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We chat to amazing guests about their personal relationship with The Beatles, and discover how their lives and work have been influenced by the greatest band of them all. Guests include Jon Ronson, Mae Martin, Elis James, Josh Widdicombe, John Robins, Matthew E White, Kevin Eldon, Shappi Khorsandi, Nish Kumar, Field Music and many more. Join our Patreon for ad-free, extended episodes and monthly bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/personalbeatles See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt ...
 
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50 years on, the world is still in love with The Beatles. Join Nothing Is Real hosts Jason Carty & Steven Cockcroft as they continue the never-ending conversation about the greatest band the world has ever known. Each episode puts a tiny piece of the Beatles story under the microscope to try and make sense of it all. Coming at you live, on tape, from Dublin. Fortnightly. 414227 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/nothing-is-real-a-beatles-podcast. ...
 
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There’s a reason why the name Al Capone is still so well known today. The stout, cigar-chomping mobster has inspired countless films, pieces of literature, musicians, and, of course, criminals. While there were comparable crime figures in the 1920s, the Chicago mobster truly stood out from the pack. In terms of his impact on the underworld, Capone …
 
05E06: The Laurence Juber Interview: Part One Before he joined Wings in 1978, Laurence Juber was already a musician’s musician. In this first part, he recounts how he brought his formal musical training in college to the busy world of 1970s sessions, and then he crosses paths with Denny Laine and Mike McCartney… Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast &…
 
Johnny Lynch AKA Pictish Trail joins us this week from the Isle of Eigg to share his Personal Beatles. We chat about his formative Brit Pop years, his first exposure to The Beatles in second hand CD shops in America, and how he set up is record label, Lost Map. Johnny’s critically acclaimed latest album as Pictish Trail, Thumb World, is available n…
 
The Concert for Bangladesh: Part Two It’s Monday, July 26th, 1971 and rehearsals start for the George Harrison & Friends gig due to happen the following Sunday. Will Eric get on a plane? Is Bob going to be there? Has Allen cleared everything with the taxman? Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisreal…
 
Despite his rugged good looks, cool guy reputation and Hollywood success later in life, Steve McQueen’s youth and early years were punctuated with struggle. His uncle was one of the few adults in his childhood of whom he had fond memories. He would go on to live with his mother and two successive stepfathers, both of whom were physically abusive. T…
 
Martin Luther King Jr. became the predominant leader in the civil rights movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America during the 1950s and 1960s, and was a leading spokesperson for nonviolent methods of achieving social change. His eloquence as a speaker and his personal charisma combined with a deeply rooted determination to es…
 
05E03: The Concert for Bangladesh: Part One In March 1971, the people of what was known as East Pakistan declared their independence as Bangladesh, triggering a liberation war and a humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, ex-Beatle George Harrison was king of the world with a number one single and album under his belt. How did these two things become forev…
 
This week, Jack and Robin are joined by Alasdair MacLean of the band The Clientele. We discuss the impact Twist and Shout and Strawberry Fields had on Alasdair, slightly dodgy Beatles compilations including Beatles Ballads and the Rock n Roll Music albums of the 70s, the book, Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles, and a whopping controversial Beatles…
 
S05E02: Side Two of the White Album: Part Two Steven & Jason set off on part two of their ascent of the mountain that is the second side of The White Album, starting at the Rocky Racoon Base Camp. Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisrealpod.com Twitter: @BeatlesPod Facebook Group: http://tiny.cc/NI…
 
Nirvana were one of the biggest and most influential bands in the world. Formed in Seattle in 1987, they pretty much single-handedly catapulted alternative music into the mainstream when their second album Nevermind, took the music industry by surprise and turned popular culture on its head upon its release in 1991. Kurt Cobain's life and death fas…
 
S05E01: Side Two of the White Album: Part One The White Album is a behemoth, where do you start? How about with side two: The shortest side with the most songs. And when you think about it, shouldn’t it start with Happiness Is A Warm Gun? Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisrealpod.com Twitter: @Be…
 
There's no full episode this week, but in our absence, we thought we'd offer you a taste of our latest bonus episode with Jonno and Al Roberts from Sheeps, in which we discuss Paul McCartney's 1984 film, Give My Regards to Broad Street. If you like what you hear, you can sign up for bonus podcasts and extended episodes via our Patreon at patreon.co…
 
Just one look at this bleak, foreboding island makes one thing crystal clear: this is not a place for a glamorous vacation. It's isolated, barren, cold and damp. In short, it was the perfect place to teach some of America's most hardened criminals a lesson. The intent was to serve as a place for those who were uncooperative and disruptive in other …
 
Due to his wild personality, poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, unpredictable and erratic performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Jim Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock history. Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an Ameri…
 
Hotel California, The Eagles fifth album recorded in 1976. The song Hotel California was released as a single on February 22, 1977. The album would go onto sell 16 million copies in the US and double that figure worldwide. While they had been successful before - a greatest hits album collection released earlier the same year had become their first …
 
The shoot ran too long and over budget, the script was still being written as scenes were filmed, the young director woke up every day fearing he would get fired, and the mechanical shark built for the movie sank to the bottom of the ocean. And yet, lined up around the block and around the world to get scared silly by "Jaws," now recognised as the …
 
Jeremy Pritchard of the band Everything Everything joins Jack and Robin this week to reveal his personal Beatles and take a deep dive into Paul's bass playing. We chat about what makes a McCartney bass lines special, the influences on Everything Everything's approach to songwriting, and Jeremy offers his 'controversial Beatles opinion'. Everything …
 
American academic, Christine Feldman-Barrett joins us this week to discuss her personal Beatles and her new book, A Women's History of the Beatles. Christine is a senior lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, and chats to Jack and Robin about the how her love of the Beatles and her connections to Hamburg and the epicentre of grun…
 
S04 Bonus9: The Great 2021 Let It Be Super Deluxe Edition Reveal Is Get Back/Let It Be jinxed? Shifting tracklists, various producers, repeatedly delayed, we now finally have eyes on what the 2021 Let It Be box set is going to be. Finally, you can sit back and listen to the rooftop gig in the comfort of your own home. Wait, what? Live on tape from …
 
Folk singer and songwriter Jim Moray pops in this weeks to chat about his personal Beatles. In a fascinating and rambling chat, Jim talks about the presence of Beatles songs in the folk cannon, the 'Sgt Pepper of folk', Bright Phoebus by The Watersons, and we take a deepish dive into the Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello demos from the 1980s. See a…
 
It's been an American obsession for more than 60 years. It's provided a shadowy backdrop for shows like "The X-Files" and movies like "Independence Day." The place: Area 51, a remote patch of desert some 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas, next to a salt flat at the foot of a mountain. This military outpost — and what's happened inside it — is s…
 
Jimi Hendrix’s 1966 touchdown in London started a four-year revolution that tore up the rules of electric guitar playing and terrified the old guard. Over half-a-century after his sonic boom, those ripples can still be felt today... All that and more coming up in today's episode... Why is Jimi Hendrix still considered one of the best guitar players…
 
Music journalist and author Laura Barton joins Jack & Robin to discuss growing up in the Beatles heartland of North West England. In a very sprawling chat, we cover everything from the intensity of being a music fan 17, the joy of sad songs, the ever-changing relationship with Beatles albums, and her experiences interviewing some musical heroes inc…
 
After 180 episodes from online marketing to tips on productivity and keep yourself mentally sharp, we felt it was time for a slight diversion. Welcome to the Remember This Podcast where we discuss interesting subject matter from recent history... Get ready for episodes on all things diverse and conversation provoking. We'll cover stories on The Bea…
 
Comedian, broadcaster and 1/3 of the fantastic sketch group, Pappy's, Matthew Crosby joins us this week to talk in depth about Yellow Submarine, Beatles for Sale, and Richard Curtis's Yesterday, amongst many other things. You can also hear Jack make a pig's ear of the introduction to Mr Moonlight. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy a…
 
On the show this week is the fantastic comedian and host of The Mash Report, Nish Kumar. Nish reveals his love of the Beatles Anthology, notably the gigantic silver book, and how his love for the Beatles and the music of the 60s shaped his musical taste, with lots of chat about Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. Amongst many other things, we discuss Georg…
 
Felicity Ward, the fantastic Australian comedian and actor joins Jack & Robin this week to discuss her Personal Beatles. In this fantastically wandering chat, topics up for discussion include Felicity loves of The White Album and Abbey Road, formative musical loves including Urge Overkill, British Big Beat acts of the 90s, and Wilco. We also lean s…
 
Award winning broadcast, podcaster and Beatles superfan Geoff Lloyd joins Jack and Robin this week to share his personal Beatles. There's fantastic chats about Beatle fandom, what it's like interviewing Paul, and what made The Beatles the GOAT. Check out Geoff's podcast, Beatle Juice wherever you get your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
This week's guests is the fantastic comedian and writer, Shappi Khorsandi. Jack & Robin chat to Shappi over a glass of wine about her introduction to The Beatles, which includes a Beatles-themes school play about an Ealing shopping centre, and the Fab Four's place in our shared cultural identity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
David and Peter Brewis of Field Music join Jack & Robin to discuss their personal Beatles. There's special love for Ringo, how Happiness is a Warm Gun shaped their sound, and the enduring influence of The Beatles and George Martin on their music. Field Music are a rock band from Sunderland who have been releasing music since 2004. Their latest albu…
 
We're back! Jack & Robin are returning for another series of Your Own Personal Beatles with more amazing guests. Make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss out on more of our favourite comedians, musicians, writers and broadcasters discussing their own Personal Beatles. If you want to gain access to ad-free, extended episodes as well as monthly …
 
S04E12: A Hard Day’s Night - The Album: Part Two At the start of April 1964, The Beatles are halfway through a movie and an album without a title. By the end of the month, with A Hard Day’s Night (the movie and the song) in the can, there’s still an album to finish. So no better time to take a massive holiday. Website: http://www.nothingisrealpod.c…
 
S04E11: A Hard Day’s Night - The Album: Part One In December 1963 The Beatles knew that they would be making a movie with a soundtrack in 1964. What they didn’t know was that it would be happening off the back of breaking through in America and touring the world. It was from all this that the only fully Lennon/McCartney Beatles album was born. Webs…
 
S04E10: Paul & Linda McCartney’s RAM - Part Two On 31st December 1970, midway through recording RAM, Paul McCartney issues proceedings against John, George & Ringo to legally dissolve the Beatles. Then he flies to London to give his testimony. Will RAM ever get finished? Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.…
 
S04 Bonus: Ram On Interview with Fernando Perdomo & Denny Seiwell May 2021 is the 50th anniversary of RAM and to celebrate, original RAM drummer Denny Seiwell and multi-instrumentalist & Producer Fernando Perdomo are putting out Ram On: The 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul & Linda McCartney’s Ram. They joined Steve & Jason from LA to talk about the…
 
S04E09: Paul & Linda McCartney’s RAM - Part One It’s October 1970: John & George are in the U.K. is making Plastic Ono Band & All Things Must Pass. Against the tide, Mr & Mrs McCartney head to NYC to knock some new music into shape where they audition musicians. And lawyers. Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://…
 
S04E08: The Traveling Wilburys - Part Three* Handle With Care was the proof of concept, so the obvious next step was a whole album from the Traveling Wilburys. After its huge success, what could possibly go wrong? (*Two) Live on tape from Amsterdam & Montreal, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisrealpod.com Twitter: @BeatlesPod Faceb…
 
S04E07: The Traveling Wilburys - Part One In 1988 an album appeared from the super-est of supergroups. The legend is that the group happened by accident. The truth is that its resident Beatle had spent a lot of time and energy willing it to happen. Live on tape from Tallahassee & Madrid, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisrealpod.co…
 
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