Podcast Playlist

To follow

Whether it's pursuing an ideology or escaping the pursuit of a serial killer, this episode is all about the things we follow...and the things that follow us.
An online petition urging Barack Obama to join the French presidential race has attracted more than 45,000 signatures in 10 days. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) (The Associated Press)

Podcasts featured this week:

1. Only Human

When a flu epidemic started spreading at the Only Human office, they decided to do what's right: trace it back to patient zero. Full episode link here.

2. Spontaneanation

Paul F. Tompkins interviews comedian Kristen Schaal (of Flight of the Conchords, Bob's Burgers and The Last Man on Earth) about how she was good at following rules when she was growing up. Full episode link here.

3. Stranglers

Adele Roof believes that she befriended the Boston Strangler in 1962 — and almost became one of his victims. Full episode link here.

4. The Heart

Kaitlin talks to Kerri about how to deal with the ghosts of relationships past. Full episode link here.

5. Hidden Brain

A recent study at Tel Aviv University looks into the connection between social media usage and loneliness. Full episode link here.

6. On Being

The author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, sits down with host Krista Tippett to talk about why you should follow your curiosity. Full episode link here.

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