From Ellie Goulding on Fear Itself to Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast, The Week In Art & James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds, this week’s top podcasts
Actress Cressida Bonas is still best known for having gone out with Prince Harry. Yet her new podcast reveals her to be a thoughtful interviewer too. Each week she talks to a guest about their experiences of fear.
Cressida Bonas’ new podcast reveals her to be a thoughtful interviewer. Each week she talks to a guest – such as Ellie Goulding, above – about their experiences of fear
Pop star Ellie Goulding is candid about struggling with fame, while psychotherapist Benjamin Fry talks about grief. An unexpected success.
Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast
Frank Skinner fell in love with poetry as a student. Now he’s putting his passion to good use in a fantastic new podcast. Too many shows about poetry have an aura of elitism about them – not this one.
Each week Skinner reads and talks about a few poems he admires: he knows what he likes and does a good job of communicating why. Start with the episode on the Beat Poets.
James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds
In 2017 comedian James Acaster had what he describes as a ‘lovely little breakdown’. To cope, he bought as much music from 2016 as he could, and now owns 600 albums from that year alone.
On James Acaster’s madcap new BBC podcast he tries to convince comedians such as Phil Wang why 2016 was the best year for music in history
On this madcap new BBC podcast he tries to convince comedians such as Phil Wang why 2016 was the best year for music in history.
The Week In Art
Remember galleries and exhibitions? This podcast made by the Art Newspaper offers a weekly fix of art chatter. There’s one subject in town, and it’s Covid-19, but if you’re curious to hear from those in the art world about how the pandemic is ripping up the industry, this intelligent, weekly show is indispensable. It gets great guests, too – a recent episode featured Marina Abramovic, whose Royal Academy show has just been pushed back to next year.