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Catfish is a problematic, compelling cocktail – podcasts of the week

Dating deception makes for regretfully moreish listening, as the MTV hit becomes a podcast. Plus: untangling the events which led to the death of White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier

Catfish: The Podcast
The acclaimed US indie doc turned ethical minefield of a TV series is now, as with 99% of existing intellectual property, also a podcast. Rather cheekily, its audio is recycled from previous episodes of the TV show (as an aside, this is, perhaps the future of quick and easy podcasting – old episodes of Oprah are also now available in the same format). However, secondhand as they may be, these tales of online dating deception via stolen pictures and purloined profiles – and the odd improbable success – remain as deeply problematic and regretfully compelling as ever. Hannah J Davies

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