Podrophenia Let It Rock with Levi Dexter and Bernie Dexter

• April 3rd, 2018



As The Ramones sang Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? The March edish of Podrophenia brings you special guests, model, designer and boutique owner Bernie Dexter and Teddy Boy legend and Rockabilly Hall of fame inductee Levi Dexter..

Levi and Bernie give us twin-fisted tales ranging from Southend to San Diego covering Bernie's modelling career, designs and the new shop in Leigh, while Levi's chats about 'Ted Town/Southend' in the seventies with tales from the tour-bus featuring cameos from Brian Setzer, Malcolm McLaren, Johnny Rotten and Freddie 'Fingers' Lee on the way

We close out with Levi choosing fave tunes from his impeccable collection of rockers and rollers... While Piley and Mondo pop some puns and a pop quiz your way. Download and dig in here...

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Podrophenia - Strange Bedfellows

• March 5th, 2018



 Our February Podrophenia brings you a hypnotic session from Mark Schubert and Dave Livings with a live El-Rey set of acoustic weavings and voodoo tunings .. Mark also picked and played some fave albums from his own El-Rey crates... While Piley and I bring you a batch of odd bedfellows: mashups, covers and unexpected Partnerships including - Loretta Lyn, Steve Jones, Star Wars, Jimmy Pursey, Axl Rose, The Stranglers and Peter Gabriel but who's in bed with who? Find out here...

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Radio Podrophenia Best of 2017

• January 31st, 2018


For the January Podrophenia - Ian Pile, Ian Pope and self pick our top tracks from 2017 Owen Williams plays a walloping live session and spins in some fave tunes from his record collection..

And load up with BaVibes during our exclusive debut play of the @BavardOfficial new single 'Young and Restless 

Plus a tribute to @Pellicci_Cafe legend and Podro contributor Jukebox Jimmy.. DL or stream here

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60 Minute Man Side 2 - Jukebox Jimmy’s Guide to Music

• December 29th, 2017

Side 2 of Podrophenia's Juke Box Jimmy podcast - Sixty Minute Man

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60 Minute Man Side 1 - Jukebox Jimmy’s Guide to Music

• December 29th, 2017


RIP the Pellicci legend and occasional Podrophenia contributor that was Jukebox Jimmy. You may have heard Jim popping up with his home made jingles or phoning in to choose a track.

On one of Mondo's regular visits to Pellicci's he was joined by Paul Tunkin of Blow Up records - for a lunchtime chat and roaring three-way rattle about with Jim, on all shades of musical doings. As a follow up JBJ very kindly compiled and narrated a sixty minute podcast of some cherished tunes for Paul and myself - with Jim explaining the background to the tracks - how he came to hear a tune, or what to look for in the song writing, vocals or arrangement.

Jim was a genuine Jockney, moving from Glasgow to London in 1959. During the sixties, and through the seventies he buzzed about the pubs and clubs of the East End DJing at notoriously moody boozers such as The Blind beggar, The Hospital Tavern, Kate Odders and The Green Gate. Jim's also something of a musical purist, and an avid record collector (hard copies only - CD or vinyl, no digital editions here) still scouring around the capital, sourcing and storing away singles and albums from his favoured genres.

So may we present to you side one of  the most personal of podcasts you're likely to hear - from our Pellicci pal - Mr Jimmy and 60 Minute Man

Side 2 to follow shortly 

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Podrophenia Christmas Party with BaVard and Caitlin King

• December 22nd, 2017


The Podrophenia Christmas special gathers together some of most talented young musicians from the Southend area: Bavard - an award winning talented trio with a combined age of 40, and the acoustic magic of Caitlin King (16). Settle yourself by our radio fireside for a live session from both, festive puns, and some seasonal songs - including Donald Trump covering two tinsel tunes. And who are Beanie, Bobble and Slouch.. All here and all free...

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Podrophenia solo artists with Doojip live in session

• November 27th, 2017


Solo artists and band members who've bolted the band for a musical breakout are the theme of this Podro. We've got TWO new tunes from Blow Up records - (Usselman and The Bongolian). A world exclusive spin of the new Rollin’ Machine single - Off the Clock. And live in session are Gary and Paul from Doojip, current faves of Pete Townshend and endorsed by the Who.

#mod #thewho #doojip

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Podrophenia - Magic

• November 27th, 2017


Tonight Mondo and Piley played a playlist of magical music and songs. There are pop quizzes, the gig guide, magic puns and chat about Fives' 40th birthday celebrations puns. Plus a world exclusive of new single by The Bongolian. 

Magic Man - The Aliens
Magic Man - Heart
Partial to Your Abracadabra - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Magic Carpet Ride (Steir's Mix) - Steppenwolf
Voodoo Voodoo - Laverne Baker
Do You Believe In Magic - Loving Spoonful
Sheldon Churchyard - Larry John Wilson
Hocus Pocus - Focus
Fortune Teller - Benny Spellman
Vanishing Girl - Dukes of The Stratosphere
Season of the Witch - Donovan
Magic Touch - Bobby Fuller Four
I'm A Bigger Badder Bro Than Any Game of Thrones - The Bongolian

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Podrophenia salutes ten years of The Railway..

• October 2nd, 2017

Ten years ago The Railway in Southend opened it's doors with new owner installed Dave Dulake . It's gone on to become one of the most celebrated boozers in southern England - if not the entire country..


Film crews, TV broadcasters and Sunday supplement scribblers all have made their way to Southend Central-wards to capture the music and magic of the pub. And Wilko Johnson is such a regular - his boat-race has ended up on the Pub's banner.

Podrophenia has been broadcasting from the R four years, putting on live nights their for five, While I've been  quacking on about it since this...

So for the latest Podrophenia Piley and self celebrate 10 years of Southend's most musical and vegan foodie boozer - The Railway. There's a beautiful acoustic set from Dave Woodcock (with news on his second Blow Up album). Fi Dulake is in for a chat about the history of and future plans for the pub..

And we bring you tracks from some fave bands and gigs that have taken place over the last ten years at The Railway including a track from the due soon Steve West Weston album

Plus  a pop quiz: what is the live Wilko tune played and which artiste gets on the playlist twice in TWO diff turns

Screen test: spot the Mondo blogging bass player and Fi Dulake on drums...

All here and all free...

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Podrophenia - Yacht Rock Special

• September 14th, 2017


This evening Mondo and Piley played songs from the Yacht Rock catalogue - New Yacht, Classic Yacht, Funk Yacht and more. Special guests Steven Hastings adjudicated and chose some tunes.

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