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Radcliffe and Maconie
28 minutes | Dec 25, 2018
The Return of the Giant Snowman AKA Mark Radcliffe
Stuart is joined by Ellie and Theo of Wolf Alice ahead of their gig at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. The Mercury Prize winners speak of their genuine love of Showaddywaddy which in turn inspires listeners to share their stories of the band. Paul Heaton chats about his new collection of greatest hits. Northern Soul DJ Richard Searing brings some classic tunes to the 6 Music airwaves. And Friday was the last ever daytime afternoon show for RadMac. Join us for a Christmas party where a special guest turned up...
27 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
Bring Some Serious Chops
Stuart decamps to Maida Vale for 6 Music’s All Day Christmas Party to mark Shaun Keaveny’s last breakfast show, and speaks to The Staves and a slightly worse for wear Shaun. Astronaut Tim Peake talks about the yearlong selection process that he went through to work on the International Space Station.
21 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
All Roads Lead to Buxton
Comedian Bill Bailey talks about about travel and his love of nature. Our Chainee Helen has some serious beef with moving to the very end of the Northern Line, and we hear ways your hometown has bigged itself up. Mat Osman and Brett Anderson of Suede talk about their new album The Blue Hour, and their feature length documentary by Mike Christie Suede: The Insatiable Ones.
21 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
Purple briefs like a beacon at sunset
Hello there, Stuart Maconie presents another batch of highlights to listen to on the BBC Sounds app. In this episode you'll hear Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley speak about their final Ladybird books for grownups. There's Sid Griffin enthusing about 60s mod group The Action, they've got a new boxset. Tamsin Grieg talks about Pinter at The Pinter, a series of all twenty short Pinter plays at the Harold Pinter theatre, which led Stuart to ask for your Am Dram and school play stories. And there's Graham Massey and Andrew Barker of 808 State talking about their 30th anniversary tour 808 State: 30 Live with Nottingham electronica artist Lone.
27 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Hello there, and wow, what a week of guests in this podcast. It's of course, best listened to on BBC Sounds. Other podcast apps are available, but quite frankly, why would you bother with them when there is so much good content here on BBC Sounds? Here's a run down of all those amazing guests: Johnny Marr on why he loves playing live more now than being in the studio. Montreal duo Chromeo, that's David Macklovitch (Dave 1) and Patrick Gemayel (P-Thugg), talk about their album Head Over Heels. Director Mike Leigh, yes him, speaks about his epic historical drama Peterloo which is based on the tragic Peterloo Massacre which happened in Manchester nearly 200 years ago. Connan Mockasin has a new five part film called Bostyn ‘n Dobsyn. It's about a music teacher called Bostyn, his student Dobsyn, and Bostyn's band called Jassbusters, which is also the name of Connan's latest album. It sounds complicated, but Connan will explain it all. There's also a Chain caller with a really interesting job. And an interruption at a gig gave Stuart something to talk about, in fact the gig was by another brilliant guest... The legendary bass player Stanley Clarke.
20 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Everybody loves Queen?
Here are more podcast highlights than you can shake a stick at. In fact, put that stick down and if you haven't already, download the BBC Sounds App and listen on there. Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk of Low chat about their magnificent album Double Negative. There's Eleanor Friedberger on the music she enjoyed as a kid and how she ended up in a Pavement video. Hear the brilliant Khruangbin, that's Laura Lee, Mark Speer and Donald "DJ" Johnson. If you don't know them, the clip in this podcast will give you the run down on who they are, their diverse influences and the brilliant music they make. And Stuart tries to find something that everybody likes.
16 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
Autographing A Poppadom
In this podcast you'll hear Stuart's chat with former athlete Tommie Smith on his Black Salute at the 1968 Olympics. Bobbie Gillespie joins him to talk about Give Out But Don't Give Up: The Original Memphis Sessions by Primal Scream. You'll hear a tale about Stu's breakfast at a local hotel which he shared with quite a few famous names. Plus there's defense lawyer David Rudolf on the Netflix series The Staircase.
28 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
The Haunted Studio
It's the Radcliffe and Maconie podcast. This will be the last edition with Mark for a little while, as he'll explain towards the end of this episode. Don't worry, he'll be back soon enough. Within this audio compilation you'll hear a chat with author John Niven who's just bought out a novel called 'Kill 'Em All' Jez Kerr and Martin Moscrop of A Certain Ratio have a career spanning compilation 'acr:set' and you'll hear about their early years and how Tony Wilson helped them. Annelotte de Graaf of Amber Arcades speaks about the significance of the title of their album 'European Heartbreak'. And Romesh Ranganathan has a new book called 'Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being'. You'll hear about his love of hip hop and how he first got into it. There are also a bunch of spooky tales...
32 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
Road To BBC Music Day
Welcome once more to our weekly roundup of Radcliffe and Maconie highlights. Hear the best bits from our show which was live School of Fine Arts in the University of Leeds. The event was part of 6 Music's Road to BBC Music Day, where the station decamped and went to four different Art Schools around the country. Stuart was joined by all sorts of Leeds-music related guests including Green Gartside and Neil Howson of Age Of Chance. He also spoke to recent Leeds graduate La Rissa who let him know what the current scene is like. Also during the week, Conner Youngblood popped into our Salford studio. He creates dreamy music and plays around 30 instruments on his album 'Cheyenne'. There are a few reports about the strange things people do on trains, and an excellent Chain caller. Plus you'll hear Shana Cleveland and Marian Li Pino of La Luz talking about the group's move from Seattle to LA.
31 minutes | Sep 18, 2018
Budget Crisp Friday
This week Albert Hammond Jr talks about the genesis of his album 'Francis Trouble'. Find out what pseudonym Cate Blanchett went under as a child. She chats with Jack Black about their new film 'The House with a Clock in Its Walls'. The Beta Band's classic 1998 compilation album The Three EP's has turned 20. An anniversary edition is out and founder member John Mclean speaks about the group's genesis. Budget Crisp Friday rounds off the week, the day after Young Tom left the fold to find his fortune in London. But that's not all, Mark and Stu salivate over Pavlovian responses and the intriguingly titled 'Rump Of Steel Skin' by Parliament was on The Chain.
30 minutes | Sep 10, 2018
Detective Ted Snudge
Susan Cadogan, Jason Pierce of Spiritualized, Orbital, and Adrian Edmondson
25 minutes | Sep 4, 2018
Dave Gorman speaks about his stand-up show With Great PowerPoint Comes Great Responsibility. LA singer Julia Holter has an exclusive announcement. Shirley Manson of Garbage drops by to talk about their world tour. Plus there are musings upon finding cash and the boys ask two burning questions: when is someone no longer young? And should the opinions of David Crosby be taken seriously?
37 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
Pizza in a Tennis Racket Case
Mark and Stuart talk to filmmaker Eugene Jarecki about his new feature length documentary The King, a star-studded musical road trip across America which draws parallels between the life of Elvis Presley and present day USA. Kamasi Washington talks to Stuart about his love of computer games and DJ Marshall Jefferson drops in as part of 6 Music’s All Day Rave, celebrating 30 years since the second summer of love.
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