This Reality Podcast: No 152

Episode 152, 47 minutes running time

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The musical goodness featured in this week’s show includes:

  1. Second Dan, We Can (
  2. Brad Hammonds, Above The Crowd (
  3. Kelley McRae, High Rises in Brooklyn (
  4. Kate Voegele, Devil In Me (

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

  • Email us the name of your all time favourite album and tell us why. We’ll write it up and put it on the website. And possibly throw a t-shirt at you too
  • Grab yourself a free T-shirt! Tell us your best fantasy band (i.e. Most good-looking band or hairiest band etc) by this time next week
  • Totally awesome three-band gig on Thursday night:  Spring Offensive; Black Hats; Charly Coombes & The New Breed
  • T-Shirts are being ferried around the world to the Twitter winners by our specially trained fleet of Abyssinian mountain doves
  • BT’s absolutely amazing broadband service. Not. Which meant we had to postpone an interview with Kelley McRae, who we hear this week
  • If you like the way this young band – Duty Luck – sound, why not click here and vote for them?

How did it happen?

On Saturday afternoon we sat in Studio B in rural Oxfordshire and listened to four musical tracks that were so good, we just had to share them with you.

This Reality Podcast is an independently-produced, advertising-free feast of musical goodness and a banquet of all-round entertainment, and all you have to do to enjoy it is to download the show! And it’s free!

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About this production:

The show is recorded live in one take like a radio show. There is absolutely no after-show editing or post-production mucking about. While we were sitting in the studio recording the show we were also Twittering live. Why don’t you come on over and follow the podcast on This Reality Podcast twitter feed.

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All tracks are featured and played with the generous permission of the artists and/or their management.

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