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Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.

Podcast Radio Hour BBC

    • Society & Culture

Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.

    Best of Guests

    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.

    • 59 min
    Lots of Love

    Lots of Love

    Laura Grimshaw and Isy Suttie look at podcasts about love. Families, pets, friends, grief, misguided crushes, fandom, sex and relationships - love in lots of forms is in here.

    Alix Walker and Lisa Smosarski talk about their podcast Love Letter to My Friend, and Karen Rice from Stolen Goodbyes discusses love, loss and grief.

    Also featuring these loved-up podcasts:
    Cuddle Club
    Shagged Married Annoyed
    You'll Do
    Coupledom
    I Wish I Was An Only Child
    Some Families
    Petcast
    Love Stories with Dolly Alderton
    Crushed with Margaret Cabourn Smith

    • 1 hr
    What's New for September + Ladies Who London

    What's New for September + Ladies Who London

    Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan suggest new listening for September.

    We'll speak to the hosts of Ladies Who London, a podcast hosted by two London tour guides which aims to highlight hidden parts of London's history.

    Plus we'll hear clips from:

    Stories of our Times- The Legacy of Penrhyn Castle
    Short History Of
    Tipsy Tourism
    On The Outside
    BBC Countryfile Magazine Plodcast - Histories and Mysteries of the Countryside
    The Wild with Chris Morgan
    Bees in a Pod with Rob Beckett
    Atlantic… A Scottish Story
    The Grand Scheme - Snatching Sinatra
    Finding Q: My Journey into QAnon
    Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri
    Lecker: A Food Podcast- Kitchens

    • 59 min
    Summer Scrapbook Two

    Summer Scrapbook Two

    Podcast Radio Hour presents postcards from producers, presenters, comedians and friends recommending some great listens for the Summer.

    FEATURING:
    Alan Cumming on You're Wrong About and The History of Literature
    Moy McGowan on Shrine of Duty
    Chrystal Genesis on From Root To Vine
    Scott Bryan on Pieces of Britney
    Athena Kugblenu on Cane Warriors
    Iain Lee on Nothing Is Real
    Jessica Fostekew on Sara Pascoe's Sex, Power, Money
    Harriet Kemsley on Joan & Jericha
    Tom Sandars on This Classical Life
    Chris Aldridge on Elis and John
    Dan Mersh on Alan Partridge: From The Oasthouse
    Toby Hadoke on Something Rhymes With Purple
    Nick Briggs on Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast
    Anna Smith on Grounded with Louis Theroux
    Helen O'Hara on The Thrilling Adventure Hour
    Alex Riley on Mastertapes
    Steve Urquhart on Decode
    Tim Harford on 99% Invisible
    Isy Suttie on St Elwick's Neighbourhood Association Newsletter
    Laura Lexx on Trivia Warfare and Complete Guide To Everything
    Laura Grimshaw on The Things We Do For Love
    Chris Pearson on The Birthday Girls' House Party

    • 59 min
    What's New for August?

    What's New for August?

    Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan suggest new listening for August.

    Pandora Sykes talks about Radio 4's new podcast Pieces of Britney, and discusses what Britney's story can teach us about society as a whole.

    Plus Martin Zaltz Austwick discusses his new podcast Neutrinowtach, a podcast that, via coding wizardry, automatically releases a newly generated episode every day.

    And we'll hear clips from

    Sideways
    Have You Heard George’s Podcast
    Building Queertopia
    A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand
    A Life More Wild
    She Said, They Said
    The Town That Knew Too Much
    Very Modern Quests

    • 59 min
    Summer Scrapbook

    Summer Scrapbook

    As part of 4 Extra's Summer Season, Podcast Radio Hour presents postcards from producers, presenters, comedians and friends recommending some great listens for the Summer.

    Featuring:

    Alan Cumming on Bad Gays
    Arthur Smith on Desert Island Discs
    Athena Kugblenu on Have You Heard George's Podcast?
    Jake Yapp on The Adventure Zone
    Alan Smith on Political Thinking
    Andrew Peach on Who? Weekly
    Tina Ritchie (and Nicky Campbell) on One Of The Family
    Ken Bruce on The Archers
    Toby Hadoke on A Wheezing and Groaning Sound
    Natalie Haynes on Robin & Josie's Bookshambles
    Daljit Nagra on Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast
    David Miles on Countrystride
    Kathy Clugston on You Must Remember This
    Lou Conran on Drunk Women Solving Crime
    Jon Holmes on Brain Cigar
    Laura Grimshaw on Cold Case Crime Cuts
    Chris Pearson on The Aunty Donna Podcast
    Amanda Litherland on The Beef and Dairy Network

    • 59 min

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