Jamie Mor­ton

WHO - - Star Tracks -

The My Dad Wrote a Porno pod­cast is brought to life across Aus­tralia from Aug. 15–24. For info, visit live­na­tion.com.au. In 2015, the writer and his BBC Radio 1 pals James Cooper and Alice Levine started shar­ing chap­ters from his fa­ther’s cringe-in­duc­ing erotic novel on a pod­cast called My Dad Wrote a Porno. Seventy-mil­lion down­loads later, Mor­ton and friends are now take their read­ings on the road.

1 HE’S TOUR­ING AUS­TRALIA Mor­ton and the gang will present “The Lost Chap­ter” of Rocky Flint­stone’s Belinda Blinked on­stage and add “video el­e­ments, re-en­act­ments and au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion,”2 Mor­ton prom­ises. THE POD­CAST HAS ITS OWN COS­PLAY­ERS “Bring­ing Rocky’s work to the stage has opened our eyes to quite how pop­u­lar his writ­ing is,” Mor­ton says. “Peo­ple come dressed as the char­ac­ters, they shout out quotes from 3 the books—it’s amaz­ing.” CELEBRITY FANS ABOUND While Eli­jah Wood was the show’s first su­per-booster, “dis­cov­er­ing that Daisy Ri­d­ley had been lis­ten­ing to dad-porn on the set of Star Wars blew our minds,” Mor­ton4 says. HE’S MADE HIS DAD WRITE EVEN MORE BOOKS “That was cer­tainly never my in­ten­tion!” Mor­ton con­cedes. “Although the pod­cast cen­tres on us cri­tiquing his work, I do feel like he is a kind of mad sci­en­tist of lan­guage, and am al­ways in­trigued to see what 5he’s dreamed of next.” THEIR DAD-SON BOND HAS GROWN “I have fi­nally been able to see him not as a fa­ther but as a man,” Mor­ton says. “I’m so lucky.”

Cooper (far left), Mor­ton and Levine tour to­gether. Work­ing with his dad “has changed my life,” says Mor­ton.

Au­thor Rocky Flint­stone (in Lon­don) is a re­tired builder.

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