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A podcast about creative people and their lives. Each week our host Craig Parkinson sits down for a chat with an actor, musician, artist, writer, chef, DJ or other creative soul to discuss what makes them tick. Sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, always insightful. New episodes every Thursday morning.

The Two Shot Podcast Two Shot Pod

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    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

A podcast about creative people and their lives. Each week our host Craig Parkinson sits down for a chat with an actor, musician, artist, writer, chef, DJ or other creative soul to discuss what makes them tick. Sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, always insightful. New episodes every Thursday morning.

    #TSP137 - Reece Shearsmith

    #TSP137 - Reece Shearsmith

    Well, after a busy few weeks we’re slowly building back up to bring you new episodes with some incredible people and this week we’re thrilled to welcome the fantastic Reece Shearsmith. It’s a really great conversation with Reece where he and Craig talk humble beginnings, life on the dole, chance encounters and so much more. Reece is great company and we were made up when we finally got the dates in place to make this happen.


    You’ll know Reece from the iconic and groundbreaking The League Of Gentleman, Inside No 9, Spaced, Car Share as well as playing the legendary role of Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks’s The Producers.  


    So, take this bit of time for yourself, kick back, go on that run, turn the volume up in the kitchen, whatever you’re doing, we hope you enjoy, episode 137 of The Two Shot Podcast with Reece Shearsmith.  


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #TSP136 - Nicole Kidman

    #TSP136 - Nicole Kidman

    Hiyer Two Shot Pod pals. Hope you're all keeping well.
    We're back with another episode and this week we're talking to none other than the completely legendary Nicole Kidman!
    Craig dialled in to New South Wales to have a TSP chin wag with Nicole and they really got into it. They talk about her first forays into the acting world at the tender age of 14, her love of theatre and the trepidation she felt before treading the boards in the West End, traveling for work with her kids and close ones, the importance of drama school knowledge you were convinced you'd never need and loads, loads more.
    Nicole has done it all. From BMX Bandits (which Craig does bring up) to Batman, from To Die For to Moulin Rouge, she's one the greats of our time.
    The conversation starts with a bit of discussion about Nicole's most recent HBO project The Undoing which will be available on Sky Atlantic & NOW TV from 26 October. Craig is certainly on the edge of his seat to see the final episode. Nicole is a fabulous guest and we're sure you'll enjoy listening this, episode 136 of the Two Shot Podcast.


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    • 50 min
    #TSP135 - Matt Forde (Part 2)

    #TSP135 - Matt Forde (Part 2)

    Happy Thursday everyone (delete) 


    *clears throat


    Happy FRIDAY everyone!  
    Hope you’re all doing ok?   
    Do you know what I can’t wait for?  Is to not say things like ‘ strange times, eh’ or ‘hope you’re all coping and getting through this the best you can’. Yeah, sick of that.   When I’m actually just asking how your week was will be a joyous moment.  Trust me, it’ll happen.  Keep the faith you beautiful mob.  
    For now, though, let’s keep the conversation going as it seems to be a comfort for us all doesn’t it?   
    We have another revisit this week in the shape of comedian & now fully legit author of an actual proper book, it’s the brilliant MATT FORDE...
    We sit down and discuss the pitfalls and parallels between writing stand up and the discipline needed to fit Matt to write his first book during such an unstable and unpleasant time.  
    His book, ‘Politically Homeless’ is available right now and it’s a beaut. Go support Matt and also your independent bookshop.  


    Keep safe. Keep well. Keep wearing that mask.  
    All the love.
     
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    • 59 min
    #TSP134 - Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres

    #TSP134 - Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres

    How the devil you?  Good? Not great?  In a slight fug? Well, let’s just hit the pause button on that right now, just for an hour or so and let’s focus on someone else shall we? Let’s do that.  
    It’s Thursday so that means a new episode. Saying that, yes, I know we had a new episode this Tuesday but that was originally last Thursday’s episode but we couldn’t put it out due to an embargo so ....sorry, even we’re confused right now. Enough of that. We’re back on track and this week it’s a welcome return to past guest JIMMY AKINGBOLA & a very warm welcome to FRASER AYERS as they come to chat about making some TV history with the panel show ‘Sorry, I didn’t know’.  
    It’s a focus on inclusion and diversity and failing and ultimately succeeding and why they just won’t stop trying to break down doors.  


    Enjoy.


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    • 58 min
    #TSP133 - Hayley Squires

    #TSP133 - Hayley Squires

    Happy Thursday one and all.  


    Hope you’re all doing well and* if you’re in the UK keeping to your groups of 6 and not giving any weight to what certain Britpop stars are wanging on about. But enough of *that*.  Let’s not discuss it. It’s certainly something we don’t even touch on in this weeks episode because we're far too busy discussing creativity, growing up, moving around, writing and close knit families.  There's a small natter about Hayley's new C4 series ADULT MATERIAL* which is discomforting, groundbreaking, shocking and funny show that, on the surface, is a delve into the world of the adult entertainment business but as the story storms on raises questions about motherhood and injustice and power.  It’s an incredible watch with Hayley ( once again) showing incredible skills as the lead character and Lucy Kirkwood’s incredible script keeps us asking questions as an audience right till the end....and long after.  
    Of course, you’ll have seen Hayley burst into the screen in her award winning breakthrough performance in Ken Loach’s ‘ I, Daniel Blake’ but here on TSP we get to discuss all the important things with Hayley.  You know the drill.  


    We really hope you enjoy this incredible episode.  Thrilled that Hayley made time for us. You will not be disappointed. 


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #TSP132 - April Pearson

    #TSP132 - April Pearson

    Back in our Thursday morning groove this week mates. And we've got a bloody lovely episode with the bloody brilliant April Pearson.
    April shot to mainstream fame in the groundbreaking E4 comedy drama 'Skins' back in 2007. She now has a long list of theatre, television and film credits under her belt and is starting a foray into podcasting. She's a proud Bristolian, who's hilarious, circumspect, grounded and fiercely intelligent. She and Craig talk Old Vic, Brighton, freelance realities, graphic content, differentiating yourself from the characters you've portrayed and loads, loads more.


    This is episode 132 with April Pearson.


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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Duchess Claire ,

Brilliant!

I’ve only recently found this podcast and it’s amazing! I live listening to the interviews, so relaxed and calm. Feels like I am there having a brew with them. Such a great find! Thank you!

emmacollierb ,

Human connection over a brew

Cant get enough of this podcast. Craig is an astute and sensitive interviewer and a skilled conversationalist who puts his bravely honest guests at ease. Great production from Griff. I really love listening to this on my commutes and round the house, it makes me laugh and it moves me in pretty much every episode. Makes me feel closer to my uk roots. Love it as a woman but I feel like this would be an especially useful listen for men because it is filling a space that hasnt been held much for men - a place to get stuff off your chest and just relate without judgement or heaviness. Brilliant, please keep it up. And please interview Matt Morgan who I heard Tom Davis mention a few times in his episode! Id also love to hear Craig and Sofie Hagan (Made of Human podcast) interview each other on each other’s podcast!

Eilish Sines ,

Such a good listen

Absolutely loved listening to Joe he is so refreshing. Love how real he is with his mental health. Speaks volumes about the type of person he is. If he loves serial killer YouTube docos tell him to listen to the casefile podcast! Won’t disappoint.

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