Have You Heard? is a series in which the team from Pod Bible meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard of yet. While the Oh. My. Pod. section in the magazine gives a quick shout out to shows of that ilk, Have You Heard aims to go deeper in an effort to spread awareness for shows that deserve more exposure! In this (number) edition we sat down with Jordan North to discuss his podcast, Help I Sexted My Boss.
Pod Bible: Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
Jordan North: Hiya, I’m Jordan – a radio presenter from Burnley, Lancashire. Me and my best mate who is dead posh – and just so happens to be the UKs leading etiquette expert (don’t ask how we became friends, it’s a long story) – help our listeners who are struggling with very modern dilemmas, hence the name Help I Sexted My Boss!
PB: What’s the first podcast you ever listened to?
JN: Believe it or not it was Desert Island Discs – but I can’t remember who the castaway was. Although I know my top three episodes – Jo Malone, Mickey Flannigan and Noel Gallagher. (The Jo Malone one is so good!)
PB: Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
JN: A friend of mine and William’s suggested we do a podcast, and we’d always wanted to work together in some shape or form and this seemed the perfect medium. I like to think we started just before everyone jumped on the podcast band wagon but I’m not sure if that’s true!
PB: Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
JN: Obviously there are podcasts that are brilliant and have taken the world by storm and we’d love to emulate their success, but none have really inspired Help I Sexted My Boss. We’ve built a big following over the years and I’m proud of that, but I do love listening to George Ezra & Friends, plus Happy Place and Table Manners are great too!
PB: Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
JN: Dead or alive? Dead – Caroline Aherne. Alive – Peter Kay. My two northern comedy heroes!
PB: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
JN: For me personally, it’s to trust other people’s input and ideas. I’m basically trying to say listen to your production team (if you have one) and don’t be a dick and think you know it all! Also, I sometimes listen back to the first couple of series and cringe – I think we (when I say we, I mainly mean me) played up to our characters a bit too much at times and it took us a while to find our roles but I think that comes naturally over time.
PB: Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
JN: Season 4 Episode 1. It’s my favourite; William’s laugh is so infectious. That first episode set the tone for the rest of the series which was my favourite series of the entire podcast.
PB: Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
JN: We’re on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and all of the usual places. Oh, and I present on Radio 1 every weekend so you can hear me then! Plus, I’m a right blabbermouth when I’ve had a few beers so if you see me in a pub – buy me a drink and I’ll spill!