Monday, April 17, 2017

LA Podcast 207: The 'Pets Before Profits' Annual Funeral Pyre and Barbecue

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.

Listeners can submit stories via FacebookTwitter or e-mail: lapodcast.net@gmail.com

Stories this week include: 


  • Nationwide chain store to stop stuffing rabbits into chocolate eggs for Easter. 
  • Chelmsford in uproar following Burger King prank. 
  • Pensioner claims full grown gorilla will fit in a Vauxhall Cavalier. 
  • North Korea vows retaliation against local paper after Pyongyang compared to Skegness.   

Also revealed: We take time to reflect on the sacrifice made by chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch... 

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Sunday, April 02, 2017

LA Podcast 206: A Godless, Cheap and Nasty World Where Yobs Seemingly Won't Take Responsibility for Their Own Bowel Movements

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.

Listeners can submit stories via FacebookTwitter or e-mail: lapodcast.net@gmail.com

Stories this week include: 
  • Donkey with low self-esteem struggling to skate again.
  • Renamed shopping street 'Archway to Hell' sees surprise decline in sales.
  • Local town beats off stiff competition to be named 'Pervert Capital of the United Kingdom'.
  • Charity fundraiser cancelled due to lack of interest. 

Also revealed: Would you consider contributing towards Rob's honeymoon?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LA Podcast 205: Bitter Little Opinions That Have No Actual Factual Content

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.

Listeners can submit stories via FacebookTwitter or e-mail: lapodcast.net@gmail.com

Stories this week include: 
  • Supermarket manager attempts to cut short impromptu guitar solo by eight-year-old.
  • An alarming new crave called 'Water Drinking Battle for Men' is sweeping Japan.    
  • Drunk man fails to order Happy Meal from car wash.
  • 'Celebrated' editor takes to his keyboard to vent fury at pigeon-feeding pensioner.
Also revealed: We spend too much time perfecting our Roland Rat impressions…

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Monday, March 06, 2017

LA Podcast 204: The Very Worst Kind of Aggravated Vehicle Taking

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.

Listeners can submit stories via FacebookTwitter or e-mail: lapodcast.net@gmail.com

Stories this week include: 
  • Jobseeker fails interview after struggling to answer probing questions.
  • Corpse successfully contests rigged election.
  • 'Greggs the Delicatessen' denies employing rats to manage mouse infestation at local store.
  • Councils told to stop named streets after potential sex offenders.    
Also revealed: We come up with a new slogan for Birds Eye...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

LA Podcast 203: Mr Head and His One Pitiful Rib

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.

Listeners can submit stories via FacebookTwitter or e-mail: lapodcast.net@gmail.com

Stories this week include:
  •  New human speed bump proving unpopular with motorists.
  •  Man reluctantly admits that 3 hours in A&E preferable to watching Newcastle United play.
  •  Cheltenham in shock after unripe avocado used in drive-by.
  •  Canary bears uncanny resemblance to an angry Cheeto.    
Also revealed: Rob admits to being a Harvester apologist...

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

LA Podcast 202: The Sad Tale of John Daniel

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.

Listeners can submit stories via FacebookTwitter or e-mail: lapodcast.net@gmail.com

Stories this week include:
  • Busty bust-up in Toby Carvery.
  • Village resident regrets selling lover to circus.
  • Father's fury at sh*tty swing in sh*tty park.
  • Cornish newspaper breaks Trump 'exclusive'.  
Also revealed: The Graduation Theory gathers momentum...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LA Podcast 201: Hiding the Sausage and Other Such Phrases for Sexual Intercourse

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.

Listeners can submit stories via FacebookTwitter or e-mail: lapodcast.net@gmail.com

Stories this week include:
  • All female Slayer tribute band denies link to Croydon (and surrounding area) Cat Killer.
  • Matalan defends range of luxury gifts made by 'highest category of UK-based prisoners'.
  • Shopper tries to locate mystery woman following basket banter.
  • Police detain poaching gang following unpheasant discovery.       
Also revealed: Rob makes a cash offer…

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

LA Podcast 200 (Listener Special): Rasta the Corn Snake and a Giant Grey and White Pomeranian Goose

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.

Listeners can submit stories via FacebookTwitter or e-mail: lapodcast.net@gmail.com

Stories this week include:
  • Woman shocked by exceptional breasts.
  • Town refuses to recognise local hero that saved beloved pet from imaginary fire.
  • Giant goose thought to be heading to Exeter.
  • 'Expert' claims that the Ford Transit is the extra-terrestrial's light commercial vehicle of choice.
Also revealed: Concern grows for Alex's mental wellbeing...

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Monday, January 09, 2017

LA Podcast 199: A Tragic and Unremitting Spiral of Decline that Feeds Off Itself

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.

Listeners can submit stories via FacebookTwitter or e-mail: lapodcast.net@gmail.com

Stories this week include:
  • Firefighters stunned at duck's ability to swim in water.
  • Local man insists that everyone should 'get it out' at Christmas.
  • Foul-mouthed customer upset by free gift.
  • Husband punches beaver for the first time, apparently.   
Also revealed: We name a selection of Welsh recording artists...

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