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Things We Said Today is a weekly discussion of the hottest Beatles news topics and interviews of Beatles personalities by an experienced group of Beatles writers and broadcasters -- Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo

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Things We Said Today is a weekly discussion of the hottest Beatles news topics and interviews of Beatles personalities by an experienced group of Beatles writers and broadcasters -- Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo

    Things We Said Today #356 – “The Beatles: Get Back” review

    Things We Said Today #356 – “The Beatles: Get Back” review

    In Episode 356 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo offer some impressions of “The Beatles: Get Back,” Peter Jackson’s extraordinary eight-hour exploration of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions.


    NOTE: This is an audio version of the podcast. There is also a video version on our YouTube page.


    As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes page. If you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Things We Said Today #355 – Some Quality Time With Peter Jackson

    Things We Said Today #355 – Some Quality Time With Peter Jackson

    In Episode 355 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo interview Peter Jackson, the director of “The Beatles: Get Back” – the most anticipated Beatles project since “The Beatles Anthology,” in 1995. Mr. Jackson is also, of course, the director of the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies, and the extraordinary World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.” And true to form, the master of film epics spent no less than four hours with us. Included is lots of new information about the film and the techniques Mr. Jackson used to make it – including demonstrations of his new AI-based audio system (MAL), which goes far beyond spectral technology in separating layers of sound within a mono recording. Lots of talk as well about the Nagra tapes, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the power dynamic within the Beatles during the making of “Let It Be,” and other topics – and a number of mysteries Mr. Jackson still wants to get to the bottom of.

    • 3 hr 52 min
    Things We Said Today #354 – Paul McCartney’s “Lyrics” book

    Things We Said Today #354 – Paul McCartney’s “Lyrics” book

    In Episode 354 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo review “Lyrics,” the two-volume book by Paul McCartney (with help from the poet Paul Muldoon) has just been published. Is it really, as he has suggested, an autobiography, told through his song lyrics? How illuminating is it – and how accurate are his memories? What does it tell us – and what does it leave out? Is it a thrill or a disappointment? So many questions – but that’s what we do.


    Note: This is the audio version of the podcast. There is a video version available on our YouTube channel.


    As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes page. If you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Things We Said Today #353 – Fan World: the “Here, There & Everywhere” Film

    Things We Said Today #353 – Fan World: the “Here, There & Everywhere” Film

    In Episode 353 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo interview Simon Weitzman and Andy Lee, the director and editor, respectively, of “Here, There & Everywhere,” a new film-in-progress about the universe of Beatles fandom, across generations and around the world, and taking in everything from collectors, convention attendees (and administrators), members of the Quarry Men and school friends of the Beatles themselves, and artists and performers whose work is inspired by the Beatles’ music. You can check out their trailer and donate to the project at: tinyurl.com/htaefilm


    Note: This is the audio version of the podcast. There is a video version available on our YouTube channel.


    As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes page. If you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Things We Said Today #352 – Ringo’s ”Change the World” EP & the ”Get Back” book

    Things We Said Today #352 – Ringo’s ”Change the World” EP & the ”Get Back” book

    In Episode 352 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo review Ringo Starr’s new EP, “Change the World,” and discuss “The Beatles: Get Back,” the new book of transcripts and photographs from the “Get Back/Let It Be” sessions that was just published to accompany the “Let It Be Special Edition” audio release and Peter Jackson’s six-hour Get Back documentary.


    Note: This is the audio version of the podcast. There is a video version available on our YouTube channel.


    As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes page. If you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Things We Said Today #351 – Let It Be Special Edition Box

    Things We Said Today #351 – Let It Be Special Edition Box

    In Episode 351 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo review the new Let It Be Special Edition box – the audio component of a three-part reconsideration of Let It Be that also includes the Get Back book and Peter Jackson’s six-hour Get Back documentary.


    Note: This is the audio version of the podcast. There is a video version available on our YouTube channel.


    As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes page. If you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

    • 2 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

T ruttle ,

You can draw the line when Paul McCartney died and the new Paul took his place

You can draw the line where Paul McCartney died in late 1966! Then new Paul started writing and he was a better musician than real Paul!believe it! That why John and fake paul didn’t get along!

Pepibob ,

Um...Guess maybe you don’t know it all

Listening to your show on: “The Lyrics”, it strikes me that you guys are having great difficulty accepting new information. While I can accept that Paul makes mistakes memory wise as we all do, I’m interested in learning new things like the story on “ Eleanor Rigby”. I don’t question at all why he never shared the info before. Perhaps he felt it was too personal to share or maybe he didn’t think it was our business. Who knows?

What I find most amusing is that you and most “experts” can’t accept that John Lennon might not be exactly what you’ve always been so positive he was. I love John and I don’t see how Paul being a reader, an intellectual, the guy most involved in the hip 60s scene in some ways, causes any kind of problem or is hard to believe.

It irks me that Paul’s so worked up over the order of Lennon and McCartney, but I get why. John’s murder caused him to become canonized and Paul has been significantly minimized if not outright denigrated. I’m sure it’s been painful for him in several ways and tough to deal with for 40 years and counting. I’ve heard and seen Paul called a liar way too many times which can’t be fun for him, and a good example before “The Lyrics” would be the song “Blackbird”. I find it extremely offensive that some people claim he’s lying about the meaning of the song.

Of all the Beatles, it’s clear that John was the liar. He admitted as much, consistently going back on what he said and explaining his emotions not only caused him to say incorrect things, they also led him to be deliberately and excessively mean.

I find this antagonist approach to Paul McCartney’s own story not only tiresome but downright infuriating. I get it —You guys are the experts. You know Paul and the Beatles better than Paul, a Beatle, knows them. You’ve read everything ever written over all these long years, you’ve made your living off your complete knowledge of all things Beatles, so whatever Paul says now that contradicts what you’re so positive is the truth, is at worst the pathetic ramblings of an insecure old man who frequently lies, or at best a faulty memory.

I’m sixty years old, a nearly literal lifelong Beatles/McCartney fan and my attitude when I read something new from Paul is : “Wow, I didn’t know that. That’s so cool.”

Oh well, I guess Paul’s story is best told by the experts. I mean, the guy’s got no credibility and what could he possibly know anyway?

mountart2 ,

Great show, but...

Y’all really need better studio microphones!

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