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February 24, 2020 · 3.9 minutes to read

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Distinct Nostalgia, a UK television nostalgia podcast, carried an interview with a big story: that “Dot Cotton”, June Brown, was leaving EastEnders, a popular BBC soap, after 35 years. The story made it to television news, newspapers, and, naturally, the BBC website. (Buzzsprout)
New from Stitcher today is Verified, an immersive true-crime series that “examines the trust we place in the sharing economy and the power that a simple checkmark or digital review can hold over our lives.”
The Space Programme is a twenty-part soap opera for kids, which launched over the weekend. “When two tech entrepreneurs announce their plan to make one of the local kids the world’s first child astronaut, nothing is ever the same again.” (Fun Kids)
At the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness WeekTransmitter Media have launched their first original podcast, Rebel Eaters Club - a show that is about breaking up with diet culture. The host, Virgie Tovar, “shares her personal history as a fat woman of color who hated her body for twenty years before learning to love herself as she is”.
Start Here from ABC News publishes its 500th episode today. An award-winning daily news podcast, it’s a straightforward look at the day’s top news in twenty minutes. (Wide Orbit)
The BBC’s Newscast podcast is to be turned into a daily news podcast from Q2 2020, according to reports. Bill Rogers, a media pundit, says: “This is not a bold confident move; this is mere apery of the success of the New York Times’ The Daily”.
Meanwhile, Beyond Today, a podcast many saw as an attempt to ape the success of the New York Times’s The Daily, is to stop being a daily podcast, and will now be published twice a week.
The BBC also produces a daily news podcast Global News Podcast, and, unavailable within Apple Podcasts but discovered by Google Podcasts, a two-minute news bulletin, probably destined for smart speakers. (That helps it evade the block the BBC puts on its podcasts for Google.)

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