11 fabulously funny podcasts to lighten your mood
"The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter," said US writer Mark Twain. With that in mind, here are just a few of the funny podcasts that are available to listen to and download at your leisure.
1. Breaking the News
In this quiz show from BBC Radio Scotland, Des Clarke breaks down the week's big stories with a panel of his comedian pals. Engaging and laugh out loud funny, this is Scottish satire at its best.
2. You're Dead to Me
The history podcast for people who don’t like history - and those who do. Historians and comedians are brought together to learn and laugh about the people and events of the past, from Mary Shelley to the ancient Olympics,
3. May Contain Nuts
4. The Boring Talks
Behind every boring subject is another layer of boringness you could have never imagined. From wooden pallets, to crinoline ladies to data centres, James Ward introduces tales of mundane, yet oddly interesting everyday items.
5. Athletico Mince
Each week Sophie Duker, Heidi Regan and Ned Sedgwick take a topic or dilemma from the "adultworld" and look to the really grown up land of BBC Radio 4 for answers to perplexing, but really relevant questions.
7. No Such Thing as a Fish
8. Radio 1 Breakfast Best Bits with Greg James
Daily chat, nonsense and extra fun after every Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James. All the best bits from his three and a half hour show condensed down for you into one 28 minute podcast bite of breakfast brilliance.
9. Off the Ball
The most petty and ill-informed podcast you'll ever find. Every week Stuart Cosgrove and Tam Cowan take apart the beautiful game and they won't stop just because there's currently no football on!