John Phipps

No genre of storytelling is more formulaic or more exhausted than true crime

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Nothing new under the sun. Or at least it feels that way these days, doesn’t it? The movies are TV…

The cruelty of reality TV was part of the appeal

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Jade Goody appeared on Big Brother in 2002. She was a short, loud, blonde-haired woman who broadcast her every thought…

A podcast with real emotional heft: Philippa Perry’s Siblings in Session reviewed

7 May 2022 9:00 am

Have you ever taken a piece of advice? I’m not asking a rhetorical question. Have you ever once in your…

Don’t read Ulysses; listen to it

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Don’t read James Joyce’s Ulysses, says John Phipps. Listen to it

A strange blend of farce and tragedy: Wild Things – Siegfried & Roy reviewed

5 February 2022 9:00 am

The prestige podcasting era began in 2014, when the true-crime Serial gripped us with the ‘did-he-dunnit’ mystery of whether Adnan…