6 episodes

The Darkest Hour is a fictional podcast about a women’s radio show broadcast at 4 a.m. Presenter Jacinta Grogan pushes her feminist worldview on a disappointed, downtrodden and insomniac audience. The result is a seriously dark, seriously funny satire on disappointment.

The Darkest Hour Barbara Bergin Actor and Writer

    • Comedy

The Darkest Hour is a fictional podcast about a women’s radio show broadcast at 4 a.m. Presenter Jacinta Grogan pushes her feminist worldview on a disappointed, downtrodden and insomniac audience. The result is a seriously dark, seriously funny satire on disappointment.

    The Darkest Hour Episode 1

    The Darkest Hour Episode 1

    Jacinta Grogan launches her live radio show "The Women's Hour"...at 4 a.m. But finding credible guests and an oddball, insomniac audience dash Jacinta's hopes of a serious, feminist show.

    • 15 min
    The Darkest Hour Episode 2

    The Darkest Hour Episode 2

    Despite her 4 a.m. broadcast time, Jacinta keeps pushing her feminist agenda. A token woman, gender inequality expert and the dangers of fat-shaming draw a muted response from her insomniac audience.

    • 15 min
    The Darkest Hour Episode 3

    The Darkest Hour Episode 3

    Figures reveal 85% of listeners to "The Women's Hour" are men. Jacinta's 4 a.m. slot provides a portal to the other side, when Michael, a Dublin street urchin who died in 1918 rings the show.

    • 15 min
    The Darkest Hour Episode 4

    The Darkest Hour Episode 4

    Listenership figures spike as Jacinta's show grows an international audience online. Jacinta introduces her Inner City Mindfulness slot and Michael Littlechurch enthralls listeners with his account of daily life in Purgatory.

    • 15 min
    The Darkest Hour Episode 5

    The Darkest Hour Episode 5

    Jacinta's boss steps up his campaign to sabotage "The Women's Hour", But the growing success of the show and lifetime of sexism and disappointment means Jacinta takes it in her stride.

    • 15 min
    The Darkest Hour Episode 6

    The Darkest Hour Episode 6

    The patriarch gifts Jacinta's boss the opportunity to silence her permanently. Will her audience of addled insomniacs, downtrodden oddballs and disappointed deadbeats come to her aid?

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

niamhredmond ,

More Jacinta

This is one of the funniest podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Awaiting season two

Martanjk ,

Genius!

One of the funniest podcasts around. Look forward to series two. Thanks Jacinta!

JohfDal ,

Join the insomniacs!

Incisive, clever, brilliantly performed and very very funny! Looking forward to see how Jacinta copes in Season Two. Hope we don't have to wait too long.

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