Legacy

Publisher:
Goalhanger Podcasts, Wondery

Legacy

4.3/5

Critic Rating

From Wondery and Goalhanger Podcasts, Afua Hirsch and Peter Frankopan tell the wild stories of some of the most extraordinary men and women ever to have lived – and ask whether they have the rep they deserve. Should Nina Simone’s role in the civil rights movement be more celebrated than it is? When you find out what Picasso got up to in his studio, can you still admire his art? Was Napoleon a hero or a tyrant - or both? (And, while we’re at it, was he even short?) Legacy is the show that looks at big lives from the pe...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK Nov 26, 2023

"It is a slightly iffy storytelling device that listeners to its maker Wondery’s British Scandal will recognise. Hirsch and Frankopan make a promising pairing but it all feels a tad insubstantial."

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Score: 4

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Nov 18, 2023

"Hosted by Afua Hirsch and Peter Frankopan, this is a history podcast that’s going to need time to settle. Frankopan isn’t completely at ease with presenting, or the easy chat required to draw an audience in. Hirsch is much better...I’m not sure why Goalhanger keeps hiring middle-aged white guys to do the talking: Hirsch could do this stuff far better on her own."

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