Pandora Sykes launches new Britney Spears podcast
Pieces of Britney lands on July 1.
Pandora Sykes is launching a new investigative Britney Spears podcast. Entitled Pieces of Britney, the new series will dive deep into Britney's early life, her 13 year conservatorship, and consider what her global pop stardom can tell us about the entertainment industry and how its women are treated.
Sykes, who is best known as an author, journalist, and for her podcast alongside Dolly Alderton The High Low, announced the series today on Instagram.
"My 8-part documentary for @bbcradio4 drops as a boxset on @bbcsounds and all pod platforms tomorrow," she said.
"For the past six months, with the help of my brilliant producers Anne Isger and Sasha Yevtushenko, I’ve been working on the incredible life of Britney Jean Spears - and what her story tells us about sex, politics, the entertainment industry and how we treat women in the public eye.
"I’ve interviewed dozens of talking heads - lawyers, psychologists, journalists, FreeBritney advocates and veterans of the music industry (some of whom knew her) - to build up a sympathetic re-telling of Britney: a C21st pop-icon, who was placed in a 13yr conservatorship from which she is pleading to be released from."
The eight-part series, available to listen to from July 1, also includes drama from playwright Katie Hims, whose work Sykes says will help piece together the often conflicting accounts in Britney's story across the years.
Pieces of Britney will be available to listen to from July 1 wherever you get your podcasts.