My Dad Wrote a Porno

NSFW: Your New Favorite Podcast Is ‘My Dad Wrote a Porno’

If you’ve been living under a rock for a while, or just been sleeping on podcasts, then you might have missed out on the best thing of all time: My Dad Wrote a Porno.

 

When British television director Jamie Morton discovered his father had started writing his own pornographic literature, the clear next step was a podcast. Debuting in 2015, each show is a chapter of the incredible and impossibly bad Belinda Blinked, written by Morton’s father under the pen name Rocky Flintstone (hilarious). Morton and two of his longtime friends, TV exec James Cooper and BBC Radio 1 presenter Alice Levine, attempt to make their way through the chapters without spending too much time laughing. Trust me, you’ll be laughing just as much. 

 

“It’s basically just me and my two mates reading and dissecting my dad’s terrible attempts at writing erotica, and trying to turn people on, which he is just unbelievably bad at,” says Morton. “I mean he’s kind of the worst writer in England. He makes E. L. James look like Jane Austen.”

 

With over 100 million downloads since its premiere, the podcast is now going on tour, beginning on February 22nd in Los Angeles before continuing onward to San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, and Chicago. Regarding taking the erotic readings on tour, Morton says:

 

The live show is an absolute raucous night out, really. We read an exclusive chapter, that my dad thought was too bad to include in any of the books, which gives you an idea of how terrible it is/amazing it is. So we basically read that out, dissect it, then we bring people up onstage and reenact things, to show how physically impossible his sexual situations really are. It’s a really fun show, and it’s gone down really well in the U.K. and in Australia, so hopefully the Americans are going to like it.

 

So how did Morton first discover his father’s porno? Dear old dad sent him pages, of course! “I took them to lunch with my friends and I was like, ‘You’ll never guess, my dad’s written what he thinks is erotica,’” he says. “We basically did what we do on the podcast. I read it out, and we all just started chipping in with our thoughts and our comments. At that moment, we kind of realized, ‘Oh, if we find these funny, I’m sure other people will find it funny.’ So we started the podcast.”

 

The iconic Belinda Blinked has since turned into a series, with the first three of which are available for purchase.

 

“Oh my god, we can’t stop him writing them,” he says. “He’s written so many, it’s amazing. He wrote four before we started doing the podcast, so we’ve got one more season about the ‘pure’ books, as we call them, which is coming out later this year. Then, he’s just carried on writing. I think he’s on book seven or eight now. I actually lose count. But, yes, he’s very motivated to carry on writing!”

 

So what are you waiting for? Go give it a listen!!

 

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