It’s a new year so there are plenty of thrilling, exciting and fun new podcasts to listen to. Here are a few to sink your teeth into.
If you’re not familiar with Private Eye Magazine, it’s a British satirical and current affairs news magazine, founded in 1961. Published in London, the magazine has been edited by Ian Hislop since 1986 and is widely recognised for its prominent criticism and lampooning of public figures. Today, Ian and Private Eye magazine venture into the world of audio with Page 94, a podcast hosted by Andrew Hunter Murray.
What happens when a diagnosis changes everything? One afternoon, Helena Merriman walked into a doctor’s surgery and was given a shock diagnosis. In this series, Helena interviews people who, like her, were changed by a diagnosis. The podcast series shines a light on misunderstood conditions, asking how we cope when our bodies and our minds no longer behave as we want them to.
One night at 4 am in 2013, Mozhgan Moarefizadeh and her family slip away from immigration detention in Jakarta. They walk for hours in heavy rain, with no phones and no idea where they are. Mozhgan is 21-years old. In The Wait, Mozhgan and journalist Nicole Curby investigate how Australia has created a new border, inside Indonesia, and ask who’s responsible for its consequences. What does it mean to be caught forever on the run, trapped in a permanent in-between?
Things Fell Apart is a series of strange and unexpected human stories from the history of the culture wars. What are the origins of cancel culture? How did we become such a divisive society? The podcast explores topics like abortion, sex education, gay liberation and school curriculums and discovers the strange and sometimes heartwarming examples of how things came to be.
Disgraceland is a podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. The Thirty-ish minute episodes trace the most insane criminal stories surrounding our most interesting and infamous pop stars. Season 1 of Disgraceland was released on February 13, 2018 and within two days reached number 7 in the Apple Podcasts ‘top podcasts’ chart. It has since been downloaded millions of times in over 150 countries.