Podcasts of the week: culture wars, cops and cooking
Podcasts of the week
In Review

Podcasts of the week: culture wars, cops and cooking

Featuring Jon Ronson’s Things Fell Apart, Bad Cops, The Genius Recipe Tapes and Honey & Co
26 Nov 2021
Podcasts of the week: painting, catfish, and the Land of Nod
Collection of podcast covers
In Review

Podcasts of the week: painting, catfish, and the Land of Nod

Featuring Sweet Bobby, Slow Radio, PleinAir, Sleep With Me and Goodnight, World!
19 Nov 2021
Twin probes launched into deadly crush at Travis Scott concert
Rapper Travis Scott
In Depth

Twin probes launched into deadly crush at Travis Scott concert

Civil lawsuits also under way after festival stampede leaves eight dead
8 Nov 2021
Why Northern Ireland’s health minister is suing Van Morrison over Covid chant
Van Morrison
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why Northern Ireland’s health minister is suing Van Morrison over Covid chant

Robin Swann’s lawyer says defamation proceedings against music legend are ‘at an advanced stage’
8 Nov 2021
Podcasts of the week: from supernatural encounters to the BBC
Images of the three podcasts
In Review

Podcasts of the week: from supernatural encounters to the BBC

Featuring Uncanny, Nolan Investigates: Stonewall and Yours Sincerely with Labour MP Jess Phillips
29 Oct 2021
Hard Rock Hotel Madrid: fine-tuning the art of hospitality
Hard Rock Hotel Madrid entrance
The big trip

Hard Rock Hotel Madrid: fine-tuning the art of hospitality

This is a perfect staging point to explore Spanish capital’s Golden Triangle of Art
20 Oct 2021
Best podcasts: from Alan Alda’s science to Tim Dowling’s dog
Collection of podcasts
In Review

Best podcasts: from Alan Alda’s science to Tim Dowling’s dog

Featuring Science Clear+Vivid, Insult My Intelligence, In Our Time and Why Do I Feel?
15 Oct 2021

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Podcasts of the week: political power and sibling relationships
Collage of podcasts
In Review

Podcasts of the week: political power and sibling relationships

Featuring Power Corrupts, Siblings in Session, Scratching the Surface, Circular with Katie Treggiden and 99% Invisible
1 Oct 2021
Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?
R Kelly
Today’s big question

Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?

Singer found guilty of sexually abusing multiple fans during 30-year career
28 Sep 2021
Universal Music: don’t stop me now…
Lucian Grainge is CEO of Universal Music Group
In Brief

Universal Music: don’t stop me now…

Investors are betting heavily that the ‘boom’ in music streaming ‘still has a long way to go’
24 Sep 2021
Podcasts of the week: divorce, femmes fatales and 007’s lost car
Joan Bennett: the subject of Vanity Fair’s Love is a Crime
In Review

Podcasts of the week: divorce, femmes fatales and 007’s lost car

Featuring Forever is a Long Time, The Breakup Monologues and Love is a Crime
10 Sep 2021
Abba returns: how the Swedish supergroup and their ‘Abba-tars’ are taking a chance on a reunion
Abba on stage
In Brief

Abba returns: how the Swedish supergroup and their ‘Abba-tars’ are taking a chance on a reunion

From next May, digital avatars of the foursome will be performing concerts in east London
10 Sep 2021
Podcasts: Edwardiana, conspiracies and a kidnapping
Stephen Fry’s Edwardian Secrets
In Review

Podcasts: Edwardiana, conspiracies and a kidnapping

Featuring Stephen Fry’s Edwardian Secrets, Finding Q and The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra
3 Sep 2021
Charlie Watts: the five best anecdotes
Charlie Watts
Profile

Charlie Watts: the five best anecdotes

The famously mild-mannered rock star has died aged 80
25 Aug 2021
Bob Dylan v. JC: the sexual assault claim against singer
Bob Dylan
In Brief

Bob Dylan v. JC: the sexual assault claim against singer

The Nobel-winning folk songwriter is accused of abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965
17 Aug 2021
August podcast picks: Wild places, wooden pallets and WCs
Clockwise from left: Ways to Change the World, Get Flushed and Scotland Outdoors
In Review

August podcast picks: Wild places, wooden pallets and WCs

Featuring Scotland Outdoors, The Skewer, The Boring Talks, Get Flushed and Ways to Change the World
6 Aug 2021
July podcast picks: the Olympics, camping and children’s shows
Clockwise from top left: Anything but Footy, Blind Landing and the Natural History Museum’s Wild Crimes
In Review

July podcast picks: the Olympics, camping and children’s shows

Featuring Blind Landing, Fogo: Fear of Going Outside, Fun Kids, Wild Crimes and more
30 Jul 2021
UK music festivals: which events are going ahead?
music festivals
In Brief

UK music festivals: which events are going ahead?

This year’s festival line-up includes Isle of Wight, Creamfields, Reading and Leeds
21 Jul 2021
Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return
British band Radiohead are supporting the #LetTheMusicMove campaign
In Focus

Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return

#LetTheMusicMove campaign is launched by 200 acts to save touring in the EU
23 Jun 2021
Best turntables for post-restrictions party vibes
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo
The wish list

Best turntables for post-restrictions party vibes

Spin your favourite records on these devices which range from £230 to £1,390
22 Jun 2021
Albums of the week: Handel, Billie Marten and Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo
In Review

Albums of the week: Handel, Billie Marten and Olivia Rodrigo

What are the critics saying about Flora Fauna, Sour and Rodelinda?
4 Jun 2021
Podcasts of the week: exploring books, the deep sea and Tom Waits
Graham Norton book club
In Review

Podcasts of the week: exploring books, the deep sea and Tom Waits

Featuring The Graham Norton Book Club, The Deep-Sea Podcast and Rolling Stone Music Now
28 May 2021
Albums of the week
Sons of Kemet - Black to the Future
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Sons of Kemet, Paul Weller, and Les Vents Français
28 May 2021
Albums of the week
St Vincent album
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Squid and St. Vincent
24 May 2021
Eurovision 2021: what are the rules and who’s going to win?
Malta’s Destiny Chukunyere at the semi-final on Tuesday at the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam
In Brief

Eurovision 2021: what are the rules and who’s going to win?

Bookmakers have a clear favourite to claim the title - with the UK as a rank outsider
19 May 2021
Albums of the week
Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis - She Walks in Beauty
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis, The Coral, and Freddie De Tommaso
14 May 2021
Albums of the week
Flyte - This Is Really Going To Hurt
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Flyte, Schubert, and Peggy Seeger
23 Apr 2021
Book of the week: The Double Life of Bob Dylan 
American rock and folk musician Bob Dylan in May 1966
In Review

Book of the week: The Double Life of Bob Dylan 

Clinton Heylin’s 528-page tome – which only takes us as far as 1966 – proves the singer to be a ‘fibber’ 
16 Apr 2021
Albums of the week
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and the LSO - Promises
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and the LSO; Lise Davidsen; and Dry Cleaning
16 Apr 2021
Albums of the week
Ballaké Sissoko - Djourou
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Ballaké Sissoko, Mahler, and For Those I Love
9 Apr 2021
Albums of the week
American singer-songwriter Valerie June  (valeriejune.com)
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Valerie June, Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne, and Lana Del Rey
26 Mar 2021
Albums of the week
The Anchoress The Art of Losing
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from The Anchoress, Clare Hammond, and Arab Strap
19 Mar 2021
Albums of the week
Jane Weaver Flock
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Jane Weaver, Julien Baker, and Elgar
12 Mar 2021
Albums of the week
Ghetts Conflict of Interest
In Review

Albums of the week

New releases from Ghetts, Sinfonia of London, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
5 Mar 2021
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