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The Most Successful UK Podcasts Ever

The UK podcasting scene has experienced tremendous growth over the years, with numerous shows achieving great success. Here are some of the UK's highly influential and popular podcasts of all time:

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The Ricky Gervais Show

Hosted by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington, this podcast gained widespread popularity in the mid-2000s.

It started as a radio show and later transitioned into a podcast, featuring humorous conversations, musings, and anecdotes.

No Such Thing as a Fish

This award-winning podcast, created by the QI offices, features the show's researchers discussing and sharing fascinating, lesser-known facts. It has gained a massive following for its informative and entertaining content.

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Although produced by This American Life, "Serial" had a significant impact on the UK podcasting landscape.

This investigative journalism series hosted by Sarah Koenig captivated audiences with its compelling storytelling and in-depth exploration of true crime cases.

The Adam Buxton Podcast

Hosted by British comedian and actor Adam Buxton, this podcast features interviews with a wide range of guests from the world of entertainment, including musicians, filmmakers, and fellow comedians. It's known for its conversational and relaxed style.

My Dad Wrote A Porno

Jamie Morton, along with his friends James Cooper and Alice Levine, reads and humorously critiques his father's self-published erotic novel chapter by chapter. This unique concept gained a massive following and turned into a comedic sensation.

The Guilty Feminist

Created and hosted by comedian Deborah Frances-White, this podcast explores the contradictions and challenges of being a modern feminist. It features a mix of comedic discussions, interviews, and thought-provoking conversations on various topics related to gender and equality.

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Simon Mayo and film critic Mark Kermode host this popular podcast, which features film reviews, interviews with actors and directors, and listener interactions. It has become a go-to resource for movie enthusiasts, known for its witty banter and insightful analysis.

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The High Low Podcast

Hosted by journalists Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton, this podcast delves into current affairs, pop culture, and societal trends. It offers a blend of intelligent discussions, book recommendations, and cultural insights, resonating with a wide audience.

The podcast landscape is constantly evolving, and new shows emerge regularly. The success and popularity of podcasts can vary depending on factors such as the genre, target audience, and cultural zeitgeist. Nonetheless, these podcasts have made a significant impact on the UK podcasting scene and have amassed a large and dedicated following over time.

Yorkshire Podcast Studios

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We’ll do our best to make your podcast, audiobook, voice-over or live-stream vodcast the VERY best. We look forward to seeing you (for a brew and a chat) at Yorkshire Podcast Studios soon.

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