Composer and comedian Vikki Stone unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.
The Listening Service: Beginnings - Proms 2018 Special
An episode from The Listening Service discussing how music - and the 2018 Proms - begin.
During the 2018 Proms season we'll be publishing episodes of The Listening Service that relate to specific Proms. To hear them all, subscribe to The Listening Service podcast.
Proms 2017: The Well-Tempered Glass of Wine - feat. Sir Tom Jones, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Vikki is backstage with the Stax stars and takes Sophie Ellis-Bextor to her first prom.
Proms 2017: Don't trust 'em - Imogen Heap, Christian Scott, Leo Pellegrino, Shabaka Hutchings, Leila Josefowicz, Jules Buckley
Vikki Stone takes singer and composer Imogen Heap on a prom date, reviews the proms Reformation Day and is backstage at the Metropole Orkest prom of the work of Charles Mingus.
Proms 2017: The Corridor Monstrosity - feat. Philippa Perry, Guarav Mazundar, Sir Simon Rattle, Alexa Mason, Karen Komansec
On the floor at the Proms with a famous psychotherapist; that Daft Punk encore; in depth on the Ravi Shankar / Philip Glass collaboration; and DIY Gurrelieder with Sir Simon Rattle.
Proms 2017: Oh, What a Wonderful Podcast - feat. Al Murray, Marcus Brigstocke, John Wilson
Pub landlord Al Murray is Vikki Stone's Proms Date, Marcus Brigstocke describes his Proms debut in Oklahoma! and choirs – does size really matter?
Proms 2017: The Interpreter - feat. James Morrison, Dianne Reeves, Richard Osman, John Mauceri
Vikki Stone on the art of interpretation, the cadenza, jazz standards, and Pointless.
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Fantastic alternative take on a national institution
I love this little podcast, a lighthearted review of the week's goings ons with some nice interviews and some interesting insight into what's going on backstage
Engaging and funny
This is the perfect accompaniment to the Prom season. Delightfully irreverent and informative. I've really enjoyed the series so far and they've made me listen to Proms I wouldn't otherwise have considered. I hope Radio 3 finds something else for the presenter to do, she's fantastic!
Dull, patronising and tedious
In Episode 1 of the 2017 Proms we learn that Vikki Stone has katsu curry in her hair, make-up on her programme where she's been sniffing it, her date is a dolt and she doesn't like pronouncing the letter 'T' which, I'm guessing, she thinks makes her sound more hip. This is utter drivel.