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Distraction Pieces is the fastest growing weekly podcast in the UK. Hosted by Scroobius Pip with guests including Russell Brand, Katherine Ryan, Simon Pegg, Kathy Burke, Alan Moore, James McAvoy, Aisling Bea, Stewart Lee, Michael Fassbender, Josie Long, Adam Buxton and many, many more. Now available on acast, iTunes and all good podcast outlets. Download, subscribe, rate & review now!
 
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
The adventure cycling and bikepacking podcast. Join us as we travel the length and breadth of the UK, seeking out the very best off road riding in the wild and wonderful British Isles. We’re seeking out the riders, route masters, gear designers and creatives that help us get the most out of leaving the tarmac behind. Our introductory series explores the fundamental concepts of what it means to ride off road; exploring cycling history, how new communities are being born all over the country a ...
 
Award-winning comedy panel show hosted by Danielle Ward, with team captains Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Michael Legge and amazing special guests. In it, two teams work out the right thing to do in strange scenarios and scary situations which range from the everyday to the weird and extreme. Don't feel you have to start at the beginning - we'd suggest you start with the most recent series then work backwards!
 
Hop on board our tandem pod: It's Captain Alex and Jenni the Stoker! Join us as we navigate the wild and wonderful world of wheels. Comin atcha from London's Look Mum No Hands cycling cafe and London Bike Kitchen DIY Bike Workshop, here to pull back the curtain on the industry and showcase a glorious smorgasbord of hidden cycling delights. Coz cycling's not just for roadies...or MAMILS...or Freds...plum smugglers...lycra louts..... ~ Work handles ~ Look mum no hands www.lookmumnohands.com/ L ...
 
The World Is Listening To DAVE RABBIT Are You? ”Dave Rabbit”, the “Godfather Of Pirate Radio”, welcomes you to "The Rabbit Zone". So Fasten Your Seat Belts, bring your seats and tray tables to their Fully Upright Position, then bend over and Kiss Your Ass Goodbye, because the “Dave Rabbit” & “Radio First Termer” Pirate Radio Experience is an Extremely Dangerous & Bumpy Ride! Everything Here Is FREE To Enjoy & Share! DAVE RABBIT LOVES JESSICA RABBIT Military EntertainmentNetwork In 2006, Dave ...
 
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Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Please be very welcome to take your seats for a very great chat with Pip and the fantastically funny comic FERN BRADY! Aceness from the get go, with up-top talk about being heckled in Essex (a tale as old as time), thoughts on the Fringe (Edinburgh, but doevtails nicely…
 
Michael Chabon's 2007 alternate history novel is a murder mystery featuring a hard-boiled detective, though neither the detective nor the murder mystery are the most memorable parts of it. The alternate history part, along with Chabon's prose, are enough to make up for whatever other shortcomings the novel might have. Our theme music was composed b…
 
There’s an epidemic affecting content creators that seems to be coming to a head. This issue is not a modern one… but our increasingly interconnected world has seen it increase to millions more than ever before, spanning every platform, and across every conceivable medium. You may not have experienced it yourself, but I guarantee you know someone w…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! One of the episodes you’ve either been waiting for a while to align, or one that you didn’t realise you were looking forward to until it dropped - this week Pip is joined by none other than UK rap and grime superstar DIZZEE RASCAL! Such a great chat with the two, coveri…
 
We just couldn't resist another trip to Panem! This origin story for the trilogy's primary villain, Coriolanus Snow, takes us all the way back to the 10th Annual Hunger Games. Things are a little less flashy, but no less deadly. Struggle along with us through the hunger, through the games, and through the limits of fiction told through the antagoni…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Joining Pip for a bonus episode today is the wonderful wrestling fanatic, journalist and Tuesday Night Jaw host BOZZERS! Absolutely one for the wrestling heads right here - of course you would want to spend hours in Bozzers’ company anyway, no question, but right here t…
 
The tragic and sudden loss of Chadwick Boseman, after a secret four-year battle with colon cancer has shocked and saddened the world. This is my eulogy for a remarkable man, told in part with his own words, and in relation to Plato telling of The Death of Socrates. Having been a fan of comic book stories for as long as I can remember, being alive f…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A fantastic catch up this week with Pip and star of Yesterday, Eastenders and a HUGE amount more - it’s HIMESH PATEL! A very nice chat which encompasses everything in Himesh’s inspirational rise to well earned fame and recognition, from those early days in acting school…
 
Hailed by the New York Times as "witty and original," One Crazy Summer is a moving & funny story about three sisters looking for their mother in 1960s California. It's also a book that brings up issues that almost mirror current events today, tackling problems kids see around themselves. On this episode, we'll talk to acclaimed author Rita Williams…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Joining Pip at long last this week is JOE TALBOT of IDLES! A very in-depth, therapeutic and cathartic chat for you this episode (actually - lemme get this out the way up top - it’s a LITTLE sweary so don’t play in front of the young’uns perhaps), as Pip and Joe get all …
 
Growing up I took a great deal of pride in being considered mature for my age. Wise. An old soul. A kid in body but of sage spirit; mostly silent, but thoughtful and reliable. Reliable. Dare I say “sophisticated.” My teachers loved me, most of them that is. Bus drivers liked me. I maintained a solid rapport with everyone from the lunch ladies to th…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A long awaited and very welcome guest appearance by dear friend of the Distraction Pieces Network, it’s the very hilarious comedian and podcaster LOU SANDERS! Powerful goodness here (NOT recorded in a train station but certainly train-facing) from Pip and Lou, which goe…
 
“I don’t have any regrets. If I were to die today, I would be content in the life I lived. I’m true to myself, true to my desires, and I’ve accomplished everything I’ve set my mind to. I’ve lived lavishly, loved deeply, embraced a life of honesty and truth, and have nothing but warmth and contentment in my heart. So if death wants to knock on my do…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A fantastic opportunity to catch up with the absolute ray of sunlight and director of Babyteeth (and Killing Eve), it’s Shannon Murphy! Proper film geekout brilliance as pip catches up with Shannon, talking all things film direction, small and big screen, promoting duri…
 
Anna Downes is the author of this Summer's most addictive crime thriller The Safe Place. It's her debut novel and in this episode she reveals her journey from actress to mother to author and how the writing process helped ease anxiety that she was suffering. Anna grew up in Sheffield and started life as an actress having trained at RADA. She went o…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A double feature across the internet plains via Zoom as Pip chats with the stars of Young Offenders, Alex Murphy and Chris Walley! A great chance to get better acquainted with the duo, which goes into their acting origins and early days in the trade, Ireland’s Cork as a…
 
Lauren Oliver's first novel is about a teenage girl forced to relive the last day of her life over and over again. What can she change? What should she change? And how will she change? Find out the answers to those questions and more (namely, how all time loop fiction is beholden to the 1993 film Groundhog Day) in this week's episode. Our theme mus…
 
Today is August 8th, 2020. And three years ago today I took the monumental first step of launching this podcast. I had little experience in the medium, besides appearing on an episode of “THE NIHILIST PODCAST NETWORK” but as a writer, storyteller, and performer I felt like it could be a good medium to keep me focused in my theatrical off-season. Li…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Absolute hip hop perfection this episode as Pip has a proper full length chat with rapper/producer/composer - or for brevity’s sake, half of Run The Jewels - El-P! Whether you’re familiar with El-P from his way back underground (dare I say ‘indie rap’) days of Company F…
 
I’d like to give a massive shout-out to the following people for supporting STORIES TELLING STORIES on Patreon… Jim Ross Holly Tamara Tom Thank you so much for your support! If you’d like to help support the show and hear your name listed before future episodes, head on over to Patreon.com/StoriesTellingStories It is now August 1st. July has come a…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A perfect meetup this week as Pip has a good old chat with poet, writer, counsellor and all round great dude JACK ROOKE! As a listener to Pip’s old radio show from back in the day, of course the two are gonna get on from jump - but that’s just the beginning, as they get…
 
Everything happens for a reason in James McBride's new novel. It's September of 1969 and a doddering Brooklyn deacon just shot the neighborhood's top drug dealer. The events set in motion touch every member of the community - from its 102-year-old founder to the fire ants in the boiler room - and help them build a future as the world changes around…
 
Katherine Moore is Head Coach at Track Record. She spent 10 years in sport working with multiple Olympic champions — she was Head of Sports Science and Medicine for British Canoeing and Lead Physiotherapist for The English Institute of Sport. In those roles she used biometric measures to help improve performance and she now applies those methods in…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! An awesome meeting this week as Pip spends time talking to one of the UK’s finest actors and a true pro, JASMINE JOBSON! Surely you will know Jasmine through her stellar work in Top Boy, but you may already be well aware of her acting skills outside of that. However you…
 
Can our podcast truly capture the depth of a renowned Brazilian novelist's final work? This question mirrors one asked by the narrator of The Hour of the Star, whose attempts to portray a young woman's pitiable existence are hindered by his fears that he will never do her story justice. Also, Craig talks into a sock. Our theme music was composed by…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very long awaited guest appearance from one of the UK’s finest this week - everyone please be welcoming in your - well, welcome - to comedian and straight up legend DANE BAPTISTE! This one’s been on the cards for a minute, but finally the online moment has come and as…
 
The Games may have ended, but we're still hungry! We travel back to Panem for the close of Collins' trilogy about Katniss, Peeta, and revolution. It's time to talk (a)political messages, rickety love triangles, the limits of a hero's POV. If you aren't caught up on our Hunger Games journey, go give Episode 400 or Episode 410 a listen! Our theme mus…
 
"I walk into diamond bourses around the world. I’m the only black person. I’m the only black woman. People expect me to fail. Yes I’m a small fish in this big pond full of sharks but I don't care. Things have to change. We will try to fix it because it’s our own people." Vania Leles, founder VANLELES DIAMONDS Vania Leles is the first African woman …
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very extra special edition of Distraction Pieces as Pip is joined by the eerily sober Stu Whiffen and Chris Glassen of the Hardcore Listing podcast to celebrate A MILLION DOWNLOADS!!! What a day… It’s no small thing getting up to a cool milly… Their hard work has trul…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very extra special edition of Distraction Pieces as Pip is joined by the eerily sober Stu Whiffen and Chris Glassen of the Hardcore Listing podcast to celebrate A MILLION DOWNLOADS!!! What a day… It’s no small thing getting up to a cool milly… Their hard work has trul…
 
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