‘Slow Burn,’ ‘Park Predators,’ ‘Rough Translation,’ and more: 7 podcasts with new seasons this June
Plenty of Podsauce faves dropped new seasons this June, and we’ve rounded them up for y’all in a handy guide. There’s an adulting advice podcast hilariously tackling your burning questions. For a seasonal dose of true crime, check out new “Park Predators” episodes. “When I Met You” shares bite-sized love stories based on real events, read by actors.
“Slow Burn” season 7 tells stories on the way to Roe v. Wade in late ’60s and early ’70s. A must-hear 3-part episode arc from “The Journal” investigates a group of hackers and spoke with the notorious Dmitry Smilyanets, responsible for one of the biggest cyber hacks in history.
Dark secrets and even more disturbing events lurk inside national parks. In audiochuck’s “Park Predators,” hear about mysterious deaths, missing persons, murders, and more true crimes narrated by Delia D’Ambra. The series dropped new episodes starting May 31, and you can check out over 30+ episodes less than 40 minutes each.
It’s inevitable – work life, culture, and our career expectations are changing. NPR’s “Rough Translation” captures how workplaces have shifted in modern times and shares work-related stories for all kinds of listeners – from side hustle stans to full-time office staff, blue collar workers, and beyond.
This season, the podcast traveled the world and documented how people relate differently to their jobs. Hear about a man who jumpstarted a “slacker revolution” in China, an American trans woman trucker, navigating the Brazilian metaverse, how war impacts work, and more.
“Slow Burn” season 7 examines the journey to Roe v. Wade and shares forgotten stories from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Host Susan Matthews walks listeners through stories like 22-year-old Shirley Wheeler’s, the first woman convicted of manslaughter for having an illegal abortion in 1970. Hear how Catholic speakers Jack and Barbara Willke started the pro-life movement. When Yale Law student Ann Hill learned she was pregnant in 1968, her choice to either get an illegal abortion or give birth paved the way for Roe v. Wade.
Adulting with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos
Comedians Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos are hilariously dishing out adulting advice along with guests. If you’re wondering if you should get a pet turtle, how many pairs of underwear you should pack for a weekend trip, or when your boyfriend should give up on his rap career, you’ll revel in the comedians’ answers. In past episodes, the co-hosts were joined by comedian Maeve Higgins, writer/performer/public speaker ALOK, and more from Exactly Right.
The Wall Street Journal presents daily episodes of “The Journal.” In June, the podcast released a special 3-part episode arc on Russian hackers and cybercrime. Reporter Robert McMillan shared his investigation and what he learned after meeting notorious hacker Dmitry Smilyanets, whose crew accomplished one of biggest hacks in history and earned Dmitry millions. Learn more about Dmitry’s background, his hacking operations, and the deal he took to reduce his sentence and start working with the U.S. government.
When I Met You
Meet Cute presents “When I Met You,” bite-sized love stories inspired by true events and performed by actors in episodes. The stories are mushy, cute, funny, weird, sometimes awkward, or sad, but they’re guaranteed to make you feel something. Tune in weekly for new episodes running less than 8 minutes on average.
Marvel’s Wastelanders: Wolverine
“Wolverine” is the latest installation in “Marvel’s Wastelanders” series, set 30 years after the Super Villains won. The Red Skull took over as President of the United States and Wolverine (Robert Patrick) believed he failed to protect the X-Men and their mutant students.
In the podcast, Wolverine meets Sofia, a mutant in hiding, and agrees to bring her to safety with X-Men Kitty Pryde and Rachel Summers. Suddenly, Wolverine is framed by Red Skull and his lieutenant Crossbones, promoting more anti-mutant feelings. Wolverine must face Red Skull and his group, but will a horrible truth destroy him?