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Everyone has one but not everyone wants to talk about it! What am I talking about? Childhood Obsessions. Whether it be a long term obsession with Star Wars, the WWE, Pokemon, Boy Bands or literally any number of other things. Join Kathleen DeMarle, a Boston based stand up comedian and self proclaimed Horse Girl, as she interviews other creatives about the things that drove them to be obsessed as kids.
 
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Did you miss me? This week, I’m joined by actor, novelist, and musician David Duchovny. David is about to release his third album “Gestureland”, and was kind enough to talk to me about it. We discuss transferring skills across art forms, the energy of inexperience vs having learnt your craft, as well as the pros and cons of long-term creative partn…
 
How ya doin? Very cool episode this week, as I welcome musician and actor Stevie Van Zandt AKA Little Steven to the show. We talk the Disciples of Soul, rubbish 70’s production values, and the potential existence of “Electric Nebraska”. Strap in. Also, I’m delighted to welcome Canadian actor Fred Ewanuick, who is one of the stars of Corner Gas/Corn…
 
Boo! It’s me. This week I talk to the brains behind The Go! Team, Mr Ian Parton. There’s a new Go! Team record out this week, as I type, and it’s called “Get Up Sequences Part One” and it is fan-tactic! Ian tries to explain what The Go! Team sound like, how visual aesthetics can influence his approach to music, and discussed his recent diagnosis wi…
 
It’s me! This week; Stephen Fretwell is my first guest. Stephen is back after disappearing from the music world for over 10 years. He’s released 3 new songs so far this year, and they’re very beautiful. I was curious to talk find out what it’s like to walk away from professional creativity and then find your way back. Stephen had a lot to say on th…
 
Come on in! This week legendary bassist Tony Levin joins me from his place in New York State to discuss the new Liquid Tension Experiment album, as well as his work with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel, pushing his limits, and his pioneering bass techniques. He’s great company. Also, sound artist Justin Wiggan joins me for a remarkable conversation …
 
Good morning, afternoon, and/or evening! This week I’m joined by original Wings drummer Denny Seiwell to talk about his new project “Ram On”, which is a tribute to the classic McCartney album “Ram”, which Denny played on, and is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary at the moment. My other guest is M G Boulter, whose new album “Clifftown” is utterly br…
 
Another exciting instalment of Sending Signals is here! This week I talk to David Marks about his time in The Beach Boys. David was only about 12 when he joined the band, and grew up across the street from the Wilson brothers. I get David’s take on whether Brian Wilson is being exploited, whether Mike Love gets a bad rap, and the truth about the gu…
 
What-ho! In this very special episode, David Crosby talks to me about the new 50th Anniversary box set of Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s masterpiece “Deja Vu”, as well as the future of the band, learning to control his temper, and how to die well. Also, I dig into the show’s archive to bring you a little bit of my interview with Bay City Rollers fron…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian Andrew Williams about his childhood obsession with the Power Rangers. Andrew talks about collecting Power Ranger toys, the tv production and his favorite Power Ranger. Kathleen brings up dressing up as the Power Rangers for Halloween and her equal obsession with the TV Show. Instagra…
 
Whatcha. This week I’m joined by one of my teenage guitar heroes Steve Cradock. Steve is the guitarist in Ocean Colour Scene, as well as frequently working with Paul Weller, and more recently playing lead for The Specials. He’s just reissued his second solo record “Peace City West” with a new mix. Also joining me is Scott Milligan, the brains behin…
 
Me again! This week I talk to screenwriter and director William Nicholson about his incredible movie “Hope Gap” and the personal experiences that fed into the project. Bill also has screenwriting credits on “Les Mis”, “Gladiator”, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”, and more, so it was fascinating to learn about his approach to projects that diverse. Also…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian and writer Sarah White (Reductress) about her childhood obsession with Shakespeare. Sarah talks about going to Shakespeare summer camp, exchanging mixed CDs and playing Juliet in an elementary school production of Romeo & Juliet. Kathleen reminisces about improv and recalls also maki…
 
Good morning/afternoon/evening! The 50th anniversary of “American Pie” is fast approaching and Don McLean is here, reflecting on how the song has affected his life and legacy, how he’s changed since he wrote it, and the album cover where it looks like a plane is flying up his nose. Also on the show, Spencer Zahn joins me from upstate New York to di…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian Kristin Carnes about her obsession with pets and sleepovers as a kid. Kristin talks about not getting invited back to a friends house, sneaking out, and several escaped gerbils. Meanwhile Kathleen remarks about never going to a coed party in high school and her pet birds. Instagram: …
 
It’s that time again! Very fun episode this week. I was delighted to talk to Chris Hillman about his work with The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, as well as the process he went through to write his recent autobiography. We chat about memory, his songwriting process, and what people misunderstand about him. You might not recognise the name B…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian and three time Jeopardy champion, Wes Hazard about his lifelong obsession with trivia, knowledge and Jeopardy. Wes talks about his recent appearance on The Chase, a embarrassing bar trivia experience and a childhood promise he made to himself. Kathleen drops a few horse tidbits of kn…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian Kendra Dawsey (Sirius XM) about her childhood obsession with animation and the tv show Invader Zim. Kendra talks about choosing friends based on Invader Zim, a conspiracy theory and the live action remake of The Powerpuff Girls. Kathleen recalls getting in a fight over the Twilight S…
 
How are you? This episode Steve Hackett returns to Sending Signals to discuss his remarkable new album “Under A Mediterranean Sky”. We discuss the effect of location and geography on creating music, and for some reason, the movies of Jack Hawkins. Also this episode Steve Rothery puts up with my disparaging remarks about their 1999 record “Marillion…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with Matt Shore (Burbank Comedy Festival) about his families obsession with the Gilmore Girls. Matt shares his thoughts on Rory Gilmore's boyfriends, the massive ensemble cast and talks about a Gilmore Girls themed party he attended. Kathleen talks about her beef about Amazon Prime and her thought…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian and podcaster Sean Sullivan (Two Boys in a Balcony) about his adulthood obsession with boardgames. Sean talks about his dislike of Monopoly, his expansive board game collection and makes a few recommendations. Meanwhile Kathleen recalls having to teach a friend the basics Scrabble. I…
 
Hello again! This episode I’m joined by author Mike Gayle, and drummer Andy Williams from the band Doves. Both guests were excellent company and I hope you enjoy it. As you will hear, Mike has a history in music and teen journalism. His first novel “My Legendary Girlfriend” was published in 1998. Last year he released his 17th book, the excellent “…
 
Welcome back! This episode I have a seriously epic conversation with singer Fish about his final studio album “Weltschmerz”. I’m fascinated by the idea of deciding you’ve done all you can within a certain media and wanting to do something else. We unpack that idea and lots of other things during our chat. Fish is a great conversationalist and we ha…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian and producer Corey Saunders (Midwest Queer Comedy Festival) about his childhood obsession with the movie The Brave Little Toaster and other cartoons. Kathleen and Corey take a deep dive in to some of the dark themes of the movie as well as a plethora of 90s cartoons. Corey and Kathle…
 
Hey folks. Here’s something to brighten your January I hope! I’m really excited to share this episode, the first of Series 3. Dan Wilson is the frontman of Semisonic (“Closing Time”, “Secret Smile”) but he’s also a brilliant songwriting collaborator. He’s worked with on some songs you may know by Adele (“Someone Like You”), Taylor Swift (“Treachero…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedians Rob Crean (Album: Sadly Sackerton) and Gary Petersen (Album: Yellow Belt Confidence) about their childhood obsessions, although things go off the rails pretty quickly. Gary discusses an awkward photo incident at his local Walgreens, taking pain meds in high school and bad martial ar…
 
On this weeks episode, Kathleen talks with Comedian and YouTuber Emily Mame Ford about her interesting obsessions. Emily discusses watching the movie Holes over 500 times, having a Say Anything themed tattoo and her Myspace days. Kathleen is reminisces about her obsession with Twilight and recalls getting asked out in a bathroom. Instagram: @thegim…
 
On this weeks episode Kathleen talks with comedian Shaun Connolly ( Comedy Album: Hot Dog) about his yearly obsession with ugly Christmas sweaters. Shaun talks about amassing a collection of ugly sweaters, his obession with all things kitsch and an awkward news interview about his ugly sweater collection. Kathleen recalls stealing an ugly christmas…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian and podcaster Jay Whittaker (Dry Bar Comedy) about his many obsessions as a kid including Transformers, Voltron, Street Fighter and Calvin and Hobbes. Jay talks about being a latchkey kid and seems embarrassed about his geek knowledge. Meanwhile Kathleen relives how the Transformers …
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian and podcaster Jonathan Tillson (Recoil Now Podcast) about his obsession with basketball. Jonathan recalls having a basketball themed podcast, not making the high school basketball team and who he thinks the most underrated NBA player is. Meanwhile he tries to convince Kathleen to lab…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian, writer and producer Josh Gondelman (Desus and Mero on Showtime) about his obsessions with Dunkin Donuts and Sneakers. Josh talks about growing up with Dunkin in his backyard, the new ghost pepper donut and his growing collection of sneakers. Kathleen brings up her conspiracy theory …
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast, Kathleen sits down with the owner of The Comedy Studio, Rick Jenkins to discuss his ongoing obsession with comedy and his massive collection of Johnny Carson suits and memorabilia. Rick talks about developing a style for hosting comedy shows, owning over 100 Johnny Carson suits and what its like to run Zoom com…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast, Kathleen chats with comedian Hannah Widener (Sirius XM), about her childhood obsession with chiropractors. Hannah talks about her side hustle as a kid, which YouTube chiropractors are worthwhile to follow and tries to convince Kathleen to go to the chiropractor. Meanwhile Kathleen confesses to an awkward incide…
 
A very special episode featuring all 4 surviving original members of The Zombies; Rod Argent, Chris White, Colin Blunstone, and Hugh Grundy! We take a look at the making of one of the greatest albums of all time, “Odessey and Oracle”, including a track-by-track commentary from Rod and Chris. It’s one of the most ambitious episodes I’ve attempted an…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast, Kathleen talks with comedian Caitlin Arcand (Ladyspike Media), about her teen obsession with One Direction. Caitlin also discusses her childhood and adulthood obsession with theater. Kathleen talks about being a method actor and her experience in youth theater. Mean while both Kathleen and Caitlin try to determ…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast, Kathleen talks with comedian Andrew Mayer (Winner- Boston Comedy Festival) about his ever changing childhood obsessions. Andrew reminisces on a time he got lost in the mall, talks about watching sitcoms while in a body cast and taking a stand up class with his dad! Kathleen flubs George Carlin's name and recoll…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast Kathleen talks with comedian and blogger Sarah Blodgett( Everyday Starlet), about her childhood obsession with magazines, fashion and beauty tips. Sarah talks about trying to be fashionable in a small town, shopping for clothing in the 80s and making DIY beauty masks. Kathleen recalls wearing the same outfit as …
 
‘Allo! This episode I’m joined by J. Willgoose Esq. of Public Service Broadcasting to talk about anxiety, therapy, and his creative process. J. recently became a father and was also coming to terms with the delay the pandemic has brought to the band’s next album. My other guest is Michelle Stodart of The Magic Numbers. This year was supposed to be …
 
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