If you are visiting this site you must love podcasts right?

Welcome to Tea in the Sahara, the home of podcast & audio drama reviews. Behind the podcast reviewing curtain (small drumroll) is me Kev, an independent podcast reviewer of both fiction & non-fiction podcasts.

Whether you are a fan or a writer, I hope that your takeaway from my site & reviews is that you enjoy the writing, and hopefully find yourself another decent podcast to get your ears stuck into. Please do check out my recent reviews to get a flavour for that ‘niche’ style of writing I will be banging on about.

My inspiration and driver for podcasts dates back to a lunchtime walk where I came across ‘We’re Alive’ by KC Weyland and BANG my tiny mind was blown! Fast forward some years and here I am writing reviews for some of the greatest podcasts out there.

Credentials time! I have had the previous pleasure of writing podcast reviews for some utterly creative writers both independent, and established alike. Some of their kind testimonials are featured below offering you a flavour of the podcasts which I have had the pleasure of reviewing.

My style of writing & reviewing in itself is very unique (he says). I write with a frank yet honest style, delivered in a slightly satirical British tone which cannot be replicated (he hopes!)

I genuinely enjoy seeking out fresh podcasts which really push the creative envelope, and hope through my writing it connects & inspires you the reader, bringing to your attention some of the best talent out there that the podcasting industry has to offer.

Hopefully if you are visiting my site and you are reading this, you are either a fan of podcasts, a writer, or producer keen as mustard to commission Tea in the Sahara to write a potential review of your outstanding podcast?

If this sounds like you, and you are up for the journey let’s partner up like the A-Team, and I will write for you a totally bespoke review of your podcast in a freelance capacity. You can connect with me through my contacts page, and I also have a dedicated guide page to help assist you with the details that I will need in order to write your customised review.

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Latest reviews


Station 103
The Night Post

“We at Station 103 are so grateful for this awesome review! It’s clear that Kev spent a lot of time getting to know the show, and listened with an incisive but sympathetic ear. We’re a new, low-budget show, but Kev met us where we’re at and really understood what we’re going for, and gave us a lovely review that feels like we’ve hit the big time. From everyone on the team: Thank you, Kev!”

Brett Neichin
Writer/Creator of The Cipher from BBC Sounds

“Kev, on behalf of The Cipher team, thank you for the kind review – and BIG congrats on your site. Similar to Pauline Kael writing about cinema in the 70s, you are tied to the very artform you are writing about. Fiction podcasting is still in its infancy in the US; your colorful style perfectly mirrors the playfulness, intimacy, and flexibility of the medium. In that sense, you are growing along with the creators and helping to shape the entire discipline. Please continue to champion the work of writers, directors, actors, and others working in this exciting new space”.

Jamie Petronis Writer/Creator of The Cellar Letters

“Kev, I am so thankful for the incredible review you wrote for our little show. Your passion for them shines through in every line. The genuine passion and enthusiasm you show is the exact reason why creators like us do what we do. I genuinely believe you’re going places with your site and you will be an authority on the medium as it starts growing. Thanks again!”

John Scott Dryden Director of The Cipher

“Teainthesahara has become one of the best fiction podcast review sites there is. Entertaining and thorough, Kev the reviewer, demonstrates a genuine passion for the genre and breathtaking knowledge of what’s out there and what to watch out for. I’m grateful to have had some of my own shows including The Cipher reviewed by Kev. Whenever I’m looking for my next podcast to binge, this has become my go-to place to find it. Thanks Kev!”