Podrophenia - Movember

• December 28th, 2016


Last night a DJ shaved my life: the Movember edition of Podrophenia from Piley and m'self, celebrates a medley of mustachioed musicians found across rock's sonic spectrum; from art.pop to punk, from retro to electro

Also a live session from Nathan Abbott with exclusive new tunes from his NATO album...

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Eclectic Ladyland with Doug Kaye

• November 26th, 2016


In the late sixties. Doug Kaye worked at his brother's Brook Street restaurant Mr Love - where Jimi Hendrix rented a small apartment above the shop, Doug was also the resident DJ at Mr Love and is featured in the recreation of Jimi's flat, and in the book Hendrix at Home. Most of the albums played in this Podrophenia have been touched by the hand of Hendrix as Doug regularly lent albums to Jimi. So buckle up for crackling, popping top quality tracks from Doug's vinyl collection with tales of his time at Mr Love including meets with Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Keith Moon, Dave Mason, Dusty, Richie Havens, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and a ton of others...

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Podrophenia Books

• October 30th, 2016


Piley and Mondo are joined in session by Andy J Gallagher and author Zoe Howe reading extracts from her new novel 'Shine On Marquee Moon'. They also play songs with a bookish theme.

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Podrophenia Pets

• October 15th, 2016


Mondo is on holiday so Piley is joined by Dave Woodcock this month. Playing live in the studio are The Insiders. This month's theme is Pets.

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Podrophenia - solo artists

• August 14th, 2016


Roll up and load up your listening gadgets with the latest Podrophenia. The theme is (there's always a theme) solo acts.. as in, always on their tod, or working outside of the usual groupings..

Live-wise we bring you a hypnotic session from tattoo artist, Streisand tribute act and singer/songwriter Jillian Winter , who also hand-picks some fave tracks 'n' tunes from her record collection.

And there's a spin from ENNÈ's Song Bird EP. All this plus our first round of Yoko Ono-yes or Yoko Ono-no.. it's all going on for your listening ears below...

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Podrophenia Post Punk Special - with Treatment and Barry Cain

• July 10th, 2016

Post-punk rocks: for our 7th anniversary edition of Podrophenia - Treatment are in session, Russell Lee from The Pink Toothbrush drops in for a chat and shares some tunes. Mondo also chats to Flexipop's Barry Cain on the phone about his tour of Japan with The Stranglers, painting a naked Hugh Cornwell black and white including his little-Hugh, and nearly putting on the biggest band in the world at Wembley with a boxing promoter

Contains explicit language.



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Podrophenia Folk and Acoustic

• June 11th, 2016


Mondo and Piley are joined in the studio by Lee Tearrell from Laughter Academy, Paul Collier, Artistic Director of Leigh Folk Festival and Matt Boulter who sang some tunes from his latest album 'With Wolves The Lamb Will Lie' and a new unreleased song.

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Podrophenia Rock, roll and soul - with Steve Hooker live

• May 14th, 2016


Your recommended weekend listening - Podrophenia the Rock, Roll and Soul edition: strap down your hats for a live session from Steve Hooker and band, plus a few hand picked faves from Steve's record box.

Marmite Mark brings you an obscuro northern soul stomper, while Piley and I pitch in with funk, country and contemporary twists on all things rocking and rolling ...

Plus an exclusive spin of a fruity new Blow Up single from The Bongolian ...

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Podrophenia 1960s Special with Doug Kaye and Gary Bynorth..

• April 17th, 2016

1_MG_4273.jpgTurn on, tune in and buckle up as we rewind through time to the swinging 60s. Southend legend Doug Kaye joins us to talk about the towns grooviest coffee bar The Shrubbery - and about his time at Mr Love the restaurant below Jimi Hendrix Brook Street flat where a trail of 60s scenesters would drop in/crash out at Hendrix's pad... 

All Doug's tunes are picked from albums he lent to Jimi..

And there's acoustic mod soul from Gary Bynorth...

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Podrophenia Cars

• March 19th, 2016

Loaded with rev and rumble - this month's Podrophenia features all of the following: 

A walloping live session from Rollin' Machine

Some debut plays from their new (and strictly limited) EP. 

Tiny Piley playing a Krautrock classic and a TV Theme on his piano..
Keep a copy in your glove compartment here
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