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We chat to amazing guests about their personal relationship with The Beatles, and discover how their lives and work have been influenced by the greatest band of them all. Guests include Jon Ronson, Mae Martin, Elis James, Josh Widdicombe, John Robins, Matthew E White, Kevin Eldon, Shappi Khorsandi, Nish Kumar, Field Music and many more. Join our Patreon for ad-free, extended episodes and monthly bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/personalbeatles See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt ...
 
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50 years on, the world is still in love with The Beatles. Join Nothing Is Real hosts Jason Carty & Steven Cockcroft as they continue the never-ending conversation about the greatest band the world has ever known. Each episode puts a tiny piece of the Beatles story under the microscope to try and make sense of it all. Coming at you live, on tape, from Dublin. Fortnightly. 414227 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/nothing-is-real-a-beatles-podcast. ...
 
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Comedian and podcaster Adam Buxton joins us to share his Personal Beatles. In this suitably rambling chat, Jack and Robin talk to Adam about everything from the Stars on 45 Beatles medley, the 2000 TV movie Two of US, recording his version of How Do You Sleep, and of course, interviewing Sir Paul on his podcast. You can also hear some unheard audio…
 
The Beatles Get Back Nearly three years on from the announcement of The Beatles Get Back, Peter Jackson’s movie is finally here. Except it’s not a movie, it is January 1969 distilled into 7 hours and 48 minutes, and it’s everything. Live on tape from Dublin, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisrealpod.com Twitter: @BeatlesPod Faceboo…
 
Buddy Holly was one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th Century. His music has left an indelible impression. Holly was well-versed in a number of musical styles and early on in his career became a seasoned performer. Holly was a continuous innovator; he wrote his own music and was among the first to use unconventional studio meth…
 
The Beatles Get Back - The Night Before The wait is nearly over. With only 24 hours to go before the world gets to see Peter Jackson’s The Beatles Get Back, Steven & Jason gather their thoughts ahead of its release and ahead of a full Nothing Is Real episode on this incredible docuseries. Live on tape from Dublin, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: htt…
 
Jack and Robin are back with the first of our post-series extra podcasts. This week, Belfast-based author Wendy Erskine joins us to share her personal Beatles, as well as discussing her recent interview with Paul McCartney: The Lyrics editor, poet Paul Muldoon, and her own short stories including 2018's Sweet Home. We also have an extended intro in…
 
You Can’t Catch Me: Come Together Part Two As 1972 rolled into 1973, so did the litigation relating to the inspiration John Lennon had when writing Come Together. The knock-on effects would be heard on John’s solo albums and teach us the important life lesson to always read the small print about mail order distribution. Live on tape from Dublin & B…
 
Keith Moon was rock’s wildest character in the Sixties and Seventies, an unapologetic freewheeling hedonist whose lifestyle became synonymous with the mad, carefree image of the rock star at large. He courted the press and became notorious as ‘Moon The Loon’, the incorrigible clown who respected no authority whatsoever and never knew the meaning of…
 
You Can’t Catch Me: Come Together Part One Having been sidelined by a car accident, John Lennon reappeared at the Abbey Road sessions with a gem: Come Together. Although a great example of the Beatles as a creative entity, the track would cast a huge shadow over John’s solo work in the 70s. Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. …
 
Few people have had a more profound influence on pop culture and music than John Lennon. With Paul McCartney, he's one half of arguably the greatest songwriting partnership of all time. With the Beatles, he claimed to be "more popular than Jesus." He was one of the most famous anti-war advocates of his time, and his solo career spawned such time-te…
 
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Movie This 1978 movie, a BeeGees-Frampton vehicle is a rightly derided folly. The bigger question is: Why does this even exist at all? Follow all the threads and even Brian Epstein plays an indirect role. Steven & Jason explain. Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.…
 
Around 7:30 a.m. on the 29th November 1981 the body of Hollywood star Natalie Wood was discovered floating face down in the Pacific Ocean near Catalina. She was wearing a flannel nightgown, blue wool socks, and a red down jacket. The rubber dinghy from her yacht Splendour was found washed up on the rocks a little further south. There are few Hollyw…
 
The Laurence Juber Interview: Part Two As a member of Wings, Laurence Juber is sent off on promotional duties for the mighty Back To The Egg album and the new line-up hits the road for the 1979 Wings U.K. winter tour. Then Wings arrive in two places: Japan, and the 1980s. Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast & Los Angeles, it’s Nothing Is Real. Websi…
 
There’s a reason why the name Al Capone is still so well known today. The stout, cigar-chomping mobster has inspired countless films, pieces of literature, musicians, and, of course, criminals. While there were comparable crime figures in the 1920s, the Chicago mobster truly stood out from the pack. In terms of his impact on the underworld, Capone …
 
05E06: The Laurence Juber Interview: Part One Before he joined Wings in 1978, Laurence Juber was already a musician’s musician. In this first part, he recounts how he brought his formal musical training in college to the busy world of 1970s sessions, and then he crosses paths with Denny Laine and Mike McCartney… Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast &…
 
Johnny Lynch AKA Pictish Trail joins us this week from the Isle of Eigg to share his Personal Beatles. We chat about his formative Brit Pop years, his first exposure to The Beatles in second hand CD shops in America, and how he set up is record label, Lost Map. Johnny’s critically acclaimed latest album as Pictish Trail, Thumb World, is available n…
 
The Concert for Bangladesh: Part Two It’s Monday, July 26th, 1971 and rehearsals start for the George Harrison & Friends gig due to happen the following Sunday. Will Eric get on a plane? Is Bob going to be there? Has Allen cleared everything with the taxman? Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisreal…
 
Despite his rugged good looks, cool guy reputation and Hollywood success later in life, Steve McQueen’s youth and early years were punctuated with struggle. His uncle was one of the few adults in his childhood of whom he had fond memories. He would go on to live with his mother and two successive stepfathers, both of whom were physically abusive. T…
 
Martin Luther King Jr. became the predominant leader in the civil rights movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America during the 1950s and 1960s, and was a leading spokesperson for nonviolent methods of achieving social change. His eloquence as a speaker and his personal charisma combined with a deeply rooted determination to es…
 
05E03: The Concert for Bangladesh: Part One In March 1971, the people of what was known as East Pakistan declared their independence as Bangladesh, triggering a liberation war and a humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, ex-Beatle George Harrison was king of the world with a number one single and album under his belt. How did these two things become forev…
 
This week, Jack and Robin are joined by Alasdair MacLean of the band The Clientele. We discuss the impact Twist and Shout and Strawberry Fields had on Alasdair, slightly dodgy Beatles compilations including Beatles Ballads and the Rock n Roll Music albums of the 70s, the book, Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles, and a whopping controversial Beatles…
 
S05E02: Side Two of the White Album: Part Two Steven & Jason set off on part two of their ascent of the mountain that is the second side of The White Album, starting at the Rocky Racoon Base Camp. Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisrealpod.com Twitter: @BeatlesPod Facebook Group: http://tiny.cc/NI…
 
Nirvana were one of the biggest and most influential bands in the world. Formed in Seattle in 1987, they pretty much single-handedly catapulted alternative music into the mainstream when their second album Nevermind, took the music industry by surprise and turned popular culture on its head upon its release in 1991. Kurt Cobain's life and death fas…
 
S05E01: Side Two of the White Album: Part One The White Album is a behemoth, where do you start? How about with side two: The shortest side with the most songs. And when you think about it, shouldn’t it start with Happiness Is A Warm Gun? Live on tape from Dublin & Belfast, it’s Nothing Is Real. Website: http://www.nothingisrealpod.com Twitter: @Be…
 
Just one look at this bleak, foreboding island makes one thing crystal clear: this is not a place for a glamorous vacation. It's isolated, barren, cold and damp. In short, it was the perfect place to teach some of America's most hardened criminals a lesson. The intent was to serve as a place for those who were uncooperative and disruptive in other …
 
Due to his wild personality, poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, unpredictable and erratic performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Jim Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock history. Jim Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an Ameri…
 
Hotel California, The Eagles fifth album recorded in 1976. The song Hotel California was released as a single on February 22, 1977. The album would go onto sell 16 million copies in the US and double that figure worldwide. While they had been successful before - a greatest hits album collection released earlier the same year had become their first …
 
The shoot ran too long and over budget, the script was still being written as scenes were filmed, the young director woke up every day fearing he would get fired, and the mechanical shark built for the movie sank to the bottom of the ocean. And yet, lined up around the block and around the world to get scared silly by "Jaws," now recognised as the …
 
Jeremy Pritchard of the band Everything Everything joins Jack and Robin this week to reveal his personal Beatles and take a deep dive into Paul's bass playing. We chat about what makes a McCartney bass lines special, the influences on Everything Everything's approach to songwriting, and Jeremy offers his 'controversial Beatles opinion'. Everything …
 
American academic, Christine Feldman-Barrett joins us this week to discuss her personal Beatles and her new book, A Women's History of the Beatles. Christine is a senior lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, and chats to Jack and Robin about the how her love of the Beatles and her connections to Hamburg and the epicentre of grun…
 
S04 Bonus9: The Great 2021 Let It Be Super Deluxe Edition Reveal Is Get Back/Let It Be jinxed? Shifting tracklists, various producers, repeatedly delayed, we now finally have eyes on what the 2021 Let It Be box set is going to be. Finally, you can sit back and listen to the rooftop gig in the comfort of your own home. Wait, what? Live on tape from …
 
Folk singer and songwriter Jim Moray pops in this weeks to chat about his personal Beatles. In a fascinating and rambling chat, Jim talks about the presence of Beatles songs in the folk cannon, the 'Sgt Pepper of folk', Bright Phoebus by The Watersons, and we take a deepish dive into the Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello demos from the 1980s. See a…
 
It's been an American obsession for more than 60 years. It's provided a shadowy backdrop for shows like "The X-Files" and movies like "Independence Day." The place: Area 51, a remote patch of desert some 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas, next to a salt flat at the foot of a mountain. This military outpost — and what's happened inside it — is s…
 
Jimi Hendrix’s 1966 touchdown in London started a four-year revolution that tore up the rules of electric guitar playing and terrified the old guard. Over half-a-century after his sonic boom, those ripples can still be felt today... All that and more coming up in today's episode... Why is Jimi Hendrix still considered one of the best guitar players…
 
Music journalist and author Laura Barton joins Jack & Robin to discuss growing up in the Beatles heartland of North West England. In a very sprawling chat, we cover everything from the intensity of being a music fan 17, the joy of sad songs, the ever-changing relationship with Beatles albums, and her experiences interviewing some musical heroes inc…
 
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