin's new and only Major League Soccer team.

5. In Black America

John Hanson Jr. hosts and produces In Black America, where he interviews civil rights leaders, educators, athletes and more on the black experience in America.

6. Media Monday Show!

Media ATX founders Tom Cheredar and Josh Rubin talk about local Austin media industry news in the Media Monday Show!

7. The Forward

Lance Armstrong hosts The Forward, where he interviews a range of personalities on sports, politics, entertainment and more.

9. The Beerists

The Beerists is produced by a group of beer-lovers in Austin who meet up weekly to judge five different beers from around the world.

10. The Night Owl Podcast

The Night Owl Podcast features true stories of hauntings, mysteries and paranormal activities.

11. Gender Fluids

Hosted by comedians Austin Smartt and Arielle Norman, Gender Fluids dives into the depths of gender and sexuality.

12. Tumble

Tumble is a kids podcast all about science and new discoveries.

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