09-Aug-2019 | 3 MIN READ | CATEGORY
Do you have a favourite podcast?
If you’re flying out of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, London Luton or London City Airport this summer, strikes mean there may be good reason to get upset, angry or exasperated.
To put a smile back on your face, we’ve found ten podcasts perfect for laughs, grins and smirks – perfect for your summer getaway. Remember, Smart Airport Transfers can make sure you arrive at, or depart from, any of London’s Airports with a transfer guaranteed to make you smile.
Here’s our countdown, from ten down to our favourite…
#10 Wilosophy With Will Anderson
Labelled as a podcast with deep thoughts and big laughs…Aussie comedian Wil Anderson meets up with other comedians and thinkers to talk about life’s big stuff. A podcast that’s as big on laughs as it is on thinks…
#9 Do The Right Thing
About to enjoy its seventh season, this is a podcast with a difference. The three hosts (joined by two guests) club together, to whimsical effect, to address modern day problems. What would you do if your dentist turned on you? What would you do if your ex became your boss? What about housemates having loud sex? Great stuff.
Where do you start with Bubble? Bubble takes place in Fairhaven – a kind of utopia beneath a bubble. Outside the bubble there lies monsters. Bubble is a scripted comedy that tells the tale from the point of view of monster hunters who go outside the bubble to kill those beasts and eek out a living back inside the corporate bubble. Weird, funny, compelling and timely. Give a try, you won’t regret it.
#7 The Totally Football Show
The puntastic James Richardson brings the crème of English football journalism to your ears. Surprisingly funny, hugely insightful and brilliantly intelligent. European football, agents, managers, players, formations, magic sponges – nothing is left unturned in this brilliant, brilliant offering. The seminal football podcast.
#6 No Such Thing as a Fish
If you’re a big fan of the once Stephen Fry-fuelled BBC show QI, this is for you. The writers of the show (now helmed by Sandi Toksvig - around 40% as good as Fry) share weekly trivia and facts – so not only a chance to giggle, but also a chance to learn.
#5 Monday Morning Podcast
American comedian Bill Burr splits opinion. One man vitriol? Modern day soothsayer? He’s at his funniest when he tackles gender issues, but he’ll often stray into baseball, New York stuff, pizza and existentialism. He pretends to be tough in that loveable way Americans do – all chest out and bluster. You might like him, you might hate him, but you’ll definitely laugh.
#4 The Adam Buxton Podcast
British comedian Adam Buxton meets with some of his showbiz chums to chittle-chattle-chit. Along with some mirth, you get Adam’s collection of catchy, funny little jingles in a slickly-produced, clever, really-quite-pleased-with-itself podcast that will have you smiling through departures, on to your flight and far, far away. Adam’s a genuinely lovely man who you’ll enjoy tickling your ear canal like a funny little comedy worm.
#3 The Frank Skinner Show
Frank Skinner is an interesting bloke. He booked a site at Edinburgh Comedy Festival a year before ever doing stand-up and spent a year writing. Brilliant. He’s absolutely hilarious. The podcast is like having a best mate round for a breakfast who’s always the funniest person in the room.
#2 My Dad Made A Porno
When James Morton heard that his dad wrote an erotic novel what do you think he did? Get embarrassed and pretend it never happened? Oooooo nooooo… he decided to read it to his two best friends and make a podcast of it! Total and utter pandemonium ensued and a cultish podcast was the result. Listen. You’ll never be the same again.
#1 Athletico Mince
The funniest podcast. If you’re a fan of Bob & Vic, this is for you. The smaller half of the duo sits in with good mate Andy Rokerpark to witter on about Sunderland’s love of Blue Drink and Chicken Dippers, The Gangs of The EPL, Peter Beardsley and his wife’s egg fetish, English Football Manager’s Destroy and Exit strategies, Slaughterhouse Restaurant’s Meat Emporium and much more. Completely absurd and so funny you’re best not driving when listening to it.