WE’RE NOT THE ONLY ONES OBSESSED WITH PODCASTS: major TV studios are now looking to them for their next commission. With six million monthly listeners, it’s no surprise that Aaron Mahnke’s horror podcast Lore caught the attention of Amazon Studios, which has commissioned a 10-episode TV series starting on 6 October. With Mahnke’s real-life tales now straddling podcast and TV form, here are three more podcast pairings to get behind.
WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE + STRANGER THINGS
Fortnightly podcast Welcome to Night Vale is a mock radio station revealing cryptic happenings in a fictional town. Get into it alongside the return of Winona Ryder and co for season two of the otherworldly Stranger Things.
NANCY + TRANSPARENT ‘Super queer, super fun’ duo Kathy Tu and Tobin Low host Nancy, a podcast exploring LGBTQ issues. Tune in alongside gender-identity comedy Transparent, which, like the podcast, veers from side-splitting humour to searing honesty.
2 DOPE QUEENS + INSECURE From irreverent chat about
Spanx to nuanced debate on cultural appropriation, no topic is off limits for 2 Dope Queens, aka Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams. Pair with Sky Atlantic’s Insecure, which offers similarly insightful commentary on the black female experience.