Some people might dread a 40-minute commute, but you know better: It’s the perfect length to get lost in a killer podcast (while blocking out that loud talker next to you). And while we’ve always got a few of our favorites on standby, we’re more than happy to expand our auditory horizons. Here are six new ’casts to stream in the coming year.

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“More Perfect”

If you geek out over all things legal, check out this spin-off series from WNYC Studios mainstay Radiolab: It delves into the Supreme Court's colorful (and often surprising) history, as told through landmark cases. New episodes are expected to roll out this spring. Listen now

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“Bad with Money”

If you’re looking for straightforward financial advice, this isn’t it. Instead, comedian Gaby Dunn taps into the money anxiety we all have by chatting with friends and creative types about how their childhoods and career choices shaped their relationship with money. (Spoiler alert: Everyone has money issues.) Listen now

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“Sooo Many White Guys”

Can’t get enough "2 Dope Queens"? Tune in to Phoebe Robinson’s solo podcast, in which she interviews folks like Constance Wu, Roxane Gay and Ilana Glazer. (You’ll notice a theme—none of them are white guys.) It’s insightful, inspiring and, unsurprisingly, hilarious. Listen now

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“You Must Remember This”

Most celebrity coverage in 2017 might take the form of best-dressed lists and baby bump speculations, but what about the Hollywood gossip of yore? Karina Longworth’s fascinating series, which just kicked off a new season, uncovers the secrets and feuds from an era long before Us Weekly. Listen now

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In the Dark

“In the Dark”

True-crime devotees, this one’s for you: It follows the very sad tale of a child abduction that happened 27 years ago, the investigation that followed and the unexpected ripples it continues to cause decades later. Listen now

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Serial

Forthcoming “Serial” Spin-off

You’ll have to wait until summer for the third season of “Serial,” but we might be even more excited about the spin-off arriving in (hopefully) March: Sarah Koenig and Co. are still keeping most of the details under wraps, but the story involves a town, a murder investigation and “a hunt for hidden treasure.” Can. Not. Wait. Coming in spring 2017 

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