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James Wan Just Wants to Scare Himself

The horror maestro expounds on the genre’s surging popularity and why movies such as M3gan resonate so deeply with audiences.
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This Month in Comedy Podcasts: Some Fckry With Leslie Jones

Rounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the month.
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This Could Be a Rough Year for the Podcast Industry

We spoke to dozens of insiders and creators about 2023 trends, gripes, and potential pitfalls.
  1. development hell
    Jordan Peele Would Rather Watch a Live-Action Akira Than Make ItTaika Waititi is the most recent filmmaker to take on the beast of development hell.
  2. into it
    When Your Show Is Relegated to Cruising AltitudeGordita Chronicles was pulled from HBO Max, making the series largely inaccessible — and leaving its creator concerned for the future of Latino TV.
  3. harley > griff
    Adam Scott No Longer Feels Weird About Hugging Shawn HunterRider Strong has no recollection of being weirded out by Adam Scott’s hug.
  4. justice for nope
    The Writers Guild Awards Give Nope Its DueMeanwhile in animation, The Simpsons is nominated for three episodes.
  5. 1.5x speed
    Four Podcasters to Watch in 2023And what they’re excited to work on next.
  6. into it
    Spare’s Oversharing Serves a PurposeHarry picks apart his own life to preempt the tabloids.
  7. sex
    Yes, the Chainsmokers Have Had Threesomes TogetherBut it was just because the hotel beds were so close together!
  8. into it
    Is Hollywood Starting 2023 in a Recession?The short answer is yes. Expect more layoffs, cost cutting and cancellations.
  9. 2023 preview
    13 Podcasts We Can’t Wait to Listen to in 2023New Year, new you, and obviously, new pods.
  10. celeb beefs
    Courtney Love Says Brad Pitt Got Her Fired From Fight ClubBecause she wouldn’t let him do a Kurt Cobain biopic.
  11. into it
    2022 Was a Liminal SpaceBut the slap, pink sauce, and Bennifer 2.0 carried us through a transitional year.
  12. vulture lists
    The Best Fake Podcasts of the YearFrom X, Y, and Me to The 11th Brick at Stonewall.
  13. into it
    Matt Rogers Is a Seasonally Ubiquitous PrinceThe comedian is claiming a spot in the pop Christmas canon.
  14. vulture recommends
    The Town Was the Perfect Podcast for the Year Hollywood Went CrazyThe series launched in March and quickly became the watercooler of choice for the streaming wars.
  15. survey says
    The Best Podcasts of 2022, According to People Who Make PodcastsWe asked over 220 creators, producers, and hosts what they’ve been listening to.
  16. podcast review
    The Evaporated Takes Us Into a Sociological MysteryTokyo Vice’s Jake Adelstein explores the Japanese phenomenon of disappearing yourself.
  17. best of 2022
    The Best Comedy Podcasts of 2022Featuring hot and juicy goss, behind-the-scenes access, and investigations of straight culture.
  18. into it
    Avatar: The Way of the Water Still Captivates, Even When It’s Silly“I think you’re gonna laugh when this whale first starts talking, but by the end … you’re gonna cry.”
  19. best of 2022
    The Best True-Crime Podcasts of 2022The genre remains as abundant as ever, and the year produced plenty of strong projects, as well as a clear knockout.
  20. into it
    The Bear, Pachinko, and Reservation Dogs Took Risks in an IP-Driven TV LandscapeIn 2022, some of the best shows stood out by aiming for a sentimental sweet spot.
  21. 1.5x speed
    Bad Men, Weird L.A., and 8 More Podcasts Worth Checking OutWelcome to the Night Vale team’s latest world.
  22. into it
    ‘Auntie Will Never Retire’Sheryl Lee Ralph has big plans for her post-Emmys career, so long as the younger generations keep hiring her.
  23. best of 2022
    The Best Podcasts of 2022Forget the celebrity brand extensions. The art of podcasting is still as vibrant as ever.
  24. into it
    The Lesson From Elon Musk’s Thud? Always Be Skeptical of Him.Twitter’s new owner cheekily introduced his short-lived satire project in 2018 as an “intergalactic media empire.” Then he bailed.
  25. good one podcast
    All Hail Matt Rogers, the Prince of ChristmasThe comedian talks his new special, longtime partnership with Bowen Yang, and the power of drag.
  26. start here
    Want to Try Bad With Money? Start Here.Highlighting the best episode of Gaby Dunn’s podcast.
  27. into it
    Celebrity Memoirs Are Good for Your Mental and Emotional Health“I learned more about dating, assault, breakups, power dynamics, getting a job and losing a job in these books than from any other source in my life.”
  28. vulture recommends
    I Tear Up Just Thinking About Julia Fox on EmRata’s PodcastEvery relationship these women have had with men has been transactional, and it has hardened their hearts to an untenable degree.
  29. pivots
    Every Chrisley Project That Could Be Scrapped After Prison SentencingTodd and Julie Chrisley’s podcast Chrisley Confessions is still on the air.
  30. into it
    Why Is It Hard to Say Wakanda Forever Isn’t Good?Sam Sanders tries to make peace with the fact that he found the Black Panther sequel disappointing.
  31. good one podcast
    Don’t You Dare Call Kumail Nanjiani a Former ComedianThere was a moment earlier when you said, “You were a comedian,” and that hurt my feelings. I was like, This motherfucker over here.
  32. a long chat
    Audie Cornish, ReconsideredOn the eve of her new CNN podcast, the former NPR host talks to us about her career, her old job, and missing the podcast boom.
  33. is my single dropping?
    John Early Urged Taylor Swift to Release ‘Anti-Hero’ As a Lead SingleHe discussed record-release strat on the music-video set.
  34. 1.5x speed
    13 Food Podcasts to Listen to While BriningFrom recipe debates to actual food science.
  35. start here
    Want to Try Podcast But Outside? Start Here.Highlighting the best episode of Andrew Michaan and Cole Hersch’s podcast for newcomers.
  36. podcasts
    What Happened to Ana MendietaShe was a pathbreaking artist, hungry for recognition. A podcast reexamines how her 1985 death made headlines instead.
  37. a happy ending
    My Dad Wrote a Porno Ending After 8 Years of PodcastingThe dad speaks!
  38. 1.5x speed
    Process the World Cup With These PodcastsFor fans of both soccer and murky geopolitics.
  39. switched on pop
    Cuddle Up to the Sweet, Soft Sounds of Sapphic PopTegan and Sara, King Princess, and even Hozier soundtrack a feeling of femme4femme yearning.
  40. podding off
    Talking With the Video-Game Podcasters Who Put Me to SleepGet Played isn’t made for me, but each night I look forward to not finishing it.
  41. bedtime stories
    Nothing Helps Me Fall Asleep Faster Than Listening to Horror PodcastsIt’s not weird, I swear.
  42. into it
    How Does Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Fit Into the MCU’s Get-Weird Phase 4?“With everything in flux, this is kind of the statement blockbuster of the year. It feels like a restore-the-order moment.”
  43. 1.5x speed
    The Criminal Podcast Explores the World of HoaxesFrom Orson Welles to the BBC, no one can be trusted.
  44. switched on pop
    You Haven’t Heard ‘Stayin’ Alive’ Like This BeforeScary Pockets and Lizzy McAlpine show how they put a distinct spin on the Bee Gees classic.
  45. into it
    What TV and Movies Can Tell Us About Abortion — and What They Can’t“A Parks and Rec–style abortion-clinic comedy. That’s what I want to watch.”
  46. switched on pop
    How Midnights Sonically Convinces Us That Taylor Swift Actually Broke CurfewHint: With the help of “a very low, almost boiling bass patch that adds an air of discomfort to whatever it accompanies.”
  47. foolish
    Ashanti ‘Never’ Dated ‘Narcissist’ Irv Gotti“Irv has flat-out lied about a lot of things.”
  48. this month in comedy podcasts
    This Month in Comedy Podcasts: More Julio Torres, PleaseRounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the month.
  49. into it
    Taylor Swift Is the Greatest Self-Portraitist of Our TimeAs we near the release of her new album, Midnights, we try to figure out whether we’ll truly know her — and if that even matters.
  50. podcasts
    When a Supreme Court Podcast Gets You FiredAn interview with 5-4 host Peter Shamshiri, who recently lost his day job after his bosses found out what he’s been up to.
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