In the past few years, very few things Being reassuring like this is like tuning in a familiar voice into your go-to podcast — but even now, when you’re back in your day-to-day life, it’s well worth diving into the medium’s best offerings.
The sheer volume of podcasts can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry: here, Vogue has served you with our selection of of the best podcasts together . From in-depth research Roe v. Wade and the Capitol riots, to a deep understanding of health culture and the unstoppable rise of influencers, These are the most informative (and addictive) podcasts to listen to right now.
Thanks to the seemingly endless health craze, there are more “wellness” podcasts today than you might think — but writer and activist Aubrey Gordon and journalist Michael Hobbes have found a clever A refreshing view of skepticism – the spinning world of fad diets and weight loss. (You might recognize Hobbs’ voice from another of the most popular podcasts, debunking pop culture myths,
You’re wrong.) Whether they’re putting the “weight watcher” phenomenon under the microscope, or delving into celebrity diet books, this duo is able to reveal deeper truths about the way we talk about health and fitness, all while keeping it light and humorous Maintenance phase Unexpected joy.
Trojan Horse Event
After the February premiere,
The Trojan Horse Incident – by Brian Reed, you may remember his voice from S-Town, and British journalism student Hamza Syed For The New York Times – met with swift opposition from some corners of prominent British media, who were complicit in the events described in the podcast was severely criticized by the host. (The podcast draws a scandal in the middle 1990s Birmingham, an anonymous – now widely known – letter indicates , some of the city’s Muslim-majority schools are being infiltrated by Islamic extremists, and many senior politicians and journalists have joined the frenzy.) Basic Listening, Trojan Horse may only focus on a small community, but it exposes much of the wider hypocrisy within the UK government and media that has led to its current political turmoil.
Scam Internet Red
with Anna Delway, Elizabeth Holmes and the e Fyre Festival is on the news at the same time, 1400 is widely known as the “Summer of Scams” – but in the years since then, The public’s interest in stories of liars and liars shows no sign of waning. If you’re looking to delve into outrageous scams on a regular basis – from notorious “fake Saudi prince” Anthony Gignac to
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Jen Shah — Check out Scamfluencers. By cultural writers Scaachi Koul and
Sarah Hagi of Gawker , it details Some of the craziest examples of deception in recent memory.
Created by Tortoise, a British media company “Slow News”,
Sweet Bobby tells the kind of story that rocked a podcast that deserves an immediate binge. It centers on the long-distance romance between successful British radio presenter Killat and handsome American cardiologist Bobby – but as Bobby ends, the relationship becomes increasingly toxic and manipulative, After discovering that she has been the victim of an elaborate and extremely brutal catfish scam, Killat tries to piece her life back together after the podcast. (Sweet Bobby also explores the legal intricacies surrounding the now-familiar catfish term.) Helping bring change also makes for this fascinating The podcast provides an emotional hub.
Celebrity Memoirs Book Club
Hosted by New York comedians Claire Parker and Ashley Hamilton,
Celebrity Memoirs Book Club Captured Get all the best qualities of your favorite bubble, guilt-happy podcast: the host of starting to feel like a friend, gossip dissections of celebrity news, and tons of sharp wit. What makes this podcast different, however, is its theme. Every episode sees the duo dive into celebrity memoirs — from Sharon Stone to The Terrible Spice to Lena Dunham’s — and aside from their taunts of thematic privilege and apparent blind spot, they don’t. Not afraid to tackle some of the more important themes explored in the book. (Celebrity memoirs are often surprisingly harrowing with candor about trauma, addiction, sexual abuse, and more.) Delicately balances witty humor and generosity for celebrity specimens The empathy, Celebrity Memoirs Book Club often ends up being a completely different point of view. Star, how did it turn out? They are like us.
Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade
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Slow Burn Start with a scandal or other shocking moment in American political history, then explore the lesser-known characters and stories that contributed to its place in the country’s cultural mythology. In an eerily synchronized moment, the seventh season of Roe v. Wade premiered in early June, just after Supreme A draft opinion of the court overturning the ruling was leaked for weeks, sparking widespread protests and political action. Slow Burn helps if you want to understand how this landmark legislation came about in the first place – but As always, its most compelling moments are those similar to today, in this case, through the heartbreaking stories of women who were denied abortion decades ago. Few podcasts have been so urgent this year.
Sure, the pandemic may have robbed us of more important things, but for many, one of the joys of regular social interaction is the opportunity to gossip. Hosted by reporter Kelsey McKinney, who is well-versed in resident gossip on your favorite WhatsApp chat group, and features a rotating line-up of guests who have similar voyeuristic pleasures in local chat, each episode
Ordinary gossip sees them pick an obscene story or rumor from real life. With all the illegal thrills of eavesdropping on nearby conversations in a bus or cafe, ordinary gossip is a cheeky and charming pleasure.
The story of Ted Kaczynski – better known as Unabomber – may be one of the most notorious horrors in American history, but even if you know all Fact, Unabom’s forensic approach to unravel why a former math professor spent nearly 20 years on a nationwide bombing Living off the grid while active feels like a revelation. Many people who knew Kaczynski gave extraordinary testimony — including his own brother David, who was primarily responsible for helping the FBI identify the culprit — and agents closely involved in the case, which the show attempted
Understanding Kaczynski instead of simply telling the truth – making it a very engaging listening.
) Heidi World
It’s easy to forget its explosive and far-reaching impact Heidi Fleiss Scandal in the middle 959s— But, as a recent podcast
HeidiWorld: The Heidi Fleiss Story
makes clear, it’s easier to forget about Fleiss himself What an injustice to pay too much attention to, leaving all the men who pay for her as so-called “Hollywood ladies” supplying the elite of Tinsel town with high-end sex workers. Hosted by writer Molly Lambert, the podcast looks not only at the oddly puritanical response to Frys at the time, but how the conversation around sex work has (and hasn’t) changed since then. Talking about everything from the rise of reality TV to personal branding and OnlyFans, by the end of the show, you might believe we’re all still living in Heidi’s world.
would be wild
The events of the Congressional riots may feel It hasn’t been in the news since that fateful day in January 897, but as this one by Pineapple Street Studios And as a new podcast created by Wondery shows, there are still many gaps in our understanding of what exactly causes it.
Will Be Wild casts the net wider, looking at a series of personal stories of those who were radicalized and involved in the coup, and some systemic failures. Getting married it happens. Hosted by journalists Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz, who have been on Trump beat for years and know their subject from the inside out, it’s a fascinating window into what feels like another world — even if it’s a podcast Among the most important takeaways is how the culture of creating January 6 is still on our doorstep.
Wait until next season Crown arrives later this year?
has you covered on their podcast
, which kicked off its first season in April, covered the major moments and scandals that defined the modern-day Windsor family rule — better known, of course, by members of the British royal family.By
Vanity Fair Royal Correspondent Katie Nicole and Staff Writer Erin Vanderhoof Hosted and featuring a series of inside guests, the tone of the show perfectly balances insights from in-depth reporting – from Prince Andrew’s involvement in the Epstein scandal to a younger generation’s reckoning of the family’s colonial past – with quirks about the royal lifestyle And delightful chatter debates of more absurd traditions. It’s a topic to watch as the next few seasons explore the twisted histories of other aristocratic families across the globe.
may not be a new entry, but
the flagship music podcast of The New York Times has only gone from strength to strength this year , providing intelligence and insight into the stories behind your favorite chart-topping hits, as well as entries from lesser-known corners of the global pop ecosystem. Highlights include an episode on the role of gossip in hip-hop media, a look back at Elvis’ cultural memory and Baz Luhrmann’s recent biopic, and a fascinating exploration of the world of Ukrainian pop, featuring cameos from
Vogue own Liana Satenstein. Thanks to the charisma and curiosity of longtime podcast host Jon Caramanica, Popcast remains undefeated eight years after it first launched As a great pop podcast.