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Let’s face it, we all love a good scandal; from sordid affairs to political intrigue, the more salacious and outrageous, the better.
So, it’s little surprise that some of the most shocking news stories to grip the nation would make prime fodder for a riveting new podcast.
If you’re craving your next fix of intrigue and drama, British Scandal, by top American podcast creator, Wondery will not disappoint.
Created in the UK and launched this week, the show deep dives into some of the most gripping modern-day scandals to rock the UK, led by engaging hosts Alice Levine, of the award-winning podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno, and comedian, Matt Forde.
Levine promises the show will reveal surprising new insights to widely-covered news stories. She said, “British Scandal is an amazing chance to take a deep dive into some events that we all remember from the news, which really are stranger than fiction.
“Revisiting them with some distance, knowing what we know now, throws up some incredible surprises!”
With expert commentary, analysis and insights, the first series investigates the Salisbury poisonings of 2018. Over three episodes, it revisits the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, which sparked the worst diplomatic crisis between UK and Russia since the end of the Cold War.
Series two covers the death of weapons expert, David Kelly, and the “sexed-up” dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, which led to a political crisis for Tony’s Blair’s Labour government. And the third explores the 2018 Cambridge Analytica crisis.
Judging by the state of British politics over the past 12 months, they might have enough material for a fourth series.
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Remember the days when we could go to a ceilidh, or even listen to live music? The chance to do so again could be on the horizon later this year. Until then, the Edinburgh Tradfest has moved online.
It’s new podcast starts this weekend, exploring traditional music in Scotland, with tracks and interviews from the Tradfest line-up.
So tune in and jig around your living room like no one’s watching.
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There’s a saying, “well-behaved women rarely make history, difficult women do.” We guess “difficult” meant anyone persistent enough to disrupt the status quo. In a new LBC podcast, Rachel Johnson speaks to influential women who had to fight, resist, insist or generally be disruptive to get things done.
Her first chat is with Lady Brenda Hale, the first female – and feminist – president of the UK Supreme Court.
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