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Distraction Pieces is a weekly podcast hosted by Scroobius Pip with long form, unedited interviews.

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    • 4.9 • 92 Ratings

Distraction Pieces is a weekly podcast hosted by Scroobius Pip with long form, unedited interviews.

    Sophie Willan • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #409

    Sophie Willan • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #409

    Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!
    This week Pip is joined by the amazing actor, comic and writer SOPHIE WILLAN!

    …also known as Bafta Award winning Sophie Willan! Sophie’s running things right now, not only on account of her fantastic and unique series Alma’s Not Normal, but through pure hard work and an individual, very real eye through which she filters what’s happening out there. She and Pip get into all of it, including her work on The Circle, being mates with Jayde Adams, Bolton, shining light on the past and honoring real people from real places, working class backgrounds, being introduced to John Waters and Mike Leigh through her grandma, past job, Rob Parker, going against ‘safe’ lineups in casts, charity work and so much more besides - if you don’t know Sophie, prepare to make a new pal right here.

    SOPHIE LINKS
    IMDB • https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8139654/
    ALMA'S NOT NORMAL • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTbbUMUyMGw
    THE CIRCLE • https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/entertainment/reality-tv/the-circle-narrator/
    TWITTER • https://twitter.com/sophiewillan
    INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/sophiewillan
    BAFTA • https://www.bafta.org/television/craft-awards/writer-comedy-1

    SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER • https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE • https://www.patreon.com/scroobiuspip
    DEBRIS • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RawWJ2ppTu0
    NORTH STAR RISING • https://www.northstarcrew.com/
    PODBIBLE • http://podbiblemag.com/

    SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK • https://www.facebook.com/distractionpiecespodcast
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/distractionpiecesnetwork
    DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE • https://www.acast.com/distractionpieces
     
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    • 55 min
    Sam Spruell • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #408

    Sam Spruell • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #408

    Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!
    This week Pip is joined by the tremendous actor SAM SPRUELL!

    A very open chat with Pip and Sam, who actually joined forces once upon a time in one of Pip’s earlier acting adventures. They catch up on that of course, but all the way through this is peppered with all sorts of wisdom and experience which touches on so many facets of acting and life in general (while being grounded in Sam’s current project The North Water) - the importance of breaks and holidays, funny-bad reviews, attitude on set, getting notes on your character, working with director Andrew Haigh, class structures in historical drama, cut-off locations, staying in your lane as a character, Steve McQueen and the Small Axe series, and too much more to synopsise here. Just dive in - you’ll get a lot from it.

    SAM LINKS
    IMDB • https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0819874/
    THE NORTH WATER • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8VZKyHIg70
    MANGROVE • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyVRkWsIJcM
    THE HANGING SUN • https://www.c21media.net/news/sky-cattleya-and-groenlandia-team-up-for-hanging-sun/

    SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER • https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE • https://www.patreon.com/scroobiuspip
    DEBRIS • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RawWJ2ppTu0
    NORTH STAR RISING • https://www.northstarcrew.com/
    PODBIBLE • http://podbiblemag.com/

    SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK • https://www.facebook.com/distractionpiecespodcast
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/distractionpiecesnetwork
    DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE • https://www.acast.com/distractionpieces
     
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    • 56 min
    Lowkey • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #407

    Lowkey • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #407

    Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!
    This week Pip is joined by long awaited / much requested rapper and activist LOWKEY!

    While rapper and activist might not cover it completely, Lowkey is someone who you need on your radar as this podcast will prove. It feels like Pip has been in training for this one but it is not a tricky listen - more like one that will continue to reward you on repeat listens. From the start I would suggest keeping a pad and pen by you just in case you want to make some notes, but otherwise it’s a perfect chance to let some pure facts and figures wash over you. From remittances, immigration, tax havens, etymology and what could be taught in schools, patriotism, circular logic, kung fu, houses of cards, the Grenfell tragedy, Operation Legacy and too much more to list. As I say - get a pen and pad ready, and prepare to take on fuel for a thousand conversations to come.

    LOWKEY LINKS
    TWITTER • https://twitter.com/Lowkey0nline
    INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/lowkeyonline
    MINT PRESS NEWS / Watchdog • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lyF0KRa6sg
    A/POLITICAL • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOSO1QihKOfTN1judCvHydg

    SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER • https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE • https://www.patreon.com/scroobiuspip
    DEBRIS • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RawWJ2ppTu0
    NORTH STAR RISING • https://www.northstarcrew.com/
    PODBIBLE • http://podbiblemag.com/

    SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK • https://www.facebook.com/distractionpiecespodcast
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/distractionpiecesnetwork
    DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE • https://www.acast.com/distractionpieces
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Say Why To Drugs • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #406

    Say Why To Drugs • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #406

    Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!
    BONUS TIMES as Pip re-presents for you a classic Distraction Pieces Network podcast SAY WHY TO DRUGS with SUZI GAGE!

    All is explained in the intro but below is the original writeup for the episode. Find the podcast feed in all good pod spots but links will be posted below too. ENJOY!

    "Dr Suzi Gage and Scroobius Pip discuss booze on this episode, the drug of choice in the UK and elsewhere. Although its legal, and often barely considered as a drug, it's by no means a safe substance."

    SUZI LINKS
    TWITTER • https://twitter.com/soozaphone
    SAY WHY TO DRUGS • Acast • https://play.acast.com/s/saywhytodrugs
    SAY WHY TO DRUGS • Spotify • https://open.spotify.com/show/0vsXsuUsR4kTesG2VOWFR8

    SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER • https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE • https://www.patreon.com/scroobiuspip
    DEBRIS • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RawWJ2ppTu0
    NORTH STAR RISING • https://www.northstarcrew.com/
    PODBIBLE • http://podbiblemag.com/

    SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK • https://www.facebook.com/distractionpiecespodcast
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/distractionpiecesnetwork
    DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE • https://www.acast.com/distractionpieces
     
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    • 36 min
    Nathaniel Martello-White • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #405

    Nathaniel Martello-White • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #405

    Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!
    This week Pip is joined by the actorial force of nature NATHANIEL MARTELLO-WHITE!

    Yet another masterclass in the acting world, following a series of incredible one-on-ones with legends on the screens of all sizes… This time Nathaniel steps up to the microphone to talk all things stage and screen, including the feeling of not stopping through the pandemic, as well as thoughts on that subject itself, race and culture, growing up, the art of acting itself, near scrapes with footballing, Steve McQueen, art and his many varied projects past present and future. Inspiring all the way, enjoy!

    NATHANIEL LINKS
    INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/nathanielmartellowhite
    GUERILLA • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5650574/
    DECEIT • https://www.channel4.com/programmes/deceit
    I HATE SUZIE • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqlz8QsNHC8
    IMDB • https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2533322/
    ROYAL COURT THEATRE • https://royalcourttheatre.com/cast/nathaniel-martello-white/

    SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER • https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE • https://www.patreon.com/scroobiuspip
    DEBRIS • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RawWJ2ppTu0
    NORTH STAR RISING • https://www.northstarcrew.com/
    PODBIBLE • http://podbiblemag.com/

    SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK • https://www.facebook.com/distractionpiecespodcast
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/distractionpiecesnetwork
    DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE • https://www.acast.com/distractionpieces
     
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    • 53 min
    Niamh Algar • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #404

    Niamh Algar • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #404

    Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!
    This week Pip is joined by the absolutely brilliant actor NIAMH ALGAR!

    Niamh and Pip get straight into the whole actorial science pretty swiftly right here, from her place in the early stages of quarantine. What this all leads to is an incredibly useful toolbox for actors with gems from all sides of the camera including how to dismount emotionally after heavier scenes, the strangeness of being praised for reaching emotional places, on set therapy and the importance of decompression through the process (and how the days of distressing your cast as director are hopefully behind us), manipulation, Deceit, Raised By Wolves, Calm With Horses, Ridley Scott, Prano Bailey Bond, defending your character, process and craft, collaboration and just so much more. You’ll really enjoy this one whether you’re involved in acting or not… Have fun!

    NIAMH LINKS
    TWITTER • https://twitter.com/NiamhAlgar
    CENSOR • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRrhXjH1M70
    DECEIT • https://www.channel4.com/programmes/deceit
    RAISED BY WOLVES • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rc-ZzdpjI8
    CALM WITH HORSES • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbrj1wDl3iM
    IMDB • https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4862056/

    SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER • https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo
    SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE • https://www.patreon.com/scroobiuspip
    DEBRIS • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RawWJ2ppTu0
    NORTH STAR RISING • https://www.northstarcrew.com/
    PODBIBLE • http://podbiblemag.com/

    SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK • https://www.facebook.com/distractionpiecespodcast
    DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/distractionpiecesnetwork
    DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE • https://www.acast.com/distractionpieces
     
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Arsenal Lover ,

Great conversations

I love the honesty with which Pip does this podcast. He tells you at the start that ratings are how he gets revenue and is able to do this for us for free, no hidden agendas . The pod is unedited and is a rolling coversation from someone who has done research into his guest as well as being genuinely interested in them. always catches me out when he says we are at the one hour mark so we better start wrappjng things up. It only feels like ten minutes to me.

Add it to your listening list

drus kratos ,

PC Leon.

This pod was a thought provoking heart wrenching listen. Your writing had meaning for him and talking to you helped him I’m quite sure. Thank you.

DailyBanana ,

Always an entertaining conversation.

Remember listening to episode one and doing the dishes and then listening to the latest Frank Turner ep and it was incredible to hear how much life had happened between enjoying these little one hour conversations. A true privilege to get something like this for free!

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