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Comedian, TED speaker, scam baiter James Veitch brings his comic curiosity to the BBC.

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    • Society & Culture

Comedian, TED speaker, scam baiter James Veitch brings his comic curiosity to the BBC.

    Episode 6: Off Grid

    Episode 6: Off Grid

    Comedian James Veitch tries to start a new life, off grid.

    Producer: Laurence Grissell

    • 27 min
    Deepfakes

    Deepfakes

    Comedian star James Veitch enters the murky world of deepfakes.

    James is concerned the BBC may not commission another series of his show.

    He hits on an idea which might persuade BBC bosses: deepfake his producer.

    Producer: Laurence Grissell

    • 27 min
    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness

    Comedian and YouTube star James Veitch wonders if mindfulness can help him create a new factual podcast format.

    Miraculously, BBC Radio 4 have commissioned James to make another three episodes. But, as ever, James lacks focus and application.

    Could mindfulness be the answer? James turns to renowned mindfulness expert Sam Harris for help.

    Producer: Laurence Grissell

    • 27 min
    Episode 3: A Gamer

    Episode 3: A Gamer

    Comedian James Veitch gets a challenge from his Radio 4 producer when caught playing Sonic the Hedgehog.

    In need of a task for this episode and riled by his producer's dismissal of gaming, James Veitch sets out on a mission to design him a game that's artistically credible and intellectually compelling.

    His challenge will send him to leading industry analysts, trailblazing designers and into the scrutinous gaze of a roomful of teenagers.

    James Veitch's TED Talk - "This is what happens when you reply to spam email" - was a massive hit.

    The voice of The Producer is Laurence Grissell. The actual Producer is Sam Peach.

    • 28 min
    Episode 2: Young Adults Novel

    Episode 2: Young Adults Novel

    Comedian James Veitch is juggling his Radio 4 challenge series with other problems, but he may have found a solution.

    In episode two James attempts to solve his money troubles by setting himself the task of writing a successful Young Adults Novel.

    While discovering what makes a publishing phenomenon and how the genre has adapted to the online world, James' ambition for a multi-part movie deal clashes with his Producer's time concerns.

    James Veitch's TED Talk - "This is what happens when you reply to spam email" - was a massive hit.

    The voice of The Producer is Laurence Grissell. The actual Producers were Sam Peach and Viv Jones.

    • 28 min
    Episode 1: A Dark Web

    Episode 1: A Dark Web

    Comedian James Veitch struggles to create a new challenge-based format for Radio 4.

    In episode one he is tasked with examining the Dark Web but soon clashes with his producer.

    In James' mind the BBC's rules are made to be broken. The BBC takes a very different view.

    Instructed to create a challenge which will allow him to explore the Dark Web, James seems entirely bereft of ideas.... until an online shopping error results in the delivery of 22 packets of button mushrooms.

    James Veitch's TED Talk - "This is what happens when you reply to spam email" - was a massive hit.

    Producer: Laurence Grissell

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

shebfb ,

Bad

All over the place. Neither funny nor informative. Just intensely annoying.

Oli.WW ,

Soo good, it’s all the little sprinkles of one liners!

Please make another season!! 😂✌️

Graham.O ,

Boring and repetitive

Same two jokes repeated every episode plus the begging for a Season 2. I hope there is not one. Stick to being funny on YouTube.

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