London Podcast Festival: 7 of the best live shows to see this September

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The Guilty Feminist podcast live might be sold out, but there are plenty of other great shows to catch at the London Podcast Festival…

Autumn is here, so you’re no-doubt looking for some fun things to do in London to beat away any September blues. You could go and explore a feminist art exhibition. Or going out for afternoon tea might sound like a tastier idea. Perhaps catching a film at one of the city’s coolest cinemas is more your vibe. But if you want to try something a little bit different, the London Podcast Festival is here for the month. 

The London Podcast Festival is hosting over 40 live podcast shows over the weekends of 6 - 8 and 12 - 15 September at Kings Place. Let’s take a look at seven of the best shows you should get tickets for.

The Amusical Podcast

The Amusical Podcast
The Amusical Podcast

Jayde Adams, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Dave Cribb talk to comedians about their favourite songs from musicals in the podcast spinoff of the hit live show Amusical. Expect a grand piano to be played in the recording! The hosts will be joined on stage by The Guilty Feminist’s Deborah Frances-White.

When: Sunday 8 September at 12pm.

Ticket price: £14.50

Nobody Panic

Nobody Panic
Nobody Panic podcast.

Stevie Martin and Tessa Coates co-host their much loved podcast Nobody Panic, a guidebook to being a fully functioning adult without screaming all the time. Expect to laugh and totally relate.

When: Sunday 8 September at 7pm

Ticket price: £9.50

No Country for Young Women

No Country For Young Women
No Country For Young Women podcast.

No Country For Young Women hosts Sadia Azmat & Monty Onanuga are comedians who first met while working in a call centre. A relationship born out of the ability to talk the wheels off a chair was only ever going to be superb fodder for a podcast. It’s about two women of colour trying to make their way in a white man’s world, and they are not pulling any punches in their pursuit. The guests for this special live episode are Ahir Shah and Emily Lloyd-Saini.

When: Friday 13 September at 9.30pm

Ticket price: £9.50

The Adam Buxton Podcast

The Adam Buxton Podcast
The Adam Buxton Podcast

Adam Buxton’s Podcast is one of the biggest podcasts out there (his other shows are already sold out). Each episode sees him having long, fascinating and hilarious conversations with incredibly interesting guests. Adam’s guest for this show will be George the Poet.

When: Friday 13 September at 7pm

Ticket price: £12.50

Secret Dinosaur Cult

Secret Dinosaur Cult
Secret Dinosaur Cult
A live comedy podcast by comedian and author Sofie Hagen and comedian and drag king Jodie Mitchell about daddy issues, trauma, queerness and dinosaurs.

When: Friday 13 September at 7pm

Ticket price: £9.50

Standard Issue with special guests Yomi Adegoke & Tanyalee Davis

Standard Issue
Standard Issue

The Standard Issue podcast is a magazine for ears, founded by Sarah Millican, made by women for women, and covering everything women are interested in – so, y’know… everything.

JoinMickey Noonan, Hannah Dunleavy, Jen Offord, and special guests Yomi Adegoke and Tanyalee Davis, for a live version of the much-loved podzine, featuring regular features The Bush Telegraph and Sexism of the Week, interviews, topical chat and more.

When: Sunday 15 September at 4.30pm

Ticket price: £14.50

Griefcast

Griefcast
Griefcast

Griefcast is the podcast which sees funny people talking about death and grief. How do we grieve for someone? How does it change and evolve as we get older? From awkward funeral songs to whether there is an afterlife, and what canapés you want at the funeral after party – host Cariad Lloyd guides guests through the weirdness, humour and pain of grief and death.

Guests for this show are Tom Parry, Jenny Bede and Kemah Bob.

When: Sunday 15 September at 7pm

Ticket price: £16.50

There are plenty of other podcasts to watch live, so take a look at the full list here

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…

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