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From the Oasthouse: The Alan Partridge Podcast

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Narrated by: Alan Partridge
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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A sneaky peek into Alan's world

Talking to Cows (Ep. 2)
  • Talking to Cows (Ep. 2)
Via a real-time ramble Alan shares his love of the countryside
Marketing Milk (Ep. 6)
  • Marketing Milk (Ep. 6)
Alan auditions for The North Norfolk Milk Marketing Board
Blue Monday (Ep. 15)
  • Blue Monday (Ep. 15)
Alan confirms he has joined the 'comb-to-the-left club'

  • Talking to Cows (Ep. 2)
  • Via a real-time ramble Alan shares his love of the countryside
  • Marketing Milk (Ep. 6)
  • Alan auditions for The North Norfolk Milk Marketing Board
  • Blue Monday (Ep. 15)
  • Alan confirms he has joined the 'comb-to-the-left club'
Alan Partridge

Meet Alan Partridge


Alan Partridge is a familiar face (and voice!) to anyone who enjoys genuinely good television (and radio!), having been seen (and heard!) on shows that have delighted the eyes (and ears!) of viewers (and listeners!) for decades, including BBC teatime show This Time (and North Norfolk Digital coffeetime show Mid Morning Matters!).

Broadcaster, writer, motivational speaker, sports fan, thought-leader, businessman and consummate professional, Alan enjoys bitter shandy, shandied lager, high-end knitwear and personal success. He is currently doing very well indeed.

Get to know the real Alan Partridge

Click to watch Alan introduce himself as a broadcaster, rambler, producer, innovator, singer, dreamer, thinker, talker, philanthroper, lover...
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Summary

Broadcaster, writer, philanthroper and one of the first public figures to suggest high-visibility clothing for people manning temporary car parks, the public Alan Partridge is a cherished institution. 

But what of the unseen Alan? 

For the first time, this famously private man welcomes us into his home and audibly deshrouds himself for a fascinating series of podcasts. Over the course of 18 generously durated episodes, Partridge grants us full and unfettered access to his off-screen life (within reason). 

In exchange for a series of payments from Audible, he promises an access-all-areas pass to the nooks and crannies of his hinterland, to reveal a wiser, cleverer, more reflective Alan than many of his more vaunted peers have given him credit for. He then sends the resultant podcasts to Audible ensuring they meet the technical specifications laid down in the contract.

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Trapped in the house by his dog Seldom, Alan introduces himself, his Oasthouse and his new podcast. It’s a chance to get to know the real Alan. It’s also a useful platform to correct some rumours and lies, and to settle some scores.
This episode is a live, real-time ramble, making the most of the freedom of the podcasting medium and allowing Alan to share his love of the countryside with his listeners.
Themed around love and relationships, in this episode Alan talks about how to find love, pre-date grooming regimes and how to make a date go swimmingly.
It’s Alan’s favourite day in the calendar year - and he has planned for this episode to be recorded live at a big event. However, a call to Lynn to locate his accreditation disrupts the special day he was hoping for.
Alan hosts an AMA or Ask Me Anything session having invited burning questions from Twitter, Facebook and his local paper. Nothing is off the table – you want to ask it, Alan’s got to answer it.
Alan is asked by a local headmaster to deliver a speech at a nearby school, and after initially refusing, Alan realises it offers up the opportunity to connect with impressionable minds. He ponders how to approach the speech, who should attend and what he might impart to the students.
Alan sets out on a run to record another ‘as-live’ podcast en route, although a thunder storm soon disrupts his plans. Back at home he reflects on the power of silence while holed up safely with the storm raging outside.
Alan devotes an episode of his podcast to his love of letters and looks back on what’s been lost in our embrace of the digital world.
A threatening letter is hand-delivered to the Oasthouse, swiftly followed by an already rattled Alan becoming a victim of a break-in.
Alan spends the episode in his loft putting together a time capsule and has made a video message for whoever should find it – hopefully his grandchildren, Jack and Ruby.
In this episode we learn about Alan’s affection for ‘corporates’ as he readies himself to MC a launch event for a Korean car brand. At the event, the Twitter Q&A is hijacked leaving Alan feeling exposed.
Alan returns from L.A. and dedicates the episode to the transformative and restorative effects of time out on the west coast of the USA. His trips there are always full of business opportunities and night-time adventure.
Alan has become involved with a charity for young offenders after taking a shine to one of the charity’s trustees at an event attended by the Norfolk great and good. Alan shares a coffee with one of the convicts.
Alan is intent on exploring dreams and their meaning in this episode of the pod using his previous night’s dream and some other very vivid dream experiences as a starting point.
Alan relates a distressing story after noticing that he was moulting heavily in the shower. As someone who cherishes their hair, Alan discusses hair and hair loss with listeners on Twitter with a new vulnerability and awareness of hair’s, and specifically his hair’s, importance.
Alan spends the episode at a spa and talks about some recent stressful experiences as he tries to relax into the sweet sophistication of the spa. After being refused entry to the flotation tank facility, Alan attempts to improvise in his hotel bath.
Alan is out rambling again and talks about how the great outdoors can affect how you feel, as he ponders the legacy he will leave as a thinker and a writer.
An episode largely, but not solely, inside a car.

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A thrilling listen, from a truly honourable man

Truly honest exposè of Alan Partridge, read by the author from his salubrious detached Oast House (the largest living area in square feet of any North Norfolk based commercial radio personality).

During these uncertain times, with families forced to stay at home to avoid Gods Wrath (Cov19) and many industries in turmoil -especially travel and aviation, luckily Elliot Grady from Grady Travel still has a secure career as night shift assistant team leader at his local Tesco Express- this book brings a level of certainty to who or whomever listens.

One thing is for certain, this author is most definitely an even more sought after broadcaster, not that he’s looking for the work, he’s doing absolutely fine, better than many people thought he would. And the royalties negotiated on this audiobook could have easily bought his old house (which now belongs to his ex wife Carol) in cash with plenty to spare.

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So Ruddy, bloody brave!

Another ruddy hilarious audiobook/podcast from Alan.
Hard to match the genius of ‘ I Partridge’ or ‘Nomad’ but I think He’s managed it with this one.

10 on 10. Let’s make love.

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RUDDY BLOODY BRILLIANT!!

Absolutely fantastic. I had literally (not literally) been counting down the weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds for the this!

I was not disappointed. Truly laugh out loud funny. For Partridge fans or anyone yet to discover our side parted friend this is one not to be missed.

More please! Pleeeeeaaase!

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Utterly Hilarious

Possibly the best thing he has done yet. i will no doubt listen 100 times like the others.

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It’s just ‘great audio’

Forget the one-liners and slapstick of the Ianucci years; ten years of the Gibbons Bros cannon from MMM onwards is the stuff for real FOPS and gives us the real Alan: a broadcasting colossus sure, but it’s in these episodes that his tragedy is fully and most scorchingly well rendered. Here we find Alan literally and metaphorically trapped in a loft of memories and lost hopes; a prison of his own making. Ultimately, he’s just a guy in QSPC, but in the autumn of his life searching for the possibility of redemption. But is he beyond it?

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  • 03-09-20

Prime Partridge

Best Partridge ever - podcast is the perfect Partridge medium, and every ep is golden. Addictive!

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Ruddy Duddy Good

Ruddy good stuff, not my words the words of shaking Stevens. Partridge has bounced back

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More Partridge Gold

Steve Coogan’s nuanced evolution and and examination of this petty pedantic man continues. Equal parts subtle wit and ridiculous committed stupidity, this is glorious. If you’re a fan of Partridge, you’ll love it.

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I'm not eating tramp soup

Our Lord and Master has returned, contemptuously strutting the lines between blissful self-ignorance and the Partridgian need to have the last laugh.

'We need to talk about Alan' worked because we're familiar with the events as they actually happened and not his charitable recollection. Where the second fell short is the lack of reference - no matter how wonderful the story you're only getting the punchline and not the setup. Here at last, we're returning both and the Master is providing it all in a demented stream of consciousness that rewards long-time listeners with something quite special.

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So... funny

This is amazing as a Alan fan I just can’t stop laughing and would recommend to anyone and you don’t even need to know who he is so it is open to new people to this fantastic franchise so.. well done Steve Coogan.. so I love it and one of the best podcasts I have listen in years

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  • 04-09-20

Simply genius

"You've still got it Alan, I don't care what they say! 👊"
I'm quoting Jed (Maxwell) of course, who didn't go all fat and steal my pension. But just as "I'm Alan Partridge" 1 & 2 were the best British comedies ever made (alongside Fawlty Towers), this may be the best podcast ever made.
Perhaps I'm just high on the hops from Alan's new Oasthouse, or giddy from the infectious and quite brilliantly performed jingle that bookends each episode. Or perhaps I'm as lucid as Lynn when she contemplates Alan's advice herein of how to gently remove her seatbelt if she finds herself upside down after a massive collision when coming to pick Alan up from a ramble he's got fed up with (which of course has nothing to do with being caught nosing inside a divorcee's garage).
Well yes as you might have gathered, this is rather more than a quick podcast to keep that pension going. It's a very cleverly thought out and extremely well produced "I'm Alan Partridge" 6 hour audio book, and all I can say to sum it up is, lovely stuff.
Well done to all involved.

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  • Melissa House
  • 03-09-20

Well Alan, you’ve done it again

A treasure for any true Partridge fan. He doesn’t miss a beat.

I think anyone who enjoys a good ramble from a legendary rambler or, just the most clever comedy from modern masters of social commentary will be thrilled.

The episodes are layered, as with all Coogan/Gibbons projects, and will continue to deliver upon relistening. Cheers Baby Cow

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  • Lentini
  • 16-09-20

Coogan is a genius

I think the only thing better than Alan’s Top Gear esque review of Lynn’s dead mother’s stair lift (“Not bad on the pull away... huffs and puffs a bit on the incline...”) or our introduction to his new big brother role with a former inmate (“Every week I spend an hour with a troubled teen, who goes by the name of Daniel... which is his name.”) is the fact that clearly the Alan Partridge writers and team have found a medium that Coogan will be able to run with for years to come. The idea of more of this is audio heaven is bloody lovely stuff.

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  • 15-09-20

best work since alan left uk conquest

Incredible, versatile and so Alan. Absolute crackers the lot of it. Big fan of the new format.

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  • 12-09-20

Needless to say, I had the last laugh.

Back of the net! I enjoyed this so much. A must for partridge aficionados. You know you want to.

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  • Ian
  • 10-09-20

Simply Brilliant - making mundane to hilarious

Steve Coogan is simply one of the best comedians. This is certainly one of his better efforts - several times I found myself laughing out loud at the absurdity of situations and how the mundane is looked at from unexpected angles.

There are the usual swipes at Noel Edmunds, A simply stellar chat with Bear Grylls, And am I still trying to work out how he managed to make me choke with laughter with the simple phrase "you put the eggs on the side?"

May be hard to understand for people who do not know the Alan Partridge persona, but for fans, this is one of the best - so good that I listened to it twice - something I seldom do.

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  • 07-09-20

A Partridge amongst the pigeons!

This is spectacularly good Partridge, better than the audiobooks which, in my opinion, were already top tier. I’m going to need to listen to this about a dozen times to catch all of the jokes in this, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy every listen. If you’re a true FoP, you need to own this immediately!

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  • Michelle Malatia
  • 03-09-20

Steve Coogan is hilarious as Alan! Perfect!

Alan is back and honestly hasn't missed a beat!. Steve Coogan really had me laughing aloud listening to Alan's getting ready for a date "regime"
phone calls to Lynn, looking in on neighbors and dealing with his angry dog amongst other adventures. Alan Partridge is a national treasure (and I’m listening in America--massive Coogan fan). This is a fantastic and funny listen--it wins 2020 in my book!