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Listening Week -15th August

It has been another busy listening week. I’ve been binge listening to catch up up to date on a few shows and enjoying many new episodes of current shows.

  • My Dad Wrote A Porno – The host and friends read from an Erotic novella written by his father. It is very, very, laugh out loud funny but all very, very rude! Only for the broad-minded.
  • The Moth – Real life people recounting stories from their lives at live audience events. Some heartwarming, some heartrending, always moving and engaging.
  • The Film Programme – The Radio 4 show about, well, Films!
  • Punt PI – Little, light-hearted documentaries presented by comedian. This week looking at reports of a mysterious, world wide hum and questions around the death of an elderly actress back in the 40’s
  • Home Front – Radio 4’s serial drama, set in Great War Britain. More melodrama than gritty realism, it’s still engaging and, occasionally interesting.
  • Tracks Episode 3 of a 9 part drama from Radio 4. Very good so far. Conspiracy thriller with a dash of sci-fi. Gripping stuff!
  • Still Untitled Adam Savage Project – Just started with this podcasts back catalogue. General conversation about making things and other topics with Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame.
  • Dum Tee Dum – A podcast about the radio 4 soap – The Archers, made by their fans. One for fans only I suspect but you can’t fault the enthusiasm and knowledge.
  • Funny From The Fringe – A short daily show show highlighting some of the comedy output at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • Friday Night Comedy – The Museum of Curiosity Comedy discussion show from Radio 4. Interesting, intelligent listening.
  • The Archers – Daily Episodes Needs no introduction.
  • The Black Tapes Spooky Documentary style drama. Very atmospheric and well done. Reached the end of season 1.
  • D & D is for Nerds A game of Dungeons and Dragons played as a podcast. I know, but trust me it’s very, very funny. This weeks episode was a 2 hour live show. That’s people who have bought tickets to go and watch other people play Dungeons and Dragons.
  • More or Less: Behind the Stats Radio 4 show examining in detail the statistics and maths we are presented in the news and media. WILL change how we see the world.
  • The West Wing Weekly A weekly podcast examining each episode of the West Wing. One for the fans maybe, but then I am a ‘Wingnut’. Finally caught up with new Episodes coming out each week.
  • Comedy of the Week -Just a Minute. The veteran comedy panel game hosted by the veteran Nicholas Parsons. Been broadcast for ever and still makes you laugh as the game descends into bickering and sarcasm, at often at the expense of the host.
  • Shut Up A Second  A bunch of young Australians discussing a particular topic. They argue, swear and are generally very funny. Sometimes they even stay on topic. This week’s topic – Old Age.
  • This American Life A magazine programme, telling varied, interesting, funny and moving stories from the US and beyond.
  • Jesse vs Cancer The one man podcast of one man and his journey with stage 4 bowel cancer. Jesse Case is a stand up comic, and graphically and very funnily shares his experiences of treatment and the world in general.
  • Hector vs The Future New comedy podcast. Some filthy language but very funny.
  • Seriously – This look a look at how terrorist acts have led to a change in attitude toward non-white citizens of the UK. Thought provoking and chastening.
  • From Our Own Correspondent  Small letters from BBC correspondents around the world. Unpacks and delves behind the brief headlines and global news.
  • No Such Things As A Fish Comedy ‘Fact’ show, presented by the QI Elves who fact gather for the TV show QI. 4 incredible facts each week, accompanied by witty banter, personal abuse and intelligent(ish) comment.

 

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