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In Almost Famous, Barnaby Slater chats to guests who also grew up with famous family members and asks how it has affected their journeys through life. As well as the inevitably hilarious anecdotes from guests having been surrounded by the bizarre world of celebrity all their lives, Almost Famous is also a serious look at how people’s perception of fame differs from the reality, and an insight into how an upbringing so close to the transient world of celebrity can have a bearing on life choices, relationships and mental health.

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Twitter: @podalmostfamous
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More info at www.almostfamousthepodcast.com
Enquiries: almostpodcastfamous@gmail.com

Producers: Emily James & Radioville (www.radioville.co.uk)
Recorded at Big Kahuna Studios (https://bigkahunasound.co.uk/)
Engineers: Scott Little and Gurdeep Singh
Music: Blunt

About Barnaby Slater (@barnabyslater):

The presenter of this podcast, Barnaby Slater, is not famous. He's pleased about this. At least, he thinks he is. But Barnaby has spent his life surrounded by fame. His father had a couple of hits as lead singer of a band from Liverpool in the 60s (not The Beatles, alas). His mother got to number 2 in the pop charts in the 70s, something Barnaby's male school teachers never failed to remind him of when creepily talking about the posters they had of her on their adolescent bedroom walls. In the early 90s Barnaby's stepfather was Angus Deayton, then the most famous TV comedy panel show presenter in the country and labelled "TV's Mr Sex" by the newspapers.

Barnaby is aware that this isn't your average upbringing and after not-nearly-enough therapy wants to speak to other people who have grown up around celebrity to see how it has affected their own journey through life. He's particularly keen to chat to those who have gone in to a similar field as their famous parents/siblings, as he often worried about the impact that being known as Angus Deayton’s stepson would have on his own career, for better or worse.

Almost Famous Barnaby Slater

    • Relationships
    • 5.0, 78 Ratings

In Almost Famous, Barnaby Slater chats to guests who also grew up with famous family members and asks how it has affected their journeys through life. As well as the inevitably hilarious anecdotes from guests having been surrounded by the bizarre world of celebrity all their lives, Almost Famous is also a serious look at how people’s perception of fame differs from the reality, and an insight into how an upbringing so close to the transient world of celebrity can have a bearing on life choices, relationships and mental health.

If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions you have in the comments section and rate the podcast out of 5 stars. Thanks so much for listening!

Follow Almost Famous on:

Twitter: @podalmostfamous
Instagram: almostfamousthepodcast

More info at www.almostfamousthepodcast.com
Enquiries: almostpodcastfamous@gmail.com

Producers: Emily James & Radioville (www.radioville.co.uk)
Recorded at Big Kahuna Studios (https://bigkahunasound.co.uk/)
Engineers: Scott Little and Gurdeep Singh
Music: Blunt

About Barnaby Slater (@barnabyslater):

The presenter of this podcast, Barnaby Slater, is not famous. He's pleased about this. At least, he thinks he is. But Barnaby has spent his life surrounded by fame. His father had a couple of hits as lead singer of a band from Liverpool in the 60s (not The Beatles, alas). His mother got to number 2 in the pop charts in the 70s, something Barnaby's male school teachers never failed to remind him of when creepily talking about the posters they had of her on their adolescent bedroom walls. In the early 90s Barnaby's stepfather was Angus Deayton, then the most famous TV comedy panel show presenter in the country and labelled "TV's Mr Sex" by the newspapers.

Barnaby is aware that this isn't your average upbringing and after not-nearly-enough therapy wants to speak to other people who have grown up around celebrity to see how it has affected their own journey through life. He's particularly keen to chat to those who have gone in to a similar field as their famous parents/siblings, as he often worried about the impact that being known as Angus Deayton’s stepson would have on his own career, for better or worse.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

a17438383 ,

Great podcast 5*

👍

Grant Tennant ,

A hidden gem.

This podcast will become huge, Barnaby is a great host and the quests are so interesting. A MUST LISTEN!

Nathan Psycomedy ,

Great podcast!

Great podcast, great subject and great host. This is going to fly!

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