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The Giddy Carousel of Pop

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Welcome to a special bonus episode of The Giddy Carousel of Pop. If you heard our last episode with Mark Ellen, you'll know that we spoke to Adam & The Ants' guitarist Marco Pirroni about his memories of Smash Hits. But we talked about so much
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode we are joined by music mag legend and former Smash Hits editor Mark Ellen, as the carousel spins back to June 1981. There's also a second guest on the c
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode we are joined by pop kid and deputy chair of the Philip Larkin Society, Lyn Lockwood to look at the Smash Hits of 3-16 July 1985. Along the way we encou
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode writer, podcaster and former drummer with The Fall (1980-85) Paul Hanley joins us to peruse a 'double A side' issue of Smash Hits from 1981 and a whole
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride. In this episode, writer Jude Rogers (The Guardian, The Quietus, Mojo and more) takes us back to her days as a day 10 year-old pop kid in August 1988 and the very first
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride. In the this bumper episode, TV and film production designer and (most importantly) pop kid Richard Drew joins us on the carousel as it spins back to the Smash Hits of
Grab some paper and a pen and prepare yourselves for The Giddy Carousel of Pop's Quizorilliant Christmas Quiz!10 rounds. 50 questions. And all taken from the pages of Smash Hits (so if any of the answers are wrong, blame them!). There are no pr
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 t
Andrew Harrison, former editor of Select, Q and Mixmag and co-host of Bigmouth podcast (among many other things) joins us on the carousel to look at the Smash Hits of 29 May - 11 June 1980. In a wide-ranging conversation, artists discussed incl
Welcome to The Giddy Carousel of Pop's swingorilliant summer special! Simon and Gavin snip out their favourite bits from the ten issues of Smash Hits they've covered so far on the podcast, and stick them in their audio scrapbook to share with y
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! We continue our look back at the Smash Hits of 17-30 July 1985 with the help of Tim Robinson from DJ/production duo Nightdubbing. Having dealt with all the Live Aid conten
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride!To mark the 35th anniversary of Live Aid, we go back to the Smash Hits of 17-30 July 1985 with the help of Tim Robinson from DJ/production duo Nightdubbing. We look at Ver
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! In this episode we go back to the Smash Hits of 9-22 October 1985 with broadcaster, writer and pop geek Julie Hamill. Pete Burns and Morrissey grace the cover and other ar
Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! In part two of our chat with former Smash Hits editor Barry McIlheney about his time at Ver Hits (October 1986 to January 1989) we continue out look at the issue of 25 Ma
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! In the first of two parts, Simon and Gavin chat to former Smash Hits editor Barry McIlheney about his time at Ver Hits (October 1986 to January 1989) and the 25 March - 7
Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride! In this episode we go back to the Smash Hits of 4-17 November 1987 with pop kid Catherine Sked. U2 grace the cover and other artists featured include T'Pau, Marillion, Com
Simon and Gavin welcome you back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In the second part of our chat with former Smash Hits deputy editor Hannah Verdier, we continue our look through the Smash Hits of 23 March - 5 April 1988 (the Easter hols!), plus s
Simon and Gavin welcome you once again to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In the first of two parts, we have a good look through the Smash Hits of 23 March - 5 April 1988 (the Easter hols!) with the help of our special guest, freelance pop culture w
Simon and Gavin welcome you aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In this episode we go all the way back to February 1979 to dissect issue 4 of Smash Hits. The last of the mag's initial monthly issues, it only takes a moment to realise that this ac
In the second part of our chat with former Smash Hits editor David Hepworth, we continue looking at the Smash Hits of 4-17 March 1982 (picking up at page 20), going behind the scenes of the magazine, the people who worked on it, the pop stars w
Former Smash Hits editor David Hepworth joins Simon and Gavin on The Giddy Carousel of Pop, looking at the Smash Hits of 4-17 March 1982, in part one of a wide-ranging conversation that takes us behind the scenes of the magazine, the people wh
Simon and Gavin welcome you aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In this third episode of the Smash Hits appreciation podcast, we have a good look at Ver Hits from 6-19 December 1984, with our guest, author and journalist Patricia Caliskan lending
Simon and Gavin welcome you aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In this second episode of the Smash Hits appreciation podcast, we have a good look at Ver Hits from 17-30 May 1989, with our guest Rachael Galletly lending a helping hand in this rum
Simon and Gavin welcome you aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop! In this first edition of the Smash Hits appreciation podcast, we have a good look at Ver Hits from 6-19 November 1985, with our good buddy Tim Robinson (of Manchester-based productio
Simon and Gavin bring you a little taste of what to expect on The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Beware the dumper! First full episode coming on 26 November 2019.Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - just search for The Giddy Carousel of Pop or
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