Best of 2018: Podcasts we loved this year

The Podcast Playlist team shares the best things they heard in 2018.
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Regular readers of the New York Times know Rukmini Callimachi as their resident ISIS reporter. Her sources and connections grant extraordinary insight into the way the organization operates, and as a result, she routinely produces incredibly compelling stories. As the host of Caliphate, Callimachi brings us into those stories with her. It's a journey into the world of ISIS, beginning with an interview with a returned Canadian ISIS fighter and taking us to the battlefields of Mosul, with all the suspense and drama that entails.

- Julian Uzielli, producer, Podcast Playlist

Podcasts featured this week:

  • Ear Hustle (Matt's pick): This podcast takes you behind the bars at San Quentin State Prison with stories about what life is really like for inmates. During a prison lockdown, how do inmates keep themselves busy? Click here to listen to the full episode.


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