Armchair Adventures – our top five podcast adventures!
Happy New Year adventurers! We hope Father Christmas brought you everything you wanted and that you all ate plenty of sprouts! We’ve all had a wonderful break, full of family and fun, and are now ready to get the gang back together to face another year of exciting adventures!
Over the Christmas break, Connie and the gang have been busy choosing their top five favourite ever Armchair Adventures moments. We had a long discussion, over a huge box of Quality Street, and have finally come up with our list.
Have a read below and see what you think? If you have another favourite episode, please tag us in social media and let us know why you chose it.
Our top five countdown
We’re starting at number five, which is … ‘A Treetop Adventure’.
This is our first ever Armchair Adventures episode, where we are introduced to Connie and her gang of customers. Here we meet Linda, who tells us how much she misses going walking. Together the group go on a magical treetop walk where they meet a beautiful colourful bird.
Then in at number four, is the brilliant ‘A Showbiz Adventure’ which is episode five of series one.
Connie has always dreamed of being on Broadway, so along with her friends from the Johnny Barlow Theatre Company, they embark on an imaginary trip where everyone can be the star of the show, including you!
At number three in our round up, we take a deep dive to help in the fight for conservation in ‘An Underwater Adventure’ from our series two. Connie and the gang scuba down to the Great Barrier coral reef leaving all their troubles behind…apart from Rita, who’s dark cloud is VERY real! Together we learn about coral reefs and swim alongside jellyfish, stingrays and sharks.
ATTENTION! Coming in at number two is a brilliant episode created with a group of veterans from the Army, Navy and the RAF. Along with Connie and her gang of customers, our Armed Forces veterans take a trip by land, sea and air and visit Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, who has a very special announcement!
And finally… our number one Armchair Adventures moment is… drum roll please…. ‘A Bubble Adventure’.
This fabulous travel adventure of the imagination is set at New Year, where Carla has always dreamed of visiting the Northern Lights. Instead of being able to go on a real trip away, Connie and the gang help Carla float away on a bubble-filled adventure.
So to celebrate another new year and welcome 2022, we’d like you all to think positively, pack your hopes and fly!
More adventures this year
This year, Connie and her customers continue to take us all on wonderful adventures that you can all join in with too. We’re currently creating some more episodes for series two, so watch this space for more exciting news…
We have SO many free resources full of activities themed around our episodes.
For example, you could use our template from ‘A Royal Garden Party Adventure’ to colour your own armed forces uniform; or you could create your own Marcus Rashford inspired wall art from our ‘Unity Adventure’.
You can also visit our previous Armchair Adventure blog posts for lots more ideas to do activities with children.
Why should you take a listen to our podcast series?
We’ve had 33,000 listens since we launched, and this number is climbing rapidly!
Even HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, likes it! We have a letter of commendation from the heir to the throne himself!
Armchair Adventures won an award! We were thrilled to receive the Best Podcast award 2021 from the Manchester Publicity Association.
And lastly, we were named by BBC Radio 4 as a ‘positive podcast for 2021’
About Armchair Adventures
Armchair Adventures is a brand-new colourful, fictional and interactive podcast series about Connie and her gang of plucky explorers – and YOU can come along on the adventure too.
It’s a podcast for families, kids and older people. In fact, the voices that you’ll hear in each episode belong to real over 55’s stuck in isolation, who are keen to experience the outside world through the power of imagination.
Armchair Adventures was recently recommended by BBC Radio 4’s Podcast Hour and featured on Podcast Radio.