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Showcase, from PRX’s Radiotopia, features original podcast series of all stripes, from emerging and leading producers around the world.

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    • 4.2 • 629 Ratings

Showcase, from PRX’s Radiotopia, features original podcast series of all stripes, from emerging and leading producers around the world.

    Behind the Series: The Great God of Depression

    Behind the Series: The Great God of Depression

    Behind the Series is a short-run series about the shows previously featured on this very podcast: Showcase from Radiotopia. This week, we revisit *The Great God of Depression.
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    Initially released in 2018, this five-part series tells the story of brain scientist Alice Flaherty’s journey to understand the madness that consumed her brain and body for a time—a journey which eventually led to acclaimed author and “great god of depression” William Styron. Three years later, producers Karen Brown and Pagan Kennedy reflect on the show’s creative challenges; from making a podcast for the first time to telling a serialized story that isn’t about a crime. 

    Behind the Series is hosted, written, and produced by Mark Pagán. Executive producers are Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro. Music from JD Samson and Blue Dot Sessions.  

    Behind the Series is a production of Showcase, from PRX’s Radiotopia. Wanna learn more about your favorite shows, get audio recommendations, events updates, and podcast news? Sign up for the Radiotopia Citizen newsletter at radiotopia.fm/citizen.

    • 19 min
    Behind the Series: The Polybius Conspiracy

    Behind the Series: The Polybius Conspiracy

    Behind the Series is a short-run series about the shows previously featured on this very podcast: Showcase from Radiotopia. This week, we revisit The Polybius Conspiracy. Initially released in 2017, this seven-part series told the creepy story surrounding a mind-altering arcade game from the 1980s and the quest of protagonist Bobby Feldstein to find vindication for an alleged abduction and assault he linked to playing the mysterious Polybius. Four years later, producers Jon Frechette and Todd Luoto look back and offer thoughts about the show’s murky narrative—sharing how they crafted a documentary/fiction hybrid that paid homage to an urban legend and what they learned about audience expectations in the process. 

    Behind the Series is hosted, written, and produced by Mark Pagán. Executive producers are Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro. Music from JD Samson and Blue Dot Sessions.  

    Behind the Series is a production of Showcase, from PRX’s Radiotopia. Wanna learn more about your favorite shows, get audio recommendations, events updates, and podcast news? Sign up for the Radiotopia Citizen newsletter at radiotopia.fm/citizen.

    • 18 min
    Behind the Series: Secrets

    Behind the Series: Secrets

    Behind the Series is a short-run series about the shows previously featured on this very podcast: Showcase from Radiotopia. This week, we revisit Secrets, a six-part series from 2018. When released, Secrets offered listeners a compelling mix of autobiography, private admissions ranging from espionage to photography fraud, and storytelling traditions from Sweden and the U.S.. Three years later, producers and hosts Mohamed El Abed and Martin Johnson lift the curtain to share the secrets behind Secrets: how they get people to tell private stories of their lives and what’s happened since Mohamed shared this part of his family’s story. 


    Behind the Series is hosted, written, and produced by Mark Pagán. Executive producers are Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro. Music from JD Samson and Blue Dot Sessions.  


    Behind the Series is a production of Showcase, from PRX’s Radiotopia. Wanna learn more about your favorite shows, get audio recommendations, events updates, and podcast news? Sign up for the Radiotopia Citizen newsletter at radiotopia.fm/citizen.

    • 18 min
    Showcase is Back!

    Showcase is Back!

    It’s been awhile, we know, but we’ve got some exciting Showcase updates for you. Keep an ear right here to catch a brand new series coming your way April 28.

    Want audio recommendations and updates about your favorite Radiotopia shows? Sign up for the Citizen newsletter at radiotopia.fm/citizen.

    • 2 min
    A Message from Showcase

    A Message from Showcase

    Now is the time when you can help us keep Showcase and all of the many parts of Radiotopia thriving. Make your mark by donating today at radiotopia.fm.

    And keep an ear right here for a new Showcase series coming in 2020!

    • 5 min
    Introducing Passenger List — Traffic

    Introducing Passenger List — Traffic

    A missing plane. A cabin full of suspects. A search for the truth. Passenger List is a new fictional mystery thriller from Radiotopia. Hear episode two and subscribe to the show at passengerlist.org.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
629 Ratings

629 Ratings

grateful biped ,

Errthang

Love this. I look forward to finding his essays & fiction. The music is great in this too. Keep up the good work Mr. Letson.

8ecky8oo ,

Great God of Depression

During my first depressive episode I discovered William Styron’s “Darkness Visible “. It was a priceless resource in fighting my way back to sanity.

I stumbled upon this podcast, drawn in by the subject of mental illness. I was very excited to learn more about Styron’s life and journey with depression.

The respective mental health struggles of Styron and his doctor and their subsequent interaction is well crafted and intriguing. The positive impact they had on each other is ultimately emotionally uplifting; a welcome outcome for a topic that is often difficult to explore.

Kcmyway ,

Check out Polybius

This one series in this podcast is strong , really interesting. On the strength of that series alone , I recommend this.

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