Whether its requesting what happens when you watch Sex and the City 2 more than 50 days or which Oscar has acquired an Oscar, theres no question a podcast somewhere hasnt answered

1 Richard Ayoade used a ThunderCats duvet cover until “hes in” his late 20 s

Where we learned it The Adam Buxton podcast

Adam Buxtons life-affirming, jingle-packed ramble chats with his fame guests are a constant rapture. In this two-parter, the multi-talented Ayoade is entered into everything from the high levels of pillows to the reaction to his notoriously awkward interrogation with Krishnan Guru-Murthy. As funny as the pod is, you will learn a lot, more from Buxtons honest discussions of remorse when his dad died to how upsetting Sara Pascoe encounters it when people reach clicky sticky interferences with their mouths.

Other lessons learned from this podcast Louis Theroux does a fine portrayal of Yes Sir, I Can Boogie. Ellie Violet Bramley

Journalist and writer Malcolm Gladwell. Picture: Anne Bailey

2 One of the most difficult gondola remembers in record may have been caused by motorists pressing the incorrect pedal

Where we learned it Malcolm Gladwells Revisionist History

If you are familiar with Gladwells work, then Revisionist History is both a plow and familiar field. The New Yorker novelist often takes assumptions and things we might think to be true and unravels them to end up in another neighbourhood altogether. In his bestseller Blink, he explained why it might not have been so rare that an unarmed man was shot 41 meters by New York police. In the most wonderful chapter of Revisionist History, Gladwell seemed back at Toyotas sudden unintended acceleration phenomenon, which led to a massive penalty for the car manufacturer. The conclusion after we listen to a 911 call in which a man is driven to his death by a vehicle that wont is slowing was not that the cars accelerators were protruding, but that moves unfamiliar with certain automobiles were having a brain malfunction that meant the issue is physically unable to differentiate between the restraint and the accelerator.

Other lessons from this podcast American colleges with the most beautiful canteens are the worst alternatives for poverty-stricken students; if you want to rating the most free-throws in basketball, do them underarm. Will Dean

3 One daylight, everybody in Sweden switched to driving on the opposite side of the road

Where we learned it 99% Invisible

You neednt be an architecture or designing maniac to enjoy Roman Marss soothing unpicking to seeing how the world around us came to look and function as it does. As well as narratives about the descents of the inflatable mortals they have outside vehicle pushers in the US, and why they used to push missing kids on milk containers, you are able to is understood Hgertrafikomlggningen , or H-day 3 September 1967 when everyone in Sweden switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right.

Other lessons from this podcast Californias Salton Sea was worded by mistake; 20 years ago, the nations of the world became obsessed with a phone booth in the middle of the Mojave desert. Leah Harper

4 Having your own podcast wont prevail you an election

Where we learned it With Her

How do we know that Hillary Clinton experienced a Cuban sandwich and a brew following the conclusion of a epoch along the road? Well, she had her own safarus podcast, about the little details of being on the trail. In the first chapter, Max Linsky, of the podcast Longform, talked to her in Miami about what she was going to have for dinner that evening. As the first presidential campaigner to have a campaign podcast, Clinton tried to exploit the supremacy of the medium to indicates a more personable side of herself. Suffice to say, it didnthave the desired effect.

Other lessons from this podcast Clinton is a TED talks love and “re going to have to” ration her Elena Ferrante tales. EVB

The legions of My Dad Wrote a Porno.

5 Theres more than one direction of motivating your sales force

Where we learned it My Dad Wrote a Porno

Pots-and-pans sales supremo Belinda Blumenthal can find lust in any situation even when she is lost in an ornamental maze. The virtuoso of the erotic myth written by jester Jamie Mortons father has educated the world that a regional sales conference has just as much potential for naked merriment as a business trip-up to Amsterdam. Other things she has appropriated into her libidinous realm include a kindnes tombola, Herb Alpert, a chalet, a pomegranate, a horsebox and any sentence involving the words further access. What she has taught listeners about her ridiculously sexy life is also available unsavoury, but via Mortons podcast it has brought a whole lot of mirth.

Other lessons learned from this podcast There is such a thing as a vaginal eyelid; never speak erotic story written by your papa. Hannah Verdier

6 Sacha Baron Cohen has been known to use a getaway car

Where we learned it WTF

Marc Marons WTF can be off-putting: the emcees 15 -minute opening monologue and guitar jam-packs are often enough to deter new listeners. But when it comes to teasing out colorful items from the careers of some of Hollywoods funniest and finest, Maron is the master. Grimsby may have bombed in the cinemas, but it was worth it for the interview Baron Cohen did with Maron strengthening the film. The best flecks were the details of the logistical predicaments of becoming Brno, from how a redneck push gathering were deceived into watching a homoerotic romp to how Baron Cohen managed to flee Kansas police after get caught with , among other things, a pedal-powered copulation machine in a hotel area.( He had a auto waiting outside with the engine operating .)

Other lessons learned from this podcast Questioning what public mothers were like rarely gets a monotonou rebuttal; if you have the US president over to record in your garage, youd better have neat neighbours; William Friedkin is the best storyteller in Hollywood. WD

Alix Fox looks into peoples fornication lives. Image: Ken McKay/ Rex/ Shutterstock

7 Having two vaginas doesnt mean you can have vaginal copulation with two men at the same time

Where we learned it Close Meetings from the Guardian

Alix Fox pries into the involved and fascinating the standard of living of parties for whom sexuality is not always alone straightforward, from a polyamorous duo to a husband paralysed from the waist down just before his honeymoon. An remarkable interview with double-barrelled Hazel, who talked openly about the effect her situation has had on her and may have on her if she wants to have children is the standout so far.

Other lessons learned from this podcast Russian-doll-style dildos can medicine vaginismus; having cold feet can help to delay an orgasm. LH

8 The sought for a fifth meat continues

Where we learned it The Beef and Dairy Network podcast

The centuries-old assumption that there are only four fleshes beef, lamb, pork and chicken is crumbling after unconfirmed reports that the European Space Agency has identified a mysterious fifth meat. The Beef and Dairy Network podcast, to be provided by comedian Ben Partridge, is the No 1 podcast for those involved or just interested in the production of beef swine and dairy herds. Boasting guest appearings from agricultural experts such as Josie Long, and alluring fans including Miranda Sawyer, it is a surreal beefstravaganza.

Other lessons learned from this podcast According to Beef and Dairy Network sponsor Mitchells, 90% of livestock can kick through a ships hull after merely one month of taking hoof-strengthening supplement Steel Hoof Deluxe. EVB

Dont applied this moo-cow in your ships hull. Image: Brian Brown/ Getty Images

9 John Oliver is not dead

Where we learned it The Bugle

For a decade, long-time comedy partners John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman put the nations of the world to privileges via the medium of their audio newspaper for a visual nature. Their riffs on anything from political liberty( Like hounds, John, we desire our own, but we get actually riled when other folks civil liberty obstruct shitting on our lawns) to Texas barbecues( All I know is this, Andy: if I was a cow, and I knew that I could savor like that, Id find it very hard to make a coherent suit for not being immediately killed and slow-cooked) often manufactured the indicate the funniest thing you could get on Wi-Fi. With Oliver having left the Daily Show to front his own reveal on HBO, the Bugle went into sarcastic hibernation. It awoke in mid-October, simply in time for a political affair so ridiculous that even Zaltzman at his most surreal couldnt have imagined it. The pods Have I Got News for You-style revolving guest co-hosts now include US comics Wyatt Cenac and Hari Kondabolu, as well as Brit Nish Kumar and brilliant Indian standup Anuvab Pal. They dont know who they are as well as best friends Zaltzman and Oliver, but perhaps the other co-host, Andys sister Helen, could claim an advantage on that figurehead. The Bugle is dead, long live the Bugle.

Other lessons learned from this podcast Bashar al-Assad bought LMFAOs Im Sexy and I Know It as the Syrian civil crusade raged. WD

10 A bloke ranging a driving institution in Acton, west London, was also is contributing to prop up the death penalty in the US

Where we learned it More Perfect

In a residential area of west London, inside a building with a placard that speaks Elgone Driving Academy, is a guy in his 50 s who ogles a bit like William Hurt and who was the one-man operation helping to provide the pharmaceuticals used for capital punishment in the US. That was until a human rights charity notified the UK government to his pharmaceutical broom wardrobe of fatality. In the inaugural occurrence of More Perfect, a Radiolab spin-off looking at how US supreme court cases affect lives miles away from the bench, the presenters explored those three little words from the US constitution: brutal and unusual.

Other lessons from this podcast An peculiar 911 call made in Houston, Texas, in 1998, led to one of the most important LGBTQ claims decisions in the courts record, effectively moving homosexual relations a basic civil right. EVB

11 The political insiders term for people panicking about a Trump win was bedwetters

Where we learned it Keepin it 1600

A politics podcast hosted by Barack Obamas former speechwriter and a senior communications adviser ought to scream wonkishness, but Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer may be the two most engaging psychoanalysts of a bonkers election campaign. Having been at the heart of two US election commotions, they alongside other hosts Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor know, inside-out, how this macrocosm wields and share it. Their near certainty about a Clinton win up to the morning of such elections prepared 1600 one of the most reassuring political podcasts you could listen to and see their morning-after mea culpa on 9 November all the more amazing. Now its actually is now time to wet the bunk.

Other lessons learned from this podcast The Obama team realised it was impossible to discredit crazy lies about its candidate after Fox News said in 2008 that the young Obama had been raised a Muslim when the team complained, they were told that it was an recreation appearance. WD

12 Billy Joel has really soft hands

Where we learned it Two Dope Queens

Comedians and co-podcast hosts Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams travelled where two black females “ve never” gone before a Billy Joel concert. They sneaked in their ros in suntan lotion bottles bought on Amazon the kind that get lily-white daughters, watching the Shins, through Coachella. And, having been given front-row tickets because Billy likes to see fairly dames up at the front, they got to totter his baby-soft sides. If thats not instructive enough for you, listen to the other episodes of this snort-out-loud-funny podcast from WNYC and hear some of New Yorks best female comics is speaking to sex, woo, hasten, fuzz journeyings and living in the city.

Other lessons learned from this podcast Pierce Brosnans volcano thriller Dantes Peak has a lot to tell us about how far we have come since the 90 s; talcum powder is the best method handled with boob perspire. EVB

13 Tar heroin reeks just like capers

Where we learned it Guys We Fucked

Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson host the anti-slut-shaming podcast, featuring interviews with everyone from Jon Ronson to Stoya( and, as the entitle gently suggests, people with whom they have had fornication ). Their interview with Wendi Kent or, as they announce her, White Precious who photographs demonstrators outside abortion clinics, divulged the above reasons she knows how no longer snack capers and what its like to have sex when youre homeless. But its not all heavy-going. The chapter entitles alone are a plow good luck disguising You didnt go to France because you wanted to masturbate ?, His pubes were haunted? and Period sex: recollects? from fellow commuters.

Other lessons learned from this podcast DIY HIV researches can be done at home( or on-air) with a opening swab; jesters on the circuit all hook up with one another. LH

There is such a this as too much SatC2 I mean, you knew that already, right? Photograph: Allstar/ Warner/ Sportsphoto Ltd

14 You can watch Sex and the City 2 too many times

Where we learned it The Worst Idea of All Time

A lot of age, effort and fund, specially coin, went into making this film, says Guy Montgomery. Weve just opened up the most disgusting can of worms. Theres no need to watch SatC2 because he and Tim Batt have done it more than 50 experiences for the sake of their podcast( they did the same with Grow up 2 ). Mirandas nanny Magda is a spy who is gradually poisoning her, Charlotte is the other one and the whole thing is crying out for the various kinds of dialogue that made the TV serial great.

Other lessons from this podcast We Are Your Friends is next on your hatewatch roster. HV

15 You can have a podcast about a podcast

Where we learned it Slates Serial Spoiler Specials

Slates week-by-week analysis of Serial, 2014 s podcast obsession, is perfect for when everyone you know is listening far too slowly offering storey recaps, whodunnit beliefs and criticisms of the host, Sarah Koenig. Not to mention digging deep down into Reddit rabbit pits about the two cases embraced so far.

Other lessons from this podcast The cow delivery in season two can be seen as an agricultural analogy for the militarys have responded to Bowe Bergdahls disappearance; its almost impossible to delineate a timeline via audio. LH

16 Moby is a CD thief

Where we learned it Heavyweight

Jonathan Goldsteins Heavyweight aims to the tell the stories of people whose lives have taken a wrong turn somewhere. One of these was to reunited his 80 -year-old father with his elder brother before it was too late. Another was to reunite his pal Gregor who is recurred by the moment he loaned a box of Cds to a techno-producer friend. The acquaintance, was, of course, Moby, who expended many of them as the basis for his squillion-selling Play. Gregor doesnt want royalties he only craves his CDs back. And Goldstein facilitates him get them.

Other lessons learned from this podcast Tracking down your institution bullies is an uncomfortable eye-opener( as demonstrated by Julia in episode seven ). HV

17 You can have an -Alist cast in a podcast drama

Where we learned it Homecoming

Although Serial was basically a piece of investigative journalism, its format proved that podcasting didnt need to be limited in its sort. Gimlet Media, a specialist podcasting firm, emerged around the same time as that NPR made and proved its ambitions in the field. Its scripted drama, Homecoming, purported straight for the stars with a shed including Catherine Keener, Star Wars Oscar Isaac and David Schwimmer. The story moves between Keeners personas work at an experimental facility that helps soldiers integrate back into the community and her present-day life as a waitress. There are a lot of cliffhangers helping to tell the story of what happened in between.

Other lessons from this podcast You dont mess with David Schwimmer. As Colin Belfast, he gushes feeling and has the breeze of a humanity on the edge. HV

18, 19, 20 France buys in most of its frogs legs exclusively one person called Oscar has triumphed an Oscar Donald, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck were more reprinted comic book references( that arent superheroes) of all time

Where we learned it Answer Me This !

Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann( plus Martin the soundman) solve listeners inquiries on a fortnightly basis with questions arraying from the practical to the ethical to the foolish. Suffice to say, you will learn more listening to them while doing the washing up than from Heart FM. You will likewise learn that drunken voicemails are welcome, especially from Dave from Smethwick and Graham from Canada.( Its Oscar Hammerstein II, by the direction .) LH

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