#TSP058 - Nick Payne

October 9, 2018

DO NOT ADJUST YOUR FEED.
Yep. This is THE TWO SHOT PODCAST.
No. It’s not Thursday. 

We thought we’d do a TWO EPISODE TWO SHOT PODCAST WEEK! 
Why? Why not. Let’s kick it off shall we?

This week we travel to London to meet the incredible writer NICK PAYNE. 
Maybe you’ve seen Nick’s plays over the years at the Bush theatre, The Donmar Warehouse, perhaps the Royal court. Maybe even on Broadway. Well, lucky you if you have cos he’s a class writer. Recently you may have been glued to BBC1 watching his series WANDERLUST that’s coming to an end very soon. Or maybe you’re one of those people who’s saying it’s “filth” or “I didn’t pay my TV licence for this!” Well, it’s always good to get a reaction eh?
If you haven’t seen it THEN DO. IT'S CLASS!!
Catch it all on BBC iplayer in the uk and soon to be on NETFLIX. 
Craig sat down with Nick in London and that’s where they began the natter. Are we a nation of prudes? Do people jump on the bandwagon to complain about so-called filth without having seen it? They discuss so much more to about what makes Nick tick and the differences between writing for theatre and the pressures of creating a full series for TV. 
It’s a cracking natter and we’ll sure you agree that Nick is great company...

Just to say that this episode was recorded solo as Producer Griff was up north but the difference in sound is down to Craig and his Zoom H5 which doesn’t have the slickness as norm but we know that after 10mins or so your ears will adjust and you’ll be grand.

Enjoy.

This is episode 58 of the Two Shot Podcast with Nick Payne.

Photo credit - Evening Standard (Sorry, we didn't get any piccies this week as Craig was flying solo).

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#TSP057 - Jodie Whittaker

October 4, 2018

IT'S THURSDAY... IT'S THE PODCAST...

Well, since we announced on Sunday who was joining us, there’s been a real buzz. We don’t blame you. We were thrilled to bits to sit down with Jodie in our podcast Soho base that is MAISON BETAUX and got the tea in (and also a scone). Or a scon. Or even a scurn (that’ll make sense soon) and we got right into it. 

Jodie has been proper busy speaking to all sorts of press in the countdown to the DR WHO launch in Sheffield but she made time to come and meet Craig & Griff and have a proper natter. 
Jodie is, as you’ll hear, a breath of fresh air. She’s honest, naturally hilarious and a real Yorkshire woman through and through. It was a total joy to have her on. 

LESS WAFFLE. MORE CHATTER. I know that’s what you’re thinking. In fact, are you still reading this? 

RIGHT. LET'S. GET. OUR. PODCAST. ON.
THIS IS EPISODE 57 WITH JODIE WHITTAKER.

ENJOY.

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#TSP056 - Susan Wokoma

September 27, 2018

Alright Two Shot Pod listeners. How goes? Hope you're all feeling reasonable or better this week. We've got a treat in store for you in the shape of an absolutely top chat with Susan Wokoma
You might know Susan from her appearances in Chewing Gum and Crazyhead or more recently her brilliant comedy short Love The Sinner for Sky. 
We met up with her in the basement room of Maison Bertaux in Soho and after Craig had told the unusually raucous patrons upstairs to keep the noise down, we got down to it. Susan talked movingly about her life growing up with immigrant parents, about being skint, about gentrification in her beloved London and about loads and loads more. It's an absolutely spell-binding hour or so that we're sure you'll find inspiring, heartbreaking and hilarious in various measures.

Thanks a load for listening and if you enjoyed it, why not tell your pals. Especially those who don't ever listen to podcasts. Show 'em that glorious little purple app on their iphones that's a portal to unparalleled audio riches. 

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#TSP055 - Karl Pilkington

September 20, 2018
How the devil are you? Thank you so, so much downloading. Things good? Things not so good? 
Well put all that aside for an hour or so and let's dive into the world of KARL PILKINGTON. 
 
We announced that Karl would be joining us on Monday, as we always do (what? You don't know that? Check your social media!) and since then anticipation has been building for episode 55 and to hear more of what makes Karl, well... Karl.  
 
Craig & Producer Griff travelled south (London's soho to be exact) to meet Karl at the hotel he was staying in. Tea was ordered, microphones were set up and we hit the record button.   
 
It's a bit of a podcast of two halves this really. Craig and Karl start off by having a bit of a moan about all sorts of stuff (well, it was quite early in the morning) and then just before it turns into a full whinge about the state of everything they think is wrong, it's a hand brake turn into Karl's life and his past and what's happening right now.  
Actually while you're here... what's happening right now is this:
 
 
Karl's done with all his travel show stuff and now he heads into sitcom territory with a show cowritten by himself and long term collaborator RICHARD YEE. 'SICK OF IT' starts sept 27th at 10pm on Sky 1 & NOW TV. And before you ask, no, we havnt been sponsored by Sky One. We just like Karl and happen to think his show is dead, dead good.  Oh, and there may be a TSP connection for the very first episode of his show... Hmmm.
 
It's a very, very entertaining episode that we loved recording. Karl is an absolutely brilliant fella to spend time some time with, so sit yourself down and strap yourself in.  
 
Really hope you enjoy. 
 
THIS IS EPISODE 55 OF THE TWO SHOT PODCAST WITH KARL PILKINGTON.
 
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#TSP054 - Bill Ryder-Jones

September 13, 2018

Alright. Hope you're well. Nice one for getting onto this episode of the podcast. It's episode 54 and it's a beautiful chat with Bill Ryder-Jones. 
Bill is a musician from down the East Lancs road and if you've not already listened to his stuff then you're missing out. We'd recommend starting with with 'if...' which is an absolute masterpiece of jaw-dropping scale. 'West Kirby County Primary' is absolute class too. And have a look at his new video Mither here -  Basically, listen to it all. It's all boss.
Bill is a true artist and a properly fascinating person. He talks with Craig about creativity, mental states, loss, friendship and loads more. It was an absolute privilege to listen in on it and we hope that you get as much from it as we have. If you do, it'll stay with you.

We recorded this one in Manchester at the lovely Ziferblat on Edge Street in the Noirthern Quarter (Nice one to Ziferblat for being ace and finding us a room). 

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#TSP053 - Siân Gibson

September 6, 2018

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU?... ahh, it feels good to be back and OFFICALLY start the new term doesnt it?

This week we hopped in the car and went up the road to Manchester, sat down and set up in the lovely Ziferblat on Edge Street in the Northern Quarter and were joined by the infectiously lovely actor and comedian Siân Gibson! We spent a magical hour or so drinking brews and discussing uncomfortable auditions, castings, family life, fallow periods and Wales. 

You'll know Siân from loads of telly programs, most notably playing Kayleigh Kitson in the BBC sitcom Car Share which she co-wrote with Peter Kay. Siân's outlook on life is completely inspiring and she shares the ups and downs of her acting life with wonderful charm. We loved it and we hope you love listening too. 

We've got a bunch more excellent TSP eps in the can now and we can't wait to share them with you. TSP thursdays are back in effect!!!

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#TSP052 - Andy Ellis

August 23, 2018

Yes, Yes, Yes! The Two Shot Pod is back and all up in your podcast feeds. Hope you've all had a lovely summer and are hungry for some more intensive TSP audio content. We're here to provide just that. This week is an episode we recorded in front of a live festival crowd in the magical Tim Peaks Diner at the fabulous Kendal Calling festival. We had the  pleasure of spending an hour with Mr. Andrew Ellis. Andy is a Manchester lad through and through and his self-deprication, humour and humbleness are an absolute winning combination of traits. You'll recognise him as Gadget from Shane Meadows 'This is England' film and subsequent television series as well as loads of other televsion and film appearences. It's a great chat that turned a raucous festival crowd to rapt attentiveness and that's all down to Andy's great storytelling and sincerity. 

We're out recording around the UK again really soon and after another week's break (sorry) we'll be back to bringing you a fresh helping of TSP goodness every Thursday morning. 

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#TSP051 - Jon McClure

July 5, 2018

Yep. That's right.  We're back with another BIRTHDAY EPISODE!   

We started a year ago with Vicky McClure and now we end our first year with JON MCCLURE... It's almost like we planned it!

We met with The Reverend Jon McClure (and a silent Ed!) at Jimmy's bar in Manchester just before they were off to house party -not one of those- it's one where Jon and Ed go to a fans house and play an acoustic gig. Nice eh? 

You'll know Jon as the lead singer in the band Reverend & The Makers along with Ed and also his wife Laura. We chatted with Jon just after the release of their new album, The death of a king. We talked all things Sheffield, growing up, the music industry, fans and doing things his way. Jon's got bags of energy and oozes charisma and if you've ever seen the band live then you'll know what we mean! 
He's a top fella and you're gonna love hearing this episode.

Grab yourself a brew, or something stronger (It is our birthday after all!), pop your feet up and get on this. 

ITS THE SECOND OF OUR SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PODCAST EPISODES WITH THE "HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD"....

JON MCCLURE! 

Enjoy.  Thanks so much for downloading.

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#TSP050 - Charlie Cooper

July 5, 2018

HAPPY THURSDAY!!! 
IT'S OUR PODCAST BIRTHDAY!!!

That's right. Can you believe it's a whole year that we've been bringing you episodes? 
What a year it's been! We've met some incredible people, heard amazing stories, we've laughed, we've cried and drank many cups of tea along the way. It's been a rollercoaster of a year and we're so grateful you've enjoyed and supported the podcast - THANK YOU! 
As it's our birthday, we thought we'd do something a bit spesh and bring you not 1 episodes but 2! Nice birthday treat, eh?

We kick things off with the brilliant Charlie Cooper. If you've seen BBC's award winning THIS COUNTRY then you'll know Charlie as one of the writers and stars. Charlie writes with his sister Daisy May Cooper based on where they grew up in a small village in Gloucestershire. It's a brilliant, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking series and if you haven't seen it then do yourself a favour and get involved.

When, a few months back, we were invited to bring the podcast to the wonderful Bath Festival, we wanted to try and get a local guest on, so Charlie was the perfect fit and lucky for us, the stars aligned and dates worked out and this is the result. Craig and Charlie sat down with a sold-out crowd in the beautiful city of Bath on a rainy evening and the conversation began. Think you're gonna love this one. We certainly did. We chatted about all sorts and began with the subject of male models...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR DOWNLOADING AND WE'LL SEE YOU IN A BIT FOR ANOTHER BIRTHDAY EPISODE!!!

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#TSP049 - Jimmy Akingbola

June 28, 2018

Alright Two Shot Pod listeners. Hope you're all well and good. It's that time of the week again where we bring you the latest installment of the podcast, and this week we are joined by the Newham general himself, Mr Jimmy Akingbola. 
We met up with Jimmy in the cool confines of the basement at Maison Bertaux (go and have a brew there, tell em Two Shot sent you). It was a lovely sunny afternoon so we got a proper bevvy in and spent an invigorating hour or so chatting with the man himself. Jimmy is a magnificent individual full of passion, drive and charisma. We talked taking creative risks, booking holidays, foster families, getting nicked for stealing buns, and moving to LA amongst a load of other fascinating stuff. It's another great ep and we hope you enjoy listening along.

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