JULY: Top 5 Podcasts

Death of An Artist by Pushkin

Cuban-American Ana Mendieta was a rising star of the avant garde art scene in 1980s New York when she allegedly fell to her death from the 34th-floor Manhattan apartment she shared with her husband of eight months, the revered modernist sculptor Carl Andre. The circumstances of the 36-year-old’s death were suspicious for several reasons, not least because the pair had been overheard arguing that night, and Andre couldn’t seem to get his story straight. So, 35 years on from Mendieta’s tragic death, influential art critic Helen Molesworth examines the murder trial that divided the art world through the lens of #MeToo in this gripping and astute documentary series, which attempts to answer that perennial question: can you ever really separate the art from the artist?

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The Business Case For Women’s Sports by Goals presented by Ally.

The Business Case For Women’s Sports explores every corner of the women’s sports industry from the field to the front office. Hosted by Caroline Fitzgerald, this podcast features interviews with leaders in women’s sports that dig into topics like data insights, marketing strategies, and sponsorship deals. Particularly enjoyed their recent episode (ep #94) with Esmeralda Negron, the Co-CEO of Women’s Sports at DAZN.

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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos by Pushkin

You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life… more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale — the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history — Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.

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You Look Like Me by Louise McLoughlin

Sperm-donor conceived journalist, Louise McLoughlin, explores the niche world of the donor conceived community – from finding half-siblings to uncovering dark family secrets. She documents her journey to finding her half-sibling Jess and biological dad Neil, and speaks to other families who have been betrayed in the worst way by fertility doctors. It’s personal and investigative, and you’ll definitely need a few Kleenex when she finally meets the man that looks like her!

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Sport’s Strangest Crimes: A French Football Scandal by BBC

Maisie Adam narrates the shocking story of jealousy, deceit, and a brutal attack within Paris Saint-Germain that turned teammates into enemies. In November 2021, PSG star Aminata Diallo was arrested for allegedly orchestrating an attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui to secure her spot in the starting lineup. After Diallo’s initial release due to insufficient evidence, Hamraoui faced public scrutiny and abuse. Tensions rose within the team, involving a controversial agent and a PSG coach. In September 2022, Diallo was re-arrested and charged based on new evidence. With the case still to come to trial this podcast presents the evidence and hears the opinions from those closest to the case, as well as those who think she’s innocent, and those who think she’s guilty. Decide for yourself….

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Team Glorious xxx