Bit of a mixed bag from our Castologists this week! Nick looks at the doping and the Olympics with Bloodsport, Zane takes a look at a panel show that’s part politics part pop culture and part world changing with Bad Faith. Then Liz settles down by the metaphorical fireplace for a mystery novel or two read by Phoebe Judge with Phoebe Reads a Mystery. Then it’s on to the reviews! Liz Recommends - Phoebe Reads a Mystery https://thisiscriminal.com/mystery/ In what is probably the shortest episode description Liz has chosen yet, Phoebe Judge (Criminal) reads a chapter a day from a classic mystery novel. For both: whatever book takes your fancy. https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/phoebe-reads-a-mystery/id1503921457 Nick Recommends - Bloodsport The story of the systematic doping of the 2012 and 2014 Olympics by the Russian state set against the ongoing attempts to catch the cheats. For both: From the start https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/bloodsport/id1522052223 Zane Recommends - Bad Faith https://www.patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Bad Faith is two shows in one: it's a panel show about politics and pop culture with a rotating cast of performers and politicians, artists and activists, writers and radicals; and it's a two-way podcast where two people from two very different parts of the left make the case for one less terrible world. With civilization for the most part collapsing, the task of building a united left is more than urgent than ever. A panel show might not do that, but it will be good for some cheap kicks, and maybe it will explain something along the way. Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) is a former attorney, National Press Secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign, co-host of campaign podcast Hear The Bern, and a journalist who is early enough in her political career that she remains (tragically) sanguine. Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) is an internet user and co-host of Chapo Trap House. Together, they'll help you through... all of this. For Both: The Red Green https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bad-faith/id1531192509 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.