The Painkiller Podcast

The Painkiller Podcast

fortnightly short radio plays


#5 O Sister, Where Art Thou? by Will Farrell - performed by Charlotte Ritchie and Justin Edwards
Jul 23 • 12 min
O Sister, Where Art Thou? by Will FarrellWhen Liz decides to track down her long-lost brother she turns to a private investigator. Martin Hooper, (P.I.) is more than happy to take the case but before long Liz is faced with an uncomfortable truth…Martin…
#4 Smoking Reduces Fertility by Ella Thompson - performed by Noma Dumezweni and Jessica Barden
Jul 9 • 14 min
Smoking Reduces FertilityLaura has a secret which has changed everything. It has caused her to question her perfectly put together life and to leave her daughter with the nanny.Smoking Reduces Fertility is a sharp portrayal of motherhood and a…
#3 The Last Manicure by Amy Baty - performed by Miriam Margolyes
Jun 18 • 11 min
“Nails don’t get wrinkles. My hands look like walnuts but my nails could be anyone’s.”Harriet is 78 years old. She gets her nails done every week so she can sit opposite Tien. A beautician who is too young to mention.The Last Manicure is a dark comedy…
#2 A Case of Mistaken Identity by Gus Crotty
May 27 • 8 min
“People die doing the most ridiculous things. Changing TV aerials, falling out of the window putting their trousers on. Doing crosswords.”On a park bench, Michael is joined by a man of grotesque proportions who has clearly mistaken him for someone else….
#1 Stuff by Alison Carr - The Painkiller Podcast
May 4 • 7 min
Hello? Are you squished? Have I squelched you?When a woman’s bath falls through the floor into the flat below, she meets her downstairs neighbour for the very first time. This unforeseen meeting raises plenty of questions. Why is the bath full of…
#0 Welcome to The Painkiller Podcast!
Apr 17 • 0 min