144 episodes

Colin talks to interesting people with fascinating life stories. No rules, no soundbites, just in-depth conversations with some incredible people.

Midnight Meets With Colin Murray BBC Radio 5 Live

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

Colin talks to interesting people with fascinating life stories. No rules, no soundbites, just in-depth conversations with some incredible people.

    Howard Jones

    Howard Jones

    Musician Howard Jones chats to Colin Murray about his Welsh heritage, migrating to Canada and how a near death experience involving vegetables gave him the courage to pursue a career in music.

    • 56 min
    Rick Witter

    Rick Witter

    Lead vocalist of Shed Seven, Rick Witter, chats to Colin Murray about fan connection and commitment, the band’s music getting better with age and experience, having agency in their art, and falling out with record labels.

    • 57 min
    Tim Wheeler

    Tim Wheeler

    Lead singer of Ash, Tim Wheeler, chats to Colin Murray about the band's latest album Chase the Night and their upcoming tour. The pair also get into how the band has survived over two decades with the original members, hiding the struggle when acclimatising to fame, being featured in Kerrang and being a ‘pin up for teen girls’, and what it’s like having a fashion editor mogul for a mother-in-law.

    • 56 min
    Mark Watson

    Mark Watson

    Comedian Mark Watson on the underrepresentation of the city of Bristol. Do we hear the accent enough and how have they not had a football club in the Premier League?

    Mark and Colin also get into problems with comparing themselves to more successful people, having a small, loyal following over being a household name, being ghosted by a production company, their shared fascination with sports stadiums, and why Mark decided to write a book about ‘car crash’ stories from his stand-up career.

    • 50 min
    Stephen Morris

    Stephen Morris

    Joy Division and New Order drummer, Stephen Morris, on being in a band as an older man, adapting to gig audiences, memories of Joy Division vocalist Ian Curtis, Stephen’s fear at the rise of electric drum machines, and his fondness for reading instruction manuals.

    • 56 min
    Danny McNamara

    Danny McNamara

    Danny McNamara, founding member and frontman of Embrace chats to Colin Murray.
    They discuss the 25th anniversary of their debut album The Good Will Out and upcoming tour.
    The never-ending devotion of Embrace fans and how an unlikely friendship with Chris Martin from Coldplay led them to one of their biggest hits.
    They also talk mental health, and how getting married and having kids has grounded him.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Toby Ozz ,

The saviour of lockdown

Very varied guests absolutely consistent in being awesome. Colin Murray has been the saviour of lockdown through this and other podcasts.

slowy99 ,

Amazing

Listened to the Deacon Blue episode, possible the best thing I’ve heard in years. Such a great interview, good work fella.

pommie38 ,

Ellery hanley

Just subscribed and listened to you interview the great Ellery Hanley. Absolutely brilliant. What a man
Just listened to the Gary Lineker interview. 👍🏻👍🏻

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