Pig Iron

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Pig Iron

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"Much of the success of Pig Iron is its nuanced and meticulous approach to a story with an ending at..."

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The Mirror

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The Mirror

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"Interviews with political staffers, politicians and journalists are neatly stitched together with..."

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Sweeney Talks

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Sweeney Talks

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"...meandering but fun interview show...Steele is an interesting analyst of the war, and he has some..."

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The News Agents

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The News Agents

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"I had initial misgivings about over-chumminess and an imbalance between presenters. Now the..."

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5-4

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5-4

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"Every week, they offer enthusiastically acidic takes on the once-widely revered American legal..."

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SNAFU

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SNAFU

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"This podcast captures the nation’s nuclear fears in the 1980s and illustrates a scary chapter of..."

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The Prince

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The Prince

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"The episode about the persecution of the Uyghur ethnic minority (and the consequences for a certain..."

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The Missing Cryptoqueen

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The Missing Cryptoqueen

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"The new episodes released so far (as well as an update episode in 2020) haven’t quite packed the..."

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True Justice

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True Justice

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"For many who haven’t had first-hand experience of the justice system, True Justice will be an..."

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Battleground: Ukraine

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Battleground: Ukraine

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"If you want to talk about grand strategy, counter-offensives, morale, command structures, drones,..."

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Serial

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Serial

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"(Episode: Adnan Is Out) That all this turned out to be so gripping was down to the fact we heard..."

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Americast

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Americast

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"All episodes, so far, are rewarding listening."

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Countdown with Keith Olbermann

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Countdown with Keith Olbermann

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"At long last Olbermann is back in his element. Keeping the format of his MSNBC program was a..."

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Next Question with Katie Couric

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Next Question with Katie Couric

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"This is not just a spectacularly produced podcast in tone and quality - but each episode flows with..."

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Out of Afghanistan

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Out of Afghanistan

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"Out of Afghanistan, hosted by Ramsay, revisits the scenes at Kabul airport through the testimony of..."

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The Frost Tapes

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The Frost Tapes

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"It’s an efficient format. Each hour-long episode juices the best out of hours and hours of..."

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TechStuff

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TechStuff

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"The host, Jonathan Strickland, does a superb job of making big tech topics easily digestible for..."

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Embedded

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Embedded

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"I actually found the first couple of episodes in this series interesting yet maddening. Anyway,..."

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Into It: A Vulture Podcast with Sam Sanders

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Into It: A Vulture Podcast with Sam Sanders

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"...the show crackles with energy. Its playful scoring, speedy game show segments, and steadier..."

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Another Russia

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Another Russia

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"Of course, Russia’s descent into corruption and the rise of Putin are a tale that has already been..."

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Code Switch

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Code Switch

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"NPR’s Code Switch stands out for its wider views on the ways that race impacts society and the..."

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Mother Country Radicals

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Mother Country Radicals

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"...naturally, the interviews Dohrn does with his parents for example are more empathetic than..."

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Visible Women with Caroline Criado Perez

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Visible Women with Caroline Criado Perez

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"Like all good feminists, Perez leans in, giving the producer Hannah Varrall and the researcher..."

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The Line of Fire with Ramita Navai

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The Line of Fire with Ramita Navai

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"The velvet-voiced Navai is a multi-award-winner who has reported from many tumultuous places. There..."

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Kuper Island

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Kuper Island

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"It’s incredible to hear from survivors who remind us this wasn’t so long ago and the lingering..."

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Will Be Wild

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Will Be Wild

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"Will Be Wild gives a gripping account and backgrounder to the January 6 Capitol riots via..."

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First Person

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First Person

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"I worried that this would mean more ranting, but it doesn’t (phew). Always frustrating, always..."

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POLITICO's Westminster Insider

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POLITICO's Westminster Insider

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"The result is a podcast that is equally revealing and thought provoking. If you only have forty..."

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The Best of Tonight with Andrew Marr

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The Best of Tonight with Andrew Marr

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"There are great interviews and great guests but, chopped up into a weekly package, Marr’s podcast..."

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The Trojan Horse Affair

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The Trojan Horse Affair

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"The Trojan Horse Affair quickly won me over. The genius of this podcast is that Reed and Syed put..."

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The Backstory with Andrew Neil

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The Backstory with Andrew Neil

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"Neil makes no attempt to be chatty. In fact there are no concessions to the new form at all. He is..."

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Taking on Putin

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Taking on Putin

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"...a chance to demonstrate his vast knowledge and great contacts. Sweeney’s take is definitely..."

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The Slow Newscast from Tortoise Media

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The Slow Newscast from Tortoise Media

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"(Episode: Fallen Women) Fallen Women is a chilling instalment of Tortoise Media’s Slow Newscast..."

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War On Truth

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War On Truth

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"Marianna has a great knack of taking one big topic and exploring it in a multitude of different..."

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Putin

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Putin

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"The cast is testament to the power of the BBC to get the best people. Plus: no dodgy accents, no..."

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Invaded: Voicemails from Ukraine

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Invaded: Voicemails from Ukraine

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"...a quietly devastating podcast comprising short voice messages from Ukrainians in which they..."

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Sent Away

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Sent Away

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"Sent Away offers a look into this shady business: its many problems, controversies, and seeming..."

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Half Vaxxed: The Rise and Fall of Philly Fighting COVID

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Half Vaxxed: The Rise and Fall of Philly Fighting COVID

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"We don’t know what was in his heart, but on Half Vaxxed, his story screams grifter vibes. It’s..."

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Ukrainecast

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Ukrainecast

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"For analysis and live reporting, the BBC is always hard to beat in a news emergency. If you want a..."

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Morning Edition

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Morning Edition

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"I've become much more knowledgeable about the world around me as well and more thoughtful too, not..."

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Pod Save the World

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Pod Save the World

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"Rhodes’s experience is a pretty remarkable asset in a series of podcasts on the crisis that takes..."

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The Heist

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The Heist

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"(Season 2) It’s an ambitious, place-specific story with huge heart that speaks volumes to the..."

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American ISIS

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American ISIS

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"American ISIS, which features these personal audio recordings alongside Aaronson’s interviews with..."

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Imperfect Paradise

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Imperfect Paradise

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"...a longform narrative podcast showcasing California stories that truly illustrate what it’s like..."

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Conflicted

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Conflicted

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"This hugely insightful, engaging podcast about the Middle East returns after a two-year hiatus to..."

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Southlake

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Southlake

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"The storytelling takes you there in real time. Some of the actual audio footage is so shocking you..."

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Media Storm

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Media Storm

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"Haileywood stretches out the story by taking storytelling side roads…"

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Reveal

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Reveal

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"(Season: Mississippi Goddam) This series was well-reported and written, and is full of pain and..."

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The Facebook Files Episode List from The Journal podcast

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The Facebook Files Episode List from The Journal podcast

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"The Facebook Files, Part 1: The Whitelist…"

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Doomsday Watch with Arthur Snell

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Doomsday Watch with Arthur Snell

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"Doomsday Watch enlightens as it scares the living doo-dah out of you. No time restrictions on this..."

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Rachel Johnson’s Difficult Women

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Rachel Johnson’s Difficult Women

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"Most people can only speculate about life at the top. Johnson knows. This gives her podcast an..."

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Tug of War

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Tug of War

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"Hearing this pulse-pounding audio takes understanding the toppling of the Taliban to another level,..."

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The Problem With Jon Stewart

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The Problem With Jon Stewart

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"I enjoyed the deep dives and interviews interspersed with funny segments. There are definitely some..."

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Finding Q

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Finding Q

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"Woolf’s reporting is excellent, and he is determined and brave, especially when confronting one of..."

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A Wish for Afghanistan

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A Wish for Afghanistan

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"Riveting, unmissable stuff, if you can stomach high-up men explaining their political manoeuvres,..."

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Chinese Whispers

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Chinese Whispers

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"An accessible podcast about China really is a remarkably good idea — and this is well executed by..."

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We Interrupt This Broadcast

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We Interrupt This Broadcast

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"Hearing some of these moments as they unfolded is chilling, particularly if you were around to hear..."

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The Lazarus Heist

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The Lazarus Heist

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"...built around North Korea, its secretive regime, and its cyber-attack policy towards the western..."

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Dubland

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Dubland

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"A great listen to enjoy pure Irish humor while you switch off for a while."

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Day X

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Day X

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"Day X is a solid, gripping documentary, training its attention on the resurgent far right in..."

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Battleground with Amanda Litman and Faiz Shakir

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Battleground with Amanda Litman and Faiz Shakir

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"I was not ready for a political news show to have explicit language. Ha! Regardless, the different..."

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Economist Radio

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Economist Radio

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"The Economist is a fine magazine but I can’t interact with any of its content without recalling the..."

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Lovett or Leave It

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Lovett or Leave It

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"Lovett waxes poetic on everything from Disney villains with queer undertones (Scar? Ursula? come..."

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Into the Grey Zone

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Into the Grey Zone

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"Haynes’s tone is a bit relentless and the music is OTT, but she interviews everyone from MI5..."

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Our Body Politic

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Our Body Politic

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"...from the perspective of U.S. women of color, in a super-smart way. It manages to be both a..."

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1619

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1619

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"From 1619, I learned about aspects of the history of slavery, and past and present discrimination..."

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California City

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California City

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"What starts as a story about a kooky urban development project becomes a haunting saga about fraud,..."

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Citations Needed

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Citations Needed

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"Citations Needed is a good way to come to terms with the endless cycle of ‘things in the media’, to..."

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Eddie Mair - The Whole Show

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Eddie Mair - The Whole Show

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"Mair has always been brilliant at switching between different moods, from silly to serious, and..."

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Giles Coren Has No Idea

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Giles Coren Has No Idea

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"There are many podcasts dedicated to unstructured chat about the news, and it is very, very easy to..."

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Woman's Hour

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Woman's Hour

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"Each started well. Barnett, used to a three-hour rolling news show, had to work hard to squeeze..."

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The Witness

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The Witness

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"Take a listen and learn more about what it takes to blow the whistle and why it’s so vital to do..."

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Don't Shoot The Messenger

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Don't Shoot The Messenger

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"Carried by Davis’s dry sense of humour and curiosity, the show intersperses host narration with..."

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Radio New Frame

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Radio New Frame

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"Together with their regular mixtapes, audio is front and center for this not-for-profit social..."

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Telescope: Life in the Time of Corona

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Telescope: Life in the Time of Corona

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"I loved the topics covered and the people interviewed."

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Intrigue: Tunnel 29

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Intrigue: Tunnel 29

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"Last year, to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the BBC released a ten-part..."

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Bundyville: The Remnant

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Bundyville: The Remnant

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"The second season of this gripping podcast takes a deep dive into the conspiracy theories..."

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Greater LA - KCRW

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Greater LA - KCRW

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"I never thought about living at Catalina Island...but this episode put it in perspective. I like..."

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Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction

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Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction

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"Systematic and thoughtfully-produced, it’s good for a daily moment of zen, given the circumstances."

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The Argument

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The Argument

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"If you think cleaning is an opportune moment to think about the different sides of politics, The..."

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Bag Man

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Bag Man

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"...a comprehensive and compelling look at Agnew and the cash for contracts scheme he was executing,..."

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