MetaPod unpacks the web’s most interesting podcasts and the stories behind them.
Join co-hosts Wendy Morrill and Kevin May for an in-depth interview with a different podcast host or creator.
Latest episode of MetaPod
Episode 39 – January 19, 2022
“The story of David Koresh: the prophet whose cult in Waco, Texas preached an apocalypse — and the 30 Britons taken in by his message.”
Other episodes of MetaPod
Episode 38 – January 5, 2022
“Sodajerker is a songwriting team from Liverpool in the United Kingdom, founded by co-writers Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor. The podcast Sodajerker On Songwriting features interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters.”
Episode 37 – December 29, 2022
“MetaPod unpacks the web’s most interesting podcasts and the stories behind them. In some sort of meta fashion, Wendy and Kevin host a very special year-end episode where they also attempt to fill the guest seats.”
Episode 36 – December 22, 2021
“An entertaining look at some of the big issues in history by examining public apologies of the famous and infamous. We’re looking at politicians, serial killers, actors, and you!”
Episode 35 – December 8, 2021
“The story moves from back streets of London, through the highest echelons of Scotland Yard, to the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s best selling newspapers, to the doors of Number Ten Downing Street. If you haven’t heard this story, ask yourself, why?”
Episode 34 – November 24, 2021
“Almost a perfect crime. The hacking ring and an attempt to steal a billion dollars. Investigators blame North Korea. Pyongyang denies involvement. The story begins in Hollywood.”
Episode 33 – November 10, 2021
“Your weekly infusion of plant-based nutrition, lifestyle habits and mindset to live your best life possible!”
Episode 32 – October 27, 2021
“In 1996 French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier is found dead near her holiday home. There are no witnesses and no known motive. The police suspect one man in this community but they can’t make a charge stick and he refuses to leave, living under the glare of suspicion ever since.”
Episode 31 – October 13, 2021
Nick Hilton discusses his second podcast series The Town That Knew Too Much about Cheltenham, the home of British spying.
Episode 29 – September 15, 2021
“In the award-winning podcast, I’m Not A Monster, Joshua Baker investigates how an American family ended up in the ISIS caliphate in Syria.”
Episode 28 – September 1, 2021
“In Two Wick Minimum, comedian and writer Selena Coppock talks with guests about their candle journeys, favourite scents and #wickpics.”
Episode 27 – August 18, 2021
“Unexplainable is a science show about everything we don’t know, looking at the most fascinating unanswered questions in science and the mind-bending ways scientists are trying to answer them.”
Episode 26 – August 4, 2021
“A look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres with Brian and Sarah.”
Episode 25 – July 21, 2021
A MetaPod Podcast Pioneer interview where we unpack the early days of podcasting by talking to the pioneers that defined them.
Episode 24 – July 7, 2021
“A podcast of science, comedy and ignorance.”
Episode 23 – June 23, 2021
“When Matthew MaGill died alone in the woods on the Florida-Georgia border, he left behind a box filled with the artifacts of an incredible life. A series of coincidences leads reporter Eric Mennel to the box, sending him on a five-year search to understand the truth about its owner.”
Episode 22 – June 9, 2021
“What if our actions are interpreted through a political lens that ensnares us in an unyielding net? Welcome to the world of My Fugitive.”
Episode 21 – May 26, 2021
The Apology Line podcast tells the unsettling stories of a secular confessional telephone line.
Episode 20 – May 19, 2021
Twenty Thousand Hertz tells “the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds”.
Episode 19 – May 12, 2021
Decoder Ring “takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.”
Episode 18 – May 5, 2021
“A true crime podcast for listeners who love in-depth, victim-focused storytelling. Each season focuses on one crime story based on Vancouver Island.”
Episode 17 – Apr 28, 2021
“Hit Parade is a podcast of pop-chart history that dissects how songs become hits: the intersection of art and commerce that is popular music.”
Episode 16 – Apr 21, 2021
“Hidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world.”
Episode 15 – Apr 14, 2021
“The Battersea Poltergeist is a paranormal cold case, re-investigated through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary. The true story of one of Britain’s strangest hauntings.”
Episode 14 – Apr 7, 2021
“Peta and Chris are in paradise – they sail into hell. Why does it take 38 years to arrest the only suspect: Silas Duane Boston?”
Episode 13 – Mar 31, 2021
“Lost And Sound is a podcast series bringing the stories of people who make exciting innovative music from across the world to your ears.”
Episode 12 – Mar 24, 2021
“Exploring the far reaches of modern music – spacerock, dreampop, post-rock, shoegaze, electronic, ambient and other outersounds from that end of the spectrum.”
Episode 11 – Mar 17, 2021
“Berlin’s English-language news show, keeping international residents informed about local politics, public transport, urban development, culture, bicycles, bars and more.”
Episode 10 – Mar 10, 2021
“My grandad worked on the bomb that dropped on Hiroshima. Could another man – Leo Szilard – have stopped it?”
Episode 9 – Mar 3, 2021
“Two barrels. Four bodies. And the decades-long mystery that led to a serial killer. Bear Brook is a podcast about a cold case that’s changing how murders will be investigated forever.”
Episode 8 – Feb 24, 2021
“Mark Thomas has moved back in with his mum for the duration of the pandemic. He’s 57 and she’s 85. He says she’s curmudgeonly; she says he’s the most aggravating person on the planet.”
Episode 7 – Feb 17, 2021
“A Sonic Hug is a thought-provoking podcast series where you’ll hear from people from different walks of life who deal, experience and battle mental health issues. “
Episode 6 – Feb 10, 2021
“Weird Hit Wonder. Rare hits… songs that you perhaps never want to hear again or perhaps at some moment you do!”
Episode 5 – Feb 3, 2021
“Endless Thread is a show for “Reddit connoisseurs, skeptics, and the rest of us“.
Episode 4 – Jan 27, 2021
“The Town That Didn’t Stare is a podcast documentary about Britain’s Twin Peaks: East Grinstead, the home of alternative religions and spirituality in the UK.”
Episode 3 – Jan 20, 2021
“Death In Ice Valley is about an investigation into one of the world’s most intriguing true crime stories – the mystery of the Isdal woman.”
Episode 2 – Jan 13, 2021
“The Cut is a magazine-based podcast and a chronicle of the way we live now.“
Episode 1 – Jan 6, 2021
“When Ecstasy and Acid House first swept Britain, a group of lives would be changed forever. One Story. Half real life. Half drama. Welcome to Ecstasy: The Battle Of Rave.”
Episode 0 – Dec 30, 2020
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