Wednesday 17th of February saw the launch of Stakhanov’s latest endeavour: the brand new podcast series ‘My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson’, co-produced with Alaska TV and hosted by the legendary presenter and award-winning comedian, Clive Anderson.
In the ancient world, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Great Pyramid of Giza were listed, among others, as the greatest wonders the world had to offer. Yet, over the years and centuries since then, many newer, more modern wonders have come to light and inspired updated lists. Using this framework to get to know his guest better each week, Anderson asks the same big question: which seven wonders would make it onto your personal list? And nothing is off-limits. From culinary delights to train journeys and world-famous performers, Anderson allows his guests to take him on a journey through their lives and discovering along the way the stories and events that have changed them forever - often with surprising results!
Stakhanov, in association with Alaska TV, has expertly produced a series of ten 55-minute episodes - the first episode of which features Dara Ó Briain. Other guests joining Anderson throughout the debut series include David Baddiel, Shappi Khorsandi, Griff Rhys Jones OBE, Ian Stone, Olivia Lee and Mary-Ann Ochota.
On signing with Stakhanov for the launch of the podcast, Clive Anderson said:
“I have been toying with this format for some time, and so far My Seven Wonders has proved to be a joy to make. I am used to doing relatively short interviews on television and radio but this podcast allows me and my guest to have a longer, more relaxed conversation. Selecting seven wonders gives each guest a chance to reveal their interests and enthusiasms. Somewhat surprisingly so far no single wonder has yet been chosen by more than one guest. But every podcast has been informative and entertaining. A celebration of the wonders of the world, one guest at a time. Working with the brilliant production team at Stakhanov on this series has been a pleasure and I’m looking forward to making more episodes.”
On signing Anderson to the Stakhanov stable, Luke Moore, COO of Stakhanov said:
“Everyone at Stakhanov is really excited to work with a legendary broadcaster like Clive, and his talents, alongside Stakhanov’s industry-leading production will make for a really successful show. We can’t wait for listeners to hear Clive’s first real foray into podcasting and are exceptionally proud of My Seven Wonders, a truly original angle on the interview podcast format.”
Ian Lamarra, Creative Director at Alaska TV, said:
"Alaska has become known internationally for building non-fiction series around talent, recently bringing the likes of Damian Lewis, Emilia Fox and David Lynch to factual. To now be getting into the podcast space and working with great names and their passion projects is really exciting. This is such a simple but intriguing format that lets us into the real biographies of some fantastic celebrities.”