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A weekly Arts, Culture and Music podcast featuring Wendy Morrill and Kevin May
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"The story of David Koresh: the prophet whose cult in Waco, Texas preached an apocalypse — and the 30 Britons taken in by his message.”End Of Days tells the story of the British victims of the deadly standoff between the US government and David
"Sodajerker is a songwriting team from Liverpool, founded by Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor. The podcast Sodajerker On Songwriting features interviews with the world’s most successful songwriters."A "soda jerk" isn't normally associated with s
“MetaPod unpacks the web’s most interesting podcasts and the stories behind them.”“We made it!” – well, just about. After 36 shows featuring the finest podcasters in all the land, we decided to not take a breather to celebrate our first year, b
“An entertaining look at some of the big issues in history by examining public apologies of the famous and infamous. Apologies Accepted looks at politicians, serial killers, actors, and you!” Apologies Accepted is a place to examine and debate
“The story of Daniel Morgan’s killing moves from back streets of London, through the highest echelons of Scotland Yard, to the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s best selling newspapers, to the doors of Number Ten Downing Street. If you haven’t heard
“Almost a perfect crime. The hacking ring and an attempt to steal a billion dollars. Investigators blame North Korea. Pyongyang denies involvement. The story begins in Hollywood.”The Lazarus Heist is a BBC World Service podcast examining cyberc
“Your weekly infusion of plant-based nutrition, lifestyle habits and mindset to live your best life possible!“How many of your lifestyle habits are optimised for good health and wellness? Your sleep? Your physical activity? What you eat? All of
“In 1996 French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier is found dead near her holiday home. There are no witnesses and no known motive. The police suspect one man in this community but they can’t make a charge stick and he refuses to leave, li
“A podcast documentary about Cheltenham, the home of British spying, and the cracks of lying and deception that run through this seemingly perfect Cotswolds town.”The Town That Knew Too Much shines a light on the English town of Cheltenham and
“Seeing how it all started and seeing where I am now, one of the things that’s so different than before is that now it’s fancy.”If you had an iPod in 2006 and synced podcasts from iTunes, you might have seen Elsie’s Yoga Class. The class was on
“How did an American family end up in the heart of the ISIS caliphate?”Samantha Elhassani (nee Sally) insists, “I’m not a bad person — I’m not a monster”.Yet she lived in the ISIS caliphate. Her ten-year-old son could make a suicide belt and be
“Standup comedian, writer, and candlehead Selena Coppock talks with guests about their individual candle journeys, including candle stories, favorite scents and #wickpics.“Who doesn’t like a candle burning away on their desk, on the kitchen tab
“Unexplainable is a science show about everything we don’t know, looking at the most fascinating unanswered questions in science and the mind-bending ways scientists are trying to answer them.”Dark Energy – what the heck is it? And what about U
“Permanent Record Podcast is a look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres.”Think back to your favourite bands, songs and albums before the Internet – the songs you recorded off the radio or the albums that your friend let you
“In the early days, it really was this group of geeks and hardcore people that wanted to create media and hardcore audiences that wanted to listen to it.”How do you go from a career in the military to one in podcasting? Just ask Todd Cochrane,
“Smart Enough To Know Better is a podcast of science, comedy and ignorance.”It’s a unique skill to be able to apply humour to science – and get it to work.Greg Wah and Dan Beeston have been doing this for over 10 years with Smart Enough To Know
“When Matthew MaGill died alone in the woods on the Florida-Georgia border, he left behind a box filled with the artifacts of an incredible life. A series of coincidences leads reporter Eric Mennel to the box, sending him on a five-year search
“Nina Gilden Seavey was twelve in May 1970, when an Air Force building in St. Louis burned to the ground. Her dad represented a young man arrested in connection with the fire: Howard Mechanic. Facing serious federal time, Howard fled and became
The Apology Line podcast tells the unsettling stories of a secular confessional telephone line.The Apology Line project invited the public to call a telephone line and leave anonymous apologies for wrongdoings on an answering machine. The proje
Twenty Thousand Hertz tells “the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds.”Are you conscious of sound – especially sounds that you hear all the time?“Our brains are very good at filtering out – especially things we he
Decoder Ring “takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.”The mullet isn’t just a peculiar haircut from the 1980s, (strangely) loved by hipsters in the 2020s – it
“On a long weekend in the summer of 2002, Lisa Marie Young went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday. That night Lisa got into a red Jaguar with a young man from a prominent local family and was never seen again.”A mysterious and hardly straigh
How do songs and albums achieve success on the charts and become lasting memories, for better or worse, in popular culture? Chris Molanphy, a pop-chart analyst, looks at both culture and commerce to arrive at answers.The answers, along with ple
Imagine years of academic research distilled down to a 45-minute conversation. The conversation is easy to understand and offers new ways to look at things. It’s unimposing, yet applicable to your own life. It’s also calming to listen to. That
Danny Robins doesn’t believe in ghosts, however, he thinks that we need them.The Battersea Poltergeist is the story of a haunting in south London that started in 1956. At the centre of the decades-long drama is the Hitchings family, its teenage
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