I'm a big fan of the radio to potter about to while the small children destroy the house around me, but lately everything I turn on (ok, Radio 4) is super depressing. Brexit, drugs, knife crime, the dark web, gambling addictions, suicides... I know this is the world we live in but I don't remember radio programming always being so bloody bleak?
Is there anything on R4, or are there any podcasts worth listening to that might cheer me up, or at least not be so depressing?
I’m having that trouble at the mo. I listen to several hours of radio on iPlayer while I commute and the drama’s all a bit gloomy at the mo. Currently on my playlist is: More or Less podcast Kermode and Mayo film review programme (very cheery) The new Charles Paris comedy mystery Old Harry’s Game repeats on R4Xtra Tom Wrigglesworth The Last Chronicle of Barset (best if you’ve listened to the previous stories though) Horrible Histories (3 hour slot from R4X combining chaand sample programmes about history used in comedy shows: very light)
If you, like me, were a teenager in the early nineties i can heartily recommend the 'Again with this' podcast. They recap every episode of Beverly Hills 90210 from the beginning with hilarious results.
There's also Still Pretty which does the same for Buffy.
I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts so the above are my light relief, along with radio 4 comedy!