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Podcast of the Month

with Karolin Frohnert

Throughline podcast

Throughline

By NPR

This is currently my favourite. I’ve binge listened through heaps of episodes already and I’m pretty sure I’ll get through a few more in the coming weeks. It’s a history podcast, but then again it’s not. It deep dives into events in the past that have shaped our current world and, whilst being extremely interesting and informative, it’s also entertaining and funny. Topics vary from the first american socialists to how we got bananas, from Vladimir Putin’s past to the history of conspiracy theories and a favourite of mine, how the planned obsolescence of lightbulbs in the beginning of the 20th century has shaped our world now. Episodes are 30 – 60 minutes long and there is a huge back catalogue so I’m sure you’ll find something you’re interested in.

How did this get made?

By Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas

This is a hilarious podcast and absolutely perfect for anyone who loves movies. I’m not a huge film buff so I hadn’t seen any of the films they discussed but their references are relatable, funny and really clever. They are incredibly inclusive, giving you a run down of what the film is about and then dissecting it with hilarious cultural references that you’ll get without having seen it. The whole idea of this podcast is to mock and deconstruct films they consider to be terrible but love anyway. They try to unscramble confusing plots, comment on actor selection and then finally also read out some positive reviews to balance their opinion. All in all I think this podcast is well researched, produced, a fun listen and might even give you ideas of what movie to watch next.