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Insane and fascinating: BBC World Service's Lazarus Heist reviewed

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

The Lazarus Heist

BBC World Service

O.C. Swingers

Apple Podcasts, Spotify and various platforms

The narrative podcast remains a form in search of a genre. The template set by the hit show Serial — enterprising American journalists with janky piano theme tune shed new light on tantalising murder — still predominates seven years on. To this we can add the format pioneered by S-Town (initial murder investigation subsides into rich human detail) and, more recently, the excellent Wind of Change (intriguing what-if maps cultural and macropolitical shifts, with bonus CIA window-dressing).

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