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Are you in search of your next fix of podcast recommendations? Look no further than the podCAST Castaway, the podcast about podcasts. Hosted by broadcaster, performer, chancer and podcast lover Laura Whitmore, Laura is on a mission to uncover the best podcasts out there by interviewing a celebrity guest every week about what they're listening to. Whether you're looking for podcasts about mental health, comedy, love, crime or your next fictional series to binge listen to, Laura's guests have got you covered.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 564 Ratings

Are you in search of your next fix of podcast recommendations? Look no further than the podCAST Castaway, the podcast about podcasts. Hosted by broadcaster, performer, chancer and podcast lover Laura Whitmore, Laura is on a mission to uncover the best podcasts out there by interviewing a celebrity guest every week about what they're listening to. Whether you're looking for podcasts about mental health, comedy, love, crime or your next fictional series to binge listen to, Laura's guests have got you covered.
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    Food

    Food

    In this episode, we’re sharing some of the most juicy and delicious podcasts out there; today we’ll bring to you all the mouth watering shows that get us in the mood for food. Our foodie loving guests today are Jessie Ware (and a little bit of Lennie too), Tan France, Evanna Lynch and Joss Stone.
    Shows included in the episode are:
    Table Manners
    Off Menu
    The Chickpeeps
    Deliciously Ways to Feel Better

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    • 26 min
    Pop Culture

    Pop Culture

    Today's popular culture episode encompasses, well, a little bit of everything - from famous faces, to cult classics, and dare I say .. podcasts! This is one for the pop culture obsessives as we celebrate the great recommendations from pop culture fans, Dolly Alderton, Gi Fletcher, Jordan North, Deborah Frances White, Emma Gannon, Hannah and Suruthi from Red Handed, and Jamie Laing. Enjoy!
    Shows included in the episode are:
    Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin
    David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
    Chris Evans' “How To Wow”
    Fake Doctors, Real Friends
    The Best Pick Movie Podcast
    Awards Chatter The Hollywood Reporter
    Back Issue
    Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend

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    • 45 min
    Investigative Journalism

    Investigative Journalism

    This week Katherine Ryan, Lance Bass, Nicola Coughlan, Rankin, Munroe Bergdorf, Jessie Ware and Kate Thornton are sharing their top listening recommendations - through the lens of gripping, hard-hitting investigative journalism. For investigative journalists, podcasts offer a space for storytelling like no other, a place to uncover mysteries, learn about some of the most fascinating people in society, and shine a light on some of the most scandalous moments to date. So join Laura as she shares the juiciest real life dramas and the voices that go about uncovering them.
    Shows included in the episode are:
    Missing Richard Simmons
    S-Town
    The Mystery Show
    Last Days of August
    Tiger King
    Dolly Parton’s America
    The Dropout

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    • 43 min
    Self Help

    Self Help

    There’s a real power in podcasts that make you feel less alone. So many of the shows that have been discussed on Castaway have helped our guests through their darkest and most difficult times. And so, today’s episode is dedicated to those conversations of vulnerability and truth. We’ll hear recommendations from an incredible list of fellow podcast-lovers including Daisy Lowe, Jessie Ware, Annie Mac, Gemma Styles, Tan France, and Emma Gannon.
    Shows included in the episode are:
    Happy Place
    Unlocking Us
    Super Soul Sunday
    Nature Therapy Podcast
    On Being
    How To Fail with Elizabeth Day

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    • 39 min
    Sex and Relationships

    Sex and Relationships

    Ready to get a little hot under the collar? Today we’ll be sharing some recommendations from that all important genre: sex and relationships... In this episode we hear podcast recommendations from Giovanna Fletcher, Evanna Lynch, Dolly Alderton, Gemma Styles, Clara Amfo, Irene Agbontaen and Jordan North so tune in to hear what our celebrity guests over the past four seasons have recommended when it comes to all things sex and relationships. 
    Shows included in the episode are:
    Thirst aid kit
    The Receipts Podcast
    Authentic Sex
    Guys We F****d
    Love Stories
    Where should we begin
    Help I sexted my boss

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    • 42 min
    True Crime

    True Crime

    In this week’s episode, we’re going to explore the dark and nefarious world of true crime, one of the most popular genres of podcasting. What is our fascination with getting every grisly detail from a true crime pod? Here to help answer that question and scratch that itch with some of their own podcast recommendations on the matter are today's gore and law loving line up: Hannah & Suruthi from Red Handed Podcast, Frankie Bridge, Munroe Burgdorf, Lance Bass and Sara Pascoe.
    Shows included in the episode are:
    All Killa No Filla
    My Favourite Murder
    Cults
    Serial
    Root of Evil

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
564 Ratings

564 Ratings

DaveJenks ,

A must listen

My favourite podcast by far - Laura is the best host and the conversations are always so different and insightful.

funimate error ,

Amazing

I’ve never seen this podcast before but woah I missed out I’m such a big fan and to see my idol ksi (jj) on it was crazyyy excited.

Love this can’t wait for new podcast!! Defo recommended 😀

Jenko97 ,

Unexpectedly AMAZING

I was skeptical of this podcast as I though how interesting can a podcast be about podcasts. However, I was wrong. Very entertaining and flows well and a joy to listen too.

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