Listen to these audio programs to hear the latest on the most popular podcasts.


One is for cineastes. An audience of journalists watches a classic movie and discusses it in detail: the plot, stars, director, behind-the scenes gossip, etc.

It’s also a great way of finding out the actors who were considered for now iconic roles but didn’t get them. Recent episodes have included Trainspotting, Saturday Night Fever, and Halloween.


Podcast from Adam Buxton 

Buxton’s podcast is too popular now to be described as a cult hit, but it does still have the feel of something relatively undiscovered.

This chat show features humorous jingles and has featured Johnny Marr, Greta Gerwig, Vic Reeves as guests.


Everything falls apart

Jon Ronson explores the stories of today’s culture wars and talks to people involved – those who gave and took offence: a man who posted a joke online that was thought antisemitic, a woman disgusted by a Roger McGough poem, and the televangelist who invited an AIDS sufferer on to her show.


History Is All That Remains 

Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook analyse why superheroes, created in the 1930s, have become a cultural phenomenon, and how cricket’s link with the British Empire helped it to become one of the world’s most popular sports.

There’s also 17th Century terrorism in the form of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot. You can find more than 130 of these fascinating episodes.