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Podcasts Experimenting With New Ideas

Fancy a show with a different concept?

10:29 AM GMT on February 25, 2024

    Podcasts are a great way to experiment with different ideas. And heck, if it takes off it could end up being turned into a television series.

    Joe Marler’s Things People Do is one such good idea, where Marler and Tom Fordyce ask people about their jobs. It’s a fascinating exploration into people you may never meet and their careers, with recent episodes including a Warden protecting the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, a hostage negotiator, window cleaners and celebrity stylists. 

    A new podcast to add to the pile recently is Straight to the Comments, hosted by Archie Manners and Josh Pieters, where the two of them make fun of the Daily Mail comments section (a pastime that many people have had on Twitter for years.) The format is simple: Josh reads out the comments, and Archie and a special celebrity guest try to work out what story about the celebrity’s life the comment is referring too.

    The interesting twist is that this is a podcast made by the Daily Mail. Uh huh. That’s right. They have become self-aware.

    Oh and remember Joe Lycett’s Turdcast? It was supposed to be a Joe Lycett podcast where asks celebrities to share their favourite toilet stories, but it was actually a stunt to raise awareness of his new Channel 4 documentary looking at how poorly water companies deal with sewage. Even though the podcast was a stunt, there was an episode with Gary Lineker recorded, so he’s releasing it anyway. You can watch Joe Lycett v Sewage on the Channel 4 website.

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