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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:

From the fall of the Taliban until its return, the reality competition show Afghan Star spotlighted an Afghanistan that could be: women singing without hijabs, Afghanistan’s first rapper, people of warring ethnic groups hugging and cheering for each other on stage. Hosted by John Legend, the new iHeartPodcast “Afghan Star” tells the story behind the show that launched a cultural revolution – from how a ragtag team scrambled to make the show every week, to the dangers they faced for trying to push the country forward. Tune in Wednesdays.

As a religious kid growing up in conservative Texas, Jordan Gonsalves lacked Queer role models. Now, as a journalist, he’s searching for the wisdom and belonging he craved when he was coming of age in “But We Loved,” a new podcast series. Through intimate interviews with LGBTQ+ elders, Jordan is learning about queer history through stories of love and perseverance. Tune in Wednesdays.

Nate Silver and Maria Konnikova are writers who spend a lot of time thinking about risk. In fact, that’s how they met: playing poker, the ultimate game of optimal, risky decision making. They became fast friends, spending countless hours chatting (and sometimes disagreeing) about how the sorts of risks that play out in a game like poker are mirrored in our daily lives. Now, they’re bringing those conversations to “Risky Business with Nate Silver and Maria Konnikovat,” challenging listeners to think more critically, logically and systematically about the world every Thursday. 

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!