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5 December 2018

The best podcasts of 2018

From Sandra to Mostly Lit.

By Caroline Crampton


Slow Burn

A reconstruction of what it was like to live through the political upheaval of the Clinton-Lewinsky affair.

Mostly Lit

An erudite and witty analysis of books, TV and films from three smart millennials.

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Flash Forward

From teleportation to fertility in space, each episode explores the possibility of a different future.


A drama starring Alia Shawkat as the woman behind “Sandra”, a supposedly robotic AI assistant.

The Lonely Palette

A documentary series aiming to return art history to the masses,
one painting at a time.


Manoush Zomorodi and Jen Poyant explain their journeys to becoming
a new kind of tech entrepreneur.

This is Love

A gorgeous-sounding series about all kinds of love, including love between a woman and a whale.

Imaginary Advice

Always different, never boring: this podcast showcases fiction, comedy and sound art by Ross Sutherland.

The Tip Off

Maeve McClenaghan explores the stories behind some of the biggest investigative journalism scoops.

Radio Atlas

A fascinating way of listening to beautiful audio documentaries in other languages – with subtitles.

This article appears in the 08 Dec 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Christmas special