Picks of the week
Chameleon: Rip-off Seemingly
Apple Podcasts, episodes weekly
Most of us have answered an anxiety-inducing, if unconvincing, rip-off name – 82% of individuals within the UK, in line with Ofcom. This gripping podcast sequence takes that concern to the following degree, with host Yudhijit Bhattacharjee following a staff unravelling one of many greatest name centre scams ever pulled – $300m stolen from tens of hundreds of People. The hunt is on to peg down the shadowy multinational mob behind all of it. Hollie Richardson
Wondery, episodes weekly
Casey Wilson throws an abundance of shade as she tells the story of warring wellness queens Tanya Zuckerbrot and Emily Gellis. When Gellis uncovered the uncomfortable side effects of Zuckerbrot’s widespread fibre-heavy F-Issue weight loss plan, it shook the money-making tree and kicked off a courtroom case. Wilson balances a compelling journey into influencer tradition with a little bit sarcasm. Hannah Verdier
Extensively accessible, episodes each day
This 10-minute each day podcast sequence is the audio equal of vanishing right into a Wikipedia gap. It’s a digression-packed, bantery try and learn by way of a unique Wiki web page each day, with matters starting from “spontaneous human combustion” to “urine indicator dye”. Alexi Duggins
Extensively accessible, common episodes
Hosted by Maya Chupkov, “a proud girl who stutters”, this podcast goals to alter the best way that we perceive how individuals communicate. Every week she and a co-host “ally” conduct informative, trustworthy and insightful interviews with individuals who stammer – beginning within the first episode with Dr Cameron Raynes, a lecturer on the College of South Australia. AD
Dateline: Lacking in America
Extensively accessible, episodes weekly
There’s at all times one thing very intriguing about individuals who vanish, and Josh Mankiewicz and Andrea Canning peel off the layers of such tales on this podcast. Every episode focuses on one lacking individual, beginning with Heidi Planck, a California mum whose ex-husband raised the alarm when she didn’t choose her son up from college. HV
There’s a podcast for that
This week, to rejoice England’s Girls’s Euro 2022 win, Ella Braidwood chooses 5 of the very best ladies’s soccer podcasts, from in-depth match evaluation to a podcast impressed by the FA’s 50-year ban.
Hosted by Swedish broadcasters Mia Eriksson and Amanda Zaza, Their Pitch made headlines in April for its interview with Iceland captain Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, through which she slammed the choice to play Girls’s Euros 2022 video games at Manchester Metropolis’s academy floor as “disrespectful to ladies’s soccer”. It’s testomony to the standard of this podcast’s protection, which options interviews with prime flight gamers and training employees competing in Europe, the USA and Canada. There’s an enormous nod too to these from the Nordic nations, with star friends together with Sweden and Chelsea defender Magdalena Eriksson, plus smile-inducing interviews with a few Lionesses, specifically match heroes Ella Toone and Mary Earps. (The latter advises that a great way to recollect the pronunciation of her surname is that it rhymes with “burps”.)
The Athletic Girls’s Soccer Podcast
Providing methodical and thorough evaluation, The Athletic’s Girls’s Soccer Podcast has been operating since late 2020 and is significant fodder for anybody trying to get caught into the Girls’s Tremendous League (WSL). Hosts Kait Borsay and Lynsey Hooper dissect the ins and outs of England’s prime tier, alongside the main tournaments throughout Europe. The therapy of the ladies’s sport over time is examined by way of a essential lens, whereas visitor appearances have included Lioness royalty Kelly Smith, golden boot winner Beth Mead, and former England striker and present sporting director of Los Angeles’s Angel Metropolis FC, Eni Aluko.
Fairly Unsuitable For Females
In 1921, the FA handed a movement declaring that “soccer is sort of unsuitable for females”, banning ladies from enjoying on its grounds for half a century. This five-episode sequence by the Nationwide Soccer Museum explores the calamitous impression of the ban, alongside the dangerous stereotypes and boundaries confronted by ladies and ladies enjoying at the moment, from the grassroots to the elite degree. The LGBTQ+ inclusivity of the game, and the golden age of the ladies’s sport pre-ban, are additionally highlighted – particularly, with the legacy of Lily Parr and the staff she performed for: Dick, Kerr Women – whereas its 4 hosts are adept at balancing the informative with the participating.
Purpose Diggers Podcast
A black, female-led podcast by a bunch of followers who know their soccer, from switch predictions to match round-ups: this present is refreshing, humorous and good. The banter is sufficient to make you smile even within the darkest depths of winter, whereas the discussions are insightful, informative and full of witty one liners. The podcast largely seems on the males’s sport, however there are devoted episodes on ladies’s soccer – additionally accessible as slickly produced movies on YouTube – together with an version on the WSL and one forward of the Euros.
The Guardian’s Girls’s Soccer Weekly
Relive the highs and lows of the Euro with the Guardian’s first ladies’s soccer podcast, which follows the match from begin to end. Hosted by sports activities broadcaster Faye Carruthers, it options in-depth match evaluation with friends together with ex-England internationals Anita Asante and Karen Carney. The Guardian’s soccer journalists Suzanne Wrack and Jonathan Liew additionally make common appearances, offering their insights and, following England’s historic win, their sheer elation. Carruthers additionally heads up TalkSport’s Girls’s Soccer Weekly podcast, which focuses on the WSL, together with participant interviews and discussions on the therapy of the game: from the standard of refereeing, to the potential use of VAR within the WSL.
For much more, signal as much as Transferring the Goalposts, the Guardian’s ladies’s soccer e-newsletter
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