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What comes after the Fringe podcast? Edinburgh Nights!

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

I might have hinted at this near the end of my thoughts looking back at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe podcast. I had a blast doing the show, which this year was recorded and broadcast live on Castle FM as well as going out as a podcast through the usual RSS powered sources.

When the Fringe was over, the time-slot on the FM dial was still open, so it felt natural to keep the one hour format of music and intervews going, but with some tweaks to fit the landscape in Edinburgh for the other 11 months of the year. So it’s a weekly one-hour show, 3pm-4pm every Friday, with guests from comedy, theatre, music, and the occasional special event, mixed in with bands playing in the local clubs, and a little quiz element called ‘Twenty Questions Wrong‘ (more on that in my next blog post, I think).

As I’m writing this after the event, you can listen to the show right now. I promise I’ll give you a bit more heads up next week so those of you outside Edinburgh can listen to the live stream from Castle FM. Truth is with the move to Castle FM’s Studio One I wanted to get all the buttons and sliders in the right place before the internet audience arrived!

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With Keith Jack, Leah Bonnema, Penny Black, Tom Diben’s theatre preview, and music from Sienna, The Gorms, Sham 69, and Matt Gloss and the Emulsions.
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All the variety of the Fringe, in an hour of podcasting

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Today’s Fringe podcast was a mix of live interviews in the Castle FM studios, on-location interviews from over the weekend, and music submitted by many of the performers at this year’s Fringe. Hopefully it’s bringing a great feel of the variety on offer in Edinburgh during August to you! Guests today are Lee Camp (a US comic), Hedluv and Passman (Cornish rappers), Claire Cunningham and Gail Sneddon (co-directors of this year’s National Theatre Scotland show, Mènage à Trois), and Tamar Broadbent (from the musical stand up show, Almost Epic).

Here comes the Edinburgh Fringe Podcast (and the FM simulcast!) for 2013

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Nine years ago I decided to try and cover the Edinburgh Fringe with the new medium of podcasting. It found an audience, and I’ve been bringing the Fringe out of Edinburgh every year since with a daily podcast during August of news, reviews, and interviews. But this year is slightly different.

The podcast is still going ahead, but the format has been changed very slightly, as the show is also going out on local radio. 98.8 Castle FM will be carrying the Fringe Podcast (or ‘Festival Talk’ to give the show its radio name), and you’ll be able to listen to the show live online during the recording, tune in if you’re in Edinburgh, or download the podcast from the Edinburgh Fringe Podcast homepage.

To recap, here’s where you’ll find the show this year.

Download the podcast, which is hosted at edinburghfringe.thepodcastcorner.com, or you can subscribe in iTunes.
You can listen live to the show being recorded at 12 noon (Monday to Friday) on Castle FM 2 – this is available as a live stream from www.castlefmscotland.com.
You can tune in on 98.8 FM if you are in Edinburgh to listen to the show being broadcast between 3pm and 4pm each day.
And you’ll also find us on your smartphone, in the iFringe application for iOS and Android.

The first show goes out tomorrow (Monday 5th) but to get you in the mood, there’s a little prologue show available now in the RSS feed, on the site, or embedded below!

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Opening the Fringe 2013 season, Ewan talks about the new additions to the podcast, with some music and thoughts about Edinburgh from singer-songwriter Daniel Cainer.