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Trust us, Nicola Coughlan's new fictional comedy podcast will have you in hysterics

It's been two-and-a-half long years since the second season of Derry Girls finished on Channel 4, but while we itch for the third and final installment of the quick-witted show about a group of Northern Irish teen schoolgirls, its breakout star Nicola Coughlan has delivered something just as good. Dropping yesterday, Whistle Through The Shamrocks is a six-part weekly podcast written by playwright Camilla Whitehill and Galway-born Coughlan (who also stars) that'll guarantee some much-needed laughs on your commute. 

Set in the fictional chip-making Irish town of Ballysnavougherenn, it follows the lives of the poverty-stricken, potato-peeling O'Flanerhyn family as they run into strife with their evil English landlord, Cromwell Dumblington (played by Coughlan's Bridgerton co-star Ben Miller). Throw in the Romeo and Juliet-style love affair between his rich daughter (Susan Wokoma) and the O'Flanerhyn's impoverished son and naturally, hilarity ensues. "In just the first few minutes, you realise how wonderfully satirical the show is," says Stylist Loves writer Kiran Meeda. "The classic 50s radio drama format has been modernised by the actors chatting in between – similar to the rapport in My Dad Wrote A Porno. Everything is up for mockery, from the silenced woman trope to the complete Irishness of the O'Flanerhyn family – I couldn't stop laughing." With Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness also on the cast list and a rumoured appearance by Fleabag's Andrew Scott, we suggest hitting the subscribe button, stat. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify


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What She Loves: Alex Scott
The former professional footballer, TV presenter and this week's Stylist cover star shares her current obsessions     

What she's listening to:
"I really like it when people say, 'You should really listen to this', or I've read a book and they talk about a podcast so I go and listen to it. I listen to the Ted Talks podcast, Adwoa Aboah's The Gurls Talk Podcast and Glennon Doyle's We Can Do Hard Things when I'm going on a walk, a hike or a run. I want to come away having learned something."

What's in her beauty kit:
"I'm loving 111Skin sheet masks (£20) and under eye masks (£65 for 8) – because I'm travelling loads on trains or in cars, I feel refreshed and hydrated after sitting there with one on. I'm also starting to experiment a lot more with make-up. Charlotte Tilbury's Airbrush Flawless Filter Foundation (£34) in 10 Neutral and Brow Fix (£19) are my go-to at the moment. I've just had my brows laminated so anything that helps me shape them is good."

What she's reading:
"Power Hour (£14.99) by Adrienne Herbert makes you look at all the stuff you can do if you reset and use your time wisely within an hour. I really enjoyed it – I like books that make me think about life in a certain way."

What she's eating:
"I looooove crisps. I can't help myself. I don't buy the little packs, I buy a big pack and can eat the whole lot. I love crisps from Eat Real (from £0.99) but the older I get, the more I tend to go for ready-salted crisps."

Alex's new weekday quiz show The Tournament debuts 2:15pm, Monday 8 November on BBC One


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