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What would you choose as your last meal? Chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the seven dishes that have shaped their lives. In this podcast you will find conversations with interesting people from the world of food and beyond uncovering the seminal dishes and experiences that have shaped who they are today. We will find out about their favourite childhood dishes, the dishes they eat the most often, and the dishes that mean the most to them. And of course we will also discover w ...
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Each week we invite one of the biggest guests in the world of magic to maroon themselves on a desert island. They are allowed to take with them 8 tricks, 1 book and 1 non magic item that they use for magic! We discuss their 'can't live without' lists and why those items were chosen. Episodes are uploaded every Friday and are available via all Podcast service providers! To find out more about the team behind Desert Island Tricks, please visit: www.alakazam.co.uk
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The Desert Island Investor podcast is a series of podcasts that document the experiences and strategies of private investor Mark Atkinson. Mark's long-term investments have enabled him to become financially independent and to retire at the comparatively early age of 53. The stocks that Mark reviews on this channel are from his real portfolio and not a 'virtual' portfolio, so these are genuine win-some, lose-some stories. We hope that you'll also enjoy our regular feature 'Question in a Bottl ...
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Tom Price trawls through the Amazon purchase histories of a variety of comedians. Everything you’ve ever bought on that website is on record - it's the true story of who you really are. Expect in-depth discussion of powdered peanuts, dog costumes, utility belts and books that claim you can change your life by improving your handwriting. And lots more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Embark on a literary voyage with the Books to Last Podcast, inspired by the BBC's beloved Desert Island Discs. Join us as we invite passionate book enthusiasts to reveal their top five must-have books for a mysterious remote adventure. Explore captivating tangents and heartwarming anecdotes along the way. Tune in for book recommendations and inspiring tales from avid readers!
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Welcome to Horror Dads, a Podcast delivered to you from 2 dads who love horror, and work to balance our love of horror with our family life. Join us and listen in as we discuss franchise favorites, movies we’ve never seen, movies we’ve seen 1,000 times, and desert island horror movies. We will also focus on discussing our favorite horror merchandise, the artists behind the work, and our discovery of new artists and work.
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You’re invited to the Desert Island Society, where Madeline and Xander ask and answer the classic question… If you were taken to a desert island, what would you bring? From 80’s synth songs and dystopian video games to pizza toppings and family board games, we’re getting pretty specific about what’s coming with us. So, what are you bringing?
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Inspired by the legendary BBC show, each month our own Layover Talks: Desert Island edition invites a member of the Butchershop® Global crew who's ready to spend the rest of their lives in an unknown land. Through the entertainment content they choose to bring along for their stay, we will get to know our guest more intimately.
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You are marooned a desert island with a few books and records. Fast forward three years. You now rule the island with an iron fist. But what laws will you enact? What will you ban? Each week, comedian Jacob Hatton interviews a new castaway from the worlds of science, journalism, politics and entertainment and asks them about their own personal island. Will it be a utopia or a nightmare?
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Regular Joes Podcast

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Dave Pisani, Barry Kay and Tod Pleasant have teamed up to create the Regular Joes Podcast, a show that will focus on various aspects of the things they love most, movies, toys, sci-fi, tv shows, comics, collecting, and much more. Each episode will feature subjects such as the cool vehicles and props from classic movies and tv show, the movie you would want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island as well as new or notable items the guys have added to their varied collections. ...
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PROUDLY SPONSORED BY PIETER TOERIEN PRODUCTIONS. People of Note is broadcast on Sunday evening at 6 pm on Fine Music Radio with a repeat on Thusday afternoon at 1 pm, presented by Rodney Trudgeon. Says Rodney: “There are a number of fascinating people who pass through Cape Town and I’ve always felt there to be a need for a programme that allows an in-depth discussion with these personalities. Whether their fields are music, literature, theatre, dance, opera or even politics and economics, we ...
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A search party has discovered eight tapes on a desert island in the Atlantic Ocean. The tapes chronicle the story of Robert Bacon and Alan Linic, and the time that they spent on the island. This is a story of both joy and sadness. Enjoy.
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My guest today is Bee Wilson. In all honesty, Bee is one of the most interesting and thought provoking food writers and historians we’ve ever known. She is the author of 8 books about food and eating. Her books have won multiple awards, and she’s won 5 Guild of food writers awards for her journalism. After over 20 years of food writing, this year s…
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a cellist who came to international attention when he performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018. Still only 24, he has performed at a series of high profile locations including the Hollywood Bowl and Downing Street. Last year he was a soloist at the Last Night of the Proms. Sheku was brought up in Nott…
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Question in a Bottle is a series of short discussions where private investor Mark Atkinson answers questions sent in by listeners of his podcast The Desert Island Investor. In this episode, podcast subscriber BRUCIE5 asks Mark "When do you sell your stocks?". If you would like to hear Mark's opinion on an investing-related topic, pop your question …
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In this weeks Episode, we're joined by Actor, Magician and Director Spooky Nyman! His ultimate 8 are an absolute treasure trove of fantastic effects and what is really lovely about this episode is the sheer enthusiasm he has for one particular creator! Spooky also sets us a challenge which I have no doubt you will all rise to! So pop the tray table…
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Hello and welcome back to yet more Amazon snooping This week it's the turn of the glorious Ravneet Gill to allow Tom to have a look through her order history in order to tell her life story. Cooking, hard work, terrible dates, annoying colleagues you end up marrying. A cat kennel. It's all here. There are some lush videos of this episode already up…
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This week we have Zena Kamgaing on The Dream Dinner Party. I love bringing you Desert Island dishes but I also selfishly do love the dream dinner party – it’s a just a little bit of fun, I love how everyone of the guests have really embraced the theme and taken it seriously – in a very unserious way. Zena was no exception – I love the sound of her …
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A new play premiered at the Baxter Theatre to rave reviews. It’s called "Expelled" and focuses on the largely ungoverned world of social media in which a matric pupil at an elite school gets caught up in a viral scandal and is suspended. On People of Note Rodney spoke to the husband and wife team of Rosalind Butler, who wrote the play and Craig Fre…
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This episode is perfect for readers who want to explore human relationships, neurodivergent mindsets, and captivating emotional stories with dark and atmospheric backdrops. This episode we are joined by Meg from the Autistic Reads as she shares the five books she would be castaway with. Embark on a literary voyage with the Books to Last Podcast, in…
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This week the Regular Joes are again joined by Tom Spina of Regal Robot and Tom Spina Designs. Barry and Tom recently traveled to Skywalker Ranch to complete research for Regal Robot’s newest limited run offering, a faithful reproduction of the Wampa puppet from The Empire Strikes Back. They dive deep into the painstaking level of effort and detail…
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My guest this week is the world famous photographer David Loftus. David is one of the most influential photographers of all time often fondly referred to as Lord Loftus. Award-winning and internationally acclaimed, David has done the photography for the books of Jamie Oliver, Rachel Khoo, Gennaro Contaldo, Elizabeth David and April Bloomfield. For …
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This week on My Mate Bought A Toaster, comedian Catherine Bohart takes us on a deep dive into her Amazon Purchase History in order to tell her life story. There are break ups, pillows, peanut butter, bedding, a panic purrrrchase, peanut butter and a Scotchguardian Angel waiting for you at the end. That might be the best sentence description of an e…
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Hi I’m Margie Nomura and welcome to another episode of our side side dish: The Dream Dinner Party. This is the mini episode where we invite a guest to tell us all about their dream dinner party. And this week we have the one and only Rick Stein – I know so many of you loved his episode of Desert Island Dishes so I’m thrilled he also joined us to sh…
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A new ballet has opened at the Baxter Theatre. It’s called The Gold Rhino of Mapungubwe and it has truly imaginative choreography by ANGELA REVIE and is described as a fusion of classical and afro ballet and contemporary dance, enhanced by poetic narration. In People of Note this week, Rodney Trudgeon spoke to Angela Revie about his new ballet whic…
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The Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani is the Bishop of Chelmsford. She also sits in Parliament as a Lord Spiritual and last year she played a prominent role in the Coronation, administering Holy Communion to the King and Queen. She was born in Isfahan, central Iran, the youngest of four children to Hassan Dehqani-Tafti, the first ethnic Iranian Angli…
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Prompted by Dave’s recent re-watch of 1971 Oscar winner The French Connection the Regular Joe’s dive into the question, Does it Hold Up? More specifically why do some very successful mainstream films stand the test of time while others don’t. How some films like The Godfather (1973) achieve immortality, while others like Marty (1956) seemingly have…
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As we prepare for the launch of Desert Island Tricks, join co-creators Peter Nardi, Harry Nardi and Jamie Daws as they talk you through the concept of DIT as well as tease who some of the guests are and spill the beans on some upcoming projects! DIT will be released once a week on a Friday morning so you can listen to them on your way to work! Find…
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We are back! For a short mini series but back nonetheless! I missed you! And I'm very excited that today my guest today is Claudia Roden. Described as the food writer who never goes out of fashion. She began collecting recipes in 1956, while a student in London. The Suez crisis of that year turned many people from Egypt into refugees: preserving th…
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Oh would you look at this! A brand new series of Toasterpod has begun. Thanks for being there with your ears, as we set out onto a whole new load of Amazon Purchase Histories. This week the crying clay man, Keith Brymer Jones, allows Tom into his online shopping history. From there we’ll leap into stories of punk bands, break ups, porcelain and the…
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In People of Note this week, Rodney Trudgeon will be talking to BIANCA AMATO who you may remember from the long running cast of Isidingo, but Bianca also had a stint in the American series Sex In The City. Now Bianca is directing a new production at the Theatre on the Bay called LUNGS, in which a young urban couple consider whether or not to have a…
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Graham William Nash is a musician, singer, songwriter and photographer. He had his first musical success as a member of the UK band The Hollies before his move to America when he sang as part of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Graham was born in 1942 and grew up in Salford. He found his singing voice at the age of six when he realised that not only could …
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This list is perfect for any reader who loves to seek information, answers and ancient knowledge told by engaging voices with humour and adventure thrown in for good measure. This episode we are joined by Thomas, host of the Highkey Obsessed Podcast as he shares the five books he would be castaway with. Embark on a literary voyage with the Books to…
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This week the Regular Joes finally get around to looking at The Marvels, the 33rd and worst performing of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings. Did it require too much homework upfront? Are Marvel bro’s just not into women? Or is it another harbinger of doom for an overworked franchise? Apple TV+ just keeps cranking out ambitious series. Thi…
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Entain plc (ENT) is an international sports-betting and gambling company. It owns many well known betting brands including Coral, Ladbrokes, PartyPoker, Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo. In this episode of the podcast Mark explains the slightly complex story behind his holding in Entain and gives his thoughts on investing in the gambling sector. The Dese…
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It took over 100 episodes to get here, but the Horror Dads have taken on the mammoth task of talking through the work of who most know to be the most prolific horror author in history, Stephen King. The Horror Dads use this episode to focus on 10 film or miniseries adaptations of King's written work. These are not the 10 best films, and not even 10…
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Cape Town City Ballet has announced the appointment of David Nixon CBE as its new Artistic Producer with immediate effect. The appointment coincides with the company’s 90th anniversary. Rodney Trudgeon spoke to David about his long and distinguished career both as a dancer, artistic director and choreographer in his home in Canada and in Europe. He…
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Barry is back from his most recent big adventure (more on that soon) and the Regular Joes sit down to talk about the wrap-up of two shows. When Apple TV+ launched in November 2019, it seemed like they were late to the party. And, despite the tech companies long-standing interest in creating the future, no one really imagined that Apple would quickl…
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Delia Smith CH CBE is one of Britain’s most popular and successful cookery writers and broadcasters. Her first book, How to Cheat at Cooking, was published in 1971 and she presented her first television series, Family Fare, two years later. Since then she has presented many more series and her books have sold more than 21 million copies in the UK a…
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My guest n People of Note this week is the British guitarist Michael Watts who is in South Africa to collect a brand-new guitar which has been specially made for him by Casimi Guitars, a duo with an international reputation as two of the greatest guitar makers of their generation. Michael brought his new guitar to the studio and demonstrated it dur…
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This week's guest, Nic the Bookworm, shares her list filled with thrilling and historical stories exploring love, truth, resilience and acceptance. Embark on a literary voyage with the Books to Last Podcast, inspired by the BBC's beloved Desert Island Discs. Join us as we invite passionate book enthusiasts to reveal their top five must-have books f…
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Question in a Bottle is a series of short discussions where private investor Mark Atkinson answers questions sent in by listeners of his podcast The Desert Island Investor. In this episode, podcast subscriber BRUCIE5 asks Mark "What are your top 5 stocks?". Question in a Bottle and The Desert Island Investor podcast are generously hosted by London …
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People of Note this week features news of the UCT Summer School which opens this weekend. I’ll be talking to Medee Rall who is the Director of the Centre for Extra-mural Studies at UCT and who is also responsible for arranging the Summer School. UCT is celebrating 100 years of continuous , life long learning with the Summer School being established…
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Greta Gerwig is the director of the feature film Barbie - the first woman in cinematic history to have the sole director’s credit for a billion dollar blockbuster. Her previous films include Lady Bird, inspired in part by her own childhood, and Little Women, a widely acclaimed adaptation of the much-loved novel. Greta was born and brought up in Sac…
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As 2023 fades into memory the Regular Joes, along with Irregular Joes Derryl DePriest and Brian Mix, take a look back to the year that was. What were their favorite films, TV shows, events and collectibles? Conversely, what were their least favorites. And while they’re at it, in a year, when many long, anticipated projects failed to find audiences,…
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Tune in as the Horror Dads cover their favorite horror films of 2023. 2023 seemed to be the year of the possession film and, overall, released a handful of exciting new films. Narrowing down to 10 proved to be difficult. Join John and Jamie as they count down a collective Top-10 to say goodbye to another year as we welcome the new one. Looking to s…
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Shirley Ballas is the head judge on Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC’s Saturday night entertainment show, which regularly attracts an audience of many millions. Known as the Queen of Latin dancing, she joined the show in 2017 after a long career as a competitive dancer and teacher. Shirley was born in Wallasey in 1960. She discovered dance as a seven…
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Happy New Year Folks! I hope last year was good to you and that this year is better. As January gets off to a ... start , of sorts, I wanted to share with you the best five books I read in 2023. An usually emotional list for me this year, but lots of variety in genres and stories - a bit of something for everyone! Embark on a literary voyage with t…
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Zack Snyder has made some good films. Rebel Moon: Part I. A Child of Fire is not one of them. Described as both the start of a new sci-fi franchise, and the byproduct of a failed Star Wars pitch, what Rebel Moon most resembles is amalgamation of scenes and themes from a long list of other familiar films. You haven’t seen it? Here’s a recap, Gamora,…
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As 2023 came to a close, the Regular Joes convened at a not so secret location (Dave’s House) to break bread and to prove yet again that with a little thought you can actually buy gifts for people who literally have everything, it’s the annual Regular Joe’s gift exchange where you listen in as we open presents! Then , as an added bonus, our wives j…
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In this, our last episode of 2023, we have a fun list full of thought-provoking social commentary blended with nostalgia and unearthly vibes (with some ghosts and haunting thrown in for good measure). Recording IRL in an actual bookstore we are joined by Ruth, bookseller and owner of Drop City Books, a fabulous independent bookstore in my home city…
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On People Of Note this week, Mike Mills stands in for Rodney Trudgeon to chat with Jonathan Crossley who is a renowned South African guitarist in the fields of both Classical music and Jazz. He's also an acclaimed musical innovator and experimenter, exploring new technology and techniques in creating music. He's now a lecturer at Liverpool Universi…
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Marina Abramović is an artist renowned for performances and feats of endurance, in which her body is pushed to its limits. She has moved, scandalised and delighted audiences for half a century, and is now celebrated by world-leading galleries and institutions. Marina was born in Belgrade in 1946. Her parents were honoured as war heroes for their wo…
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People of Note is brought to you each week by PTP and this week my guest is ROBYN TAYLOR , the recently appointed Executive Manager of Cape Town City Ballet. Robyn has had a long and distinguished career in ballet and various other forms of dance and she is one of 3 Founding Trustees of the South African National Dance Trust. She also spent some 15…
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Dr Nicky Fox is only the second woman to hold the post of Head of Science at NASA since the agency was founded in 1958. She has responsibility for around a hundred missions which are investigating the mysteries of outer space. These missions are tackling questions such as how do hurricanes form and are we alone in the universe. Nicky was born in Hi…
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The Horror Dads are joined by their friends from Malden Street Films. The idea of “Based On A True Story” in the Horror Genre has mixed opinions - some see it as a gimmick, some see it as an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the fear. The group discusses the idea of “Based On A True Story” while discussing the Malden Street Product team's …
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This week the Regular Joes check out the recent documentary A Disturbance in The Force (available on disc or stream) which provides the best explanation to date on how and why the 1978 Star Wars Christmas Special came to be. As part of their rigorous preparation the Joes also dug up and watched the first episode of season three of the Donnie and Ma…
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On this week’s edition of People of Note, brought to you by PTP, I’ll be talking to a recent visitor to South Africa, the Canadian born, Berlin based cellist Bryan Cheng who stunned us with his performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the CPO under Robert Moody. Bryan has won a number of major international awards and made his sold out debut in C…
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Pia Sinha is the Director of the Prison Reform Trust and a former prison governor. She was awarded the St Martin’s Award for Prison Governance for her role in turning around HMP Liverpool, which was widely described as Britain’s worst jail in 2018, following a highly critical report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons. Pia was born in north India and she…
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James Halstead plc is a UK based company which is primarily engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of commercial floor coverings. Their geographical area includes Europe and Scandinavia, Australasia, Asia and the Rest of the World. In this festive episode Mark runs through the figures and outlines his confidence in the company as a long term…
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The Horror Dads probe their way through a catalogue of 10 excellent Alien Horror Films. Though some of these selections feel they may be from another planet, John and Jamie work to select a set of 10 eclectic films spanning across six different decades to represent a full breadth of styles. This sub-genre of horror is exciting to explore as the bat…
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With the holidays fast approaching the Regular Joes pause to reflect upon the difficulty of finding gifts for people who are hard to buy for. You know, the folks who have everything, or those people who don’t hesitate to buy themselves things … even two weeks before Christmas (see also, Barry Kay). They cover electronics, services, gadgets and seve…
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