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A podcast about fame. If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions you have in the comments section and rate the podcast out of 5 stars. Thanks so much for listening! Follow Almost Famous on: Twitter: @podalmostfamous Instagram: almostfamousthepodcast More info at www.almostfamousthepodcast.com Enquiries: almostpodcastfamous@gmail.com Listen to Barnaby's other podcasts: Crazy Stupid Love https://linktr.ee/crazystupidlovepod It's Your Funeral ...
 
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School of Poetry

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School of Poetry

Loughborough University

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‘School of Poetry’ is a podcast dedicated to discussing and analysing the good – and the not so good – within the world of poetry. With fresh poems and new themes to discuss in each episode, Loughborough University’s Dr Oli Tearle and other guest academics will bring their knowledge and expertise to this fun, yet educational, new show.Interact with Oli and guests on Twitter by following @LboroEnglish.
 
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The greatest trick the devil ever played on mankind was giving them nostalgic feelings about Jim Carey’s The Mask. Does it hold up? Will Rich’s suggestion of watching The Mask strain their friendship past the breaking point? Are there wholly inappropriate Rodney King jokes in this movie? FIND OUT YOU BABY COWARDS.…
 
I don’t think anyone reads these descriptions. Sure. I could talk about if the 1978 The Wiz holds up...ORRRR I could let you in on my dark secret. For the past 5 years I’ve hidden clues in all of these episode descriptions as to the true identity of the golden state killer! What? He was caught? Well. Shit. What have I been doing with my time then?…
 
Well, well, well. Look who showed back up. You have a lot of nerve coming to this podcast feed. Acting like you know something about nothing when you really know nothing about something! You disgust me. I bet you don't even know if the 2014 movie Kingsmen holds up! Wait. You do? You're director Matthew Vaughn? SHIT. Scatter!…
 
Barnaby interviews his mother, singer Stephanie De-Sykes, as part of a new podcast called Crazy Stupid Love. Please subscribe/follow Barnaby's new podcast Crazy Stupid Love here: https://linktr.ee/crazystupidlovepod If you’d like to be a guest on the show or you’d like something discussed on Crazy Stupid Love, please email: Crazystupidlovepod@gmail…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell talks about her relationship with ex-singer in Take That Robbie Williams. Buy a copy of Just for The Record by Geri Halliwell here: https://amzn.to/3qHXPCA If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or qu…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Neil Ruddock pulls a prank on teammate and legendary England striker Alan Shearer, pretending to be a burglar breaking into his house. Buy a copy of The World According to Razor here: https://amzn.to/3biH2iY If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us …
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Tony Blair's right hand man Alastair Campbell describes what they did when they first heard about the planes hitting the twin towers on 9/11. Buy a copy of The Burden of Power by Alastair Campbell here: https://amzn.to/37EMQ5p If you like what you hear please click the subscri…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Lily Allen discusses her spat with Girls Aloud and X Factor star Cheryl Cole. Buy a copy of My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen here: https://amzn.to/3jTg8BS If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions you have in the comments s…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads a hilarious parody article written by John Crace in The Guardian where he brings Edwina Currie's memoir of her affair with Prime Minister John Major down to a manageable 400 words. If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions you have in the co…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where EastEnders actress Daniella Westbrook opens up about her cocaine-induced deviated septum, and her various returns to Albert Square. Buy a copy of Faith, Hope & Clarity by Daniella Westbrook here: https://amzn.to/3q0bOmJ If you like what you hear please click the subscribe butt…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona tried to win back Westlife's Brian McFadden on the phone, after he'd left her for Delta Goodrem. Buy a copy of Still Standing by Kerry Katona here: https://amzn.to/3jwhZMS If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us an…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Spice Girl Mel B discusses falling in love at first sight with comedian Eddie Murphy, and how it sent her so bonkers she kept having to run to the bathroom. Buy a copy of Brutally Honest by Mel B here: https://amzn.to/3d0SdyW If you like what you hear please click the subscrib…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where musician Boy George talks of a fun night out with Joan Rivers and Joan Collins, and when Bob Geldof insisted he jump on a plane from New York to get involved with Band Aid. Buy a copy of Take It Like A Man by Boy George here: https://amzn.to/39ZHGlL If you like what you hear p…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where model and reality star Katie Price discusses how her boyfriend of the time, Dane Bowers, became obsessed with Victoria Beckham, as well as the night they all went out together and David Beckham held her hand. Buy a copy of Being Jordan by Katie Price here: https://amzn.to/3q49…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things musician Carl Barat talks about going on Soccer AM while high on coke. Buy a copy of Threepenny Memoir by Carl Barat here: https://amzn.to/3tmKeSL If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions …
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where actor David Jason discusses meeting Michael Douglas, playing Batman and why Richard Branson may not be the world's best actor. Buy a copy of My Life by David Jason here: https://amzn.to/39GiOPW If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts o…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where legendary singer Tina Turner discusses the final time she saw David Bowie and when at Live Aid, Mick Jagger decided that the only way to cause a story would be to rip her skirt off. Buy a copy of My Love Story by Tina Turner here: https://amzn.to/2O0Acqg If you like what you h…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Blur bass player Alex James discusses his introduction to The Groucho Club from Vic Reeves and Jonathan Ross, and how Oasis couldn't help but get wound up by the band and bite back in the press. Buy a copy of Bit of a Blur by Alex James here: https://amzn.to/36xHzvI If you lik…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Matthew McConaughey discusses his need to re-brand by refusing to do romantic comedies, disappearing from Hollywood and coming back a new good idea. Buy a copy of Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey here: https://amzn.to/2MJw6Ck If you like what you hear please click the subscr…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where singer of 90's Britpop band Sleeper discusses the day they supported REM and how Michael Stipe pulled her up onstage during his performance. Buy a copy of Just For One Day by Louise Wener here: https://amzn.to/3ovEjr3 If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where tennis player Andre Agassi discusses how he put a plan in place to meet his future wife, tennis champion Steffi Graf. Buy a copy of Open by Andre Agassi here: https://amzn.to/2MuAeFW If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where comedian Steve Martin discusses how hosting Saturday Night Live made him famous and why his dad wrote a negative review of his work. Buy a copy of Born Standing Up by Steve Martin here: https://amzn.to/36eV9Ea If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send u…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley discusses George Michael's row with Paul Weller and conflicted feelings over the fact his song Last Christmas never got to number one because of Band Aid. Buy a copy of Wham! George & Me by Andrew Ridgeley here: https://amzn.to/3qTGeXI If you like wh…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract from Piers Morgan's diary back in 2001, where he admits to knowing how to hack people's phones and brags about a party in which he tried to schmooze with Prince William, Prince Andrew and Prince Charles Buy a copy of Insider by Piers Morgan here: https://amzn.to/3qVSXtf If you like …
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter discusses the run in he's had with teammate Colin Montgomerie down the years. Buy a copy of No Limits by Ian Poulter here: https://amzn.to/3sBZzhX If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions you have…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where former American Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton talks about how husband Bill Clinton told her about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, and how she reacted over the next 48 hours. Buy a copy of Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton here: https://amzn.to/3o1LN…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells about his horror Millennium night where he was sure he was going to end up killing The Queen Buy a copy of A Journey by Tony Blair here: https://amzn.to/2XX0Xh9 If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any t…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Smiths frontman Morrissey takes aim at his former bandmates after a vicious High Court battle over band royalties. Buy a copy of Autobiography by Morrissey here: https://amzn.to/3nYz8PZ If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questi…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where porn star Stormy Daniels describes Donald Trump's penis, as well as his insipid skills in the bedroom. Buy a copy of Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels here: https://amzn.to/2Y20zOn If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions y…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay discusses how much he hated doing Hell's Kitchen and wanted to tell its host to fuck off. Buy a copy of Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay here: https://amzn.to/3idh3MM If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or q…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where The Police frontman Sting discusses how the band went from writing hit song Roxanne, to playing it to their manager, getting signed to a big record label then finally hearing it on the radio. Buy a copy of Broken Music by Sting here: https://amzn.to/38HXqcB If you like what yo…
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where England cricketer Kevin Pietersen discusses being bullied by his international team mates, when a parody Twitter account called @KPGenius was set up to take the piss out of him. Buy a copy of KP by Kevin Pietersen here: https://amzn.to/3oHSqKv If you like what you hear please …
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract from comedian Frank Skinner's memoir where he discusses moving in with David Baddiel and their shared love of the comedy of pornography, as well as them creating cult TV classic Fantasy Football. Buy a copy of Frank Skinner by Frank Skinner here: https://amzn.to/3i2nQsE If you like …
 
In today's episode of 15 Minutes of Fame, Barnaby reads an extract where Caitlyn Jenner discusses how she was set up with Kris Jenner, mother of The Kardashian girls. Buy a copy of The Secrets of My Life by Caitlyn Jenner here: https://amzn.to/2XwMic4 If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions you…
 
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