21 Jul 2018

The Boring Talks: on sneezes and ice cream vans

From The Podcast Hour, 12:30 pm on 21 July 2018
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Slow TV- those relaxing images of ferry rides and burning logs and people knitting- could be facing some serious competition from The Boring Talks, a BBC series celebrating the seemingly mundane and the trivial. 

Blockbusting topics like a history of yellow lines, book pricing algorithms, and the international regulation of wooden pallets, are just some of the scintillating subjects on offer.

We feature clips from two episodes, with sneeze-ologist Pete Fletcher taking self tracking to the next level. Also Ali Coote on the ins and outs of ice cream vans. And thanks to The Boring Talks' creator James Ward and also Luke Doran (who produces it for the BBC) for their help.