This episode is brought to you by Birmingham: It’s Not Shit: 50 Things That Delight About Brum , out now in paperback.

One of the many major problems with producing podcasts is that of who you get to do it, or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. To summarise: it is a well-known and much limited fact that those people who most want to produce podcasts are ipso facto those lists duty to do it. To summarise the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made a podcast producer should a no account be allowed to do the job. To summarise the summary of the summary: people are a problem.

And so this is the situation we find: a succession of podcast producers who so much enjoy the fun and palavra of being in power that they never really noticed that they’re not. And somewhere in the shadows behind them, who? Who can possibly rule, if no one who wants to can be allowed to?

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Birmingham: It’s Not Shit: 50 Things That Delight About Brum, by Jon Bounds, Jon Hickman, Danny Smith, and not Mark Steadman for some reason.