Sarah and I discovered the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast this weekend. Basically the host’s father (under the pen name “Rocky Flintstone”), wrote and self published a porno. And for a “porno” its pretty chaste. In the podcast, the host reads a chapter out loud while his two friends comment on it. It’s funny. The kind of funny where you find yourself crying. I won’t be listening to this podcast on the subway, because if I do, I’ll be wheeze-laughing and crying on the subway, and since no one will know what I’m listening to, they’ll think I’m crazy. But we’ll be listening to it at home, where we can laugh-cry through each episode.
Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened – but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he’s decided to read it to the world in this brand new comedy podcast. With the help of his friends, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Jamie will be reading a chapter a week and discovering more about his father than he ever bargained for.