Ricky & Tony: Pop Detectives

A weekly Music, Comedy and True Crime podcast
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Best Episodes of Ricky & Tony

Ricky and Tony take their Pop Detectivism very seriously, however during those long days and nights at the office, conversation can drift…a lot! We were going to call this the Best Of Pop Detectives but we thought that was pushing it, especiall
Bowie was a master of reinvention and was streets ahead of the curve...but did he really predict the future too? In the final case of the series of Ricky & Tony, the Pop Detectives are investigating a theory which in some ways seems feasible bu
WARNING: This episode contains strong language and references to drug taking. It’s a Happy Mondays Special as Ricky & Tony are joined by the one and only Shaun Ryder to help get to the bottom of this legendary pop myth. At the height of ‘th
Ricky and Tony are back on the case of another superstar-based pop myth. One of their stool pigeons has tipped them to a demand by the Goddess of Pop, Cher, for a special room wherever she goes for the sole use of her wigs.  Rumour has it tha
In 1987 Freddie Mercury turned 41 and decided to throw the mother of all parties at Pikes beach club in Ibiza. With myths a-plenty for this party, it even features in the Bohemian Rhapsody film, it’s hard to know what’s legend and what’s the tr
Ricky’s been lucky enough to receive some gold and platinum awards in his time. However, he once noticed that the grooves and tracks on one of his Kaiser Chiefs gold records didn’t match the ones from the actual vinyl. What’s going on? Are all
Something’s been puzzling Ricky for a few years and he wants the help of Tony and their experts to get to the bottom of it. On the day that actor Gene Wilder died in 2016, Ricky was moved to post a tribute on Twitter, only to find out that Ge
It’s a brand new series and Ricky and Tony have got everything they need, including the all important rubber ‘case-solved’ stamp, to safely crack an in-tray full of new cases from home. This week’s tip-off is that Barack Obama allegedly hired
Pop Detectives is back in business! Recorded live from lockdown, from their home detective offices, Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson and radio royalty Tony Blackburn continue to debunk pop myths and solve musical mysteries. Episode 1 coming
On the way to solving all the mysteries in this series and as new colleagues, Ricky and Tony had a lot of acquainting to be done, and during those long late nights at the office, it’s easy for conversation to drift to other matters.  Here’s w
Did Billy Bragg and the Manic Street Preachers ever make up and get over their toilet differences after the Welsh rockers brought their own toilet to Glastonbury once.   It was at Glastonbury 1999 when the Manics came up with their own take on
Did Avril Lavigne die and get replaced by a clone who’s been fooling fans for the last 17 years?         The theory claims that Avril, struggling with fame having been thrust into the limelight at only 18, began using a body double named Meli
The latest case for Ricky and Tony involves the crazy world of SIlicon Valley and whether rapper Azaelia Banks was asked by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to make an amulet to ward off evil spirits, specifically, ISIS.                  The story goe
Did Jimi Hendrix really conceal LSD beneath his famous bandana so that it seeped into his skin to get him high when on stage? It’s a new case for Ricky and Tony as they attempt to open their third eyes on the evidence. As well as being part of
Did the famous rivalry between Prince and Michael Jackson get so heated in the early 80s that it could have changed music forever? It’s a new case for Ricky and Tony and naturally they’re on a mission to solve it!   The word on the street is th
It’s rumoured the world-round that Jennifer Lopez insured her backside, but is there truth in it? Can Ricky & Tony: Pop Detectives, get to the bottom of this one? The evidence first surfaced in the tabloids (The Sun and the New York Post) in
It’s Ricky’s first day on the job as a gumshoe apprentice and there’s a lot of evidence to go through. The story goes that one late night in Manhattan, Harry was picked up by a creepy but handsome man driving a VW Beetle but found she couldn’t
Coming Soon: Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has taken up a new role as broadcasting legend Tony Blackburn's apprentice in Ricky & Tony's Pop Detective agency. The pair will be debunking pop myths and solving musical mysteries from their of
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