The Premise: A son — Jamie — finds out that his dad wrote a book of «erotic literature.» So, like any of us would do, Jamie grabs friends Alice and James, and they read the ‘book’ aloud.
That’s it. But thanks to the wit and timing of the three friends, My Dad Wrote A Porno is spectacular enjoyment.
Season One came out in 2015 but I just got around to listening to it. In my case, I was surrounded by my children all summer, so whenever I could get a free minute — on a quick trip to the store or up early before anyone else was awake — I’d put this podcast on.
What happens is that you listen in as Jamie starts to read «Belinda Blinked» — the 61 page collection of absolute rubbish his father ‘Rocky Flinstone’ wrote. That’s his dad’s nom de plume. Rocky. Flinstone. Yeah.
When it begins, you approach it much like any other podcast: who are the characters, what’s the setting, etc. But you realize pretty quickly that there is no real story. The real enjoyment is getting to know Jamie and James and Alice. You start to react to the ‘book’ with them. You start to predict what an Alice response or a James response will be. The journey is far more than the destination — in point of fact — there is no destination. The ‘book’ is utter tripe. But Jamie, Alice and James are positively wry and delightful. By the end, they feel like old friends of yours, and all three of them are absolutely charming.
If you like British accents, British slang, dry wit, sexual situations, absurdity, profanity, and laughing until your sides hurt? (This list is my personal heaven, for what it’s worth) Then you’ll absolutely LOVE this podcast. My grandmother, rest her soul, would have labeled this as ‘complete filth.’
Note: I can’t vouch for season two yet. I’m just starting it. But season one was pure enjoyment. Hit me back in the comments when you’ve finished it. Hope it got your lids a-poppin.
My Dad Wrote A Porno is available on iTunes