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Pop Cricket Podcast

Guests, chat, laughter, and of course playing Pop Cricket; where the guests take on Pete to try and come up with the same score from their Top 10s. In this game, if your songs contain legs you score runs, if not it's a wicket. With Pete trying to 'catch them out', how pedantic can it get?

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Ep 18 Elvis tribute artist Garry J Foley chats about all things... Elvisy!

Internationally renowned Elvis Tribute Artist, Garry J Foley, spills the beans on what it's like to earn your living 'being Elvis'. From listening to that first record, buying a suit (and the cost of it!), where to buy the best Elvis wig, competing competitively around the globe and performing to thousands of adoring (and critical fans). Pete admits to being unfaithful in a ticket booking mix up and they have great fun playing Pop Cricket (a not all Elvis version ). You'll be straight on youtube after this one...

1hr 15mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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Ep 17 - Razorlight's Christian Smith on band breakups and drummers

Razorlight's Christian Smith (Shian) talks to Pete about why he left Razorlight, the lowdown on Johnny Burrell, how on earth Dave Grohl made it sooo big, who the best drummers of all time are, and of course he challenges Pete to a game of Pop Cricket

1hr 17mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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Ep 16 Audioweb/Badly Drawn Boy's Rob on Madchester, Joe Strummer and much, much more..!

Badly Drawn Boy & Audioweb's Robin File reminisces on his time as part of the Madchester scene in the 90s; featuring tales of Bono, Ian Brown, Happy Mondays, TFI Friday, Rebel MC. Meeting Kylie, Joe Strummer and (nearly) Mick Jones; Dave the Potter, cold noodles and that black jumper

1hr 38mins

27 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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Ep 15 War Games' Monika Miles on the 'casting couch'!

Part deux of Pete's exclusive interview with actress, Ice Queen & Viking Princess, Monika Miles. How far will she go to get a part?!, casting a bum double, Kiera Knightly, Tom Cruise, meeting James Cordon, Game of Thrones, castings post Harveygate, A fierce game of Pop Cricket, a new champion? more talk of Chocolate Oranges, and of course...so much more.


14 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Ep 14 War Games' Monika Miles on becoming an actress

Pete chats with actress Monika Miles about her early life in Poland, coming to the UK via the US and Sweden, odd jobs, becoming an actress and early career roles, her forthcoming pre Bond Girl baddie role and where she draws the line with what she's asked to wear! This is part 1 of a two part interview. part 2 features the Pop Cricket game


27 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Ep 13 Sister Netty on Cliff Richard, George Michael & David Custard!

Pete talks to Netty about the highs and lows of being in love with Cliff Richard, David Cassidy fandom, playing the purple bass guitar, choir therapy, being in the greatest band that never made it, and charity songs, the number of legs on a 'Meatloaf' and the 'Ahaas from the Elbow' joke for the second episode in a row, during a game of Pop Cricket.


3 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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Ep 12 Flooded Lane's Nigel plays Ukulele and talks tapes!

Pete chats to Nigel Timms in 'Shedquarters' about early CD  players, getting tapes out of car cassette players, changing tapes at 50 mph! first music purchases and we have a long game of Pop Cricket, played differently this time around. Pete cheats, tells a terrible Elbow (the group) based joke and gets Nigel to play his funeral song on the ukulele.


8 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Ep 11 BGTs Magic man Dan does live magic!

Dan Boyles (magician & Britain's Got Talent Magic Consultant) talks about his experiences entertaining the troops in Afghanistan, we play another controversial game of Pop Cricket, Dan gets his own back with magic tricks and trying to convince me that his Top 10 influenced me all along!


22 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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Ep 10 BGTs Magic man Dan get in trouble with the magic circle!

In this two-part episode, Pete chats with Dan Boyles, Magic Consultant to the BGT franchise (Britain's Got Talent) & 'A' list TV magicians.We discuss how Dan got into magic, who inspired him, why all UK Magician's owe Fay Presto a pint, Derren & David, getting into the Magic Circle...and 'is magic real?'. The Pop Cricket game & live magic will be in part 2 (it's a good one).


10 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Ep 9 Robbie Williams' cousin on Rob, 25 years and toffees!

Pete chats to old mate Dave McNulty (who just happens to be Robbie Williams' cousin...yes really!) on their 25th 'wedding anniversary' about Robbie, executive producing a Callard & Bowser toffee promotional tape, Mosh pits & wheelchair parks at Quo gigs, Dave wanting to ghost  write Pete's next book, The Macc Lads, Rolf Harris (Dave sings 'big dog'!) and fancying Suzi Quatro, and enjoying oneself to Pink Floyd! in a close and controversial game of Pop Cricket.

1hr 8mins

24 May 2018

Rank #10