From museums to expectation-defying feminists, the best podcasts to download this Octoberby Charlotte Runcie / September 5, 2019 / Leave a comment
Nigel Poor, Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams
What’s life really like inside prisons in the United States? Ear Hustle is a fascinating and compelling insight into the workings of San Quentin State Prison in California, made by people with direct experience of the justice system and featuring interviews with current inmates and those who were previously incarcerated. In different episodes, we hear from prisoners about the jobs they do while in the system, as well as about gangs, lockdowns, prison romances, letter-writing and the moment of release.
Meet Me at the Museum
It’s always a treat to go round a museum with someone who really loves and knows it, and who’s able to point you towards the best exhibits, quietest picnic spots and most appealing gift shop items. The idea for this podcast is just that: a famous artsy person, among them Jackie Kay, Jane Garvey, Lemn Sissay and Cariad Lloyd, guides a friend (sometimes even an equally famous and artsy person) around their favourite museum. Each episode is a beguiling and inspiring half-hour.
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink
What sort of feminist is Keira Knightley? Scarlett Curtis, the writer and editor of the Feminists Don’t Wear Pink essay collection, now has a podcast exploring the diversity of modern feminism through interviews with leading women. Among her impressive rosta of guests are Knightley, Lena Dunham, Zoella, Saoirse Ronan, Jameela Jamil, June Sarpong, Helen Fielding and Gemma Arterton. Upbeat and excited, Curtis’s passion is infectious.