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Finest podcasts of the week: The cyberstalker who terrorised dozens of ladies over a decade | True crime (Podcasts)

Picks of the week

Can I Inform You a Secret?
Extensively accessible, all episodes accessible from Fri
“We’ve had individuals spherical with weapons, knives in search of him. It was like a residing nightmare.” So begins journalist Sirin Kale’s six-part Guardian true-crime story about Matthew Hardy, who spent greater than a decade stalking girls on-line. Kale talks to victims, Hardy’s ex-neighbours and people who know him, making a gripping sequence that’s a vivid human portrait of these affected – and an enchanting story of what would possibly trigger such behaviour. Alexi Duggins

Hoaxed
Extensively accessible, episodes weekly

“If it was as much as me, this story would by no means have been made public.” So goes the intro to this troubling take a look at conspiracy theories, which is Tortoise’s follow-up to Candy Bobby – voted 2021’s greatest podcast by the Guardian. It’s clever, compelling and measured, following two Hampstead youngsters’s fictional claims that they have been victims of a satanic paedophile cult. AD

America’s Dead
Extensively accessible, all episodes out now
Host Emmett Malloy describes the Grateful Useless as “a really American experiment” whereas taking a look at how the band remains to be shaping lives 50 years on. Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig is first as much as clarify the musical magic, whereas mushroom professional Paul Stamets presents a unique perspective. Hannah Verdier

Death of an Artist
Extensively accessible, episodes weekly

Artist Ana Mendieta died after falling out of the window of her sculptor husband Carl Andre’s thirty fourth ground condominium in 1985. He was charged then acquitted of his spouse’s homicide. At present, the artwork world remains to be cut up over what occurred. Artwork insider Helen Molesworth unpicks the case. Hollie Richardson

The Rewatcher: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Wondery, episodes weekly from Monday

Ash Kelley was too younger to look at 90s vampire commonplace Buffy, however Alaina Urquhart is a superfan. Now the niece and aunt are viewing it collectively. The 25-year-old present nonetheless stirs up sturdy feelings for followers, however will Kelley spot any issues by means of immediately’s lens? HV

There’s a podcast for that

Samoyeds compete at New York state’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2022.
Samoyeds compete at New York state’s Westminster Kennel Membership Canine Present in 2022. {Photograph}: Jennifer Peltz/AP

This week Shaheena Uddin picks 5 of the very best podcasts for pet lovers, from suggestions for take care of your furry buddies, to recommendation on coping with animal bereavement.

Can I Pet Your Dog?
This healthful podcast is for “unapologetic canine lovers” to share their love for all issues canine. You may be pondering: how a lot are you able to probably discuss canines? Nicely, with greater than 300 episodes already printed, pleasant and bubbly hosts Renee Covert and Alexis Preston haven’t run out of issues to bark about, from selecting their canine of the week to sharing a weekly roundup of canine information. The sequence additionally boasts a formidable lineup of visitor stars: within the first episode, the playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda made a visitor look to debate his lovable canine Tobi.

The Purrrcast
Probably not a canine particular person? Nicely this cat pod may be extra your velocity. Hosts Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris focus on all types of cat subjects from CatCon (a conference devoted to cats) to Garfield’s cinematic universe, a homage to the lasagne-loving feline. Listeners are inspired to ship in photos and tales of their pets in a shared celebration of the common cuteness of cats.

Listening to the Horse
Equestrian lovers: giddy up for this podcast. Bestselling creator and horsewoman Elaine Heney delivers an insightful sequence all about listening to the wants of horses. As Heney explains in episode one, this podcast is way wanted in a world that sadly prioritises “short-term efficiency objectives earlier than the long-term well being of a horse”. Learn to bond along with your equine companion because the sequence guides you thru the driving course of, with helpful classes and recommendations on strategies.

The Pet Loss Companion
A recurring theme of pet pods is the optimistic affect that animals can have on our psychological well being. However what in regards to the tough strategy of mourning a pet? Many homeowners will say that their four-legged good friend has grow to be a member of the household – and there’s no tougher expertise than dropping a cherished one. Two household therapists, Nancy Saxton-Lopez and Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio, give their ideas on how to deal with grief – particularly on particular events and holidays.

Pod to the Rescue
If you happen to consider in rescuing pets moderately than shopping for them, this pawesome podcast may be simply the one for you. Its hosts have greater than 20 years of knowledge to share on rescuing cats and canines and might train you all it’s essential know. The sequence to this point has coated essential areas akin to trauma, despair, separation nervousness, deconstructing aggressive behaviour, in addition to teaching your pet by means of noisy events akin to fireworks celebrations.

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