Comedians Playing Fantasy Premier League

Comedians Playing Fantasy Premier League Football with Jon Richardson and Matt Forde.

With over 7 million players worldwide, Fantasy Premier League is the biggest Fantasy Football game in the world. It’s played obsessively, with its joy and exasperation felt weekly by a huge community of players all over the globe.

Each week Matt and Jon invite one of these celebrity obsessives on to the show to take a deep dive into their Fantasy Football team.

The show is bookended over an individual game week, which means not only do we get to hear the famous face struggle and deliberate about their FPL choices – just like managers all over the world – but this means we also get to check in on them post game week to see how they’ve performed.

Best friends Jon Richardson and Matt Forde help the famous guest along the way, documenting their game week in a hilarious fashion whilst also competing against them. As well as focusing on that specific game week we’ll hear the celebs history with the game, their inevitable
highs and lows with it, why they’ve got a grudge against a rotating Pep Guardiola, and ultimately try to get to the heart of why this game takes over people’s lives. 

Why does it lead to grown adults spending 90 mins of their lives watching Fulham v West Brom on a Tuesday night in the hope for 3 bonus points. This is all done through some light hearted, comedy chat and a few entertaining strands.

Listen below, or on Apple Podcasts here.

Jon Richardson & The Futurenauts

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Humanity stands at a crossroads. The mighty forces of progress have lifted billions out of poverty. Energy has lit and warmed (or cooled) our homes and powered us overland, sea and into the air. We grow enough food to feed 10 billion people. And for the first time ever in history the internet is poised to connect every single person on the planet. Together. As one. What could possibly go wrong? 

If only it were that simple. Unfortunately there is also a lot to be very worried about. Our engine of progress is out of control. We’re destroying beautiful wild and natural habitat at a rate of knots. Humankind has kick-started the sixth mass extinction of biodiversity. Burning billions of years of fossilised sunshine as coal, oil and gas is overheating the planet. Industrial agriculture is destroying our soils, with less than a hundred harvests left. Nationalism, populism and factionalism bubble up from a toxic online culture swimming in ‘fake news’. Has it all gone irrecoverably wrong?

Comedian Jon Richardson – the ‘Ultimate Worrier’ – is going to try and find out.

Jon doesn’t sleep much at night. The questions he is asking himself in the small, dark hours see to that. Are we going to run out of food? Is it already too late to stop climate change? Should I start learning Mandarin? Are killer death robots from the future already among us? Will my kids grow up to see a real tiger or giraffe? Could Trump become ‘President for Life?’ Why hasn’t anyone yet made an intelligent hairbrush? Oh they have? As you were…

Playing on his own paranoia Jon will discuss his fears with guarded optimists Ed Gillespie and Mark Stevenson aka ‘The Futurenauts’. Authors, futurists and provocateurs, to ease Jon’s angst Ed and Mark take him on adventures through the futures we need that already exist today.

Listen below, or catch up with all episodes on Apple Podcasts here.

Lockdown Parenting Hell

Parenting… just not as you know it…

Jon joins Josh and Rob in the studio this to discuss the highs and lows of parenting (and life) during the lockdown.

Listen below, on Apple Podcasts here.


Jon stops by the Gossipmongers podcast, where David Earl, Joe Wilkinson and Poppy Hillstead read out unsubstantiated rumours sent in by listeners. At the end of each episode they choose their favourite piece of gossip and help spread it further by getting Poppy to shout it out the window.

Listen below, or get it on Apple Podcasts here.