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David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and chums cast an occasionally jaundiced eye over the goings on in the world of music and entertainment

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David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and chums cast an occasionally jaundiced eye over the goings on in the world of music and entertainment

    Word Podcast 361 - & when did YOU last listen to Apple Jam?

    Word Podcast 361 - & when did YOU last listen to Apple Jam?

    In which we look at pop conspiracy theories (eg Britney Spears), the Christmas songs that work for 2020, the 36 different versions of the new McCartney album, the howling mundanity of Arsene Wenger's Desert Island Discs, folk box-sets made in China, Gary Barlow in Sainsbury's, "America's truth crisis" and mangled celebrity band names. And the time David spent Christmas alone.

    The #FreeBritney story in Vanity Fair …
    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/11/the-oracle-of-britney-spears

    The ‘Harry Smith B Sides’ in the New York Times ...
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/arts/music/anthology-of-american-folk-music.html

    Nick Lowe’s ‘Christmas At The Airport’ …
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQoVB3Rd28E

    Davitt Sigerson’s It’s A Big Country … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDXZsydJU2c

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    • 54 min
    Word Podcast 360 - George Clooney's $14m hand-out: the Movie

    Word Podcast 360 - George Clooney's $14m hand-out: the Movie

    In which we fantasise about what happened after Clooney gave 14 friends $1m in cash, note the sale of Dylan's private letters, miss the great North London record shops, unravel Radio 1 v the Pogues, pitch pop stars' dogs against Nigerian Highlife entertainers and name the second greatest Christmas record ever made.
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    • 46 min
    Word Podcast 359 - for the love of Bo Diddley

    Word Podcast 359 - for the love of Bo Diddley

    Acts that wrote songs about themselves (Animals, Monkees, Manfreds, Devo, NWA, Ants etc), Lloyd Cole does handwritten lyrics to order, the welding of Bob Dylan, Des O'Connor's UK tour with Buddy Holly, the West Wing v The Thick Of It, amusingly named skate-punk bands and does Terminator X own a black ostrich stud farm in North Carolina?

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    • 48 min
    Word Podcast 358 - best track on the Beatles' #1 revealed!

    Word Podcast 358 - best track on the Beatles' #1 revealed!

    On the menu this week - the genius of the late Geoffrey Palmer in the Kipper And The Corpse and Reginald Perrin ('rum cove, Johnny Woman' etc), four anniversary albums - Badfinger's No Dice (Nov '70), Prince's Dirty Mind ('80), the Traveling Wilburys' Vol 3 ('90) and the Beatles' #1 (2000), pop careers that kicked off early, fictitious new age groups, pseudonymous secret gigs, the joy of CNN and the entertaining notion of Trump fleeing to a secret bunker to evade ruinous lawsuits.

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    • 42 min
    Word Podcast 357 - Andy Neill on Ready, Steady, Go!

    Word Podcast 357 - Andy Neill on Ready, Steady, Go!

    In which the author of 'Ready Steady Go!: the Weekend Starts Here' talks about the show that revolutionised pop TV - the people who made it, the acts that appeared, the dancers, the clothes, the James Brown shock-the-nation-special, the Troggs auditioning in reception, the '60s scene-makers packing its Green Room and how it captured what Mick Jagger calls "the wonderful chaos of the times". Andy's book is the most detailed and affectionate tribute imaginable and you're strongly advised to take a look at it.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ready-Steady-Weekend-Starts-Here/dp/1947026348

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    • 37 min
    Word Podcast 356 - when Sean Connery met Carly Simon

    Word Podcast 356 - when Sean Connery met Carly Simon

    In which we tell the real story of Stardust (the new Bowie biopic), lampoon Kanye West's Kardashian hologram, brace ourselves for the arrival of 'synthetic media', dream up the fictional indie band generator, name some great autumnal albums (eg the Finn Brothers' Everyone Is Here) and remember Roger Moore and Dorothy Squires' cavalier mistreatment of records.

    The Kardashian hologram ...
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54731382

    Computer inventions of fictitious people ...
    https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/

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    • 35 min

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