In this week’s newsletter: Gay Pride & Prejudice follows a single gay man as his chosen family marry off. Plus: five of the best history podcasts
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I Was Never There
Widely available, episodes weekly from 9 Jun
Marsha Ferber made an impression on most people she met – and many have an opinion on what happened when she disappeared in 1988. In this eight-parter, mother-and-daughter team Karen and Jamie Zelermyer, who lived with Marsha in a West Virginia commune, explore her evolution “from suburban housewife to back-to-the-land hippy to drug dealing bar owner”, and dive into their unconventional past in the search for answers. Hollie Richardson
A look at what might be next for the royals in Born to Rule: When Charles is King.
The untold history of Emmett Till’s mother in Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley.
Censored journalists and activists, among them Richard Ratcliffe, give their side of the story in Silenced.