It has specially composed music, a background soundscape including a washing machine, and voiceovers from well-known actors. A brilliant idea – or barking mad?
“I wish I could stay here with you,” says actor Jessica Raine. Her voice is Caramel Bunny delicious, low and soft. “But you don’t need to worry about that … take the opportunity to chill out, focus on you.” She is not talking to me, though: she is talking to Oscar, my surly whippet, on Spotify’s newly released My Dog’s Favourite Podcast.
There are two episodes, each five hours long, aiming to provide dogs with a relaxing aural comfort blanket when their owners are out. The podcasts combine soothing speech, specially composed ambient music and a background soundscape (birdsong, a washing machine and ironing).