Tag Archives: Adrian Lacey

‘I Interview Myself’

If talking to yourself is a concern, interviewing yourself is deeply worrying! Here, Adrian opens up – to himself – about how he was drawn to radio, as well as sun and clouds in family life on the outskirts of London. Plus, he’s guilty of industrial quantities of namedropping over his radio hero, Kenny Everett, with whom he worked at BBC Television Centre in west London.

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Photo (at Londonpodcast.net) Adrian reflects on his life in audio
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net) Adrian reflects on his life in audio

Produced and presented by Adrian Lacey, copyright 2017

Twitter: @AdrianLacey01

Email: London [at] adrianlacey.com

Facebook: @theLondonPodcast

Thanks to Richard Sutton for advice and encouragement

Music: Super Bubbly by Jesse Spillane used with thanks under the Creative Commons licence

Top Secret: Brexit Briefing

When a young Royston Lewis-Davidson (not his real name)  looked out over the playing fields of Eaton, he can’t have imagined his future career would come to this. Now a senior civil servant at the Department for Exiting the EU, he finds it challenging to hear some of the more ‘out there’ ideas relating to borders, cakes and fish.

From an unusual part of London’s Whitehall operation, he candidly gives his views on how the Brexit process is going.

A cartoon mole burrowing
Graphic (at Londonpodcast.net): a government mole assesses the public sector burrowing requirement

Royston Lewis-Davidson is played by Russell Thomas – Twitter: @arussthomas

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Produced and presented by Adrian Lacey, copyright 2017

Twitter: @AdrianLacey01

Email: London [at] adrianlacey.com

Facebook: @theLondonPodcast

Music: Super Bubbly by Jesse Spillane used with thanks under the Creative Commons licence

London Borough of Charley!

This show centres on Borough in Southwark, one of the oldest parts of the capital. It demands an experienced guide: meet Charley Harrison of London Tailored Tours.

She takes your round the 1,000-year-old Borough Market, a foodie’s paradise, sampling cheese and oysters along the way. After a reflective moment by the River Thames, hear about a unique cemetery and finish off in a pub with a modern twist called The Gladstone Arms, which boasts a connection to recording stars including Ellie Goulding.

Photo (at Londonpodcast.net) Charley by the Thames with the City behind/London Tailored Tours
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net) Charley by the Thames with the City behind/London Tailored Tours

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Music: Super Bubbly by Jesse Spillane used with thanks under the Creative Commons licence

State of London: A Letter from London

London’s been taking a real hit recently. Three terror attacks in as many months, plus the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington. Newly re-elected Prime Minister has apologised for ‘failures of state’, but what state is London actually in? And, using the word differently,  should it actually be a state of its own?

In this second Letter from London monologue, Adrian Lacey reflects on tragedy, triumph and ‘8.6 million reasons to listen’. There are lighter moments around the M25 and Brighton & Hove. After all, London life must go on…

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Thanks to James Taylor of the James Taylor Quartet for the theme music

The London Eye and Houses of Parliament on the Thames by night
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): The London Eye and Houses of Parliament on the Thames by night

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