This Reality Podcast: No 136

Episode 136: 58 minutes running time

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The musical goodness that you can listen to in this week’s show includes:

  1. Secret Rivals, Prone To Explosions (
  2. Becky Rose, Competitor (
  3. Rural Roots, That Girl (
  4. Philadelphia Grand Jury, Save Our Town (

Some of the talkie bits we cover in this week’s show includes:

  • Pigeon Girl came over and talked her way through her Creative Writing homework, but we did decide to set aside some time for conversational Spanish workshops
  • Very surprised with the news that The Stig aka Ben Collins from Birstol, is joining Fifth Gear to drive alongside Tiff Nedell. The Stig’s agent has badly let him down. As a contributor said on The Guardian’s website: Lets face it, Fifth Gear could get Michael Schumacher and still be absolutely pants
  • A phone conversation with the Omaha Poet – Ian from Nebraska – who tells us about bad news for the Mayor, a ‘use by’ date on the chemicals used to administer the Death Sentence and Pumpkin-flavoured coffee (and there’s a picture of him just below – in everyday Omaha clothes)
  • Soph is much missed by her former library colleagues
  • Other things…

Omaha Poet in full flow?

How did it happen?
On Friday evening we sat in Studio B in rural Oxfordshire and listened to four excellent musical tracks that were so good, that we had to share them with you.

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