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Killer IDed in 38-Year-Old Cold Case, but He Won't Go to Prison

Harold Warren Jarrell, suspected of murdering 8-year-old Kelly Ann Prosser in Ohio, died in 1996

(Newser) - In September 1982, 8-year-old Kelly Ann Prosser was abducted while walking home from school in Columbus Ohio, then beaten, sexually assaulted, and strangled to death. Her body was discovered in a field two days later, but her killer was never found. Now, nearly four decades later, authorities say they have... More »

Podcaster Joe Rogan Under Fire for Old Video

Rogan laughed as a comedian boasted about coercing women into sex

(Newser) - Joe Rogan was laughing then—not sure he is now. The podcaster is under fire after a video emerged of him laughing while a comedian boasted about coercing women into giving oral sex, the New York Post reports. In the 2011 video of Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience,... More »

A Big Podcaster Just Struck a Deal for 9 Figures

Joe Rogan's show is moving exclusively to Spotify for a reported $100M

(Newser) - Joe Rogan has one of the most popular podcasts in the world, and Forbes figures he made about $30 million last year off it. That was enough to make him the highest-paid podcaster of 2019, but Rogan is now getting a very large raise. The Joe Rogan Experience is moving... More »

Kevin Spacey Compares Your Pain to His Pain

The actor compares his banishment to the pandemic lockdown

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey is back in the news for the first time in months—this time for comparing his professional exile to the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, Mediaite reports. "I don't often like to tell people that I can relate to their situation because I think it... More »

For Andrew Yang, a 'Natural Next Step'

Ex-presidential candidate sets up Humanity Forward nonprofit

(Newser) - Even though his presidential bid is officially kaput, Andrew Yang isn't done talking about some of the ideas he advanced during his run—and he wants to make sure everyone's still listening. He's taken what he tells the New York Times is the "natural next step"... More »

Clinton to Launch Podcast, With a Surprising Influence

Politico reports former secretary of state was said to have been inspired by Howard Stern

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been profoundly influenced in her life by her mother , her grandkids , and ... Howard Stern? That's the revelation Ryan Lizza makes in his report for Politico that Clinton will in late spring be debuting a podcast in which she'll interview anyone from politicians and world leaders... More »

Spotify for Dogs Is Now a Thing

Music streaming service now offers podcasts, custom playlists for dogs, cats, and other pets

(Newser) - The real question is: Will the fish be able to hear it? If you've ever worried that your dog or cat might get lonely while you're at work, Spotify has come up with an official solution, per Reuters : pet-geared playlists and podcasts. After the company's research revealed... More »

Monday Brings Bad News for Adnan Syed

Murder case that was the subject of 'Serial' podcast won't be heard by Supreme Court

(Newser) - The highest court in the land has declined to hear Adnan Syed's murder case, but Syed's legal team says this isn't the end of the road for the subject of the Serial podcast, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2000 for the 1999 murder of... More »

Defense Lawyers' Group to SCOTUS: Hear Serial Case

Adnan Syed is back in the news

(Newser) - The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has asked the Supreme Court to review the case of a Maryland man convicted of murder in a case chronicled on the podcast Serial . News outlets report the group filed an amicus brief regarding Adnan Syed, per the AP . The brief says Syed... More »

For Fans of The Office, a 'Gaping Hole' No More

Stars Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey are launching a podcast that talks about the hit show

(Newser) - A "gaping hole" is about to be filled. Since going off the air in 2013, the American version of The Office has been relegated to Netflix, but two of the sitcom's stars are now reinvigorating the show with a new podcast, the Daily Dot reports. Jenna Fischer, who... More »

Sarah Silverman Throws Major Shade at Her Old Boss

Comedian gripes over $1.5K bill Hulu sent her after her show is canceled

(Newser) - "Emotions were still a bit raw" as Sarah Silverman sat down for her first big interview since the cancellation of her Hulu show, I Love You, America, after 21 episodes. "It came as a surprise … It is just so heartbreaking because I kind of feel cut off... More »

She Aimed to Be the Next Steve Jobs. Far From It

Podcast, doc dig into the mess that was Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos

(Newser) - Theranos is kaput , but details of the once bankable blood-testing company are still coming to light, including in a documentary and six-part podcast from ABC News and Nightline. The first episode of The Dropout podcast, released Wednesday, dives into founder Elizabeth Holmes, particularly her desire to emulate Steve Jobs while... More »

Murder Charges Follow Hit True-Crime Podcast

Chris Dawson allegedly killed wife in 1982 amid affairs

(Newser) - Police in Australia say they've solved a 36-year-old murder that fascinated worldwide listeners of a true-crime podcast. More than 27 million people have listened to The Teacher's Pet produced by The Australian—which hit No. 1 in the US, Canada, and the UK—since it began in May... More »

Musk Puffed on a Joint. Now, Consequences

NASA to conduct safety review of SpaceX, Boeing: 'WaPo'

(Newser) - NASA will embark next year on a months-long investigation into SpaceX and Boeing to "ensure the companies are meeting NASA's requirements for workplace safety, including the adherence to a drug-free environment." Those final words are key. Though a safety review of companies enlisted to carry NASA astronauts... More »

Cops Are Trying to Find This Millionaire Using a Podcast

Peter Chadwick allegedly killed his wife in 2012

(Newser) - The podcast's name is an aspirational one: "Countdown to Capture." The capture part is what the Newport Beach Police Department hopes will result from the six-part series, which it is releasing in a bid to finally catch their man. Details:
  • The crime: The Los Angeles Times reports
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Kristen Bell's Sober Hubby Says She Should Have 'Ecstasy Party'

She says she smokes weed around Dax Shepard, and he's OK with it

(Newser) - Dax Shepard has been sober for 14 years, but his wife, Kristen Bell, still vapes weed around him, she explained in a recent appearance on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast. (Maron, E! notes, is also sober.) "I smoke around my husband and it doesn't seem to... More »

After Podcast Revisits Woman's Disappearance, Cops Do Too

Police are searching for the remains of Lynette Dawson

(Newser) - The disappearance of an Australian mother more than 35 years ago is getting renewed attention thanks to the case being featured on a popular true crime podcast. Police in New South Wales on Wednesday began what they say will be a five-day forensic search of the former home of Lynette... More »

Unsolved $500 Million Art Heist Gets a Podcast

The theft of 13 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum still perplexes authorities

(Newser) - A famously unsolved art heist will be the subject of a podcast that is sure to be the next big hit among true crime fans. In a statement released Thursday, WBUR and the Boston Globe announced they've teamed up for a series on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft... More »

Hit Podcast Sued for Revealing Man's Intimate Details

'S-town' delved into the life of John B. McLemore

(Newser) - Millions of people know all about John B. McLemore, and that may be a problem. In fact his estate is suing S-Town, one of the most popular podcasts ever, saying it revealed highly personal details of McLemore's sexuality, friendships, and mental-health issues without his consent after he died, Vox... More »

'Incredible' Decision in Serial Podcast Subject's Case

Court upholds new trial for Adnan Syed, but prosecutors have another chance to appeal

(Newser) - Serial subject Adnan Syed moved a step closer to a new trial Thursday when Maryland's Court of Special Appeals upheld a 2016 decision to overturn his murder conviction from 2000 and grant him a retrial. Prosecutors, who objected when a lower court vacated the conviction, haven't said whether... More »

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