Looking for a new podcast?

I’ve recently got into listening to more and more podcasts – mainly because I spend a fair amount of time driving… So I thought I’d share with you the podcasts I’ve recently enjoyed; all available on BBC Sounds app. Listen up!

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The Missing Crypto Queen

‘A story of greed, deceit and herd madness’

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Have you heard about BitCoin? Well, Dr Ruja Ignatova – The Missing Crypto Queen – persuaded millions to join her  financial revolution and buy her own crypto currency – OneCoin. But then she disappeared…with all the money!

This is a real life, currently evolving story, and you can read all about it here, but I’d recommend to listen to the podcast- it’s really good – I’m hoping there will be continuation!

Who tells the story? Jamie Barlett, British author and journalist.

Available to listen here

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Newscast

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If you want to be aware what’s happening in British politics without getting bored or accidentally falling asleep, this is the podcast for you!

You’ll hear intellectual discussions on hot issues, and learn a lot, but that’s not the best part. The gossip from Westminster and Brussels along with the banter will make you LOL (or quietly giggle) at least once in a while.

Who’s chatting? Beloved BBC News correspondents Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg, Katya Adler, Chris Mason and friends

Available to listen here

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Americast

American politics explained for the Brits

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Similar style to Newscast, but this one – you guessed it right (well done) – is about USA politics! With 2020 US presidential election race on its way, listen in for the latest gossip from the campaign trail, and learn more about ever so complicated voting system The United States have.

There is an A-Z on American politics episode, as well as deep dives into key characters, and contestants who might have to go head to head with Donald Trump, such as Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg. All you need to know about American politics in a weekly podcast. Ideal.

Who’s chatting? Familiar faces and voices to all BBC News viewers Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel

Available to listen here

 

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Fake Heiress

Real life Gossip Girl story

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If you’ve not heard of Anna Sorokin aka Anna Delvey, the girl who scammed Manhattan’s elite and is now in prison for it, trust meyou want to tune in to this story. After all, both HBO and Netflix are working on big time projects, all about this girl. But before it reaches our screens, listen to the podcast and dig deeper into the New York scandal with a mix of drama and documentary!

Who’s telling the story? Journalist Vicky Baker and playwright Chloe Moss

Available to listen here

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I do hope you give them a listen if you haven’t yet, and please do share your suggestions in the comments below – I’m hungry for good quality podcasts!

Lots of love,

Po

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