Recommending…The Adam Buxton Podcast

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Dr Buckles is back! After 3 or 4 months away, the grand-daddy of British podcasting has returned with his weekly ramble-chats.

I’ve written before about my love for Mr Buxton; his presenting style makes his podcast feel like you’re catching up with an old friend, and mixed in with his slightly nutty humour, it’s clearly a recipe that works for enough people as he regularly sits up there with the most downloaded podcasts on itunes.

Each episode is setup as an interview with a guest – a writer, comedian, musician, presenter, or whoever – but in reality the conversations ebb and flow like a friendly chat with a next door neighbour, discussing any topic that comes to his or his guests’ mind. I’m not sure why this free flowing premise hasn’t been tried before, but maybe only someone like Adam could make it work.

His podcast with actor Bill Hader was also the inspiration for me getting off my arse and doing some writing (listen from 50 mins into the show, when they’re talking about the joy of sharing recommendations with each other), so there’s also that, which is nice.

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Recommending…Adam & Joe

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For people new to Adam & Joe, it’s tough to explain the appeal of essentially two old friends chatting away, playing songs, creating home-made music, doing silly links, and recommending things to each other. But as with the Mighty Boosh, it’s the relationship between the two of them, their back and forth conversations and their sense of humour which just makes it so good.

I can’t really give a more personally heart-felt recommendation than to suggest downloading their archive of BBC 6 Music podcasts (and previously the XFM ones, which are still available and just as good) and plugging them in for the next commute. They consistently have me in stitches. It may take a few podcasts to get used to some of the regular segments and the in-jokes, but I promise it’s worth it.

Links:

Short clip from The Adam & Joe TV show in the 90s

Link to the Adam & Joe Show radio podcast on itunes (this only has the last few years of podcasts)

This site seems to have the full archive of radio shows