Comedian, actor, singer and presenter Jayde Adams is eavesdropping around the UK for a new Radio 4 comedy podcast dedicated to local gossip and grumbling.
Welcome to the Neighbourhood invites a different guest each week to join Jayde for a deep-dive into listeners’ submissions from the well-meaning, but often feisty world of community WhatsApp groups, message boards and apps.
They’ll also discuss the quirks of their guest’s hometown, and its most iconic online beefs.
Radio 4 says the podcast sifts through a hotbed of (largely unintentional) hilarity and discovers comedy gold concerned with graffiti-daubed wheelie bins, stray cats, e-scooters and more.
Jayde and producers would like to hear about what’s riling up the neighbours around Britain, listeners can submit the funniest and freakiest posts to email@example.com.
Jayde Adams says: “Whether in Bristol, the Big Smoke or beyond, you wouldn’t believe how much of a hot topic things can become between neighbours – raucous hot tub parties, garish garden gnomes, errant parking choices, the list goes on. Send in your most mind-boggling examples of virtual over-the-fence fallouts, we can’t wait to read them!”
Welcome to the Neighbourhood with Jayde Adams launches Wednesday 29 June on BBC Sounds with new episodes weekly, also available on Radio 4, Wednesdays at 23:15.