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Local Anaesthetic Podcast (LAPodcast)

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

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Jun 29, 2019

No headlines this week, so here's a lovely poem (courtesy of the Liverpool Echo's comment section):

'Bottle of Robinsons made up juice, 

Spam sarnies on Sunblest bread,

Golden Wonder, 

Waggon Wheels, 

Coach going to Blackpool lights and no stabbings. 

Good days.' 



Jun 21, 2019

Stories this week include:

  • Campanology competition ends in right old ding-dong.
  • Customer becomes enraged after restaurant refuses iguana as method of payment.
  • Infantilised raven makes bid for freedom.
  • Gym goer discovers mysterious shampoo-like substance on towel.

We discuss the delights of a glazed ring...


Jun 14, 2019

Stories this week include:

  • Remorseful thief writes to farmer to say strawberry sorry for fruit theft.
  • Nation celebrates the lesbian pugs of Weston-super-Mare. 
  • Police helpfully try to reunited lost bag of class A drugs with owner.
  • Airline tells passengers to fly first class if they want to avoid dried vomit on...

Jun 7, 2019

Stories this week include:

  • Somerset man finally offloads the ol' war machine.
  • Butcher banishes balls at vegan activist.
  • Woodpeckers suspected of spying on nudists.
  • Festive ornament causes bomb scare.

We discuss the mental capacity of a stick insect...