‘Antidote’ podcast launched by ex-BBC Radio Cambridgeshire DJs to help people through coronavirus pandemic

Stainton and Barbours Antidote podcast was launched to help people through the doom and gloom caused

Stainton and Barbours Antidote podcast was launched to help people through the doom and gloom caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Archant Archive - Credit: Archant

“People need to laugh in the face of adversity”, says ex-BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenter Paul Stainton who has launched a podcast to help people through the coronavirus pandemic.

Paul Stainton. Picture: Archant Archive

Paul Stainton. Picture: Archant Archive - Credit: Archant

Teaming up with a fellow former BBC DJ, Paul has joined Ronnie Barbour to form the Stainton and Barbour’s Antidote, a free online phone-in podcast on Anchor FM.

Each day, Paul and Ronnie entertain listeners with a dose of news and entertainment as they feel there is “a requirement for light alongside the shade”.

Paul said: “The idea is that amidst all the facts, figures, doom and gloom there is a requirement for light alongside the shade - people need to laugh in the face of adversity.”

There are already six episodes online, ranging 15 to 30-minute shows with the latest episode titled ‘Bob Pele....Corn Beef Contraband...Big in Mablethorpe’.


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Paul joked: “We were both a bit bored and can’t get jobs in radio anywhere, despite being award winning and very handsome.”

To stream the podcast, visit: www.anchor.fm/ronnie-barbour

Ronnie Barbour. Picture: Archant Archive

Ronnie Barbour. Picture: Archant Archive - Credit: Archant

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Have you been affected by the wide-spread COVID-19 outbreak? Tell us your story, email: harry.rutter@archant.co.uk

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