Podcast

FOUND

Have you ever found a note on the ground, maybe meant for someone else? Help Davy Rothbart solve these mysteries on the FOUND Podcast, where we explore personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes --with the power of humor and music. You can see these notes, and more, on the FOUND App on iOS, and help us solve the mysteries behind them as part of a global community art project. New full episodes every other Wednesday, with updates i...more

Episodes

  • Introducing Launch

    Jan 23 2018

    Three out of five people dream of writing a book. Few follow through. What does it take to make that dream into a reality? In this special preview we hear as John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) takes his dream and turns it into a reality. Will it be successful? You’ll find out when we do. Subscribe to Launch today: www.wondery.fm/launch

  • Life of a G-Man (Pt. II) (S2E16)

    Nov 08 2017

    Special agent Elmer L. Jacobsen’s files were found in an Indiana dumpster some 60 years after they were written. With the help of retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente, we piece together Elmer’s incredible story.Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundpThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/FoundWe'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Facebook.com/FOUNDPodc...more

  • Life of a G-Man (Pt. I) (S2E15)

    Oct 25 2017

    Three boxes of files found in an Indiana dumpster tell the riveting story of special agent Elmer L. Jacobsen, from his start as an overeager file clerk to a bonafide FBI agent.Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundpThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/FoundWe'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Facebook.com/FOUNDPodcast, and please complete a quick surv...more

  • Crystal Lake with Chris Gethard (S2E14)

    Oct 11 2017

    Comedian Chris Gethard of the podcast Beautiful / Anonymous joins Davy to talk with the elusive author of a fiery, found letter of resignation from a NJ water park.Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundpThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/FoundWe'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Facebook.com/FOUNDPodcast, and please complete a quick survey at www.wo...more

  • Missed Connections: LIVE! (S2E13)

    Sep 27 2017

    Davy and Christina are joined live on stage by comedian Jason Mantzoukas to explore the world of missed connections, from the heartbreaking to the unbelievable.Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundpThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/FoundWe'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Facebook.com/FOUNDPodcast, and please complete a quick survey at www.wonder...more

  • Back to School (S2E12)

    Sep 13 2017

    Hamilton” cast member J. Quinton Johnson sifts through finds from college campuses across the country, and Davy goes on a trip to Temple University to hear students’ one-of-a-kind found stories.Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundpThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/FoundWe'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Facebook.com/FOUNDPodcast, and please com...more

  • Introducing Tides of History

    Aug 16 2017

    Davy is joined by PhD historian Patrick Wyman, host of Tides of History, to talk finds from the past, popstars, and recording with the AC off. Plus, a preview of Tides of History. Never miss an episode of Tides of history, subscribe today: https://smarturl.it/TOH

  • Psychic Adventures with Madame Victoria (S2E11)

    Aug 02 2017

    Actress and comedian Lauren Lapkus tells the story of the psychic that made her a believer. Plus, Davy and Christina put their skepticism to the test.Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundpThank you to our sponsors:Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/FoundWe'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Facebook.com/FOUNDPodcast, and please complete a quick survey at www.wondery.com/surv...more

  • Finding Your Tribe (S2E10)

    Jul 19 2017

    New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz finds his tribe of puzzle people, and author Annabelle Gurwitch dissects the social hierarchy of a retirement home. Plus, some friendly Midwestern bears.Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundpThank you to our sponsors:Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/FoundZip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/Fou...more

  • Broken Brain (S2E9)

    Jul 05 2017

    Post Secret's Frank Warren on all the ways fatherhood has transformed his life, and the story behind a wild voicemail left by a worried father.Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundpThank you to our sponsors:Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/FoundZip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/FoundWe'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUN...more

  • Please Advise (S2E8)

    Jun 21 2017

    Heather Havrilesky of NY Magazine’s “Ask Polly”digs into found notes and dishes advice. Plus, the improbable story of a teenage phone psychic. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/Found We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOU...more

  • That’s What a Samurai Does (S2E7)

    Jun 07 2017

    Writer and activist Lindy West breaks up with comedy, and Davy’s adopted grandma on the moment that changed her life forever. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/Found We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Face...more

  • Every Day I'm Hustlin’ (S2E6)

    May 24 2017

    The Sklar Brothers share stories of being broke, but making it work. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/Found We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast or Facebook.com/FOUNDPodcast, and please complete a quick survey...more

  • Pain is Love (S2E5)

    May 10 2017

    Mortified’s David Nadelberg helps Davy revisit his cringe-worthy teen journal, and a found book of raps inspires an entire fan club. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: www.smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/Found We'd like to hear from you. Find us on Twitter @FOUNDPodcast ...more

  • After Dark with Kristen Schaal (S2E4)

    Apr 26 2017

    We look at our favorite risqué finds - both heartbreaking and hilarious - with special guest Kristen Schaal (The Last Man On Earth, Bob’s Burgers). Send the kids outside for this episode, because it contains some very adult language and themes. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how...more

  • BONUS: Introducing I Hate My Boss

    Apr 17 2017

    Today, we're introducing I Hate My Boss. Workplace Drama. Comedic Relief. Hosts Liz Dolan and Larry Seal will help you make the big decisions, navigate the small stuff and get more fulfillment from your work life. Plus, every other episode will feature a comedy segment based at the fictional ad agency Penn & Pencil which will help you better prepare for and laugh at the characters you'll deal with in your everyday life. Subscribe today at smarturl.it/IHMB

  • To My Darling Etta Mae (S2E3)

    Apr 12 2017

    An abandoned photo album found on a Brooklyn street pulls New York Times reporter Annie Correal into a decades-spanning mystery. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/Found Harry's - Get a free trial of a high quality razor here: www.harrys....more

  • Live from SXSW: I Can't Be Your Friend Anymore (S2E2)

    Mar 29 2017

    Special guests Sam Richardson (Veep, Detroiters) and David Litt (former speechwriter for Obama, Funny Or Die) join us to talk politics - and all the ways they can interfere with our relationships. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/Found ...more

  • Live from SXSW: Don’t Mess With Texas (S2E1)

    Mar 22 2017

    Live from SXSW in Austin, Texas, we explore the Lone Star State through local finds with comedian Jenny Yang. Subscribe to FOUND so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Zip Recruiter - Post your resume for free and learn how to hire smarter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/Found Harry's - Get a free trial of a high quality razor here: www.harrys.com/Found We'd lik...more

  • Valentine's Day (S1E15)

    Feb 08 2017

    In this special Valentine's Day episode of FOUND, co-host Christina Anthony revisits your favorite finds about love from season one. Beginning with a charming sixth grade love note, she takes us on a journey of the universal search for romance of all kinds: some fanciful, some daring, and always entertaining. Never miss an episode of FOUND by subscribing here: smarturl.it/foundp Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapr...more

  • Top 10 Favorite Finds Part 2 (S1E14)

    Jan 25 2017

    In Part 2 of Favorite Finds, guest host Christina Anthony reveals your top five choices from the first season of FOUND. Join us as we countdown to number one! Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to hundreds of magazines here: www.texture.com/Found Talkspace - Take $30 off your first month when you visit them here: www.talkspace.com/Found We'd like to he...more

  • Top 10 Favorite Finds Part 1 (S1E13)

    Jan 19 2017

    As we get ready for season two, popular guest host Christina Anthony reveals your top 10 favorite finds from season one. On this Part 1, we count down the first five. Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to hundreds of magazines here: www.texture.com/Found Talkspace - Take $30 off your first month when you visit them here: www.talkspace.com/Found We'd lik...more

  • The Gift Of Listening: A Holiday Special

    Dec 20 2016

    Why do we listen? If you ever wondered why you're so drawn to podcasts, this Holiday Special is just for you. FOUND host Davy Rothbart is joined by the hosts of 15 other podcasts to talk about the gift and the power of listening. The world needs a lot more of it, that's for sure. Be the first to get the next Gift: Smarturl.it/giftoflistening In the New Year, resolve to listen with a special offer from our sponsor: Audible.com/Wondery Subscribe to all the Wondery shows today: A Storm of Spoi...more

  • Spiders and Trains (S1E12)

    Dec 14 2016

    A captivating found note sends Davy and his dad on a madcap journey across the Midwest -- interviewing strangers on a train and learning more about each other in the process. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Texture - Get a 14-day free trial with access to hun...more

  • Sh*t That Has To Be Done: To-Do Part 2 (S1E11)

    Nov 30 2016

    Davy sets out on a quest to accomplish the items on a stranger's to-do list, including "swordfight" and "play drums on an airplane"! With Special Guest Jason Mantzoukas of How Did This Get Made?, The League and Brooklyn 9-9. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Au...more

  • Found in Times Square (S1E10.5)

    Nov 23 2016

    Davy comes to you live and direct from backstage at Found the Musical at the Philadelphia Theatre Company! With special guest Patrick Hinds of Theater People Podcast, who shares a theatrical find. Buy tickets to the Found Musical here: http://bit.ly/2eoFN6g Check out the finds from this episode: http://bit.ly/2azdfRz Find Patrick Hind's Theatre People podcast here: http://www.theaterppl.com/portfolio/ Listen to Wait Wait Don't Kill Me, a musical comedy inspired by Serial, on Secrets, Crime...more

  • Susan Orlean’s List: To-Do Part 1 (S1E10)

    Nov 16 2016

    Davy sits down with special guest Susan Orlean (The New Yorker, Crybabies) to take a peek into the lives of strangers through their to-do lists. What is a to-do list? Is it just a list of routine tasks, or could it be as deep and intimate as a conversation with yourself? Featuring tons of found to-do lists, with tasks ranging from “Hook up with Jen” to “Join the church” to “Hide guns”! Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and pos...more

  • Forbidden Love: LIVE! (S1E9)

    Nov 03 2016

    Special guests Starlee Kine of Mystery Show and Rico Gagliano & Brendan Newnam of The Dinner Party Download join Davy for a very special live episode! Featuring finds about real-life stories of forbidden love — love that defies the rules at school and the office, and even takes on societal conventions. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals ...more

  • I Want Your Skull: The Halloween Episode (S1E8)

    Oct 19 2016

    This week: a special Halloween episode of FOUND about the relics of our past lives! Join us as Davy investigates a spooky handwritten contract about a skull. Guests are comedian Colin Quinn & Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, the hosts of TLC's Kindred Spirits. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here:...more

  • Found Stories (S1E7)

    Oct 05 2016

    This week, four stories about the magic of “finding”. Listen and hear how finding something — a photograph, a cigarette, even a teddy bear — can change your day or even your life. Kyle Kinane (Comedy Central, Netflix’s Love) is a guest. Plus, Davy brings on some friends to reveal the cast of the new FOUND Musical! Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - G...more

  • Rent-a-Friend (S1E6)

    Sep 21 2016

    Imagine having a friend who's always ready to talk, whenever you need him. This week, Davy explores an incredible found video called “Rent-a-Friend” and the strange nature of friendship on-demand. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Audible.com - Get a free 30-day...more

  • BONUS: Introducing Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape

    Sep 20 2016

    Today, we bring you a special preview of Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape, a new audio drama podcast told week after week. Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape will feature stories about crime, mystery, love, conspiracy… Some will be dramas; some will be comedies. All of them will bring you an immersive audio experience, where instead of watching the action you can picture yourself in the middle of it. Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape is brought to you by Wondery, the podcast network that brings you FOUND. Sub...more

  • Used to Play for the Bulls: Athletes and Activism (S1E5)

    Sep 07 2016

    Davy follows up on a found phone message between two NBA players... and discovers the story of a man who stood up for his beliefs, even when it threatened his job security. Hear the backstory of Craig Hodges, who was the Colin Kaepernick of his time. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: w...more

  • I Want My Face Back: Transformations (S1E4)

    Aug 24 2016

    A find about transformation kicks off stories of two inspiring people who push past the limits of their physical selves. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Audible.com - Get a free 30-day membership and a free book when you visit them here: www.audible.com/found ...more

  • Found Baby (S1E3)

    Aug 10 2016

    It’s easy to get tunnel vision and be oblivious to your surroundings on the subway. Davy talks to a man who actually kept his eyes open while on a subway trip, and made an amazing, life-changing find. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you visit them here: www.blueapron.com/Found Audible.com - Get a free 3...more

  • Looking For Love (S1E2)

    Jul 27 2016

    On this episode about looking for love, Davy discovers some of the crazy things that can happen when you put out a flyer, in public, searching for a girlfriend. Nick Nolte (A Walk in the Woods, Affliction) and David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr. Show) are guests. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you vis...more

  • Asian Oprah: The Grand Dream (S1E1)

    Jul 13 2016

    On this episode about the lives we dream about and the lives we end up living, Davy searches for the author of a found letter — a guy from Chicago who wants to become the "Asian Oprah" and change the face of entertainment. BD Wong (Gotham, Jurassic Park) is a guest. Thank you to our sponsors: Stamps.com - Get a free trial membership and $110 towards a shipping scale and postage when you visit them here: www.stamps.com/radio/Found Blue Apron - Get 3 meals free on your first order when you vis...more

  • Introducing the FOUND podcast series

    Jun 26 2016

    FOUND is a new podcast series by bestselling author and This American Life contributor Davy Rothbart. Help us solve mysteries behind lost and found notes by downloading FOUND The App on iOS, liking /FOUNDPodcast on Facebook and subscribing to this podcast. Premieres Wednesday July 13th.