OPINION - The Leader podcast: Pop culture moments of 2022 revealed


It’s not all been strikes, delays and looming apocalypse in 2022 - this year’s also brought the shocking, the surreal and the slapstick.

Collating our greatest hits of the 2022 zeitgeist is a reminder how we saw in the new year amid Omicron and dodged a Christmas lockdown.

But enough of that because, in the words of Gogglebox, this year we’ve enjoyed a lot of great pop culture moments.

So who makes the Leader podcast’s special Top 10?

You’ll have to tune in by clicking the link below to find out, but it’s all there - an Oscars ruckus, dodgy celeb texting, plenty of shade thrown, awkward moments and brainteaser word games.

The Leader’s joined by two expert commentators with their fingers on London’s - and the internet’s - cultural pulse.

Commentary with Evening Standard acting celebrity correspondent Tina Campbell, and arts writer and commissioning editor Vicky Jessop.

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