Danny Robins on The Battersea Poltergeist

The brilliant drama/documentary podcast The Battersea Poltergeist has just completed its eight-part run on BBC Radio 4 (although a bonus ninth episode is due to be released in a couple of weeks), and it’s also available on BBC Sounds and all the podcatchers.  Kirsty and Ian have been raving about it for weeks, and finally Stella and Dan are caught up and just as enthused about its brilliant mix of investigation and storytelling.

The show’s writer and host, Danny Robins, was kind enough to give us an hour of his time for a fascinating chat about the inspirations behind the series, his status as a ‘hopeful sceptic’ and the impact of the show itself.  The first part of the chat is spoiler-free and there’ll be a warning when spoilers are imminent.  We’re confident that, if you haven’t yet listened to The Battersea Poltergeist, after hearing Danny talk for just a few minutes, you’ll be switching podcasts (temporarily, of course).

Following this there’ll be a call from Howard in his now-traditional Bag of Death segment.

0.00.00 News

00.09.17 Introduction to The Battersea Poltergeist (although Dan calls it ‘The Battersea Podcast’ because he’s an idiot)

00.24.00 Danny Robins interview (non-spoiler)

00.47.30 Danny Robins interview (spoiler)

01.29.35 The Bag of Death (with Howard)

01.56.20 Recommendations

Relevant Links and Availability

The Battersea Poltergeist is available to stream worldwide via BBC Sounds and other podcast platforms

Of Danny’s other shows, Folsom Untold is available on Audible, while Haunted is available on iTunes and other podcast platforms

Read more about ‘the Philip experiment’ at Dread Central

Ask A Mortician is available to watch on YouTube

The Death in the Afternoon podcast is here

The Terror is currently available from BBC iPlayer

Murder Among the Mormons is currently available on Netflix

All soundtrack clips are used for the purposes of criticism, in the spirit of Fair Dealing (UK law) and Fair Use (US law).  No copyright infringement is intended

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