The Boring Talks
By BBC Radio
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Behind every boring subject is another layer of boringness you could have never imagined. Presenter: James Ward Updated: Weekly
||CleanBoring Talks #33 - Change||Can British coins be better? Adam Townsend has the fix.||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #32 - Roads That Don't Exist||Chris Marshall loves roads... even those that don't actually exist.||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #31 - Happy New Year||James Ward says 'Happy New Year', and that's about it.||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #30 - An Underwhelming Christmas||Ho Ho Ho! Rhodri Marsden explores the disappointing realities of the festive period.||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBoring Talks #29 - Animal Vaginas||Florence Schechter and Emma Parkin examine some curious genitalia from the animal world||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #28 - Asterix Puns||Tracy King shares her love for good puns and the Asterix comic books.||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #27 - Dutch Landscape Paintings||The writer Andrew Male enjoys the dull nature of 17th Century Dutch landscape paintings.||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #26 - Call Centres||Chatbots, squid and 'a smile in your voice'. Louise Ashcroft on Call Centres.||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #25 - Jeremy Bentham's 'Auto-Icon'||Subhadra Das debunks some myths about this 'dead man in a box'.||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #24 - The Taxonomy Of Cornflakes||The artist Anne Griffiths shows us how and why she collects cornflakes.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #23 - NATO Phonetic Alphabet||Could the NATO phonetic alphabet help Charvy Narain order a taxi?||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBoring Talks #22 - Toilet Graffiti||Scott Kelly compares the graffiti left behind in male and female toilets||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #21 - Thank You||James says thank you for listening to series one & plays the best words from the talks.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #20 - Carry On Shakespeare||Samira Ahmed explains just why the Carry On films are better than Shakespeare.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #19 - Ice Cream Vans||Good maths, a strong bladder & no 'brewer's droop'. Ali Coote on life in an Ice Cream Van||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #18 - Kinder Egg Linguistics||Keith Kahn-Harris explores the linguistic pleasure of the Kinder Surprise warning label.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #17 - Gasometers||Sarah O'Carroll explores the magnificence of London's Gasometers.||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #16 - Toilet Roll Serial Numbers||How do you get poetry from toilet rolls? What's 'fogged beef'? Nicholas Tufnell explains.||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #15 - Smell Walks||Kate McLean leads us, nose first, on a smell walk across the world.||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #14 - Name Change||Can you change your name to your existing name? James Michael Ward tried to find out.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #13 - Basalt||Is basalt really the most boring type of rock in the world?||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #12 - British Earthquakes||Rhodri Marsden is underwhelmed by British earthquakes.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #11 - Sneezing||Peter Fletcher tells us what he has learned from counting his sneezes.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #10 - Lampposts||Dr Eleanor Herring wants to know, are you for or against lampposts?||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #09 - Sounding Gestalts||How do you make music from a Gentleman's cravat? Laurence Jordan will explain.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #08 - Danish Public Information Films||Dr Claire Thomson celebrates the golden age of Danish Public Information Films.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #07 - Green Belt Land||The writer John Grindrod takes us for a stroll through our unknown Green belts.||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBoring Talks #06 - The Argos Catalogue||Louise Ashcroft takes us inside the mysterious portal that is the Argos catalogue.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #05 - Model Villages||The broadcaster Tim Dunn celebrates the 'little works of art' that are model villages.||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #04 - Wooden Pallets||Liam Shaw delves deep in to the 'single most important object in the global economy'.||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #03 - Yellow Lines||Andrew Male takes a personal look at the history of yellow line road markings.||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #02 - Book Pricing Algorithms||A book for $1.7 million? To a computer, it made sense. Sort of. Tracy King explains.||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #01 - The End Of The World||What is the specific date of Armageddon according to Douglas Adams? Steve Cross finds out||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoring Talks #00||Behind every boring subject is another layer of boringness you could have never imagined.||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Self Effacing Obsessive Storytellers
The title of the show is a little misleading. I think that the people's stories on the podcast are fascinating and they are very often from a passionate obsessives but the subject of their interest is unusual or mundane from the outside.
My favorite book is John McPhee's "Oranges" so I was all over this show like cheese on toast.
Ice Cream Vans, Smell Walks and Basalt are my personal favorites.
Not boring at all. Usually.
Expertly put together show in which a different person each week talks about their offbeat interests, and reveal that most are more than meets the eye.
I cannot stop listening to these alleged uninteresting talks. Please stop recording them.