Armchair Adventures podcast by Made by Mortals

Supporting our armed forces veterans with an Armchair Adventures episode

After the ongoing success of our interactive podcast series Armchair Adventures, we have secured funding to create another episode with a group of armed forces veterans from Tameside.

As part of our commitment to work with veterans, we have just signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant pledge. The scheme means we will be working towards bronze, silver and gold awards as we advocate support to the defence and armed forces community.

Paul Hine, actor and director at Made by Mortals, explained, “One of the most important parts of our work is working with communities who don’t usually engage with the arts. We are really looking forward to hearing the ideas and experiences of the veterans’ community in Tameside and work with them on this fun and creative project.”

Andy Smith, director at Made by Mortals and composer, said: “The aim of our Armchair Adventures project is to create an experience that connects people together, through music and theatre. The past year has been tough for everyone, so the more groups we can get involved in our online group sessions the better.”

This veterans’ project will start on Wednesday, February 24 and will run for nine weeks (apart from Easter week April 7) and finish on May 5. The finished podcast will then be added to the Armchair Adventures series and broadcast to thousands of school children in online intergenerational workshops.

Armchair Adventures was recently recommended by BBC Radio 4’s Podcast Hour and featured on Podcast Radio.


Calling Tameside Veterans!


Do you know an armed force veteran living in and around Tameside who might want to take part in our nine week Armchair Adventures project? They do not need to have any previous experience of podcasts, theatre or music.

The sessions will take place via Zoom and we will help you get set up on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. If you don’t have the internet we can even help you to dial in using a regular telephone.

If you know a veteran who would enjoy being creative, please get in touch.

Listen to our podcast on our Armchair Adventures page or directly on our Audio Boom podcast page.