55 episodes

Join Cultural Historians Livesley & Carmichael for Nice Things - the antidote to modern living.

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    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Join Cultural Historians Livesley & Carmichael for Nice Things - the antidote to modern living.

    Nice Things 54 – Far From the Madhead Crowd

    Nice Things 54 – Far From the Madhead Crowd

    In a sizzlingly hot show we mop our brows with Thomas Hardy, the wonder of Dandy Nichols, Judith Durham, Olivia Newton-John and Raymond Briggs, and that most upmarket Malc, the piano tuner plus, predictably, Tenko.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Nice Things 53 – Sock Wombles

    Nice Things 53 – Sock Wombles

    We return to discuss the sad passing of the ultimate Nice Thing, Bernard Cribbins and also David Warner and Nichelle Nichols. We also learn that Lord Paul has become a ‘firm’ fan of the footballing and has never seen Time Bandits.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Nice Things 52 – Fame, Sweat and Hatch

    Nice Things 52 – Fame, Sweat and Hatch

    On the hottest day of the year we decided to record, at Paul’s request. What followed was an exercise in heat exhaustion and delirium featuring Gary Lineker, Edward Judd, 1980s snow and Father Ted. Make of this what you will…

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Nice Things 51 – Of Price and Men

    Nice Things 51 – Of Price and Men

    This week we discuss the perils of not being versed in ‘blokespeak’ when it comes to having handymen round, Don Henderson’s hairline and the hot weather….conspiracy or cornetto?

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Nice Things 50 – Fiftieth Spesh

    Nice Things 50 – Fiftieth Spesh

    In this fun-packed 50th edish we discuss psychotic sanding, the resentment of summer, the genius of Jeremy Brett, Robert Stephens and Michal Bryant, why we crave nice things and look at the moment Australia went colour.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Nice Things 49 – Brook No Censorship

    Nice Things 49 – Brook No Censorship

    This week we wax lyrical about independent bookshops and discuss the current trend toward censorship in the arts, the sad passing of Peter Brook, why minor keys make us sad and ‘Beavis and Butthead do the Universe’.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

14MFF ,

Wonderful !

I love this show.
When I first found it, I leant on the counter in my kitchen, wept and blurted out
"My people...I've found my people..!"
It is the podcast that I've been searching for, but couldn't have described even if you'd asked me the question :
"What kind of podcast would just make you feel really happy ?"
It is definitely something that should appeal if, like me, you grew up transfixed by the TV of the 1960/70's, but even if you didn't,
just listen to a few episodes because the presenters - Michael and Paul - speak so passionately and lovingly about the things that they are so passionate and loving of,
that you'll get caught up in their enthusiasm.
I know you will 😊

Professor Susan Speaking ,

Slices of deep, rich fruitcake for the soul.

Oof, we needed this - good-natured, well-mannered, informed and passionate remembrances of things past, and frank and funny with it. Warm like a back kitchen on a winter night, looking into the flames in the hearth to relate a deep, people’s history, yet comfortable enough in your company to trump in front of you. Just so right, and timely, best find of the 2020s.

Molloy4U ,

Fuzzy and fizzy in equal measure

A lovely hauntological listen for anyone who grew up in Britain before cameraphones messed it all up. Also very funny to watch over on that YouTube as you can sometimes catch a visual gag. Check it out - you won't be disappointed!

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