The best of Radcliffe and Maconie; Intelligent music, conversation and a variety of guests. From BBC 6 Music
The Return of the Giant Snowman AKA Mark Radcliffe
Stuart is joined by Ellie and Theo of Wolf Alice ahead of their gig at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. The Mercury Prize winners speak of their genuine love of Showaddywaddy which in turn inspires listeners to share their stories of the band.
Paul Heaton chats about his new collection of greatest hits.
Northern Soul DJ Richard Searing brings some classic tunes to the 6 Music airwaves.
And Friday was the last ever daytime afternoon show for RadMac. Join us for a Christmas party where a special guest turned up...
Bring Some Serious Chops
Stuart decamps to Maida Vale for 6 Music’s All Day Christmas Party to mark Shaun Keaveny’s last breakfast show, and speaks to The Staves and a slightly worse for wear Shaun.
Astronaut Tim Peake talks about the yearlong selection process that he went through to work on the International Space Station.
All Roads Lead to Buxton
Comedian Bill Bailey talks about about travel and his love of nature.
Our Chainee Helen has some serious beef with moving to the very end of the Northern Line, and we hear ways your hometown has bigged itself up.
Mat Osman and Brett Anderson of Suede talk about their new album The Blue Hour, and their feature length documentary by Mike Christie Suede: The Insatiable Ones.
Purple briefs like a beacon at sunset
Hello there, Stuart Maconie presents another batch of highlights to listen to on the BBC Sounds app.
In this episode you'll hear Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley speak about their final Ladybird books for grownups.
There's Sid Griffin enthusing about 60s mod group The Action, they've got a new boxset.
Tamsin Grieg talks about Pinter at The Pinter, a series of all twenty short Pinter plays at the Harold Pinter theatre, which led Stuart to ask for your Am Dram and school play stories.
And there's Graham Massey and Andrew Barker of 808 State talking about their 30th anniversary tour 808 State: 30 Live with Nottingham electronica artist Lone.
Hello there, and wow, what a week of guests in this podcast. It's of course, best listened to on BBC Sounds. Other podcast apps are available, but quite frankly, why would you bother with them when there is so much good content here on BBC Sounds?
Here's a run down of all those amazing guests:
Johnny Marr on why he loves playing live more now than being in the studio.
Montreal duo Chromeo, that's David Macklovitch (Dave 1) and Patrick Gemayel (P-Thugg), talk about their album Head Over Heels.
Director Mike Leigh, yes him, speaks about his epic historical drama Peterloo which is based on the tragic Peterloo Massacre which happened in Manchester nearly 200 years ago.
Connan Mockasin has a new five part film called Bostyn ‘n Dobsyn. It's about a music teacher called Bostyn, his student Dobsyn, and Bostyn's band called Jassbusters, which is also the name of Connan's latest album. It sounds complicated, but Connan will explain it all.
There's also a Chain caller with a really interesting job. And an interruption at a gig gave Stuart something to talk about, in fact the gig was by another brilliant guest... The legendary bass player Stanley Clarke.
Everybody loves Queen?
Here are more podcast highlights than you can shake a stick at. In fact, put that stick down and if you haven't already, download the BBC Sounds App and listen on there.
Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk of Low chat about their magnificent album Double Negative.
There's Eleanor Friedberger on the music she enjoyed as a kid and how she ended up in a Pavement video.
Hear the brilliant Khruangbin, that's Laura Lee, Mark Speer and Donald "DJ" Johnson. If you don't know them, the clip in this podcast will give you the run down on who they are, their diverse influences and the brilliant music they make.
And Stuart tries to find something that everybody likes.