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From fake heiresses to fraud and polygamists…

Four podcasts we're loving RN

Written by High Life North
Published 05.12.2020

Fake Heiress

It was a scandal that shook a city’s wealthy elite. In Fake Heiress, a podcast from BBC Radio 4, journalist Vicky Baker charts the rise and fall of Anna Delvey, who conned New York high society into believing that she was a multi-millionaire heiress. Real name Anna Sorokin, she had no family fortune at all, with Russian immigrant parents who had moved to Germany when she was a teenager. She invented an heiress persona, working her way from a shy intern at a fashion magazine to moving in elite circles. She didn’t have the finances to keep up, and went to absolutely unfathomable (and unlawful) extremes to keep up appearances. 

Why we love it? 

We were hooked by this interesting mix of journalistic reporting by Vicky Baker and the dramatic depiction of events by Chloe Moss. The Prepare to binge listen as we couldn’t stop between episodes. 

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Shagged Married Annoyed

Apparently, the only way Rosie and Chris Ramsey can have a conversation without being interrupted by a toddler or ending up staring at their phones is by doing a podcast. They chat all about life, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between. Recorded at home, each week they also answer questions from the public and a secret celebrity.

Why do we love it?

We love the way this North East couple interact and if we’re feeling slightly ‘meh’, this is guaranteed to put a smile on our faces. 

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Telling Everybody Everything 

From Canadian-born comedian Katherine Ryan, who can’t help telling everybody everything. Candid chat, pettiness, phone calls, and some serious stuff too. 

Why do we love it?

Just a quick scroll through the episodes available, there are rich pickings when you’re looking for easy-listening entertainment as well as some WTF? topics. Take the polygamist with 150+ children who spent a month in jail, or the lengths KFC has taken to ensure they can still fry chicken throughout a global pandemic. 

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MOVE is brought to us by co-founders of Candy Kittens – Jamie Laing and Ed Williams. Each week the business partners chat to inspiring entrepreneurs, athletes, artists, innovative thinkers and visionaries about the ups and downs, the hard work and the focus that has got them to where they are today.

Why do we love it?

We have to say, this podcast really shows Jamie Laing’s mature side. The podcast is easy to listen to an

d they have a fantastic range of people so there’s someone to inspire everyone. Our favourite episode? Their interview with the founder of SUITCASE Magazine, Serena Guen. 

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