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Podrophenia 12th Year Anniversary Part 1 - 01/07

Podrophenia 12th Year Anniversary Part 1 - 01/07

July 3, 2021

We celebrate 12 years *gulp* of Podrophenia. With part one of a double-whamiversary - Piley and Mondo are both bringing in tunes fitted around a mystery theme - who'll be first to crack the clues and unravel the theme!

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Sunshine Of Your Love - Spanky Wilson

Red Morning Light - Kings Of Leon

Hazy Osterwald Jet Set  - Swinging London

Cannonball - The Breeders

Superstrut - The ABC Hit Bands

Emmylou - First Aid Kit

Blue Coat Man - Eddie Boyd

The Last Gas - Embrace

Kraak & Smaak - Hotel Sorriso

1969 - Iggy & The Stooges

Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) - Sparks

Comin' Home - Tracks Four

Belgium Tom's Hat Trick - Whitesnake

Have A Cup Of Tea - The Kinks

Three Button Hand me Down - The Faces

Dead Man's Curve  - The Carpenters


Podrophenia - Live, Unlocked & Lucky Dips - June 2001

Podrophenia - Live, Unlocked & Lucky Dips - June 2001

June 3, 2021
Behold just a few tunes from our recent *LIVE* Podrophenia - in which we bring you a double whammy of themes (any guesses from the pic?). There are new tunes from LOUDwomen, Eight Rounds Rapid, The Helicopter of The Holy Ghost and Buskr...
Sonically we take you from a streaking themed instrumental album, to Middle Eastern funk a reggae refit of a Carpenters classic to the vocal (and original) version of Leone's spaghetti western theme..

Apex Manor - Asked and Answered

Mr Jukes - Vibrate

Joe Bataan - Keep the Change

Joel Sarakula - Sunshine

Loud Women - Reclaim These Streets

Eight Rounds Rapid - Ageing Athlete

Holly Cook - Superstar

Wanda Jackson - Whirlpool

Peter Tevis - Pastures of Plenty

Wolf Alice - Smile

Ramano - Fella Juicy 

The Helicopter of the Holy Ghost - Slow Down

Jean-Claude Pelletier - No Tax for Streakers

The Ethiopians - Sufferer 

Buskr - Numbers and Codes 

Podrophenia - Railway Cuttings with special guest The Bongolian - May 2021

Podrophenia - Railway Cuttings with special guest The Bongolian - May 2021

May 6, 2021

A double whammy celebration wherein we tip our collective hats to The Railway Hotel, (RIP) with Piley, Mondo and Lord Hastings spinning in a selection of Railway faves they've played from the pulpit...

And buckle up as two of the most blazing players ever to fizz-up a gig at The Railway - Trev and Nasser of Big Boss Man and The Bongolian, talk us through tracks from the new Bongolian album  - Harlem Hipshake, plus provide a primer on best Latin and reggae albums for newbies, remember the lively nights at Blow Up club and demo Hammond and percussive techniques for beginners

All this in two hours - tune in and chow down


Groovin' With Mr Bloe - Mr Bloe

Don't Be Angry - Nappy Brown

Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman

Satisfaction' - Una Valli

Get Down With It - Little Richard

El Beardo - The Bongolian

Harlem Hipshake - The Bongolian

East Side Rumble - The Bongolian

Soul Drums on 110th Street - The Bongolian

Manhattan Cornbread - The Bongolian

She's Got Everything - The Kinks

Get Back - Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes

Explosion - Eli 'Paperboy' Reid

Just A Gigalo - Louis Prima

Hit The Road Jack (Pe Na Estrada) - Mo'Horizons

Enjoy Yourself - Prince Buster


Podrophenia - In Conversation With Chris Constantinou 8/04

Podrophenia - In Conversation With Chris Constantinou 8/04

April 8, 2021

The April Podrophenia is a rockin' rollin' conversation' with Chris Constantinou!

From his early days with Drill (and a debut show in Southend no less!), touring with Slade, travelling the world with Adam Ant, Live Aid, working with Chas Chandler, Annabella Lwin, The Dandy Warhols, The Wolfmen.... right up to latest projects The Mutants (Wilko Johnson, Norman Watt-Roy, Wayne Kramer), One Thousand Motels (with Rat Scabies) and Rude GRL & CC it's all there!

Including stories you'll have never heard or read anywhere else! Plus a playlist of tunes from across his varied career. 


Two Eyes AKA Naina - Dahler Mehndi feat The Wolfmen

Walking Wounded - The Mutants

Like Wow - RudeGRL & CC

Rain - One Thousand Motels

When The Rabbits Got The Gun - One Thousand Motels

B-Side Baby - Adam Ant

Ride A White Swan - T-Rex

54-46 Was My Number - Toots & The Maytals

Podrophenia 11/03 - Religion

Podrophenia 11/03 - Religion

March 11, 2021

Brothers, sisters and inbetweeners - could you all kindly turn to the P section of your theological scriptures as tonight Podrophenia brings you a 'religion' themed edition. Matt Boulter is our guest previewing tunes from his due-soon album Clifftown, and discussing his companion podcast (also called Clifftown). We've got newbie tunes from Vix 20 and Bob Collum. Two religious quizzes - and records gathering together Buddhas, gospel setups, witches and biblical references..


Personal Jesus - Richard Cheese

Turn On Your Light - Barry St John

Midnight Movies - M.G Boulter

Bishop's Robes - Radiohead

Lay Lady Lay - The Brothers & Sisters with Edna Wright

Covenant Woman - Bob Dylan

Jesus Gave Me Water - Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers

Saved - Bob Collum

Cowboys Dream - The Wolfmen

Stories Often Told - The Sadies

Soft White Belly - M.G Boulter

Pilate - M.G Boulter

Broken Melody - Vix20

Witches Spell - AC/DC

Jesus The Mexican Boy - Iron & Wine

Buddha Of Suburbia - David Bowie



M.G Boulter music, info & news at


You can pre-order M G Boulter’s new album, Clifftown (CD/LP/DL) here


The Clifftown Podcast is available on Spotify & iTunes 


Podrophenia Love In - Hearts, Flowers & Chocolates - Feb 2021

Podrophenia Love In - Hearts, Flowers & Chocolates - Feb 2021

February 11, 2021

Rockers, rollers, new romantics and old romantics - settle in for Podrophenia's Love-in podcast. Where Piley, Lord Hastings and Mondo will be pleasuring your lugs with two hours of tuneage - themed around, hearts, flowers and Champagne. 

There'll be a Valentine's quiz, love songs rendered to 8 bit Sega style editions, and smoochy tunes played on a tuba.

And a live a 'performance' of three eighties hits on a 1982 Casio VL Tone keyboard......



We Are All In Love          New York Dolls

Flowers Of Romance       PIL

Home In Your Heart        Solomon Burke

Valentine                         Richard Hawley

It’s All Over Now             The Valentinos

Come For Me                   Sunflower Ben

The Flowers Of London   Whitey

Walnut Whirl                    Peter Noone

Love The Way You Leave Me       Marti Caine

Candy Man                        Sammy Davis Jnr

A Glass Of Champagne     Sailor

Get The Blessing               Toggle Buttons

Weekender                        Flowered Up

Loverman                          Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Countdown Love              The Waldos

Driving South                   Stone Roses

Podrophenia Jan 21 - Bowie Scrapbook

Podrophenia Jan 21 - Bowie Scrapbook

January 14, 2021

Being five years since Major Dave left his capsule - Podrophenia  celebrates the life of a widescreen genius by way of a scrapbook of Bowieness. Outtakes, alt-takes, oddities, curiousities and some live tunes from Dave 'Woodmansey' Woodcock…

Strap in for a playlist that spins in: Young Americans extras, TOTP albums covering Bowie, overlooked B sides - and two quizzes…..

1)Bowie lyric or Eno Oblique Strategy. 

2) Guess the song from the shonky Thai translation.. (Ground control to Magic Town etc…)


Who Can I Be Now? - David Bowie
Hang On To Yourself (Bowie At The Beeb) - David Bowie
In The Heat Of The Morning -  The Last Shadow Puppets
Look Back In Anger - David Bowie
Andy Warhol - Dana Gillespie
Let’s Dance (Demo) - David Bowie
Stay (Live at Nassau) - David Bowie
China Girl - Iggy Pop
Sweat Head - David Bowie
‘’Heroes’’ - Top Of The Poppers
The Gospel According To Tony Day - David Bowie
Lady Stardust - Dave Woodcock & Wendy Solomon
Oh You Pretty Things - Dave Woodcock & Wendy Solomon
Jean Genie - Dave Woodcock & Wendy Solomon
Suffragette City -  Dave Woodcock & Wendy Solomon
Mother - David Bowie

Podrophenia Advent

Podrophenia Advent

December 17, 2020

For the last Podro of 2020 we roll out the Podrophenic Advent Calendar - who knows what lies behind each door? It could be Nu-Yacht, Matt Berry, The Bongolian, Cherry Bombs, The Band - possibly even all of the above and more ...


There'll definitely be a Christmas Quiz, what happened to Pan Pipe albums - and Eric Hall remembered. It's all herein… 

In Trouble – Joel Sarakula
Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
Need Your Love – Tennis
Streets of Calcutta – Ananda Shanker
No Friend of Mine – The Swamprats
Last Class 302 Out Of Chalkwell – Happiness On The Misery Line – Ciclismo
Something In My Eye – Matt Berry
Rockin’ Chair – The Band
Mojito Time Baby – The Bongolian
Who Do You Think You Are – Candlewick Green
Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie – Odds & Ends
Juke Box (Young Pulse Remix) – Francoise Hardy
Kokomo – The Beach Boys
Hurry Sundown – Little Richard
Christmas in L.A - Vulfpeck
Sleepwalk – The Shadows

Podrophenia - LOCKDOWN ll

Podrophenia - LOCKDOWN ll

November 19, 2020

Midway through Lockdown version 2 - Piley, Mondo and Lord Hastings select some tracks and tunes that have been revisited, discovered, buzzed about  and generally given a repeat runout to assist in getting through these strange days..

And we've got a two quizzes -

Nut or No Nut.. what's your nut knowledge like?
And Remembered songs from Generally Rotten Films


Boys Wanna Be Her - Peaches
Rare Air – Mildlife
Shirley Crabtree – Len Price 3
Love & Affection – Ike White
Running Out – Judy White
Faded Love – Elvis Presley
Dean Town – Vulfpeck
Mr Soul – The Everly Brothers
Back In This Place – Buskr
You’re Breaking My Heart – Harry Nilson
Tut Tut Tut Tut – Gillian Hills
Deeper – Deep Purple
You’re Only Human – Billy Joel
The Spider & The Fly – The Damned
My Own Version of You – Bob Dylan
Go! – Public Service Broadcasting
The Treasure - Manassas

Podrophenia Every Record Tells More Stories - with Steve Carr

Podrophenia Every Record Tells More Stories - with Steve Carr

October 22, 2020


He's back - and he's brought his new book with him. Steve Carr makes his third appearance in the pod, choosing tunes, relating R 'n' R tales and handy tips for the vinyl buyer (wood glue and toothpicks anyone?) taken from the freshly pressed volume Every Record Tells a Story

And a bonus quiz - Blue or False. Is it a real Blue Oyster Cult title or Fake Blues


John Lennon with Cheap Trick – I’m Losing You
Our Mutual Friend – The Divine Comedy
Try Matty’s – Aretha Franklin
I Did You No Wrong – Axl Rose & Steve Jones
In The Ghetto (Take 13) – Elvis Presley
Walk On Gilded Splinters – Cher
Love The One Your With – The Isley brothers
Superstition – Beck, Bogart, Appice, Stevie Wonder
Perfect – Sean Burke
They Came The Last Day Of May – Blue Oyster Cult
Miss Shapiro – 801
T.U.S.A – Masters Of Reality
Lost Chance - Soft Cell

Every Record Tells A Story by Steve Carr

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