Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Gene Cernan RIP: Speaking To The Last Man On The Moon

Monday, January 16th, 2017

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Gene Cernan died today.

He was the last man to walk on the moon, an astronaut from a time of heroes, a pilot from a time where best friends didn’t come home. He also drew his daughter’s initials in the moon dust. They’re still there…
 
I was very lucky to speak to him in 2014 as he promoted Mark Craig’s documentary/biography ‘Last Man On The Moon.’ 

I’ve posted it above, and I’m going to listen to it again.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air…
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Two Grown Men… The Podcast Of The Aftermath

Friday, March 21st, 2014

This should be fun. The Carson Podcast interviews comedians who have one thing in common – they all got their big break from Johnny Carson and ‘The Tonight Show’ Now available in iTunes and via RSS.

Don’t forget to listen to Edinburgh Nights every week!

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

You might recall that after this year’s radio broadcast of the  Edinburgh Fringe chat show came to the end, I decided to keep the format alive and showcase all the fun things in Edinburgh each week (that would have been the moment for a David Tennant-esque “I don’t want to go…”). It’s three months later, and Edinburgh Nights is still on the air, at 3pm every Friday, with a podcast available to listen again to the show (if you’re in Edinburgh), or to listen fresh to the whole hour if you are further afield.

It’s a show that continues to evolve, but being able to highlight the great bands playing in the capital, give some airtime to the theatre shows around Edinburgh, and to go beyond the ten minute set from the comedians playing the Festival city, are all adding up to an exciting hour every week.

If you’re not yet listening, head over to iTunes and subscribe to the podcast, and if you are a regular listener, why not think about leaving a review?

The story of Missile Command

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Microsoft once had a collection of Atari Classic games for Windows 3.1 (on 2 1.44″ floppy disks) and the help files had a short history of each game. Polygon’s article and interview with designer Dave Theurer reminded me of that help file, but with a lot more detail.

Theurer and Adam got rid of all the unnecessary components — including a radar idea, which had an arm sweeping across the screen, only revealing a portion of it at a time — and started putting that manpower and time into polishing the other areas of the game.

“To make it simple, we got rid of everything except for the cities and the bases,” Theurer says. “Turns out, that was the right way to do it.” Missile Command went on to become one of the most successful arcade machines of all time, cementing its place in pop culture for decades to come.

The ‘Super Showcase Saturday’ from the Fringe

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

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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.

Can you spot the James Bond theme in today’s Fringe podcast?

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

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Not long to go now, in Fringe terms, but with five nights of Fringe shows there’s still  thousand of performances that  you can take in, and only a small fraction of them can show up on the podcast. So here’s your daily flavour of the Fringe. With John Fico (Made for Each Other), Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Ben Van Der Velde (Chain Letter), and Brian Kennedy.

Old, New, Borrowed, and the Blues, on the Fringe podcast

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Another good mix of guests and music today on the Fringe podcast, with Mark Dolan, Joathan Hearne, Northern Nomads, The Geordie (of The Ginge, The Georide, and the Geek), and Tony Delicata from Sinatra: The Final Curtain.

The Fringe podcast where I mention Firefly

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Onwards with the Fringe, with music, special guests, surprise appearances, and an answer to the Davison/Troughton debate that’s pretty definitive, at least from my point of view. With Jennifer Lusk (Who Do You Think You Are), News Revue 2013, Fraser Millward, Sandy Brechin, and Tim Fitzhigham.

The Fringe podcast where we can’t mention the war

Monday, August 19th, 2013

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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.

Some Fringe podcasting that might be a bit risky to run on the radio

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

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And now it’s time for something a little racey for Sunday, or at least interviews that might not be suitable for the airwaves of 98.8 Castle FM across Edinburgh! Just the interviews today, so let’s focus on the artists and head into the Fringe. With Eric Davis, Bob Slayer, Gary Beadle (The Room In The Elephant), and Cassette Boy vs. DJ Rubbish.

As the weekend starts, the Fringe podcast continues on its daily schedule

Friday, August 16th, 2013

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The ‘big’ weekend approaches, with tickets to be sold, new fans and friends to be made, award judges to be impressed, all while trying to avoid the thought that there are still ten days left to go. With Jess Abrams (Cat Stevens Reconstructed), Brydie Lee-Kennedy and Courtney Powell (Sugar and Vice), Owen O’Neil and Dave Johns (The Shawshank Redemption), and Karin Danger (Hot Box).

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).

The marathon that is the Edinburgh Fringe…. there’s still two weeks left to go!

Monday, August 12th, 2013

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Opening week two of the Fringe, today’s podcast guests are John Robbins, Neil Gore (We Will Be Free), Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel (Eric and Little Ern), and This is My Box.

The Fringe podcast with the people who can’t get down to the studio

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

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Time for a Saturday special on the Fringe podcast. While we’re broadcasting live on Castle FM Monday through Friday, not every guest can make it down to the radio studio. That leaves a lot of stories around the Fringe that still need to be told, so this year we’ll be heading into Edinburgh with the podcast microphone to bring you Carey Marx, Death Ship 666!, Ben Moor, and Darts Wives.

What ‘P’ is an audio program coming from Edinburgh every day?

Friday, August 9th, 2013

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Today’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast is live, with John Lloyd, Melmoth the Wandered, Patrick Monahan, and Tongue Fu.