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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

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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    Comedy

    Comedy

    It's been said that laughter is the best kind of therapy and in today's roundup we'll be sharing recommendations from a host of celebrity guests on all things comedy. And boy, did we have some excellent recommendations over the past four series! From satirical style shows to overheard hilarious conversations with friends; we'll be going back over some of the shows that had some of our guests chuckling including Iain Stirling, Tan France, Evanna Lynch, Giovanna Fletcher, Jamie Laing, Gemma Styles, Jordan North and Edit Bowman.
    Shows included in the episode are:
    The Adam Buxton Podcast
    Three Girls One Keith
    My Dad Wrote A Porno
    Sh*gged Married Annoyed
    Private Parts
    The Chris Moyles Show
    Dear Joan & Jericha
    Off Menu

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    • 43 min
    Music

    Music

    If you’re someone who feels like you’re cheating on music with podcasts, then look no further as we marry the best of both worlds by taking a deep dive into all things musical! Laura will explore the very best music podcasts out there with a star studded panel including Clara Amfo, Daisy Lowe, Edith Bowman, Dermot O’Leary, Frankie Bridge and Niall Horan.
    Shows included in the episode are:
    Hip Hop Saved My Life
    And The Writer Is...
    The Hang
    Song Explode
    Soundtracking
    Teenage Mixtape with Joel Dommett and Steve Dunne
    George Ezra & Friends

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    • 44 min
    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

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