7 Deadly Sins
The second series of this podcast from master orator Stephen Fry focuses on each of the Seven Sins in an attempt to better analyse and understand them. Researched, written and read by one of Britain’s most beloved actors, the new series follows a hugely successful first outing, which looked in detail at the mind-blowing stories behind some of history’s biggest inventions. Great for those looking for a bit of intellectual stimulation.
Five years ago, the idea that Donald Trump would even be the US President – let alone on his way to winning a second term – seemed far-fetched. Join BBC journalists Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel for all the latest gossip from the campaign trail as the world gears up for the 2020 US presidential election race.
If you love hearing about everything new in TV and film, this is a must-listen. Go behind the scenes in the world of entertainment with Sky reporters Katie, Claire and Stevie for some of the best showbiz interviews, TV recommendations and thoughts on the latest movie releases. We loved their in-depth dissection of this year’s Oscars, as well as frothier takes on Paris Hilton’s new YouTube cooking show (yes, you heard us right).
It’s rare that a podcast is actually worth the hype, but this one had us hooked from episode one. Chronicling the rise and fall of Anna Delvey, who conned New York high society into believing that she was a multi-millionaire heiress, co-presenters Vicky Baker and Chloe Moss dig deeper into the scandal in six unbelievable episodes.
Honestly, With Clemmie Telford
From sex lives to salaries, gender to race, blogger Clemmie Telford sets out to tackle the issues we tend to shy away from. The less ‘spoken about’, the more Clemmie wants to chat honestly about it. Season three launched last week – we can’t wait to get stuck in.
This new podcast from Simon Thomas follows the TV presenter’s hugely moving book Love, Interrupted: Navigating Grief One Day at a Time, exploring how he coped with losing his wife Gemma to acute myeloid leukaemia just three days after she was diagnosed. In this new podcast series, Simon is joined by different celebrities – first up is Fearne Cotton – to discuss how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life.
Mel Giedroyc Is Quilting
Hosted by the ex-Bake Off presenter, this new podcast chronicles Mel Giedroyc and her pal Andy Bush’s attempt to patch together a quilt using squares of material donated by friends, celebrities and even listeners. Along the way, they discover the stories behind the fabrics and develop their sewing skills, as well as having a big old chat. Comforting and cosy.
Want to be more clued up on money matters? Tune in to join Bea Duncan on her mission to clear up the confusion and get the right answers to the questions we all have. With series one having just finished up, there’s plenty to catch up on, as well as a handy debrief at the end if all you’re after are the main takeaways.
My Wardrobe Malfunction
It’s no secret we’re big Trinny fans here at SL, so we couldn’t not show some love to her friend and one-time co-presenter Susannah Constantine. Here, Susannah meets an array of well-known figures to discuss their relationship with clothes – as they reveal everything from their 'comfort blanket' to their 'burial suit' and, of course, their ultimate wardrobe malfunction...
Postcards From Midlife
Anyone familiar with Lorraine Candy’s column in the Sunday Times Magazine will know she’s not afraid to explore all the issues which crop up at a certain age. Here she teams up with fellow magazine editor Trish Halpin to discuss everything from raising teenagers to battling the menopause. Far from pretending to have all the answers, Lorraine and Trish go straight to the experts for the best advice.
Feel like the world moves at breakneck pace these days? The Tortoise podcast is here to dissect the news for those looking to slow down a bit. Join journalists Basia Cummings and Ceri Thomas as they take stock of some of the biggest stories hitting the headlines. Bonus: the same team has just launched a new true-crime series investigating the shocking murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta back in 2017, too.
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