16 episodes

It’s January 1969 and The Beatles are commercially at their peak with a number one Album in the charts and the summers smash hit ‘Hey Jude.’ Professionally things couldn’t be worse, however. Paul has convinced them to rehearse for a live show before the cameras, but his band mates have misgivings which will only multiply as the days progress. This is ‘The Winter of Discontent’. And we’re going to listen in to what will transpire.

Winter of Discontent - A Beatles Podcast Nick Anthony

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It’s January 1969 and The Beatles are commercially at their peak with a number one Album in the charts and the summers smash hit ‘Hey Jude.’ Professionally things couldn’t be worse, however. Paul has convinced them to rehearse for a live show before the cameras, but his band mates have misgivings which will only multiply as the days progress. This is ‘The Winter of Discontent’. And we’re going to listen in to what will transpire.

    Winter of Discontent Ep.15 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep.15 - A Beatles Podcast

    It’s still January 3rd 1969. The Beatles work on Two of Us before lunch, adding ideas that they’d later use in another song instead. They return from lunch a little merrier, and procrastinate some more before George offers to teach them one of his songs.

    • 49 min
    Winter of Discontent Ep.14 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep.14 - A Beatles Podcast

    Still Jan. 3rd 1968. The Beatles take a trip down memory lane, showcasing many unpublished originals; one of which is only ever performed here. George leads them astray with covers before trying to steer them back on track.

    • 29 min
    Winter of Discontent Ep.13 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep.13 - A Beatles Podcast

    It’s around midday on Jan. 3rd 1969 and The Beatles are relaxed and enjoying playing together. Now they’re finally getting down to some serious rehearsal.

    • 36 min
    Winter of Discontent Ep.12 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep.12 - A Beatles Podcast

    January 3rd - John and Yoko finally arrive. The Beatles start the session proper warming up by running through some good natured covers and parody’s of their own songs. The most difficult dialogue so far to decipher; see how well I did.

    • 40 min
    Winter of Discontent - Ep.11 A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent - Ep.11 A Beatles Podcast

    It’s still the morning of Jan.3 1969. George has arrived and while we wait for John the 3 Beatles amuse themselves with a copy of Beatles Monthly

    • 40 min
    Winter of Discontent Ep.10 - A Beatles Podcast

    Winter of Discontent Ep.10 - A Beatles Podcast

    It’s January 3rd 1969; the second day of filming. It’s a good opportunity to spend some quality time with Paul and Ringo at the Piano.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

paulsother ,

Brilliant; mesmerizing deep dive

It’s all brilliant. Can’t wait for more: the first 8 were mesmerizing. It’s a well researched deep dive. How can an hour by hour analysis of a studio session work? This way. Hoping to hear more before Peter Jackson’s film in August

Wardster25 ,

Great details and host is terrific

Awesome show for any hardcore Beatles fan, maybe the best

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