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.
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What is it: A new, six-episode Swedish podcast where people with big secrets tell their stories. It's not just angst-ridden personal confessions. In episode one, meet the undercover Yorkshire police officer who posed as a heroin addict for 14 years. The producer, Mohamed El Abed, reveals his own hidden past along the way. It will put that time your friend lied about eating the last biscuit into perspective.
Sample quote: 'He took a knife out and he pressed it into my groin. I could feel the blade pressing against my skin, where you never want to feel the blade.'