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Podcast Spotlight: Looking for a New Show to Listen To? Here’s What’s New in Podcasts This Week!

With so many podcasts being made today, it’s hard to keep up. Luckily, with the help of iHeartRadio’s Podcast Spotlight, you can find something new to listen to every week. Here’s the latest on our iHeartPodcasts including new seasons and episodes:

To delve into LGBTQ+ history, listen in on “Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story,” a show that honors trans people and the stories that have reshaped our world, led by the celebration of Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco’s life. Known to light up a room, Layleen was an Afro-Latina trans woman in New York City who was sentenced to the city’s notorious jail complex on Rikers Island and died there in 2019 at the young age of 27. Host Raquel Willis celebrates Layleen’s vibrant life through memories from her family of origin and the community she discovered in New York’s famed ballroom scene, while also unpacking the systems that failed Layleen leading up to her death through in-depth interviews with activists fighting against the criminalization of sex work, solitary confinement and the epidemic of anti-trans violence. Learn more about Layleen’s story and the fight that continues in her name today and every Monday.

For something to get you almost into the holiday spirit through re-examining a classic, check out “George Bailey Was Never Born,” a one-of-a-kind podcast experience that takes a definitive look at one of the most popular movies of all time: “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The show shares the story of Americans’ decades-long love affair with this pop culture institution and how it may offer a light down the path we walk today. Narrated by a familiar angel, he takes listeners back and forth between the part of the multiverse where the events of “Wonderful Life” really happened and our own, one where George Bailey was never born! Tune in on Tuesdays.

True crime fans can get their weekly fix with “Talking to Death,” from “Up and Vanished” host and creator Payne Lindsey. Airing on Wednesdays, Payne wants to talk you to death in his first “true crime” talk show…which may or may not actually be about true crime. Pull up a chair as Payne and guests talk about all things crime, life, mystery and fun. Take a listen… odds are, you won’t die.

Check back next week for new podcasts, seasons and episodes you won’t want to miss. And if you still want more podcasts, click over to iHeart’s Podcast Top 100 to stay up-to-date with the most popular and trending shows!