Podcast fans who enjoy documentary-style shows like This American Life may want to check out BBC Radio 4's Seriously..., a regular podcast that explores both contemporary and historical topics, ranging from the quotidian to the extraordinary. A few of the topics recently explored by this series include the world of counterfeit wines; the history of Great Britain's 999 emergency telephone number (which was introduced in 1937, making it the first in the world); profiles of book fans who make fictional food from their favorite books (for example, the butterbeer in the Harry Potter series); and the history of women's trousers. New episodes are released every Tuesday and Friday, and episodes range in length from 30 to 60 minutes. On this website, visitors can download the latest podcasts or check out archived ones, which are organized into collections for easy browsing.
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