John Phipps

Podcasts

Passenger List is much smarter than your average podcast

As the narcosis of cliché starts taking hold, this paranoia thriller will surprise you with something inventive or daring

By John Phipps

Podcasts

Our Struggle is the worst idea ever for a podcast — and it’s great

The only territory left uncovered by the conversation is Knausgaard himself, described only through omission

By John Phipps

Podcasts

The Lazarus Heist is insane and fascinating

We hear from a North Korea escapee who sent copies of The Interview over the demilitarized zone

By John Phipps

Podcasts

It’s almost touching that the NFT world sees itself as radical

Two podcasts try to explain the unexplainable: non-fungible tokens

By John Phipps

Art

The best horror podcasts

From Edgar Allan Poe to Orson Welles as a brain

By John Phipps

Art

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History is the world’s greatest podcast

The only podcast that unites my Gen Z brother and 93-year-old grandmother in admiration

By John Phipps

Art

A tacky and incomprehensible Audible adaptation of Sandman

Most of the script comes from Gaiman’s original comics. Why does it suddenly sound so crap?

By John Phipps

Art

The Literary Disco podcast made me want to throw my laptop at the wall

‘This is what 900 pages of turgid prose sounds like,’ says one of the hosts, letting Middlemarch drop to his desk

By John Phipps

Art

The importance of sadism in writing a great screenplay

Incitement to child murder aside, Scriptnotes is pleasantly technical

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