Wooden Overcoats

A weekly Audio Drama, Comedy and Fiction podcast
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This is the quintessential British comedy drama in the podcasting space, as far as I'm concerned! The characters are rich, the dialogue is snappy and often bone-dry, and the production elements are polished to a fine sheen. The vocal performances walk the tight-rope of being fun and exaggerated without crossing into unbelievably. If you're on the fence about Wooden Overcoats, jump off and give it a try!
Not sure if I'd call it a comedy, tbh 80% of the time I finished a lot of episodes feeling overwhelmingly sad for the Funn twins instead of laughing. I mean, the show represent really well how the world react to quirky people who struggle to adapt in a life that seems to have different rules and values than theirs... Nonetheless this is also what makes this show really good, so I really recommend it.
Darkly funny, with great characters. Best narrator.
Recently finished the podcast and I can confidently say that this is one of the best stories I've ever consumed, in any type of media. I went into it expecting a light-hearted comedy, but somehow I found myself tearing up at the last episode of S3. Slowly but surely I came to adore these characters and I'm excitedly awaiting the final chapters to their story.
Simply the best podcast. So hard to find anything to follow it
As a twin I have to say I absolutely adored this podcast and can compaire myself and my sister to the Funn twins. I loved the antics of this little town and can't wait for more. Plus.. cant wait for hopefully more chapman and rudyard.
Brilliant writing, wonderful characterizations. I have never felt more for a mouse in any dramatic production. These people understand what goes into a quality podcast! Lively writing, energetic performances. I will follow them to the end!
Gonna struggle to not just write sonnets to Antigone Funn right now because while she’s amazing, this entire show deserves credit. You know the deal: rival funeral homes, narrator that’s a mouse, Eric Chapman having a mysterious past. One of our characters shares a name with a character on this show and we know they will never live up to their namesake, and that’s ok. Beth Eyre is giving the voice acting performance of our generation and my 68-year-old dad agrees--he sent me a text about Antigone Funn three days ago asking when the new season was coming out. This show is funny, this show has heart, this show is paced beautifully, you will love everyone on this show!
Comedy 101 Be British and have your characters fail again and again and again.
Wooden Overcoats has sustained a beautifully energetic, quirky, and very funny narrative about two competing funeral parlors on an island over (soon to be) four seasons. Most shows don't even keep up this energy for two seasons. It helps that the cast is passionate and that the writing (largely by David K. Barnes) is both humane and conceptually sharp. This is a must listen for anyone into comedy and audio drama.
Absolutely charming. Unexpected things keep happening in Piffling Vale, and I am so glad that Madeline is keeping us informed.
Absolutely the funniest audio drama I've ever listened to. Time and time again I recommend it - the dialogue is intensely sharp, the pacing and plot precise and compelling, and the characters just - wow! I could go on for ages about it. The work that went into this is stellar. If you catch yourself wandering off listening to other audio dramas this show will rivet you in place with laughter, wit, and heart.
Imagine Six Feet Under but funnier and with a mouse narrating it... this show is so well written, acted, produced it is unreal. And it is so funny. I can ache for and laugh at the characters in equal measure from episode to episode. A true, and brilliant, sitcom.
Classic British sit com at it's very best. Formidable writing and acting and gallows humor for the morbidly amused. Excellent funeral parlour comedy!
I keep pitching this show to people as "old school Bryan Fuller," and honestly I stand by that. Wonderful and whimsical and extremely morbid. You WILL fall in love with Antigone.
Humour that's a mix of Monty Python, Father Ted, Horrible Histories, and still its own thing entirely The characters and narration style are all great, and though it's a great comedy, it doesn't pull punches when it comes to the emotional side Also I would die for Madeline
This podcast has made me laugh till I cried at work. My co-workers think I am insane. Listen responsibly, but whatever you do, listen.
This is a such a lovely and heartwarming podcast. I laughed, and I cried. Would highly recommend.
Objectively amazing.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Wooden Overcoats Ltd
Podcast Status
Sep 24th, 2015
Latest Episode
Sep 24th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
37 minutes
British English
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