Happy Christmas! By way of an episode and all round Christmas greeting, we thought we would share with you a special Festive podcast Ed recorded with his two very good friends and regular co-hosts on Ed & Friends Natasha Parrott and Ellie Grice, aka Giggle Loop, which secretly makes this particular episode of the show The Giggle Loop Podcast.
Thank you so much to all of our loyal listeners and we look forward to sharing more fun podcasts with you in the New Year!
Paul Hughes was once a radio producer for the Music Control evening show, but had always been a train-nut since he was a child. So he chased his dream and became a Train Conductor, and now he is an Operations Manager of one of the largest train stations in the country.
Ed and Paul talk about the beauties of train travel, the strange things that Train Conductors witness and the sometimes dangerous and sometimes noble duty of the train conductor.
Ed & Friends takes a different tone this week as Ed talks to his friend and cousin Sgt. James Russell, and while they talk about life in the US Military, the subject inevitably turns to tomorrow’s Presidential election.
Ed asks how a soldier reacts to Presidential candidates that evoke the military in their campaigns, whether they are bending the facts to aid their campaign or disrespecting the families of fallen soldiers. Jim, a man that does not waste his words, gives Ed his views on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the duty of a soldier.
Donald Trump’s interview on The Hugh Hewitt Show where he is challenged on his foreign policy, which includes his claim that he “would be so good at the military, your head will spin” about 2m55s in to the clip.
NOTE: Since the recording of this episode of Ed & Friends, the FBI have revealed that the further emails discovered on Anthony Weiner’s laptop are not pertinent to Hillary Clinton’s case and the FBI will be take no new action against Clinton, as reported by The New York Times.
Dead Drunk Detective is launching this Monday and we happen to share a cast member with the smash West End and Edinburgh Fringe show Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare. They perform an entire Shakespeare play, but every night, one cast member is a babbling drunk. It’s why they call it Sh!t-Faced.
The talented Leanna Wigginton tells Ed about her acting training, her start with the company and the birth of “Horny Helena” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Podcast Adventures is producing its first radio serial. Dead Drunk Detective is a supernatural ‘radio’ noir starring a zombie private detective, and we had the writer of the show in the studio to chat about it.
Brendan was backing up his computer when he pulled up an old script he had written a few years ago and from there, he wrote an entire series and sent it over to us at Podcast Adventures! And now the show will be coming to life in front of a live audience.
If you would like to be in the live audience on Dead Drunk Detective, check the details on our Live In The Rotten Flesh page. Here are the dates:
Saturday 24th September 2016
Saturday 15th October 2016
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Chris Gau, the co-writer and producer of hit Channel 5 sitcom Borderline (along with Michael Orton-Tolliver) joins Ed on an extraordinarily hot day where they talk it out, sweat it out and discuss the process of making a comedy about UK Border Control.
Chris had moved in with his parents to focus on writing every day. When his writing partner was stopped at airport customs they began the two year journey to bring Borderline to life. It has since gone on to be a success with audiences and critics alike, and has even been renewed for season 2! Chris and Ed talk about the show’s unconventional methodology, the role of improvisation in the scripting process both before and after casting, and the inevitable comparisons to comedy juggernaut The Office. That, plus Ed and Chris track the temperature in the room by unconventional means.
This week on Ed & Friends; lots of lessons and laughter from improv comedy legend and founder of Hoopla, Steve Roe!
Steve has made a name for himself teaching and performing improvised comedy. In 2006, he and his friends started meeting above a pub in Balham and eventually created Hoopla, which has since become a comedy community with weekly shows, its own festival and a platter of classes and courses that are training and showcasing comedians in the heart of London.
Steve gives Ed a potted history of improv and chats about making things up on the spot, breaking the rules and keeping a healthy disrespect for the art form. He also shares a soon to be award winning story about some Spanish tourists and a bookshop toilet.
We’re back from our summer break and we started with a bang. Except that Ed got a little bit drunk with his friends!
Jim McCreddie and Bob Good’s time in the music business left them with an epic back catalogue of crazy characters and weird stories. Now they’re producing a comedy web series all about it. It doesn’t have a name yet, but Ed talks to Jim and Bob all about the process of just getting up and producing their own material.
Jim and Bob share a few of the weird stories that inspired, discuss their comedy heroes and what it’s like to work with friends. The first episode of the show is out this Autumn, and follows the story of a failing band, finding the lighter side to the trials and tribulations of the music business.
Fired up on a fine smorgasbord of supermarket beers, they also invent a new game called Incorrect Impressions, but by that time they are quite drunk and silly. We’ll be keeping you up to date as the series develops
This week Ed talks to fellow comedians Georgie Morrell and Natasha Parrott, who are both partially-sighted.
Georgie and Tash explain what it was like to experience loss of sight in their 20s, explain how they adapted to the world around them and discuss finding humour in everyday life.You can support Georgie’s forthcoming one-woman Edinburgh Fringe show “A Poke in the Eye” via Kickstarter and book tickets for August here.
You can see Natasha’s hilarious comedy sketches with “MabeyParrottWillSaveUs” on Youtube here. And catch her with Ed and Ellie at a Giggle Loop Show. Click for dates!