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Beth and Jimmy rewind to the 90s to unpick the stories of famous and infamous names, shows, and events of the 90s and find out what happened next. Laugh and reminisce with us as we stay deliberately lost down Memory Lane, you’ll never be closer to the 90s.

Talk2TheHand is an independent podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we’ll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.  

New episodes bursting with 1990s nostalgia released on Tuesdays.

Give us a follow and we’ll keep you gooey in 1990s love.

Get in touch with us to suggest future episodes, tell us whether you are enjoying the podcast, or just to have a chinwag about the 90s. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk

Did we say we loved the 90s?

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Beth and Jimmy rewind to the 90s to unpick the stories of famous and infamous names, shows, and events of the 90s and find out what happened next. Laugh and reminisce with us as we stay deliberately lost down Memory Lane, you’ll never be closer to the 90s.

Talk2TheHand is an independent podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we’ll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.  

New episodes bursting with 1990s nostalgia released on Tuesdays.

Give us a follow and we’ll keep you gooey in 1990s love.

Get in touch with us to suggest future episodes, tell us whether you are enjoying the podcast, or just to have a chinwag about the 90s. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk

Did we say we loved the 90s?

    Isn’t It Ironic? The Wild Ride of Alanis Morissette

    Isn’t It Ironic? The Wild Ride of Alanis Morissette

    In this episode, we dive deep into the life and career of the iconic Alanis Morissette. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Alanis burst onto the music scene with her groundbreaking album "Jagged Little Pill" in 1995. We'll explore her early years, from her beginnings as a child star in Canada to her struggles and triumphs that led to her redefining the music landscape of the 90s. 
    We’ll take you behind the scenes of her meteoric rise to fame, chronicling how "Jagged Little Pill" became a global phenomenon, selling over 33 million copies worldwide. Hear about the stories behind some of her most famous songs, including the raw emotion of "You Oughta Know," the introspection of "Ironic," and the spirituality of "Thank U." We’ll discuss how her music resonated with millions and cemented her place in music history.
    Alanis’s journey wasn’t without its challenges. We’ll delve into her battles with fame, the pressures of the music industry, and her personal struggles, including her experiences with depression and eating disorders. Despite these challenges, Alanis remained a resilient figure, continually evolving as an artist and a person. 
    We’ll also explore her ventures beyond music, including her roles in television and film, her advocacy work, and her foray into podcasting. Discover how Alanis used her influence to inspire and empower others, proving that her impact extends far beyond her music. We’ll touch on her personal life, including her marriage, motherhood, and the spiritual journey that has guided her through the years.
    Join us as we celebrate her incredible journey, reflecting on her past, her present, and what the future holds for this remarkable artist.
    Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.  
    New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays.
    Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love.
    Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk

    • 21 min
    Stars of the 90s - The Murder of Gianni Versace

    Stars of the 90s - The Murder of Gianni Versace

    In this gripping episode, we delve into the glamorous yet tumultuous life of Gianni Versace, the fashion icon who revolutionised the industry with his bold designs and larger-than-life persona. Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, Versace's early life and rise to fame are a testament to his unyielding passion for fashion and his relentless drive to succeed. We'll explore his journey from a young boy in a small Italian town to the head of a global fashion empire, highlighting the key moments and influences that shaped his unique vision.
    The episode takes a darker turn as we uncover the tragic events leading up to Versace's untimely death. On July 15, 1997, the world was shocked when Versace was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion. We'll delve into the details of that fateful morning, the investigation that followed, and the manhunt for his killer, Andrew Cunanan. 
    Beyond the crime itself, we'll explore the personal and professional repercussions of Versace's murder on his family, friends, and the fashion industry. The loss of such a visionary designer left a void that was felt globally. We'll also discuss how the Versace brand managed to persevere and evolve under the leadership of his sister, Donatella, who stepped into the spotlight amidst immense grief and pressure.
    Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.  
    New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays.
    Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love.
    Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk

    • 16 min
    Euro 96 - Football's Coming Home

    Euro 96 - Football's Coming Home

    In this special 50th episode of the podcast, we take you back to the summer of 1996, a time when football fever swept across England during the UEFA European Championship, commonly known as Euro '96. As the host nation, England was under immense pressure and excitement, with fans dreaming of reliving the glory of their 1966 World Cup triumph. We begin by setting the stage, exploring the atmosphere in England leading up to the tournament and the high expectations placed on the shoulders of the national team.
    The narrative continues as we delve into the group stage, where England faced Switzerland, Scotland, and the Netherlands. Each match was a rollercoaster of emotions, with unforgettable moments such as Alan Shearer's goalscoring prowess and Paul Gascoigne's iconic celebration against Scotland. We'll break down the tactics and pivotal moments that defined England's performance, detailing how they managed to progress to the knockout stages.
    As we move to the quarter-finals, the drama intensifies with England's nail-biting penalty shootout victory over Spain. The tension was palpable, and the nation's hopes soared as they advanced to the semi-finals against old rivals Germany. We'll revisit the match in all its glory and heartbreak, from the euphoria of Shearer's early goal to the agony of Gareth Southgate's missed penalty. 
    In the aftermath of the semi-final defeat, we'll explore the impact of Euro '96 on English football and its legacy. The tournament marked a turning point, rejuvenating the national team's image and rekindling the country's passion for the sport. We'll discuss how Euro '96 paved the way for the Premier League's rise in popularity. The episode will highlight the lasting memories and cultural significance of the tournament, from the anthemic "Three Lions" to the widespread optimism it inspired.
    Finally, we reflect on the enduring legacy of Euro '96, examining how it continues to resonate with football fans today. Join us as we relive the magic of Euro '96, a tournament that left an memorable mark on the heart of English football.
    Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.  
    New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays.
    Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love.
    Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk

    • 31 min
    S Club 7: Bring It All Back for the Podcast

    S Club 7: Bring It All Back for the Podcast

    In this episode, we take you on a nostalgic journey through the vibrant story of S Club 7, the iconic British pop group that took the world by storm in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Formed by the legendary music manager Simon Fuller, S Club 7 quickly became a household name with their catchy hits, infectious energy, and a unique blend of music and television. Join us as we explore the group's meteoric rise to fame, their impact on pop culture, and their enduring legacy.
    Our journey begins with the formation of S Club 7 in 1998. We'll delve into how Simon Fuller, the mastermind behind the Spice Girls, handpicked the seven members – Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt, and Rachel Stevens – from thousands of hopefuls. We'll discuss their early days, the rigorous training and preparation, and the launch of their debut single "Bring It All Back," which skyrocketed to the top of the UK charts and set the stage for their global success.
    Next, we explore the unique fusion of music and television that set S Club 7 apart from other pop acts. Their TV show, "Miami 7," premiered in 1999 and followed the group's fictionalised adventures in Miami, blending humor, drama, and music. This innovative format not only showcased their talents but also endeared them to millions of fans worldwide. 
    As S Club 7's popularity soared, so did their achievements. We’ll recount their impressive discography, featuring hits like "S Club Party," "Reach," and "Don't Stop Movin'," which became anthems for a generation. The group won numerous awards and embarked on sold-out tours. However, their journey was not without challenges, including Paul Cattermole's departure in 2002 and the eventual disbandment in 2003. We'll examine these pivotal moments and their impact on the group and their fans.
    Finally, we reflect on the legacy and reunion of S Club 7. Despite their split, the group's music continued to resonate, and their influence remained strong. In 2014, they delighted fans with a highly anticipated reunion tour, "Bring It All Back," celebrating their enduring appeal and timeless hits. We'll discuss the lasting impact of S Club 7 on pop culture, their contributions to the music and television landscape, and their place in the hearts of fans old and new. Tune in for a heartfelt tribute to a pop phenomenon that brought joy and inspiration to millions around the world.
    Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.  
    New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays.
    Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love.
    Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk

    • 33 min
    Free The Weatherfield One - When Coronation Streets Deidre Barlow storyline took over the nation

    Free The Weatherfield One - When Coronation Streets Deidre Barlow storyline took over the nation

    In this episode, we dive into one of the most iconic and impactful storylines in British soap opera history: the "Free Deirdre" campaign from Coronation Street. In 1998, the nation was gripped by the wrongful imprisonment of Deirdre Barlow, a beloved character played by Anne Kirkbride. Join us as we explore the plot's origins, the public's overwhelming reaction, and the storyline's lasting impact on both the show and British culture.
    We begin by setting the scene: Deirdre Barlow's life takes a dramatic turn when she becomes entangled with a charming conman, Jon Lindsay. Unbeknownst to her, Jon is involved in fraudulent activities that eventually lead to Deirdre's arrest and conviction for crimes she didn't commit. We'll discuss the meticulous crafting of this plot by the show's writers and the intense drama that unfolded on screen, captivating millions of viewers.
    Our episode then delves into the unprecedented public reaction to Deirdre's imprisonment. Fans of Coronation Street were outraged by the injustice faced by their beloved character, sparking a nationwide "Free Deirdre" campaign. We’ll highlight the extraordinary measures fans took, including writing letters of support, organising protests, and even visiting Risley Prison, where Deirdre was fictionalised to be held. This outpouring of support demonstrated the profound connection between the audience and the show.
    The "Free Deirdre" campaign reached new heights when it caught the attention of British politicians. The storyline was mentioned in Parliament, with MPs expressing their concern and calling for Deirdre's release. This unprecedented involvement of political figures underscored the cultural significance of Coronation Street and the powerful role of television in shaping public discourse.
    Finally, we reflect on the lasting legacy of the "Free Deirdre" storyline. The campaign not only solidified Coronation Street's place in television history but also demonstrated the profound impact a fictional narrative can have on real-world events. The storyline remains a testament to the power of storytelling and the deep emotional connection between a show and its audience. Tune in to relive this unforgettable chapter in Coronation Street's history and appreciate the enduring power of soap opera drama.
    Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.  
    New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays.
    Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love.
    Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk

    • 19 min
    Events of the 90s - Rebellion and Reform: The Poll Tax Riots of 1990

    Events of the 90s - Rebellion and Reform: The Poll Tax Riots of 1990

    In this episode, we delve into one of the most turbulent periods in recent British history: the introduction of the poll tax and the subsequent riots that shook the nation. The poll tax, officially known as the Community Charge, was introduced by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s government in the late 1980s. Intended as a reform of local government finance, it quickly became one of the most controversial and unpopular policies of the era. Join us as we explore the origins, implementation, and widespread backlash against the poll tax.
    We begin by examining the rationale behind the poll tax. Designed to replace the old system of rates based on property values, the poll tax was meant to be a fairer way of funding local governments by charging every adult a fixed amount. However, this approach sparked outrage as it disproportionately affected low-income individuals and led to accusations of unfairness and regressive taxation. We'll discuss the government's motivations and the economic and political climate that led to this policy.
    Our episode then moves to the public's reaction and the rise of resistance. Across the UK, citizens from all walks of life organised protests, formed anti-poll tax unions, and engaged in acts of civil disobedience. The widespread refusal to pay the tax highlighted the deep-seated anger and frustration among the populace. We’ll highlight key figures and groups that spearheaded the opposition, showcasing the grassroots movement that gained momentum and captured the public's imagination.
    The climax of this opposition was the poll tax riots, particularly the infamous riot in Trafalgar Square on March 31, 1990. We will provide a detailed account of the events leading up to this day, the scale of the demonstration, and how a peaceful protest escalated into violent clashes with the police. The chaos and destruction of that day shocked the nation and marked a significant turning point in public opinion and government policy. We'll analyse the immediate and long-term consequences of the riots on British society and politics.
    Finally, we reflect on the legacy of the poll tax and the riots. The immense pressure and public outrage ultimately forced the government to abolish the poll tax, leading to the resignation of Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister. We'll discuss how this episode reshaped the relationship between the government and the governed and its lasting impact on policy-making and protest in the UK. Tune in for an in-depth exploration of a pivotal moment in history that highlights the power of collective action and the enduring struggle for fairness and justice.
    Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.  
    New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays.
    Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love.
    Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk

    • 22 min

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