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Ayatolla Podcast

I am a fanatic of the podcast, from The Guardian's Football Weekly, which this week amusingly compared characters on The Wire to Premiership players, to Total Film talk, which recently gave a lukewarm response to Ingloroius Basterds (a bit harsh in my view).

Yet no other podcast is more worthy of note than The New Yorker's weekly Comment Podcast. This time it covers Iran's show trials. Based upon an article for the magazine's print edition, it detects a subtle yet vital shift in an Iranian society growing ever more restless despite the government crackdown. Getting opposition figures to read out phony confessions over the airwaves no longer works - instead of instilling fear in merely fans the flames of discontent. This is not the 1980s, claims author Laura Secor. A good thing, too.

Who is the real "boss"?

I am Barack Obama's friend... on Facebook