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Pick of the podcasts: Good Friend, Red Handed and Your Broccoli Weekly

© SYSTEMJamie Lee Curtis presents Good Friend podcast.
Jamie Lee Curtis presents Good Friend podcast.

Good Friend 

The last year or so has caused many of us to reexamine various aspects of our lives; from our jobs to how we spend our precious leisure time and even where we live.

We also had plenty of time to explore what our friends mean to us.

Many of us leaned on our friendship group at difficult times and, in turn, we were happy to support them when needed, too.

Some acquaintances fell by the wayside. Others made new pals, forged via text message or lockdown walks.

These relationships can be more important than family, even.

The nature of friendships is explored in a new podcast, Good Friend, by likeable Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis.

“I have seen friendships so tested over the years. Like everything, they need to be ever-changing,” said Curtis, 62.

“I have seen tectonic changes in friendships during the pandemic.

“I know I’m not alone in those feelings and I thought it would be an interesting conversation to start.”

Curtis, known for movies such as Halloween and True Lies, is honest and straightforward; desirable qualities in a friend.

That’s perhaps why she has been asked to be a godmother so many times. She counts Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal as one of her godchildren, via close pals Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner.

The opening episodes have been great and Michelle Williams and Jennifer Garner were Curtis’ first guests to speak about their lasting friendship.

Also appearing is Christopher Guest, the man responsible for Spinal Tap, as well as husband to Curtis, talking about his relationship with his pal, David Nichtern.

Settle in for a wholesome, positive podcast.

Apple, Spotify


RedHanded

RedHanded last week won the Listeners’ Choice gong at the Podcast Awards last week, so now is perhaps the time to jump head first into all manner of macabre madness.

Hosts Suruthi and Hannah cover everything from serial killers to hauntings, possessions, disturbing mysteries, bizarre whodunits and basically anything that tickles their creepy fancy.

More than 200 episodes to catch up on too!

Apple, Spotify


Your Broccoli Weekly 

Don’t worry, this is nothing to do with the vegetable.

News moves at such a breakneck speed that it’s almost impossible to keep up while also managing your own daily commitments.

So what if you could hear a summary of three of the stories on everyone’s lips from this week?

Journalist Diyora Shadijanova brings the stories to life, joined by two guests every week, to discuss and dissect the topics at hand.

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