Have You Heard? is where the Pod Bible team 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! We recently caught up with the hosts of comedy podcast Songs In The Key of Laugh.
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
We are Phil Nichol and David Tims and we are Songs In The Key of Laugh, a lighthearted celebration of comedy songs and musical comedians. We chat, play games and interview some of the finest purveyors of the musical comedy arts. Confirmed guests include Nick Helm, Jayde Adams, Tim Minchin, Harry Hill and many more.
What was the first podcast you ever listened to?
I appeared on the recently departed Phil Butlers comedy greenroom podcast The Giggle Inn many years ago. I was a fan of Serial and I most recently listened to John Luke Roberts Sound Heap. I had small part in Poppy Hillstead Has Entered The Chat. It won an award.
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
During the lockdown, local musician David Tims and I bumped into each other and went for a walk. David slipped and fell in the mud. I laughed so hard that I thought I must work with him. He is such a lovely man. By the end of the walk we had formulated the idea and had the title.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
Adam and Joe, Richard Herring, Rich Wilson, Brett Goldstein.
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
You need technical help. We asked James Hingley to help us and he immediately made it easier, took on more responsibility and now accidentally has become our producer. He’s great and we couldn’t do it without him. It’s a team effort.
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
Nick Helm, episode 1, is the beginning. We are getting better each time and we have some great guest coming up so jump in anywhere really. We are open to feedback as well. So write to us at songsinthekeyoflaugh@gmail.
Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
Our website- songsinthekeyoflaugh.