My Dad Wrote A What?

A British podcast that covers an interesting, erotic topic

By Logan Cross Contributor

Cover photo for the podcast “My Dad Wrote a Porno.” (Source: British Comedy Guide website)

If you’re struggling to find a podcast with the right balance of sex, comedy and group therapy, look no further than “My Dad Wrote A Porno.” This podcast is a chapter-by-chapter reading of “Belinda Blinked,” an erotic novel written by the father, only referred to as Rocky Flintstone, of writer Jamie Morton.

During the podcast, Morton, producer James Cooper and radio personality Alice Levine read each chapter of the novel out loud and provide hilarious commentary about the bawdy and plotless escapades of Belinda Bloomenthal and other characters of the surprisingly promiscuous pots and pans industry.

Morton and his friends are intensely aware that Morton’s father may be one of the worst writers in the history of literature and may have no accurate knowledge of female anatomy, which causes listeners to cringe and cackle.

“I have to say something,” an exasperated Levine said when the cervix is mentioned in a sex scene for the third time. “So, the cervix isn’t apart of the vagina, guys, okay? Cervix, as you can see [in this diagram], is almost grazing the lung…[and] I think this is the key bit of information that I feel like Rocky maybe didn’t know: Approximately half the cervix length is visible with appropriate medical equipment.”

The weekly podcast is in its third season and has quite the following. Celebrities such as Elijah Wood, Daisy Ridley and Michael Sheen have been featured guests on the podcast, discussing who would star in a made up film adaptation, given the small chance someone rich enough would actually produce “Belinda Blinked.”

The cast has done live shows across the U.K. and Australia, and the podcast was named one of the best podcasts of 2016 by Buzzfeed and Stuff magazine. “My Dad Wrote A Porno” is definitely not family friendly, and probably should not be played out loud where other people can hear it. However, interested listeners should tune in with headphones every Monday for a new episode and every Thursday for a new “Footnote,” where special guests answer questions from the audience.