Sunday, June 10, 2018

LA Podcast 238: A Full Box of Fruits and Two Buckets of Noodles

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:
  • Beloved family pet starts sh*tting in woods.
  • Mastermind behind elaborate mail fraud finally unmasked.
  • Drunken raver left feeling sheepish after opportunistic theft on way home.
  • FA Cup Final interrupted by mythical beast in local river.
We ask the burning questions about the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah...

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

LA Podcast 237: Remnants of Prawn Shells, Condiments, Meat Forks and Sharp Knives Combined with an Apparent Lack of Bunting

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 takes photograph of literally nothing.
  • Con artist ensnares elderly parents in lost car scam.
  • Local sh*thole ruined by royal wedding detritus.
  • Child stranded in Bali forced to hitchhike back to Australia.
The Roland Rat impressions make an unwelcome return...

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

LA Podcast 236: Magnetic Rice and Snakes with Medicinal Properties

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:
  • Peanut-addicted badgers lay waste to Scottish castle.
  • Coconut arrested on suspicion of electoral fraud reduced to husk of former self.
  • 'Equestrian Escorts' website shut down by police following multiple complaints.
  • The 'Magnetic Rice' diet has attracted the attention of Millennials.
We discuss the greatest decade...

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

LA Podcast 235: A Little Slice of the More Sordid Side of Life

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

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Saturday, April 07, 2018

LA Podcast 234: Absolute Low-Life Mindless Scum Coward

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:
  • Coleslaw sandwich eating burglar comes to sticky end.
  • Honeymooning couple embark on once-in-a-lifetime trip to Torquay.
  • Thug assaults man, swims to France.
  • Robbing hoodies have bow and arrow confiscated by police.
Rob goes AWOL...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

LA Podcast 233: Racist Offspring of a Canine

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:
  • Motorcyclist stopped for speeding informs police that he has transcended the constraints of Road Traffic Law.
  • Mindless vandals target bug hotel. 
  • Richard Madeley claims Gallagher brothers burgled his house.
  • Local 'zoo' forced to question the authenticity of vulture bought in car park.

We discuss the latest release from Faecal Matter...

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

LA Podcast 232: A Personal Harem of Shaggable Swans

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:

  • Massive hologram of Vladimir Putin wins election by landslide.
  • Thamesmead Swan Patrol disbands after failing their sole objective.
  • Freezing temperatures results in Southeastern trains running with minor delays of up to five hours.
  • Operation Takahe investigating the disappearance of the White Rabbit of Barnes Bridge.
Alex and Rob take a turn for the worse... 

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

LA Podcast 231: Serious Safety Risks Involving Untrained Animals in Flight

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:


  • Country Park Assistant Ranger refuses to give up on the fairies.
  • Romantic proposes to Pineapple in Greggs the Delicatessen.
  • Joker brandishes sausage roll in offensive manner.
  • Loyal emotional support hamster meets unceremonious end.

We celebrate the passing of another year...

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

LA Podcast 230: The Strange and Competitive World of Camel Beauty Pageants

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:

  • Jack Sparrow impersonator marries ghost of 300-year-old pirate.
  • French police bring abrupt end to simian sightseeing trip.
  • Man armed with slip of paper attempts post office robbery.
  • Camel beauty contest organisers reluctantly drop swimsuit round. 
We are still trying to raise money to replace our defunct microphone. Please donate what you can here. Thanks. 

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Microphone Appeal: This is an appeal on behalf of LA Podcast (a serious one)

We've been gearing up to record LA 231, which would have been our 6 year anniversary special and to help us celebrate this momentous achievement, our microphone has died (which could be an omen, but we've chosen to ignore it). Despite various attempts to rectify the problem, everything has failed and the damn thing is kaput. We have no back-up and so will need to fork out £109.99. So, in light of this, we've resorted to begging. We have one more episode to release before the big birthday episode is due to be recorded on 19th February 2018 *cough, meaning 230 episodes of completely free content, cough*, so if you can spare anything at all, it would be hugely appreciated.

Many thanks,

Alex and Rob #KeepItLocal

Please donate here

Saturday, January 20, 2018

LA Podcast 229: A Bad Spell of Human Befouling at Bus Stops

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:


  • Butcher wielding blood sausage facilitates release.
  • Woman calls RSPCA over slipper welfare concerns. 
  • Equipped father heads to park for some alone time. 
  • Local council takes drastic action to quell suspected dirty protest. 

Now with 50% more pointless, rambling chat!

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