Podcast Recommendations

Karen Straarup, Podcast Editor, P3, DenmarkJames Cridland, Managing Director, Podnews, Australia, Louise Kattenhorn, Commissioning Executive, BBC, UK, Arif Noorani, Executive Producer, CBC Podcasts, Canada discussed their recommended podcasts.

Karen Straarup, Podcast Editor, P3, DenmarkJames Cridland, Managing Director, Podnews, Australia, Louise Kattenhorn, Commissioning Executive, BBC, UK, Arif Noorani, Executive Producer, CBC Podcasts, Canadadiscussed their recommended podcasts. 

Louise talked about ‘A Gay and a Non-Gay’ – and her interest in podcasts which open your ears to different perspectives. She noted their chemistry, rapport and unique perspective which moves the conversation on in a wider sense. 

Arif recommended ‘Running From Cops’- from the makers of ‘Missing Richard Simmons’ – which follows police as they’re arresting criminals. He advocated that police are taken seriously in the series and it’s deep-dive journalism format. 

Karen spoke about ‘Den Nye Stil’ – which tells the story of Danish rap music, and the society built around it. She said that she is particularly proud of the sound design for the podcast – which makes it both musical and historical. 

And James advocated for ‘Death In Ice Valley’ – which he said it was given time and space, in a way that radio can’t be. He also said they used their Facebook group to add to the content, and recorded each episode week by week, including audience participation.