Barfe and Owen's Qualcast
By Barfe and Owen's Qualcast
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||CleanQualcast 28 – Celebrity Urinals||It's been a while, hasn't it? In this podcast, the podcasters discuss podcasts.||13 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQualcast 27 – Christmas Special – Trump’s Nuclear A******e||Musings on the festive selections in Aldi, the heat death of the universe, the futility of experts and crappy spoof accounts.||24 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQualcast 26: Right Up Your Way with Brian Johnston||Matters arising: The conspiracy of conspiracy blogs, the Children's Adult Film Foundation, Crimewatch – the Movie, Yoko Ono's obsession with wrestling, Ronald Allen's darkest hour, the travelogues of Jack Woolgar, the truth about the BBC2 launch night||27 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQualcast 25: The Revolution Will Be Pay-Per-View||A new age in Qualcasting begins now, with the first edition to be recorded while both parties are in the same room, drinking tea and eating crumpets. The subjects covered include the hitherto unacknowledged debt owed to David Jacobs by Alexei Sayle,||29 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQualcast 24 – Quantum of Florets||Matters arising: Jon Voight's fraught relationship with Ginsters products, a hard rain of Golden Roses of Montreux over the Bay of Biscay, John 'Biffo' Bindon's short-lived career as a Beano cartoon character, the arthouse hinterland of Robin Askwith,||11 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQualcast 23 – Fun with Calvados||Feeling festive? This should knock all of the goodwill out of you, with all of the backstage gossip about Wincey Willis, Bill Grundy and the Profumo affair, to say nothing of the connection between 1980s 'yoof' TV and fly fishing or audiobooks for the .||15 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQualcast 22 – Carney and Connery||Barfe and Owen show a return to form with that difficult 22nd Qualcast. I have no idea what that means, but it's the sort of thing music journalists write. In reality, it's roughly the same as it's ever been. This time out,||14 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQualcast 21 – Rubbing It In||It's been a while. Matt has had a change of career that brings him into contact with all manner of interesting people. Other subjects under discussion include Papa Doc Duvalier's years at Teddington Lock and the hardcore porn remake of Antiques Roadshow||20 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQualcast 20 – Treading Gingerly||There are aspects of Ginger Baker's career that he'd rather nobody remembered. We remember them, and we do so in this week's Qualcast at hideous length. We also cover Joe Bugner's abortive sitcom career and John Lennon's attempts to branch out into cou.||16 5 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQualcast 19 – Farage Rocher||Has it really been three months? Yes, it has. A lot has happened, so in this bumper 'return to form' Qualcast, we catch up on recent events, going into the lavs with Nigel Farage and Mike Read, while Bill Giles goes full Icke.||21 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Selby is A Bloody Menace
I first heard Louis Barfe and Matt Owen on Spike Nesmith's 'Too Grumpy Critics'podcast. The American based Scotsman furthered the Proustian aura of his own podcast by having vintage UK TV enthusiasts and comedy writers Louis Barfe and Matt Owen as guests.
The result was brilliantly funny.
Beginning their own podcast was the natural progression and the result is edifying for the vintage - or Cream era - tv fan, while near-death inducingly hilarious in the segments where the natural comedians' conversation career off into flights of fancy.
Imagine Derek and Clive spinning Alan Moore style scenarios where no boundaries exist between 1970s Hollywood and regional UK television, or a time and place where today's multi million, golden handcuff deals were sown into, say, the contracts of crackerjack presenters.
The tone is that of the most hilarious pub conversation you have ever heard between two men who know their stuff and spin off the odd deadly accurate impression or two to boot - Matt Owen's off the cuff Michael Caine is perhaps the best I've ever heard.
This is funnier and more baroque than most career-furthering famous comedians' podcasts on the market. You will become addicted to it... and begin furtively glancing out of your lounge window to see if actor Tony Selby is about to caber-toss a lawnmower through it.
Download and enjoy!
A hoot! No, a real hoot!
Louis hasn't lost any of the cutting wit he possessed when he edited the SCAT newspaper in Lancaster 34 years ago. Well worth a listen.
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