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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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Nov 30, 2021

Stories this week include:

  • Investigative journalism hits new low in Exeter.
  • Big Bird unmasked as puppet of the state.
  • Hired tank crashes into war memorial during Remembrance Sunday.
  • Baffled resident spots moon-shaped UFO.

We launch our new feature 'Rob's Underground Movements'...

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Nov 12, 2021

Stories this week include:

  • President Joe Biden caught on camera by large naked Scottish man.
  • Fan collecting single chip from every Wetherspoons pub in UK.
  • Former socialite finds prison conditions challenging.
  • Bakery forced to close over illegal sprinkles.

We address the penguin in the room...

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Oct 31, 2021

Stories this week include:

  • Latest YouGov survey finds 3% of Americans are attention-seeking liars.
  • Woman who breastfeeds boyfriend during foreplay states 'it's not weird'.
  • Driver stopped by police for hold instrument with both hands.
  • Draconian school dress code finally updated to allow for Satanists. 

We read some...

Oct 15, 2021

Stories this week include:

  • Screenplay for 'Mutiny on the 14.19 to London Paddington' fails to secure backers.
  • Clown shortage in Northern Ireland no laughing matter.
  • Family spends delightful break in the picturesque London Borough of Hillingdon.
  • Vigilante unleashes one man war against the grey peril.

Alex starts to...

Oct 6, 2021

Stories this week include:

  • Journalist Phil McCann fails to heed own advice.
  • Police have plenty to go on after arresting toilet-tossing vandal in possession of second offending item.
  • Horse f*cker escapes prison for an hour.
  • Rumours of poison snakes at train station sparks litany of bad 'Snake on a Plane' memes.