My Dad Wrote A Porno

With over twenty million downloads, Hollywood fans including Elijah Wood, Daisy Ridley, Michael Sheen and Nicolas Hoult as well as rave reviews from the likes of Elle, The Observer, The Times, The Guardian and Stylist, My Dad Wrote A Porno is the breakout podcast of 2015/2016.

Imagine if your Dad wrote a dirty book. Most people would try to ignore it and pretend it had never happened - but not Jamie Morton. Instead, he decided to read it to the world in this hilarious comedy podcast. With the help of his best mates, James Cooper and BBC Radio 1’s Alice Levine, Jamie reads a chapter a week and discovers more about his father than he ever bargained for.

Written under his pen-name, Rocky Flintstone, Jamie’s dad tells the compelling tale of Belinda Blumenthal as she tries to succeed in the ‘sexy’ world of the pots and pans business. Inspired by the success of ‘50 Colours of Grey’, as Rocky calls it, Belinda Blinked is the most unintentionally hilarious novel you will ever read.

Hailed by the likes of GQ, Buzzfeed and The Telegraph as one of the podcasts of the year, My Dad Wrote A Porno is one of the freshest, innovative and outrageous shows ever made. It’s the “word of mouth sensation” (Metro) that’s taken the country by storm and left listeners crying on their commutes, shaking at their desks and nearly crashing their cars from hysterical laughter.

For Jamie, Alice and James a podcast was the perfect format to tell the smutty tale of Belinda as the audience can anonymously listen through the protection of their earphones. There is also an intimacy to the medium which allows the listener to share a connection with the hosts and content in a truly unique way. It’s this inclusivity that the three friends wanted to create; sitting round their kitchen table each week they wanted their listeners to feel like the fourth friend round the table.

With over 300 five star iTunes reviews in the UK alone, and thousands of followers on social media, Series 1 has won over the hearts of the podcasting community. Coming from nowhere last October to topping the comedy chart, My Dad Wrote A Porno has been a phenomenon “rising from cult hit to bonafide big deal” (i-D Magazine).

The show’s dedicated fan base, who call themselves Belinkers, are constantly active on social media sharing memes, quotes and even their own Belinda inspired artwork. Love for the podcast is so strong that when their first live show was announced, the website crashed and tickets sold out in under ten minutes. Due to overwhelming demand two more sell out dates were added to Glastonbury-esque hysteria resulting with @dadwroteaporno trending on twitter. The appetite for Belinda and her blinking has proved more than a fad with series two launching to record download numbers and storming to the top of the podcast chart.

With a growing fanbase in America, Australia and even listeners in the Vatican City, for My Dad Wrote A Porno, this is just the beginning…