Chris Pearson and Ella Watts recommend audio fiction podcasts, which are re-making, adapting, or spinning off from other stories.
Dirk Maggs joins us to discuss Audible's The Sandman: Act 2, as well as his venerable career in adapting other works for audio.
Plus Realm Productions on Orphan Black: The Next Chapter. Senior producer Marco Palmieri and head of Audience Development Tara Sonin tell us about the pressures of continuing the television show in podcast form.
And we'll hear extracts from
Team B: A War Robots Story
Rebel Robin: Surviving Hawkins
Children of the Stones
Long Running Podcasts
Laura Grimshaw and Jessica Fostekew look at long-running podcasts. That's podcasts that have been going a long time, not podcasts about running. Not exclusively anyway. Podcasts that have been around for a while with loads of episodes to dive into.
We speak to Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn from the Scummy Mummies podcast, which has been running for eight years. And we speak to Tom Price from My Mate Bought a Toaster about those embarrassing, impulsive, or long-forgotten internet purchases.
And we feature snippets of these podcasts which have racked up over 5000 episodes between them!
The Guilty Feminist
Fortunately with Fi and Jane
The High Performance Podcast
My Time Capsule
Dane Baptiste Questions Everything
Desert Island Discs
The Three Track Podcast
James Acaster's Perfect Sounds
New Listening for October
Laura Grimshaw and Scott Bryan recommend new listening for October.
We talk fashion with Kiri Pritchard-McLean and her new podcast Who Are You Wearing? Tim Harford offers up some Cautionary Tales. And Margaret Cabourn-Smith tells us all about her embarrassing crushes in the name of her new podcast Crushed by Margaret Cabourn-Smith.
We also feature snippets of:
The Proper Class Podcast
As The Season Turns
My Favourite Takeaway with Tom Craine and Cimran Shah
Bad Cops from the World Service
Breaking Breakfast - the story of Chris Evans' Radio 1 Breakfast Show
The Xennial Dome with Gareth Gwynn and Esyllt Sears
Shaun Keaveny's new podcasts The Line Up and Rockanory
Laura Grimshaw and Salena Godden present a selection of poetry podcasts.
We speak to Chris Gregory from Alternative Stories and Fake Realities about bringing words to life, and to Repeat Beat Poet from The Lunar Poetry Podcast about infusing poetry with meaning and messages.
We also listen in to:
The New Yorker Poetry Podcast
The Poetry Exchange
Arji's Poetry Pickle Jar
The Slowdown with Ada Limon
Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast
Roaring 20s Radio
Best of Guests
Laura Grimshaw and Chris Pearson revisit some of their favourite Podcast Radio Hour Interviews.
We'll hear interviews with:
Evanna Lynch, from The Chickpeeps
Grace Dent, Gabriela Jones and Leah Green from Comfort Eating
Penny Green, presenter of The Knepp Wildland Podcast
Laura Lexx and Will Duggan, hosts of National Treasures
Ken Bruce and his producer Phil McGarvey, talking Popmaster
The Taskmaster Podcast presenter Ed Gamble
Bryony Gordon, from Bryony Gordon's Mad World
Athena Kugblenu presenter of Keeping Athena Company
Madeleine Baran, host of America Public Media's podcast In The Dark
Jesse Lawson and Lynette Norah, from VENT Documentaries.