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.
This Saturday, a merry of band misanthropes will perform Dead Drunk Detective episodes 1 to 3 in front of a live audience at The Actor’s Temple on Warren Street. And in preparation for this, Podcast Adventures hosted a delightful sit-down read through of the marvellous scripts written by Brendan Way.
There was pizza. There were drinks. The cast that we have assembled is such a wonderful bunch of goofballs, each one as eager to make each other laugh as to help each other get laughs. we can honestly say that whatever the podcast turns in to in the end, the process is going to be made so very enjoyable by this lovely bunch.
Expect to see more than a few costumes on display when we take to the stage this Saturday. Tickets are FREE, so check the details at our Live in the Rotten Flesh Page and prepare for a show that will steal your heart and braaaaains…
The cast couldn’t help but laugh at each other’s delivery.
Katharine Kerr (Producer) and Arfie Manfield (Johnny Stumbles) enjoy the moment.
Some fantastic supporting players, Steff Prince (Hairy) and Dan Luxton (Mr. Green)
Writer Brendan Way deep in thought.
The cast having a good giggle. Left to right: Kate Oswald (Betty), Charles Scherer (Dracula), Mark Wheeler (The Invisible Man) and Mark Tindle (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde)
The cast, hard at work.
Kate Oswald (Betty) providing some shrieking sound design.
Kate Oswald (Betty) and Victoria Hogg (Dawn, Madam Byrne) between screams.
Left to right: Mark Tindle, Charles Scherer, Steff Prince, Mark Wheeler, Kate Oswald, Brendan Way, Dan Luxton and Arfie Mansfield
Left to right: Victoria Hogg (Dawn, Madam Byrne), Steff Prince (Hairy), Mark Wheeler (The Invisible Man), Dan Luxton (Mr. Green), Brendan Way (Writer) and Kate Oswald (Betty)
Charles Scherer (Dracula) and Arfie Mansfield (Johnny) having a good giggle between read-throughs
Mark Tindle (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) almost literally holding our attention.
Left to right: Victoria Hogg (Dawn, Madam Byrne), Steff Prince (Hairy), Mark Wheeler (The Invisible Man) having a quiet drink after the evenings rehearsal.
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.
This week on the Ed and Friends Podcast, Ed and producer Kat celebrate 6 months of the show with some top clips.
A huge thank you to all of our wonderful guests, and thanks to you for listening! We’ll be back next week with another great interview, but if you know someone unusual and brilliant you think Ed should be talking to, why not let us know! You can get in touch with us by emailing on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Episode 2 of Ed & Friends! Ed meets up with old friend and founder of Foyle Fireworks, Serena Foyle.
Serena Foyle is a Pyromusical producer with a unique approach to combining music with fireworks. Serena trained with a Russian concert pianist before going on to Edinburgh University to study Classical music and later went on to study Music Production at the London School of Sound.
Foyle Fireworks was created in 2012 as a Pyromusical production company in response to Serena Foyle’s passion for designing more artistic fireworks displays, that are created with equal emphasis on both music and fireworks. More info at www.foylefireworks.com
Serena and Ed talk about blowing things up, the future of the job and Ed even quizzes Serena on her History of Art knowledge.
Episode 1 of Ed & Friends is here! And its a doozy! Ed is joined by novelist and film critic Craig Lines.
C. J. Lines is the author of the Ninjas All The Way Down blog and a writer for several pop culture websites including Den of Geek, where he writes a monthly martial arts column. He has also written two books, Filth Kiss (2007) and Cold Mirrors (2011) and more about his fiction can be found at www.cjlines.com
Ed and Craig talk ninja movies, improv comedy and Ed even gets Craig to play some parlour games.