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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 ...
 
The Seven Wonders of the World catalogue the world's most spectacular natural wonders and man-made structures. But, if you could choose your own personal Seven Wonders of the World, what would they be? Join Clive Anderson as he sits down with a range of guests to explore exactly that. Nothing is off limits, from culinary delights to train journeys and world-famous performers, as each guest guides us through the why, the how and the when of their seven passions. This podcast is a co-productio ...
 
Maker Stories is a podcast for makers to get creative inspiration from fellow makers. In each episode, you will hear from makers coming from different parts of India sharing their journey. In a casual conversation, they share their work, and talk about 'how they work', 'how they live' and 'what motivates them'. hosted by: Samarth ( https://twitter.com/SamarthShah_ )
 
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In this episode, hosts Sanjeet and Dhruv welcome professional software engineer and aspiring filmmaker, Vashist Thakwani, to discuss the newly released films in Indian cinemas (yes, they do exist!). The majority of the discussion involves a spoiler-filled discussion of Mr. Shyamalan's latest film, "Old," because it is near impossible to constructiv…
 
In today's episode, podcast hosts Sanjeet and Dhruv invite guest Aryan (once again!) to discuss the new Amazon Prime show Mumbai Diaries 26/11. They talk extensively about its many positives and its equally noticeable negatives. Before, as usual, ending up in another place all together, discussing the cult of RGV…because why not? Do hit 'Follow' on…
 
Joining us on this episode is special guest Arijit Paul, student at Satyajit Ray Film Institute, Kolkata. We talk to him about his experience as a student in an Indian film institute, the perks of film school, and what made him get into filmmaking. We also spend way too much time answering the latest questions sent in by our listeners. BONUS: Some …
 
In this episode of Queen Is Dead, podcast hosts Sanjeet and Dhruv join guest Ashwani Kumar Tiwari, writer for the acclaimed film blog High on Films, to discuss the anomalous filmography of director Anubhav Sinha. While most filmmakers in Hindi cinema have had a downward trajectory in terms of quality of films, Anubhav Sinha's segue into becoming a …
 
In this semi-coherent, semi-rambling episode, Sanjeet and Dhruv briefly critique Amazon prime blockbuster “Shershaah” before delving deep into its discourse that, once again, massively divided fans and detractors. As non-fans, the hosts try to understand the immense love for the film while also bemoaning cultish fans who refuse to accept any form o…
 
In this episode, podcast hosts Sanjeet and Dhruv invite guest Aryan to talk about the best Hindi films this year (up till and including July). More than the individual films themselves, the three discuss the declining quality of Bollywood films, and the sad predictability of the good films only coming from the people we usually associate with quali…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each week, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Sir Trevor McDonald likely needs no introduction. The Trinidadian-British journalist and newsreader has a v…
 
In this episode of Queen Is Dead, we talk about three movies each that we saw during the past month and would recommend. We also answer the questions we received from the latest Instagram Q&A. To participate in future Q&As and for contacting us, follow our Instagram page : @queenisdead.filmpodcast. Do hit 'Follow' on Spotify if you haven't already …
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each week, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Michael Grade, or Baron Grade of Yarmouth, started out working for the sports section of The Daily Mirror b…
 
Crime fiction powerhouse and former circuit comedian, CK McDonnell is on the cusp of levelling further up, with a TV adaptation of his half a million selling “Dublin Trilogy” in the works. We talk about how to write fast, being calibrated for tough criticism, solving problems in the shower, and how to let characters evolve - especially Bunny McGarr…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each week, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Best known for being one half of the comedy duo Punt and Dennis, as well as his work on the comedy panel sh…
 
Here are our thoughts on this week's next major release on Amazon Prime, Toofaan, the much-awaited boxing flick starring Farhan Akhtar, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Please consider supporting the podcast and follow us on Spotify and on Instagram (@queenisdead.filmpodcast) for the latest updates! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: Th…
 
In an industry awash with “edgelord” comedians, Fin Taylor is the real deal. Erudite, thunderously funny, and provocative having done the reading first, he manages to annoy absolutely everybody. We talk about how his unusual schooling instilled in him an apparent license to infuriate; how his need to row back from the furthest possible point makes …
 
In this episode, we discuss the strengths and pitfalls of the new Malayalam film, Malik, an Amazon Prime Video Release, starring Fahadh Faasil and written/directed by Mahesh Narayanan. We are joined by guest host Rohit Satish Nair, a critic and film enthusiast, to talk about this much-hyped release. Please consider supporting the podcast and follow…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each week, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Michael Fenton Stevens is talking to Clive this week to share the things that he finds wondrous. The actor …
 
Stevie Martin has been generating excellent material for years, and is now starting to break through due to her jaw-droppingly funny online videos, packed with punchlines and with a genuinely unique flavour. We talk about the huge amount of time and prep that goes into her work, as she battles to feel like a “proper comedian” in an industry that pr…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each week, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Joining Clive this week is former Arsenal and FA Vice-Chairman, David Dein MBE. Not only does David have ma…
 
In this episode, we talk to a professor of media studies, Nithesh Kalnad, who has an upcoming film release on OTT. We discuss the relatively less talked about Kannada film industry and recommend some good gateway films to get into exploring the same. We also answer some fan questions from our Instagram stories' Q and A. If your question hasn't been…
 
Irrepressibly optimistic, utterly in love with his craft and very mentally robust, Paul Zerdin is the British ventriloquist who won America's Got Talent. We talk about his lengthy career working across different circuits -- from variety, cruises and holiday camps to mainstream comedy -- and discuss how he navigates the suspicions of the alternative…
 
Netflix just released 'Ray', a four-episode adaptation of Bengali writer/director and auteur Satyajit Ray's short stories, on the occasion of his centennial celebrations. We discuss what we liked, disliked and abhorred in this mini-series. The series stars Harshvardhan Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Kay Kay Menon and Ali Fazal in major roles. …
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each week, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Actor, writer, broadcaster, comedian and director Stephen Fry joins Clive to share his wonders of the world…
 
Sherni, Amit Masurkar's sophomore effort after 2017's Newton, has been streaming on Amazon Prime Video and opened last week to mixed reviews. The film stars Vidya Balan in the lead role, along with Brijendra Kala, Sharat Saxena, Vijay Raaz and Neeraj Kabi among others. Podcast hosts Sanjeet and Dhruv discuss what they liked and didn't like about th…
 
Josh Johnson doesn't put a foot wrong. This masterful young US comic never stops working and is reaping the benefits with a place in the Daily Show writers' room, and two brand new releases: his own music/comedy collaboration "Mixtape", and his debut special "# (Hashtag)". We encounter a really thoughtful approach to his art, and talk about his pos…
 
In this episode, we talk about the much anticipated 2021 Tamil release Jagame Thandiram. The film, directed by Karthik Subbaraj, starring Dhanush, Aishwarya Lakshmi, James Cosmo and Joju George in major roles, had its online release last week on Netflix India. We discuss its strengths, pitfalls and general impression on us, along with our opinions …
 
“A drill-sergeant not a perfectionist”, Jessie Cave enjoys simultaneous careers as an actress, comic, artist, and performance artist, all of which marry an extraordinary pragmatism with an attitude of artistic abundance. We talk about her relentless documentation of her life as a means of seeking permanence, the tragic death of her brother in 2019 …
 
Coinciding with the ongoing Euro season, podcast hosts Sanjeet and Dhruv discuss their favourite movies based on football, in this episode of the Queen Is Dead podcast. We also discuss what makes a great football flick, or a sports film in general, why many of them suck, sports movies made in India and much more. Jump in and listen! Follow Queen Is…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each week, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? On this episode, comedian and broadcaster Paul Sinha is sharing his wonders from around the world. From the…
 
How did a grumpy table magician find a way to turn “being pathetic” into 400 shows a year in his own theatre at Las Vegas? Only Piff The Magic Dragon knows! We’ll discover how a shop-bought dragon costume flicked the switch from sackable corporate table guy, to deadpan bulletproof performer and self-styled “loser of America’s Got Talent”. Along the…
 
Hi! We are back after a hiatus, with an episode on the 2021 Hindi release Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, directed by Dibakar Bannerjee, starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. This episode was recorded a few months back, shortly after Sandeep was released in theatres. The film, following its release on Amazon Prime Video, is receiving rave reviews o…
 
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…
 
If you thought wrestlers shared some of the tropes of comedians’ lives, wait til you hear about historians! Comedy-adjacent public historian, writer of “Dead Famous” and other superb books, and creator and host of “You’re Dead To Me” (BBC Sounds) Greg Jenner had factual oversight on every word of Horrible Histories ever recorded, and wrote some of …
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each week, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? On this episode, legendary Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is sharing his wonders - making him the first of C…
 
“Not a cute ragdoll, but a disgusting sex robot”, Rosie Jones is a triple-threat in ways of which you couldn’t dream if you hadn’t seen her act. Leveraging hugely punchy comedy from people’s constant underestimation at her sheer agency, we discover the precision comic timing borne of her cerebral palsy; her new political dynamism; and why she won’t…
 
Laser-guided comic, writer and corporate host, the "modnifique" Ian Moore is every inch the Comedy Store headliner, but in the early part of his career his battle with stage fright left him a more deadpan act than he intended. We talk about the phenomenon of white blokes in suits raging against the world; the reality of his apparent dream life comm…
 
Is Stuart Laws an absurdist rambler who froths up a load of increasingly hilarious nonsense whilst honking in a gilet? Or is he an astute and quite private man who started a production company when he was 18, and went on to produce his own sitcom Grave new World (Amazon Prime) as well as directing James Acaster’s “Repertoire” (Netflix) and countles…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each episode, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Ben Bailey Smith joins Clive this week to tell him about one of his favourite places in the world and wh…
 
Scintillating comic, podcaster, and co-host of “Gigless”, one of the online success stories of the last year, Catherine Bohart knows herself inside out and has a powerful mental toolkit for comedy. We dig into her past life as a former university debate superstar, and find out how it helped her stand-up as well her understanding of herself as a que…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each week, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? This week Clive is joined by actor and comedian Omid Djalili. Omid has had a dazzling career which has invo…
 
Gloriously disgusting double-act The Delightful Sausage is comprised of jointly and severally brilliant Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill, for whom every line is a rug-pull, every image a rat being sick. We talk about world-building, and the bible that holds the secret geography and population of “Icklewick”; how they aim for mainstream success in ot…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each episode, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Anthropologist and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota is Clive’s guest this week. Mary-Ann lives an adventurous…
 
“Come for the musical theatre, stay for the trauma!” That was the manifesto of the “Asda Kate Bush” Sooz Kempner, on her debut hour, an extraordinary verbatim performance of the real email her father sent to her mother, that led to divorce. We talk about upbringing as the only girl that didn’t do ballet, and how that inspired her self-belief; learn…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each episode, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Taking us through her inspirational items this week is British comedian, actress and television presente…
 
On the eve of his first solo Netflix special, one of South Africa’s finest comedy exports returns to the show to discuss the challenges of filming a show in Covid times, and the influence of his movie-grown director in planning the shoot. We talk with double Emmy-nominated Loyiso about compromising decisions on and off TV; his aim to improve rather…
 
In this fairly meandering episode, we talk about the current state of OTT for film-watchers, Ram Gopal Varma's crazy streaming platform and discuss the wide range of TV/Web Series that have been made in India. Follow Us On Instagram : @queenisdead.podcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.f…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each episode, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? This week, it’s the turn of comedian, writer, broadcaster and actor Ian Stone to guide Clive through his…
 
Comedian and go-getter Ramon Rivas lives in abundance as an artist, despite his lack of financial privilege. Interviewed in his hometown of Lorain, Ohio, we talk about his realisation that audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 were perceiving him as white, and explore what that culture shock meant for how he views himself. We discuss how hustle…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each episode, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? Clive’s guest this week is legendary comedian, writer, actor and TV presenter Griff Rhys Jones. Griff ha…
 
Russian-born and raised in Surrey at an American school, Olga Koch is a fiercely funny act with unique perspectives that aren’t simply confined to her unusual backstory. We talk about her background in computer science and find some parallels between jokes and code; talk about the difference in-between her comic voice onstage and on Twitter; and le…
 
Welcome back to My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson! Each episode, Clive welcomes a famous guest and dives into the depths of their character with one simple question: if you could choose your own seven wonders of the world, what would they be? This week, comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi sits down with Clive to share seven of her own personal …
 
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