75 episodes

A passionately laid back overview of the arts and culture scene in York and Harrogate with observations on journalism. This podcast is hosted by Charles Hutchinson and Graham Chalmers and regular guests.

Two Big Egos in a Small Car Graham Chalmers and Charles Hutchinson

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A passionately laid back overview of the arts and culture scene in York and Harrogate with observations on journalism. This podcast is hosted by Charles Hutchinson and Graham Chalmers and regular guests.

    Episode 181: Yes, Live in York; Demarco's Edinburgh Book; Billie Eilish; Dexys Live in Scarborough; Vinyl Sessions Prreview

    Episode 181: Yes, Live in York; Demarco's Edinburgh Book; Billie Eilish; Dexys Live in Scarborough; Vinyl Sessions Prreview

    Charles taunts Graham with a review on Charles Hutch Press of Yes, live in York. Will Graham ever see Yes live?Graham discusses the book, Demarco’s Edinburgh (Richard Demarco and Roddy Martine, 2023) about the history of Edinburgh International Festival chronicling the struggles and success of legendary Scots maverick arts impresario, Richard Demarco.Graham announces that he likes Billie Eilish’s latest album, Hit Me Hard and Soft!Charles went to see the sublime Dexys at Scarborough and...

    • 34 min
    Episode 180: Interview special with Chantel McGregor; Isaac Hayes and Gatefold Record Sleeves; National Service; Anton Lesser in York

    Episode 180: Interview special with Chantel McGregor; Isaac Hayes and Gatefold Record Sleeves; National Service; Anton Lesser in York

    Charles and Graham welcome special guest, musician, Chantel McGregor. Bradford born, Chantel is a rock musician and female guitar prodigy, who enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark at BTEC, with 18 distinctions. Chantel followed this with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, the college’s musician of the year award. Her critically acclaimed 2011 debut album, Like No Other was foll...

    • 35 min
    Episode 179: Cult Film Return to the River's Edge; New Powell and Pressburger Documentary; Paloma Faith Live at York Barbican

    Episode 179: Cult Film Return to the River's Edge; New Powell and Pressburger Documentary; Paloma Faith Live at York Barbican

    Graham looks back on Return to the River's Edge; the cult 1986 teen film directed by Tim Hunter that foretold Twin Peaks and the Grunge movement.Charles reports on a new documentary about Michael Powell & Emetic Pressburger. Made in England : The Films of Powell and Pressburger - the under appreciated luminaries of British cinema - is directed by David Hinton and narrated by American director Martin Scorsese.Charles reviews Paloma Faith’s recent gig at York Barbican in an attempt to...

    • 37 min
    Episode 178: David Remfry; Monet in York; Michaela Yearwood-Dan; Tony Cragg at Castle Howard; RIP Keith LeBlanc

    Episode 178: David Remfry; Monet in York; Michaela Yearwood-Dan; Tony Cragg at Castle Howard; RIP Keith LeBlanc

    Graham reports on his meeting with David Remfry, Britain's coolest artist, aged 81. Graham met him at his new exhibition, We Think the World of You - People and Dogs Drawn at The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate's only public gallery, once again proving itself indispensable with a high quality exhibition of national interest.Charles is fresh from seeing the Monet exhibition at York Art Gallery, a new exhibition and as part of the National Gallery bicentenary. York Art Gallery’s Monet in York celebra...

    • 36 min
    Episode 177: Seriously Taylor Swift; Amy Winehouse - Back to Black the Filmography

    Episode 177: Seriously Taylor Swift; Amy Winehouse - Back to Black the Filmography

    Graham has a confession to make - he's worrying about Taylor Swift. Is it time to take one of the world's newest billionaires seriously?Charles is drawn to Graham's more positive view of the Sam Taylor-Johnson Amy Winehouse biopic.Keep in touch with Two Big Egos in a Small Car:X@2big_egosFacebook@twobigegos

    • 29 min
    Episode 176: Remembering Graham Naysmith from the Pale Saints; Philosophy Stars Chomsky and Baudrillard; Alex Garland's New Film, Civil War

    Episode 176: Remembering Graham Naysmith from the Pale Saints; Philosophy Stars Chomsky and Baudrillard; Alex Garland's New Film, Civil War

    Graham pays tribute to guitarist Graeme Naysmith, co-founder of the Leeds band, The Pale Saints and remembers when they played one of his own Charm nights in Harrogate.Time moves on - Looking back at two of the western world's greatest political philosophers of the last half century - Noam Chomsky and Jean Baudrillard and whether two of their bestselling books stand up now.Is Civil War the best film yet from Alex Garland or is it too political?Keep in touch with Two Big Egos in a Small ...

    • 38 min

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