Music anorak. Audio knob twiddler. Radio & podcast stuff. Mostly records. Also see @GlossopRecord | @CharityClassics | @GiddyPopPod | @RadioMatlock.
In our first foray into the 1990s, journalist and podcaster Laura Kelly from The Big Issue joins us on the carousel and takes us back to the Smash Hits of 1-14 April 1992. And it's a very different Smash Hits from what we've covered so far on the podcast, with TV and film stars getting as much attention as pop stars. We're also introduced to a raft of new features including 'No! Not The Biscuit Tin!' and Sylvia Patterson steals the show with her glorious feature on the Manic Street Preachers. Laura tells us about the life-changing impact that piece had on her as a 10-year old music fan growing up in Belfast. *Disclaimer: Any positive opinions about Right Said Fred were made before they brought shame on Ver Hits family. Just so you know.Read along with us! Thanks to Smash Hits Remembered: https://www.flickr.com/photos/57779449@N02/sets/72157712621301448/with/49367880712/And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1IFNmBzy3EuOV1WGeKAbpjYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuFgLI525fUYo25RyyKRp8gzThe Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin HoggGUEST: Laura Kelly CONTACT DETAILS:Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiddyPopPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiddyPopPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giddypoppod/Website: https://giddypoppod.home.blog/WE MADE THISTwitter: https://twitter.com/wemadethispod Website: https://wemadethispod.com/
Professor Graham Chesters, the new Chair of the Philip Larkin Society, joins us to talk about how came to Hull University, inadvertently following the footsteps of Larkin. Graham also tells us about his relationship with Philip Larkin both as a university colleague and a neighbour in Hull and some of his more disconcerting and memorable encounters with Larkin. Graham talks about his involvement with the Philip Larkin Society and the impact of Covid on the Society. Graham also talks to us about the Larkin poem Absences. A couple of little technology gremlins sneaked in here, so apologies for the occasional dip in sound quality.  Contemporaries of Larkin mentioned: Garnet Rees (Chair of Modern French Literature at Hull), Vernon Watkins (Welsh poet), Brynmor Jones (Vice Chancellor of Hull University), George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, Seamus Heaney, Eddie Dawes (founding Chairman of the PLS), Maeve Brennan (Larkin’s sub-librarian and lover), Monica Jones (Larkin’s partner), Betty Mackereth (Larkin’s secretary), Carole Collinson (PLS Membership Secretary), James Booth, biographer of Larkin, Life, Art and Love (2014).  Other texts: Larkin: A Writer’s Life by Andrew Motion (1993), The Sight of Death by TJ Clarke (2006).  French literature: Les Fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire (1857), Rimbaud, Mallarme, Roland Barthes.  Larkin poems discussed: As Bad as A Mile, Absences, I Remember, I Remember.  Presented by Lyn Lockwood. Theme music: 'The Horns Of The Morning' by The Mechanicals Band. Audio production by Simon Galloway.  Follow us and get it touch on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tiny_air Find out more about the Philip Larkin Society here - http://philiplarkin.com/ 
‘In The Bookshop’ is a podcast about books, usually recorded in an actual bookshop - George Street Community Bookshop - in Glossop, Derbyshire, UK. However, at the moment we are recording remotely (and safely) but the premise remains the same - we invite guests onto the podcast to talk about some of their favourite books with shop manager Steve Roberts. Joining us 'In The Bookshop' for this episode is author and broadcaster David Hepworth, who been writing, broadcasting and speaking about music and media since the 1970s. He was involved in the launch and editing of magazines such as Smash Hits, Q, Mojo and The Word, among many others. As a broadcaster, he was one of the presenters of The Old Grey Whistle Test in the 1980s and one of the anchors of the BBC’s coverage of Live Aid in 1985. These days, he’s the author of a string of best-selling music books, the latest of which is Overpaid, Oversexed And Over There. He’s also a prolific podcaster, co-hosting the ‘Word In Your Ear’ podcast and YouTube spin-off ‘Word In Your Attic’ with his friend and former colleague Mark Ellen. The books discussed are: Weekend Wodehouse - a collection of P.G. Wodehouse Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom - Nik Cohn The Day of The Jackal - Frederick Forsyth The Custom of the Country  - Edith Wharton The Warmth of Other Suns  - Isabel Wilkerson About the bookshop: Based in George Street, Glossop, we are an independent, second-hand bookshop, owned and run by the community, showcasing a huge range of genre fiction, collectibles, local interest books and children’s literature. Established in July 2018, we are breathing new life into this local treasure. Please check website or our social media accounts for current opening times. Browse our online webshop here. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Produced by Simon Galloway. Music by Steve Roberts.
‘In The Bookshop’ is a podcast about books, usually recorded in an actual bookshop - George Street Community Bookshop - in Glossop, Derbyshire, UK. However, at the moment we are recording remotely and observing very safe social distancing, but the premise remains the same - we invite guests onto the podcast to talk about some of their favourite books with shop manager Steve Roberts. In this episode, our guest is singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar (aka Alan Wilkes). Vinny has released twelve albums of literate autobiographical pop music over a twenty-year career and has played in our hometown of Glossop many times. His latest album, While You Still Can, was released earlier in 2020. Find out more about Vinny here: https://vinnypeculiar.com/ The books discussed are: Billy Liar - Keith Waterhouse The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster - Richard Brautigan Revolt Into Style - George Melly Great Apes - Will Self The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood The Roominghouse Madrigals - Charles Bukowski About the bookshop Based in George Street, Glossop, we are an independent, second-hand bookshop, owned and run by the community, showcasing a huge range of genre fiction, collectibles, local interest books and children’s literature. Established in July 2018, we are breathing new life into this local treasure. Please check website or our social media accounts for current opening times. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Produced by Simon Galloway. Music by Steve Roberts.
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Location
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
50
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
1 day, 17 hours
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