16 October 2022, by Victoria Séveno

Have you ever found yourself listening to the latest instalment of your favourite podcast and wished the episode would last forever? Well, a team of broadcasters and podcasters from the Netherlands successfully managed to turn that dream into a reality, breaking the world record for the longest uninterrupted podcast episode during Dutch Media Week.

The Netherlands breaks record for longest audio-only live stream

Working together, a team of podcast fanatics and experts planned and carried out what can only be described as a podcast marathon, recording a total of 153 hours of content without any breaks. 

Taking place in Hilversum from October 1 to October 9, various podcasts – including De Leeuw lult verder, Dit was de radio, PodBast, Han Peekel 75 and Mand – were recorded live and back-to-back in order to achieve the 153-hour record. It’s a seriously impressive feat, as the previous Guinness World Record for the longest audio-only live stream was just 53,1 hours, set in July 2020 by two podcasters from the UK.

Sadly, if you are curious to hear what the final product sounds like, all the content is in Dutch, so you might want to brush up on your language skills first. Alternatively, check out our list of some of the best podcasts for expats in the Netherlands.

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