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The Skewer Podcast

English, Comedy, 1 season, 94 episodes, 1 day, 1 hour, 20 minutes
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From the mind of Jon Holmes comes topical satire like you've never heard it before. A platform for brand new talent in a dizzying, dazzling satirical river of sound.
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The Skewer: The 2024 Election

Fresh from a BAFTA nomination, the multi-award winning The Skewer burrows its way into the 2024 General Election, rounding it all up like a satirical sheepdog and cutting through all the noise. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
7/11/202428 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 8

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - Spirit of Dark Thames Water, the Cruci-Hate Crime-Bill, and if you want blood, we've got it. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
4/3/202414 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 7

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This episode - We're Going On A Bear-emy Hunt, Peppa Pig Goes To Gaza, and fun with flags. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/27/202414 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 6

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Gove-O-Cop, Foghorn Rishi-horn, and Strange Women Lying In Ponds. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning, Bafta nominated The Skewer. Headphones on.Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/20/202414 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 5

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Slide to the Right, Cars-tian Horner, and That Photo of Kate. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/14/202414 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 4

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. Headphones recommended. This week - The Budget Tale of Mr Jeremy, The Cat in the Hat Returns, and Rishi Sunak Speaks to The Nation. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/6/202414 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 3

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Lee Anderson falls into The Matrix, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle gets sent to Slough House (Slow Hoyleses?), Liz Truss the Doomslayer, and None of the Above.Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/28/202415 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 2

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.This week - Monty Putin’s Flying Russians, Another Policy Bites The Dust, and Drake vs Prince Harry. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/21/202414 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 1

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.This week: Blake's 7 help the Sub-Postmasters, The Asylum Seeker of Dibley, Rebel Without A Policy, and a nod to Steve Wright. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/14/202414 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 8

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week: Oily Fools and Horses, Cleverly's Sh*thole, Where The Vilders things Are, and King Charles sees dead people (and takes their money). Creator / Producer: Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4
11/30/202315 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 7

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.This week - Napoleon Braverman, the Time Team help the Israeli Defence Force dig for tunnels, and the BBC Autumnwatch team set up their cameras for Jeremy Hunt's statement.Creator / Producer: Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4
11/22/202314 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 6

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week - Nadine vs The Evil Dead, It’s Always Sunny in Philadeph-kier, and The Return of David Cameron. Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
11/16/202314 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 5

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week - the HamM&S Christmas advert, Matt Hancock: Infinity War, and Ray Mears goes camping with Suella Braverman. Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4 The Skewer was twisted by: Jon Holmes Katie Sayer Darren Phillips Phil Lindsey David Riffkin Cooper Mawhinny Sweryt Dave Wol and Tony Churnside With additional material by: Ali Panting Anna Martin Helen Brooks Alice Gregg Mike Battle Adrian Fisk Kevin Smith John Weston Beechar & Pullar Arfie Mansfield David Kidder John Upton Duncan Ladkin
11/9/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 4

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes' comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week - The Ghost of Cummings Past, high level Governmental swearing, and God meets Guns. Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
11/2/202314 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 3

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week - 'Umble Starmer, Planet Earth III presents All Out War, and The Fall of The House of Sunak.' The Skewer: Three Twisted Years, a brand new TV version of The Skewer looking back over the last three years is now available on BBC iPlayer. Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
10/26/202315 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 2

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - An Arse on a Plate, Corbyn Neutral, and Peter Bone-y M. Created and produced by Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
10/19/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 1

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes' comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week - Labour Possessed, Oh Mr Sunak, and The Lorax fails to save a tree. Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
10/12/202314 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 8

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week: This week: Fawlty Migrants, You've Been Droned, and Horror of Mogg. Created and produced by Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
8/10/202314 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 7

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - Bad Blood, Trump's Troubles, and Jordan Henderson of Arabia. Created and produced by Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
8/3/202314 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 6

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - Hot Greece, Making Banking Plans For Nigel, and Oppenheimer meets Ed Davey's cardboard cannon. Created and produced by Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
7/27/202314 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 5

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - The Coming of Cerberus, The Racist Adventures of Portland Bill, and The Spirit of Local Radio. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
7/20/202314 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 4

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - He Who Shall Not Be Named (at the time of writing), George Osbourne's Big Day, Do Ray Me Kier, and Taliban Barbie. Created and produced by Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
7/13/202314 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 3

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes the news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week- Jacob Rees Mogwai, My Sweet KGB Lord, and It's A Wonderful Nige. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds
7/6/202315 minutes, 2 seconds
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S9 E2

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award winning satirical shapes. This week - Apocalypse Nyet, a Succession of sewage, and oh, those Russians... Creator and Producer: Jon Holmes Technicals: Tony Churnside An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
6/29/202314 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 1

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for a brand new series to remix the news into multi award-winning noise shapes. This week: Satan's peerages, submarines, and an Even Flow. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
6/22/202314 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 8

Jon Holmes's award-winning satire twists itself into current affairs. This week - Laughing Gas Policeman, Death Wish Starmer, and Inflation Goes Up To 11. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/30/202315 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 7

Jon Holmes's multi-award winning satire twists itself into current affairs. This week - Boris on trial in A Few Bad Men, Eyes in the Wires, and Robot Culture Wars. Producer; Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/23/202315 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 6

Jon Holmes' award-winning satire twists itself into current affairs. This week - PoliceMen Behaving Badly, Suella Braverman Thinks of a Number with Johnny Ball, and Gary, Gary, Gary. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/16/202315 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 5

Jon Holmes's The Skewer twists itself into current affairs. This week - Refugee Regatta, Rogue Royal Landlords, and the fable of The Frog and the Journalist. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/9/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 4

Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs. This week - Attack of the Missing Tomatoes, the Book of Starmer, and the Tale of Shamima Puddleduck. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/2/202314 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 3

Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs. This week - a dalliance with Dahl, Deal or No Northern Ireland Deal, Andrew Tate Modern, and GI Joe Biden. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/23/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 2

Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs. This week - a Sturgeon leaps, it's Balloondependence Day, and labour leader Mr Cellophane. Produced by Jon Holmes. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/16/202315 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 1

Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs. This week: SAS Rogue Gas Fitters, Liz Truss is in her Happy Valley, and Dominic Raab channels his inner Gripper Stebson from Grange Hill. Produced by Jon Holmes. The Skewer is an unusual production.
2/9/202315 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Skewer: 100 Years of the BBC

Jon Holmes' multi-award-winning The Skewer twists itself into the past, as it sets about dismantling 100 Years of the BBC. The archive is plundered, the BBC's history is revisited, and it's all cut up and smashed about via The Skewer's no-holds-barred and unforgiving approach. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
11/3/202229 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 7

Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning satire. This week - the Rishi Sunak Memory Wipe, Tory Cabinet Swap Shop, and The Cost of Living Witch Farm. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
10/27/202215 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 6

Jon Holmes's multi award-winning satire returns to twist itself into current affairs like a comedy concept album made of news. . This week - Kwarsimodo, Jeremy Swearword, and Liz Truss: A Knives Out Mystery An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
10/20/202215 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 5

Jon Holmes mashes the news into an award winning satirical comedy concept album. This week - Burning Bridges, Call The Striking Midwife, and Dark, Dark Streets. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
10/13/202215 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 4

From Jon Holmes and his crack team of sound-wizards comes a satirical current affairs concept album that twists itself into the news. This week - U Turns, Peaky Tories, and Are You Local Radio? An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
10/6/202214 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 3

Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning Skewer continues to twist itself into current affairs. This week - One Flew Over The Keir-coo's Nest, Dirty Chess, and a defibrillated pound. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
9/29/202214 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 2

Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning satire twists itself into all the media noise surrounding the death of HM the Queen. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
9/22/202222 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 1

The multi award-winning satirical soundscape returns as Jon Holmes and his crack team of sound wizards remix the news into odd, haunting shapes. This week: Liz Truss: She Hulk, Through The Trumphole, and We Are Swearword Swearword. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
9/8/202215 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 8

Jon Holmes remixes news into haunting shapes. This week, 50 Shades of Sue Gray, a greased piglet, and I'd rather have a bowl of Monkeypox. An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
5/26/202215 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 7

Jon Holmes remixes the news into twisted audio shapes. This week: Bears, protocols, horsemen. And The Little Mermaid finds Rebekah Vardy's agent's phone at the bottom of the sea.
5/19/202215 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 6

Jon Holmes remixes the news into the award-winning The Skewer. This week Starmer's Survival, Black Rod enters, Doctor Who vs The Racists, Ambient Spaghetti, and Things Go Backwards. An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
5/12/202215 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 5

Jon Holmes remixes the news with The Skewer. This week, Tractor Porn, The Legend of The Protective Care Home Ring and Dolphins At War. An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
5/5/202214 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 4

Jon Holmes's The Skewer remixes the news into a satirical soundtrack This week - The Terrors of the Earth, Tom Cruise v Alan Titchmarsh, and a questionable pint of Starmerpramen. An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
4/28/202214 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 3

Jon Holmes remixes the news. This week - a bit like Uncle Vernon in Harry Potter, Boris's letterbox is besieged by owls bearing police FPNs, we Escape To The War Torn Country, and ask 'What Is A Woman?' An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
4/21/202215 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 2

Jon Holmes's The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs. This week - Hashtag Partygate, Kicking Against The Pickles, You've Got A Friend In Prince Charles, and Boris is (Steven) Toast (of Westminster). An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
4/14/202215 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 1

Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs. This week - The Skewer: White-warshing, Bob The Qatar Builder, Lad's Army, the musical Westminster Side Story, and what happens when you say Rishi Sunak's name five times into a mirror. An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
4/7/202215 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 7

Jon Holmes remixes the news into a disturbing, satirical, current affairs concept album. This week - The Man Who Wasn't There, The Succession of Boris, and The Matrix: Restrictions. An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
12/16/202114 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 6

Jon Holmes's The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs. This week, a Government dead cat, a partridge in a pear tree, and a par-ty in Number 10. Plus Boris's Christmas (Gas) Lights, and a game of Chinese Tennis. An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
12/9/202114 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 5

Jon Holmes's The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs. This week - Omicron is Coming, and Nadine Dorries is on Mastermind with a specialist subject of 'Nothing'. An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
12/2/202114 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 4

A twisted comedy treat. This week, Adele has a gunfight with Samuel L Jackson, Limp Bizkit tackle food poverty, and a certain cartoon pig is very rude to the Prime Minister.
11/25/202115 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 3

Your new news fix. Jon Holmes's The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs.
11/18/202114 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 2

Your new news fix. Jon Holmes's The Skewer returns to twist itself into current affairs.
11/11/202114 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 1

Fresh from winning in three categories at the 2021 New York Festival Awards, Jon Holmes returns with his multi-award winning satirical soundscape The Skewer, as it twists itself into the news like a concept album of current affairs. It's your new news fix. "Its sharpness left me slack-jawed." The Times "A surreal flow of snippets - news and views, music and memories - melded into a huge orchestral piece of compelling originality. THE SKEWER is satire at its cleverest, both biting and beautiful. If you could listen to a Francis Bacon painting, this is what it would sound like.” “A unique celebration of diversity in terms of views, contributors, and attitude. The Skewer is a masterpiece that gives voice to the unheard”. AWARDS The Skewer wins in 3 categories at the 2021 New York Festival Awards: Comedy, Sound Art, and Innovation. The Skewer wins Gold (Best Radio Podcast) at the 2021 British Podcast Awards The Skewer wins Gold (Best Comedy Producer) at the 2021 Audio Production Awards The Skewer wins Gold (Best Comedy) and Silver (Best New Show) at the 2021 Radio Academy Awards, the #UKArias The Skewer wins Gold for Best Comedy at the 2021 BBC Audio & Drama Awards The Skewer wins Gold at the New York Radio Festival in 2020. The Skewer wins Silver at the 2020 Podcast Awards. The Skewer wins Bronze (Best Sound Design) at the 2020 Audio Production Awards The Skewer is nominated for a 2020 Chortle Award ('Radio Comedy') The Skewer pilot (BBC Radio 4 - April 2019) won the 'Best Comedy Producer' Silver award at the 2019 Audio Production Awards. The Halloween Skewer (BBC Radio 4 - October 2019) is nominated in two categories at the 2020 BBC Audio Drama Awards: 'Best Comedy' and 'Best Use of Sound'.
11/4/202114 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 8

Jon Holmes's multi-award winning The Skewer twists itself into - and remixes - the news. This week, Suicide Squad Freedom Day and Deadpool reads a CBeebies bedtime story. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy) Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show) Gold Winner British Podcast Awards 2021 Gold Winner BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold Winner 2020 New York Festival Gold Winner 2020Audio Production Awards British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee Chortle Awards Nominee 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
7/22/202114 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 7

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - Boris The Gambler, and England’s footballers meet Thanos. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy) Gold Winner 2021 The British Podcast Awards (Best Radio Podcast) Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee New York Festival Gold Winner 2020 Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee Chortle Awards Nominee 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
7/15/202114 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 6

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed into a satirical river of sound. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - Freedom Day, Wacky Space Races, and William and Harry take on The Krays. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy) Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee New York Festival Gold Winner 2020 Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee Chortle Awards Nominee 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
7/8/202115 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 5

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - Hancock’s Half Hour, Fatal Matt-action, and The Death of Stalin – sorry – Starmer. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy) Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee New York Festival Gold Winner 2020 Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee Chortle Awards Nominee 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
7/1/202114 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 4

The news - twisted and remixed. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - Five Go Racially Abusing, and A Beef With UK Farmers The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy) Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee New York Festival Gold Winner 2020 Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee Chortle Awards Nominee 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
6/24/202114 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 3

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week: the G7 meets Se7en, Alan Partridge joins GB News, and The Sweeney interview Matt Hancock. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy) Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee New York Festival Gold Winner 2020 Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee Chortle Awards Nominee 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
6/17/202115 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 2

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - a footballer’s BLM knees up, no-one likes traffic lights, and In Liz We (Don’t) Truss. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy) Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee New York Festival Gold Winner 2020 Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee Chortle Awards Nominee 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
6/10/202114 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 1

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - Martin Bashir interviews Prince Andrew, a Tory Friends Reunion, and Dominic Cummings’ dragon burns it all to the ground. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy) Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee New York Festival Gold Winner 2020 Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee Chortle Awards Nominee 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
6/3/202115 minutes
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Episode 12

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - a stuck ship, a losing labour leader and a roadmap to nowhere. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Best Comedy Finalist BBC Radio and Music Awards 2021 Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
4/1/202114 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 11

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week, The Line of Duty coppers investigate vaccine corruption, "is it safe?", and waving the flag for flags. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 Finalist (winners yet to be announced) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/25/202115 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 10

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on. This week: a vaccine steeplechase, the ubiquitous Amol Rajan, and (se)men on the moon. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 Finalist (winners yet to be announced) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/17/202115 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 9

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week, Oprah gets some surprising answers from Meghan, teachers going back to school post-Lockdown train for Call of Duty: Schoolzone, and Matt Hancock gets M*A*S*H-ed. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 Finalist (winners yet to be announced) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/11/202114 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 8

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week: There's a bomb on James Corden and Prince Harry's bus, the budget goes ambient, and Nigel Farage calls Frasier's radio station. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 Finalist (winners yet to be announced) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
3/4/202114 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 7

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week: Perseverance examines Boris's roadmap, Gordon Ramsey swears at Rishi Sunak, and Bagpuss is dead (Spoiler). The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 Finalist (winners yet to be announced) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/25/202115 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 6

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week: We’re Not Going On a Summer Holiday, and Foghorn Leghorn and Bugs Bunny take on vaccine distribution, The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 Finalist (winners yet to be announced) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/18/202114 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 5

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on. This week Jackie Weaver takes charge of the Handsforth Parish Jedi Council Meeting, Fawlty Towers welcomes quarantining guests, and Keir Starmer tells an ill-advised joke. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 Finalist (winners yet to be announced) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/11/202114 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 4

Jon Holmes's award-winning satirical river of sound returns to twist itself into the news.
2/4/202114 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 3

Jon Holmes's award winning satirical river of sound returns to twist itself into the news.
1/28/202114 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 2

Jon Holmes's award winning satirical river of sound returns to twist itself into the news.
1/21/202115 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 1

Jon Holmes's multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical river of sound returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 Nominations (winners yet to be announced) BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2020 BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
1/14/202115 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 6

Jon Holmes's extraordinary Skewer returns to twist itself into these extraordinary times.
10/23/202028 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 5

Jon Holmes's extraordinary Skewer returns to twist itself into these extraordinary times.
10/16/202028 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 4

Jon Holmes's extraordinary Skewer returns to twist itself into these extraordinary times.
10/9/202028 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 3

Jon Holmes's extraordinary Skewer returns to twist itself into these extraordinary times.
10/2/202028 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 2

Jon Holmes's extraordinary Skewer returns to twist itself into these extraordinary times.
9/25/202028 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 1

Jon Holmes returns with the 'dizzying, dazzling' satirical river of sound. Topical satire like you've never heard before. The Skewer dances with the newsscape to unsettle and intoxicate. Series 1 won a Gold Award at the New York Festival, a British Podcast Award and a comedy award at the Audio Production Awards. Creator Jon Holmes combines award winning audio production and sound design with brand new audio talent to produce something quite unlike anything else. The show has an open door policy - anyone can contribute. The extraordinary Skewer is back to twist itself into these extraordinary times. Reviews of The Skewer's first series: 'An immersive, otherworldly river of sound. A freeform assault on the senses constituting a ludic yet deeply haunting collection of juicy quotes and well-placed soundbites from recent global bulletins, juxtaposed to form an eerily beautiful, discombobulating mosaic of political spin.' 'Holmes takes the newsscape as his playground, juggling countless noises and titbits from topical Brexit coverage to create a jarring, unsettling work specifically designed to be experienced immersively via headphones. A mind-boggling collage of extracts, interviews, and fragments of speech, it satirically defamiliarised the (all too) familiar, critiquing the Machiavellian nature of yah-boo politics.' ‘Cleverest thing on radio by at least 8 distances’. ‘The boldest thing I’ve heard on BBC Radio in years. A masterful piece of radio. Brilliant.’ ‘An audio rollercoaster. Magnificent. Give this all of the awards.’ ‘Mind-bogglingly brilliant and distressing. Intelligent, catchy and powerful.’ ‘I’d be quite happy to stop listening to the news and just listen to The Skewer.’ ‘Wonderful. It’s been a while since something was this engaging and listenable from start to finish.’ ‘Simply brilliant. Please listen to it. It’s the most incredible satire of current affairs I’ve ever heard.’ ‘Nightmarish. But – oh my God - in a good way.’ ‘Audio news drugs to medicate the strange world we live in.’ ‘There is just nothing like this out there. Brilliant songs, cutting edge satire. Compelling and you have to listen more than once. Evocative. Intoxicating. Incredibly original. Listen and listen again – you always hear something new.’ An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
9/18/202028 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 6, Podcast Part 2

Episode 6, Podcast Part 2 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/17/202014 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 6, Podcast Part 1

Episode 6, Podcast Part 1 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/17/202015 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 5, Podcast Part 2

Episode 5, Podcast Part 2 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/10/202014 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 5, Podcast Part 1

Episode 5, Podcast Part 1 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/10/202015 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 4, Podcast Part 2

Episode 4, Podcast Part 2 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/4/202013 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 4, Podcast Part 1

Episode 4, Podcast Part 1 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
2/4/202015 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 3, Podcast Part 2

Part 2 of Episode 3 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
1/28/202013 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 3, Podcast Part 1

Part 1 of Episode 3 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
1/28/202016 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 2, Podcast Part 2

A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
1/22/202014 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 2, Podcast Part 1

Episode 2, Podcast Part 1 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
1/22/202015 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 1, Podcast Part 2

Episode 1, Podcast Part 2 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
1/16/202013 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 1, Podcast Part 1

Episode 1, Podcast Part 1 A satirical river of sound and a platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you’ve never heard it before. A new open-door comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don’t write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound. Following an award-winning pilot and an award nominated Halloween Brexit special, the "disorentating, dizzying, dazzling" Skewer returns for a full series. "A freeform assault on the senses.. deeply haunting..an eerily beautiful discombobulating mosaic of spin" - comedy.co.uk Creator and producer Jon Holmes curates contributions from brand new and diverse talent in a show where the experience is enhanced through headphones, attaching the listener to a late night drip of current events as they melt into the brain, evoking a feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch. Sketch-writing has long been the way into radio comedy but, for the new generation of satirists who don’t put pen to paper and instead beaver away on laptops using self-taught skills to toy with the news-scape, The Skewer's guerrilla approach to satire is their new playground. “If ever there was an audio version of Coldwar Steve, it might well be this! Incredible.” “Cassette Boy meets Blue Jam. Superb.” “A whole new genre of radio comedy programme invented right there. Clever, funny and scary all at the same time.” “Weirdly, hypnotically funny. More please.” “Pushes the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths. The world needs exactly this kind of creative commentary right now. Looking forward to more.” “With this new show, Jon Holmes asserts his place as king of outsider radio art. Its woozy, punch drunk style operates as a perfect satire of our times. Headphones on and fall down it’s K-hole, friends. Exceptional stuff.” Rufus Hound Producer: Jon Holmes An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
1/16/202015 minutes, 41 seconds