The best new podcasts 2018
We love podcasts. They're something to listen to when your stuck on a dark train, something to fall asleep to when you need a screen break, a murder investigation to haunt you when you need a thrill, and a whole series of intelligent people talking to each other in your ear.
Make room on your phone: we've found the latest series you should be listening to. After some searching, we've found a few promising new podcasts like Serial, and the latest British comedy to replace My Dad Wrote A Porno. Add the latter to your list of 'things you try not to laugh at while commuting on a silent train'. Plug in and enjoy.
Listen if: You like This American Life.
What is it: West Cork investigates a real, chilling crime in rural Ireland. On 23 December 1996, Sophie Toscan du Plantier was brutally beaten to death outside her home in Schull. She was a producer, so was her husband. The main suspect was a journalist, but he was never convicted. Jennifer Ford, a TV producer herself, and Sam Bungey, a contributor to This American Life, put years into researching the case and interviewing locals – including, chillingly, the main suspect himself. We can't wait to hear it.