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It’s Blacknell Calling

“It’s Blacknell Calling!” Bored and frustrated during the craziness of the great 2020 lockdown, Steve Blacknell and Nick Carpenter wanted to see what they could create from the comfort of their own homes… so Nick plugged up the phone lines and Steve rummaged through his phone book, calling entertainment industry celebrities and friends..

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Rock Tales 5 – Part 2

Rock Tales Episode 5 – Part 2 In Rock Tales Episode 5 Part 2 stories include, or refer to: Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Wham, Paul Young, Herbie Hancock, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, ABBA, the Music industry, Strange pairings, Lou Reed, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Arden, Lionel Richie, Diversity, Choice FM, Radio Academy, Sir Lucian...

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Rock Tales 5 – Part 1

    Welcome to the 5th edition of Rock Tales which comes in two 40-minute parts, produced by Podidoc.  Rock Tales is all about gathering together a group of hugely talented music industry veterans to recount their favourite backstage stories and other tales. In Rock Tales Episode 5 Part 1 stories include, or refer to:...

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Rock Tales 4 – Part 3

Rock Tales Episode 4 – Part 3 Welcome to Part 3 of Rock Tales 4, produced by Podidoc, as our mixed bag of hugely talented music industry veterans continue to recount their favourite ’backstage’ stories and other tales. In Rock Tales Episode 4 Part 3 stories include, or refer to:  Adam Ant, Hollywood, Diana Ross,...

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Rock Tales 4 – Part 2

Rock Tales Episode 4 – Part 2 Welcome to Part 2 of Rock Tales 4, produced by Podidoc, as our mixed bag of hugely talented music industry veterans continue to recount their favourite ’backstage’ stories and other tales. In Rock Tales Episode 4 Part Two stories include, or refer to:  The Clash, Pump Up The...

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Rock Tales 4 – Part 1

Rock Tales Episode 4 – Part 1 Welcome to the fourth edition of Rock Tales, produced by Podidoc.  We have once again gathered together a mixed bag of hugely talented music industry veterans to recount their favourite ’backstage’ stories and other tales. In Rock Tales Episode 4 stories include, or refer to: Luther Vandross, Dionne...

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introducing…Chef Halle Faraj

We delve into the myths of the Arabian Nights, learn about Middle Eastern cuisine and Medieval cookery books with poetic recipes. Halle takes us on a fascinating culinary journey, through a wealth of ingredients as we sample street food and, along the way, we discover who this exciting chef is and what floats her tastebuds.

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Rock Tales 1 – Part 1

Rock Tales is a series of podcasts where we invite music and entertainment luminaries and veterans to recount stories about their time in the entertainment business. Podical gathers together a motley crew of music and entertainment industry 'backstage' stars, once every six weeks, generally in a  pub in the centre London, to recount tales of their various experiences. The sessions can go on for up to two hours, so there are, on average, two or three parts to each episode. Most of the stories here have never been heard before...and cover a whole range of music artists and celebrities. Be warned though, as you can imagine, there is some 'colourful' language in these podcasts which contain entertaining and humorous stories relating to a range of major artists including... David Bowie, Boy George, Bob Dylan,...

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Rock Tales 1 – Part 2

Podical gathered together a motley crew of music and entertainment industry veterans, upstairs at the Coach & Horses pub in the centre of Soho, London, to recount tales of their various experiences with music artists. Most of the stories here have never been heard before... They are entertaining and humorous and relate to a range of major artists including...David Bowie, Boy George, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Lou Reed, Dave Stewart, The Stranglers, Live Aid, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Grace Jones and many more. Our host is Steve Blacknell, plus our illustrious guests …. Patrick Humphrys, Howard Marks, Nigel Hutchings and Nick Carpenter, as well as Jon Mais and David Beeching from Podical. This 'PUBCAST' contains some strong language.

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Rock Tales 2 – Part 1

Welcome to the second edition of Rock Tales, produced by Podical. We have once again gathered together a mixed bag of hugely talented musicians, singers and music industry veterans to recount their favourite ’backstage’ stories and other tales. In Rock Tales Episode 2 stories include or refer to: Crowded House, Sting, Genesis, The Pretty Things, Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Jeff Beck, Medicine Head, Jethro Tull, John Peel, The Beatles, John Miles, Leo Sayer, Suzi Quatro, Van Morrison, Lou Rawls, Little Richard, Cado Belle, Jon Entwistle and The Who, Top Of The Pops, Black Sabbath, Hot Chocolate, 10cc, Lulu, Phil Collins, George Hamilton IV, King Crimson, Flock Of Seagulls, Muddy Waters, Bob Marley, Richie Havens, Phil Seaman, Cliff Richard, Abba, Milli Vanilli, Curtis Mayfield, Moody Blues, Harry Nilsson, Tommy Cooper,...

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Rock Tales 2 – Part 2

Welcome to the second edition of Rock Tales, produced by Podical. We have once again gathered together a mixed bag of hugely talented musicians, singers and music industry veterans to recount their favourite ’backstage’ stories and other tales. In Rock Tales Episode 2 stories include or refer to: Crowded House, Sting, Genesis, The Pretty Things, Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Jeff Beck, Medicine Head, Jethro Tull, John Peel, The Beatles, John Miles, Leo Sayer, Suzi Quatro, Van Morrison, Lou Rawls, Little Richard, Cado Belle, Jon Entwistle and The Who, Top Of The Pops, Black Sabbath, Hot Chocolate, 10cc, Lulu, Phil Collins, George Hamilton IV, King Crimson, Flock Of Seagulls, Muddy Waters, Bob Marley, Richie Havens, Phil Seaman, Cliff Richard, Abba, Milli Vanilli, Curtis Mayfield, Moody Blues, Harry Nilsson, Tommy Cooper,...

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Rock Tales 3 Part 1

Welcome to the third edition of Rock Tales, produced by Podidoc. Once again, we've gathered together an illustrious group of hugely talented musicians, producers and music industry veterans to share their favourite ’backstage’ stories and other tales.  In Episode 3 stories that feature or refer to: Prince Edward, Bros, Pink Floyd, Wham, Johnny Walker, Radio 1, John Peel, John Walters, Chris De Burgh, Brian Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Pope John Paul II, Elton John, AC/DC, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton John, Bruce Welch, Sacha Distel, Andy Williams, Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Marianna Faithful, Freddie Mercury, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Sarah Brightman, Prince Charles & Camilla, Linda Lewis, Bryan Adams, Nolan Sisters, John Farnham, U2, Nik Kershaw, Mickey Modern, Ronato Zero, the Ten Commandments, Mike Batt, Andy Hill, Charlotte...

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Rock Tales 3 Part 2

Welcome to the third edition of Rock Tales, produced by Podical. Once again, we've gathered together an illustrious group of hugely talented musicians, producers and music industry veterans to share their favourite ’backstage’ stories and other tales. In Episode 3 stories that feature or refer to: Prince Edward, Bros, Pink Floyd, Wham, Johnny Walker, Radio 1, John Peel, John Walters, Chris De Burgh, Brian Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Pope John Paul II, Elton John, AC/DC, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton John, Bruce Welch, Sacha Distel, Andy Williams, Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Marianna Faithful, Freddie Mercury, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Sarah Brightman, Prince Charles & Camilla, Linda Lewis, Bryan Adams, Nolan Sisters, John Farnham, U2, Nik Kershaw, Mickey Modern, Ronato Zero, the Ten Commandments, Mike Batt, Andy Hill, Charlotte...

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AMG! – The Mercedes Collector

Richard Mason, the motoring journalist, meets up with AMG collector Neville Brown to explore the AMG era before this iconic tuning company was swallowed up by Mercedes.

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Russell Brand’s Recovery Radio 1

In this first Recovery Radio show - that explores addiction, dependency and recovery - Russell Brand  (13 years clean) talks to his guests Mark (20 years clean), Trevor (14 years clean) and Anna (95 days clean) about their stories of addiction, dependency and recovery.

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Russell Brand’s Recovery Radio 2

Episode 2 features a phone-in where Russell Brand and a trained therapist talk to listeners about their own experiences.

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Russell Brand’s Recovery Radio 3

Recovery Radio No. 3 - The Female Perspective. This show explores addiction, dependency and recovery and Russell Brand talks to Mary, Vicky and Sarah to get a female perspective on the recovery process.

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Russell Brand’s Recovery Radio 4

In episode 4, Russell (14 years clean) talks to Tosca (21 years clean), Steve (10 years sober) and Natasha (clean for 1,605 days) about what the idea of recovery means to them and their experiences of the 12-step process. Russell and his guests talk about their time as addicts and, as always, the show lurches from "humorous" to "harrowing" Along the way we find ourselves under the stage at Wembley Stadium during Live Aid, hitching a ride on the number 44 bus and at Steve's daughter's wedding - which he says was "like all the jackpots coming at once."

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in the studio with… Pete Woodroffe

Meet renowned record producer, engineer, songwriter, composer and musician, Pete Woodroffe. Our conversation with Pete - who has worked with many major artists - including a 14-year stint with Def Leppard- tries to cram a 30-year career, into just over an hour - impossible right? Along the way we cover his early career, his time with Def Leppard and we hear how Pete - after years of engineering and production work - reinvented himself as a songwriter and lyricist. But it’s not all chat… there is some great music in here as well…

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Puma Blue – Sleevenotes

Puma Blue is the alias of singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Allen, based in London, UK, whose music has been described as 'voicemail-ballads'. Producing the music himself in his bedroom, Jacob has been recognised for his dynamic, emotive voice, gritty lo-fi sound, particular visual aesthetic, as well as R&B, jazz and hip hop influences.

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