Ahead of the Oscars on 10th February, catch up on all the discussion regarding this year’s nominees. Created and hosted by Scott Feinberg – a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter – the show features in-depth interviews with some of the most interesting and accomplished people in show business. Highlights include episodes with Elton John discussing the success of his autobiographical film Rocketman and Florence Pugh chatting all things Little Women.
If you like to hear about current affairs, but in bitesize chunks, this is the place to head. Tackling one big question about one big story from the news – think coronavirus, the Labour leadership race and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop series – co-presenters Tina Daheley and Matthew Price search for answers that will change the way we see the world.
Last week’s Holocaust Memorial Day was a pertinent reminder of what history can teach us about the present, and warn us about the future. Here, historian Dan Snow interviews a range of guests on a variety of specialist topics. Our favourite episodes include a recent interview with Sam Mendes about the importance of his film 1917 and with historical biographer Hugo Vickers about history vs. myth in Netflix’s The Crown.
Honey & Co: The Food Talks
Recorded at the restaurant’s food store Honey & Spice in front of a small crowd, Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer invite guests from all corners of the food world for something to eat. Over a delicious meal and glass of wine, they swap stories about their culinary adventures. The new series entitled Who Run The World? focuses on female chefs and writers, with guests including Andi Oliver and Claudia Roden.
All aspiring or experienced dinner party hosts should tune in to hear Laura Jackson chat food, travel and interiors, while her guests do the hosting. Whether it’s discussing their favourite dinner party dishes or best-kept kitchen secrets, Laura’s guests take her all over – from coffee shops to top hotels – to spill the beans. One for Table Manners fans, Jessie Ware is Laura’s first guest.
How Did We Get Here?
Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron identify struggles faced by real-life parents and family members by inviting them in and hearing their story, in a one-time unscripted session with a real person. As Claudia listens, Tanya begins to unlock the underlying issues before offering up possible solutions. With topics ranging from parental estrangement and gender identity to domestic violence and raising disabled children, the show is both deeply compassionate and highly insightful.
Don’t know much about art, just that you ‘like what you like’? Tune in to hear actor Russell Tovey (The History Boys, The Lady In The Van, The Night Manager) and gallerist Robert Diament interview leading artists, curators and some of their friends from the worlds of acting, music and journalism as they explore the magic of art. Regular listeners should also follow the official Instagram @TalkArt for images of the artworks discussed in each episode.
The Catch And Kill
Anyone who followed the explosion of the #MeToo movement will be aware of the pivotal role of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow in the downfall of Harvey Weinstein. For those who haven’t read his book on the subject, now’s your chance to follow the investigation from start to finish, as Ronan leads listeners through a complex web of sources, whistle-blowers and undercover operatives as he attempts to infiltrate a system designed to protect powerful men.
The Happiness Lab
You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations will make you happier but, here, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos explains why you’re wrong, using the latest scientific research and personal stories. Having changed the lives of thousands of people through her ‘Psychology and the Good Life’ class, she could well change yours, too.
The News Quiz
The latest series of this much-beloved comedy quiz show is back, and now hosted by stand-up comedian Nish Kumar. Debating and satirising the week’s hottest news, panellists battle it out to be crowned champion of the night – with several laughs along the way. Great for fans of Have I Got News For You.
The Thing About Pam
Two days after Christmas in 2011, Russ Faria returned home to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder, despite insisting he had nothing to do with her death. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. This original series from Keith Morrison and Dateline is full of surprises.