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Curious Republic is the speech and podcasting arm of Glorious Republic Broadcasting. We find people with stories to tell and great ideas, and help bring them to life. From live music, to science through the medium of comedy, to the madder and more forgotten moments of the past, and travel through little known corners of the world. We make great storytelling happen. 

Amazing stories are nothing without an audience, though. We offer services to assist with podcast production, editing, marketing and sponsorship, to ensure that your voice gets heard.

Do you have a great idea for a podcast? Get in touch via our contact form!

Almost Live From the Whiskey Jar

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On hold due to Coronavirus -

Every week, affable, foul-mouthed Joe comperes Manchester’s most in demand music night: Acts here face six month waiting list to get on the billing! The quality is out of this world - tune in for an electric atmosphere at a night like no other.

And remember. No talking!

New episodes every Wednesday afternoon.

Starling's World


On hold due to Coronavirus -

Starling's World is a podcast about making it in the creative industries. Every two weeks, rising star Starling interviews an industry professional at the top of their game, from songwriters to session musicians, producers, directors and agents, right up to major label execs and A&R heads.


The aim? To help people aspiring to make it by learning from the experts: What makes them tick, how they got to the top of the world's toughest industries, their mistakes, triumphs, and the moments that made them who they are. 

New episodes every other Friday.

The Big Punk Show


Hello and welcome to The Big Punk Show podcast with Mike & Jamie, from that punk band Aerial Salad.

Every Monday, Mike (or Kyle) and Jamie bring you punk news, stories about life on the road, and a lot of nonsense. A whole lot of nonsense.

The Big Punk Show was formerly a music show on Glorious Republic Radio. You can still find all their old shows at

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New Episodes Every Monday

That Was Genius

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History is full of the weird and wonderful. From bizarre events to equally odd inventions, barely a day goes by without something incredible (or incredibly stupid) happening around the world.


Join Sam Datta, formerly of YouTube's This Is Genius and Truthloader, for a weekly reflection on the bold, the brilliant... 

And the downright strange.

New every Thursday. Every other episode is a patron exclusive.


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Pint of Science

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Pint of Science is one of the UK's leading science outreach and communication groups, running an annual, UK-wide science festival which draws hundreds of guest speaker researchers and tens of thousands of interested laypeople to pubs around the UK every May.

The Pint of Science podcast is a bit of Pint of Science in your living room. It features researchers and their work in a chatty, light-hearted and gently funny way.


Series two now in production!

Up The Arts


On hold due to Coronavirus -

Welcome to Up The Arts: Stuck Indoors, a currently somewhat more than weekly podcast for those proud to be be involved in theatre, music, art and literature in the LGBTQ+ world!


Every Thursday (and currently sometimes Friday and Monday whilst we're stuck indoors) we meet incredible people from the arts world and explore their creativity and inspiration, as well as providing a peek at upcoming events in which pride and the arts world collide!

Find us on Twitter: @uptheartsshow

And check out our website for news, reviews, what's on and more:

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