A jaunty stroll through Pepperland discussing The Beatles & solo Beatle albums with a pot pourri of delicious guests.
The I am the EggPod podcasts aim to bring a lighthearted side to the Beatles (and solo Beatles) studio albums, with a series of amazing guests.
If you’re after facts, figures, numbers and data, then you may wish to explore other podcasts. These podcasts are the equivalent of sitting in a pub, chatting and chewing the fat.
The shows are hosted by Chris Shaw who can be found on Twitter at @ChrisShawEditor
63: George Harrison: Wonderwall Music - Graeme Thomson
Author Graeme Thomson discusses George Harrison's 1968 debut album 'Wonderwall Music' with Chris Shaw.
62: Greg Proops - A rambly Beatles chat
Bonus episode: Greg Proops talks about his love for The Beatles with Chris Shaw.
61: Paul McCartney: Flowers in the Dirt - Bob Fischer
Writer and broadcaster Bob Fischer discusses Paul McCartney's 1989 album 'Flowers in the Dirt' with Chris Shaw.
60: Ringo Starr: Sentimental Journey - Rob Crossan
Broadcaster, journalist and author Rob Crossan discusses Ringo Starr's 1970 debut album Sentimental Journey, with Chris Shaw.
59: The Beatles: Anthology 3 - Nelson Kumah
Producer at BBC Sport, Nelson Kumah discusses The Beatles' 1996 album Anthology 3, with Chris Shaw.
58: Living in the Material World - Joel Morris
Comedy writer Joel Morris discusses George Harrison's 1973 album, Living in the Material World, with Chris Shaw.
Friendly, kind and fun.
Chris is a marvellous host who is brilliant at making you feel like you’ve been welcomed to a chat with friends, about a subject you love.
Made me reevaluate what I’ve been missing
I’ve avoided the solo Beatles albums for reasons I can’t explain. I didn’t want to hear them and wasn’t bothered to explore them. I started listening to Chris talk with guests about Beatles albums I had and I liked the familiarity and understood what they were saying in response to the music and the times. When the episodes were about individual albums I was on shakier ground. I didn’t know the albums and assumed they’d be rubbish. However, and this has surprised me, the guests interviewed by Chris have actually made me want to listen the albums. I’m now a big fan of Ram, All Things Must Pass, Imagine, Flaming Pie and Band on the Run. A few George LPs I’m still struggling with 331/3 and as for Ringo, I can’t last 45 minutes of his voice on one LP. A great podcast that has made me reevaluate my feelings about albums I’d given a miss too. The interviews are always interesting.
George Martin in Pencil
Great episode lads , that flight of whimsy involving getting George Martin to sign your homemade Abbey Road TDK cassette in pencil just in case you wanted to record over it was inspired , laugh out loud funny....