Sam’s Autumn Picks
Here are a few of my top podcast picks for the autumn. If you are looking for some podcast inspiration for your next dog walk or car journey, then hopefully there will be something in this mix to entertain you.
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Sweet Bobby is a live, 6 part investigation in search of one of the world’s most sophisticated cat fishers, discovering an online deception of almost unimaginable proportions. It’s a story about who we are online, and how social media can be weaponized as a tool of abuse and coercion.Play
We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world.
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They have the perfect relationship, until one day he vanishes. Her hunt leads to other women just like her and a web of state-spun lies. Cara McGoogan investigates one of Britain’s biggest secrets and talks to the women who unwittingly formed relationships with undercover policemen. Click here to see other recommended Investigative Reporting Podcasts.
American Vigilante is true crime, but so much more. It’s saving abducted children, it’s stepping beyond the law. It’s rescue missions, assassination attempts and last-gasp protection. Former BBC Journalist Sam Walker meets KC, the American Vigilante, a hugely complex, intelligent, contradictory man who could save your life but end it too. Who leads a group of violent men standing on the blurred line between right and wrong, between revenge and redemption. A man you want on your side when it all falls apart.Play
This investigative series from The Wall Street Journal, dives into an extensive array of internal Facebook documents, giving an unparalleled look inside the social media giant. Do the documents show that Facebook knows it’s causing harm but time and again hasn’t fixed it? This series offers new details about Facebook’s algorithm, how criminals use the platform for human trafficking and how Instagram affects mental health.
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Elizabeth Hurley takes us on an incredible true crime journey: the theft of the iconic Aston Martin DB5, with ejector seat and machine guns, driven by Sean Connery as 007 in Goldfinger. We meet the rock stars, designers, thieves and art detectives who are part of this extraordinary story.
A series of 8 episodes.Play
Chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about their 7 Desert Island Dishes. Find out about their favourite childhood dishes, the dishes they eat the most often, and the dishes that mean the most to them. From tea and toast in a labour ward to a meal for a special proposal, the answers aren’t always what you would expect. The guest in this episode is Prue Leith. For more food related podcast recommendations see our Food Collection Pod.Play