The shorthand for podcasting is that you can say it’s like pre-recorded radio for the internet

People talk about the Serial podcast the way they talk about Netflix’s House of Cards. It is clever, absorbing, entertaining and addictive. Not only d(...)

‘Perhaps it’s all too easy for an older person to mistake confessionalism for self-pity.’ Above, Lena Dunham in Girls

Millennials, Generation Me: whatever you want to call them, everyone seems to have an opinion about them. Mention in casual conversation the office in(...)

Actor Jennifer Lawrence. File photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence has said that she’s had it with trying to be “adorable” when it comes to sexism in Hollywood and equal pay for w(...)

Millennial compass point:   Lady Gaga. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Hear the word “millennial”, and plenty of images spring to mind. There’s Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in his hoodie, earning his first billion by the a(...)

Marc Maron: ‘The reason the podcast is popular is the emotional risks that are being taken.’ Photograph: Gary Miller/Getty Images

In June, American comedian Marc Maron interviewed the president of the United States in his garage. Maron did not see this coming. Six years ago, w(...)

The life coach and I are 15 minutes into a session. “I just feel there are loads of things I should be doing that I’m not doing,” I say, before lis(...)

Sarah Murphy, Hepsebah O’Reilly and Dee Fahy from Westport, Co Mayo at the O2 arena for the Taylor Swift concert. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s a tweenage rampage at Dublin’s 3Arena - school is out, and the queues have been starting from early afternoon. There doesn’t seem to be a young (...)

Move in close: if you’re heading to one of Taylor Swift’s two Dublin shows, get ready to be her friend. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty

1: She takes a stand Taylor Swift has always championed the underdog, so no one was terribly surprised when she picked a fight with Apple. Swift’s vic(...)

US president, Barack Obama, with  Marc Maron in his garage recording studio after recording an episode of WTF. Photograph: courtesy  the White House press office

Barack Obama went to a comedian’s garage to have a bit of a chat. You can listen to it below or by clicking here ( In the interview, which(...)

Miranda July: ‘I worked in peepshow . . . It’s not totally removed from the part of me that does all these projects with strangers and stuff.’ Photograph: Didier Messens/Wire Image

Talking to Miranda July will make you feel you’ve spent most of your life idly staring out the window. She is an award-winning film-maker and autho(...)