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The week in radio and podcasts: Have You Heard George’s Podcast?; How’s Work?


Two favourite podcasters returned last week, as relationship therapist Esther Perel tackled the workplace and George the Poet told the BBC to eff off

Have You Heard George’s Podcast? (BBC Sounds)
How’s Work? With Esther Perel (Spotify)

Much trumpeting from the BBC to herald the second series of Have You Heard George’s Podcast?, five episodes of which were released on BBC Sounds last week. The trumpeting is justified, given that George Mpanga (AKA George the Poet)’s independently produced first series, which came out at in 2018, won four gold awards at the British Podcast awards, plus two silvers and the podcast of the year. The BBC has swept in, gathered George to its voluminous bosom, and, I hope, paid him and producer Benbrick actual money to produce the second series.

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