Good pals, a quick round up of three things I’ve put out of late for your ears –

Firstly, there’s The Public Service Broadcast 2018 and Beyond. It features the best albums and songs of 2018 and ruminations therein. There’s also Ringo Starr on the perils of taking drugs in the studio, the beauty of catching an idea with David Lynch, requisite music chat, audio clips, a look at the magnificent film Lucky starring Harry Dean Stanton and the music from the soundtrack, the personification of a raven, the ridiculous price range of vinyl frames, a little Latin and much else besides . Click here to listen to The Public Service Broadcast 2018 and Beyond or hit play below –


Secondly, in a new podcast where I speak to those who define culture about their own cultural passions, I got together with Miles Jupp to talk Frasier, The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (1974), The Wire, Nina Simone, Mad Men, The Proclaimers, Clockwise, Scotland World Cup song We Have A Dream, BBC Radio 4 and much else besides, join us as we go Back To The Culture. Click here to listen and get your free download or hit play below. Enjoy!

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Lastly, with party season in mind there is the inevitability of having to talk to people but fear not, there’s no need to panic socialise, I have a free audiobook to help see you through – What To Talk About When There’s Nothing To Talk About. Click here to listen and get your free download or hit play below. Now go forth and converse with aplomb and the requisite gusto.

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