‘Froth’: ‘something appealing, but with no serious value or interest; worthless or insubstantial talk’; that’s married comedians Rhod Gilbert and Sian Harries in a nutshell.
In this brand new podcast, Rhod and Sian use their charming, bickering, married-life dynamic to explore the lighter side of life; using frothy news stories from around the world, their own lives and plenty of listener input as stimulus.
Irreverent and chaotic in tone; serious chat is strictly forbidden. ’The Froth’ is a place to let your brain slip into something more comfortable; a spa break for the mind, far away from the relentless, depressing serious news cycle. Covering all manner of frothy aspects of life – from celebrity title tattle to madcap science, frivolous sporting news, hair-brained business ideas, plucky pets and much more; all intermingled with Rhod and Sian’s domestic lives.
Recorded in the basement of their home, Rhod and Sian (along with Rhosie, their dog) are joined each week by a special guest. Each episode also features ‘phone calls to ‘friends of the show’; who are spontaneously called upon to canvass opinion, verify stories, and generally mediate. Highlights so far including Sarah Millican on the mile-high club, Josh Widdicombe on accidental WhatsApp messages, Jason Manford on lockdown haircuts, a published neuroscientist about monster munch addiction, and an old school friend of Rhod’s about breaking wind in a strip club. You get the picture…the chat is frothy with Rhod & Sian ringing anyone, anytime, about anything.