Podcasts have become all the rage these days. A good podcast can make an hour-long commute, a morning jog, or dinner by yourself infinitely more enjoyable. They serve a wealth of purposes, and with the expanding list of genres, there’s really something for everyone. From gripping audio dramas to hilarious improv comedy, podcasts are proving there’s more ways to unwind than just watching TV.

But sometimes, a podcast taps into something bigger than its format allows. These twelve podcasts were so intriguing they warranted television adaptations.

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