Tape Club #9 - Why Bother?, Capital, Battle Scars

February 8, 2018

A gem from the archives and two podcasts from more recent times today, starting with Why Bother?, improvised conversations between Chris Morris and Peter Cook from 1993 -- still every bit as wonderful now as it was back then. Second up, Capital, a briliant political satire following a group of civil servants who are struggling to implement a contentious referendum result (bringing back the death penalty). And finally Battle Scars, striking, sobering interviews with servicemen and women about their experiences of combat. Music by Lee Rosevere. Find me on Twitter @peeete


Tape Club #8 - Christmas 1965, Slow Burn, Kermode and Mayo

December 19, 2017

Three shows to recommend this week, starting with some festive rock and roll antics recorded in 1965, then onto the scintillating, Watergate-themed documentary series, Slow Burn; and ending with a perennial favourite, Kermode and Mayo's Film Reviews


Tape Club #7 - Jon Ronson On, Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald’s, Victoriocity

December 5, 2017

Recommendations from two highly eloquent guest critics today -- who discuss the Radio 4 output of the great Jon Ronson, a laugh-out loud satire of investigative podcasts called Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald's, and a steam-punk comdy drama set in Victorian London, called Victioricity. Holla @peeete 


Tape Club #6 - Song Exploder, The New Yorker Radio Hour, Tracks

November 21, 2017

A trio of podcast recommendations this time around -- behind the scenes of some of the best pop songs of recent years with Song Exploder; upscale audio journalism from The New Yorker Radio Hour; and a gripping digital drama, Tracks, from the BBC.

Produced and presented by Pete Naughton (@peeete) with additional music by Aleister Kelman


Tape Club #5 - BBC Radio 4 @ 50

October 8, 2017

BBC Radio 4 just turned 50, and to mark the occasion I've chosen a couple of my favourite series from their back catalogue to recommend here. They are, in order of appearance, the superlatively good R4-British Museum collaboration, A History of the World in 100 Objects, and the ever-surprising, ever-engaging Archive on 4


Tape Club #4 - with Julie Shapiro

September 20, 2017

With special guest Julie Shapiro, Radiotopia's multi-talented Executive Producer, who recommends three great podcasts: Ear Hustle, The Organist and Mogul


Tape Club #3 - Kitchen Confidential + Homecoming

May 26, 2017

BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Two distinctively brilliant audio dramas to recommend. 1. Kitchen Confidential from Somethin' Else and BBC Radio 4 -- available online until mid-June 2017, so be quick about it. 2. Homecoming from Gimlet. Available indefinitely; take your time.


Tape Club #2 - live concerts from NPR, news from the NYT & the best thing on BBC Radio 4

May 18, 2017

More listening recommendations from podcast critic Pete Naughton... Up this time: 1. Live in Concert from NPR's All Songs Considered (with clips from Mavis Staples, Anderson Paak and Courtney Barnett), 2. The Daily from the New York Times, 3. Soul Music from BBC Radio 4. Find me on Twitter, if you're so inclined, @peeete 


Tape Club #1

April 4, 2017

Shows recommended in this first episode are: 

1. Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy from the BBC World Service

2. By The Way, In Conversation With Jeff Garlin 

Intro and outro music is a live version of Doctor's In by Son Little, used under Creative Commons.

I'm Pete Naughton - holla me @peeete




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