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BC the Beatles

A podcast about the Beatles... everything about the Beatles. 24/8!

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SPECIAL: Inside the New 'Abbey Road' 50th Anniversary Remixes

From "Come Together" to "The End" and beyond, we review Giles Martin's new 50th anniversary remix of 'Abbey Road.' (Spoiler: it's stunning!) ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

43mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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The 'Yesterday' Movie: What We Loved (and Hated)

We just saw the new movie Yesterday, and...we have feelings. Note: This episode is FULL OF SPOILERS for the movie, so listen at your own risk! ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

40mins

29 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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What If the Beatles Had Passed the (1962 Decca) Audition?

On a freezing New Years Day in 1962, the Beatles had their first record label audition, for Decca records. It didn't go so well—the Beatles lost that contract to a competitor group who also auditioned. But that first rejection may have been a key to the whole Beatles' story going forward. We discuss the audition and ask the question, "Would the Beatles have been the Beatles we know today without that first audition and—more importantly—rejection?" Plus news, history, and our unbridled joy over Paul's recent double bird on the beach! ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

1hr 15mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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Linda McCartney: More than Just "Lovely"...and a Fierce Feminist Role Model

This week we look at one of our favorite people in the Beatles' story—Linda McCartney. More than just Paul's wife, Linda was a photographer, mother, musician, chef, and entrepreneur. And we think the way she lived her life makes her a badass feminist role model by example. ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

1hr 14mins

7 May 2019

Rank #4

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Beatles True Crime: Was Stuart Sutcliffe Murdered?

We're finally after a long hiatus, launching into our new season with a little Beatles true crime. Was Stuart Sutcliffe, original bassist for the Beatles... murdered? We look at the life of the band's original fifth Beatle, who died of a suspected brain aneurism in 1961, as well as his death, exploring four theories as to the cause of death. Was his death a result of a head injury? If so, did any of the other Beatles play a part? Plus, we go over some of the biggest Beatles stories since our hiatus, as well as our favorite things and some fun announcements! ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

56mins

18 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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We’re Still ‘Alive’ — Featuring Special Guest Tommy James

We’re back! This episode, we’re joined by one of the most iconic voices of the 1960s with hits like “Hanky Panky,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Mony Mony,” “Crimson and Clover,” and “Draggin’ the Line” - Tommy James! He’s chatting with us about his first new album in 10 years, and, of course, the Beatles. Plus, announcements, ~new episode features, and of course, our current Beatles obsessions. ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

57mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Helter Skelter: The Beatles/Manson Connection — Featuring Ivor Davis

In 1964, journalist Ivor Davis was the only British correspondent to accompany the Beatles on their entire US tour. In his prolific career, he also witnessed and reported on many game-changing moments in history — including the horrific Tate/LaBianca murders in August 1969. In this episode, Ivor joins us to talk about his new book, Manson Exposed, the connection between the Beatles and Manson, and, of course, his time with the Fab Four. Plus listeners’ letters, announcements, and Beatle banter! ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

1hr 9mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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#BeatlesBookClub #3: 'A Cellarful of Noise' by Brian Epstein

Join us as we discuss Brian Epstein's 1964 autobiography, A Cellarful of Noise, in which the Beatles' manager dishes on his life, his band, and the phenomenon of the Beatles, when they were at the pinnacle of worldwide superstardom.  ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

1hr 7mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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SPECIAL: How to REALLY Pronounce Brian Epstein’s Last Name

Episode description: Is it Ep-STEEN or Ep-STYNE? Forget everything you’ve heard before - we’re pretty sure we have the right answer with the cold, hard facts to back it up. Warning: Controversial content! ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

19mins

5 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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ADDENDUM TO SPECIAL: How to REALLY Pronounce Brian Epstein’s Last Name

After we published our Ep-STEEN or Ep-STYNE minisode, we found some evidence that closes this case for good and all. Listen to our new intro and hear the evidence for yourself! ******* Is it Ep-STEEN or Ep-STYNE? Forget everything you’ve heard before - we’re pretty sure we have the right answer with the cold, hard facts to back it up. Warning: Controversial content! ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

21mins

15 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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"We All Live in Corona Quarantine..."

In this episode, we get real about our feelings about this unprecedented time, discuss what we're doing to keep ourself sane while we're quarantined, and take a lovely trip down memory lane, revisiting Allison's glorious London and Liverpool trip in February. ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

43mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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John and Yoko: A Love Story

It's Valentine's Day, and we're celebrating by talking about one of our favorite love stories: John and Yoko. We discuss Yoko's origins, her role as a pioneer in avant-garde art, and how her path intertwined with John's at just the right time in both their personal and creative journeys. Plus, some exciting announcements about Allison's upcoming trip to the UK, and our obsessions of the week. ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

1hr 7mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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MACH SCHAU! The Beatles in 1960

While 2020 marks a ton of significant 50th anniversaries, we go way back to celebrate another landmark: the 60th anniversary of the Beatles in 1960. This year represents incredible an incredible transition in the band, laying the groundwork for everything the band became in the coming years.  Plus, we read your messages and gush over some of our current favorite obsessions! ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

52mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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The Rutles: Legends That Will Last a Lunchtime

We were so sad to hear of the passing of Neil Innes, composer, "seventh Python," and—of course, "Ron Nasty" of The Rutles, the brilliant Beatles parody group. This episode is a tribute to Neil, to the Rutles, and to their brilliant Beatles mockumentary, All You Need Is Cash.  ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

56mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Acquiring Beatles Merch By Any Means Necessary with Terry Crain (LIVE from Beatles At The Ridge 2019)

Inspired by the holiday shopping season, we look at all things Beatles merch, including the new Abbey Road store and the Beatles pop-up shop in NYC. In our feature segment, recorded live at the Beatles at the Ridge festival, we chat with Terry Crain, author of the new book NEMS and the Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. 1964-1966—about collecting from a next-gen point of view. ---------------- +Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and more from this episode & past episodes — we’re @bcthebeatles everywhere. +Subscribe to BC the Beatles on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening now. +Contact us at bcthebeatles@gmail.com.

1hr 3mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #15