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Podcast Radio Hour

Podcast Radio Hour

BBC Radio 4 Extra

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

Latest Episodes

Anti-racist activism, bingeworthy documentaries and other new listens.

Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend great new podcasts and speak to creators. Firstly, some bingeworthy documentary and real life podcasts: The Town That Didn't Stare (Nick Hilton & Podot) Rabbit Hole (The New York Times) Real Dictators (Noiser) The Reality of Reality TV with Fleur East (Planet Radio) We hear from Shade podcast creator Lou Mensah about her series of discussions around creativity and anti-racism. And a selection of other notable new listens: The Joe Wicks Podcast (BBC Sounds) When Someone Great Is Gone (Izzy Lee-Poulton and Transmission Roundhouse) The Harrowing (Storyglass) Crossbread (ABC)

57 MIN4 d ago
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Anti-racist activism, bingeworthy documentaries and other new listens.

British Podcast Award Winners 2020

Following on from this week's British Podcast Awards ceremony, Amanda Litherland speaks to some of this year's winners. Firstly, the awards co-creator Matt Deegan takes up behind the scenes at the virtual ceremony, which involved 19 outside broadcasts. Then we hear from the team behind Best New Podcast, The Log Books. Tash Walker, Adam Smith and Shivani Dave discuss how they used the archive logs of Switchboard - the LGBTQ+ helpline, to tell stories from the community in the 70s and 80s. Helena Merriman, creator of Best Radio Podcast and Moment Of The Year winner Tunnel 29, gives tips on successful storytelling. And we speak to Podcast of the Year and Best Sex & Relationships podcast - Brown Girls Do It Too. Presenters Poppy Begum and Rubina Pabani, and producer Rayhan Rahman talk about how their podcast has opened up conversations around sex in the British-Asian community.

58 MIN2 w ago
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British Podcast Award Winners 2020

Neil Gaiman and Audio Fiction

Neil Gaiman speaks to Amanda Litherland and Ella Watts about the new audio adaptation of his DC comic book series The Sandman, out next week on Audible. Neil discusses his love of audio fiction, and the Radio 4 dramas and comedies that have inspired him since childhood. Also, David Devereux from Tin Can Audio discusses his new podcast The Dungeon Economic Model. And Kaitlin Statz and Travis Vengroff from Fool & Scholar Productions offer tips on crafting adventures in your headphones.

61 MIN3 w ago
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Neil Gaiman and Audio Fiction

Movie nostalgia and podcasts without borders

Take your seats for a showcase of movie podcasts. Suchandrika Chakrabarti joins Amanda Litherland to talk about the podcasts that have caught their attention this week, from bees to media giants. Plus Isabelle Roughol talks about her new project Borderline. Featuring: Oh Hello, the p'dcast Land of the Giants Living Beeing Obsessed With... I May Destroy You You Must Remember This Scriptnotes Black Men Can't Jump (in Hollywood) Unspooled The Next Picture Show

59 MINJUL 3
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Movie nostalgia and podcasts without borders

Podcasting in 2020: a half-time report

Greg Cochrane joins Amanda Litherland to offer a half time report into podcasting in 2020. Which episodes have particularly captured listener's attentions? What are the trends? How is podcasting adapting to new challenges as a business, and as an art form? Also, there's no getting away from talking about the effects the pandemic has had. Adam Fleming reflects on the challenges of reporting the last few months' news on The Coronavirus Newscast, and shares details on what's next for the podcast. Renay Richardson, CEO of Broccoli content discusses the Equality In Audio pact, an initiative to improve representation in the audio industry. And what can independent podcasts do to encourage a sense of community amongst listeners? What services exist to help them financially? We hear from Riley and Milo, two of the hosts of Trashfuture, about how the membership platform Patreon has helped their podcast thrive. Plus Amanda and Greg pick out a few of 2020's most engaging and impactful episodes Featuring: 1Xtra Talks Special - George Floyd and Black Lives Matter Wind of Change Happy Mum Happy Baby - The Duchess of Cambridge on the early years Reply All - The Case of the Missing Hit Grounded, with Louis Theroux - Miriam Margolyes

60 MINJUN 26
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Podcasting in 2020: a half-time report

Pride podcasts and Refugee week

Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend great podcasts and speak to their creators. First, a selection of new series: Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia (The Ringer) Nut Jobs (Audible) The Stubborn Light of Things (Melissa Harrison) Changes with Annie Mac Her Spirit Podcasts And as we are in the middle of Pride month, some recommended LGBTQ+ listening from: Pride And Joy (BBC Sounds) Anthems - Pride (Broccoli Content) I'm Grand Mam Growing Up With Galdem Then we speak to podcaster and refugee Abdulwahab Tahan about his new series Integrate That, launched as part of UK Refugee Week. We hear how the podcast tells stories with refugee voices front and centre. And continuing our review of some of this year's nominations for the British Podcast Awards, we hear who is nominated in the Best Entertainment category: George Ezra & Friends Help I Sexted My Boss No Country For Young Women Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster Sam Walker's Desert Diaries Something Rhymes with Purple

57 MINJUN 19
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Pride podcasts and Refugee week

Let's Go Outside

Recorded outside in a London park (socially distanced!) Amanda Litherland and Chrystal Genesis recommend some great podcasts and speak to creators. Firstly, following on from the Black Lives Matter protests happening across the world, a selection of podcasts to help you learn about the history of race and racism, and actions you can take now. Including Scene On Radio series 2 Seeing White, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge and NPR's Code Switch. Also suggestions of nature podcasts which discuss environmental activism and encourage positive change. Including Costing The Earth, Mothers of Invention, Black Nature Narrative, Outrage and Optimism, and So Hot Right Now. And what is a branded podcast? More and more companies are not just buying advertising, but commissioning entire podcast series to spread the word about their brand. We hear from Radio Wolfgang's Holly Aquilina and Elle Scott, the team behind last year's award winning 'Selfridges Hot Air' to find out why companies are investing in this medium, and what goes into creating a successful series. We also hear the 2020 British Podcast Award nominations for Best Branded podcast; #QueerAF, DeepMind: The Podcast, Meet Me At The Museum, On the Marie Curie Couch, The Penguin Podcast, and The Rough Guide to Everywhere. You can contact the show at podcastradiohour@bbc.co.uk

55 MINJUN 5
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Let's Go Outside

Podcasting in the pandemic - with The Archers, Deborah Frances-White and more

How have podcasts changed under current circumstances? Amanda Litherland speaks to cast and crew from The Archers about their new format - we hear from Sunny Ormonde (Lilian Bellamy) and producer Jessica Bunch. Deborah Frances-White discusses how The Guilty Feminist has adapted and continued despite live audience recordings being impossible for the time being. And a variety of Podcast Radio Hour listeners reveal how the situation has affected their podcast production, both positively and negatively. We hear from Soho Bites, Centuries of Sound, Alternative Stories and Fake Realities, Creative Cuppa, In Writing with Hattie Crisell, Wooden Overcoats, and The Hardy Report.

57 MINMAY 29
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Podcasting in the pandemic - with The Archers, Deborah Frances-White and more

Super short series, Jacob Hawley, and other new releases

Amanda Litherland and Caroline Crampton recommend super short podcasts. And Jacob Hawley chats about his latest series for BBC Sounds, 'Jacob Hawley's Job Centre'. Recommended this week Short series to learn something: The World According to Sound 50 Things That Changed The Modern Economy The Story Behind On This Day In Esoteric Political History Short fiction/story series: Listen, Rinse, Repeat Chompers The Roommate From Hell Havisham Kills Time Sam Walker's Desert Island Diaries Short thoughtful podcasts: 10 Things That Scare Me Now For Tomorrow The Rob Auton Daily Podcast The Slowdown New Podcasts: Jacob Hawley's Job Centre The Missionary Swipe Left Swipe Left You can contact the show by emailing podcastradiohour@bbc.co.uk

60 MINMAY 22
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Super short series, Jacob Hawley, and other new releases

Eurovision, Prison, and Parenting

Amanda Litherland and Greg Cochrane recommend a selection of podcasts, including great new releases, podcasts for new parents and podcasts celebrating Eurovision. Recommended this week: James Acaster's Perfect Sounds (BBC Sounds) Dom Joly's Earworm (Audible) Prison Bag (Falling Tree) Son of a Hitman (Spotify) True Spies (Cup & Nuzzle) Over The Road (Radiotopia) Parenting Podcasts: Crib Notes Nappy Days Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe's Lockdown Parenting Hell Eurovision/European Podcasts: Vision Again Second Cherry The Nordic Podcast Britalian

58 MINMAY 15
Comments
Eurovision, Prison, and Parenting

Latest Episodes

Anti-racist activism, bingeworthy documentaries and other new listens.

Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend great new podcasts and speak to creators. Firstly, some bingeworthy documentary and real life podcasts: The Town That Didn't Stare (Nick Hilton & Podot) Rabbit Hole (The New York Times) Real Dictators (Noiser) The Reality of Reality TV with Fleur East (Planet Radio) We hear from Shade podcast creator Lou Mensah about her series of discussions around creativity and anti-racism. And a selection of other notable new listens: The Joe Wicks Podcast (BBC Sounds) When Someone Great Is Gone (Izzy Lee-Poulton and Transmission Roundhouse) The Harrowing (Storyglass) Crossbread (ABC)

57 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Anti-racist activism, bingeworthy documentaries and other new listens.

British Podcast Award Winners 2020

Following on from this week's British Podcast Awards ceremony, Amanda Litherland speaks to some of this year's winners. Firstly, the awards co-creator Matt Deegan takes up behind the scenes at the virtual ceremony, which involved 19 outside broadcasts. Then we hear from the team behind Best New Podcast, The Log Books. Tash Walker, Adam Smith and Shivani Dave discuss how they used the archive logs of Switchboard - the LGBTQ+ helpline, to tell stories from the community in the 70s and 80s. Helena Merriman, creator of Best Radio Podcast and Moment Of The Year winner Tunnel 29, gives tips on successful storytelling. And we speak to Podcast of the Year and Best Sex & Relationships podcast - Brown Girls Do It Too. Presenters Poppy Begum and Rubina Pabani, and producer Rayhan Rahman talk about how their podcast has opened up conversations around sex in the British-Asian community.

58 MIN2 w ago
Comments
British Podcast Award Winners 2020

Neil Gaiman and Audio Fiction

Neil Gaiman speaks to Amanda Litherland and Ella Watts about the new audio adaptation of his DC comic book series The Sandman, out next week on Audible. Neil discusses his love of audio fiction, and the Radio 4 dramas and comedies that have inspired him since childhood. Also, David Devereux from Tin Can Audio discusses his new podcast The Dungeon Economic Model. And Kaitlin Statz and Travis Vengroff from Fool & Scholar Productions offer tips on crafting adventures in your headphones.

61 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Neil Gaiman and Audio Fiction

Movie nostalgia and podcasts without borders

Take your seats for a showcase of movie podcasts. Suchandrika Chakrabarti joins Amanda Litherland to talk about the podcasts that have caught their attention this week, from bees to media giants. Plus Isabelle Roughol talks about her new project Borderline. Featuring: Oh Hello, the p'dcast Land of the Giants Living Beeing Obsessed With... I May Destroy You You Must Remember This Scriptnotes Black Men Can't Jump (in Hollywood) Unspooled The Next Picture Show

59 MINJUL 3
Comments
Movie nostalgia and podcasts without borders

Podcasting in 2020: a half-time report

Greg Cochrane joins Amanda Litherland to offer a half time report into podcasting in 2020. Which episodes have particularly captured listener's attentions? What are the trends? How is podcasting adapting to new challenges as a business, and as an art form? Also, there's no getting away from talking about the effects the pandemic has had. Adam Fleming reflects on the challenges of reporting the last few months' news on The Coronavirus Newscast, and shares details on what's next for the podcast. Renay Richardson, CEO of Broccoli content discusses the Equality In Audio pact, an initiative to improve representation in the audio industry. And what can independent podcasts do to encourage a sense of community amongst listeners? What services exist to help them financially? We hear from Riley and Milo, two of the hosts of Trashfuture, about how the membership platform Patreon has helped their podcast thrive. Plus Amanda and Greg pick out a few of 2020's most engaging and impactful episodes Featuring: 1Xtra Talks Special - George Floyd and Black Lives Matter Wind of Change Happy Mum Happy Baby - The Duchess of Cambridge on the early years Reply All - The Case of the Missing Hit Grounded, with Louis Theroux - Miriam Margolyes

60 MINJUN 26
Comments
Podcasting in 2020: a half-time report

Pride podcasts and Refugee week

Amanda Litherland and Scott Bryan recommend great podcasts and speak to their creators. First, a selection of new series: Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia (The Ringer) Nut Jobs (Audible) The Stubborn Light of Things (Melissa Harrison) Changes with Annie Mac Her Spirit Podcasts And as we are in the middle of Pride month, some recommended LGBTQ+ listening from: Pride And Joy (BBC Sounds) Anthems - Pride (Broccoli Content) I'm Grand Mam Growing Up With Galdem Then we speak to podcaster and refugee Abdulwahab Tahan about his new series Integrate That, launched as part of UK Refugee Week. We hear how the podcast tells stories with refugee voices front and centre. And continuing our review of some of this year's nominations for the British Podcast Awards, we hear who is nominated in the Best Entertainment category: George Ezra & Friends Help I Sexted My Boss No Country For Young Women Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster Sam Walker's Desert Diaries Something Rhymes with Purple

57 MINJUN 19
Comments
Pride podcasts and Refugee week

Let's Go Outside

Recorded outside in a London park (socially distanced!) Amanda Litherland and Chrystal Genesis recommend some great podcasts and speak to creators. Firstly, following on from the Black Lives Matter protests happening across the world, a selection of podcasts to help you learn about the history of race and racism, and actions you can take now. Including Scene On Radio series 2 Seeing White, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge and NPR's Code Switch. Also suggestions of nature podcasts which discuss environmental activism and encourage positive change. Including Costing The Earth, Mothers of Invention, Black Nature Narrative, Outrage and Optimism, and So Hot Right Now. And what is a branded podcast? More and more companies are not just buying advertising, but commissioning entire podcast series to spread the word about their brand. We hear from Radio Wolfgang's Holly Aquilina and Elle Scott, the team behind last year's award winning 'Selfridges Hot Air' to find out why companies are investing in this medium, and what goes into creating a successful series. We also hear the 2020 British Podcast Award nominations for Best Branded podcast; #QueerAF, DeepMind: The Podcast, Meet Me At The Museum, On the Marie Curie Couch, The Penguin Podcast, and The Rough Guide to Everywhere. You can contact the show at podcastradiohour@bbc.co.uk

55 MINJUN 5
Comments
Let's Go Outside

Podcasting in the pandemic - with The Archers, Deborah Frances-White and more

How have podcasts changed under current circumstances? Amanda Litherland speaks to cast and crew from The Archers about their new format - we hear from Sunny Ormonde (Lilian Bellamy) and producer Jessica Bunch. Deborah Frances-White discusses how The Guilty Feminist has adapted and continued despite live audience recordings being impossible for the time being. And a variety of Podcast Radio Hour listeners reveal how the situation has affected their podcast production, both positively and negatively. We hear from Soho Bites, Centuries of Sound, Alternative Stories and Fake Realities, Creative Cuppa, In Writing with Hattie Crisell, Wooden Overcoats, and The Hardy Report.

57 MINMAY 29
Comments
Podcasting in the pandemic - with The Archers, Deborah Frances-White and more

Super short series, Jacob Hawley, and other new releases

Amanda Litherland and Caroline Crampton recommend super short podcasts. And Jacob Hawley chats about his latest series for BBC Sounds, 'Jacob Hawley's Job Centre'. Recommended this week Short series to learn something: The World According to Sound 50 Things That Changed The Modern Economy The Story Behind On This Day In Esoteric Political History Short fiction/story series: Listen, Rinse, Repeat Chompers The Roommate From Hell Havisham Kills Time Sam Walker's Desert Island Diaries Short thoughtful podcasts: 10 Things That Scare Me Now For Tomorrow The Rob Auton Daily Podcast The Slowdown New Podcasts: Jacob Hawley's Job Centre The Missionary Swipe Left Swipe Left You can contact the show by emailing podcastradiohour@bbc.co.uk

60 MINMAY 22
Comments
Super short series, Jacob Hawley, and other new releases

Eurovision, Prison, and Parenting

Amanda Litherland and Greg Cochrane recommend a selection of podcasts, including great new releases, podcasts for new parents and podcasts celebrating Eurovision. Recommended this week: James Acaster's Perfect Sounds (BBC Sounds) Dom Joly's Earworm (Audible) Prison Bag (Falling Tree) Son of a Hitman (Spotify) True Spies (Cup & Nuzzle) Over The Road (Radiotopia) Parenting Podcasts: Crib Notes Nappy Days Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe's Lockdown Parenting Hell Eurovision/European Podcasts: Vision Again Second Cherry The Nordic Podcast Britalian

58 MINMAY 15
Comments
Eurovision, Prison, and Parenting
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