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Title: Desert Island Discs
Type: Music, Life
Recommended by Stabl reader Louise Peel.
She says, "This is a show I never fail to listen to but this one with Kelsey Grammer is super! His voice is a thing of beauty, and I never realised he had such an interesting life. Plus, I love Fraiser. Who doesn't?"
Description: Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Kirsty Young invites her guests to share the soundtrack of their lives.
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Title: Sleepover (CBC Radio)
Type: Society
Recommended by Melanie and Zoe from the Earbuds newsletter.
They picked podcasts around the theme of 'Koseligcasts' - 5 podcast episodes that explore the Norweigan term for a kind of coziness that can only occur admist the backdrop of winter.
They say, "Only Our Hygge Neighbor to The North could get three strangers to meet, discuss their problems, and offer real, empathetic advice."
Description: Sook-Yin Lee and three complete strangers share a hotel room for one night. Each comes with a problem and with Sook-Yin’s help, they spend the next 24 hours exploring what's bothering them and how to make it better.
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Title: Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate (Slate)
Type: Politics, History
Recommended by Erik from his Hurt Your Brain newsletter.
He says, "This is a new short run series from Slate about the Watergate investigation that draws parallels to today's political reality. There are only a few episodes so far and it's much more interesting than you would guess."
Description: You think you know the story, or maybe you don’t. But Watergate was stranger, wilder, and more exciting than you can imagine. What did it feel like to live through the scandal that brought down President Nixon? Find out on this eight-episode podcast miniseries hosted by Leon Neyfakh.
Links: subscribe on iTunes, and click here for more info.


Title: The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
Type: Sex
Recommended by Lauren from the Big Listen newsletter.
She says, "Over the course of seven episodes, Ronson tracks the effect of free online porn. He talks with performers who can’t get a bank account because of their work, the evangelical daughter of a man rounded up in the Ashley Madison leak and lots of other folks in the porn world. Ronson gives a voice to people many watch but never hear from."
Description: Join bestselling author Jon Ronson as he traces a very strange butterfly effect. A teen in Brussels had an idea – to make porn free and easy to stream online. The consequences of that idea are mysterious, delightful, surprising, and sad. This 7-part series takes you on a journey to places you’ll never expect.
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Title: Breakers
Type: Fiction, Drama
Recommended by Kevin Meyer from the Podcasts We Listen To group on Facebook.
He says, "Whoever it was that recently recommended Breakers...thank you. I’ve been binging it all day. So good. It’s the first fictional podcast I’ve really been able to get into."
Description: BREAKERS is Shepherd Grey’s account of what life looks like after organized civilization crumbles as he and his faithful canine companion, Rommel, venture out from their home in Virginia to try and count themselves among the survivors. It has been several years since the outbreak began. The virus is just a sick and twisted part of life now. You test as much as you can, but there is no “preventing” it, only staying alive until you catch it. “Red you’re dead” is a phrase all too commonly heard throughout the world. You have your Gunslingers, your criers, your survivors, and your breakers... If you don’t fit into those categories, your are among the dead.
Links: subscribe on iTunes, and click here for more info.


Title: Hostile Worlds
Type: Science
Recommended by Jordan Sanchez via the Guardian's Hear Here newsletter.
He says, "What makes this podcast special is the attention to imaginative description: we’re told exactly what colour the sky might be, what the ground might feel like, and it takes our experience from educational to magical."
Description: Join us on a journey to some of the most inhospitable, humbling, and frighteningly beautiful places in the known universe. Hostile Worlds is a podcast that lets you explore alien landscapes and extra-terrestrial terrain - all from the comfort of your headphones. From the freezing hydrocarbon oceans of Titan, to the scorched, and suffocating wastes of Venus – we’ll take you on an educational and immersive audio tour to all the places you’d die to see… and places you’d die if you saw. You’ll join the crew of The Tardigrade, an all-purpose vehicle that can float, fly, dive, and dig through any environment in the universe. And you’ll learn all the facts you'll ever needed to present yourself as THE space exploration authority down your local pub on a Friday night. Hostile Worlds is a unique documentary/audio drama hybrid.
Links: subscribe on iTunes, and click here for more info.


Title: Dear Prudence
Type: Life advice
Recommended by Dana from the highly recommended Bello Collective newsletter.
She says, "Slate's Dear Prudence reliably provides the best guidance in the toughest, and sometimes strangest or most dramatic, situations -- complete with grace, humor, quirkiness, and compassion."
Description: Advice, commentary, and conversation from Mallory Ortberg, author of Slate's Dear Prudence column.
Links: subscribe on iTunes, and click here for more info.