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January 21, 2020

2020 Podcasts to Watch (or Listen) out for

From Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness’ ruminations on life, to socialite-centred true crime, and wellness industry scams...

Dive head first into a self-imposed state of social hibernation with this list of 2020 podcasts to watch out for. DAZED has created this go-to for all of your podcasts needs this January. There’s a weekly exploration of all things pop-culture by Jonathan Van Ness, a scripted prequel to Netflix teen comedy Kissing Booth, a true crime story of a socialite who flees the country after murdering her sixth husband, and more. Enjoy!

THE CASE OF ADIRONDACK ROSE

From the brain behind Freaks and GeeksBridesmaids, and Ghostbusters, Paul Feig’s The Case of Adirondack Rose is a scripted true crime story of a famed artist and socialite who flees the country after being accused of murdering her sixth husband. While there doesn’t seem to be any more information on the podcast, if Feig’s back catalogue of work is anything to go by, we can expect big things. (GY)

But don’t fear, our podcast list has got you sorted. I mean, it’s January after all, which is basically a free pass to curl up under your newly purchased Amazon weighted blanket, switch on your Himalayan salt lamp, and dive headfirst into a self-imposed state of social hibernation. There’s a weekly exploration of all things pop-culture by Jonathan Van Ness, a scripted prequel to Netflix teen comedy Kissing Booth, a true crime story of a socialite who flees the country after murdering her sixth husband, and more. Enjoy!

THIS IS LOVE

For when real-life is too much to bear, tune into This Is Love. The podcast (from the makers of true-crime podcast Criminal), delivers warm stories on “sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on each other”. With its fourth season due this spring, the real-life tales told in the podcast aren’t traditional love stories per say, rather instances of people putting themselves out there and being vulnerable. Previous episodes range from a woman rescuing a baby whale to Peggy Guigenheim’s favourite city, making This Is Love the perfect series. (GY)

GETTING CURIOUS

He may be best known for his blow drying expertise, but Queer Eye host Jonathan Van Ness’ Getting Curious was one of the few things that made 2019 bearable. A weekly

conversation about literally anything and everything that sparks his interest (recent episodes range from ‘What does inequality have to do with HIV?’ to ‘How are turtles doing these days and are they the same as tortoises?’), each episode brings with it JVN’s trademark sparkle. (PC)

YOU’RE WRONG ABOUT

Think you know everything about the O.J Simpson trial? What about Tonya Harding, the figure skater behind I, Tonya? In You’re Wrong About, journalists Michael Hobbs and Sarah Marshall re-examine key events and cultural phenomena that have been distorted or misrepresented in the public imagination, offering new angles on well-known stories and figures. Each episode scrutinises topics such as sexting, human trafficking, and obesity, and reexamine the stories of figures such as Kurt Cobain, Monica Lewinsky, and Yoko Ono in a new light. Get ready to question everything you think you know. (PC)

JORDAN PEELE’S UNTITLED PODCAST

We know nearly nothing about this podcast from Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele, whose currently untitled project has been announced by Spotify as one of its 2020 podcasts to watch. But if the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s celebrated films are anything to go by, we’re in for a treat. (GY)

KISSING BOOTH – ELLE’S DIARY

This podcast is a prequel to the 2018 Netflix movie The Kissing Booth, a fluffy rom-com about a high school girl who falls in love with the wrong high school boy. Starring cast members Joey King (The Act on Hulu), Jacob Elordi (Euphoria on HBO), and Joel Courtney (Super 8), the scripted audio series will give fans more insight into the main character’s lives while they await the film’s sequel, which is scheduled to debut on Netflix later this year. (PC)

Read more 2020 podcast suggestions and the full article on dazeddigital.com

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