5 podcasts to see at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe
Podcasts are fun. Bit of comedy, bit of chatter; they’re a great medium for entertaining, educating and drowning out the inane babble of your fellow commuters. The world and his wife’s got a podcast these days, meaning there’s a heap of themes to choose from. Fancy a discussion about the inner workings of comedy? In the mood for some songs and silly sketches? Want to know how many man-parts Denis Nielsen flushed down his toilet? You’re in luck. Here are our top tips for Edinburgh 2015’s podcast recordings.
The Brendon Burns Show Again
Brash Antipode Brendan Burns returns with his no-messing podcast. Taking on all and sundry, each show is a different beast, but each one is guaranteed to be near-the-knuckle hilarious.
Liquid Room Annexe (Venue 276)
Aug 8-30, 18:15
Richard Melvin Presents… Live at The Stand Podcast
After millions of downloads and five spin off radio series for the BBC, the original comedy podcast returns for 2015, hosted by Richard Melvin. A combination of stand-up, songs, sketches and chat, previous podcast guests include Frankie Boyle, Kevin Bridges, Sarah Millican, Miles Jupp, and Lee Mack.
The Stand Comedy Club (Venue 5a)
Aug 5, 7-16, 18-20, 14:00
All Killa No Filla Live
Join comedians Rachel Fairburn (NATYS finalist 2015) and Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Leicester Mercury finalist 2015) as they explore a shared passion; serial killers. The pair will talk all things murder and macabre while having a right laugh doing it. Alongside guest comics, they’ll get to grips with the psychology of some of the world’s most prolific and perverted killers, including Denis Neilson, Aileen Wurnos and HH Holmes.
Cowgatehead (Venue 32)
Aug 8-18, 14:30
The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast Live
The thinking person’s late night alternative, this triple award-nominated podcast reveals your favourite comics’ creative secrets. Previous guests include David Cross, Al Murray, Sarah Millican, and Ross Noble.
Black Medicine (Venue 355)
Aug 16-18, 20-29, 22:55
The Angelos and Barry Show: Live Podcast
Angelos Epithemiou (BBC Two’s Shooting Stars) and Barry from Watford (BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon) record their award-winning iTunes Best of 2014 podcast in front of you – their live studio audience. In a world of confusion, media bombardment and mixed messages, it’s good to know the great philosophers’ tradition still exists. It’s your chance to join two of the world’s deepest thinkers as they huddle round a microphone to discuss global events, ideological dilemmas and forgotten characters from Gladiators. Entirely improvised silly soddery.
Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
Aug 26, 22:20