38 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

    • Performing Arts

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 38: Top Three Albums of the Year So Far; Stuart Cosgrove's Harlem 69; If and The Rolling Stones; Prince Philip; Alan Ayckbourn

    Episode 38: Top Three Albums of the Year So Far; Stuart Cosgrove's Harlem 69; If and The Rolling Stones; Prince Philip; Alan Ayckbourn

    Charles and Graham open with a look-back at the best albums of the year so far and what's coming next. Graham goes further with his report on Stuart Cosgrove's book, Harlem 69: The Future Of Soul, and then compares Lindsay Anderson's classic 1968 film,...

    • 35 min
    Episode 37: Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Olly Alexander; Harrogate’s Secret Rock Connections; Update on Pandemic Funding; Tony Palmer; Kelly Jones; Romeo and Juliet; Vaccine Passports

    Episode 37: Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Olly Alexander; Harrogate’s Secret Rock Connections; Update on Pandemic Funding; Tony Palmer; Kelly Jones; Romeo and Juliet; Vaccine Passports

    In a packed programme, the duo move from an update on the secret rock connections of Harrogate  to a celebration of the life of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, co-founder of San Francisco's groundbreaking City Lights bookshop. Charles leads an update on the...

    • 35 min
    Episode 36: Music Special - An Interview with Tom Beer from York Band, Bull; Chris Simpson and Magna Carta; Gigs Upsurge and Female Artists on Festival Bills

    Episode 36: Music Special - An Interview with Tom Beer from York Band, Bull; Chris Simpson and Magna Carta; Gigs Upsurge and Female Artists on Festival Bills

    Graham updates Charles on progress in the writing of his book about Harrogate prog band Magna Carta. The duo discuss upcoming gigs and Charles examines the thorny issue of the representation of female artists on festival billing before welcoming special...

    • 36 min
    Episode 35: Roadmap Update; Peter Lorimer RIP But "Dirty Leeds" Tag Never Dies; Brutal North; Bono's Statue Status; Census Boredom and Saying Yes to Yes

    Episode 35: Roadmap Update; Peter Lorimer RIP But "Dirty Leeds" Tag Never Dies; Brutal North; Bono's Statue Status; Census Boredom and Saying Yes to Yes

    As the roadmap to recovery pushes on, Graham and Charles share their thoughts on what might or might not happen for the arts. Charles celebrates another Leeds' footballing great, Peter Lorimer, who died recently and asks why that team has never been...

    • 39 min
    Episode 34: ‘Mother’ Songs; Podcast Power; Iconic Albums in Hindsight; James Acaster’s Lonliness of a Long Distance Listener; Oliver Stone; What’s On in Harrogate.

    Episode 34: ‘Mother’ Songs; Podcast Power; Iconic Albums in Hindsight; James Acaster’s Lonliness of a Long Distance Listener; Oliver Stone; What’s On in Harrogate.

    Charles tries to encourage Graham to ponder his favourite ‘mother’ related songs’ and the power of podcasts. Graham talks more about his take on the James Acaster book Perfect Sound Whatever and Charles looks at albums that when they were originally...

    • 38 min
    Episode 33: The Roadmap Route; George Pyman RIP; the Art of Reviewing; James's Sweet 16th; Gigs Update

    Episode 33: The Roadmap Route; George Pyman RIP; the Art of Reviewing; James's Sweet 16th; Gigs Update

    Graham remembers the classical music reviewer, George Pyman and Charles assesses the health of reviews and reviewing across the arts and compares it to sports reporting. Charles also celebrates the rise and rise of James who release their sixteenth...

    • 33 min

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