86 episodes

On the Mic: Origin Stories is one of the most listened to podcasts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

On the Mic Martin Walker

    • Comedy

On the Mic: Origin Stories is one of the most listened to podcasts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

    Episode 86: Chris Tavener

    Episode 86: Chris Tavener

    Chris is a storytelling singer-songwriter with an acerbic wit. Before making his Edinburgh debut in 2024, he cut his teeth at festivals like the Great Escape, Latitude, and Glastonbury.
    This is his origin story.
    He also chats about his 2024 Edinburgh show, 'Chris Tavener is Faking Cool'
    Image by Brendan Clayton Photography. Presented by Martin Walker.
    Chris's Profile and Social Media HERE
    www.onthemic.co.uk

    • 10 min
    Episode 85: Josh Glanc's Origin Story

    Episode 85: Josh Glanc's Origin Story

    With a 2023 sold-out run at Soho Theatre, and a major role in the first-ever Jewish panto at JW3 in London, Australian, Josh Glanc, has been making waves across the UK. 
    This is his origin story.
    He also talks about his 2024 Edinburgh show, 'Josh Glanc: Family Man'.
    Image by by Marcelle Bradbeer. Presented by Martin Walker.
    Josh's Profile and Social Media HERE
    www.onthemic.co.uk

    • 9 min
    Episode 84: Caitlin Cook's Origin Story

    Episode 84: Caitlin Cook's Origin Story

    Caitlin is a stand up comedian and musician who became obsessed with bathroom graffiti while she was studying art history and getting frustrated at the pretentious exclusivity of the art world. 
    This is her origin story.
    Caitlin also talks about the 2024 Edinburgh Fringe version of her show, 'Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall'.
    Image by Arin Sang-urai. Presented by Martin Walker.
    Caitlin's Profile and Social Media HERE
    www.onthemic.co.uk

    • 13 min
    Episode 83: John Tothill's Origin Story

    Episode 83: John Tothill's Origin Story

    John Tothill is a comedian from Southend-on-Sea, Essex. He is a former teacher. He deliberately contracted malaria in a clinical trial, to help fund his 2023 Edinburgh Fringe debut.
    This is his origin story.
    John also chats about his 2024 Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘John Tothill: Thank God This Lasts Forever’.
    Presented by Martin Walker.
    John's Profile and Social Media: HERE
    www.onthemic.co.uk

    • 9 min
    Episode 82: Marc Burrows' Origin Story

    Episode 82: Marc Burrows' Origin Story

    The Magic of Terry Pratchett is a book, and a live show, written and presented by stand up comedian Marc Burrows.  In 2020, Marc penned the first-ever biography of Sir Terry. The book received critical acclaim, won a Locus Award and was embraced by fans. 
    This is Marc's Origin Story.
    He also talks about the 2024 Edinburgh version of his show, 'The Magic of Terry Pratchett'.
    Photo by Kim Burrow with illustration by Andrea C White. Presented by Martin Walker.
    Marc's Profile and Social Media HERE
    www.onthemic.co.uk

    • 25 min
    Episode 81: Michelle Brasier's Origin Story

    Episode 81: Michelle Brasier's Origin Story

    Michelle is an actor, singer, comedian and screenwriter, best known for her many TV appearances with the comedy group 'Aunty Donna'.
    This is her origin story.
    She also talks about her 2024 Edinburgh show, 'Michelle Brasier: Legacy'.
    Image by Simon Schluter. Presented by Martin Walker.
    Michelle's Profile and Social Media HERE
    www.onthemic.co.uk

    • 6 min

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