Podcasts deal with Panti’s makeover, Louis Theroux, and a job mannequin presenter

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The Panti personals

Apple, Podchaser, Spotify

Grounded with Louis
Theroux

Apple, BBC Sounds, Spotify

Gurls Talk

Acast, Apple, Spotify

Gone are the days when celebrities retained their mystique and many were forced to tell their fans too much in order to appear more reliable. There’s a fine line between honesty and doing the dirty laundry, but these three insightful podcasts graciously fall into the former camp and in many cases harbor elements of activism and social awareness.

When you bring in experienced hosts, we feel less like eavesdroppers and more like comrades.

The Panti Personals are only in their infancy – at the time of publication there are only three episodes, which is probably too early to review.

However, not all podcasts are hosted by the national treasure Panti Bliss, who mastered RTÉ Radio 1 so wonderfully Pantisocracy, We can be sure that this latest incarnation will continue in a sparkling fashion.

Put Panti under princes or arms, and they would each eat from their well-groomed hands; Her signature bonmots encourage entertainers to open up, including Niall Breslin, American singer-songwriter Galia Arad – – and soon Irish filmmaker / musician Myles O’Reilly and Dutch solo artist Jane Willow. Better still, she kept the variety element of Pantisocracy, with musical performances by their protégés.

“People often ask the victim or survivor, ‘Why didn’t you leave? ‘instead of asking the perpetrator, “Why are you holding someone hostage through abusive behavior?”

This is one of many open moments in Grounded with Louis Therouxin which documentary filmmaker Tahliah Debrett Barnett, aka FKA Twigs, asks about her relationship with actor Shia LaBeouf.

When Theroux’s new TV series was suspended due to the pandemic last year, he started this podcast, which featured intimate one-on-one conversations with celebrities as diverse as Chris O’Dowd, Rose McGowan, Oliver Stone, Michaela Coel and Rylan Clark-Neal. hence FKA Twigs and their admirably frank and thoughtful responses to life, love, and a surprising predilection for Siobhan Fahey’s short-lived goth operatic music act Shakespears Sister.

Gurls Talk is less aimed at “Entertainer ” and more for experts in their field, such as the British Paralympian Hollie Arnold, the Sierra Leonean-American ballet soloist Michaela DePrince and the co-founder of the Canadian Black Lives Matter, Janaya Khan, in conversation with their host, model Adwoa Aboah.

That’s not to say there aren’t any celebs – 13 reasons dream boat Brandon Flynn talks about his sobriety – but it’s the big mental health issuesI am the stars here.