Helen and Olly on the radio

Because we’re not exclusive to Answer Me This!, you know.

This year we’ve made a two-part documentary, Podcasting: The First Ten Years, for BBC Radio 4. In the show we meet some of our favourite podcasters from around the world, including Marc Maron, Richard Herring, The Bugle, Roman Mars and Welcome To Night Vale, as well as Ben Hammersley, the man who coined the word ‘podcasting’ in 2004.

Although, ironically, the BBC decided not to make a podcast of this show celebrating the world of podcasting, they have left it up on iPlayer to be listened to FOREVER. You can hear the shows here.

Olly presents Olly Mann Through The Night, London’s most popular overnight radio show, each weeknight from 1am on LBC. You can listen on DAB nationwide, 97.3FM in London, and worldwide via the LBC website and app. There is also a podcast service where you can download all of Olly’s shows after broadcast.

Helen also appears on the station regularly as a guest on Ian Collins’ roundtable panel on Friday nights.

Helen reviews the latest internet news every week on Saturday Edition with Chris Warburton, which you can download in the form of the Let’s Talk About Tech podcast.

In 2009, we became the UK’s first podcasters to be given a national radio show, when 5 Live commissioned Web 2009 with Helen and Olly, a look back over the year online (clips here and here). Several further specials followed, in which we got to interview awesome people like Jon Ronson and David Schneider, and in 2012’s Helen and Olly’s Required Listening we spoke to some of our favourite podcasters from around the world – clip here.

In 2011, we hosted a special edition of RadioTalk, the Radio Academy podcast, with guests including Luke Moore of The Football Ramble, Adam & Joe producer James Stirling and Collings & Herrin‘s Andrew Collins. You can hear that programme here.

We’ve also been guests on some brilliant podcasts over the years. If you like podcasts featuring podcasters talking about podcasting, check these out:
The Radio Academy presents: Podcasting, 10 Years On. Helen hosts a panel of Olly, Pete Donaldson from The Football Ramble and Producer Chris from The Bugle, recorded live at the Apple Store, London. June 2014.
Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. March 2014.
Little Atoms. Feb 2013.
Getting Better Acquainted. July 2012.
Ian Collins Wants A Word. March 2012.
The Dave Weekly. October 2011.
BBC College of Production. March 2011.
Pick Of The Pods. March 2011.
Media Talk from The Guardian. November 2010.
Shift Run Stop. November 2009.

• From 2009-2013 we were technology and internet correspondents for Steve Wright in the Afternoon, guiding Steve and the team through the latest gadgets, apps, and web news. Clips here, here and here.

Helen and Olly have also appeared on shows including Woman’s Hour (Radio 4), Lauren Laverne (6 Music), Richard Bacon (5 Live), Nemone (6 Music), Charlie Brooker’s So Wrong It’s Right (Radio 4), Stephen Nolan (5 Live), Simon Mayo (Radio 2), The Jon Richardson Show (6 Music), The LBC Book Club with Iain Dale, the Radio Review of the Year (5 Live) and comedy podcast Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown.

Helen and Olly each appear regularly on MacAulay and Co on BBC Radio Scotland, running through the Five Things We Didn’t Know Last Week on Fridays, and also submitting themselves to daily challenges on their special coverage of the Olympics in July 2012.

If you’d like to invite Helen and/or Olly on to your TV or radio show, please don’t be shy about emailing us.


4 Responses to “Helen and Olly on the radio”

  1. H Says:

    Looking forward to the 11am “Podcasting: The First 10 Years” show on BBC Radio 4 on 4th and 9th April 2014. Catch it on the Radio, Digital, TV and Online.

  2. Tony Trainor Says:

    Loved the web reviews on Sky News today, Wednesday March 4… proof that when you’re blogging, content (and preferably other people’s) is king when you’re establishing a little empire on the internet. Also congratulations to AMT for proving that even the default theme at WordPress.com can be a style icon when it’s backed up by good content! All power to your two fingers… I’m off to enrol for my Beatles degree.

  3. Gareth unwell Says:

    Or not

  4. Gareth from Glasgow Says:

    Can’t wait to see you doing the paper review on the 20th October!

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