The Best Podcast You’ve Ever Heard + Book Review: Funny You Should Ask by the QI Elves

I had to look it up and apparently it’s been nine years ago that a colleague introduced me to my favorite podcast ever: No Such Thing As A Fish.

If you’re not familiar It’s a podcast made by the people behind the British quiz show QI and it’s basically just a show about fact. Each week the four hosts take turns presenting facts they’ve been researching and it’s not only super interesting, but also often hilarious and very entertaining. So when I heard they wrote a book, I jumped at the chance.

Funny You Should Ask is just what it sounds like – the ‘QI Elves’ as they style themselves take turns answering questions sent to them by… The public I guess, or listeners to the podcast or… Someone? Anyway – it’s awesome, it’s fun, it’s super educational and it’s just great. It’s a perfect little side dish to the podcast.

And the podcast is fantastic too. I love learning things, especially little weird facts that you probably won’t use for anything other than tell them to other people and pretend you know things – and No Such ThIng is perfect for that. Also, it’s very easy listening, just like this book. I listen to a lot of podcasts and audiobooks when I’m at work and if they’re too exciting I can’t pay attention (to either the podcast or the work). That’s not a problem with this, you can zone out and in again, and feel like you haven’t lost anything.

So, are you convinced yet? Go listen to No Such Thing As A Fish and this book, then come back here and tell me all about it!

What’s your favorite podcast? I’m always looking for new ones – let me know in the comments!

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