Rumble Strip

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Rumble Strip

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"...revealing, through an almost miraculous level of attention, what life anywhere is all about...."

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Buried

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Buried

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"This is a grim story, pacily told, and it’s surely not over yet. You have a feeling it might..."

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The Sound: Mystery of Havana Syndrome

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The Sound: Mystery of Havana Syndrome

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"Here he has alighted on a similarly knotty story, one that is a mystery, a conspiracy theory and a..."

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Raised By Ricki with Ricki Lake and Kalen Allen

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Raised By Ricki with Ricki Lake and Kalen Allen

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"...the unusually self-aware and occasionally profound recap podcast of her long-running talk show..."

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Digital Folklore

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Digital Folklore

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"This is non-fiction, but it’s all wrapped around great interviews/editing/production and a..."

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Invisible Hate with Saadia Khan and Asad Butt

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Invisible Hate with Saadia Khan and Asad Butt

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"Saadia and Asad are both seasoned reporters, and their personal experiences with racial..."

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The Turning

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The Turning

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"(Season: Room of Mirrors) those who know the real cost of working with the New York City Ballet…"

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The Evaporated: Gone with the Gods

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The Evaporated: Gone with the Gods

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"It’s a comprehensive, whirlwind tour...At points, I felt the show could have done with a bit more..."

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Stopping To Notice with Miranda Keeling

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Stopping To Notice with Miranda Keeling

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"...this is a unique new series that pushes the boundaries of audio storytelling in a..."

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Making

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Making

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"(Making Beyonce) Making … does a solid job of taking listeners up to her first solo banger, Crazy..."

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If Books Could Kill

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If Books Could Kill

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"With a gleeful fondness for pseudoscience, their wryly hilarious take-downs include Malcolm..."

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Sympathy Pains

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Sympathy Pains

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"It’s a bonkers situation that makes you wonder what drives someone to manipulate others this way...."

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Will Be Wild

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Will Be Wild

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"They also delve into the Domestic Terrorism angle, talking to those who’ve been sounding the alarm..."

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We Were Three

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We Were Three

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"While at first you think it is a series about vaccine hesitancy, it’s more about how family trauma..."

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America’s Girls

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America’s Girls

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"Sarah Hepola presents a revealing audio documentary explaining the squad’s origins..."

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Sweet Bobby

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Sweet Bobby

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"The reveal is absolutely unexpected and wild. Most importantly, Sweet Bobby looks into why there..."

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The Tavistock: inside the gender clinic

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The Tavistock: inside the gender clinic

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"I’m not sure I’ve ever listened to a podcast so hedged with warnings, caveats, pre-emptive..."

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Teamistry

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Teamistry

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"(Season: Making an Impossible Airplane) Tavakoli-Far, who is known for her curiously compelling..."

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The Reith Lectures

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The Reith Lectures

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"...unmissable...Amazing. So after you’ve woken up, go straight back to the impressive Adichie...."

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Powerplay: The House of Sepp Blatter

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Powerplay: The House of Sepp Blatter

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"Football novices (like me) and football fanatics alike will find much to like in Powerplay, as the..."

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Cover Story

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Cover Story

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"(Season: Seed Money) ...the writing is original and the imaginative sound design is an absolute..."

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Radiolingo

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Radiolingo

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"I found the first episode about “correct” foreign name pronunciation in native English-speaking..."

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Late Fragments Podcast

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Late Fragments Podcast

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"The beautifully voiced Fox lets the tempo be dictated by the interviewee, and thus, with Stoppard,..."

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Sold a Story

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Sold a Story

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"In the hands of adept reporter and storyteller Emily Hanford, that deep dive unfolds with crystal..."

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Archetypes

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Archetypes

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"Archetypes is an insightful, thought-provoking podcast that invites listeners to pause and consider..."

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Where There’s a Will: Finding Shakespeare

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Where There’s a Will: Finding Shakespeare

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"...feels like a particularly timely listen, given the recent furore in Aotearoa over the Bard’s..."

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High Low with EmRata

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High Low with EmRata

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"(Episode: Julia Fox) EmRata and Fox touch on many topics in the interview, and they’re both wryly..."

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The Last Archive

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The Last Archive

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"The thoughtful, intelligent style of Lepore’s print journalism transfers easily into her scripting..."

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Origin Story

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Origin Story

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"(Series 2) Dunt and Lynskey get stuck into Rand’s work and life story for an hour, and it’s an..."

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American Scandal

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American Scandal

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"(Season: Iran-Contra) The intertwined plethora of human rights abuses, treasonous activities,..."

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The Aotearoa History Show

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The Aotearoa History Show

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"(Season 2) My only critique of this new season would be that, in parts, it seems to have lost a bit..."

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Obscene: The Dublin Scandal

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Obscene: The Dublin Scandal

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"Obscene:The Dublin Scandal has classy production values, a great, likeable narrator in Adrian..."

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World Corrupt

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World Corrupt

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"It’s hard to think of it as a project that’s going to change any minds — alas, such are the..."

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The Paddlefish Caviar Heist

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The Paddlefish Caviar Heist

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"This is an intriguing new series...I’ve enjoyed Hollyman’s hosting style – her enquiries haven’t..."

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Acid Dream: The Great LSD Plot

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Acid Dream: The Great LSD Plot

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"a charming little gem from BBC Sounds, is low on gut-wrenching horror, overhyped plot twists and..."

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OBSESSIONS: Wild Chocolate

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OBSESSIONS: Wild Chocolate

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"...while I’m not super-taken with Wild Chocolate’s presentation at this stage, the premise is..."

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Witches Anonymous

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Witches Anonymous

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"Alec Baldwin’s influencer wife Hilaria Baldwin seems to think that the universe of podcast..."

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Eliza: A Robot Story

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Eliza: A Robot Story

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"There are beautiful nuanced touches sprinkled into the story as Eliza is more and more humanised...."

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Family Secrets

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Family Secrets

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"...from deeply disturbing finds to embarrassing gaffes and traumatic experiences, these discoveries..."

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Radio 1’s Life Hacks – The Podcast

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Radio 1’s Life Hacks – The Podcast

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"...this BBC Radio version is more insightful and rigorous than many of its competitors. The hosts,..."

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Ask A Clean Person

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Ask A Clean Person

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"The show now seems to be on a permanent hiatus, but the archive is packed with clear advice and..."

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Clear the Air with Sadiq Khan

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Clear the Air with Sadiq Khan

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"...so far this series, produced by the LBC owner Global, has been more wishy-washy than greenwashy...."

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My Therapist Ghosted Me

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My Therapist Ghosted Me

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"You could be judgey: all the booze blackouts, the focus on body image, the celebrity obsession and..."

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Heavyweight

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Heavyweight

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"While perhaps that might sound like an overly sentimental, self-helpy premise to you, Goldstein’s..."

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What The Hell, Navya!

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What The Hell, Navya!

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"Right from the first episode, the banter between the three is both affectionate and deeply..."

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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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Can I Tell You A Secret?

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Can I Tell You A Secret?

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"A powerful element of Can I Tell You a Secret? is Kale’s determination to ask why Hardy behaved the..."

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Witnessed: Mystic Mother

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Witnessed: Mystic Mother

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"The hosts of the series are sisters Leah and Katie Henoch and, together, they take an even-handed,..."

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Subversive w/ Alex Kaschuta

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Subversive w/ Alex Kaschuta

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"Technically, Subversive is messy. The audio quality is frequently poor and the discussions too..."

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Fed Up

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Fed Up

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"Casey Wilson needs to do more podcasts! I love her on here. Very well done and I love the story..."

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Influenced with Joel M

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Influenced with Joel M

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"...much of the podcast feels more like a cosy chat show than a spectacular performance. For podcast..."

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All There Is with Anderson Cooper

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All There Is with Anderson Cooper

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"The first episode, entitled “Facing What’s Left Behind” is filled with particular sounds, like a..."

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Missing Pages

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Missing Pages

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"The stories about the scandals in the publishing industry were very interesting, but they felt..."

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The Loudest Girl in the World

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The Loudest Girl in the World

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"see what it’s like to realize something like this about yourself that explains everything but also..."

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Celebrity Podcast Podcast

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Celebrity Podcast Podcast

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"I listened to the first episode of Archetypes but Rebecca and Henry were able to point out..."

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Burn Wild

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Burn Wild

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"What makes the podcast remarkable is Sottile’s extensive access to Dibee...The sound of the show is..."

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Kesha and the Creepies

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Kesha and the Creepies

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"In a shock to nobody, Kesha is an entertaining host, an affable ̶o̶u̶i̶j̶a̶ sounding board for a..."

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Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers

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Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers

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"It made me curious...first episode is a roadmap but the second episode tugs at your heartstrings in..."

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The Dangerous Art of the Documentary

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The Dangerous Art of the Documentary

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"Making documentaries may seem more straightforward than a scripted movie but, behind the scenes,..."

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Missed Fortune

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Missed Fortune

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"In recounting Fenn and Seyler’s stories, Frick-Wright gives us two fascinating character studies. ..."

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Alonement

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Alonement

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"For a fresher take on the lives of modern young women..thoughtful, informed Specter...both are..."

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Love and Radio

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Love and Radio

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"The episodes out so far have all been in that quintessential Love and Radio style, in which the..."

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But Where Are You From?

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But Where Are You From?

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"Melding starkly honest discussions about discrimination, identity and childhood trauma with..."

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Comic Sanskrit

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Comic Sanskrit

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"Kohli is candid about aspects of his belief...Highlights include a fascinating look at the hijra..."

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Masala Podcast

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Masala Podcast

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"Pillai sensitively centres typically taboo topics; other important conversations include the..."

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Brown Don't Frown Podcast

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Brown Don't Frown Podcast

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"With a mission to access the people beneath the cultural stereotypes and bring underrepresented..."

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Brown Girls Do It Too

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Brown Girls Do It Too

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"With a frankness that would make some south Asian aunties faint with disbelief, best friends Rubina..."

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The Sunshine Place

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The Sunshine Place

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"Like The Commune, a lot of The Sunshine Place’s narrative is driven by the voices of people who..."

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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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Crooked City

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Crooked City

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"Crooked City is the direct continuation of the Crimetown project in all but name. The DNA is hard..."

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Immigrantly

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Immigrantly

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"As my people say, Dayenu (that would have been enough) but I also have to tip my hat to Ms. Khan,..."

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Rubirosa

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Rubirosa

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"In the series, Rivas talks about his own roots, life experiences with old friends, and also chats..."

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Kabul Falling

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Kabul Falling

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"The detail here is remarkable: we hear about the WhatsApp conversations with outside contacts..."

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My Time Capsule

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My Time Capsule

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"It’s the banishing segment that proves most revealing, offering up painful emotional scars and deep..."

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Next Door Villain

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Next Door Villain

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"Joe is a calming presence and, from two episodes, clearly the deep and insightful one. Tiana, on..."

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Sound of Our Town

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Sound of Our Town

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"(Episode: Boston) Equal parts travel guide and spoken word poem, Sound of Our Town takes listeners..."

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Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me

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Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me

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"...flows freely from that starting point...light and playful, following a casual Sunday morning of..."

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The Story from the Guardian

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The Story from the Guardian

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"(2018 Episode: Ireland's Shame)This episode is very well produced, paced, and balanced. We are led..."

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Facing Evil

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Facing Evil

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"This podcast series carries a higher message of promoting a better understanding on gender, race..."

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The Blindboy Podcast

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The Blindboy Podcast

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"This is a stare at the ceiling podcast, a listen during your commute to zone out a little podcast,..."

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The Black and Irish Podcast

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The Black and Irish Podcast

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"When listening to Black and Irish, I feel like I was eavesdropping on a whole world I knew nothing..."

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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

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"...features a real therapy session with a couple each week, allowing often messy self-realisations..."

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Shark Attacks in Paradise

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Shark Attacks in Paradise

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"Get in for the shark stuff, stay for the political intrigue...simmering tension..."

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Project Unabomb

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Project Unabomb

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"The eerie, pulsing soundtrack keeps the story moving forward and host Eric Benson has a thoughtful,..."

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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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28ish Days Later

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28ish Days Later

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"This is a science podcast, but a friendly, approachable one full of interesting anatomical..."

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Welcome to Provincetown

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Welcome to Provincetown

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"Kaboli really takes you there, describing all the sights, while the sounds of the ocean, birds,..."

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A Little Bit Culty

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A Little Bit Culty

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"A Little Bit Culty builds an empathetic and humanized understanding of why people join cults...The..."

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Hot Money: Who Rules Porn

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Hot Money: Who Rules Porn

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"...this is a fascinating look at the intersections of economics, finance, sociology and behavioural..."

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Dumb People With Terrible Ideas

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Dumb People With Terrible Ideas

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"The show is, at times, sophomoric, but in a truly wonderful way. I want to find something wrong..."

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Diet Starts Tomorrow

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Diet Starts Tomorrow

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"Co-hosts Aleen Dreksler and Sami Sage get into the emotional and psychological side of health, and..."

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Edge Of Reality: The Story TV’s Too Scared to Tell

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Edge Of Reality: The Story TV’s Too Scared to Tell

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"I naively imagined there would be little he could reveal about this all-encompassing genre that we..."

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What's Her Name? What'sHerName

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What's Her Name? What'sHerName

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"What’s Her Name is filled with interesting stories about powerful women. Their intelligence and..."

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Not Lost

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Not Lost

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"It feels very man-on-the-street, as each episode introduces you to the sounds and people of a city..."

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Normal Gossip

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Normal Gossip

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"The low stakes are part of what makes “Normal Gossip” work — each yarn is as inconsequential as it..."

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Homo Sapiens

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Homo Sapiens

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"He’s (Sweeney) very good at it, warm and welcoming, able to happily rattle on solo as well as get..."

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Sounds Like A Cult

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Sounds Like A Cult

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"...if you think that a cult is defined by its strict rules, initiation rituals, intense inter-group..."

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How Did We Get Here?

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How Did We Get Here?

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"...a masterclass in unpicking human behaviour, helping the listener get a firmer grasp on why..."

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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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Slow Burn

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Slow Burn

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"(Season: Roe V. Wade) A timely and necessary listen. …"

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