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Welcome To The Fifteenth Year Of Podcasting The Edinburgh Fringe

August in Edinburgh means it’s Festival time, which includes the Fringe. And with the Fringe comes my annual podcast and radio show from Scotland’s capital. For those of you already subscribed to the podcast, you’ll find the traditional prologue episode for the year is now available in the RSS Feed. For those of you not familiar with Daniel Cainer’s ‘Edinburgh’ song you can head to the main website, find the show in iTunes, or add the RSS feed to your app. As always the show is produced with Radio Six International, so you can hear it online every Saturday with

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The one lesson I learned that The Nightly Show needs to understand

After the first year of hosting my daily chat show at the Edinburgh Fringe (which is still running thirteen years later), Brian Luff gave me one of the best pieces of advice I have had in my broadcast career. It went something like this: “I listened to the Fringe podcasts, but now I’ve met you I have to ask… why is the ‘you’ that I see in front of me not in the podcast? I want to spend time with that person.” You can have the latest names, the greatest guests, and the biggest world-changing ideas, but these will only get people

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Reviewing The Reviewers At The Fringe

With its tounge slightly in cheek, FringePig has award its first “ham-fisted” award for “the Fringe reviewer who most misunderstood what they were looking at.” to The List’s Graeme Connelly for his review of Stuat Goldsmith’s show: Graeme wins for his stunning use of bathos. In his review of ‘Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour‘ he worships at the feet of Goldsmith for several paragraphs, and then ends with three stars. It’s a simple formula, but a winning one. The funniest reviews are often the simplest. Connelly receives the staggering sum of £50 which, we are told, can buy a very brief sensation

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Looking back on the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Podcasts

And that, as they say, was the Fringe. Everyone is going over their August performances, from the Fringe office to the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. Let’s do the same with the Edinburgh Fringe podcast. This was the ninth year of the daily podcast from the Capital, with music, guests, and Fringe news, bringing as many different facets of the Fringe as possible to the show. Not just the comedy, or the theatre, but the whole smash. In short, if you were at the Fringe, it was a backstage pass. If you weren’t, my goal was to make you as

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The ‘Super Showcase Saturday’ from the Fringe

[audio:http://archive.org/download/TpcFringe20132408201321/tpc_fringe2013_24082013_21.mp3] The final weekend of the Fringe, just three nights left to see many of the shows (although some will finish tonight, so check the times at edfringe.com). As for the podcast, let’s have some extra interviews to kick off your Saturday. With David Quirk, Michael Che, Superbard, Bobby Mair, Ian Smith, and Ben Champion.

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The Fringe podcast where we can’t mention the war

[audio:https://archive.org/download/TpcFringe20131908201316/tpc_fringe2013_19082013_16.mp3] Into the last week of the Fringe, with eight full days and nights of performances to take in – and even at this late stage that’s more than Glastonbury. Twice. A delve inthe nature of the Fringe today with reluctant talk show hosts, returning retirees, reality show hopefuls, and trying to work out how to pronounce Reichstadt. With John Fleming, Ian Kendall, Suzy Bennett, and Frank Sanazi.

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