Podcast reviews

The Overview podcast: why are more books being banned?
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Podcast

The Overview podcast: why are more books being banned?

Hundreds of titles are disappearing from library shelves and syllabuses as the US culture wars escalate
23 Feb 2022
The Overview podcast: Why have MMR vaccination rates dropped?
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Podcast

The Overview podcast: Why have MMR vaccination rates dropped?

Experts explore why fewer people are getting inoculated against some of the world's most infectious diseases
16 Feb 2022
How Joe Rogan became the world’s most famous podcaster
The Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify 
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How Joe Rogan became the world’s most famous podcaster

Spotify’s biggest star has courted plenty of controversy – and attracted millions of listeners
9 Feb 2022
The best podcasts of 2021
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The best podcasts of 2021

The Week’s pick of must-listen shows
29 Dec 2021
Investments Unwrapped: Watches that stand the test of time
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Investments Unwrapped: Watches that stand the test of time

Olly Mann talks to Silas Walton, founder of luxury marketplace A Collected Man, about investing in watches
7 Dec 2021
The 17 best true crime podcasts
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In Depth

The 17 best true crime podcasts

From unsolved murders to missing people, these shows will have listeners falling off the edge of their seats
6 Dec 2021
Investments Unwrapped: The classic car market
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Investments Unwrapped: The classic car market

Olly Mann talks to Ashley Winston about the cars that might put you on the road to riches
23 Nov 2021

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Investments Unwrapped: A buyer’s guide to furniture
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Investments Unwrapped: A buyer’s guide to furniture

Olly Mann talks to antique furniture expert James Kaye about how to end up sitting on a nest egg
9 Nov 2021
Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?
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Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?

Olly Mann talks to world-leading antiquarian book dealer Pom Harrington about rare and valuable books
12 Oct 2021
‘Putting inmates to work should be done not to humiliate but rehabilitate’
A prisoner works at The Clink restaurant inside HMP Brixton, south London
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‘Putting inmates to work should be done not to humiliate but rehabilitate’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
6 Oct 2021
Podcasts: food, the Theranos trial, and 9/11 
Elizabeth Holmes: on trial for fraud
In Review

Podcasts: food, the Theranos trial, and 9/11 

Featuring Kitchens, The Dropout, and 9/12
24 Sep 2021
Podcasts: Lena Dunham and a ‘megachurch’ scandal
Lena Dunham: back with the ‘compelling’ The C-Word
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Podcasts: Lena Dunham and a ‘megachurch’ scandal

Featuring The C-Word, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Drilled, and The Tip Off
20 Aug 2021
Podcasts of the week: five of the best recent releases
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In Review

Podcasts of the week: five of the best recent releases

Featuring Deepcut, Death at the Wing, Dear Me, Teach Me a Lesson and Sound Heap
24 Jun 2021
Podcasts: on crime and punishment
The Lazarus Heist
In Review

Podcasts: on crime and punishment

Featuring Life Jolt, Prison Bag, Prison Break and The Lazarus Heist
14 May 2021
Podcasts: middle age, sport and criminal minds
Lindsey Hilsum: a “total blast” on The Shift podcast
In Review

Podcasts: middle age, sport and criminal minds

Featuring The Shift, Letters From A Killer, Tailenders and more
7 May 2021
Podcasts: sleep, fraud and lexophilia
Cassell’s Book of Birds
In Review

Podcasts: sleep, fraud and lexophilia

Featuring The Sink: A Sleep Aid, Boring Books for Bedtime, The Improvement Association and more
30 Apr 2021
Podcasts: exploring work strife and faked deaths
Alice Fiennes and Poppy Damon: exploring pseudocide
In Review

Podcasts: exploring work strife and faked deaths

Featuring Pseudocide, How’s Work?, and The Rob Auton Daily Podcast
23 Apr 2021
Podcasts: spies, grief and rock ‘n’ roll 
Spy Affair’s Maria Butina: a tale of ‘sex, lies and guns’
In Review

Podcasts: spies, grief and rock ‘n’ roll 

Featuring Spy Affair, Griefcast, Criminal, and Laura Barton’s Notes on Music
16 Apr 2021
Podcasts: Private Eye, cinema, and being human 
I Was There Too: celebrating the bit-part stars of films like Speed
In Review

Podcasts: Private Eye, cinema, and being human 

Featuring I Was There Too, Page 94, The Rewatchables, and Boot Camp for the Brain
9 Apr 2021
Podcasts: painful mistakes and extraordinary people 
Gerald Ratner: a true Cautionary Tale
In Review

Podcasts: painful mistakes and extraordinary people 

Featuring Cautionary Tales, Philosophy Bites, and Call Me Mother
26 Mar 2021
Podcasts: armchair travel, science and royal scandal
The Rest is History podcast examines the history of royal scandal
In Review

Podcasts: armchair travel, science and royal scandal

Featuring The Rest Is History, Kerning Cultures, and The Big Fib
19 Mar 2021
Podcasts: jailed fishermen, and royal sagas
Freshwater: a ‘fascinating’ look at the case of the Freshwater Five
In Review

Podcasts: jailed fishermen, and royal sagas

Featuring Freshwater, Radio Garden, and Pod Save the Queen
12 Mar 2021
Podcasts: Obama, the Boss, Bellingcat and fashion
Obama and Springsteen: ‘homespun wisdom’ in Renegades
In Review

Podcasts: Obama, the Boss, Bellingcat and fashion

Featuring Renegades: Born in the USA, The Bellingcat Podcast, and Wardrobe Crisis
5 Mar 2021
Podcasts: from healthy eating to oiled beefcakes
Welcome to Your Fantasy: the dark story of the Chippendales (Getty Images)
In Review

Podcasts: from healthy eating to oiled beefcakes

Featuring Welcome to Your Fantasy, The Food Medic, and The Bias Diagnosis
26 Feb 2021
Podcasts: ‘invisible flatmates’ in isolated times
Jools and Jim Joyride podcast
In Review

Podcasts: ‘invisible flatmates’ in isolated times

Featuring Jools and Jim’s Joyride, Literary Friction, and Sideways
19 Feb 2021
Podcasts: on the young, and the not so young
FKA twigs: the singer talks about domestic abuse on Grounded
In Review

Podcasts: on the young, and the not so young

Featuring Grounded, You Don’t Know Me, The Mid-Point, Ologies, and The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
12 Feb 2021
Podcasts: the chilling, the scary and the fearful
‘Remarkable’: The Apology Line’s Marissa and Allan Bridge
In Review

Podcasts: the chilling, the scary and the fearful

Featuring The Apology Line, The Battersea Poltergeist, 10 Things That Scare Me
5 Feb 2021
Podcasts: missing people, identity and nuclear war
The Atomic Hobo podcast investigates the ‘eeriness and terror of nukes’
In Review

Podcasts: missing people, identity and nuclear war

Featuring The Missing, My Albion, and Atomic Hobo
29 Jan 2021
Podcasts: actors, famous siblings and conmen 
Relatively’s host Catherine Carr with her sister
In Review

Podcasts: actors, famous siblings and conmen 

Featuring Relatively, Bunk Bed, and The Shrink Next Door
22 Jan 2021
Podcasts: pop culture, food, and Harry and Meghan
Home Cooking podcast hosts Hrishikesh Hirway and Samin Nosrat
In Review

Podcasts: pop culture, food, and Harry and Meghan

Featuring Home Cooking, Millennial Love, The Breakup Monologues, and Archewell Audio
15 Jan 2021
Chanel Connects: Paris brand launches new podcast series
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Chanel Connects: Paris brand launches new podcast series

Tilda Swinton, Edward Enniful and Nicholas Cullinan feature on the first episode
15 Jan 2021
Podcasts of the Week: horror, hip-hop and lockdown parenting
Louder than a Riot’s Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden
In Review

Podcasts of the Week: horror, hip-hop and lockdown parenting

Featuring Louder Than a Riot, The Lovecraft Investigations, and On the Marie Curie Couch
4 Dec 2020
Podcasts of the Week: creeps, spooks and uplifting tales
Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell in 1984: a ‘gripping’ story
In Review

Podcasts of the Week: creeps, spooks and uplifting tales

Featuring Hunting Ghislaine, The Piper, High Strangeness, Tracks, and Days Like These
27 Nov 2020
Podcasts: White Helmets, good science and great bands
The late James Le Mesurier, whose story is told in Mayday
In Brief

Podcasts: White Helmets, good science and great bands

Featured podcasts include Intrigue: Mayday, The Messenger, Tumble, and Transmissions: The Definitive Story
20 Nov 2020
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