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By Eliana Dockterman
March 30, 2017

The podcast renaissance shows no signs of letting up. The impulse to retreat into downloadable radio shows appears to be more appealing than ever, and S-Town, the much-anticipated new series from the producers of 2014’s blockbuster Serial, just dropped seven episodes on Tuesday.

Once you’ve made your way through the mystery about a man in a rural Alabama town, you’ll likely be left with plenty of time to listen to other pods on your commute, during a road trip or while you’re at the gym. Whatever your tastes, there’s no shortage of options. TIME’s culture team has a few suggestions.

These are 50 podcasts that we’re listening to right now. Whether you’re a politics junkie or a pop culture maven, a romantic or someone who just loves to hear two intelligent people discuss their obsessions, we have the right pod for you.

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