Dr Cara Courage has a love/hate relationship with the long-running Radio 4 soap opera The Archers. She shares her enslavement, the program’s appeal and why it irritates the shit out of most right-thinking people, including Grayson Perry. Meanwhile the two Davids appear to be trapped in a meta-universe where they too are in an episode […]
Daisy Campbell, (daughter of the performer Ken Campbell) takes us on a rollercoaster adventure exploring the ancient practise of gastromancy – divination from the stomach. It’s one of the most entertaining but weirdest talks we’ve ever had on the Odditorium so hang in there! Meanwhile in the studio, the two Davids appear to be having […]
David and David discover they’ve been on holiday in the Polish Biscuit Mines now for six months. They do, however, have some exciting news for their two listeners, Wally and Jimbob, and decide that perhaps it’s time they went home and launched the third season.
After a busy summer of creating interesting podcasts, the ever inquisitive duo head in search of the source of the biscuit. This episode may not be the longest in the series but it still contains the heady concoction of comedic banter and baked teatime accompaniments.
Eric Drass is an artist and curator whose work ranges from painting, to digital installation, to generative experiments which live on the net. Sometimes this work is political, frequently it is playful, often it is provocative or transgressive in some way. In this Odditorium talk Eric reveals how culture is being created through digital networks […]
QI elf, author and ex-policeman, Stevyn Colgan argues the case for a crime-free future, using only a wheelie bin and a football pitch for props. Meanwhile in the studio, Dave Mounfield is trying to steal all the biscuits.
Blogger and psycho-geographer James Burt takes us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the internet, exploring its myths, superstitions and creepiest creations, including one of its most enduring, haunting and tragic legacies: Slenderman.
In 2013 Daisy Asquith spent six weeks following the tour of global pop sensation One Direction, to make a film about their Twitter-tastic fandom. Crazy About One Direction became the most tweeted about documentary ever on television.What Daisy didn’t anticipate was the backlash from fans that followed, from hate mail to death threats. This episode […]
This episode starts with a crash, after an eclipse and power cut in the studio leave our presenters stumbling around in the dark while Mr Mounfield later reveals himself to be a Zoroastrian. It all proves however, to be a perfect link for their guest, Gregory Sams, who puts forward a compelling argument for the […]
The (pretend) Reverent Rohan Kriwaczek is the author of a book that controversially detailed the lost history of the funerary violin. A musical movement that has been suppressed since the 18th Century, and only kept alive through the efforts of the fusty and recidivist archivists of the Guild of the Funerary Violinists. Kriwaczek text was […]
Zoologist Jules Howard gives a spirited and enlightening talk on the glamorous world of animal vaginas, revealing how female animals are not coy, as Darwin believed, but selective. We discover that pandas aren’t bad a sex (just bad a zoos) and that the female mallard can change the shape of hers so the ‘right key […]
Lorraine Bowen singer, songwriter, comedian and musician presents her favourite organs, or more particularly her favourite Casio organs.
Something different for this episode of The Odditorium. Donald Clark presents a story about a friendship he formed at University with a fellow student, an intense and ardent Ulsterman called Robin Pearson. Robin was his room mate, they holidayed together, drank together and argued about politics together. Then the went their separate ways and led […]
Dr Bramwell is on holiday in 1934, and has left his more funny sidekick Mr Mountfield in the studio to present the show. This episode concerns the idea, work and life of the extraordinary Scottish poet and musician Ivor Cutler. Sandy Grierson discusses performing Ivor’s life in the show The Beautiful World of Ivor Culter […]
To celebrate Monday 25th January, “Blue Monday”, apparently the most depressing day of the year, we present Angie Mariani’s talk about the ‘suicide song’. Gloomy Sunday has been performed hundreds of different musicians and is associated with countless incidents of suicide and death. Angie discusses the legends that surround the song, and plays us a […]