wave brighton podcast festival

Brightons Inaugural Podcast Festival

2–13 April 2019

Running over two weeks, the programme will feature some of the most popular podcasts currently being released, brought live to stage.

  • "Our Festival Headliners"

    No Such Thing As A Fish

    Tuesday, 2 April

    Brighton Dome – £20

    No Such Thing As A Fish

    Tuesday, 2 April

    Brighton Dome – £20

    Our festival headliners

    The team behind multiple award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish are hitting the road again in Spring 2019, with their brand new show, ‘In No Particular Order’. Dan, James, Anna and Andy will be taking their fact-filled tomfoolery to all corners of the British Isles, performing their most Northerly, Southerly, Easterly and Westerly UK & Ireland shows to date.

    Now in its fifth year, No Such Thing As A Fish is at the forefront of the British podcast scene. The team have performed live across the world - including selling out the Sydney Opera House in 2018 - as well as writing two books, making two series of the hit BBC Two show No Such Thing As The News and releasing a podcast exclusively on vinyl in a fruitless attempt to be on trend.

    The shows will feature a performance of a live, un-edited and unscripted podcast, as well as a brand new first half in which the team will talk about the most extraordinary, bizarre and hilarious things they’ve come across in the months since the last tour. There will be facts, jokes and tall tales about octopus genitals, Charles Darwin’s bassoon, and potentially everything in-between.

  • Richard Herrings Leicester Sq Theatre Podcast

    Wednesday, 3 April

    Matinee performance added due to demand

    Old Market – £16

    Richard Herrings Leicester Sq Theatre Podcast

    Wednesday, 3 April

    Matinee performance added due to demand

    Old Market – £16

    'The Podfather’ (Guardian) and ‘King of the Internet’ (Time Out) brings his award winning podcast to Brighton, chatting with an amazing surprise guest from the city. This ground-breaking podcast won the Bronze Award for Best Comedy at the 2013 Sony Radio Academy Awards and the Chortle Internet Award 2013. 2014 and 2018 and has spawned a brand new book Emergency Questions published by Sphere in October. At over 200 episodes, previous guests have included Stephen Fry, Simon Pegg, Steve Coogan, Stephen Merchant, Dawn French, Maria Bamford and Brian Blessed.

    http://www.richardherring.com/gigs/

  • Happy Mum Happy Baby

    Wednesday, 3 April

    Komedia – £16

    Happy Mum Happy Baby

    Wednesday, 3 April

    Komedia – £16

    In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows, the challenges and rewards. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and we’re all simply doing our best, something Giovanna fully encourages. It’s time to stop comparing ourselves and champion each other instead. Each episode is truly unique yet unifying. No topic is out of bounds, therefore this podcast is essential listening for any parent seeking solidarity and support.

    www.giovannafletcher.com

    www.twitter.com/MrsGiFletcher

    www.facebook.com/MrsGiFletcher

    www.instagram.com/mrsgifletcher

  • Films To be Buried With

    Sunday, 7 April

    Old Market – £16

    Films To be Buried With

    Sunday, 7 April

    Old Market – £16

    We are born. We die. In between we watch a lot of films. And some of these films shape the people we are. This is a podcast about those films. (And a bit about death.)

    Join comedian, actor, writer and swimmer Brett Goldstein and an extra special weekly guest as they go all the way into life and death by way of movies, to ultimately pick their Films To Be Buried With!

    www.acast.com/filmstobeburiedwith

    www.facebook.com/brett.goldstein.167

    www.twitter.com/brettgoldstein

  • The Receipts

    Sunday, 7 April

    Sallis Benney Theatre – £15.5

    The Receipts

    Sunday, 7 April

    Sallis Benney Theatre – £15.5

    #TheReceiptsPodcast is a fun, honest podcast fronted by three women who are willing to talk about anything and everything. From relationships to situationships to everyday life experiences, you can expect unadulterated girl talk with no filter. The podcast is refreshing, and it offers different perspectives on dating, race and being a millennial woman. Since it's launch in 2016, the podcast has stormed up the iTunes charts, it has been nominated for several awards and has become a trusted voice in modern conversations. Conversations around dating, love, race, equality, culture and being empowered in your own skin.

    www.instagram.com/thereceiptspodcast

    www.twitter.com/TheReceiptsPodcast

    www.soundcloud.com/thereceiptspodcast

  • Ctrl Alt Delete

    Monday, 8 April

    Komedia – £16

    Ctrl Alt Delete

    Monday, 8 April

    Komedia – £16

    The hit podcast ‘CTRL, ALT, DELETE’ discusses work, social media and careers and features guests such as Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ava Duvernay and Greta Gerwig. It has now reached over 2 million downloads and was picked as ‘Editor’s Choice’ on iTunes multiple times. It was listed in the Times’ ‘top 20 podcasts to download’; ELLE UK’s ‘podcasts that will boost your career’; Marie Claire’s ‘career-changing podcasts’ and Esquire’s ‘top podcasts of 2017′. Emma does countless live shows in partnership with brands and venues such as BFI, Waterstones and festivals all over the UK. She even recorded a special episode from Buckingham Palace.

    www.emmagannon.co.uk/category/podcast

    www.twitter.com/emmagannon

    www.facebook.com/emmagannonuk

    www.instagram.com/emmagannonuk

  • Unexplained

    Tuesday, 9 April

    Komedia Studio – £16

    Unexplained

    Tuesday, 9 April

    Komedia Studio – £16

    "Is Unexplained the world's spookiest podcast?" - The Guardian

    "A grisly treat..." - The Financial Times

    Unexplained is a bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A show that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not. Where the unknown and paranormal meets the most radical ideas in science today...

    We humans cling desperately to a sense of purpose. We have an almost pathological need to know and understand the why and wherefores. And nothing irks us more than a story with no end, a joke without a punchline, a jigsaw with a missing piece.

    Perhaps we demand this meaning as a way of staving off our greatest fear - that maybe there isn't a why, or even worse, that the truth would just be too dull...But sometimes, when something is inexplicable, that mystery in itself can become the story. In many ways, it is often the lure of the mystery that keeps us coming back for more.

    Maybe, ultimately, some things are just better left unexplained...

  • The Bugle

    Friday, 12 April

    Old Market – £17

    The Bugle

    Friday, 12 April

    Old Market – £17

    A live performance of the global smash-hit podcast The Bugle. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman (with John Oliver from 2007 until 2015, and with a cast of guest co-hosts since its 2016 relaunch), The Bugle is one of this universe’s leading topical podcasts.

    The show will feature Andy, live guests, people on screens, freshly-hewn satire, lies, puns & high-grade bullshit.

  • Romesh Ranganathans Hip Hop Saved My Life

    Saturday, 13 April

    Old Market – £22

    Romesh Ranganathans Hip Hop Saved My Life with guest Rag N Bone Man

    Saturday, 13 April

    Old Market – £22

    Romesh Ranganathan brings his hit podcast Hip Hop Saved My Life to Brighton for a one off special. Romesh will be joined by Rag'n'Bone Man and his right hand man RuMaj. It's gonna go OFF!

  • More shows to be announced!

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    wave brighton podcast festival

Wave: Brighton Podcast Festival announce the first wave of their programme for Spring 2019.

Throughout the month of April a range of live events across the city will allow audiences to experience first hand some of the most beloved and popular podcasts currently on the airwaves: from lifestyle, to film, to comedy, to music. One-off live recordings will allow audiences to encounter new material, guest stars and new features from a range of predominant podcasters.

Experience new episodes of your favourite podcasts live in some of Brighton’s most iconic venues, including Brighton Dome, The Old Market, Komedia, Rialto and the Sallis Benney (University of Brighton).

There are more shows to be announced, plus the addition of many special guests to feature in the line-ups. Sign up to our newsletter or subscribe to our social media pages to keep up-to-date.

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