23 episodes

The podcast for Excuses And Half Truths, hosted by Rob Wickings and Clive Ashenden. Chat and nonsense on films, books and music and pop culture live from Studio 2a, deep in the guts of London's trendy Clerkenwell district area place.

Excuses And Half Truths presents Rob & Clive's Speakeasy Rob Wickings and Clive Ashenden

    • Arts

The podcast for Excuses And Half Truths, hosted by Rob Wickings and Clive Ashenden. Chat and nonsense on films, books and music and pop culture live from Studio 2a, deep in the guts of London's trendy Clerkenwell district area place.

    Singles Going Steady

    Singles Going Steady

    All good things must come to an end. After 18 months and a ton of fun, Rob and Clive have decided to shutter the Speakeasy. And what better way to finish than in the same way that we started: two blokes in a room, talking about music?

    We're talking about the art and joy of the single, using the examples that mean an awful lot to us. Expect revelations of a personal nature, and insights into who we are and how we got to be that way. 

    Settle in. This one's gonna be emotional. 

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    The Best Of 2014

    The Best Of 2014

    Who does a best of the year show before the year's up? Not us, hombre! We've made sure 2014 is good and dead before we drop our verdict. 

    Join Rob and Clive. with Speakeasy playmates Graham Williams, Keith Eyles, Neil Myers, Dominic Wade and Stuart Wright in our epic exploration of the art and events that made 2014 the fourteenth year of the 21st century. 

     

    Settle in. This is gonna be a long trip.

    • 3 hrs 43 min
    The Adventures Of Whip Crackaway And Honcho The Indian Boy

    The Adventures Of Whip Crackaway And Honcho The Indian Boy

    As a bit of a departure from our usual fare, The Speakeasy is proud to present its first foray into radio drama. Clive and Rob are joined by friends of the podcast in a tribute and/or parody to classic 1930s horse operas. Please to enjoy the pantomimic stylings of the Speakeasy Players in...

     

    THE ADVENTURES OF WHIP CRACKAWAY AND HONCHO THE INDIAN BOY. 

     

    Ask nicely, and we'll never do it again. 

     

     

    • 23 min
    The Drokk-Easy

    The Drokk-Easy

    Stomm! Rob and Clive are joined by long-time friend of the Speakeasy Chris Rogers to talk about one of the most iconic British comic characters of all time: Judge Dredd. We pick apart one of his most iconic tales, The Day The Law Died, and see how that story is a distillation of everything that makes the man who IS The Law so great.  

    Geekery and comics. It doesn't get much more Speakeasy than that! 

     

    Warning: contains gratuitous prog-sniffing.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Summer Movie Sum-up

    The Summer Movie Sum-up

    Clive and Rob are joined again by film-makers Maria Thomas and Simon Aitken as we revisit our May Summer Movie preview. Did we see the films we said we'd watch? Did we like the films we said we'd watch? Did we watch films we didn't say we'd watch? Did we film the watch we said we'd film?

    From the game-changing Guardians Of The Galaxy to the tender, insightful Frank, we've got the whole gamut of the summer movie experience--summed up.  

    • 1 hr 50 min
    The September Read-easy

    The September Read-easy

    Who doesn't like a good book? Well, if you don't you're in the wrong place this month! 

    Rob and Clive share the works of literary merit that have tickled their fancy this month, in a podcast that's sure to appeal to those of you that enjoy slightly drunken rambling from two opinionated old geezers. 

    Pop your slippers on, pour yourself a sherry and join us as we crack open a volume or two...

    • 1 hr 19 min

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