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The Bugle is the ultimate pan-global audio home of international satire. The show is a weekly eruption of comedic comment about the world’s most, and least, important news stories.

Since its 2016 relaunch it has been hosted by Andy Zaltzman with his private militia of co-hosts including Wyatt Cenac and Hari Kondabolu from the US, Anuvab Pal from India, and, from the UK, Nish Kumar and Andy’s multi-podcast-award-winning sister Helen. Old co-host John Oliver may even show up every now and then.

After launching in October 2007, The Bugle has had many homes, but is now enjoying life in the Radiotopia stable

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The voices

  • Andy Zaltzman

    The original voice of The Bugle. He can pun for fun. You can hear Andy Satirising for hire around the world, ticket info via http://andyzaltzman.co.uk/.

    He can also be found scoring on Test Match Special and talking about cricket on the Cricket Sadist Hour podcast.

  • Nish Kumar

    Massively hip UK comedian loved by The Guardian and Stewart Lee. Made his Bugle debut telling Producer Chris to F*** himself, a cheap shot that won him instant acclaim.

    Twitter: @MrNishKumar

  • Hari Kondabolu

    Spreading The Bugle’s love of royalty into the new era, Hari is from Queens. He broke all kinds of records by becoming the third person ever to co-host The Bugle, the first new co-host in 9 years.

    Twitter: @harikondabolu

  • Helen Zaltzman

    Helen is a podcasting legend. Ask her about podcasting, or Serial. With hits like Answer Me This and Radiotopia’s The Allusionist under her belt, her joining The Bugle is an issue the competition commission should have an issue with. Yes, she is Andy’s sister.

    Twitter: @helenzaltzman

  • Wyatt Cenac

    A former five time Wimbledon champion, Wyatt has written for TV shows like King of The Hill and was a regular correspondent on the Daily Show. His vote for US President is with McDonalds worker Rochelle.

    Wyatt is not on Twitter

  • Alice Fraser

    Alice has been a regular on the show since she horrifed a live audience in Melbourne with a curious mix of puns, obscenity and flamingo trolling. Like all Buglers, she has another show, called Tea With Alice

    Twitter: @Aliterative

  • Anuvab Pal

    Anuvab Pal is a modern polymath, having managed to pursue successful careers in the theatre, comedy, literature and cinema. He is apparently one of the five funniest people in India, and India has a lot of people, a ringing endorsement.

    Twitter: @AnuvabPal

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