53 episodes

Welcome to The Giant Pod.
Andy Wrintmore, our gentle giant host stands at a very impressive 6' 9". In his adventures as a hardcore drummer, mayor of Frome, and retail worker, Andy has met some incredible people and had some incredible conversations. It's about time these were put down on tape.
So the Giant Pod was born. Come and be a fly on the wall with some amazing freewheeling conversation with people from all walks of life. Musicians, Artists, Beekeepers, Filmmakers, Authors and more. New episodes drop every Thursday.
From episode #37 onwards, an HD video version of the podcast is available on YouTube
Get in touch at thegiantpod@gmail.com, or follow Andy on Instagram at @andy_s1s.
Podcast production by Harry Williams.


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The Giant Pod with Andy Wrintmore Harry Williams

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to The Giant Pod.
Andy Wrintmore, our gentle giant host stands at a very impressive 6' 9". In his adventures as a hardcore drummer, mayor of Frome, and retail worker, Andy has met some incredible people and had some incredible conversations. It's about time these were put down on tape.
So the Giant Pod was born. Come and be a fly on the wall with some amazing freewheeling conversation with people from all walks of life. Musicians, Artists, Beekeepers, Filmmakers, Authors and more. New episodes drop every Thursday.
From episode #37 onwards, an HD video version of the podcast is available on YouTube
Get in touch at thegiantpod@gmail.com, or follow Andy on Instagram at @andy_s1s.
Podcast production by Harry Williams.


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    #44 ALEX VEALE: Forming & Fronting Tax The Heat, Sync & Library Music, Signing to a Major Label, Rescuing Rare Amps

    #44 ALEX VEALE: Forming & Fronting Tax The Heat, Sync & Library Music, Signing to a Major Label, Rescuing Rare Amps

    Dive into The Giant Pod with Andy Wrintmore.
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    This episode is available in video. Head over to Youtube and type in The Giant Pod to see all our multicam HD video episodes.
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    Joining Andy on the podcast this week is musician Alex Veale. Andy & Alex have a freewheeling conversations that meanders through Alex's life in music, starting out with his days in The Operation, his solo career, and the full story of how Tax The Heat started and quickly gained industry success. Alex also explains how music can find a new life through sync and production libraries, and describes the feeling of his music being used on an episode of Home and Away. Towards the end of the podcast, guitar gear heads will get a treat as Alex talks through some his rare acquistions that may or may not have been previously owned by rock legends.
    A great episode all-in-all, and not one to be missed.
    LINKS
    Andy Instagram - @andy_tpg
    TGP Instagram @thegiantpod
    Alex Veale Instagram @alex_veale_music
    TAX THE HEAT
    GIBSON TITAN AMP


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    #43 PETE GAGE: Fronting Dr. Feelgood, Painting Mandalas, Poetry

    #43 PETE GAGE: Fronting Dr. Feelgood, Painting Mandalas, Poetry

    Dive into The Giant Pod with Andy Wrintmore
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    Joining Andy this week is legendary frontman, poet & painter Pete Gage. Andy & Pete have a fascinating and wide ranging conversation that touches on family & fatherhood, sobriety & addiction, ego & humility, and much more. This episode also contains two readings of poems from Pete's recently published Fifty-Six Poems - an offering that also contains photographs of Pete's hand painted mandalas. Of course, Andy also digs into Pete's career with the legendary R&B band Dr. Feelgood, whom Pete joined after Lee Brilleaux's death.
    A fascinating episode all in, and not one to be missed.
    LINKS
    TGP Instagram
    Andy Instagram
    Pete Gage Music
    Fifty-Six Poems

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    #42 JAK HUTCHCRAFT: Fronting Waco & Life as a Journalist

    #42 JAK HUTCHCRAFT: Fronting Waco & Life as a Journalist

    Dive into The Giant Pod with Andy Wrintmore.
    Joining Andy this week is frontman of the legendary band Waco and freelance journalist, Jak Hutchcraft. Andy and Jak have a wide and varied conversation that touches on everything you want to hear - Ben Dover, Waco's latest record, life as a journalist and much more.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #41 DAVID R ABRAM: Getting Off-Grid, The Decline of Travel Writing, Photographing Prehistoric Britain

    #41 DAVID R ABRAM: Getting Off-Grid, The Decline of Travel Writing, Photographing Prehistoric Britain

    After spending his summer in Cloud City, a sprawling metropolis high atop an allmighty beanstalk, Andy the Giant has returned to terra firma for Season 3 of The Giant Pod. Our first guest back is former travel writer and radio host David R Abram. Andy & David have a wide-ranging conversation that touches on audio equipment failure, the decline of quality travel writing and the difficulty of going off-grid in an increasingly connected world. David also helps Andy tighten up his pitch for a groundbreaking travel show, and explains how crowdfunding can bypass traditional media gatekeepers.
    After growing increasingly jaded with the commercial travel writing industry, David transitioned into a new line of work as a solo writer & photographer. Check out some of his incredible drone shots of prehistoric British ruins on his Instagram
    No video for this weeks episode, but head over to The Giant Pod on Youtube and ring the bell to be notified when a new crisp HD multicam episode drops.
    LINKS:
    TGP Instagram
    Andy Instagram
    David's Instagram

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    TGP Zoo: What Platos Taught Us About Freedom

    TGP Zoo: What Platos Taught Us About Freedom

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    On this episode of The Giant Pod, the Mayor of Frome and King Kronenberg Andy Wrintmore is joined by an esteemed collection of his most creative peers for a wide-ranging and increasingly drunken conversation.
    Topics touched on include: reflections on the pandemic, cautious optimism for the future, Schrodinger's Cat, the great greek philosophers, creativity, and much more. You can check out the guests' previous apperances on the following episodes: Nick Wilton - TGP #26 Eleanor Talbot - TGP #29 James Lavers - TGP #38 Special mention to first-time TGP guest Sean Powell, who has provided recording space for the vast majority of the in-person episodes. TGP will return with Season 3 in the early autumn.

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    • 2 hrs 36 min
    #40 JO BERRY: The Brighton Bomb, Finding My Father's Killer, Building Bridges for Peace

    #40 JO BERRY: The Brighton Bomb, Finding My Father's Killer, Building Bridges for Peace

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    This episode of TGP features a conversation with peace activist and public speaker Jo Berry. Jo's father, Sir Anthony Berry MP was killed in the 1984 IRA bombing of the Brighton Grand Hotel when Jo was just 27 years old. This event inevitably left a great deal of trauma in its wake, which Jo would begin to unravel some years later when she reached out to meet Patrick Magee, the man responsible for planting the bomb that killed her father. Rather than anger, the pair communicated with empathy and commitment to the peace process. Since their first meeting, Jo and Patrick have appeared together on countless media and stage engagements; promoting peace and empathy over anger and division.
    Andy and Jo discuss all things all around the life and death of Anthony, building bridges for peace, and how the english language has not yet invented a word to describe their inspirational relationship.
    BRIGHTON HOTEL BOMBING
    WHY I PLANTED THE BRIGHTON BOMB AND WHAT CAME NEXT
    JO AND PATRICK INTERVIEW

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    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Insightful and interesting

Andy has a real knack for connecting with people and the conversations had on this podcast and insightful, interesting and genuine. It’s easy listening, but somehow he still gets into some deep topics. Often find myself chuckling during one of these podcasts but also learning and reflecting.

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Cervantes’ Windmills

Where once the bleak land of podcast was populated by vertically and sartorially challenged presenters , we now can bask in the height affirming joy of the giant known as Andy . Everything about this podcast is giant . The vocabulary , vocal timbre , and depth of conversion . Not to be missed , especially if you fear carnival folk

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