Ironically, I've not listened to podcasts for the last month or so, because I'm working my way through the 27-hour epic that is The History of the Silk Roads on Audible. I'll have a break from Audible once I've finished that and binge on the various podcasts.
I am now on episode 7 of the curious case of Charles Dexter Ward. Rendering it as a modern day mystery podcast is an excellent conceit. It's very scary. Even though I almost certainly have read the original decades ago and despite the fact that I know my Mythos well enough to know you should not be reciting strange charms from strange leather-bound books.. I genuinely feel empathic fear for the protagonists.
So, having finished The Silk Roads (which I whole-heartedly recommend), I've dived back into Revolutions which is presently all about the Mexican Revolution. I've certainly learnt a lot, and it's been made more interesting as places that I travelled to during my one (work) visit to the country have been mentioned. I think there are a couple more episodes, then a short break, and then we start the Russian revolution. I may well listen to Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel before that to build up a backlog to binge through.
I also listened to Limetown Series 2 which was a little disappointing, and I found the ending a bit of a letdown. I was going to pick up the prequel novel, but it's been roundly slated. Apparently this is being picked up by Facebook Watch, but I don't think that I will be rushing to see it. I may listen to another series, but that may well be unlikely as it's jumping media format.
Currently listening to Serial season 3, which is taking a year long look at the American courts in Cleveland, Ohio. Sad, frustrating and fascinating.
Also listening to Crimetown season 2 which is covering Detroit this season. You can binge the lot on Spotify or pick it up week by week through the usual routes
Excited that the Revolutions podcast is starting season 10: this time it’s the Russian revolution. it may be the last season. Definitely worth getting into. I think @Ezio and the @Guvnor would enjoy this.
Just blasted through the whole of The Hurricane Tapes over the last week on the commute. I’d never seen the Denzel Washington film or heard the Bob Dylan song about Reuben ‘Hurricane’ Carter and John Artis’s double conviction and release from a triple murder charge in 1966.
Really interesting interviews and unreleased material done well. The World Service is seeming to nail podcasts.