52 episodes

One Sweet Dream provides a fresh take on the music, people, and narrative of the Beatles. This is the Beatles, through a new lens. The podcast includes 5 major series: (1) The Breakup Series: Revisiting the roots and causes of the Beatles' Breakup. (2) The Aftermath Series: Revisiting the events following the Beatles' Breakup. (3) The New Lens Series: Exploring key themes through interviews and deep dives. (4) The Get Back Series: Exploring all elements of the Get Back Documentary through a new lens. (5) The Hidden Gems Series: Examining Beatles and Post-Beatles songs through a new lens. Diana Erickson hosts and is joined by a group of guests and core contributors.

One Sweet Dream: A Beatles Podcast Diana Erickson

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    • 4.6 • 69 Ratings

One Sweet Dream provides a fresh take on the music, people, and narrative of the Beatles. This is the Beatles, through a new lens. The podcast includes 5 major series: (1) The Breakup Series: Revisiting the roots and causes of the Beatles' Breakup. (2) The Aftermath Series: Revisiting the events following the Beatles' Breakup. (3) The New Lens Series: Exploring key themes through interviews and deep dives. (4) The Get Back Series: Exploring all elements of the Get Back Documentary through a new lens. (5) The Hidden Gems Series: Examining Beatles and Post-Beatles songs through a new lens. Diana Erickson hosts and is joined by a group of guests and core contributors.

    Hidden Gems & Unsung Masterpieces Series #4 (Pt 2): Screw It We're Just Going to Talk About the Beatles Podcast

    Hidden Gems & Unsung Masterpieces Series #4 (Pt 2): Screw It We're Just Going to Talk About the Beatles Podcast

    This is part two of the Hidden Gems and Unsung Masterpieces Series with the hosts of Screw It We're Just Going To Talk About the Beatles. We go through the second half of their list!
    The "SIWJGTTATB" group includes Will Hines, Joel Spence, Katie Plattner, and Brett Morris. Diana is a big fan of their podcast.
    Check out the Screw It We're Just Going To Talk About the Beatles Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/screw-it-were-just-gonna-talk-about-the-beatles/id1192914201

    Check out the Echoes ("In Liverpool") special, as discussed in the episode.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z275pKj0Xs0
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Hidden Gems & Unsung Masterpieces Series #4 (Pt. 1): Screw It We're Just Going to Talk About the Beatles Podcast

    Hidden Gems & Unsung Masterpieces Series #4 (Pt. 1): Screw It We're Just Going to Talk About the Beatles Podcast

    In the next installment of the Hidden Gems and Unsung Masterpieces Series, Diana is joined by the hosts of the brilliant podcast: Screw It We're Just Going To Talk About the Beatles. The "SIWJGTTATB" group includes Will Hines, Joel Spence, Katie Plattner, and Brett Morris. Diana is a big fan of this podcast.

    Check out the Screw It We're Just Going To Talk About the Beatles Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/screw-it-were-just-gonna-talk-about-the-beatles/id1192914201
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Cleave Interview Series #4: George Harrison (Pt 2)

    The Cleave Interview Series #4: George Harrison (Pt 2)

    In this two-part episode, Diana and Dr. Duncan Driver explore Cleave's profile on George Harrison. In part two they explore the second half of the interview which focuses on George's home, his home life with Pattie, and his thoughts on war, the old guard, and religion. As in part one, George is amusingly blunt, witty, and endearingly earnest.
    These exceptional interviews, originally posted in the Evening Standard, provide rare intimate glimpses of the Beatles in 1966, sometimes countering the traditional view of them at this time.
    Many thanks to the fabulous Dr. Duncan Driver! @drduncd
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    The Cleave Interview Series #4: George Harrison (Pt 1)

    The Cleave Interview Series #4: George Harrison (Pt 1)

    In this two-part episode, Diana and Dr. Duncan Driver explore Cleave's profile on George Harrison.
    In part one, they examine the first half of the interview, going on an adventure with George Harrison, who is unusually open and revealing at this time.
    These exceptional interviews were originally posted in the Evening Standard in March and April 1966; They provide rare intimate glimpses into the world of the Beatles. 
    Many thanks to the fabulous Dr. Duncan Driver! @drduncd


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    • 2 hrs 39 min
    Get Back Series #6: Rob Sheffield

    Get Back Series #6: Rob Sheffield

    The One Sweet Dream Get Back Series continues with an interview with music journalist and author Rob Sheffield. Rob is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, writing about music, TV, and pop culture; he is also the author of multiple books, including Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World. 

    In this interview, recorded in December 2021, Diana and Rob cover many topics, including the just-released film Get Back, Martha, the song Girl, Paul's relationship with Cynthia, and the enduring appeal of Maureen.

    Rob often writes about the Beatles for Rolling Stone Magazine. These are two of the articles mentioned in the episode.

    On Get Back:
    https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-reviews/beatles-documentary-get-back-disney-1260172/

    On the Breakup:
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/beatles-breakup-anniversary-rob-sheffield-980941/

    Thanks to @robsheff!



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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Hidden Gems & Unsung Masterpieces Series #3: With Ian Leslie

    Hidden Gems & Unsung Masterpieces Series #3: With Ian Leslie

    Diana is joined by writer and author Ian Leslie to discuss the songs that made his Hidden Gems list.Ian writes about psychology, culture, technology, and business for the New Statesman, the Economist, the Guardian, and the Financial Times — and he has a newsletter called the Ruffian. He is also the author of the book Conflicted and is working on a book about Lennon and McCartney.Ian's newsletter: The Ruffian: https://ianleslie.substack.com/@mrianleslie http://ian-leslie.com/
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    • 2 hrs 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

visitingmartian ,

This podcast is such a treat!

Diana is an engaging and entertaining host who wears her enormous knowledge lightly. The guests are always insightful and well-chosen. I was a “casual” fan but not anymore! One Sweet Dream rekindled my interest in all things Beatles and I can’t wait for the next episode :)

FredcityonTwitter ,

Insightful and entertaining

This is an excellent podcast. Recommend it for long time Beatle fans and newer recruits!
Five stars!

TracyTracy 🙌 ,

Loving this podcast

I’m a life long Beatles fan but after watching Get Back I’ve plunged into Bestlemania. This and sister podcast Another Kind of Mind provide just the kind of analysis I want to listen too - in-depth, human, engaging and funny! Thank you!

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