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National Theatre Podcast: 'In Public'

How does culture shape the character of a neighbourhood, a city, a country? We speak to visual artist Jeremy Deller, DJ Dave Haslam and celebrate the NT’s River Stage festival by looking at art in public spaces, and the impact it’s had on the people who pass through them.

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99 percent invisible Episode 266: Repackaging the Pill

In 1960, a new wonder drug hit the U.S. market. And while lots of new drugs promise dramatic results, this one would actually transform millions of lives and radically shift American culture. It was called Enovid. It was the first oral contraceptive, and it ushered in extraordinary changes and opportunities for women.

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Intercepted Podcast: James Comey, Chelsea Manning and the Secrets America Keeps

DONALD TRUMP’S COMPLICATED relationship with FBI Director James Comey came to a shocking conclusion in Tuesday night’s episode of American shitshow. This week on Intercepted: Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill analyze Trump’s firing of Comey. If as many Democrats are alleging the FBI director was sacked because of his role in the Russia investigation, Comey could prove to be a lethal threat to Trump’s presidency. Is Trump really that stupid, or does he know something we don’t? Next week, U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning will be released from Fort Leavenworth prison.

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S Town Podcast

The producers of "Serial" and "This American Life" present "S Town":

"John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life."

https://stownpodcast.org/

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Dissident Island Radio episode 188

Dissident Island Radio episode 188 provides noises from:

– Supporters of the Brufut Education Project talking about grassroots assistance for education in the Gambia (00:08:00 – 00:20:00)

– The MayDay Rooms discussing their ongoing adventures in Fleet Street as well as changes to service (00:23:00 –  00:30:00)

– The LDMG’s Andy with an obituary for our fallen comrade Simon (00:31:00 – 00:39:40)

– Reappropriated audio from The Field, New Cross (00:01:20 – 00:06:20) and Novara Media (00:44:00 – 00:57:00) with views on education and fascism respectively

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BBC Radio 4 Seriously...

Best for: Documentary addicts

Radio 4’s archives were clearly bursting at the seams with fascinating audio docs, so the BBC released some of the pressure by funneling the best into this new podcast.

Brighter and breezier than the more forensic In Our Time, its covers everything from Roald Dahl to South Korea’s obsession with Starcraft. Whatever your niche hobby, there's likely to an episode for you.

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