Matt Smith on stage with Orbital at Glastonbury

The CultBox Podcast Roundup – April 2024

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Here’s our April 2024 Podcast Roundup – what we’ve been listening in the worlds of CultBox. 

In no particular order, our picks this month are…

Table Manners S16, Ep 25: Billie Piper

able Manners podcast

Jessie and Lennie are joined for breakfast by Billie Piper, who was out promoting Scoop. However, the chat goes much wider and covers moving to London for stage school aged twelve. knowing the young Amy Winehouse, becoming a pop star and her love of curry.

They Like to Watch: Underarm Meat and a Wide Ribcage. And Michelle Singer & Stu Richards (THE ASSEMBLY)

Sara Barron and Geoff Lloyd host the makers of The Assembly, the recent interview of Michael Sheen by a group of autistic, neurodivergent and learning disabled people. The discussion covers the series adaptation from the French original, the way it played out on the day and future dream guests.

The Doctor Who Show – Who Killed Kennedy

The Doctor Who Show podcast artwork

This month’s edition features a dive into the one-off 1996 conspiracy theory book Who Killed Kennedy by David Bishop. The story sees an investigative journalist tracking the actions of the Doctor and UNIT across the 1970s, with devastating consequences.

It’s a great conversation, discussing the original book and also its revised 20th anniversary edition ending. Additionally this month, there are great recommendations of non-fiction Doctor Who books in The List Makers (we still treasure our copy of Doctor Who – A Celebration).

Also in the feed, we recommend their final Alternate Galaxies stone cold-take on Star Wars Episode III- Revenge of the Sith.

Loose Ends (6th April) – Paul Hartnoll of Orbital

Loose Ends podcast logo

Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll talks about his love of the Doctor Who theme and how he came to perform it with Matt Smith at Glastonbury in 2010. Also in the episode there’s music from the peerless Nerina Pallot.

The Rest Is Entertainment

The Rest Is Entertainment podcast logo

Fast becoming an essential listen, especially for the Q&A episodes, is Goalhanger‘s The Rest Is Entertainment. This month, they explored topics including quiz show dress codes, celebrity book clubs, green screens, and if Death in Paradise is more culturally significant than James Bond.

The Guardian columnist Marina Hyde and novelist/presenter/producer and all round telly enthusiast Richard Osman present.

Film Stories with Simon Brew

Film Stories Podcast logo

This month, Simon Brew dug into the stories behind Saltburn, Mean Girls (2024), Saving Private Ryan, Mass, Erin Brockovich, Independence Day: Resurgence and Sunshine on Leith. Plus, a discussion of what will and won’t be Quentin Tarantino’s 10th movie.

Also in the feed is a cracking interview with Scoop director Philip Martin. It covers his career and the pressures of making a film that so many people are going to definitely see.

So, happy listening… and do let us know if you have any recommendations too.