Society & Culture – New Zealand – Recommended podcasts

  • From outsiders like a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath to such thought leaders as anti-woke scholar James Lindsay and feminist Helen Lewis, BBC journalist Andrew Gold takes us away from our comfort zone and into the worlds of people on the edge. New episodes every Monday - with trailers on his Twitter page: @andrewgold_ok and Instagram page: @andrewgold_ok.


    With an open mind and a wry sense of humour, Andrew alternates the theme of guest. Some weeks it'll be with somebody totally 'on the edge' - whether it be the woman who married a sociopathic bigamist or an ex-Muslim whose family tried to kill her. Other episodes will have interviews with such leading minds as Conservative peer Lord Daniel Finkelstein and feminist Helen Pluckrose.


    It was picked in Apple's prestigious New & Noteworthy category and has been a top Editor Pick for Castbox and Stitcher, who also placed it in their 'What we're listening to'. Get in touch or leave a review - it helps boost it up those charts!


    About Andrew


    Andrew is an award-winning journalist and TV presenter who has been making documentaries about bizarre, unusual and remarkable people around the world for a decade. He's done battle with an exorcist, taken on anti-abortionists and hunted for UFOs - all while living in six different countries and learning to speak five languages. You can find his showreel here: https://vimeo.com/andrewgold/reel


    In this podcast, he aims to get to the humanity of people living on the fringes, and introduce these diverse figures to the listener.


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  • If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.

    Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”

    Dr. Death Season 2 Premieres on October 27th

  • Bad Decisions. Good Stories.

    A podcast hosted by Keith, Mike & Russian Danny. Produced by Charlie.

    Intro music: "Side of the Road" by Big Black Delta.

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  • Talking Performance is a conversation between Jay Carter & David Galbraith, where we discuss mental skills and how they relate to coaching, sport, business and life. We have guests on the show from time to time to get their world view on these topics.

  • A new podcast series from Pandora Sykes. Each week, Pandora interviews an expert in their field, about their life, their work, and the trivialities, myths and anxieties of modern life. This is a show that combines the big things and a little things - because a good life is made up of both.

  • Forget the selfies and social media updates of everyone at their best, three-time New York Times best-selling author Nadia Bolz-Weber’s new podcast, The Confessional, invites guests to share stories about times they were at their worst. Guests talk honestly about what led to that moment, what they learned from it, and how they changed as a result. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran Pastor and the founder of House for All Sinners and Saints, in Denver, Colorado.

    Everyone needs grace and healing, no matter your beliefs. Step into The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber - a carwash for people’s shame and secrets.

  • Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs – as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” The series is about a singular detective on a relentless, sometimes lonely quest for answers.

    From the Los Angeles Times and Wondery, “Detective Trapp” is a new story from Christopher Goffard, the writer and host of “Dirty John.”

  • Zum Auftakt des neuen Podcast Formats „11 Leben“ wird niemand Geringeres als eine der spannendsten Figuren des deutschen Fußballs porträtiert: Uli Hoeneß. Zu Beginn nicht mehr als eine fixe Idee, wurde die Umsetzung für den Podcaster und Sportjournalisten Max-Jacob Ost größer als gedacht. Über zwei Jahre nun recherchiert, liest, telefoniert und interviewt er in akribischer Kleinarbeit, taucht in die Vergangenheit ein, schaut sich private wie auch berufliche Erfolge und Niederlagen ganz genau an. Und er versucht sich an der größten Herausforderung: Uli Hoeneß höchstpersönlich für „11 Leben“ vor das Mikro zu bekommen.

    Raus gekommen sind elf spannende Folgen, die ab dem 9. September zu hören sind!

    Weitere Infos und Hintergründe auf: https://audionow.de/special/11leben

  • What’s Missing is a brand new podcast that explores the wide-reaching, devastating impacts that occur when someone disappears without a trace. Hosted by Loren O’Keeffe, the founder and CEO of the Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN), the series features interviews with family members and loved ones of missing Australians, going beyond the headlines to provide a deep, unflinching insight into their searches and struggles.

  • Join us for the 2010-2012 People's Choice and 2010-2013 Best GLBT People's Choice Podcast Awards nominated podcast, Cocktails and Cream Puffs, a gay, comedy, pop-culture show from, Buffalo, New York, hosted by Joey Bucheker and featuring Wendy Cameron, Gary Andrews-Stieglitz and Donna Suggarz. Listen as they discuss the intimate and insane adventures of their own lives, give the reach around to your most favored and hated celebrities, and discuss the news as only they see it. Get a fresh dose of Gayity twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Ranked by Rukkle.com the #2 Gay Comedy Podcast and listed as one of iTunes Essential LGBT Podcasts.

  • Discussing contemporary issues in light of the bible and how they relate to family, culture and the church.

  • How will the coronavirus pandemic shape the future of our world? Sky News' economics editor Ed Conway is joined by former Chancellor and Home Secretary Sajid Javid to host the podcast which aims to explore what will happen next and how? They will be asking influential guests searching questions on the global economy, politics and leadership. Is the globalisation engine the only way out of the economic crisis? What levers can banks and policy makers pull to alleviate the pain? How will the way we live and work change?

  • Three Kiwi gals who love a laugh, sometimes a cry, serious chat, ridiculous chat, girly chat, dirty chat, funny chat, all of the chat! Think of us as your best friends at home with you having one of those glorious catch ups best friends have.

  • Weird Norfolk is a cabinet of curiosities containing forgotten folklore, spooky stories and interesting and odd places to visit in the beautiful county of Norfolk. Hosted by Siofra Connor and Stacia Briggs.

  • Private message podcast is hosted by best friends and "Insta work wives", Sophie Milner and Gemma Talbot. After years of providing advice and answering questions on their Sunday Instagram Q&As the girls created PMP podcast to give their audiences a place to go for their unfiltered answers, undeniably real advice, and unapologetically honest stories.

  • Join us as we delve through the mysteries of this world. We will cover everything from unsolved murders, disappearances, secret societies, and conspiracy theories. And of course, grab your cocktail, because this is about to get wild.

  • Delving into the most dark and disturbing missing persons cold cases. Season 2 follows the disappearance of Doreen Vincent, who vanished from her father's house on June 15, 1988 in Wallingford, Connecticut. Hosted by Sarah DiMeo.

  • Join bestselling author & filmmaker Jeffrey Smith as he brings you the latest need-to-know health and wellness news, while exposing cover-ups and spin by governments and corporations.
    You'll learn practical strategies to protect and improve your own health, that of your family, and of our planet.

    Jeffrey is the founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology and the leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices. For more than two decades, his research has exposed how biotech companies mislead policy makers and the public, and put the health of society and environment at risk.

    And he’s interesting, funny and optimistic!

  • A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.

  • Ninety-six football fans never came home from a match in 1989. Grace Mailey and Tony Snell guide you through the full story of the Hillsborough disaster.