Confined to Barracks

Confined to Barracks

Comedian and writer Mitch Benn is joined by celebrity guests to discuss ways of staying sane and positive while we’re all Confined to Barracks. Listen to their recommendations - a book; a TV show or movie; a podcast and - perhaps most importantly - som?


Alice Fraser
Jun 1 • 28 min
Mitch is joined from Australia by comedian, writer, and podcaster Alice Fraser for a discussion on good things to do under lockdown, including boning up on educational theory, jumping into cold swimming pools (if only) and reading two or three books a…
Alastair Campbell
May 21 • 29 min
Mitch is joined by former spin-surgeon supreme turned political commentator, mental health campaigner and football pundit Alastair Campbell, to discuss good things to do while locked down, including Albanian novels, self-inflicted haircuts,…
John Finnemore
May 13 • 29 min
Mitch is joined by comedy genius and creator of Radio 4’s Cabin Pressure John Finnemore, to discuss ways of staying sane during lockdown, including discussions on historical satire, 17th century plague diaries and why you are wrong about board games…
Liz Myles
May 5 • 30 min
Mitch is joined by writer and podcaster Liz Myles to discuss fun and helpful ways to spend lockdown time, including digressions on gun-wielding Bennett sisters, radio sitcoms and Doctor Who. Lots and lots of Doctor Who…
Mark Watson
Apr 22 • 28 min
Mitch is joined by the multi-award winning comedian and writer Mark Watson to discuss things to do while stuck at home, including digressions on trees, friendship, brand names and time travelling Germans…
Sooz Kempner
Apr 16 • 28 min
Mitch is joined by comedian, singer and the legendary “Ayia Napa Xtina” Sooz Kempner for some recommendations on fun things to so under house arrest, including discussions on totalitarian regimes, serial killers and… horror of horrors… EXERCISE.
Amna Saleem
Apr 9 • 30 min
Mitch is joined by writer and broadcaster Amna Saleem for some suggestions on how to keep in together under siege, including discussions on family, comedy, feminism… and wedding-day dance-offs…
Tim Worthington
Apr 4 • 30 min
Mitch is joined by podcaster, writer and pop culture expert Tim Worthington (host of Looks Unfamiliar and It’s Good Except It Sucks) for half an hour of psychedelia, comic book heroines, satirical cartoons and… Lego.
Juliette Burton
Mar 31 • 31 min
Mitch is joined by award-winning comedian, writer and mental health campaigner Juliette Burton, for a packed half hour of recommendations, anecdotes, uplifting ideas and … muppets.
Samira Ahmed
Mar 25 • 30 min
Mitch Benn is joined by award-winning broadcaster, writer, sci-fi fan and fellow Celebrity Mastermind winner Samira Ahmed, for a packed half hour of fantastic recommendations.
Introduction with Mitch Benn
Mar 23 • 15 min
Mitch Benn introduces his brand new podcast and gives his own recommendations on things to read, watch, listen to and do whilst Confined to Barracks.