Weekend

Weekend

By The Guardian

Every Saturday, the Weekend podcast brings some of the best Guardian writing from the week, read by talented narrators. Listen to celebrity interviews, lifestyle features, and opinions from our most popular columnists including Marina Hyde and John Crace. Weekend is the perfect way to relax.

Episodes

Weekend podcast: the Libertines’ tortured reunion, Marina Hyde on celebrity-dictator bromances, and the simple trick to enjoying life more

From Tucker Carlson to Johnny Depp, a celebrity bromance is the must-have accessory for modern dictators, says Marina Hyde (1m50); The Libertines on feuds, friendship and their tortured reunion by Simon Hattenstone (9m03); and how habituation, a simple behavioural trick, can help you experience less pain and more pleasure by Cass Sunstein and Tali Sharot (35m49).
24/02/24·42m 21s

Weekend podcast: John Crace on Rishi’s GB News grilling; when yoga turns toxic; and why a father is rejecting anger after his daughter’s murder

John Crace on Rishi Sunak using his Big Break on GB News to remind us he can’t connect with people (1m27s); Annie Rice on burn out and exploitation – when yoga turns toxic (8m34s); and on the 10th anniversary of Hollie Gazzard’s murder, Anna Moore speaks to her father about how he has not let anger destroy him (28m20s)
17/02/24·43m 56s

Weekend podcast: Michael J Fox on Parkinson’s and a potential cure, Marina Hyde on Liz Truss’s relaunch, and Emma Stone’s Poor Things intimacy coordinator

Marina Hyde reviews ‘Liz Truss and the PopCons’, the Tory tribute act sounding a death knell for irony (1m28s); Catherine Shoard interviews Michael J Fox on pity, Parkinson’s – and a potential cure (9m40s); and Poor Things’ intimacy coordinator, Elle McAlpine, discusses consent, orgies and Emma Stone with Elle Hunt (25m27s)
10/02/24·40m 2s

Weekend podcast: Crystal Hefner on surviving the Playboy Mansion, Marina Hyde on Laurence Fox, and how to protect your brain from dementia

Marina Hyde asks what now for Laurence Fox after the sad clown of the culture wars circus loses high court libel case (1m21s); Hugh Hefner’s wife on mind games in the Playboy Mansion (9m05s); and the difference between memory loss and dementia – and how to keep your brain sharp (28m20s)
03/02/24·39m 44s

Weekend podcast: Strictly star Johannes Radebe, John Crace reviews the new Tory ‘comics’, and how to spot a liar

Long live the Tory Fringe! John Crace reviews last week’s conservative ‘comedy hour’ (1m22s); Johannes Radebe on how he fought the bullies - and became a Strictly superstar (9m22s); and Zoe Williams reveals how to spot a liar in ten easy steps (26m14s)
27/01/24·39m 56s

Weekend podcast: Bernie Sanders on Trump and democracy, Marina Hyde on Prince Harry, and is brain-boosting coffee a fad?

So Prince Harry is a living legend of aviation? Why not, says Marina Hyde (1m21s); Bernie Sanders on what happens if Trump wins – and how to stop him (8m32s); and mushroom macchiato, anyone? Are the new boosted coffees worth the hype? (34m37s)
20/01/24·45m 1s

Weekend podcast: Jodie Foster on gen Z, Marina Hyde on the Post Office scandal, and does rejection therapy work?

As the Post Office scandal continues to unfold, Marina Hyde urges us to keep watching and stay angry (1m24s); what one man learned after 30 days of rejection therapy (9m40s); and double Oscar-winner Jodie Foster on beauty, bravery and raising feminist sons (26m49s)
13/01/24·50m 6s

Weekend podcast: best of 2023 – part 2

Weekend is taking a little break. So this week, we’ve picked some of our favourite pieces from the last few months, just in case you missed them… Two stories about secrets, lies, and what happens when the people we trust turn out to have hidden motives: first, Joe Gibson reveals a troubling affair he had with his teacher that changed his life (1m48s); and comedian Michelle Brasier explains why she befriended her scammer (41m46s)
06/01/24·57m 37s

Weekend podcast: best of 2023 – part 1

For the next two weeks, we’re picking some of our favourite pieces from the last few months, just in case you missed them…Two tales of coming of age and finding out what matters most: in this episode, Heartstopper’s Kit Connor confronts the aftermath of being forced to come out under the gaze of millions (1m44s); and how food helped the Guardian’s restaurant critic Grace Dent create small, meaningful moments amid immense loss (25m20s)
30/12/23·40m 23s

Weekend podcast: Victoria Mary Clarke remembers her husband Shane McGowan, Marina Hyde on Michelle ‘PPE’ Mone, and the shame of the ‘silent treatment’

Marina Hyde mulls over Lady Mone’s PPE farrago, car crash interview and fight with the PM (1m26s); Victoria Mary Clarke on the excess, addiction and love that bound her and Shane MacGowan together (10m20s); and Anita Chaudhuri on being shut out by loved ones for 40 years (27m46s)
23/12/23·43m 35s

Weekend podcast: actor Toby Jones, John Crace on Sunak at the Covid inquiry, and how Taylor Swift gets in shape for her shows

Actor Toby Jones on class, character and the cost of fame (1m26s); John Crace on Rishi Sunak’s break from a feral Tory party with a spa day at the Covid inquiry (23m00s); and the weird world of celebrity training – how Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Madonna get in shape for their shows (30ms58)
16/12/23·41m 16s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Omid Scobie’s royal naming mishap, and the extraordinary story of an English couple, a Ukrainian surrogate and a baby

Marina Hyde ponders the small slip that sent Omid Scobie’s Harry and Meghan book into orbit (1m18s); and an English couple, a Ukrainian surrogate and a baby: the extraordinary story of how war united two unlikely families (8m51s).
09/12/23·53m 28s

Weekend podcast: Gareth Gates, John Crace on Rishi losing his marbles, and the profound effect of nature on our brains

Rishi Sunak loses his marbles and causes a diplomatic spat in the process (1m18s); Gareth Gates on bullying, resilience and tabloid gossip (7m32s); and the nature cure: how time outdoors transforms our memory, imagination and logic (21m06s).
02/12/23·34m 48s

Weekend podcast: what’s happened to The Crown? Surviving a shipwreck, how Aldi and Lidl changed British shoppers, and Philippa Perry on loneliness

How The Crown went from prestige drama to TV disaster (1m26s); what happened when one man’s boat sank in the dead of night – and he had to save his seven-year-old son (11m19s); how discount supermarkets changed the way we shop (25m21); and Philippa Perry shares advice on how to overcome loneliness and isolation (40m08s)
25/11/23·46m 38s

Weekend podcast: Nicolas Cage, Marina Hyde on David Cameron’s return, plus cardiologists’ advice for a healthy heart

Is Rishi Sunak rewarding failure? With David Cameron back it’s being celebrated like never before, says Marina Hyde (1m28s); Nicolas Cage on dreams, fame and his two-headed snake (10m25s); why one woman flew across the world to win back her ex (22m51s); and four cardiologists share 20 simple steps to a healthy heart (27m37s)
18/11/23·41m 40s

Weekend podcast: Harry Potter’s stunt double on life after breaking his neck on set, and Marina Hyde on Nadine Dorries’s new book

Marina Hyde asks: What’s in Nadine Dorries’s book? A pile of dead cats big enough to kill that phrase for good (1m18s); and writer Simon Hattenstone finds out what happened next after Harry Potter’s stunt double broke his neck on set, changing his life forever (8m18s).
11/11/23·37m 34s

Weekend podcast: Louis Theroux, Marina Hyde on the Covid inquiry, and remembering Matthew Perry

Marina Hyde reports on the not-so-shocking incompetence laid bare by the Covid inquiry (1m20s); Zoe Williams turns the tables on avuncular interviewer Louis Theroux (9m58s); and Elle Hunt reflects on Matthew Perry’s troubled life and foreshadowed death (28m48s).
04/11/23·38m 25s

Weekend podcast: Olympian Caster Semenya speaks out, Marina Hyde on GB News, plus the ghost hunter turned skeptic

Marina Hyde wonders if anything will change, as GB News is found to have breached Ofcom rules yet again (1m26s); American writer Kenny Biddle, reveals how he became a full-time paranormal investigator…and sceptic…(10m03s); and Olympic champion Caster Semenya talks labels, leaked medical records and how lowering her hormones took its toll on her body (15m58s).
28/10/23·43m 0s

Weekend podcast: Bella Ramsey, Marina Hyde on Princess Di’s ghost, and the woman crushed by an elephant

Marina Hyde is impressed by Princess Diana, the ‘hardest working spectre in showbiz’ (1m22s); Bella Ramsey talks football, rapping and why fame is ‘silly’ (9m44s); and Elle Hunt meets a woman who was crushed by an elephant (20m32s).
21/10/23·36m 39s

Weekend podcast: Dolly Parton, John Crace on Keir Starmer, and could a hair transplant change one man’s life?

John Crace watches a glitter-covered Keir Starmer get down to business with a game-changing speech (1m21s); Dolly Parton on style, stardom and sexism (9m51s); plus one man’s leap of faith into the world of hair transplants (26m46s)
14/10/23·40m 12s

Weekend podcast: actor Julia Fox, John Crace at the Tory party conference, and The Greatest Show Never Made

John Crace watches Rishi Sunak veer between dull and delusional in his conference speech (1m23s); actor Julia Fox unpacks abuse, fame, and dating Kanye (9m12s); plus the bizarre story of how an advert for a reality show led to a British TV mystery (35m01s)
07/10/23·46m 11s

Weekend: Joan Collins on love, loss and lust at 90, and Marina Hyde on Rishi’s ‘longtermism’

Marina Hyde asks: who gains from Rishi’s ‘longterm’ thinking? (1m21s) ; and journalist Simon Hattenstone meets the illustrious Joan Collins to discuss love, loss and lust at 90 (8m43s).
30/09/23·40m 11s

Weekend podcast: what makes Elon Musk tick? Plus Marina Hyde on the Russell Brand allegations

Marina Hyde appeals for us all to do the right thing by the victims of Russell Brand’s misogyny (1m23s); and writer and professor David Runciman reveals what happened when he followed all the same Twitter accounts as Elon Musk to try to get inside his head (11m9s).
23/09/23·42m 13s

Weekend podcast: Grace Dent on the love of cheese, Marina Hyde on dull spy ‘scandals’, and a male escort on what women want

Marina Hyde ponders a government so tedious, even the ‘shocking’ revelation of an alleged spy can’t sex things up (1m20s); Grace Dent delves into ‘the great social leveller’, cheese, and what our love for this foodstuff says about us (8m8s); and a male escort reveals what women want when they pay for sex (34m56s).
16/09/23·45m 20s

Weekend podcast: Richard Osman on conquering publishing, Marina Hyde on RAAC, and poet Maggie Smith on divorce

Marina Hyde on why crumbling concrete is just the latest phase in Rishi’s doom loop (1m26s); Maggie Smith on why her marriage disintegrated as her career took off (10m01s); and Richard Osman reveals how he conquered both TV and publishing (25m24s)
09/09/23·50m 45s

Weekend podcast: Olivia Rodrigo, Marina Hyde on Prince Andrew, and the dark impact of Shallow Hal

Marina Hyde on Prince Andrew being chauffeured back into the royal fold by Prince William (1m24s); how Shallow Hal almost broke Gwyneth Paltrow’s body double (8m29s); and pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo contemplates overnight pop superstardom, plagiarism and growing up in public (21m17s)
02/09/23·50m 28s

Weekend podcast: best of 2023...so far - part 2

The Weekend team are taking a break. So this week, we’re looking back at some of our favourite pieces of the year. Elle Hunt reveals the incredible story of one man’s struggle to rebuild his life after being struck by lightning (1m35s); Amelia Dimoldenberg recounts her journey from the Chicken Shop to Vanity Fair’s Oscars party (16m32s); and Chloë Hamilton describes navigating the heartbreak of fertility – shoulder to shoulder with her twin sister (33m56s).
26/08/23·56m 0s

Weekend podcast: best of 2023...so far - part 1

The Weekend team are taking a break. So for the next two weeks, we’re looking back at some of our favourite pieces of the year. Michelle Obama reads an exclusive extract from her book The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times (2m05s); are you a stehpinkler or a sitzpinkler? Sam Wollaston extols the virtues of sitting down to pee (28m23s); and three decades on, the only survivor of a plane crash reflects on how the trauma changed her (41m23s).
19/08/23·55m 41s

Weekend podcast: author Jacqueline Wilson, Marina Hyde on Matt Hancock as ‘just Ken’, and is snacking a problem?

Marina Hyde recoils at Matt Hancock’s latest cringeworthy attempt to boost his brand (1m24s); writer Joel Snape asks whether we should worry about snacking (7m55s); and journalist Simon Hattenstone sits down with author Jacqueline Wilson to discuss rivalry, censorship – and love (14m02).
12/08/23·31m 17s

Weekend podcast: at home with world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, John Crace on Rishi’s climate retreat, and comedian Michelle Brasier on befriending her scammer

Tyson Fury weighs in on marriage, mental health and life as a multimillionaire in Morecambe (23m57s); John Crace looks on as the PM gaslights the UK with his North Sea plan while the world burns (1m30s); and Michelle Brasier explains why she befriended her scammer (8m42s)
05/08/23·46m 18s

Weekend podcast: history-making footballer Viv Anderson, the TV makeover’s chequered past, and the slow running revolution

Viv Anderson: the phenomenal Black footballer who changed England for ever (11m39s), the chequered history of the TV makeover show (1m23s), and the slow running revolution: how to really enjoy the race (26m53s).
29/07/23·37m 40s

Weekend podcast: Heartstopper’s Kit Connor, Marina Hyde on the Post Office scandal, and the genesis of ‘boundaries’ in therapy.

Charlotte Edwardes meets Kit Connor (11m12s); Marina Hyde implores us to stay angry about the Post Office scandal (1m32s); and Lily Scherlis explores the genesis of ‘boundaries’ in the world of therapy (35m25s)
22/07/23·59m 54s

Weekend podcast: Cillian Murphy, Marina Hyde on the demolition of Captain Tom’s legacy, and nuptials on a budget

Cillian Murphy on Oppenheimer, sex scenes and self-doubt (8m29s); Marina Hyde asks what’s going on with the Captain Tom spa complex (1m23s); and forget the blowout wedding, couples explain how they tied the knot on a budget (29m09s)
15/07/23·41m 54s

Weekend podcast: an affair that changed my life – an exclusive extract of Joe Gibson’s memoir, and Marina Hyde on Rishi Sunak’s ‘spirit of cricket’

We’re doing something a bit different this week and bringing you an extended extract from Joe Gibson’s memoir, Seventeen, about the troubling affair with a teacher that changed his life (10m53s); and after Rishi Sunak is quick to decry the Australian cricket team, Marina is quick to point out: well, that’s just not cricket…(1m27s).
08/07/23·51m 44s

Weekend podcast: actor Simon Pegg, Marina Hyde on the benevolent Lord Lebedev, and the truth about inflammation

Simon Pegg on joining the A-list elite and embracing home life in Blighty (1m32s); Marina Hyde implores us to ignore Lord Lebedev’s links to the KGB and just focus on his successes (16m46s); and writer Joel Snape reveals all you need to know about 2023’s hottest health topic: inflammation (24m48s) This podcast was amended on 2 July 2023. The wrong EP was uploaded. This audio has now been removed and has been replaced with the correct audio.
01/07/23·40m 4s

Weekend podcast: Strictly winner and actor Rose Ayling-Ellis, Marina Hyde on the one-trick Sussexes, and is an AI affair cheating?

Marina Hyde unpacks the curse of the Harry and Meghan media empire (1m22s); in the age of AI, is it cheating if you’ve got a bot on the side? (8m16s); and award-winning actor and Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis on shifting the spotlight towards the deaf community (18m50s)
24/06/23·34m 56s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Boris’ deluded acolytes, why indulgence means success, and Alex Scott on love, Lineker and the Women’s World Cup

England footballer turned BBC pundit (22m20s); sad, confused, deluded: Marina Hyde spares a thought for the friends of Boris Johnson at this difficult time (1m20s); and science writer David Robson on why delayed gratification may not be worth waiting for (9m45s)
17/06/23·49m 9s

Weekend podcast: Juno star Elliot Page, Marina Hyde on holier-than-thou Holly, and the Secret Tory comes clean

Oscar-nominated Juno star and trans actor Elliot Page opens up about Hollywood, abuse and coming out (18m41s); Marina Hyde implores Holly Willoughby to lose the sanctimony as she returns to daytime TV (1m26s); and as he finally reveals his true identity, Henry Morris (aka The Secret Tory) tells Zoe Williams why it was time to come clean (8m31s)
10/06/23·43m 9s

Weekend podcast: Former Scissor Sisters’ frontman Jake Shears, Marina Hyde on fauxlanthropist Jeff Bezos, and meaning in a post-divorce world.

The Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears reflects on the new wave of queer culture – and throwing the ultimate party (8m32s); Marina Hyde on how difficult it is being a philanthropist like Jeff Bezos (1m30s); and Joanna Biggs tries to find meaning in a post-divorce world (19m32s)
03/06/23·37m 22s

Weekend podcast: the genesis of Succession, Marina Hyde on Suella Braverman, and life tips from a hostage negotiator

Succession creator, Jesse Armstrong, on why the show nearly didn’t happen (1m24s), Marina Hyde is amused by the idea of the home secretary being too famous to attend an online speed awareness course (15m15s), and a hostage negotiator reveals the secrets that could transform your life (23m32s).
27/05/23·37m 27s

Weekend podcast: Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey, Marina Hyde on the This Morning ‘rift’, and the bereaved sex taboo

Nothing is more important to the country right now than Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield’s alleged rift, and Marina Hyde is absolutely here for it (1m30s); in the wake of a racially-charged backlash, Halle Bailey talks about overcoming self-doubt and her soulmate sister Chlöe (8m15s); and author Kat Lister explores the stigma of grieving partners’ sexuality and the loss of sexual intimacy (25m56s).
20/05/23·36m 7s

Weekend podcast: actor Ruth Wilson, Marina Hyde on coronation protest arrests, and the man hit by lightning

Award-winning British actor Ruth Wilson considers #MeToo hypocrisy, the violence of cosmetic surgery and why she steers clear of social media (24m02s); Marina Hyde grapples with last week’s coronation protest power-play from the Met (1m32s); and Elle Hunt reveals the incredible story of one man’s struggle to rebuild his life after being struck by lightning (8m48s)
13/05/23·46m 30s

Weekend podcast: multi-platinum singer Kesha, Marina Hyde on the Post Office scandal, and coronations gone awry

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Kesha discusses her most raw and confrontational album to date (9m31s); as the Post Office scandal continues to unfold, Marina Hyde asks why there is a deafening silence on social media (1m35s); and as the nation celebrates the new monarch, Caroline Davies considers the historic coronations that went awry (26m44s)
06/05/23·34m 20s

Weekend podcast: Chicken Shop Date’s Amelia Dimoldenberg, being the only survivor of a plane crash, and is AI getting out of control?

Amelia Dimoldenberg recounts her journey from the Chicken Shop to Vanity Fair’s Oscars party (1m19s). Artificial Intelligence keeps Google bosses up at night - so how worried should we be (18m36s)? And three decades on, the sole survivor of a plane crash reflects on how the trauma changed her (28m19s)
29/04/23·42m 37s

Weekend podcast: Fatima Whitbread, Marina Hyde on the coronation ‘moment’, and Ruthie Henshall turns campaigner

Champion javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread reveals how competitive sport saved her (1m34s); Marina Hyde asks why the coronation is being overshadowed by Meghan, Harry and a quiche (17m32s); and from the West End stage to care homes campaigner, Ruthie Henshall talks to Sam Wollaston (25m04s)
22/04/23·40m 36s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on the world leaders who just won’t stop, theatre audiences behaving badly, and we interview the singer Feist

Marina Hyde asks why sell-by dates don’t apply to the world’s most powerful men (1m22s); Rachael Healy explores the ugly new side of theatre audiences (9m01s); and Canadian musician Feist reflects on the impact of adopting her daughter, and then losing her father, had on her songwriting (20m04s)
15/04/23·34m 56s

Weekend podcast: Charles Dance, the ‘missing personality type’, and Marina Hyde on politicians’ priorities

Marina Hyde asks who really are the ‘people in the real world’ that politicians speak so highly of (1m54s), Rhik Sammader discovers what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person (10m14s), and actor Charles Dance reflects on his big break and humble beginnings (25m25s)
08/04/23·37m 43s

Weekend podcast: remembering Paul O’Grady, Marina Hyde on Gwyneth’s trial, and Zoe Williams refutes the ‘men are trash’ narrative

Marina Hyde confesses that she couldn’t tear her eyes away from the Gwyneth Paltrow trial (1m32s); from Camden council care worker to trailblazing icon, we revisit an interview with Paul O’Grady from 2017 (9m34s); and Zoe Williams laments the revival of the ‘men-are-trash’ narrative (24m15s).
01/04/23·30m 52s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Boris’s last hurrah, the world’s favourite poem, and decoding midlife fashion

With Partygate and the former PM back in the news, we ask if we’ve finally reached peak Boris (1m35s)? With one billion streams, what makes John Cooper Clarke’s I Wanna Be Yours possibly the world’s favourite poem (8m27s)? And Viv Groskop navigates the mixed messages of the women’s fiftysomethings clothing market (21m40s)
25/03/23·34m 55s

Episode one of season two: Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph – Are we over the Oscars?

We are delighted to bring you the first episode in our second series of Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph. Awards season reached its climax with the Oscars this week. Despite the Academy Awards being the biggest event in Hollywood, are viewers really that bothered? Chanté speaks to Michael Schulman, the author of Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears. If you like what you hear, search “Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph” wherever you get your podcasts.
19/03/23·27m 33s

Weekend Podcast: Paris Hilton, the mystery of the missing Oscars, and do we have depression all wrong?

It-girl-turned-campaigner Paris Hilton speaks up about her stolen childhood, years of trauma, and taking down the ‘troubled teen industry’ (1m41s), Steve Rose investigates the mysterious case of the missing Academy Awards (30m35s), and the great serotonin debate: do depression treatments work by boosting the happy hormone? (43m14s)
18/03/23·58m 29s

Weekend podcast: Zoe Williams on Boris’ honours list, what the film The Whale gets wrong, plus life lessons from hospice volunteering

Zoe Williams reacts to the news that Boris Johnson plans to nominate his father for a knighthood (1m28s), what Oscar-nominated film The Whale says about how society truly views fat people (7m), and how volunteering in a hospice changed Anna Tims’ perspective on life – and death (20m27s)
11/03/23·35m 32s

Weekend podcast: Oscar-winning designer Jenny Beavan, Gen Z’s ‘tech shame’, and Katy Wix’s near-fatal and life-changing crash

Costume designer Jenny Beavan reveals why fashion is usually the last thing on her mind (1m33s), writer Alaina Demopoulos dismantles the misconception that Gen Z are tech-savvy (15m28s), and actor Katy Wix recalls the near-death experience that changed her relationship with her father forever (23m16s)
04/03/23·36m 49s

Weekend podcast: Bafta-winner Jamie Demetriou, unmasking dating app cheats, and peeing: to sit or not to sit?

Writer and actor Jamie Demetriou reveals how an admin mixup paved the way for an unconventional career trajectory (1m33s), the groups of women unmasking online cheats and ghosters (18m37s), and Sam Wollaston extols the virtues of sitting down to pee (27m45s)
25/02/23·41m 9s

Weekend podcast: Cate Blanchett, the rise of energy drinks and the science of personality

Oscar nominee Cate Blanchett reflects on her life-changing role in Tár (1m25s), food writer Bee Wilson investigates the real impact of energy drinks on consumers (21m38s), and David Robson on what a ground-breaking study says about our power to shape our future selves (48m09s)
18/02/23·55m 50s

Weekend podcast: Munroe Bergdorf’s revelatory memoir, Marina Hyde on deluded ex-prime ministers, and the key to happiness

Model, activist and writer, Munroe Bergdorf on how she fell back in love with life (28m27s), Marina Hyde on the country’s worrying relationship with toxic ex-prime ministers (1m25s), and a Harvard professor’s lifelong work reveals the key to our health and happiness (9m46).
11/02/23·58m 8s

Weekend podcast: male friendships, Prince Andrew’s comeback, and hyper-organised homes

Tim Dowling mulls over the fragility of male friendships (10m06s), Marina Hyde on Prince Andrew’s latest run at the greasy pole of ‘justice’ (1m28s), and Amelia Tait methodically unpacks the world of the hyper-organised (17m49s)
04/02/23·39m 9s

Actor Michelle Williams, Marina Hyde on Nadhim Zahawi’s career, and Sam Wollaston plays pickleball

Marina Hyde ponders Nadhim Zahawi’s career trajectory (1m26s), Sam Wollaston tries his hand at pickleball, one of the world’s fastest-growing sports (10m25s), and Michelle Williams discusses her Oscar-nominated performance as Steven Spielberg’s mother – and what it taught her about parenting (19m51s)
28/01/23·42m 21s

Weekend podcast: extreme swimming, Marina Hyde on a broken police force, and rude place names

Marina Hyde on why women can no longer trust the Met (1m26s); extreme swimmer and ‘environmental diplomat’ Lewis Pugh braves the coldest waters on Earth (9m57s); and Tom Lamont discovers the pleasures and pitfalls of living somewhere with a silly name (25m19s).
21/01/23·44m 3s

Weekend podcast: actor Kathleen Turner, Marina Hyde on Prince Harry’s memoir, and navigating fertility as twins

Marina Hyde considers what Prince Harry’s memoir revelations say about us as a nation (1m26s); Kathleen Turner on navigating chronic illness and falling for Michael Douglas (10m19s); and Chloë Hamilton describes the heartbreak of fertility, shoulder to shoulder with her twin sister (25m20s)
14/01/23·47m 25s

Weekend podcast: why money really can’t buy you happiness, an exclusive interview with Rhod Gilbert and the pros and cons of tech

A psychotherapist to the ultra-rich explains why money can’t buy us happiness (1m28s), comedian Rhod Gilbert gives his first national newspaper interview since being diagnosed with cancer (6m50s), and Elle Hunt discovers that arguments about technology and our dwindling attention spans aren’t as black and white as they may seem (17m17s)
07/01/23·35m 28s

Weekend podcast: best of 2022 – part 2

Weekend is taking a break. So this week, the team is picking out their favourite pieces from the last few months just in case you missed them. Writer Tom Lamont sits down with beloved British writer, actor and comedian, Lenny Henry (1m42s), journalist Jess Cartner-Morley looks at whether we’ve finally reached peak Whatsapp (25m03s), and finally, columnist Zoe Williams asks: Why has Britain fallen in love with Botox? (37m37s)
31/12/22·54m 20s

Weekend podcast: best of 2022 – part 1

The Weekend team is taking a break. So for the next two weeks, we’re looking back at some of our favourite pieces of the year. This week, historian Lucy Worsley unravels the mystery disappearance of Agatha Christie (1m37s), fashion editor Jess Cartner-Morley talks to singer and actress Willow Smith about her complicated relationship with the limelight (18m45s), and Bronwyn Adcock gains a little insight from a radical Buddhist nun on the secret to happiness (38m31s)
24/12/22·51m 27s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Meghan and Harry, plus navigating festive feuds, and embracing pantomime dames

Marina Hyde on the people obsessing over Meghan and Harry’s obsessing (1m28s); columnist Annalisa Barbieri offers guidance on how to navigate tricky Christmas conversations (8m53s); and journalist Kate Wyver explores the history (and future) of a beloved British seasonal character: the pantomime dame (20m06s)
17/12/22·32m 13s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Dominic Raab, the demise of Made.com, and Kathy Burke

Marina Hyde discusses the latest revelations on justice secretary Dominic Raab (1m30s), Amelia Tait gets to the bottom of Made.com’s dramatic downfall (10m16s), and Sophie Heawood talks to director, actor and writer Kathy Burke about making it through her darkest period (29m56s)
10/12/22·46m 39s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Balenciaga, an interview with Billie Piper and leaving Scientology

Marina Hyde looks at Balenciaga’s disturbing festive ad, and considers the moral responsibilities of brands (1m37s), Paula Cocozza interviews former scientologist Mike Rinder about abandoning his faith and his family (9m07s), and Rebecca Nicholson interviews Billie Piper about a life in showbiz (23m36s)
03/12/22·46m 18s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on England’s armband U-turn, the house-sitters defying the cost of living crisis, Heartstopper creator Alice Oseman, and the rise and fall of the cryptocurrency exchange, FTX

Marina Hyde on the hollow sound of the England football team’s ‘activism’ (1m37s), Jessica Rawnsley on the house-sitters living for free (9m20s), Lucy Knight meets Heartstopper writer and illustrator Alice Oseman (19m33s), and technology editor Alex Hern charts the rise – and epic fall – of FTX (34m15s)
26/11/22·44m 7s

A message from our Pop Culture With Chanté Joseph podcast

Pop Culture With Chanté Joseph: a brand new 10-part series from the Guardian, out now. Each week, writer and broadcaster Chanté Joseph will look into the current pop and internet culture stories everyone is talking about. This podcast is for anyone who loves pop and internet culture, and wants to get into how it is shaping and impacting our lives. Listen to a new episode every Thursday - just search for Pop Culture With Chante Joseph wherever you get your podcasts.
20/11/22·18s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Jeff Bezos, plus Letitia Wright, and the student who sued Pepsi for a fighter jet

Marina Hyde on the Amazon boss’s vice-like grip over his own money (1m25s); Stuart Heritage on the incredible new Netflix documentary Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? (9m18s); and Simon Hattenstone meets Letitia Wright as she reprises her starring role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (19m56s)
19/11/22·44m 24s

Episode two of a new podcast: Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph – Has The Crown lost its way?

We’re delighted to bring you the second episode of our new series, Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph. The Crown season five has arrived, and with it a whole load of controversy. Politicians, actors and royal commentators have all thrown criticism at the Netflix series, accusing it of exploiting the royal family and sensationalising real-life events. This week, Chanté Joseph is joined by the writer of the Emmy award-winning TV series The Tudors, Michael Hirst, to find out if The Crown has lost its shine
13/11/22·24m 51s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Boris’ honours list, a Michelle Obama exclusive, and why quiet nights in are the new going out

This week, Marina Hyde on Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list (1m34s); Michelle Obama reads an extract from her new book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times (11m18s); and Tom Lamont on why a night in with a board game is the only way he wants to party (38m39s).
12/11/22·46m 56s

Episode one of a new podcast: Pop Culture With Chanté Joseph – Rihanna is back … what makes her such an icon?

We’re delighted to bring you the first episode of our new series, Pop Culture With Chanté Joseph. Rihanna fans have been waiting for this moment for six years. The singer has released Lift Me Up, a single from the soundtrack to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It’s her first release since she launched her Fenty Beauty empire, became a billionaire and a mother. As she storms back into our lives, we ask: what makes Rihanna such an icon?
06/11/22·25m 33s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Matt Hancock, plus fussy eaters, Peter Tatchell and digital break ups

This week, Marina Hyde on Matt Hancock’s career move into the jungle (1m35s); Joe Stone asks ‘Can a psychologist fix my diet – and transform my life?’ (10m15s); Zoe Williams talks to veteran LGTBQ+ and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell about his recent expulsion from Qatar (25m08s); and Louis Staples’ offers advice on how to have a healthy digital break up (40m48s)
05/11/22·53m 12s

Episode one of a new podcast: Ben Roberts-Smith v the media

In the defamation trial of the century, Australia’s most-decorated living soldier is seeking to defend his reputation against reports in three newspapers that he says falsely accuse him of being a war criminal. His lawyers argue Roberts-Smith has been unfairly targeted by envious comrades and assisted by credulous journalists. The newspapers’ lawyers say their reporting is true, and that Roberts-Smith broke the ‘moral and legal rules of military engagement’, something he denies outright. But who is Ben Roberts-Smith, and how did he earn the military’s highest honour, the Victoria Cross?
30/10/22·46m 9s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on Rishi Sunak, plus Lewis Capaldi, queer horror, and the secret to TikTok

This week, Marina Hyde rattles through the PM’s first week (1m26s), the Guardian’s head rock and pop critic Alexis Petridis talks to singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi about staying grounded in the limelight (10m10s), columnist Guy Lodge dissects the history of queer horror (25m46s), and finally, technology editor Alex Hern explores the seemingly innocuous algorithm that pushed TikTok to the top of its game (36m27s).
29/10/22·46m 23s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde, Love Island’s Ekin-Su, and the power of body clocks

This week, Marina Hyde on the political chaos of the last four days and counting (1m28s), columnist Zoe Williams meets Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, the woman who may have just changed the fortunes of Love Island (10m01s), and writer Amelia Tait reveals how our body clocks can improve the effectiveness of everything from our nutrition to Alzheimer’s (34m50s).
22/10/22·50m 49s

Weekend Podcast: Marina Hyde on John Cleese, botox, burnout and Viola Davis

This week, Marina Hyde on the plight of a constantly aggrieved, and very particular, subsection of male “celebrity” (1m28s); Zoe Williams asks, why has Britain fallen in love with Botox? (8m38s); Gaby Hinsliff explores the big British Burnout (24m42s); and Ellen E Jones meets Oscar-winning actor Violas Davis to talk about her new film, The Woman King (40m12s).
15/10/22·55m 32s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde at the Tory conference, Lenny Henry and the wild world of chess

This week, Marina Hyde picks over the rubble of this week’s decision-making by the Tories (1m25s), Sean Ingle delves into the wild world of chess (10m52s), and Tom Lamont sits down with comedian, writer and actor Lenny Henry (25m57s).
08/10/22·49m 33s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde, comedian Jayde Adams, and the obsession with pumpkin spice

This week, columnist Marina Hyde examines how Kwasi Kwarteng responds to the chaos he creates (1:22), Aimee Levitt investigates why Americans like adding pumpkin spice to things (8:08), Emine Saner interviews Jayde Adams about her hopes for Strictly Come Dancing (19:00), and Will Coldwell looks back at the business of the smiley symbol (34:38)
01/10/22·53m 16s

Weekend podcast: Welcome to ‘First Blokes’ Club, Jeff Bridges, and the secret to happiness

This week, columnist Zoe Williams on the curious political role of the ‘First Bloke’ (1m31s), writer Tom Lamont meets the Oscar-winning actor and all-round ‘dude’ Jeff Bridges (18m06s), and finally, journalist Bronwyn Adcock gains a little insight from a radical Buddhist nun on the secret to happiness (35m16s).
24/09/22·47m 45s

Can I tell you a secret: episode one of a new podcast

In this new six-episode podcast, Guardian journalist Sirin Kale investigates the story of a cyberstalker who terrified people in his hometown and beyond for over a decade. Episode one begins in his hometown, Northwich, where Sirin meets some of his earliest victims - Andrea Yuile, Amber and Amy Bailey. They tell us how he infiltrated their lives and talk about the horrendous fallout of what he did
23/09/22·34m 24s

Weekend Podcast: Marina Hyde on hecklers, Willow Smith and the Queen in film

This week, columnist Marina Hyde on heckling the royal family and the fallacy of ‘free speech’ (1m35s), fashion editor Jess Cartner-Morley talks to Willow Smith about her complicated relationship with the limelight (8m41s), film critic Peter Bradshaw reviews the many fictional iterations of the Queen (29m41s), and, finally, writer Niloufar Haidari on why Kourtney Kardashian’s new sustainable fashion line will do far more harm than good (42m57s).
17/09/22·52m 4s

Weekend podcast: the value of small talk, Jennette McCurdy and Hadley Freeman on psychedelics

This week, Yvonne Roberts on the importance of small talk (1m34s), Emine Saner meets Nickelodeon actor Jennette McCurdy to discuss her explosive new memoir (7m15s), and Hadley Freeman has an out of body experience with shoe designer-turned-psychedelic-guide Patrick Cox (22m56s)
10/09/22·53m 13s

From Today in Focus: the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen has died aged 96 at her Scottish home of Balmoral. In this episode of our Today in Focus podcast, Polly Toynbee joins Nosheen Iqbal to look back on her life
09/09/22·31m 41s

Weekend podcast: Rory Stewart, the price of heartbreak, movie legend Pam Grier

This week, Sirin Kale meets former Tory MP and hit podcaster Rory Stewart (1m36s), columnist Eva Wiseman counts the clinical cost of heartbreak (20m27s), and Ryan Gilbey sits down with the queen of Blaxploitation Pam Grier (37m18s)
03/09/22·52m 51s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde on the sewage scandal, the ‘disappearance’ of Agatha Christie, and animal emotions

This week, columnist Marina Hyde asks why all the blame for the sewage dumping scandal is pointed towards politicians and not the water company bosses (1m50s), writer Sam Parker on the Gen Z entrepreneurs who are turning their backs on office nine to fives and turning their personal passions into full-time jobs (9m20s), historian Lucy Worsley on whether best-selling author, Agatha Christie, really did go into hiding to frame her husband for murder (26m06s), and finally, neuroscientist and psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett asks: can we really tell what animals are feeling, or are we merely projecting? (43min19)
27/08/22·53m 27s

Weekend Podcast: Marina Hyde on Brooklyn Beckham, Nish Kumar’s Fringe, and music post-30

This week, Marina Hyde on Brooklyn Beckham’s ever-evolving career path (1m46s), comedian Nish Kumar is at the Edinburgh fringe (9m49s), Jess Cartner-Morley investigates Whatsapp fatigue (21m39s), and writer Daniel Dylan Wray asks why thirtysomethings are giving up on music (34m12s)
20/08/22·41m 59s

Weekend podcast: Marina on Trump’s raid, Tom Daley, and Hypochondria

This weekend, columnist Marina Hyde on why the FBI’s search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home will lead to him running again in 2024 (01m50s), Simon Hattenstone sits down with diver Tom Daley to discuss how making a documentary about gay rights led to an awakening (09m37s), and Annalisa Barbieri reveals what triggered – and eventually settled – her late-onset hypochondria (31m42s)
13/08/22·44m 33s

Weekend podcast: best of 2022 … so far – part 2

Weekend is taking a break. So this week, the team are picking out their favourite pieces from the last few months just in case you missed them. This week, reporter Kari Paul asks why so many people are going ‘goblin mode’ (1m46s), Hadley Freeman shares some defining moments from the Wagatha Christie trial (9m51s), and Charlotte Higgins asks why Brits are still obsessed with the Regency period (43m40s)
06/08/22·59m 46s

Weekend podcast: best of 2022 … so far – part 1

Weekend is taking a break. So for the next two weeks, the team is picking out their favourite pieces from the last few months just in case you missed them. This week, columnist Eva Wiseman chats to comedian and activist Joe Lycett (01m15s), comedian Hannah Gadsby unpicks the myths and personal struggles surrounding autism spectrum disorder (15m55s), and Michael Segalov reviews Netflix’s recent LGBTQ+ coming of age romcom series, Heartstopper (35m47s).
30/07/22·52m 54s

Weekend podcast: John Cho, anti-ambition, and naked yoga

This weekend, journalist Elle Hunt on why thousands of people are embracing the ‘age of anti-ambition’ (01m10s), Aaron Hicklin meets with John Cho – or as you may know him – Harold of Harold and Kumar, now Sulu in the new Star Trek (15m47s), and Kelsy Burke strips away the pretence after trying out naked yoga (34m12s)
23/07/22·46m 54s

Weekend podcast: John McEnroe, pet custody battles, and men rocking skirts

Rhik Samadder finds out how it feels to walk down his local high street in a skirt (1m45s), Sirin Kale looks at what happens to pets after relationships break down (8m20s), and John McEnroe reflects on how he went from tennis bad boy to the game’s elder statesman (25m56s)
16/07/22·43m 46s

Weekend podcast: Marina on Johnson’s exit, digital amnesia, and celebrity lookalikes

This week, Marina Hyde on the week the prime minister’s house of cards finally fell down (1m53s), Rebecca Seal investigates if our smartphones are ruining our memory (10m32s), Tim Lewis interviews actor Daisy Haggard (26m25s), and Francisco Garcia introduces us to the people who earn a living looking like our favourite famous people (41m18s)
09/07/22·54m 57s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde, calling the cops on jokes, and the end of shampoo

This week, Marina Hyde looks at the prime minister’s £150k treehouse plan (1m37s), Charlotte Higgins asks why we’re still obsessed with the Regency era (8m36s), Brian Logan documents the history of gags so offensive that punters called the police (24m33s), and Lisa Niven-Phillips charts the rise of ‘non-shampoo’ shampoos (33m54s)
02/07/22·42m 28s

Weekend podcast: Fatboy Slim, Marina Hyde, and ‘winging it’ to the top

This week, Marina Hyde on Boris Johnson’s ability to blame everything on anyone but himself (1m42s), musician Norman Cook, AKA Fatboy Slim, on his mental health DJ classes (8m48s), Emma Beddington investigates whether winging it to the top really works (19m07s), and Imogen West-Knights looks at how the ‘mid-century millennial’ look took over our homes (33m03s)
25/06/22·44m 21s

Weekend podcast: Olena Zelenska, Marina Hyde and scaring yourself happy

This week, Marina Hyde on making policy that ‘annoys all the right people’ (01m29s), Shaun Walker talks to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska (09m21s), and Daniel Lavelle investigates whether chasing scary experiences might be the secret to losing your fears (33m47s)
18/06/22·46m 14s

Weekend podcast: Pete Doherty, Marina Hyde, and tips on making tough choices

This week, Marina Hyde on what’s next for the Tory party after Hannibal Johnson wins his confidence vote (01m14s), Hadley Freeman talks to singer Pete Doherty in Normandy (09m25s), and Joanna Moorhead advises on ways to make life’s hardest decisions (38m52s).
11/06/22·49m 50s

Weekend podcast: Avril Lavigne, the Heartstopper generation and tips for summer sleeping

This week, Sarah Manavis interviews the punk-pop singer Avril Lavigne (02:00), Michael Segalov reflects on a turning point in generation Z’s queer experience (12:23), Yasmina Floyer looks at the potential death of the underwire bra (28:55), and Emine Saner brings us tips to a better night’s sleep during the hot summer months (38:57)
04/06/22·48m 59s

Weekend podcast: John Crace, Wagatha Christie and open relationships

This week, John Crace dissects Boris Johnson’s short-lived humility over Partygate (1m46s), Hadley Freeman on one of the showbiz trials of the decade (9m56s), and Tom Rasmussen opens up on the benefits, difficulties and complexities of life in an open relationship (44m06s)
28/05/22·59m 59s

Weekend podcast: Kasabian, cost of living and why we love “like”

Marina Hyde on MPs and their cost of living excuses (1m51s), Niall Doherty interviews Kasabian (8m50s), Anna Berrill on how timing your meals can benefit your health (20m08s), and Sam Wolfson on why people love the word “like” so much (26m14s)
21/05/22·42m 11s

Weekend podcast: Jarvis Cocker, Marina Hyde and clash of the Cannes

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde on Beergate and Keir Starmer’s gamble (1m55s), Britpop legend Jarvis Cocker discusses his new memoir (8m25s), comedian Sofie Hagen on the hard slog to become an influencer (31m56s), and Xan Brooks dissects the Cannes film festival as it celebrates its 75th birthday (36m57s)
14/05/22·49m 37s

Weekend podcast: Eurovision, Marina Hyde and getting hooked on tattoos at 52

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde on the anger surrounding the Roe v Wade leak (1m15s), Alexi Duggins on whether this year’s Eurovision song contest will be the most electric ever (10m00s), Jess Cartner-Morley on whether social media has killed good taste at the Met Gala (21m19s), and a first-hand experience of getting tattoos later in life (28m30s)
07/05/22·41m 26s

Weekend podcast: Arcade Fire, Marina Hyde and lessons from therapy

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde on the anger surrounding Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter (1m47s), Laura Barton interviews the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire (8m55s), Hannah Booth explores the important lessons she has learned from going to therapy for 10 years (23m58s), and bestselling author Joanna Cannon explains why hyper-empaths should use their emotions for good (45m29s)
30/04/22·56m 34s

Weekend podcast: Sienna Miller, Marina Hyde and the fall of Abercrombie & Fitch

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde on Boris Johnson’s 1,000th day as PM (2m17s), Michelle Kambasha analyses Lena Dunham’s divisive sitcom Girls 10 years on from its debut (11m37s), actor Sienna Miller discusses her experience with the toxic tabloid press (21m50s), and Adrian Horton analyses how a US fashion giant paid the price for building an empire on discrimination (44m13s)
23/04/22·53m 53s

Weekend podcast: Eddie Marsan, Marina Hyde and popstars on life after fame

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde on the expanding number of Commons crims (1m58s), actor Eddie Marsan reflects on sex-symbol status with Alex Moshakis (9m36s), author Nick Duerden uncovers the curious afterlife of pop stars (27m29s), and writer Georgina Scull reflects on how the regrets of the dying can remind us how to truly live (49m13s)
16/04/22·1h

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde, Douglas Stuart and the death of the small plate

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde notes how following the rules is something MPs can ignore (1m42s), Simon Hattenstone interviews author Douglas Stuart (10m19s), Imogen West-Knights ponders the end of small portions (30m42s), and Stuart Jeffries questions whether there is hope for the soap (45m47s)
09/04/22·1h 1m

Weekend podcast: John Crace, Hannah Gadsby and Joe Lycett

Ease into the weekend with our brand new podcast, showcasing some of the best Guardian and Observer writing from the week, read by talented narrators. In this week’s episode, John Crace on Partygate delusion (1m47s), Hannah Gadsby on her autism diagnosis (11m02s), comedian Joe Lycett talks to Eva Wiseman about life as a consumer activist (31m20s), and Hannah Bourne-Taylor recounts what it was like to let a bird nest in her hair for 84 days (45m45s) If you like what you hear, subscribe to Weekend on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts
02/04/22·52m 36s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde, FKA twigs, and extortionate hand soaps

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde on the ingratitude police who feel Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe should be grateful (1m49s), Kadish Morris interviews FKA twigs (10m17s), Ed Cumming looks into why Aesop hand soap got so posh (21m01s), plus Stuart McGurk on the new age world of manifesting (38m53s)
26/03/22·59m 3s

Weekend podcast: Marina Hyde, Adwoa Aboah and ‘goblin mode’

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde on why Metropolitan police officers pulled out all the stops to protect an oligarch’s London mansion (01m17s), Hadley Freeman talks podcasts with Ira Glass (09m57s), Kari Paul investigates why so many of us are entering ‘goblin mode’ (19m32s), and Hannah J Davies’s interview with Adwoa Aboah (27m32s)
19/03/22·45m 33s

Weekend: John Crace, Zoë Kravitz and the art of saying ‘sorry’

In this week’s episode, John Crace on Boris Johnson’s six-point plan for Ukraine turning out to be six vague principles (1m13s), Sirin Kale interviews Zoë Kravitz (8m40s), Annalisa Barbieri on why ‘sorry’ is the hardest word (25m28s), and Emine Saner on female standups from the 1960s (37m2s).
12/03/22·48m 16s

Weekend: Marina Hyde, Nicola Coughlan and vegan bros

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde reminds Matt Hancock that this isn’t the time to be relaunching his career (1m15s), David Hillier explores the rise of the vegan bro (9m), Elle Hunt interviews Derry Girls actress Nicola Coughlan (26m5s), and Jamie Klingler gives her advice on sober dating (42m38s).
05/03/22·48m 54s

Weekend: Marina Hyde, Charlie Brooker and voice note etiquette

In this week’s episode, Marina Hyde on oligarchs in London (1m35s), Zoe Williams interviews Charlie Brooker (9m07s), Annie Lord discusses the pros and cons of voice notes (19m11s) and Luke Winkie investigates the Crime Queen of Bitcoin (31m45s).
26/02/22·39m 32s

Weekend: Marina Hyde, Emma Thompson and Johnny Knoxville

In this week’s episode, Chris Godfrey interviews Johnny Knoxville about his life as a world-famous stuntman (2m08s), Marina Hyde laments the fact a computer system was believed over humans (15m53s), actress Emma Thompson explores the intersection of three generations of women in her family (24m39s), Jay Rayner reviews Chef Tee’s Sugarcane London (28m46s), and Nell Frizzell gives 10 tips to revive a longterm relationship (36m24s).
19/02/22·51m 18s

Weekend: Will Arnett, Mastermind and Marina Hyde

Ease into the weekend with our brand new podcast, showcasing some of the best Guardian and Observer writing, read by talented narrators. In this episode, Marina Hyde looks at the new additions to Downing Street (1m37s), Hadley Freeman interviews Hollywood actor Will Arnett (9m33s), Sirin Kale tries her hand at quiz show Mastermind (26m09s), and David Robson examines why we’re so stressed about stress (40m45s).
12/02/22·49m 17s

Weekend: Marina Hyde, George Ezra and Joe Rogan

Ease into the weekend with our brand new podcast, showcasing some of the best Guardian and Observer writing, read by talented narrators. In our first episode, Marina Hyde reflects on another less than stellar week for Boris Johnson (1m34s), Edward Helmore charts the rise of Joe Rogan (9m45s), Laura Snapes goes deep with singer George Ezra (18m26s), and Alex Moshakis asks: ‘Are you a jerk at work?’ (34m38s)
05/02/22·48m 18s

Weekend: a new podcast to help you switch off from a busy week

Get ready for Weekend. Every Saturday, we’ll share some of the best Guardian writing from the week, read by talented narrators. Listen to celebrity interviews, lifestyle features, and opinions from our most popular columnists. Weekend is the perfect way to relax
31/01/22·34s
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