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“The crime scene had been left unguarded for two weeks”. What really happened in the Douma massacre? This episode is a diversion from the story of the life and death of James Le Mesurier. It’s about one of the most contested events in the war - the chemical attack in the town of Douma in 2018. Unravelling what really happened there takes us to the …
 
Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend newly released podcasts from the worlds of comedy and documentaries.Plus Miquita Oliver talks about Quiz Chat repeat, a new daily quiz podcast.Featured Podcasts:The Sink Poppy Hillstead Has Entered The ChatHarry Hill's NoiseDear Joan and JerichaThe Orgasm Cult Quiz Chat Repeat (with Miquita Oliver)VENT Do…
 
Chris Pearson and Amanda Litherland tuck into a buffet of food podcasts.For starters: a selection of food documentaries, including a chat with Simon Tulett, one of the producers on 'The Food Chain' from the BBC World service.And for main course: food conversations, from panel programmes to interviews. We hear from Suzy Chase, presenter of 'Cookery …
 
“They will be targeted for the rest of their lives.” Where does that leave everyone else? When James Le Mesurier fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 he left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers who film themselves pulling survivors from bombed out buildin…
 
“My love it’s 10 times worse than we thought.” Things start to unravel. When James Le Mesurier fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 he left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers who film themselves pulling survivors from bombed out buildings in rebel-held a…
 
“I had to do it because my colleagues faced death.” Now the rescuers need saving. When James Le Mesurier fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 he left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers who film themselves pulling survivors from bombed out buildings in re…
 
“ I have these epiphanies all the time, especially if I had anchovies on my pizza..” Could the White Helmets be involved in staging chemical attacks? When James Le Mesurier fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 he left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers w…
 
“I went to meet with Assad to see what kind of access we might get.” James is accused of a horrific crime. When James Le Mesurier fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 he left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers who film themselves pulling survivors from b…
 
“He hadn’t really understood that he would be singled out.” How to tell who the jihadists are. When James Le Mesurier fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 he left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers who film themselves pulling survivors from bombed out bu…
 
“There’s something addictive about uncovering the world as it really is.” The allegations begin. When James Le Mesurier fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 he left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers who film themselves pulling survivors from bombed out …
 
“This was just one baby out of thousands and thousands of other babies.” How James got involved in a war. When he fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 James Le Mesurier left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers who film themselves pulling survivors from bo…
 
“I was naked having a strip search and I just know James was somewhere laughing his head off.” Who was James Le Mesurier? When he fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 James Le Mesurier left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers who film themselves pulling s…
 
“The story sounds like a purely English murder.” The rumour mill starts over who or what killed James Le Mesurier. When he fell to his death in Turkey in 2019 James Le Mesurier left behind a tangle of truths and lies. Mayday tells the extraordinary real story of the man who organised the White Helmets – rescuers who film themselves pulling survivor…
 
Amanda Litherland and Greg Cochrane recommend climate focused podcasts to inform and inspire. From tips on greener living to interviews with leading activists in the environmental movement, this week we highlight listening that encourages a brighter tomorrow. We speak to the team at 'Outrage and Optimism': Tom Rivett-Carnac, Paul Dickenson, and Chr…
 
Amanda Litherland and Ella Watts showcase supernatural scares - podcasts perfect for Halloween listening.Jeffrey Nils Gardner and Eleanor Hyde discuss their gothic horror series Unwell, set in an American boarding house with some unusual residents.And we speak to Cassandra Tse, creator of Apocalypse Songs, a supernatural thriller set in a New Zeala…
 
Amanda Litherland and Caroline Crampton delve into the world of soundscapes, audio art and found sound podcasts - recommending the most relaxing and intriguing series they can find.We speak to Eleanor McDowall, the producer behind 'Field Recordings', an international collection of ambient recording from locations around the world.And Michelle Mackl…
 
Amanda Litherland is joined by Chrystal Genesis to present a goody bag full of podcast recommendations. First - great children's podcasts:Tai Asks Why (CBC)The Week JuniorEleanor Amplified (WHYY)Peace Out - Meditation for KidsKyla Slaven, producer of ABC's Short and Curly joins to discuss the philosophy show for kids. And then we celebrate glorious…
 
Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend great podcasts and meet the people who make them.This week Dr Chatterjee talks "Feel Better. Live More.", a health podcast focussing on intimate, authentic conversations.Amanda and Scott recommend other great conversational listens.Then we're focusing on documentaries - and Chris Warburton discusses Ecsta…
 
Chris Pearson and Amanda Litherland tackle sports podcasts.This week, Stef Garrero, Elis James and Mike Bubbins discuss their lockdown sports podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar podcast.Then Adrian Koenigsberg joins us from New York to discuss her podcast Quell Party which celebrates and showcases women and non-binary people in Skateboarding.Pl…
 
Amanda Litherland is joined by the podcaster and journalist Greg Cochrane to recommend podcasts to keep up to date with the US Election and understand some of the history that's made the country what it is today. Also Jon Sopel and Emily Maitlis discuss making the BBC's Americast - how is reporting for the podcast different to radio or TV broadcast…
 
Amanda Litherland and Becca Bryers explore niche podcasts from around the world.From pipe organs to portable toilets, there's a podcast out there about almost everything, and in this week's Podcast Radio Hour Amanda and Becca explore a wealth of listens.Myke Hurley from Relay FM joins to talk about "The Pen Addict", a stationery podcast with more t…
 
Amanda Litherland speaks to two innovative audio makers. Ross Sutherland reveals some of the thinking behind his puzzling new fiction podcast 'The Golden House' - a mini series from Imaginary Advice stuffed full of codes and secrets.Later, the award winning documentary producer Cathy Fitzgerland discusses her latest project 'Witness' in association…
 
It's been 29 years since the character of Alan Partridge made his debut in the Radio 4 satirical radio show On The Hour. Since then Steve Coogan's inept Norfolk broadcaster has seen huge success with various TV shows and even a feature film, Alpha Papa. This week Alan makes a return to audio with a brand new podcast 'From The Oasthouse' - available…
 
Amanda Litherland is joined by Caroline Crampton (podcaster - Shedunnit, writer - HotPod newsletter) to recommend great podcasts and speak to creators.Firstly, a round up of some addictive new listening:Nice White Parents (New York Times, Serial)You're Wrong AboutThe Comb (BBC World Service)Bad People (BBC Sounds)The culture podcast The Cut from Ne…
 
Staying at home this summer? No problem! Amanda Litherland and Chrystal Genesis suggest podcasts that let you visit museums, art galleries and the great outdoors all over the world - from the comfort of your headphones.And there's something to keep the little ones entertained too! CBeebies star Maddie Moate discusses her new podcast Maddie's Sound …
 
Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend great new podcasts and speak to creators. Firstly, some bingeworthy documentary and real life podcasts:The Town That Didn't Stare (Nick Hilton & Podot)Rabbit Hole (The New York Times)Real Dictators (Noiser)The Reality of Reality TV with Fleur East (Planet Radio)We hear from Shade podcast creator Lou Mensa…
 
Following on from this week's British Podcast Awards ceremony, Amanda Litherland speaks to some of this year's winners. Firstly, the awards co-creator Matt Deegan takes up behind the scenes at the virtual ceremony, which involved 19 outside broadcasts.Then we hear from the team behind Best New Podcast, The Log Books. Tash Walker, Adam Smith and Shi…
 
Neil Gaiman speaks to Amanda Litherland and Ella Watts about the new audio adaptation of his DC comic book series The Sandman, out next week on Audible. Neil discusses his love of audio fiction, and the Radio 4 dramas and comedies that have inspired him since childhood. Also, David Devereux from Tin Can Audio discusses his new podcast The Dungeon E…
 
Take your seats for a showcase of movie podcasts.Suchandrika Chakrabarti joins Amanda Litherland to talk about the podcasts that have caught their attention this week, from bees to media giants.Plus Isabelle Roughol talks about her new project Borderline.Featuring:Oh Hello, the p'dcastLand of the GiantsLiving BeeingObsessed With... I May Destroy Yo…
 
Greg Cochrane joins Amanda Litherland to offer a half time report into podcasting in 2020. Which episodes have particularly captured listener's attentions? What are the trends? How is podcasting adapting to new challenges as a business, and as an art form?Also, there's no getting away from talking about the effects the pandemic has had. Adam Flemin…
 
Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend great podcasts and speak to their creators. First, a selection of new series:Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia (The Ringer)Nut Jobs (Audible)The Stubborn Light of Things (Melissa Harrison)Changes with Annie MacHer Spirit PodcastsAnd as we are in the middle of Pride month, some recommended LGBTQ+ l…
 
How have podcasts changed under current circumstances? Amanda Litherland speaks to cast and crew from The Archers about their new format - we hear from Sunny Ormonde (Lilian Bellamy) and producer Jessica Bunch.Deborah Frances-White discusses how The Guilty Feminist has adapted and continued despite live audience recordings being impossible for the …
 
Amanda Litherland and Caroline Crampton recommend super short podcasts. And Jacob Hawley chats about his latest series for BBC Sounds, 'Jacob Hawley's Job Centre'.Recommended this weekShort series to learn something:The World According to Sound50 Things That Changed The Modern EconomyThe Story BehindOn This Day In Esoteric Political HistoryShort fi…
 
Amanda Litherland and Greg Cochrane recommend a selection of podcasts, including great new releases, podcasts for new parents and podcasts celebrating Eurovision. Recommended this week:James Acaster's Perfect Sounds (BBC Sounds)Dom Joly's Earworm (Audible)Prison Bag (Falling Tree)Son of a Hitman (Spotify)True Spies (Cup & Nuzzle)Over The Road (Radi…
 
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