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Podcast Radio exclusive - the first Rathband Tapes episode

Press Release · London, UK ·

To coincide with ITV’s drama The Hunt for Raoul Moat this week, Podcast Radio is exclusively playing the first episode of The Rathband Tapes podcast.

For more than a decade, conversations between the late PC David Rathband and his ghost writer Tony Horne, recorded during the writing of the best-selling book Tango 190, have remained in a vault.

Now for the first time, David’s voice tells his own story. Podcast Radio listeners will hear his own account of being shot, the untold story of dealing with becoming blind, his depression, his Pride of Britain Award – and going from hero to zero overnight. Tony, the high-profile former Metro Radio breakfast show presenter, says: “David became my friend. This is an emotional and painful story told with the help of David’s twin Darren and of course David himself”.

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Podcast Radio director Paul Chantler says: “We are thrilled to be able to offer our listeners a true broadcast exclusive. The Rathband Tapes are condensed from hundreds of hours of recordings and produced to a high standard by Tony. We’re really pleased to be able to work with him.”

Podcast Radio adapts podcast content into a radio-friendly listening experience. It plans to begin distributing a 24/7 American version of its programming to radio stations and groups across the US beginning soon. It has partnered with New York-based KMG Networks to syndicate its content.

Episode 1 of The Rathband Tapes will air at 6pm on Friday 21st April. Podcast Radio is available online, across DAB in several cities and via its app which is downloadable from

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