There are few topics seemingly less suited to podcasts than ballroom dancing.
Or so you would think.
The sequins and triple twinkles translate surprisingly well in the hit BBC podcast Strictly Come Dancing: The Official Podcast, hosted by Joe Sugg and Kim Winston.
Alright, it’s not the most inventive name – but if you can’t get enough of the show then the podcast is where you can get that little bit of extra magic in terms of news from the contestants, dancers, judges and, of course, hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly.
There’s not much on the new series added as of yet, but for Strictly fanatics, you can find out a little about what happened on the show’s last smash-hit tour.
The latest episode features production manager Andy Gibb and tour manager Robert Hayden explaining to Amy Elizabeth exactly how they bring the Strictly magic to the stage, and what the contestants and dancers are really like on the road.
There are interviews with fans in the audience on why Strictly has such a special place in their heart.
Last series’ winners, Stacey Dooley and Aljaž Škorjanec, explain their secret weapon for having stamina on tour whilst Dr Ranj confesses to being the party king.
Plus Johannas Radebe and Graziano Di Prima don’t hold back when discussing their very first tour experience.
Get a bit of glitz and glamour in your ears ahead of the new series beginning in earnest.
Strictly Come Dancing: The Official Podcast (BBC Sounds)
All Songs Considered (Apple Podcasts, NPR)
Bored of listening to the same old music? Want to impress bystanders with your music choices?
Tune into All Songs Considered, where music nerds guide you through the week’s best new tracks. Everything is featured, from hipster darling Bon Iver to Beyonce.
Women have gotten a bad rap throughout history. While men are continually shown conquering, inventing and discovering, women are usually a sidenote.
Hag takes traditional folklore and gives it a modern, feminist twist. Each story is inspired by a UK folk tale, sourced by Professor Carolyne Larrington, then rewritten by an author.
Eimear McBride’s The Tale Of Kathleen is first.