12 episodes

Welcome to Le Pod! A podcast straight from the basement of Le Pub, Newport. We talk to some of the most interesting, entertaining, thoughtful, and just straight up cool people in our community - whether that be bands, artists, staff, or patrons. If you have something to put out to the world, Le Pod is the space for you to do it.

Le Po‪d‬ Ben Jones

    • Arts

Welcome to Le Pod! A podcast straight from the basement of Le Pub, Newport. We talk to some of the most interesting, entertaining, thoughtful, and just straight up cool people in our community - whether that be bands, artists, staff, or patrons. If you have something to put out to the world, Le Pod is the space for you to do it.

    Le Pod - Ep 11. Himalayas

    Le Pod - Ep 11. Himalayas

    Yes, yes! Welcome, welcome to episode number 11 of Le Pod. Filling the guest seat this episode are the boys from up and coming Cardiff, Garage rock band, Himalayas. Having just released incendiary new single, 'We Love to Hate', and as they prep for a slew of newly recorded releases as well as a nationwide UK tour, we had a lot to discuss...but instead we chose to spend most of our time talking pink gin and lemon Fanta, catching a baby Billie Eilish in Texas, and how bully-proof cool Prince was. Needless to say, we had a ball.

    As always, if you like what you hear please like and subscribe to the podcast. And if you happen to fall head over heels in love with it, pop on over to ko-fi.com/lepod and tip us as many of your hard earned pennies as you can part with.

    Facebook - @Himalayasofficial

    Twitter - @HimalayasBand

    Instagram - @himalayasofficial

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/71NBOcJ9lMeXqnbnya1z0x

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Le Pod - Ep 10. Quiet Marauder

    Le Pod - Ep 10. Quiet Marauder

    Yes, yes! Welcome, welcome to episode number 10 of Le Pod - our first, and therefore most important milestone (go us...). Joining us this episode for a slightly more whimsical and trippy conversation than usual is none other than Simon Read of Cardiff band, Quiet Marauder. As we attempt to delve into the inner workings of such a unique band (i.e their debut album spanned 4 volumes and 111 tracks, and one of their most beloved songs  goes by the name of 'I Want a Moustache, Dammit') we touch upon topics including toxic masculinity, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, and the del monte man look a like that appears from Simon's bare brick wall.

    As always, if you like what you hear please like and subscribe to the podcast. And if you happen to fall head over heels in love with it, pop on over to ko-fi.com/lepod and tip us as many of your hard earned pennies as you can part with.

    Facebook - @quietmarauder

    Twitter - @quietmarauder

    Instagram - @quietmarauder

    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/0hO9WBwSpb19RrmLjyyMlN

    Website - www.quietmarauder.co.uk

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Le Pod - Ep. 9 Super Marine

    Le Pod - Ep. 9 Super Marine

    Yes, yes! Welcome, welcome to episode number 9 of Le Pod. Joining us on board the good ship Pod this week is rising Blackwood based alt-rock band, Super Marine. Having played at the very last pre-lockdown Le Pub show, and as they gear up to return to the Le Pub stage (pandemic pending...) on July 3rd, they've been a guest that we just knew we had to have on. Topics talked about range from what they envision and feel while song writing, to how to sell out a show, to getting kicked out of an awards ceremony before it's even begun, and much more.

    As always, if you like what you hear please like and subscribe to the podcast. And if you happen to fall head over heels in love with it, pop on over to ko-fi.com/lepod and tip us as many of your hard earned pennies as you can part with.

    Facebook - @supermarineband

    Twitter - @supermarineband

    Instagram - @supermarineband

    Website - www.supermarineband.com

    • 59 min
    Le Pod - Ep 8. Live Now Festival Special

    Le Pod - Ep 8. Live Now Festival Special

    Yes, yes! Welcome, welcome to episode number 8 of Le Pod. We bring you an absolute all you can eat buffet of an episode this week, featuring no fewer than 5 separate artists, from different genres and backgrounds that all performed at the recent 'Live Now Festival' streamed straight from the venue of Le Pub. First up we have Welsh singer, songwriter, and purveyor of 'weirdo pop' MADI. After that, is Callum - lead singer and guitarist of folk-punk-emo trio with the greatest band name we've heard in a very long time, Toodles and the Hectic Pity. Keeping this ball rolling is Mogan - a DIY bedroom creator of electronica whose songs simply beg for a full, live audience to properly enjoy them. Our penultimate pitstop comes in the form of Hip-Hop and Rap artist Andrew Ogun who actually performed his very first full live set as part of the Live Now Festival - an accolade that we were more than pleased to both facilitate and behold. Rounding out the episode we chat to Katie, front woman of South Walian garage rock titans, CHROMA.

    As always, if you like what you hear please like and subscribe to the podcast. And if you happen to fall head over heels in love with it, pop on over to ko-fi.com/lepod and tip us as many of your hard earned pennies as you can part with.



    Links for those wanting to delve a little deeper;

    MADI - (Facebook) @madibanduk (Spotify) https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Ha39W0TSEYlfJ9qiHfyHW?si=B-ZoUq8nQyajBI1oBrjSoA

    Toodles and the Hectic Pity - (Facebook) @toodlesband (Spotify) https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Y30nFQNuiAuEQ7XlqbYci?si=F6n5DbH5QLScKmpbIBYUDg

    Mogan - (Facebook) @moganism (Spotify) https://open.spotify.com/artist/3JeXOiITaBsq0nEvvwf3g1?si=tMaObjhoQ8e2wVcz1wCxrQ

    Andrew Ogun - (Facebook) Andrew Ogun

    CHROMA - (Facebook) @CHROMAbanduk (Spotify) https://open.spotify.com/artist/4OFrB5SVIJMmI2bbLFvaj2?si=oEXe7t_ASG6Ep-jSdLbaXA

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Le Pod - Ep 7. Martyn Grant (High & Mighty)

    Le Pod - Ep 7. Martyn Grant (High & Mighty)

    Yes, yes! Welcome, welcome to episode 7 of Le Pod. This is the first of (hopefully) many ventures into the world beyond music, with this episode's destination being professional wrestling. Guiding us through this foray into wrestling is the one and only "Whiskey Chaser" Martyn Grant. He's one half of high flying, tag team High & Mighty, who recently made waves with their innovative, 'Dojo Deathmatch' which is now available to watch over on their youtube channel. Amongst many other topics we get into the nitty grittys of the relationship between wrestling and music, the stigma that often surrounds professional wrestling, and which skills are most important to an aspiring wrestler.

    As always, if you like what you hear please like and subscribe to the podcast. And if you happen to fall head over heels in love with it, pop on over to ko-fi.com/lepod and tip us as many of your hard earned pennies as you can part with.

    Facebook - @highandmightywrestling

    Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWiFTHfp4AOc3QOAHhsgJtw

    • 51 min
    Le Pod - Ep. 6 Sean McGowan

    Le Pod - Ep. 6 Sean McGowan

    Yes, yes! Welcome, welcome to episode number 6 of Le Pod. In this final episode of 2020 (and good riddance to bad rubbish of a year, am I right?!) we are joined by none other than Mr. Sean McGowan. The conversation flowed all over topics from drive-in concert experiences, to the layers of meaning in Star Wars, and famous twitter followers.

    As always, if you like what you hear please like and subscribe to the podcast. And if you happen to fall head over heels in love with it, pop on over to ko-fi.com/lepod and tip us as many of your hard earned pennies as you can part with.

    Facebook - @seanmcgowanmusicuk

    Twitter - @seanmcgowanuk

    Spotify -  https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Nc0bSHOyLhc10qbLmjPqZ?si=qHPJ4u4uRse35BgK33F7og

    • 1 hr 45 min

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