August 20, 2016

This podcast starts with conversations about the financial impact 'Creamfields' has on local businesses. Under a mid August blood red full moon, I talk to my local handyman mate Tom about the Daresbury dance festival whilst we sit outside Stockton Heath's Red Lion before moving inside to talk to Tony the landlord.

I talk to another Tom too. You will know him as the owner of Stockton Heath's upmarket restaurant and music venue 'Tom at 101'.  We don't talk about the restaurant. Instead, we talk about another of Tom's passions - keeping bees and making honey.

I also talk to Ash - a really nice guy who has bought the franchise for 'So-Stockton Heath'. He explains the details about his new community based local website focussed on the Stockton Heath area. Have a look - www.so-stocktonheath.co.uk

Finally, you'll hear me make a fool of myself on WireFM's 'Tony Horne Radio Show'.

Once you've listened, why not call into Tom @ 101 and buy some of Tom's honey. You'll love it.



Reservoir Jogs

August 14, 2016

After having a beer in Stockton Heath with Johnny Zebra of ZEBRA REMOVALS, I was motivated to get a bit fitter after seeing him lose 4 stones in 4 months.

Here's part of our conversation outside Costello's. And my walk (not a jog) down to Walton Reservoir. Or, is it Appleton Reservoir?




Let it Be

August 9, 2016

When I'm feeling down, my beautiful princess sings to me.

She learned 'Let It Be' for a school show about two years ago, and hasn't sung it since.

I recorded her on my iPhone as she sang it from memory, and without any music.

Not sure I could have remembered the melody from a song I sang once two years ago - and without music.

So, despite it not (understandably) being perfect, I thought I'd create a short podcast here of her singing it to me last week in the kitchen.

Stick one of these mics on your iPhone and you'll be able to get good quality audio.




Ghost Writing Busting

July 31, 2016

Ostensibly about Ghost Writing, I talk to radio legend and in demand 'Ghost Writer' Tony Horne about many things. As usual for my interview podcasts, there is no script or notes used.

Here, Tony showed me exactly how it's done. The man weaves words like nobody I know. He's a genius.

We simply sat around his garden, gorged on his BBQ and talked like old friends. Yet, this was our first ever meeting.

Tony makes it sound so easy. I was in awe.

Owing to us being under a slowly setting sun, you'll hear birds on the breeze and the roar of planes overhead too. I won't say where Tony's 'garden' is - but it's utterly delightful.

There is also an appearance from Liverpool band 'The Kulaks'.

Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!


iPhone iWalk

July 26, 2016

For this quick podcast, I thought I'd use my iPhone to record my wander across the fields. The audio quality is not as good as normal but I thought I'd try the inferior quality of the iPhone  just to see how it would turn out. Anyway, that's why!


Bee Hive

July 25, 2016

I had a really interesting talk with children's author Simon Adepetun about his recently published novel 'The Bee Hive'. It is illustrated by his daughter Toni. It's available in good bookshops and on Amazon too. Check it out.


Real Backing Tracks

June 30, 2016
In this podcast, I chat to Craig Smith - the director of a new backing tracks company based in south Warrington.

His company produces backing tracks that are played by real musicians for singers and instrumentalists.

We had a coffee in my studio and chatted about his brand new company.

Check his website - www.realbacking.com

Daresbury Hall Inferno

June 29, 2016

Here is a short podcast about the history of Daresbury Hall.


A Less Wonderland

May 28, 2016
A purposely confusing podcast here about Lewis Carroll and the delights of Daresbury and visiting 'a less wonderland' London.

C'mon - 'A Less Wonderland' is a good pun!

Love Forever

May 22, 2016

Quite a lot of people have asked me to create further podcasts where I simply walk with my daughters. So, here's one!

There is no real focus to it other than we walked down the lane next to our house and across to Walton reservoir whilst talking about their upcoming school trips to Venice and Anglesey.

It was a hot late May day and I show off my botany skills!