33 episodes

For many performers, their biggest fears is that people will find the creative writing they produced when they were younger. Early poetry, short stories, song lyrics, scripts and more shouldn't stay hidden in shoe boxes in our parents' house or in password protected folders on our laptops. It’s time we monetised that shame and gave those pieces the public outing our 15 year old selves would’ve wanted.

Each week a guest brings something they wrote in their adolescence to be discussed and co-analysed with Rhys - who will be bringing something embarrassing of his own to level the playing field.

Early Work with Rhys James Global Media & Entertainment

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    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings

For many performers, their biggest fears is that people will find the creative writing they produced when they were younger. Early poetry, short stories, song lyrics, scripts and more shouldn't stay hidden in shoe boxes in our parents' house or in password protected folders on our laptops. It’s time we monetised that shame and gave those pieces the public outing our 15 year old selves would’ve wanted.

Each week a guest brings something they wrote in their adolescence to be discussed and co-analysed with Rhys - who will be bringing something embarrassing of his own to level the playing field.

    EP30: Nick Mohammed

    EP30: Nick Mohammed

    Christmas is a magical time of year, which is why our Christmas episode is with certified childhood member of the Bradford magic circle, Nick Mohammed, here to talk us through some of the tricks of his youth. These include starting every word with R, dazzling at 50th birthday parties and a choice gag about a cheese grater. We also hear the outline and one song from a previously hilariously titled musical and a recipe that came with its own sound effect instructions. Plus Rhys reads a poem Nick has no qualms about calling “absolute nonsense.”

    Follow Early Work on Twitter @EarlyWorkPod or you can follow him @rhysjamesy
    Email your Early Work to earlyworkpodcast@gmail.com

    • 56 min
    EP29: Catherine Bohart

    EP29: Catherine Bohart

    When Solange wrote A Seat At The Table, Catherine Bohart related to it, because she was picturing the grown-ups table. Precocious x 1 billion, bard-chat and petition based revenge is how Catherine spent her youth when she wasn’t busy dominating debate club. It’s all very impressive, but the early work is baffling, cryptic madness, frankly. A lot better than Rhys’s though which elicits screams of incredulity from Bohart.

    Follow Early Work on Twitter @EarlyWorkPod or you can follow him @rhysjamesy
    Email your Early Work to earlyworkpodcast@gmail.com

    • 54 min
    EP28: Katy Wix

    EP28: Katy Wix

    Katy Wix had a very weird red nose day one year as a child and this is your chance to hear about it. Honestly, it's wild. She didn't just swing by the EW Zoom for that though, she also brought poems in a plethora of styles, from the jaunty to the dark to the sexually naive. Plus some choice criticism for Rhys's poetry which it's hard to believe hasn't already been said, and complete ambivalence at Rhys's unfathomable accuracy in his guess of what she was like at school.

    Follow Early Work on Twitter @EarlyWorkPod or you can follow him @rhysjamesy
    Email your Early Work to earlyworkpodcast@gmail.com

    • 50 min
    EP27: Sara Pascoe

    EP27: Sara Pascoe

    Fizzing creative genius Sara Pascoe proves it was sort of always like this, as she pops into Early Work mansions to discuss a childhood of Doing Things™, like setting up a bullying line and making everyone sing in assembly or remixing Oliver Twist with her sister. Work-wise we get into some very surprising parody songs, a hard-drive of dread-inducing poetry with some dramatic endings and quintuple word meanings, before closing out with a rewrite of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme tune to be about Hamlet. Yeah - Sara raps it. Hoooo boy!

    Follow Early Work on Twitter @EarlyWorkPod or you can follow him @rhysjamesy
    Email your Early Work to earlyworkpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Introducing That’s a First! Season 2!

    Introducing That’s a First! Season 2!

    Hi Early Work fans!

    Radio X are releasing Season 2 of a podcast we think you’ll enjoy. That’s A First! is hosted by comedians Maisie Adam and Tom Lucy and in each episode they’re joined by a guest who reveals some interesting firsts from their life… and then gets ripped to shreds. In series 1 we heard about the first time Romesh Ranganathan soiled himself just before he was due to go in stage and series 2 promises to be just as revealing with guests such as Joel Dommett, Kiri Pritchard McLean and Chris Kamara!
     
    This is a quick taster from Maisie & Tom. If you like it, search ‘That’s a First!’  and subscribe on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 1 min
    EP26: Jordan Brookes

    EP26: Jordan Brookes

    Riskiest comic in the biz Jordan Brookes swings by to chat being an obnoxious prankster at school, embracing his stagecoach family roots, and tales passed down from generation to generation to find their way onto this podcast. Spooky ghost stories (and boy are they spooky), some poems (and boy are there some fo them) and a funny joke (ok). Plus there's a wooden head in his grandad's house and you won't understand much more about that from listening. Lots to unpack, plus an extremely deep poem opening line from Reej himself.

    Follow Early Work on Twitter @EarlyWorkPod or you can follow him @rhysjamesy
    Email your Early Work to earlyworkpodcast@gmail.com

    • 57 min

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