Amanda Litherland and Suchandrika Chakrabarti explore the rising success of TV companion podcasts.
They speak to podcasters Helen Zaltzman and Jenny Owen Youngs about their podcast Veronica Mars Investigations, which recaps the 00s teen show. Why are there still so many fans eager to hear discussion about it?
And Lily Ames, Head of Production at Chalk and Blade chats about their series Obsessed With... made for BBC Sounds. Each series of the podcast focuses on a hit BBC show, like Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders or Killing Eve. How can podcasts give viewers a glimpse behind the scenes on their favorite programme?
Amanda and Suchandrika also recommend a few of their favourite TV companion series: The Chernobyl Podcast, Inside Inside No 9 and The Good Place: The Podcast.
Local Podcasts For Local People
Amanda Litherland and Greg Cochrane travel to Shaftesbury to recommend podcasts celebrating local areas, with series from around the UK and beyond.
They meet Keri Jones who makes This Is Alfred, a podcast about the Dorset town, and on the way listen to other series including Speak Up Sunderland, Buddy's Buddies, Gibraltar Stories and Soho Then.
Classical music podcasts with Tom Service
Tom Service of 'The Listening Service' and producer Clara Nissen pick some favourite classical music podcasts, including 'Aria Code', 'Case Notes' and 'This Classical Life'.
New Podcasts For February
Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend great listens for February.
They chat to Clara Amfo about her new series 'This City', and Steve Bland discusses the Rachael Bland New Podcast Award from BBC 5Live.
Other recommended series:
Your Broccoli Weekly
Early Work with Rhys James
Stephen Fry's 7 Deadly Sins
Cheerful Book Club
We Are History
In Search of Black History with Bonnie Greer
Scene On Radio
Be Kind To Your Mind with Caroline Crampton
Amanda Litherland and Caroline Crampton recommend self improvement podcasts, and chat to Where Is My Mind's Niall Breslin and Forever 35's Doree Shafrir.
Also featuring Caught Off Guard with Patricia Bright and Thirst Aid Kit.