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! Check out our chat with Poppy Hilstead to talk about – what else? – Poppy Hillstead Has Entered The Chat.
POD BIBLE: Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
POPPY HILSTEAD: My name’s Poppy Hillstead. I do comedy stuff and animation. In my podcast I dive into the treacherous depths of internet chatrooms, talk to real people and then me and my mates re-enact them for the listeners at home. It’s real manky shit, but maybe you’ll like it.
PB: What’s the first podcast you ever listened to?
PH: To be honest I was super late to the podcast game. I think it must have been Adam and Joe’s podcast? Was that a podcast or was that radio? I’m very behind with the times. I might be the worst person to answer these kinds of questions. Worst interviewee ever.
PB: Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
PH: It’s something to do isn’t it? At the moment I’ve got my arm in a brace due to ‘Repetitive Strain Injury’ from animating too much. So, at least with this new podcast, I don’t have to draw anything. I can just sit and relax and chat away into the mic… and then just go straight back into buggering up my arm by spending hours editing everything.
PB: Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
PH: I’d love Reece Shearsmith to be on it.
PB: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
PH: When I listen back to my voice I sound so spitty. That annoys me. I’ve learnt though, that some people are into that, it’s like ASMR, isn’t it? Some people out there don’t mind a bit of spit.
PB: Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
PH: I know it’s obvious, but the first episode. It gets straight in there with the filth. I go into a ‘Fantasy Role Play’ Chatroom and try and do a bit of sexy goblin roleplay with people. I speak to someone called ‘Wizard Nipple’ who I’d probably marry in real life, such a sweet lad.
PB: Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
PH: Follow me on Twitter and, when my arms no longer buggered, I’ll add some more to my series of drawings called ‘The Worst Dick I can Think of’. Or you can watch my animations on YouTube, if you like.