United Kingdom – Recommended podcasts

  • Each week Giles Coren finds himself with no idea what to write about in his weekly column. Having read all the papers and found nothing of interest whatsoever, he takes a break and does the school run. That’s where his wife and fellow journalist Esther Walker comes in. Upon his return, Esther has half a dozen ideas she’s spotted ready to knock around with him over the kitchen table and a much needed pot of coffee.

    You can read Giles in The Times here; https://www.thetimes.co.uk/profile/giles-coren

    And subscribe to The Times and Sunday Times here; https://www.thetimes.co.uk/subscribe

  • In September 1973 Wendy Sewell, a young legal secretary, was murdered in the town of Bakewell in Britain's Peak District. Wendy was attacked in broad daylight in Bakewell Cemetery. Stephen Downing, the 17-year-old groundskeeper with learning difficulties and a reading age of 11, was the prime suspect. He was immediately arrested, questioned for nine hours without a solicitor present, and pressured into signing a confession full of words he did not understand.

    Twenty-one years later local newspaper editor Don Hale was thrust into the case. Determined to take it to appeal, as he investigated the details, he found himself inextricably linked to the narrative. Through a series of brand new interviews, listeners will be given a unique insight into Wendy Sewell's murder, with members of the Bakewell community coming forward for the first time to reflect upon a case that remains unsolved.

    More information can be found at our website; reporterpodcast.com

    Follow us;

    Twitter @reporter_pod

    If you want to read Don Hale's account of the murder, and his campaign to free Stephen Downing, it's available on Apple Books here;

    https://books.apple.com/gb/audiobook/murder-in-the-graveyard/id1466731625

     

  • The aim of this weekly podcast is to make economics easy, uncomplicated and accessible. With the world at a political, technological and financial tipping point, economics has never been so important to all of us and yet, it’s made inaccessible and complicated by so many.
    I’ve always thought what is complicated is rarely important and what is important is rarely complicated.

    That will be our motto.

    Every week we are going to tease out some big economic or political issue facing us, not just here in Ireland but in Europe and further afield. Globalisation has brought us all together. We all face similar challenges whether you live in Dublin, London, Minnesota or Milan.

    If you would like to support the show, please consider becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/DavidMcWilliams

  • Everywomen Joan Damry and Jericha Domain have between them worked in the fields of life coaching, female sexual health, psycho-genital counselling and sports journalism for the past 32 years. Joan has been married several times and has five children, while Jericha has been married for 30 years and has an only daughter, Cardinal. Joan recently turned her hand to erotic-romantic adult fiction, whilst Jericha has written 5 books on depression.

  • One of the world's top food critics lunches big names in a restaurant of his choosing. Crackling anecdotes and blistering chat, lubricated by killer cooking. A Somethin’ Else / Jay Rayner production.

  • The Football Daft Podcast with Ewen Cameron and Grado.A dafter look at Scottish Football, packed with banter & laughter!

  • An improvised comedy about a referendum that brings back capital punishment with a 51% majority. Meet the team executing an execution. Starring Adam Drake, Charlotte Ritchie, Liam Williams and Matilda Wnek. Devised by the cast, David Isaacs, Ben Rowse and Freddy Syborn.

  • The officially unofficial Line of Duty podcast.


  • A new podcast from Brendan Schaub and Theo Von

  • Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

  • What’s really going on in Parliament? What’s happening in politics that the mainstream media always misses? Join MPs Sam Gyimah and Dr Phillip Lee plus friends, colleagues and friendly rivals for candid, irreverent political chat about what really matters, over that great leveller – a drink after work. 

  • Podcast touching an array of topics. Featuring Discovery channels Heavy D from the hit show Diesel brothers. Along with long time friends and Guests.

  • Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.

    These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

  • Welcome to RunPod, the weekly run club you can join simply by listening. In this series Jenni Falconer welcomes special guests who share that passion for running. Together they’ll discuss the challenge, reward and sometimes obsession of pounding the pavement whilst asking what drives us to run, why some catch the bug more than others, and how it can transform the lives of those who do it. Along the way, you'll hear top training tips, monumental mistakes and some inspirational stories. So, whether you’re a seasoned marathoner, treadmill trainer, fitness guru or simply putting off that Sunday jog, RunPod is here for you.

  • Is it possible for an American Vice President to carry out a criminal enterprise inside the White House and have nobody remember? To have one of the most brazen political bribery scandals in American history play out before the country while nobody’s paying attention? In her first original podcast, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow goes back 45 years to dig into a story that got overshadowed in its day. There’s intrigue. Corruption. Envelopes of cash delivered to the White House. It’s a story that’s not well known, but it probably should be. Especially today. Bag Man. A Rachel Maddow podcast from MSNBC. Launching October 30th. Subscribe now. 

  • Join Makeup Artists and friends Hannah Martin and Lisa Potter-Dixon as they chat all things Life and Lipstick. From must have beauty products, fashion favourites, lifestyle loves and everything else in between!

    An interactive version of this podcast is available on the iOS app, Entale.

  • Welcome to The Edge, a show that aims to explore the unique talent and occasional darkness that drives elite performance in the worlds of sport, politics and music. Hosted by professional footballer Joey Barton, each episode will explore the stories, successes and failures behind some of the biggest names in country as we peel back the layers of their psyche to better understand what pushes them to - and sometimes beyond - The Edge.

  • St Marks Hospital is the world's only bowel disease podcast, where we have world leading experts discuss all aspects of colorectal surgery and bowel-related pathologies.
    St Marks was originally founded in 1835 by Frederick Salmon originally named “the benevolent dispensary for the relief of the poor afflicted with fistula and other diseases of the rectum”. St Mark’s Hospital remains the UK’s only specialist bowel hospital and is dedicated to all aspects of bowel pathology.

  • top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics

  • David Earl, Joe Wilkinson and Poppy Hillstead read out unsubstantiated rumours sent in by listeners. At the end of each episode they choose their favourite piece of gossip and help spread it further by getting Poppy to shout it out the window.