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United Kingdom

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English


Episodes

20. Richard Porter - Part Two

12/20/2019
In this episode of The Last Line, James speaks to motoring journalist, Top Gear & Grand Tour script editor, Sniff Petrol founder and one half of Smith & Sniff, Richard Porter. Richard is the author of the book 'And On That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of Top Gear' which offers a behind the scenes insight into the production of the show over the course of its thirteen year run. This year he also released the book How to be Formula One Champion which includes advice on the...

Duration:01:23:33

19. Richard Porter - Part One

12/16/2019
In this episode of The Last Line, James speaks to motoring journalist, Top Gear & Grand Tour script editor, Sniff Petrol founder and one half of Smith & Sniff, Richard Porter. Richard is the author of the book 'And On That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of Top Gear' which offers a behind the scenes insight into the production of the show over the course of its thirteen year run. This year he also released the book How to be Formula One Champion which includes advice on the...

Duration:00:59:28

18. Stuart Goldsmith

12/9/2019
In the latest episode of The Last Line, James talks to comedian and podcast host Stuart Goldsmith. Stuart is a stand up comedian and former street performer who in 2012 started The Comedian's Comedian podcast in which he interviews comedians about the craft of writing and performing stand up comedy. At the time of writing this podcast description, The Comedian's Comedian has 319 episodes and the list of guests is mind-boggling. Generally if you can think of a stand up comedian they've...

Duration:01:05:14

17. Gordon Buchanan

10/11/2019
On this episode of The Last Line, James chats with wildlife filmmaker and presenter Gordon Buchanan. Gordon began his career as a camera assistant to for survival cameraman Nick Gordon and has since gone on to produce variety of wildlife documentaries for the BBC including The Polar Bear Family & Me which famously saw Gordon sitting inside a transparent cube while a polar bear tried to gain entry. Gordon has recently returned from Russia where he has been filming a new programme that is...

Duration:00:58:00

16. Mick West

9/30/2019
In this episode of The Last Line James chats to science writer, skeptical investigator and conspiracy debunker Mick West. He is the creator of the websites Contrail Science and Metabunk which endeavour to provide scientific evidence to debunk pseudoscientific claims such as chemtrails, UFOs and conspiracy theories. In 2018, Mick released the book Escaping the Rabbit Hole. How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic and Respect and in 2019 started his podcast Tales From The Rabbit...

Duration:00:59:30

15. Alex Lowe

8/12/2019
In this episode of The Last Line, James chats to actor and comedian Alex Lowe. Alex has appeared in numerous television and film projects and is well known for his short but memorable appearance in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights as psychic Clinton Baptiste. Alex continues to play the character of Clinton to this day and his podcast Clinton Baptiste's Paranormal Podcast is in its second series. Alex is also the creator and voice behind another legendary comedy character, Barry from Watford who...

Duration:01:03:48

14. Stephen Tobolowsky

7/20/2019
In this episode of The Last Line, James talks to one of the most prolific actors in film and television, Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen has appeared in over 200 films with his IMDb page listing (at the time of writing this description) 256 acting credits in film and television including such projects as Groundhog Day, Memento, Spaceballs, Great Balls of Fire, Freaky Friday, One Day At A Time, The Goldbergs, Silicon Valley, Heroes and many many more. Stephen is also known for his podcast, The...

Duration:01:10:23

13. Jake Meyer

7/5/2019
In this episode of The Last Line, James talks to mountaineer Jake Meyer about his summit of K2 a year ago. K2 is often referred to as 'The Savage Mountain' as it is generally considered to be one of the most dangerous mountains to climb. It is the second highest behind Mount Everest and is the mountain with the highest fatality to summit rate, about one person dies for every four that reach the summit. Jake reached the summit last year after two unsuccessful attempts and he tells the story...

Duration:01:04:32

12. Sir John Curtice

6/21/2019
In this episode of The Last Line, James talks to political scientist and Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Sir John Curtice. Sir John is a Senior Research Fellow at The National Centre of Social Research and is particularly interested in electoral behaviour and researching political and social attitudes. He serves as President of the British Polling Council, vice-chair of the Economic and Social Data's Advisory Committee and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of...

Duration:01:01:56

11. Nick Helm

6/7/2019
After a long hiatus, The Last Line is back! In this episode James talks to comedian, actor and musician Nick Helm. Nick has been performing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since the early 2000s and came to prominence with his 2010 show Keep Hold of the Gold. His 2011 follow-up, Dare To Dream was nominated for the Fosters best comedy show award and won Dave's award for the funniest joke of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe. Nick regularly appears on television in shows such as 8 Out of 10...

Duration:01:02:37

10. Jerry Buting

10/22/2018
In the tenth episode of The Last Line, James talks to criminal defence attorney, star of 'Making a Murderer' and author of 'Illusion of Justice: Inside Making A Murderer and America's Broken System', Jerry Buting. During their conversation they discuss the problems with the justice system in America, the benefits of the filming of trials, Jerry's faith and battle with cancer and why people are more drawn towards a job in prosecution than defence. Jerry Buting has worked as a criminal...

Duration:01:16:31

09. Harald Grosskopf & Eberhard Kranemann (Krautwerk)

9/18/2018
In the ninth episode of The Last Line, James chats to German electronic music pioneers Harald Grosskopf & Eberhard Kranemann of newly formed outfit Krautwerk. During their conversation they discuss the lack of experimentation in modern music, the need for imperfections in art and how growing up in post-war Germany influenced their music. Harald and Eberhard are both influential names in the world of German electronic music. Harald played drums on early work by Klaus Shulze before recording...

Duration:00:44:34

08. David Neiwert

9/5/2018
In the eighth episode of The Last Line, James talks to journalist and blogger David Neiwert about everything from Alex Jones's removal from iTunes, Spotify and YouTube to conspiracy theories and their love for New Zealand film director Taika Waititi. David hails from the United States and formally wrote for MSNBC.com where he won the National Press Club Award for Distinguised Online Journalism in 2000 for his series on domestic terrorism. He is the writer of several books, his latest being...

Duration:00:58:21

07. James Toseland

8/21/2018
In the seventh episode of The Last Line, James talks to Two-Time World Superbike Champion and Lead Singer of Toseland, James Toseland. Recorded outside the pub at the end of the road they both live on they focus on how one moves on from having to give up what they love early in life and rebuild a new life and career. Apologies for the background noise, as this episode was recorded outside there will be vehicle noises present. James Toseland was the World Superbike Champion in 2004 and 2007...

Duration:01:04:13

06. Jack Bourke (City Calm Down)

7/30/2018
In the sixth episode of The Last Line, James chats to Jack Bourke of the band City Calm Down. Recorded backstage ahead of their gig at The London Borderline in May of 2018, they discuss everything from physical music sales, the prospect of AI created songs, the difficulty of balancing a full time job with a music and why James should never write interview questions late at night. City Calm Down hail from Melbourne Australia, they have released two studio albums, In A Restless House (2015)...

Duration:00:47:35

05. Ellie Flynn

7/16/2018
In the fifth episode of The Last Line, James talks to investigative journalist and documentary presenter Ellie Flynn. Recorded in March of 2018, they cover everything from Ellie's documentary Rent For Sex which investigated landlords advertising their properties for free in exchange for sexual favours, our thoughts and insecurities around conducting interviews and being interviewed and Ellie's experience with the world of catfishing. Ellie has written for an extensive list of magazines and...

Duration:00:46:02

04. Tom Williams

7/2/2018
In the fourth episode of The Last Line, James talks to singer/songwriter Tom Williams. Recorded in February of 2018, they cover everything from Tom's latest album All Change, his other job teaching music and songwriting to school children, pop music, the merits of buying physical music and their views on a certain red headed singing megastar who plays a tiny guitar. Tom came to prominence with the band Tom Williams & The Boat who released three albums between 2010 and 2014. They were...

Duration:00:49:35

03. Shaun Attwood

6/19/2018
In the third episode of The Last Line, James talks to author, activist and former ecstasy kingpin Shaun Attwood. Recorded in May of 2018, they cover everything from life and violence in prison, corruption in the justice system, Shaun's book on Making a Murderer's Steven Avery, mafia boss Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano and whether James would end up as someone's prison bitch. Born in Widnes, Shaun moved to Arizona as a young man and within a few years he had already become a millionaire on the...

Duration:00:58:16

02. J. Willgoose Esq. (Public Service Broadcasting)

6/4/2018
In the second episode of The Last Line, James talks to J. Willgoose Esq. of the band, Public Service Broadcasting. Recorded in January of 2018 they cover everything from creative processes, peforming at Brixton Academy, being interviewed and even the trials and tribulations of being a Wimbledon F.C. supporter. Public Service Broadcasting are a pseudonymous musical group that set new music to old public information films, archive footage and propoganda material. They work closely with...

Duration:00:58:07

01. Shaun Keaveny

5/22/2018
In the first episode of The Last Line, James talks to BBC 6Music Breakfast host Shaun Keaveny. Recorded in February of 2018 they cover everything from comedy influences, dealing with criticism, delivering huge news to radio audiences and James manages to get some tips on how to conduct a good interview. Shaun has presented the breakfast show on 6Music since 2007 and you'll often hear him pop up on other stations such as Radio 2 and Radio 4. Shaun also has a podcast exclusive to Spotify...

Duration:00:50:52