Cover art for podcast The Rissington Podcast

The Rissington Podcast

27 EpisodesProduced by Jon Hicks & John Oxton-KingWebsite

Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We also have regular(ish) spots such as typeface of the 'week', UX techniques we like and any geek/technology thing we care to talk about.We are your exper… read more

27 Episodes | 2007 - 2020

2019 - Preflight checks

September 11th, 2019


Jon Hicks and John Oxton-King, broadcasting from deep inside the Cotswolds, UK. Think of this as a web-geek version of Gardeners Question Time. We …

Episode 24 - "You'd be good at glassblowing!"

January 30th, 2020


We recorded this episode just after the UK General Election in December 2019, so our moods were a little sombre. Answering your lovely questions …

Episode 23 - If you see someone without a smile

November 20th, 2019


Two days, two dinners and two locations later, this time we cover design systems, UX science, Greggs sausage rolls, the future of the web and …

Episode 22 - Bonus - Mental health

November 4th, 2019


We recorded lots of little experimental sections for episode 22 to see if anything stuck. Many of them probably won't see the light of day but we did just want to share a bit where we talk about mental health issues.

Episode 22 – It's bulb time!

October 24th, 2019


Attempts to improve the audio this time but still a few plosives in places. Pop!

It's all the usual gubbings: Housekeeping; Font of the Week; UX Technique of the Week and of course Listener Questions. If we didn't …

Episode 21 - Housekeeping & warming up after a 10 year break

September 23rd, 2019


10 years of housekeeping is discussed, whilst John OK fails to concentrate on anything but the recording process and practicing his heavy breathing …

Episode 20

February 25th, 2009


Stupidly, we recorded this one when we were both knackered, and it shows. It’s the longest we’ve done yet, and we’ve had to edit it to within an inch of it’s life to make it vaguely listenable! Anyway, for better or for …

Episode 19 - The Xmas Special

December 21st, 2008


We wish you a merry festive period and a satisfactorily refreshing New Year.

Can you spot all 3 subtle earworms in this podcast?


Episode 18

December 11th, 2008


After the 3rd recording attempt, we’ve sorted out our recording problems, and we’re back with a backlog-clearing, hour long marathon!

Loads of links below, first however, we need to post the information from Steve …

Episode 17

September 18th, 2008


Recorded on the 7th July, and finally edited and released! Hopefully, we’ll record a new one next week…

Episode 16

September 1st, 2008



Summer break is over and we’ve finally had a chance to edit a show recorded back in June! We were blessed with plenty of flying aircraft noise in this episode, so it all sounds nice and authentic. Also I …

Episode 15

July 4th, 2008


The one where we meet “The One They Call Fido Gesiwuj”

Link Poos

Episode 14

June 17th, 2008


Comin’ atch from the ‘wolds!

This episodes Linky Poos

Not many linkys this week – there more abstract concepts than usual.

Episode 13

June 9th, 2008


The episode in which we give you space for reflection.

This episode’s linky-poos:

Episode 12

May 29th, 2008


Being the episode where all 4 of us in Team Rissington share 2 mics. We also implement a swear-box, with donations going to our breakfast baps and …

Episode 11

May 21st, 2008


The Texpattern appreciation episode or, if you prefer, the diss Paul Boag episode.


Episode 10

May 15th, 2008


The outtakes are in episode.

In an attempt to streamline the process and get more episodes out more often we are experimenting with no editing. We’ve also ditched the .m4a version for the time being, hurrah!

This …

Episode 9

May 9th, 2008


Recorded weeks ago, but finally edited!

This episodes link-poos:

Episode 8

April 1st, 2008


This show was recorded back in February, but only now have we had the chance to edit it and get it out. This one features Mr Clayson more, which is a …

Episode 7

February 14th, 2008


The links for this week’s show include an interesting Gelaskins one of which is now stuck to John Oxton’s MacBook.

Episode 8 will be a little while coming; we’re going to do it properly this time!

Episode 6

January 29th, 2008


Relax, we’re still podcasting! Just because we don’t knock them out in our sleep like Mr Boag, doesn’t mean we’ve stopped. Quality not quantity …

Episode 5

November 30th, 2007


Back at you with another questions-only episode. Also we have a new website n’shit, replete with desktop and iphone wallpaper of the 1940’s poster style site design.

Questions answered this time around include “Lord of …

Episode 4

November 8th, 2007


A quicker, slimmer, episode this month – no extras, just the questions! We’re busy working on a ‘proper’ Rissington Podcast site (as well as all the stuff that pays of course), so we’ll keep this post short.

In the …

Episode Three - The Radiohead (I wish I was) Special

October 19th, 2007


With the imminent release tomorrow of ‘In Rainbows’, the new album by Radiohead, the Rissingtion Podcast hosts are too excited for words. Well, OK, we mananged a few of them – we ask just one question this week: …

Episode 2, the 'difficult episode'

October 2nd, 2007


After a suprisingly successful week, reaching #3 in the iTunes Technology podcast chart, and #82 in the overall podcast chart, it’s safe to say the …

Episode 1

September 20th, 2007


After the lovely warm reception to the Pilot Episode, we present the first ‘proper’ episode! It looks like we’re now committing ourselves to doing this!

As well as the usual round of listeners questions (including The …

2007 - The Pilot Episode

September 14th, 2007


In the inaugural podcast, listeners questions come courtesy of members of a secret society founded in the 1920s, we attempt our first joke provided by the RAF, and the featured typeface is the elegant Mostra. It’s the …

Loading ...

Listen to The Rissington Podcast


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens