1. WHY WON’T YOU DATE ME
Description: Nicole Byer is single and has been for decades. She’s smart, funny and has a fat ass. So the question is why is she perpetually single? This podcast is a quest to find that answer. Every week, Nicole invites a comedian, friend, or ex-fling to interview their dating life and figure out her own.
Jasmine: “Nicole Byer discusses love, life, politics, race, body image and everything in between with an air of levity that helps her tackle some heavy-hitting issues. She is completely unfiltered so this podcast is not for the faint of heart but it's a refreshing listen for anyone who wants a laugh and is looking to broaden their perspective of the world! Also, the theme tune is amazing and will live in your brain forever.”
2. GROUNDED WITH LOUIS THEROUX
Description: Film director Oliver Stone talks to Louis Theroux about surviving Vietnam, using Scarface to kick his drug addiction and who he thinks has been the worst US President.
Agnes: “It was interesting to hear Oliver Stone speaking of the importance of telling complicated war stories and how, at the time, it might be challenging to do it in Hollywood. Working on our latest project Call of Duty 'Cold War', we quite often turned back for story inspiration and visual richness of movies such as 'Platoon'.”
3. ATHLETICO MINCE
Description: Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson's podcast - brass hands, blue drink and more. It's not really about football, d'you know what I mean?
Allen: “I've listened to this more than once”
4. YOU’RE WRONG ABOUT
Description: Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.
Simon: “The famous/infamous, urban legends and tabloid stories are all fair game, from OJ to Iran-Contra and Courtney Love to Lady Diana it will change the way you look at things.”
5. 99% INVISIBLE
Episode description: Episode 363: Invisible Women "Only by collecting and analyzing data did it become clear that men were the ones being designed around, which isn’t an isolated problem. Males are often the default subjects of design, which can have a huge impact on big and critical aspects of everyday life. The vast majority of medical research, for instance, is based on studies of men."
Sam: “Agnes sent me this one a few years ago, it's about gender data bias, it's a good episode to get angry to and then smash the patriarchy.”