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#TSP097 - Lemn Sissay

#TSP097 - Lemn Sissay

September 12, 2019

Hello Two Shot Podcast listeners. It's that time of the week again where we bring you a slice of chat-based audio loveliness and this week it's the turn of Lancastrian poet, author and Broadcaster Lemn Sissay (OBE). Craig went along on his own to meet Lemn in a hotel in Manchester with his trusty audio recorder and they got into it. 
Lemn recounts us with tales of his childhood, growing up in the care system, finding his people, anger and loads, loads more. It's a humorous and affecting hour or so and we're really excited to share it with you. The best-selling book that you hear mentioned in the podcast is available right now. Click here to see where you can buy it. 

This is episode 97 of the Two Shot Podcast with Lemn Sissay. Enjoy.

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#TSP096 - Nicola Coughlan

#TSP096 - Nicola Coughlan

September 5, 2019

What’s the story Two Shot Podcast listeners? We’re here with another podcast. It’s with Derry Girls’ superstar Nicola Coughlan. We met up with Nicola a few weeks ago now; back in the London summer. It was a really lovely afternoon so I think we eschewed our usual brews for a pint each and got down to it. We talk mad tattoos, Basquiat, Derry Girls Murals, Galway, the frustrations of academia and tonnes more.
Nicola is class. She’s an absolute whirlwind of tales and she’s mint on social media. Do your feed a favour and go and follow her on twitter. Enough with the waffle. On with the episode. This in number 96 with the absolutely ace Nicola Coughlan

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#TSP095 - Jill Halfpenny

#TSP095 - Jill Halfpenny

August 22, 2019

Hiyer. How are ya? Hope you're alright this week. 
Don't really know what say about this one. It's sad, and brutal, but incredibly honest. For anyone who has experienced grief that they haven't fully processed, it's all too relatable.
This week's guest is the amazing human Jill Halfpenny. You might know Jill from Coronations Street, Eastenders or Waterloo Road, or, for those of you that remember the early days of Byker Grove, she played Nicola Dobson throughout her teenage years.
We sat down with Jill on a bench in Soho Square (sorry about the construction work noise in the background this week) on a very hot day and heard her stories. Jill has experienced and come through some difficult times and she bears her scars with dignity and passion. She talks candidly about her losses and her struggles as a young actress growing up in the North East of England. She and Craig discuss the pressures of small talk, getting stuff thrown at you on the bus, unprocessed trauma, people-pleasing, being bulletproof and loads, loads more. 

TRIGGER WARNING - THIS EPISODE CONTAINS QUITE A LOT OF FRANK TALK ABOUT LOSS AND GRIEF. IF THAT'S PRETTY HARD WORK FOR YOU THEN IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO WAIT UNTIL YOU'RE FEELING IN A BETTER PLACE BEFORE LISTENING. 

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#TSP094 - Gaz Coombes

#TSP094 - Gaz Coombes

August 15, 2019

What's happening mates! Hope you are all in a good place this week. It's episode ninety four with none other than Gaz Coombes. 
You'll know loads of Gaz's tunes. His new single Salamander is getting a load of radio play on 6Music. He's been putting out banging records for about 25 years under both his own name and with his group Supergrass. 
We met Gaz outside Maison Bertaux in Soho on a very sunny day in July. We had a brew and a chat and we recorded it so you can have a listen too. It's a lovely hour or so with Gaz and Craig covering all types of subjects. Have a listen, we reckon you'll like it. 

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#TSP093 - Jessie Cave

#TSP093 - Jessie Cave

August 8, 2019

Alreet. Hope you're well. We're here again with another podcast for you. And this week we're joined by an artistic polymath by the name of Jessie Cave. Jessie is a writer, standup comic, actor, illustrator and all round creative whirlwind. We sit down with her and hear her tales of love, loss, grief, struggle, comedy and Harry Potter. She's a unique and fantastically strong woman who is currently up in Edinburgh with her brilliant show Sunrise (tickets here). You might well have caught her at one of her many other comedy shows in London and Edinburgh or as Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films. It was an amazing hour spent in her company and we hope it brings you some hope or perspective or solace.

This is episode 93 of the Two Shot Podcast with Jessie Cave.

Trigger warning - This week's episode deals with some pretty raw stuff around the loss of family members. If you're feeling a bit raw then maybe wait until you're in a better place before listening. 

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#TSP092 - Nile Rodgers

#TSP092 - Nile Rodgers

August 4, 2019

Peace be with you TSP listeners. It's a special Sunday release of the podcast.
Last weekend we were at Kendal Calling festival. It was the Friday, before the entire site turned into brown shiny slime. We were set up in Tim Peaks diner along with a couple of hundred tightly packed pals. The extra security was in place and we all awaited the arrival of some real funk royalty. When Nile Rodgers rolled up, I don't think any of us could believe it was happening but we had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with him and being regaled by his stories of Grace Jones, Sesame Street, guitar technique, getting sacked by Shakira and many others.
You'll definitely know at least ten songs with Nile's fingerprints on em. He's written and produced for the likes of Madonna, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams, The B-52s, as well as his own incredible Chic project. The guy is an absolute boss and we're honoured to have him sit down with us. 
Big thanks to all those that made this happen at Kendal Calling and the illustrious question askers. 

This is episode 92 with Nile Rodgers!

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#TSP091 - Laura and Jon McClure (Reverend And The Makers)

#TSP091 - Laura and Jon McClure (Reverend And The Makers)

August 1, 2019

Hiyer. 

It's the British summer (apparently) and that means it's festival season. We went up to the beautiful Lowther deer park, got our culturally appropriative head-dresses on and recorded two banging episodes, which means it's double-dose week on the Two Shot Podcast. 

First up, in our usual Thursday morning slot, we have Sheffield's own power couple, John and Laura McClure from Reverend And The Makers. We've spoken to Jon before on #TSP051 but we thought we'd invite him back on with his partner Laura to discuss the ins and outs of being a band wife and husband, Rev-enders, tour decompression techniques, penis reviews and a bunch of other stuff. 

Reverend and the Makers are always out on tour soon so make sure you go and get a ticket and keep an eye out for the forthcoming 2-disc 'best-of', out soon on Cooking Vinyl records.

This is a chat from down at the lakeside bar at Kendal Calling festival (forgive the distant drums). Hope you enjoy and we'll be back on Sunday for a chat with Chic's legendary Nile Rodgers.

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#TSP090 - Glenn Wool

#TSP090 - Glenn Wool

July 25, 2019

Hello Two Shot Podcast listeners. Lovely of you to join us this week for our second in the ongoing series of "Al Fresco" TSP recordings. 
This week, we've had a sit down (in the park) with the absolutely hilarious Glenn Wool. Glenn is a Canadian comic who we first met in Manchester after the podcast festival last year. He was completely charming and we did our best to get him to come and have a chat with us before he headed off back to Canada. 
We met him in Soho Square, tried to find a position on the grass that wasn't excruciatingly painful to sit in and we got down to it. We talk, comedy, love, romance and Canadian mounties amongst a load of other stuff. 

This is episode 90 of the Two Shot Podcast with Glenn Wool. 

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#TSP089 - Julie Hesmondhalgh

#TSP089 - Julie Hesmondhalgh

July 18, 2019

Another day, another podcast. But not just any podcast! This one is with the absolute legend Julie Hesmondhalgh!

We've had our fair share of folk from 'up north' on Two Shot over the past few years but for my money, Julie takes the prize for the most intensely Northern accent. Hailing from the Lancastrian town of Accrington, Julie has been on our screens for 20 odd years. You might know her from her iconic portrayal of Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street or more recently in Broadchurch, Happy Valley, Peterloo or Black Roses, as well as many theatrical performances. 

We met up with Julie in Maison Bertaux in Soho and chatted about retro booze, social issues, Accy, trans visibility, tiredness (or lack thereof) and loads, loads more. 

Get a brew on, a proper one and have a listen to this, the 89th episode of the Two Shot Podcast with the wonderful Julie Hesmondhalgh. 

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#TSP088 - Joan As Police Woman

#TSP088 - Joan As Police Woman

July 11, 2019

Hello Two Shot Podcast listeners. Hope you're well. We've got a treat for you this week in the form of the iconic musician Joan As Police Woman. 
We went to the Hebden Bridge Trades Club to watch Joan and were lucky enough to grab half an hour to chat with her before the show. 
If you haven't already, go and acquaint yourself with Joan's music. She's got a brilliant anthology out at the moment that is a great place to start and if you're a fan, go and catch her on tour. She's about. Tour dates here.
Joan is a wonderful person with a wonderful outlook on life and you'll absolutely love listening in to her conversation, we're sure. 

Get yourself a glass of something delicious and have a listen to episode 88 of the Two Shot Podcast.

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