Actor and comedian Tony Robinson has been announced as the host of a brand-new culture and entertainment podcast exploring life’s unanswered questions with an array of celebrity guests.
The weekly series, titled Tony Robinson’s Cunningcast, will feature the Blackadder actor in conversation with experts and special guests such as Stephen Fry, Miriam Margoyles and John Lloyd, answering questions that dive into different subjects - from what it’s like to live with prostate cancer for 10 years, to exploring what the past would have smelled like.
“I'm delighted to be presenting my very own podcast, Cunningcast. It's wonderful to have the opportunity to learn more about the people, the history, and all the extraordinary things in the world that I've always been intrigued by,” said Robinson. “It's been an absolute pleasure catching up with old friends - and meeting new ones - on this journey, and I look forward to sharing this with everyone.”
Other subjects that will be explored throughout the podcast include the celebration of Blackadder’s 40th anniversary, the top 10 most popular foods and why pies were first invented, what to expect from Charles III's coronation on 6 May, why Stonehenge was built, and more.
Robinson previously hosted a society, culture, and history podcast in 2016 by Ancestry Blog titled It’s About Time which brought stories of the past to the present. The actor is also known for presenting 20 seasons of Channel 4’s archaeology series Time Team, as well his work behind a number of TV documentaries and writing successful childrens’ books.
The podcast is produced by Zinc Audio, the audio division of Zinc Media Group, which has produced a number of series including Audible Original Edge of Reality exploring the dark side of reality television, Laura Whitmore’s Hear Her Voice on pioneering women in the music industry, COVID-19 science and history podcast Going Viral, and the Evening Standard’s Lawrence Dallaglio’s Rugby Podcast.