This week sees the release of the fourth episode of a new weekly podcast: The Lost Tapes of History; for those who like their history lessons with a side order of humour.
The podcast imagines finding a stack of audio tapes containing the first few minutes of interviews and private conversations between England’s monarchs and some therapists, counsellors, officials and professionals just trying to do their job.
Episode 4 features Stephen and the Assertiveness Coach. The date is September 1153. Stephen is due to meet with Henry of Anjou, his rival claimant to the throne. Stephen doesn’t have a great track record at negotiation, or anything else for that matter. His followers suggest assertiveness training.
A spokesperson for Stephen said: “I don’t really do anything here to be honest. He’s a terrible boss. Can’t give direction or orders. I just spend my time reading parchments and playing chess. He won’t fire me; he hasn’t got the bottle.”
The Lost Tapes of History Podcast can be downloaded from Apple Podcasts; Spotify; Google Podcasts; Amazon Music; Stitcher; YouTube; Pocket Casts; TuneIn Radio; Player.fm; Podcast Addict; Overcast and Castbox.