This Reality Podcast: No 117

Episode 117: 1 hour running time

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How did it happen?
On Friday evening we sat in our studio in Oxfordshire and listened to four excellent tracks that are so good we want to share them with you. Then we had a range of conversations about topics so diverse they defy a simple description. And we listened to an interview with author Alex Marsh talk about his new book Sex and Bowls and Rock ‘n’ Roll – that’s what you get in this week’s entertainment package.

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Talkie bits:

  • Bad drivers, we discuss a couple of scenarios that happen far too often
  • Film review: Hot Tub Time Machine (a bit meh)
  • BTs broadband outage that has kept us quiet for most of the week
  • Glastonbury news: U2 are out, Gorillaz are in. Yay!
  • Beck Lanehart’s new download service:
  • Happy Birthday to Tom Robinson! (he’s Bren’s hero)
  • Alex Marsh (aka Johnny Billericay aka the blogger of Private Secret Diary) giving us an interview and talking about his new book Sex and Bowls and Rock & Roll

You want more? Really?

How about the musical goodness that this week includes:

  1. Anemo, Heaven is Waiting? (
  2. Richard Walters, Flooded Valley (
  3. Katherine McPhee, Say Goodbye (
  4. Elmore, One Step (

About this production:

This show was recorded *live* in Studio B in rural Oxfordshire in one take with 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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