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Podcasts for fans of documentaries

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

Podcasts and documentaries are a match made in heaven. And to celebrate this undeniable fact, join Louise and DMR as they pick out four of the best documentary podcasts. They also have a chat with Pascal Hughes, the CEO and founder of Noiser, the independent podcast production company behind Real Dictators... and we finish up with recommendations from our listeners!

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Here’s a list of all the podcasts that we recommend and talk about in this episode (in order of when we mention them):

Intro (the podcasts we mention right at the start of the show):

Hello Sidney; the Scream Podcast (Mike Muncer & Anna Bogutskaya); HBO's Succession podcast (HBO).

Part 1 (Podworld’s top 4 documentary podcasts):

Bad Blood; the Final Chapter (Three Uncanny Four); West Cork (Yarn FM); Sweet Bobby (Tortoise Media); The Lazarus Heist (BBC World Service)

Part 2 (guest interview):

For this episode, our guest is Pascal Hughes, the CEO and Founder of Noiser, the podcast production company responsible for Real Dictators, History Daily, Short History Of... and Real Narcos. His podcast recommendation is Smartless. Also you can keep up to date on what Noiser are up to on Twitter (@Noiser_Podcasts) or on their website (

Listener recommendations:

The Long Time Academy (Headspace Studios); The Missing Crypto Queen (BBC Radio); Revisionist History (Pushkin Industries); Fake Heiress (BBC Radio 4).

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Credits: This episode of Podworld was produced and edited by Louise Blain (@shiny_demon) and David Maher Roberts (@dmrpod). Graphics by Dylan Channon. Research by Ella Maher Roberts. Theme music by Dan Phillipson (via Premiumbeat) additional music via Podworld is supported by Dialect - a full-service, digital marketing agency that engages tech and gaming audience for global brands.

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