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Duran Duran Albums Podcast

A musical journey through 40 years and 14 studio albums of Duran Duran. In each episode, Molly Williams and Paul Cuddihy discuss a Duran Duran album track by track, while also telling the story of the band and speaking to fellow Duranies about their love of the music and the iconic group.

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Interview with Elisa Lorello

Elisa Lorello is an award-winning and best-selling writer, with numerous novels to her name. She is also a massive Duran Duran fan, and her wonderful memoir, Friends of Mine, charts that love of the band in her life. She talks about that, and so much more, in this brilliant bonus episode, as well as choosing her (current) Top 3 Duran Duran songs. And for listeners in the United States, if you want a signed paperback copy of Elisa's memoir, Friends of Mine, order it from This House of Books bookshop in Billings, Montana, and request a signed copy when you order online here. www.thishouseofbooks.indielite.org

48mins

23 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Notorious Album

Paul Cuddihy and Molly Williams discuss Duran Duran's fourth album, 'No-no-Notorious', which came out in 1986. The podcast also talks to writer Elisa Lorello (@elisalorello) about her brilliant memoir, Friends of Mine, while there's a Top 3 Duran Duran songs selection from Paul's sister, Anne Marie. You can get involved in the podcast too, and we'd love to hear from you. Twitter: @AlbumsDuran Email: duranduran@paulcuddihy.com

1hr 7mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Arcadia & The Power Station

Paul Cuddihy and Molly Williams take a look at the two 1980s Duran Duran side projects - Arcadia and The Power Station - in this episode. The podcast examines the respective projects and their albums - So Red The Rose and the eponymous Power Station album - in an episode that discusses everything from where those albums would sit alongside the wider Duran Duran canon, to whether there is such a thing as a guilty pleasure when listening to music. And look out for Taylor Swift, The Carpenters, Harry Styles, Morrissey, Girls Aloud and The Spice Girls popping up on the chat, along with the daftest joke from the '80s! You can get involved in the podcast too, and we'd love to hear from you. Twitter: @AlbumsDuran Email: duranduran@paulcuddihy.com

57mins

17 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Interview with Durandy

Andy Golub (Durandy) has created and curates one of the most impressive collections of Duran Duran memorabilia in the world... but don't just take our word for it. Both Nick Rhodes and John Taylor from the band have enthused over the collection and also his stunning book, Beautiful Colors, which chronicles Duran Duran's journey over the past 40 years through rare posters. Indeed, Nick Rhodes wrote the foreword for the latest edition. Durandy talks about his love of the band, the song that cemented that love for him, and also chooses his Top 3 Duran Duran songs.  You can get involved in the podcast too, and we'd love to hear from you. Twitter: @AlbumsDuran Email: duranduran@paulcuddihy.com

50mins

4 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Seven and the Ragged Tiger Album

Molly Williams and Paul Cuddihy chat through Duran Duran's third album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, which came out in 1983. The podcast also talks to Andy Golub (@Durandy) about his unrivalled collection of Duran Duran memorabilia, and there's a Top 3 Duran Duran songs chosen by podcast listener, Nick Thompson. You can get involved in the podcast too, and we'd love to hear from you. Twitter: @AlbumsDuran Email: duranduran@paulcuddihy.com

1hr 4mins

28 May 2021

Rank #5

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Invisible - a new song for 2021!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 was a momentous day in the Duran Duran world, as the band 'dropped' their first new music in almost six years with the release of a new song, Invisible. In this bonus episode, Molly Williams and Paul Cuddihy give their initial thoughts on the track, the ground-breaking video for it, and the news that Duran Duran's 15th studio album, Future Past, is coming out in October 2021. You can get involved in the podcast too, and we'd love to hear from you. Twitter: @AlbumsDuran Email: duranduran@paulcuddihy.com

15mins

20 May 2021

Rank #6

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Interview with Annie Zaleski

Annie Zaleski is an award-winning author, editor and journalist who has written a book about Duran Duran's classic Rio album, which has just been published. The book is released on the prestigious 33 1/3 imprint (published by Bloomsbury), and Annie talks about why she wanted to write about Rio, how she interviewed Duran Duran for the book, and why the band means so much to her. And, of course, we put her on the spot and get her to pick her Top 3 Duran Duran songs... she manages to sneak in a bonus track as well! Here's a link to buy Annie's book, if you haven't already done so! https://anniez.com/order-rio-book/

28mins

14 May 2021

Rank #7

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The Rio Album

Paul Cuddihy and Molly Williams chat through Duran Duran's classic 1982 album, Rio, track by track... from the album's opener, the eponymous Rio, through to the final track, The Chauffeur, along with the seven superb songs in between. The podcast also talks to the writer, Annie Zaleski, about her new book on the Rio album, and there's a Top 3 Duran Duran songs chosen by podcast listener, Lindsay Scott.  You can get involved in the podcast too, and we'd love to hear from you. Twitter: @AlbumsDuran Email: duranduran@paulcuddihy.com 

1hr 4mins

10 May 2021

Rank #8

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Interview with David Orwick

David Orwick is the man behind the Guys Fans of Duran Twitter feed (@BoysMakeNoise) and also the host of the excellent D-Side podcast (subscribe to that podcast as well as this one!). We chat all things Duran Duran with David, when he reveals his favourite albums, his Top 3 Duran Duran songs (for today!), and also talks about his great childhood idea for a pop song game show!

28mins

3 May 2021

Rank #9

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Duran Duran's debut album

Molly Williams and Paul Cuddihy travel back in time to listen to Duran Duran's eponymous debut album, though with Paul listening to the original UK release and Molly to the later US re-release, there's a bonus track to chat about! The podcast also talks to David Orwick (Guy Fans of Duran on Twitter), and there's a Top 3 chosen by listener, Scott Parsons. You can get involved in the podcast too, and we'd love to hear from you. Twitter: @AlbumsDuran Email: duranduran@paulcuddihy.com

1hr 11mins

26 Apr 2021

Rank #10