From particularly good episodes of long-running favourites, to new names that took our airwaves by storm, here’s a roundup of our favourite podcasts of 2017…
Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the LA Times.
Two long-time magazine beauty editors, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, chat about the breakthrough beauty products lining store shelves, and how they came to be. Find out which products beauty editors and insiders really hoard, while hearing the struggles and successes behind the world's buzziest beauty brands.
This new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, is about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.
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A teen in Brussels had an idea – to make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of that idea are mysterious, delightful, surprising, and sad. This seven-part series by journalist Jon Ronson takes you on a journey to places you might not expect.
A weekly pop-culture and news podcast brought to you by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes – the former Co-Hosts of The Sunday Time’s PanDolly Podcast.
This weekly podcast explores the secrets to online success for dreamers, makers and creatives. With practical tips and inspiring stories, Sara Tasker of Me & Orla guides you through the lessons and strategies she used to grow her 250k+ audience and six-figure business online.
Spirits is a boozy weekly podcast about mythology, legends and lore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks.
The popular podcast returned last year for season three. For those unfamiliar: imagine if your dad wrote a dirty book... Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened – but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he reads it to the world with the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1's Alice Levine.
Maya Jama teamed up with Freya lingerie to host this podcast about work, life, sex, and boobs. Featuring different female celebrity guests in each episode, they talk dating disasters, career advice, and breaking up with friends in this eight-part series.
Desert Island Discs – the radio programme-cum-podcast in which a celebrity guest is interviewed and asked which eight tracks they’d take to a desert island with them – has remained ever-popular since it was first broadcast in 1942. Each year has its highlights; for us, the episodes featuring Ed Sheeran and Sheryl Sandberg were two of the best last year.
A weekly podcast in which comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests discuss topics "all 21 century feminists agree on" while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. 2017’s episodes on Weinstein Culture are particularly topical.