This week’s top podcast picks
My all time Top Ten podcasts
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Freakonomics started as a New York Times interview about Steven D. Levitt by Stephen J. Dubner. It developed into a book "about cheating teachers, bizarre baby names, self-dealing Realtors, and crack-selling mama’s boys" and has developed into sequels, a blog, a movie and this fantastic, must-listen podcast.
They Walk Among Us
They Walk Among Us is a relative newcomer, but it is fast becoming one of my favourite podcasts. It is a UK-based true crime podcast that explores the cases that fascinate and repel. The two-part episode (episodes 11 and 12 of season 1) on the Phillpotts was especially moving.
Oh, Phoebe Judge - your voice is podcasting nectar! Criminal would be in the top ten based on content alone - it is a fantastic podcast that looks at all aspects of things criminal. Some are scary, some are sad and some are very funny. Combined with excellent production and a wonderful presenter, this is one of my all time favourites.
Helen Zaltzman takes small adventures in language to bring us an etymological and linguistic feast. Quirky, funny and wonderfully presented, The Allusionist was one of the first podcasts that I was addicted to. If you enjoy words and language, you'll love this podcast.
Who was the Boston Strangler? Or, should that be, who were the Boston Stranglers. This podcast takes a detailed look at a case that has fascinated millions. Gripping and sensitively produced and beautifully presented.