On 4th April 2023, Podimo and What's The Story Sounds will launch The List of Absolutely Everything That Might Kill You, hosted by Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson, and Adam Kay, author of the bestselling memoir This is Going to Hurt.
In the podcast, Matt and Adam have teamed up to explore the surprisingly morbid histories of everything from deadly doorbells and lawnmowers, to fatal feather boas and pufferfish. They provide listeners with the tools they need to survive the unexpected dangers lying in wait at work, during the commute, and even in the comfort of our own homes.
In every episode, they'll each make the case for an object's inclusion on the lethal league table. Then, using a combination of colourful anecdotal evidence and cutting-edge scientific analysis, they will determine the definitive ranking of absolutely everything that might kill you.
Matt and Adam are friends who have very different outlooks on life. While Adam has been exposed to death and danger in his former life as a doctor, Matt is fearful of pretty much everything, and would rather stay at home than risk the dangers that lurk in the outside world.
Professor Jennifer Visser-Rogers is the podcast's resident statistician. She specialises in applying statistics to the health industry and real world problems. Her role is essential in ensuring the podcast stays on track, putting numbers to some of Matt and Adam's sweeping statements.
This isn't just a lethal listicle; Matt, Adam and Jennifer are here to prepare us for a world dead set on ending our existence at any given moment. Episodes dropping weekly from 4th April, wherever you get your podcasts.
Episodes include: Vending Machines vs Lifts
Motorsports vs Mountaineering
Fireworks vs Bees
Bull Fighting vs Stunt Performing
Lightning vs Lawnmowers
Robots vs Marathons
Flying vs Sharks
Volcanoes vs Meteorites
Theme Parks vs Hot Air Balloons
Pufferfish vs Hippos
The List of Absolutely Everything That Might Kill You is available on all major podcast platforms from 4th April 2023
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Notes To Editors
About Matt Edmondson
Matt Edmondson is a broadcaster, author and creator. Having joined BBC Radio 1 in 2011, he currently hosts the weekend afternoon show, 1-4pm Fridays to Sundays, with Mollie King. Later this year Matt and Mollie will host the rebooted UK version of “Beauty And The Geek” for Discovery+. His other TV presenting roles have included “The Apprentice: Meet the Candidates” (BBC2), “Children in Need” (BBC1), “The Xtra Factor”, “Release the Hounds”, “Fake Reaction” (all ITV2) and “T4” (Channel 4). Matt has devised numerous bestselling board games including “Obama Llama”, “Ansagrams”, “Egg Slam” and “Rainbow Rage”. His television production company (Accidentally on Purpose) has co-produced shows for BBC1, Channel 4, ITV2 and Comedy Central.A keen magician himself, in 2017 Macmillan published Matt’s first book for children “The Greatest Magician in the World”. He is also in demand for brand work and has most recently been aligned with Natwest, Currys and Asmodee.In 2020 Matt released his first song, “Your Car”, with vocals performed by Aymee Weir. Leaning in to his newly found love of music production, his podcast, “Not Another Love Song”, sees him collaborate with pop artists to create an album with song subjects as diverse and surreal as Hay Fever to Dishwashers.
About Adam Kay
Adam Kay is an author, TV writer, comedian, and former junior doctor. His first book, This is Going to Hurt, spent over a year at number one in the Sunday Times bestseller list, was translated into 37 languages, won numerous awards, and sold over three million copies. His subsequent adult nonfiction books, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas and Undoctored were also Sunday Times number one bestsellers. He edited Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, raising over £400,000 for charity. He is also one of the country's bestselling children's authors, writing Kay's Anatomy, the fastest selling kids' non-fiction book of the decade, and Kay's Marvellous Medicine. His first picture book, Amy Gets Eaten, will be published in April 2023. As a live performer, Adam has sold-out several West End seasons and UK tours. His tour of This is Going to Hurt was attended by over 250,000 people. Adam's awards for TV writing include the Writers Guild award for adapting This is Going to Hurt for the BBC and AMC. He is a columnist for the Sunday Times, and a proud patron of The Lullaby Trust and The Laura Hyde Foundation.
About Professor Jennifer Visser-Rogers
Professor Jennifer Visser-Rogers is a statistician who loves nothing more than crunching numbers and making them make sense. She’s specialised in applying statistics to the health industry, as well as public speaking engagements applying statistical analysis to real world problems. Jennifer has a PHD in statistics from Warwick University. She’s the resident statistician for The List of Absolutely Everything That Might Kill You.
Podimo is a premium audio entertainment subscription service that offers original and exclusive ad-free podcasts, audiobooks, plus podcasts from around the world via RSS feeds. As a global production studio, Podimo creates original content that can travel and amplifies the voices of creators from around the world. Podimo UK productions include Richard Wiseman’s On Your Mind, Where's Home Really? with Jimi Famurewa, The Missing with Pandora Sykes, Nordic Noir hits likes Murder In The North, and more. The app is currently available in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, and Mexico, and is expanding to more countries soon.
About What’s The Story Sounds
What’s The Story Sounds was born in 2019 with the mission of making podcasts that get under the skin of the story. Part owned by the Banijay Group, WTS’ heartland is compelling, thrilling, thought-provoking and insightful content, across always-on and mini-series, and with the aim of generating IP for multi-platform adaptation. We gravitate towards amazing factual stories of human experience: the exceptional and the extraordinary, wrapped up in unrivalled production quality, and boasting unique access. WTS produce award-winning and consistently charting content for a range of global clients, including BBC Sounds, Spotify, Amazon Music and Audible.This includes number 1 true crime series Body of Proof for Audible, Con Juan and Faceless for NBC. WTS produce The Footballer’s Football Podcast for BBC Sounds, with exclusive access to premier league players Callum Wilson and Michail Antonio. WTS was the first company to win audio-access to the UK’s leading missing persons organisation, which resulted in award-nominated The Missing with Pandora Sykes.