Freshaphonica | The Audio Documentary Podcast
By Ben Clarke
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Freshaphonica is an audio documentary podcast looking at fascinating stories from music entertainment history, written & presented by Benjamin Clarke. Each documentary is interspersed with music clips, interview clips and narration, telling the story of an interesting aspect of that episode's subject. If you're a fan of the BBC Radio documentary style, you'll love this!
||CleanFP 06 – Curtis Mayfield – The Soundtracks||This Freshaphonica episode explores the six movie soundtracks that Curtis Mayfield composed between 1972 – 1977. Before completing his first soundtrack, Superfly, in 1972, Curtis had already had been in the music business for around 15 years.||28 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFP 05 – Beyond The Beatles Part 4 – John Lennon||In this Freshaphonica episode, I take a look at the wide range of side projects John Lennon had during the 1960s, outside of his career with The Beatles. These include, books, experimental films & music, a quest for peace & more...||25 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFP 04 – Beyond The Beatles Part 3 – Paul McCartney||In This Freshaphonica episode, I take a look at Paul McCartney's projects outside the Beatles in the late 60s, including his work with Badfinger & Jimi Hendrix. I explore the stories behind his first 2 solo albums & the injustice of the poor critical r...||19 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFP 03 – Beyond The Beatles Part 2 – Ringo Starr||In this Freshaphonica episode, I look at the early solo career of Ringo Starr, which included some experimental movie roles, as well as a very underated early solo career which was arguably more successful than his former bandmates...||17 6 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFP 02 – Beyond The Beatles Part 1 – George Harrison||In this Freshaphonica episode, I take a look at the story behind George Harrison's first solo album, Wonderwall Music (1968). A soundtrack to British-made movie Wonderwall, George's soundtrack became the first solo release by any Beatle.||26 1 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFP 01 – Being Jimi Hendrix||In this Freshaphonica episode, I take a sympathetic look at Jimi Hendrix through interview clips, music and analysis. 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of his birth and this documentary celebrates the life and career of a talent that was cut devastatingl...||24 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Having been a fan of Hendrix for many years this was a great reminder of his talents. Well produced and with some good insights into Hendrix's life I highly recommend a listen. Looking forward to more podcasts from Freshaphonica in the near future.
FRRESH - Jimi Documentary
As a huge fan of musicology I had high hopes for this offering. Listening to the Hendrix episode I thought it was thorough, entertaining & well produced.. Really enjoyed it & very interested to hear what else will appear on Freshaphonica in future!
Very professional . . .
I really enjoyed the Hendrix episode. Very well done. I learnt a lot.