We're big fans of podcasts here on the Urban Fantasist – and apparently we're not the only ones. According to the latest figures from Rajar (the Radio Joint Audience Research: the official body in charge of measuring radio audiences in the UK) suggest six million (11%) of us listen to a podcast each week. That's up from 3.8 million in 2016. While that's still a relatively low proportion of the population, it represents a 58% increase over a two-year period. Here's the full report from the BBC...
Football is definitely not coming home so now you have no excuse not to tune in to another episode of Waveney When It Was on Park Radio (107.6 & 105.2 FM also available online) this evening from 6pm-8pm for another quirky humorous look at Waveney Valley tales, legends and memories with tracks from the Sixties thru to the present day.
This new haiga by Marie Vibbert (she took the picture herself) was inspired by seeing this spaceship-style office building plonked in the middle of a cracked car park. Besides selling twenty-odd short stories, a dozen poems and a few comics, Marie Vibbert has been a medieval (SCA) squire, ridden 17% of the roller coasters in the United States and has played O-line and D-line for the Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football team. Find out more at http://marievibbert.com or by following @mareasie on twitter.
Forget hackers and terrorists, it just requires one racoon to be in the wrong place to plunge civilisation - well, at least Seattle - into darkness
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In Episode 56 of the Weird Tales Radio Show podcast Jane Christian talks us through some of the curious customs of the English “dole” – and we look at aspects of the Ritual Year including the "borrowed days" of March, Carling Sunday and All Fools Day.
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