Absolute Radio host Frank Skinner to present poetry podcast

Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast is set to launch following the success of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio.

The new podcast will bring the comic’s wry observations and relatable wit as he explores his favourite poetic pieces. Reading extracts and analysing works, Frank will share and dissect the best verses of familiar and lesser-known poets in weekly segments.

Speaking about the podcast Frank Skinner said: “I plan to talk about poems the way I talk about football. I’m passionate about both and believe there is a real space for something that brings listeners on board a literary journey stepping stone to stepping stone, never stranded behind.

“I’ll be like that guy who sits at an adjoining table in the bar at Euston Station, leaning across to tell you something amazing before leaving to get his train. It will be direct, urgent, personal, funny and passionate with me holding the listener’s forearm until I’ve said my piece.

“I will be like the Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, stopping the passing wedding guest, telling his arresting tale, of albatross slaughter and HR unrest, and then disappearing into the night.”

‘Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast’ will be available from 20 April 20. You’ll be able to listen and download on Planet Radio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and all mainstream podcast providers.

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