Thank you to Victor to steering me to the BBC's Witness programme podcasts. It speaks of modern history, in a digestible twelve minute bite.
I remember a term from the past, cheat sheet, which was for broadcasters who had to interview someone and they had not boned up on the subject. The broadcaster read the cheat sheet which was a summary of salient points about the person and or their work.
That is essentially what Witness is. I am Australian and I should know about the bodyline cricket incidents, but as I am not really interested in cricket, I did not know exactly what it was about. From a twelve minute podcast, I had a good grasp of the overall.
This is a cracker, among many to listen to, Dusty Springfield touring South Africa. Ah, I do actually know about it already, but it will be worth listening to.
Of course this is just a supplement to the many wonderful ABC podcasts I download and listen to.