Every week I do a little poem and I share it on the radio. A little witty ditty inspired by something that has caught my eye or captured my imagination during the week. This podcast is a collection of those poems; an audiological anthology born out of my favourite part of my weekly radio show. If you enjoy these poems then try the live shows; Friday afternoons from 1-3pm and Saturday nights from 10pm-midnight on Phoenix FM. You can tune in from anywhere in the world online atwww.phoenixfm.com.
This week's poem is based on a true story and one formerly featured in The Darwin Awards. It tells the horrifying yet hilarious tale of a farmer's wife who came to an abrupt end at the mercy of her own animals on a farm in Durham.
In the first of a new reincarnation of this podcast we kick off The Poetry Podcast, an audiological anthology of my poems featuring a weekly "witty ditty". This week I've penned a poem inspired by the true story of a man who waged war on a fly with devastating consequences.
This fortnight’s highlights include some hilarious contributions from the brilliant Michelle Ward and cover all the important (and not important) topics including polar bears, baby Boris, “going viral” & international women’s day plus a poem about going gluten free.
Skating legend, Tony Hawk, kick flipped out of nowhere asking for some textual deviation - so we set our listeners on the case and before long, he was inundated with bizarre questions, butt dials and everybody replying "who dis?" to his every text. I wrote a poem about the unnamed guardian of Wilson’s Corner, unknown legend - “Wilson” and I may have mentioned Brexit a few times. Then we “sympathised” with Lady Gaga’s tumble off a Las Vegas stage, shared our surprising injuries without a cool backstory (I dislocated my shoulder making a cheese toastie) and we found out all the reasons why Primark’s new tea towel drew a less than accurate picture of London.
To celebrate National Poetry Day, we got creative with the links and I tasked our listeners with sending in some poems. Val's "New Neighbours" was an instant hit and I also pulled out one of my very own creations "Just Another Train".