Each David Bowie album is unique. Some are universally lionised, some regarded as merely legendary, some, pretentious codswallop. But we all have our favourites. In this series of podcasts, I meet up with writers, musicians, critics and assorted woodland folk, to explore their choice of album in rambling roundelays of free-form facting, anorak-grade geekery, pompous pontification, impassioned argument and highly-contentious chat. I like to think these podcasts exercise the minds of some of the world’s (well, at least the bit I am in) most eminent Bowiebores, my lugubrious interrogations spurring them to wax lyrical and entertainingly - just for you. I hope you enjoy listening to them.
Presented and produced by Arsalan Mohammad
Music by http://bensound.com
Adam Buxton & Chris O'Leary on Scary Monsters (Part 2)
Join me, Adam Buxton and author Chris O'Leary for a colourful and lively plunge into Bowie's 1980 watershed album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Adam Buxton on Scary Monsters
In this episode, I discuss 1980’s Scary Monsters and Super Creeps with podcaster, comedian, author and actor Adam Buxton, in a suitably rambling chat that takes in the making of Scary Monsters, the young Buxton's first experiences of Bowie universe and subsequent Zavid obsessions. We also talk about the album at length, making it at least almost to the end of side one.
Tim Worthington on Holy Holy
"Clangers" expert and Tin Machine timelord Tim Worthington meets me to talk about the oft-overlooked but deeply significant 1971 single Holy Holy
Chris O'Leary on David Bowie (1967) part 2
Haven't you got a gnome to go to?
Chris O'Leary on David Bowie (1967)
David Bowie's very first album, released in June 1967 was a bizarre collection of strangeness and whimsy. Chris O'Leary joins me to discuss how this made it one of the most overlooked and underrated albums in the Bowie canon.
Donny McCaslin & Leah Kardos on ★ Part 3
The third and final instalment of our epic conversation with Donny McCaslin and Leah Kardos takes a behind the scenes look at the recording of David Bowie's final album, ★ in New York. Donny tells us what it was like to work on Bowie's demos and how even in his last sessions, David B was as inspired, energised and excited as ever by his music and collaborators. Thanks to Donny for his time and generosity in sharing these precious memories and especially to Leah Kardos for her insights and perspectives on the album. Don't forget to follow them both at
and keep an ear out for their latest sonic adventuring. Meanwhile, if you've enjoyed these podcasts, please do share, review and let me know! If you want to send a small something to keep self and dog in biscuits, I do have a Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=23724958&fan_landing=true and all tips much appreciated!