Podcast 319 – another unashamedly trivial podcast in which Mark Ellen and David Hepworth discuss milk in rock, read your correspondence and invent a game you can play with Alexa

Massively encouraged by the fact that nobody tried to physically stop them doing it again, Mark and David podcast from their lofts to anyone who has nothing better to do for the next half an hour. Subjects covered include: the musical tastes of “Parks And Recreation”‘s April Ludgate, when dad bought his hifi on hire purchase, why the current lockdown is good news for the Abbey Road zebra and a really funny list from an old copy of Word.

Bono doing “Let Your Love Be Known”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlA8p3O1C-U

Paul Simon singing “American Tune”
https://youtu.be/wVYPVvS-mI4

The Roots and Jimmy Fallon performing “Stuck In The Middle With You”
https://youtu.be/JKYiTg6_J-M

It’s the 19-piece Rotterdam Philharmonic playing Beethoven’s Ode To Joy on lockdown.
https://youtu.be/nNBtwsPigcc

Kevin Ayers Whatevershebringswesing with Robert Wyatt on backing vocals and Mike Oldfield playing bass and guitar…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j7AIUnRf4w

Follow David on https://www.instagram.com/dhepworth/

Please leave a comment on iTunes or anywhere else that allows you to post. We read all of them and really appreciate it. If you’ve got any particular favourites among the old Word podcasts please let us know which at wiye.london@gmail.com

And watch our “Word In Your Attic” video.
https://youtu.be/qXm4DyPPwI0

Podcast 318 – a “for the duration” podcast in which Mark Ellen and David Hepworth talk about Joni Mitchell, Krakatoa and the importance of dressing properly while WFH

Since they’re spending a proportion of the Current Unpleasantness talking to each other anyway. Mark Ellen and David Hepworth thought they may as well record some of it, explaining what’s happening with Word In Your Ear in the light of the current situation, how they’re getting by at home, what they’re reading, what they’ve been listening to and what it might all mean for the return of long form listening. Well, it’s not as if they’ve got anything else to do.

Joni Mitchell in concert at the BBC in 1970
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAxjPfWOiqI
Joni Mitchell doing “Me And My Uncle” i n 1965
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k6OYIvLLcA

Here’s a good place to start on the books of Simon Winchester.
http://www.simonwinchester.com/

And here’s an introduction to Anthony Powell.
http://anthonypowell.org/

David’s book “A Fabulous Creation” is out in paperback.
https://amzn.to/39gVWmO

Please leave a comment on iTunes or anywhere else that allows you to post. We read all of them and really appreciate it. If you’ve got any particular favourites among the old Word podcasts please let us know which at wiye.london@gmail.com

P.S. Here’s Ronnie Lane and Pete Townshend singing “Annie”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYoqT-RJLDo

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