Radio

How interesting an art is fashion?

18 June 2022 9:00 am

One of the New York Met Gala stylists is sharing tips for wearing a corset to an evening do. ‘Breathe…

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…

Boldly and brilliantly unoriginal: Kermode and Mayo’s Take reviewed

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Last April Fools’ Day, Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo wound up their award-winning film review show on BBC Radio 5…

Enjoyably plummy and male: Battleground – The Falklands War podcast reviewed

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The Battlegroundpodcast on the wars of the 20th century, said presenter Saul David happily, ‘will have lots of bombs and…

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…

A wonderfully unguarded podcast about the last bohemians

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Ordinarily, if a podcast purports to be revelatory, you can assume it is anything but. There’s a glut of programmes…

Why we drink

26 March 2022 9:00 am

‘I like to have a martini,/ Two at the very most./ After three I’m under the table,/ After four I’m…

New Marr is very much the same as the old Marr: LBC's Tonight With Andrew Marr reviewed

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Andrew Marr got his voice back this week. That may come as a bit of a surprise to everybody who’s…

Some of the best social commentary around: Celebrity Book Club with Steven & Lily reviewed

5 March 2022 9:00 am

When I was ten years old I had a babysitter who was a beautiful graduate student at an Ivy League…

If you like First Dates, you'll love This is Dating

26 February 2022 9:00 am

The tagline of This is Dating, a new podcast from across the pond, is ‘Come for the cringe, stay for…

Glorious and bracing interrogation of the world's smartest people: Conversations with Tyler reviewed

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Tyler Cowen is a man who leaves you at once in awe and perturbed. He is the Holbert L. Harris…

The dark world of illness influencers

12 February 2022 9:00 am

I have heartburn. I probably have heartburn simply because both my parents also had a lot of heartburn, and I…

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…

Disappointingly conventional and linear: BBC radio's modernism season reviewed

29 January 2022 9:00 am

This week marks the beginning of modernism season on BBC Radio 3 and 4, which means it’s time for some…

The best podcasts about dying, or almost dying

15 January 2022 9:00 am

If there’s any form of entertainment that I will reliably find time for, no matter how big the to-read pile…

Mild at heart

8 January 2022 9:00 am

It’s a sweet, green, glowing dawn in north-west Scotland. All around us are empty hillsides of rock and heather. The…

Radio 4's Moominland Midwinter restores Moomintroll's innocence

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Moomins do not like winter. In one of Tove Jansson’s stories, Moomin’s Winter Follies, young Moomintroll bumps his head when…

Brought me to tears: Tortoise Media's Sweet Bobby podcast reviewed

11 December 2021 9:00 am

Eleven years ago, Kirat Assi received a message on Facebook from a man named Bobby. There was a family connection…

When will the Nineties revival end?

4 December 2021 9:00 am

We’ve been living through a nostalgia for the 1990s that has lasted longer than the decade itself. That was back…

It's amazing how little insight Paul McCartney has into the Beatles' genius

27 November 2021 9:00 am

The Paul people are out in force these days. A New Yorker profile, a book and a new documentary have…

The astonishing stories behind today’s culture wars: Radio 4’s Things Fell Apart reviewed

20 November 2021 9:00 am

Martin McNamara, the writer of Mosley Must Fall, a play on Radio 4 this week, must have had a jolt…

The best podcasts about money

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Stories about money are never about money. They are about pain, about family, about atrocity, about luck, about health, about…

The genius of Caveh Zahedi

6 November 2021 9:00 am

365 Stories I Want To Tell You Before We Both Die is a podcast that experimental filmmaker Caveh Zahedi started…

In 1980s Bennington it was a badge of dishonour not to have slept with your professor

6 November 2021 9:00 am

It is incredibly hard to convey the fleeting invincibility and passionate self-significance that we feel on the cusp of adulthood.…

The best podcasts to help you become a better painter

30 October 2021 9:00 am

There’s a great documentary film on Netflix at the moment about the late artist Bob Ross, he of the happy…