Title – Ashley V. Robinson, Ep. 49 of Geek History Lesson Podcast
I’m sure you’re thinking, but that’s 6 stars? Out of 5? That’s an improper fraction!
Well, I had to because it really is, that good. Hands down the funniest thing I’ve ever heard (and not just because I am a sucker for British comedy) Cabin Pressure is one of many brilliant recommendations I have scooped out of my favourite podcast, Geek History Lesson.
The title, quoted from one of GHL’s co-hosts, is really all you really need to know since if I were to go into all the reasons I love this audiobook/show/drama, I’d ruin it for a new listener. The least spoiler-y reasons come down to Douglas and his never-ending genius wit and the many recurring references and jokes that litter the 26 instalments of the show – since it is technically an audio-show by origin but I consider it an audiobook since its distribution on Audible.
I have discovered John Finnemore, writer and also actor, of Cabin Pressure to be the unseen mastermind behind much of my favourite television and he is clearly gifted in his craft. Cabin Pressure has foreshadowing, running jokes, and intelligent and engaging stories and a brilliant core cast of all-star British talent including John Finnemore, Rodger Allam, Stephanie Cole and Benedict Cumberbatch.
If Cabin Pressure announced a second series of episodes tomorrow, I would be right there ready for them and would happily listen and re-listen to all of the existing ones again.
I can’t recommend it enough, you can buy the episodes individually I think, but I think the best way to listen is via Audible subscription since you get to keep them afterwards in easily manageable series.