The Butcher's Apron
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The Butcher's Apron is a theme-time radio show that invites and explores the unexpected. Each month Emma Gibson and Nadine Monem comb the stretch of this peculiar land to bring you fascinating stories and unheard voices from Britain’s soft underside. These good stories are punctuated by some of the best music you’ve never heard, and stitched together with a high degree of sound craft, making the listening experience as enjoyable as it is interesting. The Butcher’s Apron: we think it’s essential for a life worth living.
||CleanThe Doctor||The Doctor: The world’s first heart operation using a remote control-operated robotic arm took place in the UK, and long-distance surgery is quickly becoming a viable option for patients who live far away from the life-saving expertise they need. TBA spend a day with a an expert surgeon, and his robot, to investigate how new technologies are helping to save lives.||1 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Farmer||The Doctor: The world’s first heart operation using a remote control-operated robotic arm took place in the UK, and long-distance surgery is quickly becoming a viable option for patients who live far away from the life-saving expertise they need. TBA spend a day with a an expert surgeon, and his robot, to investigate how new technologies are helping to save lives.||1 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Little Match Girl Strikes Back||A sweetly funny re-telling of the classic winter tale. Written by Nadine Monem and performed by Marie Rabe||2 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParallel||Parallel is an off-beat poetic Christmas tale about coming home to yourself. Written by celebrated UK poet Luke Kennard and performed by Neil McCormack.||19 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Voice of Christmas Future||The real life tale of an American teenager who sees the future in more ways than one. A heartwarming Christmas tale.||12 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Buckled Oven Tray||A heartwarming story of a little boy who wrecks his father's prized oven tray, but repairs their relationship in the process. Written by Patrick Langley, performed by Tom Adams.||8 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unsung Carol of Jacob Marley||A dramatic re-telling of the classic A Christmas Carol, told from the perspective of the unfortunate Jacob Marley. This podcast is so Christmassey it will make your blood run mulled wine. Written by Daniel Barnes and performed by Andrew MacBean.||28 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngry Jane||Story-teller Vanessa Woolf re-tells a wintery Korean folk tale, with a south London twist.||21 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Asakawa Christmas Party||The real life tale of an American in Japan, teaching kids about his home-town Christmas rituals (with unexpected results).||14 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatitude Festival||Emma and Nadine roam this year's festival to bring you the best of the arts programme. You'll hear exclusive interviews with Jon Ronson, Bob & Roberta Smith, Luke Kennard and Viv Albertine, along with some (rum-fuelled) poet hunting and dramatic electrical storms. Something for everyone.||5 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeats #6 The Magician||In this sixth and final episode of The Butcher's Apron 'Meats', Emma and Nadine meet 'The Magician'. Laura London is the resident magician at the London Hippodrome Casino and the youngest female magician ever to be inducted into the hallowed Magic Circle. Specialising in sleight of hand 'close-up' magic, she has some (flame red) hair-raising stories to boot. Here she speaks to The Butcher’s Apron about tricks, tipples and the power of illusion.||11 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeats # 5 The Takeaway Man||In this fifth episode of The Butcher’s Apron ‘Meats’, Emma and Nadine interview street vendor and spiritual snacker Angus Denoon. Known as the proprietor of Everybody Love Love The Jhal Muri Express, Angus’s adventures around Kolkata have educated him in the way of thoughtful snacking, and earned him a reputation as one of London’s favourite resident eccentrics. Whether you see him tootling along with his colourful trolley or serving from the back of his flower filled ‘stop me and buy one’ truck, there is more to Angus than meets the eye. Here he talks to The Butcher’s Apron about spices, the streets and the art of snacking well.||4 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeats #4 The Believer||The Butcher’s Apron ‘Meats’ In this fourth episode of The Butcher’s Apron ‘Meats’, Emma and Nadine interview writer, publisher, curator, musician and now film-maker Mark Pilkington. Known as the proprietor of Strange Attractor Press (who ‘celebrate unpopular culture’ in literature and art), Mark travelled to America with co-director John Lundberg in search of the truth behind the UFO enigma, uncovering more than they bargained for. Here Mark talks to The Butcher's Apron about his film Mirage Men, the power of belief, and having friends in high places.||26 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeats #2 The Woodcutter||In this third episode of The Butcher's Apron 'Meats', Emma and Nadine interview wood-dwelling craftsman Barnaby Carder. Better known as Barn the Spoon, he now spends his days sitting in a London shop-front, painstakingly whittling wooden spoons. Having spent three years travelling around forests - sleeping in the woods and carving spoons from the trees, he has finally embraced a "normal" way of life. Here Barn talks to The Butcher's Apron about expertise, experiences and enjoying the simple things.||21 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeats #2 The Policeman||In this second episode of The Butcher2019s Apron 'Meats' , Emma and Nadine interview Shomrim volunteer Shulem Stern. In Hebrew Shomrim means "watchers" or "guards" and is the name given to organisations of volunteer Jewish civilian patrols which have been set up in Hasidic neighbourhoods all over the world. On the beat 24 hours a day, this is a neighbourhood watch like no other, and one you probably didn2019t know existed. Here, Shulem talks to The Butcher's Apron about suspects, spirituality and saving the day.||12 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeats #1 - The Taxi Driver||In this first episode of The Butcher’s Apron ‘Meats’ , Emma and Nadine interview taxi driver Mark McGowan. Mark, better known as ‘The Artist Taxi Driver’, has been making political art for over a decade. Originally associated with the YBAs, today Mark is best known for his incendiary rants and outlandish stunts. Here, he talks to The Butcher’s Apron about art, work and the big breakfast.||6 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagination Show 6||The Butcher's Apron x The Festival of Imagination 6. We gaze deep into the future with Dr Vincent Walsh, Jeremy Deller, Ordinary Ltd, Minimaforms and singer Lee John.||22 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagination Show 5||The Butcher's Apron x The Festival of Imagination 5. We have an epiphany with Susan Quilliam, Dominic Wilcox and Dawn Davies and hear from Manchester's festival outpost.||15 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagination Show 4||The Butcher's Apron x The Festival of Imagination 4. We look deep into Vision with Technology Will Save Us, Jeanette Winterson, Miranda Sawyer & Nick Southgate and The Vitamins.||8 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagination Show 3||The Butcher's Apron x The Festival of Imagination 3. We dig deep into intuition with Carol Ann Duffy plus live interviews with Dan Hurley, Nancy Fouts and Suzanne Lee.||6 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagination Show 2||The Butcher's Apron x The Festival of Imagination 2. We delve into the creative process: live interviews with Marcus Fairs, Cathy Haynes, The Cloud Appreciation Society and Agi Haines...||28 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagination Show 1||The Butcher's Apron x The Festival of Imagination at Selfridges: Show 1. We explode into action with live interviews from Selfridges' creative directors, the School of Life, Dr Dance, Super/Collider, Lost Lectures and more!||20 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMistakes_||Mistakes_||6 1 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunion||Communion||27 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesire||Desire||28 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unknown||The Unknown||1 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHunger||Hunger||1 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Game||The Game||14 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeed||Speed||13 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeginnings||Beginnings||12 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBelief||Belief||11 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDarkness||Darkness||10 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
I agree with Enid! Just wonderful!
A marriage of the ingenious and the bizarre...
You won't find anything else like this on the airwaves. Ridiculously forward thinking, intelligent and funny.