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THE DIVINE 5 // FUBAR Radio

Spotted a podcast you want to try from a Pod Bible recommendation, but not sure how to dive in? In our regular Divine 5 column we’ve asked FUBAR Radio to share five of their favourite podcast episodes and tell us why they’re worth checking out for new listeners…

Launched in 2014, when podcasting was largely still beneath the radar, FUBAR Radio became Britain’s first talk station aimed solely at 18 to 34s. Fast forward to 2020 and FUBAR is now the most prolific live podcaster out there. Listening figures have grown rapidly and now exceed a million each month (1.125 million live listens and on-demand downloads*)

In July alone FUBAR’s live podcasts were featured in 181 press articles, from the Daily Mail to Page Six, reaching 22 million people** and these articles regularly feature video excerpts from live shows.

FUBAR has already recorded over 7,000 hours of original programming with no commercial breaks, news, weather or travel bulletins and in 2021 they plan to expand their schedule to feature up to 20 genre-specific live podcasts. They’ve pioneered the use of social influencers as hosts, featuring shows covering celebrity news, politics, sexual health, music, comedy, LGBT+ and much more. Here are a few highlights to check out.

ACCESS ALL AREAS
Ep 205 // Matthew Morrison
In a weekly one-hour fix of reality TV and celebrity news, TOWIE’s Bobby Norris and journalist Stephen Leng consistently deliver exclusive interviews that hit the national press. Ep 205 features Glee star Matthew Morrison, as he broke his silence over allegations made against his former co-star Lea Michele. An enormous list of guests have included, Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood, Ashley Banjo, Jamie Laing, Kevin Clifton, Courtney Act, Charlotte Crosby, and Tiger King’s Dillon Passage. Listen now>>

FAN CLUB
Ep95 // Harry Hill
Nick Helm and Nathaniel Metcalfe are obsessed about one thing; what are you a fan of? The two comedians ask their guests about their favourite movies, music, 90’s sweets, favourite anything. Ep 95 features a rare interview with Harry Hill, who hilariously refers to COVID-19 as “the death of ventriloquism, as performers have to stand two metres apart”. Other episodes feature Jason Manford, Romesh Ranganathan, Samantha Morton, Matt Goss, Bob Saget and Johnny Vegas. Listen now>>

JAMES ACASTER
Ep 33 // Scroobius Pip
In the forerunner to the hit BBC TV series Sounds Random, FUBAR handed James his big break with this iconic 2016 live podcast series. In doing so, it reinvented the ‘Desert Island Discs’ format for the Spotify generation. Downloaded over half a million times, the question James asks is a simple one… “what embarrassing music choices lie in your personal library?”. This show sets guests’ devices to random shuffle to find out. With guests including Rick Edwards, Lembit Opik, Joel Dommett, Angela Barnes, Mike Wozniak and Rob Deering, few can stand the pressure of the random shuffle setting that reveals musical taste and a whole lot more about the guests themselves. Listen now>>

THE HANNAH WITTON SHOW
Ep 5 // Dodie Clark
In the same way that she entertains her hundreds of thousands of subscribers, YouTube sensation Hannah Witton has the freedom to speak her mind on this live podcast series on FUBAR. Joined by some of social media’s biggest names, including Rosie and Rosie, Riyadh Khalaf, Melanie Murphy, Grace Victory and Emma Blackery, Hannah takes a unique look at everything from sex, dating and body confidence, to books, films and TV. Listen now>>

 

MIKILL PANE AND MARCEL SOMERVILLE
Ep 135 // Brian Tyree Henry
In a celebration of street culture, rapper Mikill Pane (Ed Sheeran, Paloma, Faith, Example) and Instagram star Marcel Somerville (Love Island, Blazin’ Squad) are joined by an impressive line-up of guests from the world of music, TV, film and comedy. Guests include Blackstreet, George The Poet, Royce da 5’9″, Rozalla and a wealth of emerging talent such as The Manor, Bree Runway, Grim Sickers and Big Zuu. Ep 135 features Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry talking about his love of British humour, especially the classic sitcom Are You Being Served? which his mother calls “high-brow shit”. Listen now>>

 

All FUBAR shows can be found and listened to at fubarradio.com

 



*SharpStream Streaming Services, August 2020
**Kantar Media, July 2020
















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