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5 podcasts you should listen to this March

If you're all caught up on KPCC’s latest podcast "Repeat," here are some other must-listen recommendations from the KPCC podcast team.

1. Why Won’t You Date Me?

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Matteo Lane

I’ve become obsessed with Nicole Byer’s new podcast. It’s funny, revealing and she has the ability to have her guests be vulnerable and personal in front of a mic. Each episode, Byer brings on a guest to talk about their dating life. It feels like your eavesdropping into a candid conversation — and the show’s theme song is just pure genius. - James Kim

Start with Episode: 03 (Just don’t listen to it with any kids around)

2. Heavyweight

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Gimlet

Sometimes I let podcasts pile up in my feed so that I can binge listen later. I did this with the second season of "Heavyweight," a show produced by Gimlet. "Heavyweight" strikes a chord episode after episode, diving into past romantic relationships, parental conflict and friendships that fade over time. - Misha Euceph

Start with episode: Galit

3. On The Media

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WNYC

You don’t need to work in media to appreciate this long-running show. Each week Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield investigate how media shapes our worldview. I often get distracted by the latest podcast to top the charts, but when I run out of new, I rely on what is great — and "On The Media" always is. As I find myself overwhelmed by the news, "On The Media" helps me make sense of it all. - Arwen Champion Nicks

Start with episode: Back to the Future

Additional reading: The Trouble with Reality

4. Love + Radio

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Nick van der Kolk

The most moved (not necessarily in a good way) I've ever been by a piece of audio was listening to the episode of "Love + Radio," "A Red Dot." I can’t say that I recommend that one, as it is an incredibly difficult interview with a convicted sex offender, but I consider L+R to be the most consistently chills-inducing podcast I have ever heard. If you like the feeling you get from "The Twilight Zone" or "Black Mirror," imagine getting that feeling from true stories. Sound fun? "Love + Radio" is for you. - Arwen Champion Nicks

Start with episode: The Living Room

5. This is Love

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Phoebe Judge

Phoebe Judge, Lauren Spohrer and the team behind "Criminal’s" new podcast, "This is Love," created something so simple and beautiful with a subject that’s been covered to death in podcasting. And I honestly don’t know how they put a fresh spin on the topic. Every episode takes on a different story about love. - The entire On Demand team agrees on this one

Start with episode: LISTEN TO THEM ALL!