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In each episode of PODCAST FROM THE PAST, Tom Jackson - who curates the hugely popular twitter feed and book Postcard From The Past - welcomes to the studio two guests, each armed with old postcards they couldn’t bear to throw away. Together, in funny, human and sometimes moving conversations, they explore the memories, mysteries and stories held by those postcards.
 
chicago born and raised, roy kinsey is a bit of an anomaly when it comes to tradition in his respective industries. where being a black, queer-identified, rapper, and librarian may be an intimidating choice for some, roy kinsey’s non-conformist ideology has informed his 4th album, and self proclaimed, “best work yet,” blackie: a story by roy kinsey. featured in and on major local, national, and international publications like Billboard, NPR, WBEZ’s Vocalo, the Chicago Tribune, WGCI and the R ...
 
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Joining Tom Jackson - recorded in the golden, faraway days before lockdown - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are writer & podcaster SIÂN PATTENDEN (Smash Hits, the Guardian, Agatha Bilke, Bigmouth podcast) and writer and performer BEN MOOR (Fist of Fun, A Supercollider for the Family, Undone, Coelacanth, Who Here’s Lost). We get ribbed ab…
 
Screenwriter Daragh Carville (ITV’s The Bay) praises Dylan’s “extraordinary ear for spoken language” while reminding us that he “draws on cinema, is fascinated by storytelling but his own films don’t work at all”. All the great story-songs are explored, including Highlands (“I phoned people up, I was so excited!”), Dignity (“it never resolves but a…
 
Joining Tom Jackson - recorded in the golden, faraway days before lockdown - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian ALEX KEALY and musician KATE GARNER. In an episode littered with aliases, we meet Tompy, Wifey, Ex-Wifey, Bimbo Clive-Barclay and Pottle. We hear memories of Chas Hodges, exploding televisions, Mapp and Lucia and chain…
 
Sitting on the porch of his Long Island lockdown hideaway, serenaded by a local bird, Loudon Wainwright III reminds us that he was proclaimed “the first of the new Bob Dylans”. It helped me get a record deal but then it got to be a pain in the ass”. He still has a “reservoir of respect, admiration and awe” for the man and his work. “I dream about D…
 
Joining Tom Jackson - recorded in the golden, faraway days before lockdown - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian HOLLY BURN and comedy writer DALE SHAW. We blow the housekeeping on a daytrip to London with the Backstree Boys and Blood Sausage, meet a dead pig in Westphalia, take tea in Hexham and fist the mousse - as they say in …
 
Joining Tom Jackson - recorded in the golden, faraway days before lockdown - to discuss the postcards from their pasts are comedian and writer CHRIS NEILL (Woof) and novelist STEPHANIE BUTLAND (Lost For Words, The Woman in the Photograph). We cycle from Lands End to a broken tentpole, ponder the mystery floodlights of Ealing, and Unseen Weybridge, …
 
Singer/songwriter/podcaster/painter Dan Bern admits: “It was not lost on me, being an isolated Jewish kid in Iowa, that Bob had come from just up the road in Minnesota.” When he first heard Dylan at age 15 (“everything he was saying had a bit of a sneer to it. It was a portal for me”), he traded in his cello for a guitar and started writing songs. …
 
Actor Rufus Jones (writer and co-star of Channel 4’s Home) has hardly answered the BobPhone before he confesses that, despite his Cambridge English degree, “Dylan still scares the hell out of me”. But he’s relieved that “Bob’s entering a 'jolly grandpa' phase. He seems less concerned with preserving the myth”. Rufus references Beyoncé, the Eagles (…
 
My chat with Steve starts with a kid shitting on his own shoulder and ends with a welshman sipping gin in a camisole. If that doesn't hook you, you're looking at the wrong show. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/honestactors. S…
 
A fascinating, honest chat with Bronagh Waugh. From working as nanny following The Fall, to being trolled in the gutter press off the back of Hollyoaks, and how she's coped with it all. Some cracking nuggets of wisdom and polished gems of advice, all in a really unique story. It'll make a great film script some day... Interview by Jonathan Harden. …
 
Rolling Thunder Revue bass player and bandleader Rob Stoner on Jacques Levy, Emmylou Harris, Sam Shepard and how he “made out with Joan Baez on a motel room balcony” for Renaldo & Clara. Rob also sets the record straight on the Scorsese Netflix film: “I got a beef with that Van Dorp character!” and alerts us to his uncredited harmony vocal on Aband…
 
A long and winding chat with, Lucas Hare. Don't be fooled by the oak beams in the background, like 93.7% of us, Luke is a distant relative of Danny Dyer (Source: Ancestry.com). His Bob Dylan podcast, Is it Rolling, Bob? is available wherever you got this. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by iris…
 
Laura Gourdine on Lockdown, Black Lives Matter and more, via Zoom, from her apartment in NYC. Honest Actors Lockdown - rambling long distance catch-ups with old friends of the show. The original interview with Laura appeared as episode 4 of Series 4. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoic…
 
Joanna Scanlan on how lockdown has been treating her, from cleaning days to building a 'wigwam' voiceover studio, enjoying 'Normal People', and coping with there not being any work to not get. Honest Actors Lockdown - rambling long distance catch-ups with old friends of the show. The original interview with Isaiah appeared as episode 3 of Series 3.…
 
Actor/musician Danny Horn, 31, played The Kinks’ frontman Ray Davies in the West End; but it was listening to Dylan at age 14 that changed his life. Do Dylan and Davies have anything in common? Danny tells us that - in 1967/68 - “they both made love letters to versions of their own countries that never existed. And they share a mercurial way of thi…
 
A totally different interview, and a rare thing for the podcast: several, yes several brand new answers to longstanding questions. Have you any idea how long I've been awaiting for that?! Hear them all in this brand-new chat with Laura Gourdine, speaking during lockdown from her apartment in Manhattan. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoo…
 
Owen O’Kane is one of the country’s leading psychotherapists and author of Sunday Times Best Seller Ten to Zen. He has a dual medical and psychotherapy training and is a former clinical lead for an NHS mental health service. He has a unique ability to understand how to quell anxiety and manage stress, as well as unparalleled insight into what bring…
 
Dropped out of the seminary, didn't turn up for uni, and arrived in London with no money to get the train to his aunt's house... in Kent. Hear the full story in this brand-new chat with one of my favourite actors, Paul Higgins. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk Support th…
 
Isaiah Johnson on the madness of the past week and beyond, from Studio City, LA. Honest Actors Lockdown - rambling long distance catch-ups with old friends of the show. The original interview with Isaiah appeared as episode 6 of Series 1. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk…
 
Auditioned for RADA four times and when he did get in, graduated without an agent. Hear the full story in this brand-new chat with Hamilton London's leading man, Jamael Westman. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, May 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/honestactors. Se…
 
Didn't work for two tears after a nine month stint on Eastenders, and still works in a shelter between jobs. Hear the full story in this brand-new chat with Derry Girls' bad jumper wearing 'Ma Mary', Tara Lynne O'Neill. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, May 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk Support this show h…
 
Tom Goodman Hill on Lockdown, via Zoom, from his garden. Honest Actors Lockdown - rambling long distance catch-ups with old friends of the show. The original interview with Tom appeared as episode 2 of Series 1. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, May 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk Support this show http://su…
 
Denise Gough in Lockdown, via Zoom, from her kitchen. And her trampoline. Honest Actors Lockdown - rambling long distance catch-ups with old friends of the show. The original interview with Denise appeared as episode 1 of Series 1. Subsequently the episode was released as a full-length bonus episode, before I returned to talk to her a second time, …
 
Actress Nathalie Armin (speaking at a digital distance) has been a Dylan fan since the age of six, when an unknown voice “showed her the colours in her mind” as she lay in the back seat of her father’s car. She graduated to playing Bob games on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company (“we’d whisper Dylan song titles to each other. I always won”) and…
 
Bestselling Shakespeare authority James Shapiro joined us on the Bob Phone from New York, just before the world locked down and the Shakespeare-laden Murder Most Foul unexpectedly dropped. “In a time like this,” he told us, “I find great comfort in the complete works of William Shakespeare and Bob Dylan”. He goes on to link them more closely: “we t…
 
Comedian Nish Kumar says: “Bob Dylan is the most enduring and important creative relationship of my life. If you can’t think of one Dylan song you like, then a part of your humanity may be missing”. When Bob and his band played the Hendrix arrangement of All Along The Watchtower at his first (and only) Dylan concert, it was “one of the greatest mom…
 
Scottish playwright David Greig was first “cracked open” to Dylan when he heard Desire in a remote part of South Africa “under the influence of the most extraordinarily strong dope”. “That’s it”, he thought, “I’M GOING IN!” He has yet to come out. David wrote his version of Euripides’ The Bacchae by playing the Hard Rain album over and over while d…
 
It's the end of Series 3, so we present a multi-view, a series of views of the stories the guests have told host Tom Jackson - all inspired by their postcards, in this third series of Podcast From The Past. We'll hear Scott Pack, Justin Edwards, A.L. Kennedy, Karen Shepherdson, Cariad Lloyd, Keggie Carew, Thane Prince, Tobie Mathew, Sukh Ojla, Juli…
 
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