Serialized podcasts you can binge on

Help look for the world's most famous fitness guru or listen to an audio drama filled with A-list actors. This episode is all about serialized podcasts.
June 2, 2006 - Richard Simmons speaks to the audience before the start of a summer salad fashion show. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File) (The Associated Press)
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Seven serialized podcasts that keep you tuning in for more.

1. Missing Richard Simmons

"The goal isn't to drag him back - it's to find out why someone like him would ditch the world." — Host Dan Taberski

A seasoned filmmaker sets out to discover why his friend, fitness guru Richard Simmons, disappeared from public life several years ago.

2. In the Dark

"This is not about one sick city, not about one Jack the Ripper, this is happening to greater or lesser degrees in communities across this country." — Ernie Allen on abductions in the late 80s and early 90s

In the 1970s and early 1980s, missing children weren't considered a policing priority. You couldn't even enter missing child information into the FBI's national crime database. But that changed quickly.

3. Hollywood and Crime

"People who knew her described Elizabeth Short as everything from 'very classy, lovely, sweet and refined' to 'destitute, depressed and lazy.'" — Hollywood and Crime

Host Tracy Pattin investigates sensational criminal cases of 20th century Hollywood, including the most infamous one of all, the death of Elizabeth Short (a.k.a. the Black Dahlia).

4. First Day Back

"What do you think my job is?" "Making movies for adults." — Tally Abecassis discusses her career with her son Jack

A documentary podcast that follows filmmaker Tally Abecassis as she faces the challenges of picking up her career after an extended maternity leave.

5. Someone Knows Something

"I should have married her.  She was my best, best friend...male or female."Clyde Phillips, on his relationship with Sheryl Sheppard

On December 31, 1997, at a New Year's Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared.

6. Hello from the Magic Tavern

"About a year and 11 months ago I fell through a dimensional portal behind a Burger King into the magical fantastical land of Foon." — Arnie Niekamp on the inception behind 'Hello from the Magic Tavern'

In this 100th improvised episode, actors play a fellowship of heroes who have gathered to embark on a magical journey to defeat the Dark Lord. 

7. Homecoming

"You talked to my mom?...why are you talking to my mom?" — Heidi Bergman

A new psychological thriller from Gimlet Media starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer and David Cross.

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