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New podcasts to listen to in January 2021

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New podcasts to listen to in January 2021

Pod Bible aims to be the essential guide to podcasts. The problem is, we can’t interview everyone and review everything (though we sure are trying!). But we still want to bring you as many podcasts as possible, and shine a light on new shows and series. Our New This Month feature is your list of  new podcasts to listen to.

New Shows

Sour Hall

Sour Hall is a new Audible Original podcast drama, inspired by a Naomi Booth short story. When George inherits her family farm it’s supposed to be a new start for her and her partner Ash. But a presence haunts the farm, one that feeds on fear. To survive, Ash and George must face past traumas and embrace the things that go bump in the night, or risk being destroyed by them.

What sets this podcast apart from other horror audio content is not only the series’ unique production process (it was recorded in 360 degrees on location in Yorkshire), but also the themes it explores through the genre, such as trauma, marginalisation, race, motherhood and femininity. This is best listened to with headphones to get the full effect of the on-site recording – just don’t listen in the dark! 

You can listen to Sour Hall now on Audible.

Made of Stonger StuffMade of Stronger Stuff

This new podcast from BBC Radio 4 asks what the human body has to teach us about the world around us. Over 12 episodes, psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken assess how the world is changing through the most personal perspective of all – an anatomical examination of the human body. Each episode takes a specific body part and asks how we can understand it better, ourselves more, and use that knowledge to create positive change both personally and collectively. The first episode looks a our eyes (no pun intended!) and how there is a gap between what we see and what we perceive…

Made of Stronger Stuff was launched on 27th January and is available on BBC Sounds, Acast, Spotify or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Reverberate podcast artReverberate by The Guardian

Reverberate is the new music, politics and history crossover podcast by The Guardian. It uncovers the unique role music has played in driving social and political change around the world, including some of the world’s most significant and revolutionary moments. This is a one-off, six part series and each episode focuses on a specific turning point in a different city’s history. As well as interviews with experts, the immersive sound design uses a single track as a way to reveal the deeper social and political issues at a single point in time. The first episode tells the fascinating story of how an unknown musician in England became an overnight pop star in Hong Kong – and how his music became the emotional anthem of Hong Kong’s nascent pro-democracy movement.

Reverberate launched on 27th January. Listen now on Acast, Spotify or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Figureheads podcast artFigureheads with Warwick Davis

Figureheads is a new the 5-part series where Warwick Davis talks to the brains behind some of the UK’s biggest cultural institutions. Each episode will explore the inner workings from leaders of world class sporting and entertainment organisations, exclusively sharing their big business experiences and lessons with takeaways for all business owners. Guests include Baroness Sue Campbell, who talks about creating a legacy with Barclays FA Women’s Super League, and Melvin Benn, the Managing Director of Live Nation’s Festival Republic, who talks about the unexpected challenges of live events.

Figureheads was released on 7th January and you can listen now on Acast, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

New Seasons

Off Menu podcast artOff Menu – Seasons 5

Pod Bible can’t hide our love for Off Menu! The newest series got off to a great start with comedian and creator/star of the TV show Feel Good, Mae Martin! This episode includes tales of Ed trying to smuggle a ninja star into the kitchen and James reminiscing about shrimp. If you’re new to Off Menu and not sure where to dive in, be sure to read this Point Of Entry article by super-fan Twitter account @nocontxtoffmenu to get started.

Series 5 of Off Menu launched 27th January. You can listen to Off Menu on AcastSpotify and all other podcast apps.

Life, Interrupted podcast artLife, Interrupted – Season 2

In Life, Interrupted, TV presenter Simon Thomas interviews well-known celebrities and notable individuals, about their toughest times in life in order to understand how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration. Episode 1 of the new season sees Philip Schofield talk about writing his new book, his father’s death and how his family dynamic changed after he publicly came out as gay last year.

Series 2 of Life, Interrupted launched on 11th January. New episodes of come out on Mondays and are available on Acast, Spotify,  or wherever you get your podcasts.

If you’d like to tell us about a new podcast, you can email  info@podbiblemag.com with the show description, release date and artwork. We will share as many launches as we can!

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