13 episodes

TRIBUTE PODCASTS are a series of 13 dramatic monologues between 7 & 15 minutes in length - all eulogies / reflections about the deaths (and lives) of fictional characters.

One of the inspirations for this project - if that's the right word - was the series of deaths in 2016 - my mother, principally, but also David Bowie, Victoria Wood, Prince, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, Terry Wogan, Gene Wilder etc etc And in September 2015, one of my son's best friends, 20 years old, died in a boating accident in New Zealand. He died saving someone else's life when he and a group of 10 friends got into dificulties kayaking on a lake. It was only James and one other American boy who died, the rest survived. And James may have survived if he hadn't swum back into the lake to try and save a friend. James was the nicest young guy you could ever meet. Gentle, kind, with a smile that lit up a room, his death at such a young age has really rocked his local community and of course devastated his family - his parents and two younger brothers.

So this project is dedicated to the memory of JAMES MURPHY.

Tribute Podcasts Philip Shelley

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4, 8 Ratings

TRIBUTE PODCASTS are a series of 13 dramatic monologues between 7 & 15 minutes in length - all eulogies / reflections about the deaths (and lives) of fictional characters.

One of the inspirations for this project - if that's the right word - was the series of deaths in 2016 - my mother, principally, but also David Bowie, Victoria Wood, Prince, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, Terry Wogan, Gene Wilder etc etc And in September 2015, one of my son's best friends, 20 years old, died in a boating accident in New Zealand. He died saving someone else's life when he and a group of 10 friends got into dificulties kayaking on a lake. It was only James and one other American boy who died, the rest survived. And James may have survived if he hadn't swum back into the lake to try and save a friend. James was the nicest young guy you could ever meet. Gentle, kind, with a smile that lit up a room, his death at such a young age has really rocked his local community and of course devastated his family - his parents and two younger brothers.

So this project is dedicated to the memory of JAMES MURPHY.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

1missjames ,

Heartfelt

There’s something really interesting and intriguing learning about these characters through their deaths. Theres a feeling of nostalgia listening to the lives of people who have affected these characters who tell their stories so tenderly and it feels so intimate. A great mixture of heartbreak and laughs. Definitely worth a listen!

Arkendale1 ,

Intimate and personal

Each of these Tribute Podcasts creates an unbreakable connection between the living and the dead. From the celebration of a 'strange hybrid' mother to the regret of unspoken love for a father, the relief at the death of an awful neighbour to memories of a Hillsborough disaster victim – all feel intimate and personal. A great listen.

helen1351 ,

Wonderful

Engaging, thoughtful, well-written and beautifully produced, I'd highly recommend having a listen to these if you're after something a bit different.

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