2020: the year that millions of people across the country locked down, stayed at home, and simultaneously decided it was time to make their own podcast.
As with baking sourdough and getting ripped, however, many of us soon realised that podcasting was something best left to the professionals – and it just so happens that a whole gaggle of them are about to take to the stage at King’s Place this September for the joyous return of the London Podcast Festival, featuring two long weekends of (rapidly selling out) live podcasting from an exciting line-up of comedians, writers, commentators and activists.
This year the carefully curated programme consists of both established and emerging names, enabling you to both listen and watch as… (deep breath)
… The Guilty Feminist joins forces with Brown Girls Do It Too; the quartet behind No Such Thing As A Fish mull over bizarre facts; adults answer kids’ burning questions like ‘who invented cheese’ in Ask The Nincompoops; drunk women solve crime in Drunk Women Solving Crime; Ru Paul drag star Crystal talks to special guests about queer identity; James Acaster attempts to break into true crime podcasting; The Beef and Dairy Network continues to plumb the unexpectedly rich depths of cattle-based comedy; In The Dark presents original audio stories performed live; and many, many more shows get stuck into topics like grief, Doctor Who, and wrestling.
Though not at the same time, usually.
The shows are all staged and recorded in the comfortable surroundings of Kings Place (conveniently close to a lot of great restaurants and bars in King’s Cross), and tickets start at under a tenner.
So you can enlighten yourself, and not your wallet.
NOTE: The London Podcast Festival 2022 takes place from 8th-11th and 15th-19th September, in King’s Cross. Tickets have started to sell out for some shows already, so book ahead HERE.
London Podcast Festival | Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
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