Welcome to the Retro feature of Podcast month – this is when we will be delving into the locker of shows that are now defunct and look back at some of the hilarious episodes they created and made their listeners laugh out loud. The first show was created specifically as a podcast and was presented by a comedian who was a regular on Josh Widdicombes podcast, and also is the co-writer on the television show Josh, Tom Craine.
The Tom Craine Story Show was a weekly released podcast with Tom Craine and he would have two or three guests talking about a different topic with stories about what has happened in their own lives regarding the subject.
With this podcast every episode you are welcomed by a cheery Tom, sometimes stumbling over his words, but not in a bad way in a great way as you can tell that he is excited about the guests, the show and the stories up ahead. The only thing if I had to criticise the show I would say is that I personally feel it Is not long enough. They are about 20 minutes each which is great if you want a short little comedic blast in the morning but I feel as soon as you’re really getting into it, it unfortunately ends.
What episodes do you recommend?
Now like I said already, the great thing about this podcast you can listen to it in any order so here are a few I recommend highly
Mates – guest starring Alex Brooker and Tiernan Douieb : This episode, Alex Brookers story is so funny that I was listening to this on a crowded train in London and burst out laughing so loud I got some very weird looks. Usually I can keep my laughter in or be able to silently laugh to myself but the story was so unexpected I sort of just burst. If you want a similar experience to that then you must listen to this episode
Pride – guest starring Tom Allen and James Acaster: if you have listened to Scrapes on Josh Widdicombes show you will know that James Acaster stories are not to be missed.
Work – guest starring Ivo Graham, Fin Taylor and Josh Widdicombe: All of the stories on this podcast as very funny to listen especially Fin Taylors and listening to the stories about Toms choir boy past
Health – guest starring Felicity Ward and Ed Gamble: Felicity Ed and Tom are all on top form and any story about health is always going to be a funny one
The podcasts are currently on hiatus due to Tom writing the television show Josh however there is no news as to whether the show will be returning to our ears.