Tag Archives: Adrian Lacey

Pepys Plays Politics

Fed up with elections? So’s the original 17th-century London blogger, Mr Samuel Pepys. But his remedy may not be the same as yours..!

Sometime Royal Shakespeare Company actor Keith Dunphy returns as our reborn 21st-century version of the diarist who witnessed the Great Fire of London back in the day. Now his passions are aflame in a different way.

Thanks to R&R – script consultants Richard Kurti and Rich Sutton.

Music by James Taylor (Hammond organ) and Gavin Alexander (guitar).

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This show is dedicated to the memory of comedian and actor Bobby Bragg (1953-2016), who entertained thousands at London’s BBC TV Centre and beyond as a warm-up man.

Keith Dunphy as Pepys by Adam Hills at MUG Photography
Photo at Londonpodcast.net: Keith Dunphy stars as Samuel Pepys/Adam Hills at MUG Photography

East End Mindfulness

From an East End London council estate to the Royal Academy of Music – at the age of two! That’s part of the unique life story of clinical psychologist Dr Genevieve von Lob. There’s more in her new book Five Deep Breaths: The Power of Mindful Parenting, which she talks about here.

Adrian also joins Genevieve on a pilgrimage back to the site of her Stepney Green home as a child. As well as happy memories, it has one huge tragic association for her, as you’ll hear. Will going back to her roots mean revisiting the trauma she suffered at the age of nine?

In the studio, Genevieve talks about what mindfulness means and how it can help you raise children – and how you can look after yourself better, whether or not you’re a parent.

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Photo (at Londonpodcast.net):

Adrian & Genevieve in Stepney Green, London E1, April 2017 in a local park
Adrian & Genevieve in Stepney Green, London E1, April 2017

Music by James Taylor (jtq.co.uk)

Presented  and produced by Adrian Lacey (adrianlacey.com) © 2017

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Kurt Ca$h: Monetize This!

Meet American marketing guru Kurt Ca$h, the man who’s going to make the London Podcast make money. And meet the product he’s going to do it with: the Spaghetti Spiralizer Supreme.

Hear the spiralizer in action ‘in a kitchen near you’, together with a studio conversation between Adrian and Kurt. As well as firming up the sponsorship, Kurt has some unique ideas for content. Too unique.

With grateful thanks to the good folks at Utensils Direct.

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Kurt Ca$h is played by Russell Thomas (Twitter: [‘at’] arussthomas)

Mad hatter? Kurt Ca$h photographed in London
Photos (at Londonpodcast.net) Mad hatter? Kurt Ca$h photographed in London
A cat not unlike Felix
A cat not unlike Felix (cardboard box optional)

‘Felix’ appears courtesy of Audrey’s Moggy Management

Music by James Taylor (jtq.co.uk)

Presented  and produced by Adrian Lacey (adrianlacey.com)

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Rana: Making Your Smartphone Smarter! :)

Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Rana el Kaliouby near Regents Park, NW1
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Rana el Kaliouby near Regents Park, NW1

Egyptian American woman Rana el Kaliouby is CEO of Affectiva, an emotion-reading technology company. Adrian Lacey catches up with her in London while she’s in town, and discovers she’s no stranger to the city.

They talk about how her company’s technology could help your smartphone know how you feel, which could have repercussions for the treatment of mental illness and autism – and how it’s already helping sell you Kellogg’s cereals!

Adrian links the show from the beautiful Regent’s Park in NW1, which has had a royal connection since the 16th century.

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Rana’s company: affectiva.com

Richard Kurti: Author, Screenwriter… and ex-Flatmate

Richard Kurti is a two-time author, is BAFTA-nominated, has worked on screenplays for Hollywood studios – and is still trying to forget living with presenter Adrian Lacey yonks ago in Clapham, south west London!

Here he talks in depth about the tragic inspiration for his first book Monkey Wars, and his near-future dystopian second novel Maladapted. Together with Adrian, he revisits their shared Clapham past and reflects on how London – and house prices – have changed since they lived together.

With personal views from – and thanks to – Lucy Carr at a Clapham estate agents.

Author Richard Kurti pictured with his two novels
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Richard Kurti and his two novels

Richard’s website: richardkurti.com

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Kevin Day: the Lost Tapes

OK, so they’re not tapes and they’re not lost. But this is material that’s never been made public before, recorded at Leicester Square in the heart of London’s West End. Alt. comedy standup and writer Kevin Day – who’s written for legends Dave Allen, Ronnie Corbett and Bob Monkhouse and who writes for popular BBC TV news panel show Have I Got News for You – reflects on how he writes and performs, thinks about the late great comedy impresario Addison Cresswell and gives his judgment on the deceased American shock comic Bill Hicks.

Percussion provided by scaffold operatives and the great London rain!

This is a companion show to the special, Comedy in the Capital: You’re Having a Laugh! 🙂 in which you can hear more thoughts from Kevin Day, as well as from Maddie Campion who’s just starting out in comedy and Scott Denyer who’s taken a step back from the mike.

See also Comedy Extra: Stage Rage & the Expert Witness on comedian Lee Hurst’s criminal act – and that’s not his performance…

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Music by James Taylor: jtq.co.uk

Kevin Day at the Comedy Store
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Kevin Day views all his yesterdays at the Comedy Store

Comedy Extra: Stage Rage & the Expert Witness

Imagine you’re at a comedy gig and the comedian stops performing mid-sentence to take a phone from a member of the audience… and it all ends in court. Well that happened to this show’s guest, Garry Green as a member of the audience where top TV comic Lee Hurst was starring. Garry is cross-questioned by Adrian Lacey about that shocking incident.

This edition is a footnote to the Comedy in the Capital London Podcast special starring Kevin Day.

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Music by James Taylor of jazz legends the James Taylor Quartet (jtq.co.uk)

Produced by Adrian Lacey © 2017

Lee Hurst was approached to appear in the show but didn’t get back. The door to the studio’s always open, though, Lee..!

Guest Garry Green
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Saint Garry at the Crown & Sceptre, Fitzrovia, London W1W. Halo model’s own

St Pancras Soundscapes

Take an absorbing virtual aural walk through London’s classic Victorian rail terminus, St Pancras International, on the north side of the capital’s heart.

Hear the changes in atmosphere as Adrian takes you between different parts of the complex, from tube interchange to shopping arcade and onto a statue of British poet Sir John Betjeman. And hear the story of why he should be there.

Listen responsibly, preferably with some nice stereo headphones!

There’s a ‘making of’ blog at adrianlacey.com. And as it references, there’s another example of ‘slow podcasting’ in the edition called Sound of the Underground.

Intro/outro music by James Taylor: jtq.co.uk

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Sir John Betjeman's statue
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): the statue of Sir John Betjeman at St Pancras International
The roof of St Pancras
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): the impressive roof of St Pancras