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Recommendation Engine: The Week in Porpoise Reviews

Hooked on Freddie and Paul McCartney are popular picks this week

7:46 PM GMT+1 on October 4, 2023

    Welcome to this week’s Recommendation Engine from Podcast Rex, rounding up the week in podcast reviews. Get this in an email each week by signing up to be a supporter of Podcast Rex from £3.99.

    Apple Podcasts New & Noteworthy:

    Spotify New & 🔥

    Fiona Sturges in the FT

    • Hooked on Freddie: "Veering between comedy and tragedy, Hooked on Freddie tells of a tabloid storm, a feud and a reputation stained. It’s a terrific story that at times feels stretched"

    Miranda Sawyer in the Observer

    • Hooked on Freddie - "the punchy setup of a true crime series, this seemingly slight narrative given status and warmth through great reporting and dramatic dynamics"
    • Case 63 - "you know the very best Doctor Who episodes, the ones with save-the-planet urgency and mind-boggling time slippage and scary memory erasion and, yes, love? Case 63 has all of these things, but makes them grownup and sexy".

    The Guardian’s Hear Here column recommends

    Also in Hear Here, Charlie Lindlar chooses five of the best podcasts on masculinity

    Also mentioned: Green Flags, Wonderstruck and Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler

    Radio Times reviews

    Scott Bryan in Great British Podcasts

    In PodPod’s Earworms column:

    • Alexis Darker, Acast - What's Goes Around? - "fun and uplifting with some amazing guests"
    • Megan Thomas, Brandwidth - You're Dead to Me - "an hilarious history podcast that dives into the most interesting topics your school syllabus might have missed"
    • Sufia Hussain, Wunderman Thompson - Diary of a CEO's Jimmy Carr episode - "the focus of the podcast is positivity even when he was suffering from anxiety and depression"
    • Jason Cobbold, BMB - The Infinite Monkey Cage - "a brain-stretchingly brilliant podcast"

    In “Freshly Dropped” they mention Hot Mess with Alix Earle, A CRISPr Bite, One More Life, Stick To Football and Media Confidential

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