Podcasts & Books

5 Of The Best New Podcasts Dropping In September

By Morgan Reardon
1st Sep 2021

Our love affair with podcasts runs deep, and this month is no different. Whether you’re keen for a new listen to get you through your workout or if you’ve just burned through your latest Netflix binge, we’ve found this month’s best new podcasts to plug into. 

As per usual, we’ve got you covered with a generous serving of true crime and inspiring stories. You know the drill. Fire up the playlist, here are all the podcasts worth bingeing in September.

Dr Death: Miracle Man

Fans (and newbies) get pumped because the chilling true crime series Dr Death has just dropped a brand new season—and yes it’s just as shocking as its predecessors. It goes like this: Benita Alexander is instantly drawn to Dr. Paolo Macchiarini’s ability to perform life-changing surgeries for his struggling patients. What she doesn’t know is that he will change her life, too. As Benita crosses professional lines, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And the doctors who work with him begin to ask whether his scientific research is actually more in the realm of science fiction. Have a listen here. 

What’s Wrong With You?

This provocatively named new podcast—hosted by Olivia Shivas and Paralympian Rebecca Dubber—explores the physical and social barriers that disabled people live with every day, and a world that’s not always accessible. Over seven episodes, the podcast will delve into parenting and childhood, travel, dating and sex, identity, religion, leadership and media representation. There will also be a series of guests—from models to MPs—who have a variety of experiences of disability with each bringing their unique perspectives to the topics. Listen to it here.  

The Baffle Club

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect podcast for your lockdown walk—this is it. Besties Lisa Hamilton and Jill Roach-Ellis have just dropped The Baffle Club, where they’ll try to make sense of the most head-scratching moments in news, pop culture, overheard convos in the street and everyday life. From how to make friends in your 30s to how to deal with the fear of losing a loved one—expect tears, belly laughs and all around good vibes from this new podcast. Go and bless your ears right here.

Suspect

An apartment complex hosts a big Halloween party with themed rooms and costumed partygoers. By the end of the night one of the party’s hosts is murdered. And the partygoers are the main suspects in the eyes of the police: was it the guy in the devil mask, the guy dressed as Jesus, the bank robber, the construction worker? As a complex investigation winds its way through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even a psychic, the police zero in on one suspect in particular—but why? Listen to Suspect here

Bad Blood: The Final Chapter 

In one of the wildest cases of fraud in recent history, Bad Blood: The Final Chapter will deep dive into the shocking story of the former youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, stands accused of leading a massive fraud, and lying to investors, doctors, and patients about the capabilities of her technology. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison. But Elizabeth may be able to sway a jury with her charisma, unusual defense strategy and the fact that key evidence has gone missing. John Carreyrou broke the Theranos scandal and now he’ll take you into the courtroom as he examines the case against Holmes. Listen here.

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