11 episodes

The Old Man in the Boat is a podcast about an old man... in a boat.  Out in the middle of nowhere is a large lake. And in the middle of that lake is an old man sitting in a boat. Listen to the characters he meets like the worm who talks, and the seagull who does something awful to the man’s beard! Listen, laugh and learn as the old man chats with the worm and even argues with his own shadow. Starring Harry Enfield and Clarke Peters. The Old Man In The Boat is a Message Heard production in association with Fun Kids. It is made possible thanks to funding from the Audio Content Fund.

The Old Man in The Boat Fun Kids & Message Heard

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.2 • 43 Ratings

The Old Man in the Boat is a podcast about an old man... in a boat.  Out in the middle of nowhere is a large lake. And in the middle of that lake is an old man sitting in a boat. Listen to the characters he meets like the worm who talks, and the seagull who does something awful to the man’s beard! Listen, laugh and learn as the old man chats with the worm and even argues with his own shadow. Starring Harry Enfield and Clarke Peters. The Old Man In The Boat is a Message Heard production in association with Fun Kids. It is made possible thanks to funding from the Audio Content Fund.

    The Old Man and the Desert Island

    The Old Man and the Desert Island

    In the final episode, the Old Man washes up on a desert island where, in a surreal encounter, he and the Worm meet the Narrator of the series. The bottle that the genie threw into the lake in Episode 4 reappears and inside is a slip of paper that, the genie said, explains the Meaning of Life. What will it say?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    The Old Man and The Boat

    The Old Man and The Boat

    The final two episodes are linked together, exploring the idea of whether an individual has a purpose, or a reason, for existing and then moves on to the biggest question: the Meaning of Life. Here, the Old Man begins speaking to his Boat, who says his purpose is simply to float. The Old Man ponders his own purpose as a big storm approaches. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 9 min
    The Old Man and The Mirage

    The Old Man and The Mirage

    The Old Man’s hunger takes hold of him in this episode and he imagines he can see a box of food floating on the lake. Sadly, it’s only a mirage. This provokes an increasingly panicky debate between the Old Man and the Worm about when and whether they can trust their senses, and what, exactly, is ‘reality’. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    The Old Man talks to the Sun

    The Old Man talks to the Sun

    The Old Man meets the Sun in this episode, which is a little broader than most of the others. It’s about the individual’s place in the universe, and in the history of time. The Old Man thinks about the time he’s been on earth and the millions of years that came before him, and the massive distances involved when he looks at the sun and the stars. He also wonders about the existence of extra-terrestrial life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 10 min
    The Old Man and His Shadow

    The Old Man and His Shadow

    In this episode the Old Man begins talking to his own shadow, plus the shadows of the Worm and the Seagull. They all have differing views on what it’s like to be a shadow, but the Old Man’s shadow is particularly depressed by his role. What they’re discussing together is broadly happiness, and what makes us happy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 10 min
    The Old Man and The Fish

    The Old Man and The Fish

    This episode is really all about the concept of ‘fairness’ and what is and isn’t fair. The Old Man finally catches a fish, who is at first grateful to have the hook removed from her mouth, but then appalled when she discovers that the Old Man plans to eat her. Her inability to comprehend this idea makes the Old Man question whether he should eat the fish after all. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

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