Jake Yapp's Unwinding on BBC Radio 4 Extra
60 Hours of Live Radio Experiments
Every weeknight in January 2023 I co-produced and co-presented a three hour live entertainment show hosted by Jake Yapp. Each night had a different, brilliant, co-host, and was packed full of games, archive comedy, interviews and chat. I was on air every night as Audience Interaction Wrangler reading out emails and WhatsApp messages from our lovely, loyal listeners. I learned a huge amount being a producer/presenter on those 20 shows and it was an absolute privilege to be a part of this intense month of live radio.
Our magnificent co-presenters were Susie Blake, Briony May Williams, Thanyia Moore, Jessica Fostekew, Isy Suttie, Sara Barron, Sunil Patel, Ruth Bratt, Maddie Moate, Samira Ahmed, Scott Bryan, Amy Gledhill, Hayley Campbell, Gemma Cairney, Tom Price, Celya AB, Jon Holmes, Laura Lexx, Esyllt Sears, and ACTUAL Toyah Willcox. Plus live music from Kirsty Newton and Harry the Piano.
Interview guests included Poppy & Rubina, Toussaint Douglass, Mike Wozniak, Rosie Holt, Cleo Rocos, Maisie Adam, the cast of Operation Mincemeat, Charlie Baker, Lloyd Griffith, Martine Croxall, Tom Sandars and ACTUAL MUPPETEER Louise Gold.
Five years after And We Are Live, we finally got to do a run of live shows on BBC Radio 4 Extra.