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Local Anaesthetic Podcast (LAPodcast)

The most trusted name in local news: Local Anaesthetic is a podcast exploring strange and funny local stories from across the UK (and occasionally the world...) including listener submitted contributions.
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Sep 17, 2021

Stories this week include:

  • The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster goes to a disco.
  • Scientists discover hotdogs unhealthy.
  • Child freed from pressure cooker hat.
  • Silent messianic figure appears to traffic in Swansea.

The purple rod goes missing...

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Sep 3, 2021

Stories this week include:

  • Snail mail takes on new meaning.
  • Storming of Edinburgh Castle ends abruptly after outbreak of stupidity.
  • Woman misses out on luxurious free electricity after leaving Pontins in tears.
  • Norwich City Council appears to endorse illicit Japanese restaurant.

Alex threatens to record new...

Sep 1, 2021

Local Anaesthetic Podcast (otherwise known as LAPodcast) has been running since 2012, covering weird, strange and funny local news stories from around the world, including listener submitted contributions.


For the first time we are offering listeners the chance to show their support and receive exclusive...

Aug 20, 2021

Stories this week include:

  • Criminal takes calligraphy course after failed bank robbery.
  • Police stamp out nuisance calls from foot fetishist.
  • Mother gives daughter a birthday party to remember.
  • Man finds love at the traffic lights.

Bigfoot in a tutu, I know, I know, it's serious...


Aug 6, 2021

Stories this week include:

  • Iceberg threatens to sink Titanic attraction.
  • London library shocked by outrage at new literacy-promoting character 'Rainbow Dildo Butt Monkey'.
  • Elderly woman freed from rabbit hutch.
  • Man shoots fridge following feud with fictitious basement dwellers.

Alex's grubby publications make a...