This Reality Podcast: No 153

Episode 153, 47 minutes running time

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

  1. Spring Offensive, Found Myself Smiling (
  2. Black Hats, Tunnels (
  3. Charly Coombes & The New Breed, Jungle & Tides (
  4. Charly Coombes & The New Breed, God Knows (

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

  • A special guest in the studio – Pigeon Girl joins us
  • A conversation with Ian in Omaha, Nebraska – an interesting view from an ex-pat
  • A big look back at the Spring Offensive; Black Hats and Charly Coombes gig
  • News that most of the T-shirts we sent out last week have landed
  • Changing from BT Broadband to VirginMedia
  • Pigeon Girl exhorting us to go and see the film King’s Speech
  • Having to bump the interview with Matt of Spring Offensive back, in order not to over-run this week, and
  • A whole pile of other stuff
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4 Responses to This Reality Podcast: No 153

  1. mattyb says:

    enjoyed ‘ A conversation with Ian in Omaha, Nebraska’ – educational topical worldly news from different perspectives for the win.

    Spring Offensive song very good as well

    good show B man

  2. producer says:

    Thanks Matty, that’s very nice of you.

  3. Hurrah! I have got my iPhone back so I can listen to your podcasts again! Even though you were poorly and missed the first bit of the conversation, I loved guessing what the subject was about. And some great edgy music played this week.

    P.S. I loved the inclusion of Pigeon Girl. It added another dimension. She is cool

  4. IanB says:

    The thing we were talking about was this:
    and the fact that my step-daughter had been made to lie under a table along with her classmates whilst the police searched for the killer. Not a brilliant experience for a ten year old but they’re all fine with it now and realize that sometimes bad things happen – but they’re rare and can happen anywhere.

    (Millard South is the school next to my step-daughter’s school).