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On this month's episode of the podcast, editor Danny Denton is joined by translator Frank Wynne, to read and discuss a short story, "Britney Spears' Sandwich", by Togolese writer Kangni Alem, which first appeared in English in our most recent issue, Summer 2021. Kangni Alem is an award-winning Togolese writer, critic and playwright. He founded the …
 
In this bumper addition, Russell spoke with Phil Annets, the author of a new book called FA Cup 150, a feast of trivia on the World’s most famous domestic football cup competition. Then, actor Robert Bathurst, most famous for Cold Feet, Toast of London and a role in Downton Abbey, joins Russ to talk about his career and Albion affiliation. In the f…
 
“I don’t really understand why water has so many properties on different scales ranging from very large and cosmic to very small quantum and quarky - Could you help by zooming in and out on water to explain what is known about it? Asks Neil Morton in Stirling. Rutherford and Fry learn about the special hydrogen bonds that makes water such an unusua…
 
How do guide dogs know where they're going? It's not like their handler whispers in their ear and asks to go to the pharmacy, maybe the toothpaste aisle. So how does it work? asks Charlotte, aged 42. Dogs and humans have gone paw in hand for thousands of years. Historic and genetic evidence shows we’ve shaped each other's existence over millennia. …
 
RG, Pete and Richard in the Zoom room tonight as a dominant but under-rewarded Albion come under the microscope. There’s plenty on Tross, Dunky, Cuckoo, Duffy, BDB, Gabriel’s lost teeth, Zeqiri on the goal trail, Mitoma’s assist, soaked and depressed Dover fans, the women’s team and The European Greedy League again! Stand or fall! UTA! A pint of Wh…
 
Pete is back and he’s full of his usual searing sarcasm and ref-based criticism. He and RG peruse the catalogue of shithousery and delicious fallout from Albion’s last gasp point salvage op on Monday, catch up with some footy news and look ahead to the weekend fixture against The Gunners, who’s pod reps have all bottled it, knowing it’s our turn in…
 
Audio from the evening out in Slumsville, as the Mighty Seagulls played poorly but snatched a last gasp equaliser thanks to Le Petit Maison Merde and didn’t he ram it back in Mr Tumble’s smug face?! Truly delicious! You’ll hear also from the pre match drinks where Alan made his pod debut, and then it was back to The Glad on Tuesday for the review, …
 
RG, Pete, Andy Bass & Steve “The Ref” Ferris are in this midweek’s pod squad as we bask in the glory of a 4th (FOURTH!!!!) win from 5 (plus that other one in the cup, don’t forget!) at the start of this season. Foxes fans may not be happy with the decisions but are they justified? Steve gives his view from behind a whistle. Also us Champions League…
 
Russ spoke with Foxes fan and podcaster Chris from Leicester ‘Til I Die to preview the forthcoming match this Sunday between our sides. Chris also talks us through his City-supporting backstory, ‘exile’ in Dorset and the glory years of the past few seasons. Stand or fall! UTA! Damn you, General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett VC KCB! @BrightonR…
 
So then, 3 wins from 4 league games, 6th in the table (Europa League!!!), Women’s team top on GD, U23s and U18s win and flying high. So I said to myself, what a wonderful world! Pete and Russ review the match, read the signs for the season ahead and assess the relegation battle to come - is yellow the new relegation tone? Stay tuned also to hear fr…
 
RG was in West London for Albion’s first ever visit to the new Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday. On the cast list were Brighton Rock pals Alison, Dunc, Charlie, Courtney and John, plus there were an array of cameos including Bees supporting father and son Don and Marty (Don actually remembers Bees’ last stint in the top flight 74 years ago!)…
 
Herein lies the second and final episode covering the chat RG had with Billy The Bee aka Billy Grant, down the pub in North Finchley on Tuesday evening, where the subjects turned to the England team, racism in football and thoughts ahead of this weekend’s clash between The Bees and The Seagulls. But not until after RG had hooked back up with Peter …
 
This week RG went down the pub (surprise, surprise….in fact the only real shock was the change of location!) to meet up with his new chum Billy Grant, a long time Brentford FC fan and podcaster of several years’ standing, to get his backstory, find out about the advent of Beesotted - The Bees fans’ long standing vehicle of many guises in the world …
 
In this episode, Peter and RG reflect on the Everton defeat and the fact that it is “another transfer window, another failure to sign a striker (oven ready!)“. Yes the transfer window has been SLAMMED shut, as aggressively as always (apparently!) and the club HAVE made some signings…just not that elusive first team ready striker we’ve craved these …
 
RG and chums work their way through the bar at The Shakespeare’s Head in Brighty, then get on the noisy carriage to Falmer and finally lament their first defeat of the season (at the 4th attempt) ;0) in this bonus episode. Stand or fall! UTA! Still 6 clear of Arsenal!!! @BrightonRockPod brightonrockpodcast@gmail.com Part of the Sport Social Podcast…
 
The boys are joined in this week’s pod squad by Richard Holberton, Andy Knott and Raymond “The Gent” Wright to discuss the Watford win, getting into The Amex, Garth Crooks’ invaluable football knowledge *rolls eyes!, the Cardiff line up, footy news and other general ramblings. Then Russ sidles back in creepily at the end to add the Cardiff review a…
 
On this month's episode of the podcast, editor Danny Denton is joined by writer John Patrick McHugh, to read and discuss Sean O'Reilly's story 'All Day And All of the Night', which first appeared in our Winter 2011 issue. John Patrick McHugh is from Galway. His fiction has appeared in Winter Papers, The Tangerine, Banshee, Granta and The Stinging F…
 
Ooooo to be back in dear ole Brighty and in particular at The Amex, as Albion continued their winning start to the season vs The Hornets. This little bonus episode captured the intoxicating nature of our pre-match gathering at The Caxton, half time thoughts and a quick chat after the final whistle. Main review show to follow later this week. Stand …
 
Yes! Get in you absolute beauties. Albion were off to a flyer on Saturday with a come-from-behind 1-2 win at Burnley. In this rather bumper episode (there’s no separate preview pod this week) we welcome our latest debutant to the show, long term Albion fan and Seagulls Over London member Phil Breese, who talks Angmering, the ‘83 cup run, twelve yea…
 
Happy 50th to Russ and Happy 10th to The Amex (in terms of competitive football). Andy Bravery joins Russ to reflect on the best of our glorious stadium’s first decade in the sun, to catch up on the latest Albion & general football news and to preview the season - in particular the Burnley game this weekend. Also on the Burnley match, Russ caught u…
 
Two blokes, two chicken tikka pies and copious amounts of beer, yes it’s the BRP again! On this week’s episode, our 155th, the undynamic duo talk through the latest news from The Albion and beyond, criticise various authorities football and otherwise, debate if the Brazilian police are eavesdropping on us and cast our eyes over the runners and ride…
 
In this week’s slimline episode, Russ and Pete bring Albion news up to date, then Russ pops up his local non-league ground with fellow Albion fan Simon Tipple, who was visiting, to get his thoughts on Albion’s end of season and his predictions for the forthcoming campaign.. The friendly finished Enfield Town 1-4 Boreham Wood, by the way. Stand or f…
 
All the latest Albion news for the week including the signing of a player even taller than BDB, the departure of Ali J and the pending deal for England international Ben White to Arsenal, discussed down the pub by your regular pod wafflers Pete and Russ. Plus Pete’s fiancé marvels at Graham Potter’s beard and we talk Cox and Arce! Oh and there’s a …
 
On this month's episode of the podcast, editor Danny Denton is joined by novelist Niamh Campbell, to read and discuss Kevin Power's darkly surreal story 'The Dead Hotel', which first appeared in the Summer 2006 issue of the magazine. Niamh Campbell's debut novel This Happy was published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 2020, and nominated for the An P…
 
In this epic episode, Russ & Pete are back at the pub for the last of their Euros specials, detailing the concluding 3 games of the tournament, the shameful aspects that tarnished Sunday’s Final, England’s latest penalty heartache, hypocritical politicians - as if there’s another type! - and ranting about racist morons (again!). All that, however, …
 
It’s Russ, Andy Bass, Andy Knott and a fleeting cameo from Robin Woolley in this week’s pod squad as the QFs are discussed, the new Albion signings are observed with hungry anticipation and a cursory glance is flicked in the general football world’s direction as, amongst other things, Crippled Phallus appoint their 135th choice manager with several…
 
Hi, Mystery Hour listener, We’ve got another brand new podcast we think you’ll enjoy. ‘I’ve Been Thinking’ is a new weekly show hosted by Peter Frankopan. As well as being a best-selling author (Silk Roads), Professor of Global History and Oxford and voted as one of the World’s Top 50 Thinkers, Peter uses this podcast to speak with some incredible …
 
It’s our 150th episode, which we’d forgotten while recording on the night, but WHAT a night it was, with England beating the Germans in a knockout tournament match - yes, really!!! Pete and Russ sum up all the results from the competition and its key moments from the games since England last played (their final group game) through to the 2nd Rd / L…
 
It’s back to The Glad for our second Euro 2020 (in 2021!) episode, in which Russ, Peter and Andy Bravery met up to chew the fat over the second round of European games (there or thereabouts), in the company of Peter’s friend Lau/wrence(?) We cover all the latest news regarding The Albion, football news in general and the European Championships in p…
 
In this episode, we invited onto the show our Canadian friend Bradley Sullivan, known as “Sully”, who told us how he got into the Albion many years ago, about his affection for Guy Butters, Anthony Knockaert and Glenn Murray, what he thinks of the current incarnation of the club and he also gives us his take on the Euros so far, as we review the fi…
 
On this month's episode of The Stinging Fly Podcast, Declan Meade is joined by Nuala O'Connor, to read 'Sing, Dance, Earn Your Keep', an essay by Nicole Flattery first published in the Winter 2015 issue of the magazine. Nuala O'Connor is a writer of novels, short fiction, poetry, and essays. She also publishes under the name Nuala Ní Chonchúir. Nua…
 
Hi Mystery Hour fans – we have a new True Crime podcast we think you’ll enjoy called ‘If It Bleeds It Leads’ Could you be a criminal? What separates the way you think, from the criminal mind? Join the world’s leading professor of criminology, Prof. David Wilson and star of Silent Witness Emilia Fox as they discover what’s really going on behind som…
 
In the second part of our pubcast chat from midweek, Pete and Russ took up the subject of the Premier League as a whole and who did comparatively well / badly. We also take a look at the forthcoming Euros tournament for which Albion’s own Ben White is in the England 26, announced our Player & Young Player Of The Season, discussed whether Pete‘s cat…
 
The dastardly duo also known as co-hosts Russ and Pete were reunited at The Gladstone for the first time in nearly a year, to relive the Albion’s high and lows over a pint or ten and of course a chicken tikka pie each! Scrumptious!!! Cheers everyone! WARNING: THIS POD CONTAINS SOME MEDIUM SPICY SWEARING, IT’S ALL PETER’S FAULT! Stand or fall! UTA! …
 
In this bumper episode Russ, Pete and Andy (of the Knott variety) are joined by pod squad debutant Steve Ferris, an Albion fan who’s the man in the middle, the bast....er, actually very much gentleman in the black and the proud owner of THAT match worn Will Buckley shirt. We bid an extremely fond farewell to absolute legend of The Albion Glenn Murr…
 
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