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Podcast Radio Hour

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Podcast Radio Hour
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Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.

Latest Episodes

Dungeons and Dragoncasts? More audio fiction with Ella Watts

Why are four-hour-long Dungeons and Dragons podcasts so popular? Amanda Litherland and Ella Watts explore Actual Play podcasts - where people play board games (often DnD) in real time. Episodes are often multiple hours in length, with some shows reaching 100+ episodes per season. This format has seen huge success, with the most popular series boasting millions of fans all over the world, selling out huge arena live shows, and even inspiring graphic novels and animated adaptations. Podcast Radio Hour speaks to stars from two of the most popular series - Critical Role's Marisha Ray, and The Adventure Zone's Travis McElroy. What are the challenges of delivering such a complex, improvised show, week after week? And just what is it about these super long form podcasts that makes them so appealing to fans? Ella is a self-proclaimed 'Critter', as is Radio 4 & 4Extra Assistant Producer Chris Pearson, who joins to discuss his experience in the Critical Role fan community, and to answer Amanda's most important question - where do you find the time?!

54 MIN5 d ago
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Dungeons and Dragoncasts? More audio fiction with Ella Watts

Music Podcasts with Phil Taggart

Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart joins Ali Gardiner for a rapid rundown of music podcasts. There will be podcasts about musicians, featuring musicians and music-lovers, as well as musical soundscapes that really enhance the speech. The pick of the podcasts will include Digging Deep with Robert Plant, Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash, Pops! The Louis Armstrong Story, and an entertaining roundtable show from the BBC, Blood On The Tracks. We’ll hear from BBC 6 Music's Matt Everitt, Rob Fitzpatrick at Spotify, as well as Axel Kacoutié, a poet, composer and the sound designer of the Guardian's Today in Focus podcast. He shares a few insights into creative possibilities waiting for podcasters in music libraries.

60 MIN1 w ago
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Music Podcasts with Phil Taggart

New Releases For October - With Scott Bryan

Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend the best podcasts out this month. To Make You Laugh: You're Dead To Me The Birthday Game Ru Paul's Drag Race Dear Joan And Jericha To Keep You Up At Night: The Missing Crypto Queen Passenger List Murderabilia To Make You Feel Good: The Breakup Monologues MusicPlus Modern Birth To Keep You Informed: The Documentary Podcast - Detours (BBC World Service) You're Booked

58 MIN2 w ago
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New Releases For October - With Scott Bryan

Around The World with Chrystal Genesis - Africa

Amanda Litherland and Chrystal Genesis recommend some great podcasts made on the African continent. Including Sound Africa's true crime series They Killed Dulcie, Afroqueer, Not Your African Cliché and Afropop Worldwide.

53 MIN3 w ago
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Around The World with Chrystal Genesis - Africa

Plant podcasts with Frances Tophill

Frances Tophill of Gardeners' World and producer Clara Nissen get out into the garden to dig up some fascinating - and surprising - podcasts about plants. Plus, Charlotte Petts on her award-winning show 'Growing Wild', and Jane Perrone on her indoor gardening podcast 'On the Ledge'.

57 MINSEP 20
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Plant podcasts with Frances Tophill

Behind the Scenes: Beyond Today

Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts. Amanda Litherland speaks to editor John Shields and producer Seren Jones about how the Beyond Today podcast is made.

57 MINSEP 13
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Behind the Scenes: Beyond Today

New releases for September - with Scott Bryan

Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend the best recently released and upcoming podcasts: To Make You Laugh: The Gemma Collins Podcast, London Actually, Brown Girls Do It Too To Keep You Informed: The Bellingcat Podcast, DeepMind: The Podcast, Obsessed With... Peaky Blinders To Keep You Up At Night: Unheard: The Fred And Rose West Tapes, Unravel, Hag To Make You Feel Good: Birth Stories With Clemmie Hooper, Things I Told My Daughter, The Hang With Gregory Porter

61 MINSEP 6
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New releases for September - with Scott Bryan

Podcasting around the UK - with Becca Bryers

Amanda Litherland visits Becca Bryers in Leicester to recommend listens from all corners of the UK. Featuring: Cornwall Woman Scotland Outdoors Weird Norfolk Breaking Bread Best Of Belfast

56 MINAUG 30
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Podcasting around the UK - with Becca Bryers

Bank Holiday Fiesta!

Need some podcast recommendations for the long weekend? Look no further - the BBC's finest podcasters recommend some of their favourite listens to Amanda Litherland. Brexitcast's Chris Mason begins, recommending RadioMoments - Conversations, a podcast by David Lloyd which tells the life stories of some influential people in radio. He also recommends Media Masters and 13 Minutes To The Moon. Amanda chats to Fi Glover and Jane Garvey about Fortunately, before they suggest some of their own favourite downloads: The Archers, Talking Politics, The Times Red Box, For The Many, The High Low, The Teachers Pet and Murder In The Graveyard. Caitlin Benedict, host of NB: My Non Binary Life recommends Gender Reveal, Someone Knows Something and Uncover. And Linda Adey from The Next Episode asks - Have You Heard George's Podcast? She also suggests The Receipts, The Sista Collective and Ear Hustle.

55 MINAUG 23
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Bank Holiday Fiesta!

How to Start a Podcast - with Renay Richardson

Have you ever been listening to a podcast and thought "I'd love to do this!"? Well now is the time to start. This week is full of essential tips and advice for podcasters both beginner and advanced. Amanda Litherland is joined by Renay Richardson from Broccoli Content, who has produced podcasts including the award winning About Race With Reni Eddo Lodge. Renay discusses how she started in the industry and what she has learned working in audio. They chat to James Cator, Head of Podcast Partnerships at Spotify UK, to find out what it takes to get noticed, and how best to engage with your audience. Tolani Shoneye aka Tolly T from The Receipts shares her story of how her podcast came about, and discusses why it has been so successful. And Rachel Simpson from the Commissioning Team at BBC Sounds shares some of her top tips for starting and developing a hit podcast. If you have any podcasts that you think we should hear about then get in touch by emailing podcastradiohour@bbc.co.uk

57 MINAUG 16
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How to Start a Podcast - with Renay Richardson

Latest Episodes

Dungeons and Dragoncasts? More audio fiction with Ella Watts

Why are four-hour-long Dungeons and Dragons podcasts so popular? Amanda Litherland and Ella Watts explore Actual Play podcasts - where people play board games (often DnD) in real time. Episodes are often multiple hours in length, with some shows reaching 100+ episodes per season. This format has seen huge success, with the most popular series boasting millions of fans all over the world, selling out huge arena live shows, and even inspiring graphic novels and animated adaptations. Podcast Radio Hour speaks to stars from two of the most popular series - Critical Role's Marisha Ray, and The Adventure Zone's Travis McElroy. What are the challenges of delivering such a complex, improvised show, week after week? And just what is it about these super long form podcasts that makes them so appealing to fans? Ella is a self-proclaimed 'Critter', as is Radio 4 & 4Extra Assistant Producer Chris Pearson, who joins to discuss his experience in the Critical Role fan community, and to answer Amanda's most important question - where do you find the time?!

54 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Dungeons and Dragoncasts? More audio fiction with Ella Watts

Music Podcasts with Phil Taggart

Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart joins Ali Gardiner for a rapid rundown of music podcasts. There will be podcasts about musicians, featuring musicians and music-lovers, as well as musical soundscapes that really enhance the speech. The pick of the podcasts will include Digging Deep with Robert Plant, Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash, Pops! The Louis Armstrong Story, and an entertaining roundtable show from the BBC, Blood On The Tracks. We’ll hear from BBC 6 Music's Matt Everitt, Rob Fitzpatrick at Spotify, as well as Axel Kacoutié, a poet, composer and the sound designer of the Guardian's Today in Focus podcast. He shares a few insights into creative possibilities waiting for podcasters in music libraries.

60 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Music Podcasts with Phil Taggart

New Releases For October - With Scott Bryan

Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend the best podcasts out this month. To Make You Laugh: You're Dead To Me The Birthday Game Ru Paul's Drag Race Dear Joan And Jericha To Keep You Up At Night: The Missing Crypto Queen Passenger List Murderabilia To Make You Feel Good: The Breakup Monologues MusicPlus Modern Birth To Keep You Informed: The Documentary Podcast - Detours (BBC World Service) You're Booked

58 MIN2 w ago
Comments
New Releases For October - With Scott Bryan

Around The World with Chrystal Genesis - Africa

Amanda Litherland and Chrystal Genesis recommend some great podcasts made on the African continent. Including Sound Africa's true crime series They Killed Dulcie, Afroqueer, Not Your African Cliché and Afropop Worldwide.

53 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Around The World with Chrystal Genesis - Africa

Plant podcasts with Frances Tophill

Frances Tophill of Gardeners' World and producer Clara Nissen get out into the garden to dig up some fascinating - and surprising - podcasts about plants. Plus, Charlotte Petts on her award-winning show 'Growing Wild', and Jane Perrone on her indoor gardening podcast 'On the Ledge'.

57 MINSEP 20
Comments
Plant podcasts with Frances Tophill

Behind the Scenes: Beyond Today

Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts. Amanda Litherland speaks to editor John Shields and producer Seren Jones about how the Beyond Today podcast is made.

57 MINSEP 13
Comments
Behind the Scenes: Beyond Today

New releases for September - with Scott Bryan

Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend the best recently released and upcoming podcasts: To Make You Laugh: The Gemma Collins Podcast, London Actually, Brown Girls Do It Too To Keep You Informed: The Bellingcat Podcast, DeepMind: The Podcast, Obsessed With... Peaky Blinders To Keep You Up At Night: Unheard: The Fred And Rose West Tapes, Unravel, Hag To Make You Feel Good: Birth Stories With Clemmie Hooper, Things I Told My Daughter, The Hang With Gregory Porter

61 MINSEP 6
Comments
New releases for September - with Scott Bryan

Podcasting around the UK - with Becca Bryers

Amanda Litherland visits Becca Bryers in Leicester to recommend listens from all corners of the UK. Featuring: Cornwall Woman Scotland Outdoors Weird Norfolk Breaking Bread Best Of Belfast

56 MINAUG 30
Comments
Podcasting around the UK - with Becca Bryers

Bank Holiday Fiesta!

Need some podcast recommendations for the long weekend? Look no further - the BBC's finest podcasters recommend some of their favourite listens to Amanda Litherland. Brexitcast's Chris Mason begins, recommending RadioMoments - Conversations, a podcast by David Lloyd which tells the life stories of some influential people in radio. He also recommends Media Masters and 13 Minutes To The Moon. Amanda chats to Fi Glover and Jane Garvey about Fortunately, before they suggest some of their own favourite downloads: The Archers, Talking Politics, The Times Red Box, For The Many, The High Low, The Teachers Pet and Murder In The Graveyard. Caitlin Benedict, host of NB: My Non Binary Life recommends Gender Reveal, Someone Knows Something and Uncover. And Linda Adey from The Next Episode asks - Have You Heard George's Podcast? She also suggests The Receipts, The Sista Collective and Ear Hustle.

55 MINAUG 23
Comments
Bank Holiday Fiesta!

How to Start a Podcast - with Renay Richardson

Have you ever been listening to a podcast and thought "I'd love to do this!"? Well now is the time to start. This week is full of essential tips and advice for podcasters both beginner and advanced. Amanda Litherland is joined by Renay Richardson from Broccoli Content, who has produced podcasts including the award winning About Race With Reni Eddo Lodge. Renay discusses how she started in the industry and what she has learned working in audio. They chat to James Cator, Head of Podcast Partnerships at Spotify UK, to find out what it takes to get noticed, and how best to engage with your audience. Tolani Shoneye aka Tolly T from The Receipts shares her story of how her podcast came about, and discusses why it has been so successful. And Rachel Simpson from the Commissioning Team at BBC Sounds shares some of her top tips for starting and developing a hit podcast. If you have any podcasts that you think we should hear about then get in touch by emailing podcastradiohour@bbc.co.uk

57 MINAUG 16
Comments
How to Start a Podcast - with Renay Richardson