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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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Dec 24, 2020

Stories this week include:

  • Poundland unveils bold new customer humiliation strategy. 
  • Fiber optic broadband network bested by elderly Welsh couple.
  • Naked game show filmed in East London hotel room unlikely to air.
  • Father 'mistakenly' orders massive inflatable Grinch to lord it over the rest of us.

Wishing everyone a...

Dec 15, 2020

Stories this week include:

  • Alleged restaurateur still denies running Japanese restaurant.
  • Husband finally embarks on dream walking holiday.
  • Man finds soulmate in nightclub bin.
  • Suspected car thief find himself in world of sh*t.

We explore the tears of Matt Hancock...



Dec 1, 2020

Stories this week include:

  • Monster robot wolves unleashed on unsuspecting Japanese town.
  • Tiger King appeals for clemency from Donald of Orange.
  • Jet pilots create ballsy display of solidarity.
  • Hairdresser's interpretation of Magna Carta falls at first hurdle.

Rob gets a delivery...


Nov 18, 2020

Stories this week include:

  • New app allows users to watch Matt Hancock regret life choices in real time.
  • Exotic dancing bear terminated aboard nuclear submarine.
  • Disgusted holidaymaker leaves Pontins with sticky surprise.
  • Magic lamp conmen disappear in puff of smoke.

Alex sets Rob a challenge...


Nov 2, 2020

Stories this week include:

  • Van Damme slams chihuahua sham(bles).
  • Self-proclaimed captive educated on the concept of hotels.
  • Questionable snacks discovered in remote log cabin.
  • Chinese authorities crack down on citizens 'making it rain'.

We discuss the upcoming re-release of the much-loved children's cartoon Escaped...