Podcasting

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Best podcasts of the week: Where did Covid come from? The BBC goes in search of answers
In this week’s newsletter: From ‘lab leak’ theories to market stalls rumours, former BBC China correspondent John Sudworth investigates in Fever. Plus: five of the best podcasts for fathers

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Charlie Lindlar

08, Jun, 2023 @8:45 AM

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‘Deeply personal and very authentic’: how podcasts took over the world in 20 years
Since the first podcast was released two decades ago this month, the medium has upended pop culture in countless unexpected ways, from revolutionising standup comedy to providing storytelling fuel for drama and documentary

Rachel Aroesti

03, Jun, 2023 @10:55 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Stars spill their secrets to an interviewing icon on The Louis Theroux Podcast
In this week’s newsletter: The legendary documentary-maker meets celebrities from Shania Twain to Craig David in his new show. Plus: five of the best LGBTQ+ history podcasts

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Ella Braidwood

01, Jun, 2023 @8:45 AM

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‘We’re both romantic about what politics can be’: Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart on their double act
To judge by the huge success of their podcast The Rest Is Politics, the UK still has an appetite for political ideas and debate. But how do the Labour stalwart and the Tory maverick really get on?

Rachel Cooke

28, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Trans moshpits, non-binary emo and the power of music for queer lives
In this week’s newsletter: From the contemporary Christian scene to rap battles, Sounds Gay explores what music means to LGBTQ+ people. Plus: five of the best niche podcasts

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Ammar Kalia

25, May, 2023 @8:45 AM

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Desert Island Discs to move to BBC’s for-profit division in bid to make money
BBC Studios to look for overseas commercial opportunities for long-running radio show – and others, and focus on podcasts

Jim Waterson Media editor

23, May, 2023 @5:59 PM

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How watching TV became a lonely pursuit – and podcasts are rushing to fill that void | Fiona Sturges
With working from home and streaming, watercooler moments are few and far between. Enter the exhaustive episode-by-episode pod, says arts writer Fiona Sturges

Fiona Sturges

21, May, 2023 @11:41 AM

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How one woman raised $100,000 for cancer treatment she never needed
Why did Amanda Riley con the blogosphere into paying for her fake illness? Find out in Scamanda. Plus: five of the best podcasts to mend a broken heart

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Charlie Lindlar

18, May, 2023 @8:45 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: How to solve the crisis in modern masculinity, with Rylan
In this week’s newsletter: The singer turned presenter tackles what it means to be a man in his new BBC series. Plus: five of the best award-winning podcasts

Hannah J Davies, Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Nyima Jobe

11, May, 2023 @8:45 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: What really happened when Elon Musk took over Twitter
In this week’s newsletter: Why has the social network been in total chaos since the world’s richest man took control? Flipping the Bird investigates. Plus: five of the best podcasts about planet Earth

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Rachel Aroesti

04, May, 2023 @8:45 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Sex therapist Chantelle Otten is here to save her listeners’ love lives
In this week’s newsletter: From couples keen to bring in a third party to exploring your bi-curiosity, the ‘sexologist’ has it all covered in Sex Therapy. Plus: five of the best podcasts with a purpose

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier and Hollie Richardson

27, Apr, 2023 @8:45 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Inside the ‘death denial’ movement’s quest to find the secret to eternal life
In this week’s newsletter: Journalist Frank Swain investigates those who want to reverse ageing to live forever in Buying Time. Plus: five of the best relaxing podcasts

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier and Rachel Aroesti

20, Apr, 2023 @8:51 AM

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