93 episodes

A twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes brings you the week's biggest stories like you've never heard them before. The news remixed. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on.
The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.
With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.
'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'
AWARDS
New York Festival 2020
Audio Production Awards 2020
British Podcast Awards 2020
Audio Production Awards 2019
(Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
To find out more about contributing to The Skewer, read the Unusual Productions: Skewer Contributor Guide here - https://weareunusual.net/skewer-contributor-guide

The Skewer BBC Radio 4

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

A twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes brings you the week's biggest stories like you've never heard them before. The news remixed. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on.
The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.
With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.
'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'
AWARDS
New York Festival 2020
Audio Production Awards 2020
British Podcast Awards 2020
Audio Production Awards 2019
(Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
To find out more about contributing to The Skewer, read the Unusual Productions: Skewer Contributor Guide here - https://weareunusual.net/skewer-contributor-guide

    Episode 8

    Episode 8

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.
    Jon Holmes presents the multi-award-winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - Spirit of Dark Thames Water, the Cruci-Hate Crime-Bill, and if you want blood, we've got it.
    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 7

    Episode 7

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This episode - We're Going On A Bear-emy Hunt, Peppa Pig Goes To Gaza, and fun with flags.
    Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.
    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Gove-O-Cop, Foghorn Rishi-horn, and Strange Women Lying In Ponds.
    Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning, Bafta nominated The Skewer. Headphones on.
    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Slide to the Right, Cars-tian Horner, and That Photo of Kate.
    Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.
    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. Headphones recommended.
    This week - The Budget Tale of Mr Jeremy, The Cat in the Hat Returns, and Rishi Sunak Speaks to The Nation.
    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.
    This week - Lee Anderson falls into The Matrix, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle gets sent to Slough House (Slow Hoyleses?), Liz Truss the Doomslayer, and None of the Above.
    Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.
    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Dresden8 ,

The Right Stuff

Top bin. Highly produced and cheeky. Sardonic with full throated witticism. I laugh in parts, I cringe in parts at the sadness of the times. But through all the Skewer gives it as good as it gets.

GrantDawson ,

Topical and funny. Brilliant.

John Holmes and the gang have hit a winning recipe. Topical and funny. Brilliant.

Autumn Flew ,

More Please

John Holmes is GENIUS! 🧠
I imagine hours and hours go into sorting audio for an ambitious project of this level of mastery. The labour of love tremendous and exhausting. The end result is a sound art installation for your phone.
Pls Mr. Holmes and team, return soon! The world is a better place with the Skewer twisted.

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