Jun 2020 RadioWorks Blog
It’s been a very strange time for the entertainment industry, there’s no question about it. While many productions have been forced to pause, podcasts have survived, if not thrived during quarantine. Thanks to the flexible nature of podcasting and bored celebrities, the creation of podcasts has been able to continue, creating an endless number of new titles and much-needed companionship for listeners in lockdown.
But with so many new podcasts out there, we thought we’d talk to the team at Acast and find out which of their newest titles you should definitely know about – here’s what’s new on Acast.
Newly launched in June, The Froth with Rhod Gilbert, Sian Harries & Friends is a brand-new podcast brought to you by married comedians Rhod and Sian. So, what’s the froth? ‘Froth’: ‘something appealing, but with no serious value or interest; worthless or insubstantial talk’. That’s Rhod and Sian in a nutshell. ‘The Froth’ is a spa break for the mind, far away from the depressing news cycle. Hear Rhod, Sian and friends, take on the frothier side of life in this all frills pod nonsense.
Recently launched on 22nd June, LADbible’s The Gap features a conversation between two people from two very different generations, who have a life experience in common. The podcast opens up discussion around confronting issues and experiences, from war and crime to mental health and addiction. The first episode features sporting legends Tyson Fury and Dean Windass.
Welcome to gal-dem’s first-ever podcast, Growing up with gal-dem. Launched back in April, the gal-dem series sees Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff invite a different guest to respond to old diary entries, text messages, or letters from their younger selves – nurturing important conversations about growing up.
Next Monday (6th July), Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be making her podcast debut with Spinning Plates, where she speaks to busy working mothers about how they make it work. Sophie has had first-hand experience in spinning a few plates herself – juggling 5 children and a career. She says being a mother can be the most amazing thing… but it can also be hard to find time for yourself and your own ambitions. This podcast gets nosy to see how other people balance everything, interviewing a host of interesting and inspirational women who’ve really made her think – and laugh, and sometimes cry.
TV personality, author and Jungle Queen Vicky Pattison launches a brand-new podcast, on a mission to find THE SECRET TO a whole host of different things, from body confidence, to getting over a nasty break up. Vicky is joined each week by some amazing celebrity guests, finding out their deepest, darkest secrets, spilling some of her own and hearing from her listeners.
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