It's time for more Castology! Are you ready? Are you really? Because we are CHANGING IT UP this week. That's right, from this episode we'll have our recommendations first up, then stick around for our reviews from last week's offerings. This week, Pat recommends one of his favourite ever podcasts, Congressional Dish, Zane brings a listener submission - Dead Ladies Show Podcast - to the table, and Liz looks at another true crime phenomenon in Dr Death.
Liz Recommends - Dr Death
Liz should get some sort of award for recommending so many Wondery podcasts. This week it's all about Dr Duntsch aka Dr Death.
"33 Patients. A Charming Surgeon. A Spineless System.
We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Dr. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications. And all they had to protect them was a system ill equipped to stop the madness. From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is about a medical system that failed to protect these patients at every possible turn. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil."
For both: This is a serial podcast so ya gotta start from the start.
Pat Recommends - Congressional Dish
OK. This is my baby. Not really. It's host Jennifer Briney's baby I guess. But I like to think I've been there since the shower. This woman is one of my heroes. Since 2012 she has been reading the bills that pass through the legislative branch of the United States Government. It's a dirty job, but no one was doing it. Not even the members of the branch, really. This is the raw data. Who is taking money from who, how much and what bills are being put forward as a result. If you want to narrow your news streams to escape the madness of the world I would still urge you to keep this one flowing. This podcast has the potential to change the world.
For Zane & Liz: Pick a more recent episode, if you like it go back further. See how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Zane Recommends - Dead Ladies Show Podcast
Zane is so excited to recommend this submission! The Dead Ladies Show (and podcast) is all about women who achieved great things against all odds. The live show happens every two months or so at ACUD, Berlin, and celebrates ladies who were fabulous while they were alive, in English and in German and these shows are recorded and released as a podcast. It is hosted by Katy Derbyshire and Florian Duijsens and produced by Susan Stone.
For Pat: 17 Ada Lovelace
For Liz: 19 Constance Barnicoat & Irihapeti