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Call in the Night Boys is a new podcast where friends and guests introduce each other to something they love. That something could be music, or books, or films, or ideas. Maybe animals. It could go well. It could end in senseless violence.

Call in the Night Boys Gavin Bradshaw & Nick Burbidge

    • Society & Culture

Call in the Night Boys is a new podcast where friends and guests introduce each other to something they love. That something could be music, or books, or films, or ideas. Maybe animals. It could go well. It could end in senseless violence.

    Episode 6 - Covid-19 Special!

    Episode 6 - Covid-19 Special!

    For our special coronavirus episode our friend Matt joins us from a mysterious location in China!

    He tells us what life was life during lockdown in a Chinese city.

    We discuss how governments in Britain and China have coped with the virus.

    'They said what now?' - A corona quiz.

    We wonder how the virus has changed the world of advertising.

    Matt introduces the world to a new product that's perfect for lockdown: Friendship Suits.

    Will the world return to normal after the pandemic - and should it?

    • 49 min
    Call in the Night Boys - Episode 5 - Fall Sound

    Call in the Night Boys - Episode 5 - Fall Sound

    We return after a break to discuss The Fall and the redoubtable Mark E Smith, with a focus on the celebrated 1985 LP, This Nation's Saving Grace.

    Gav has never paid too much attention to John Peel's favourite band - until now.

    What does he make of the album?

    Are The Fall music or anti-music?

    What were Mark E Smith's influences?

    Was Brix Smith the real genius of 1980s Fall?

    Can you really rhyme 'wrath' with 'bombast'?

    ** Apologies for the frequent distortion on Nick's microphone - we're still getting used to podcasting over the internet. We hope you can still enjoy the episode. **

    • 45 min
    Episode 4 - Halloween 2020 Special!

    Episode 4 - Halloween 2020 Special!

    Gav and Nick look ahead to Halloween 2020!

    Featuring special guest stars Romy and Elliott!

    Also featuring:

    The Yorkshire Moors!

    The difference between horror and terror!

    Ruth Gordon!

    William Hague!

    Morning in America!

    Why none of the Alien sequels is any good really!

    Elizabeth Taylor!

    Donald Sutherland!

    Rat turds!

    Italian rip-offs!

    Home and Away!

    Queuing!

    • 44 min
    Episode 3 - Life in the Middle Lane

    Episode 3 - Life in the Middle Lane

    Hello everyone!

    Our bumper, hour-long episode is all about car culture (pronounced "ka-kultur"). Gavin introduces Nick to his sports car - a 1973 orange MG, with added rain leakage. Gav also reads saucy letters from the MG Owners Club Magazine. Mmmm.

    Nick has never been in a sports car before. He'd always wanted to drive one since he was a very small boy. Instead, he drives sensible family cars, and wonders where his dreams went...

    Gavin and Nick discuss music and cars, including songs that are inspired by or about driving.

    Car adverts are examined. Spoiler: They have always been appalling.

    We take a look at several films about cars and car culture, from John Carpenter's Christine to Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend.

    We even did some research from the internet and discovered when electric motors for cars were first invented. Clue: it wasn't in the last 30 years.

    The talk moves inevitably to Elon Musk, and we wonder what transport will look like in 50 years' time. Or, as Gavin puts it, the "future history"of cars.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 2 - God Told Me To Talk About Larry Cohen!

    Episode 2 - God Told Me To Talk About Larry Cohen!

    This episode, Nick introduces Gavin to the movies of Larry Cohen, the much-loved director of cult films such as Q: The Winged Serpent, It's Alive and The Stuff, who passed away in March 2019.

    They take a look at Cohen's 1976 feature, God Told Me To, a thriller about New York detective, played by Tony Lo Bianco, investigating a series of random murders in which the suspects all claim that no less than God told them to kill...

    The film explores themes of Catholicism, guilt, paranoia, sex, intersex, satanic panic, mass hysteria, messiah complexes and much, much more!

    R.I.P Larry.

    • 43 min
    Episode 1 - Talking Talk Talk

    Episode 1 - Talking Talk Talk

    For our first episode, Gavin introduces Nick to Talk Talk's final album, Laughing Stock (1991).

    Questions are raised:

    What exactly is jazz?
    Did Talk Talk invent post-rock?
    Are Radiohead influenced by Talk Talk?
    (Yes)
    Were the 1980s any good?
    Were Duran Duran any good?
    What was Simon Le Bon's food on board the Durany tour bus?
    Did Mark Hollis "sing the English gospel", as some correspondents say?

    RIP Mark Hollis.

    • 41 min

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