WS podcast sideffect, was Re: Grenfell Tower podcasts

Roger Wilkins admin at
Tue Mar 26 07:19:14 PDT 2019

Completely agree Mark. The kid intoning "BBC Sounds, music, radio, 
podcasts" at the start of last week's In Our Time, and then the blast of 
electric guitar and drums assaulting one's ears at the end (music under 
some internal advert for another podcast purporting to distinguish 
"what's fact and what's fad when it comes to wonder products") before 
it's possible to dive for the stop button, are intensely irritating. It 
would be nice to be able to ponder the thoughts of Melvyn's guests in 
silence without the tacked-on aural attack.


On 26/03/19 07:29, Mark Carroll wrote:
> For me the annoying top-and-tail stuff that's appeared, sometime since
> BBC Sounds, has been that the only version of a radio show that
> get_iplayer can see is now one where at the start and end there are
> extra things telling us how wonderful BBC Sounds is or has some earnest
> fellow thinking that we might like to listen to his BBC podcast too or
> whatever. As I usually listen to just the same few shows and they tend
> to add the same few things in the top-and-tail stuff it rapidly gets
> tiresome. It's all been within-BBC but it's no less annoying for that
> when it's now on every single one.
> -- Mark
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