On the new BBC “excellent” Ukrainecast James Marriott said in Time. Victoria Derbyshire, Gabriel Gatehouse and Vitaly Shevchenko, Russian editor at BBC Monitoring, draw on experts, foreign correspondents, audio archives and interviews with civilians in war zones.
These last contributions are particularly intriguing. In the episode titled The advancements of the convoy, we heard that a Ukrainian woman with a family in Russia was so misled by Putin’s propaganda that they “wouldn’t believe that there were Russian shells falling all around her. They promised to keep her safe.” It’s the “cooling tool”.
Also highly recommended: Ukraine and Russia episode of The rest is history; James Meek’s episode of Podcasts LRB; Niall Ferguson episode of The Wall Street Journal’s Free expression; and special Ukrainian products from Pod Save the World.
For a podcast focused on events near home, Miranda Sawyer says in The ObserverI advise you should Death by Conspiracy? – a fascinating new series from the BBC’s “misinformed reporter” Marianna Spring. Its theme was Gary Matthews’ death from Covid-19 in January 2021. Matthews, a healthy 46-year-old man from Shrewsbury with a close group of friends and family, was gradually drawn to it. a community of unbelieving conspiracy theorists. Covid exists.
When he himself became infected, he did not seek medical help and sadly passed away. Spring is “steadfast and fair” in uncovering the events leading up to his death, and the series includes “empathetic” interviews with his friends. One of them “believed – and still does – that Covid wasn’t real and that ‘they’ were covering up the real circumstances of Matthews’ death. Whoever they are”.
I’m not a huge football fan, but with “podcaster star” Alice Levine (My dad wrote an erotic, British scandal) presented, I felt “obligated” to sample The Weirdest Crimes in Sports: The Trillion Dollar ConmanPatricia Nicol says in Sunday Times. “Within a few hours, I’ve been ‘avidly listening’ to all six episodes, passionately exploring the essence of the villainous protagonist, but also telling the ‘joy’, often humorous, commentary story. humor” by Levine.
Here’s the “incredible” true story of how lowly Notts County was taken over, in 2009, by Russell King, an “evil Bond” scammer allegedly backed by Bahraini finance contradiction. The “strange, fascinating” story unfolds between Nottingham and Jersey, and on to Bahrain, Dubai and even North Korea, where the club’s new megabucks manager, Sven-Göran Eriksson is dispatched to secure a mining agreement. “Started very well and ended badly,” noted the amiable Swede.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/arts-life/culture/music/956055/podcasts-of-the-week-the-war-in-ukraine-and-covid-conspiracies Podcast of the week: the war in Ukraine and the conspiracies of Covid