Podcasting

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Best podcasts of the week: The adult actress who became the unwitting face of a thousand catfishing scams
In this week’s newsletter: Janessa Brazil’s pictures were used to entrap victims, costing them millions – find out how in Love, Janessa. Plus: five of the best podcasts for film fans

Alexi Duggins, Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier and Ann Lee

26, Jan, 2023 @9:46 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: The sinister theories behind the ‘Havana syndrome’ phenomenon
In this week’s newsletter: American officials have for years been struck by a mystery illness on diplomatic visits. One journalist investigates why in The Sound. Plus: five of the best anthology podcasts

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Ammar Kalia

19, Jan, 2023 @9:48 AM

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Jon Richardson: ‘My personal decline is much funnier than that of the country’
The comedian on supermarket petrol stations, working with his wife Lucy Beaumont and the comedy heroes he fell in love with in the 90s

Interview by Liam Pape

16, Jan, 2023 @9:13 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Inside the rapid rise and fall of a ‘Squid Game’ crypto scam
In this week’s newsletter: Investors threw millions at a coin themed on the Netflix hit – that never appeared. Find out how in The Squid Scam. Plus: five of the best podcasts about celebrity scandals

Alexi Duggins and Hannah Verdier

12, Jan, 2023 @9:45 AM

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Blaccine: First Dose review – Black voices speak out about the pandemic
Three monologues, told from a Black British perspective, tackle subjects ranging from distrust of the medical system to the gentrification of Brixton

Arifa Akbar

10, Jan, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Best podcasts of the week: What really happened to Shamima Begum – in her own words
In this week’s newsletter: The British-born woman left London to join the Islamic State at just 15 – but is there more to the story? Plus: five of the best podcasts about music icons

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Phil Harrison

05, Jan, 2023 @9:45 AM

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Lisa Simpson and meh!: meet the woman who brings the character to life
Yeardley Smith has been the unmistakable voice of Lisa Simpson for almost 750 episodes. But she also finds time to host a hit true crime podcast with her husband ‘Detective Dan’

Rich Pelley

01, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: The rise and fall of the Silicon Valley brand that made antidepressants ‘cool’
In this week’s newsletter: Cerebral raised millions from investors, but ended under investigation. How did it go wrong? Plus: five podcasts to help you understand British politics

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson and Charlie Lindlar

29, Dec, 2022 @9:47 AM

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Are you bored yet? The most exciting radio and podcasts to keep you entertained
From a musical time machine to true crime and a refreshing twist on current affairs, make some noise over the holidays

Ammar Kalia

27, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: How Danielle Miller went from socialite to swindler
In this week’s newsletter: The new season of Queen of the Con tells the wild story of how the New York ‘rich girl’ stole $1m from the US government. Plus: five of the best documentary podcasts

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier and Hollie Richardson

22, Dec, 2022 @9:45 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Is a four-day week the secret to a better work-life balance?
In this week’s newsletter: Working It from the Financial Times investigates how four businesses are trialling the perhaps revolutionary shorter work week. Plus: five podcasts to lift your spirits

Hannah J Davies, Hollie Richardson, Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier and Ann Lee

15, Dec, 2022 @9:46 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Nelson Mandela on prison and politics in his own, never-before-heard words
In this week’s newsletter: Over the course of 60 hours of interviews from 1993, the revolutionary leader opens up in Mandela: The Lost Tapes. Plus: five of the best podcasts with massive archives

Alexi Duggins, Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier and Charlie Lindlar

08, Dec, 2022 @9:45 AM

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