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Rolling Stone releases its first political podcast. A television company expands its podcast lineup with a true-crime story. And a 19-year old CEO launches his second podcast. That’s just some of what is new in podcasting this week. Here’s a look at what’s joining the list of available shows:

Bardstown is a new true-crime series from Tegna’s Vault Studios. The 10-episode podcast dives deep into a string of unsolved murders in and around a rural Kentucky town from 2014-2016. The podcast was produced in partnership with WHAS-TV, which his Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Louisville which originally reported on the cases. Bardstown tells each victim’s story, questions if the murders are linked and investigates why no charges have been filed in any of the five murders. The series is hosted by investigative journalist Jessica Noll and WHAS-TV reporter Shay McAlister.

Trendsetters is a new podcast hosted by Jesse Kay, founder of the critically acclaimed 20 Under 20s podcast and CEO of Vyber Media, a digital consulting agency that helps Fortune 500 brands connect with young people. In this new show the 19-year-old entrepreneur interview people from the tech, politics, journalism, sports fields. “Trendsetters will focus on sharing practical lessons and stories from some of the best minds on the planet to help inspire young men and women to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs,” said Kay. The podcast’s first episode includes an interview with ESPN Insider and NFL Reporter Adam Schefter. Other season one guests include Gary Vaynerchuk, Jack Dorsey, Brandon Steiner, Jesse Itzler.

Useful Idiots is a new political podcast from Rolling Stone magazine. Hosted by senior writer and author Matt Taibbi and journalist Katie Halper, it is the magazine’s first political podcast.

Taibbi says his goal is to be the opposite of the typical cable news channel commentary shows, including featuring debate night drinking games and audience quizzes based on the week’s news. Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is Useful Idiot’s first guest.

Better is a new podcast from Great Place to Work that will include interviews with business leaders. The show is hosted by Christopher Tkaczyk who speaks with companies recognized by Great Place to Work for their workplace culture to get tips, strategy, and advice from executives about how others can make their workplaces better for employees. The first season of Better was recorded during the 2019 Great Place to Work For All Summit in San Francisco. 

The Save Space Podcast is a new biweekly finance podcast series from U.S. Bank. It worked in with TuneIn to create the six-episode podcast that uses conversations with experts, musicians, and entrepreneurs to raise financial literacy. "There are a lot of finance pods out there, but for some people it's hard to figure out where to start. We wanted to create a podcast that features a variety of voices in the podcast space, and not just finance experts," said Charles Raggio, who is executive producer of the show and Head of Branded Content at TuneIn. "We do talk to experts, but we also wanted to provide some context through a cultural lens.” The podcast is hosted by TuneIn’s Kelly Sutton who worked with Hope King of Cheddar News and Josh Modell of The Talkhouse to create the show.

Sweatlife is a new podcast from the athleisure clothing brand Lululemon and Makers, the Verizon Media subsidiary that is focused on women-centric storytelling. The podcast will be feature interviews with athletes and activists about physical and mental well-being.