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Welcome to NOW We're Talking, a new podcast where three men attempt to review the entire UK series of Now That's What I Call Music, a famous pop compilation album that has reached its 100th incarnation. Come with us on an odyssey through the land of music and beyond, as we take you from 1983 right up to the present day in our cultural cruise through the computer age of pop!

Welcome to NOW We're Talking, a new podcast where three men attempt to review the entire UK series of Now That's What I Call Music, a famous pop compilation album that has reached its 100th incarnation. Come with us on an odyssey through the land of music and beyond, as we take you from 1983 right up to the present day in our cultural cruise through the computer age of pop!
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United Kingdom

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Welcome to NOW We're Talking, a new podcast where three men attempt to review the entire UK series of Now That's What I Call Music, a famous pop compilation album that has reached its 100th incarnation. Come with us on an odyssey through the land of music and beyond, as we take you from 1983 right up to the present day in our cultural cruise through the computer age of pop!

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English


Episodes

Episode 25 - Volume 13 Disc 1

1/17/2019
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In this week's episode we're taking on the first disc of NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 13; and with 1989 just over the horizon, the only way is up! Barlow teaches us how to play 'Pilchards', we reach out to those forced into pop stardom against their will and Kent takes Barlow on a trip to Wollongong!

Duration:01:08:10

Episode 24 - Volume 12 Disc 2

1/10/2019
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This week we're kicking back with some high-grade Angel Delight and looking at the second disc of NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 12. Martin and Jacob reveal their key change ritual and Sabrina reveals more than she intended, as we mark the end of the reign of the Kent Music Report! Is it curtains for Kent? Find out on another totally tubular edition of the NOW We're Talking Podcast!

Duration:01:20:26

Episode 23 - Volume 12 Disc 1

1/3/2019
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It's our first episode of 2019! We've managed to escape winter's icy grip for a while and we're travelling all the way back to the glorious summer of '88, with the first disc of NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 12 in tow! Can master hard disk thief Tracey Chapman be thwarted in time for Mandela's birthday party? How much reggae is too much reggae? What is the most absorbent Priest? You'll find the answers to these questions right here in the latest instalment of the NOW We're Talking...

Duration:01:31:25

New Year Special 2018

12/27/2018
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Say hello to 2019 in style, with our quiz-tastic New Year Special! Featuring a fiendish test from Barlow, a 'featured artists' quiz, some NOW knowledge brainteasers and 'Football or Dancehall'. Pens and papers at the ready!

Duration:00:39:21

Christmas Special 2018

12/20/2018
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It's time for our Christmas Special, where we each choose two Christmas songs that we love, and one that we hate! Sit back and enjoy some Yuletide cheer as we reveal our Christmas classics and hear a holiday message from some of our regular guests!

Duration:01:02:02

Episode 22 - Volume 11 Disc 2

12/13/2018
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Two little ducks, 22! Eyes down for a full house as we finish off NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 11 with a second disc chock-full of early House Music! As we are subjected to yet more of S.A.W's High-NRG atrocities we discuss puberty, Kent's after-party routine and Barlow sensationally reveals the truth behind his charity The Gary Preservation Society!

Duration:01:24:17

Episode 21 - Volume 11 Disc 1

12/6/2018
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In this week's episode we look at the first disc of NOW That's What I Call Music Volume 11 and roundup 1987 in music with a look at the epic battle for Christmas No.1. We welcome a former president to our growing cast of characters, discover we've got Eddy Grant all wrong and give our views on an unprecedented NINE solo acts!

Duration:01:18:03

Episode 20 - Volume 10 Disc 2

11/29/2018
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It's Episode 20! That means we're 10% of the way through our mission! In an episode full of bendy guitars and Bendy Bens, we look at the second disc of NOW That's What I Call Music Volume 10; with a huge international hit and a Christmas Classic thrown in for good measure! So long, 1987, and thanks for all the songs!

Duration:01:28:03

Episode 19 - Volume 10 Disc 1

11/22/2018
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This week we're hopping on our Gig Ponies and moseying into the great blue yonder of NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 10! Heading ever closer to 1988, Disc 1 sees us regaled by stories of the Smash Hits house, Barlow throws some serious shade and we hear about the invention of the bread buffer!

Duration:01:43:18

Episode 18 - Volume 9 Disc 2

11/15/2018
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In this week's episode we finish reviewing NOW That's What I Call Music Vol.9, looking at disc 2 of the most hit-packed NOW so far! With candidates for best video and worst video so far, we hear a tale of infidelity from Gary Moore, discover Gary Barlow's crusade to save his name and learn about the decline of the session farter!

Duration:01:29:49

Episode 17 - Volume 9 Disc 1

11/8/2018
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In Episode 17 we get stuck into NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 9, with a first disc crammed with heavy hitters! We discover the best selling records of 1986 and reveal a very NOW-centric battle for Christmas no.1. Along the way we discuss giant wotsits, ratatouille and Lionel Blair's 'professional' credentials!

Duration:01:32:59

Episode 16 - Volume 8 Disc 2

11/1/2018
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We're putting on our Jimmy Jams and Terry (Lewis) Socks and settling in for a look at NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 8, Disc 2. We wrap up 1986 in music and find out who won the BRITs before delving into a high quality entry into the NOW pantheon. Featuring a loved up Kent, a visit from (fake) Gary Barlow and Billy Bragg's cereal preferences!

Duration:01:39:14

Episode 15 - Volume 8 Disc 1

10/25/2018
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We've locked the coordinates for November 1986 into our pop time machine and we're bringing NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 8 Disc 1 along for the ride! This week we face a deluge of Nile Rodgers production, the relegated pioneers of Rap Rock duels and meet Simon Mills, the dullest man in pop!

Duration:01:28:18

Episode 14 - Volume 7 Disc 2

10/18/2018
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This week we'll be wrapping up NOW That's What I Call Music vol. 7, looking at Disc 2 and the VHS. We find ourselves mining a rich seam of mid-eighties balladry and early Hip Hop, including an entry in the infamous Roxanne Wars! Along the way we discuss Coco Rocks, meet The Osbourne's meat recipient and ask 'what animals are Queen'?

Duration:01:34:46

Episode 13 - Volume 7 Disc 1

10/11/2018
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In this week's episode we're saying hello to NOW That's What I Call music volume 7 and looking back over 1985 in music, with a hotly contested race for Christmas No.1! We hear the incredible tale of how Martin got his name, pitch an idea for Toy Story 4 and find out if Kent can pull himself together in time to deliver his report!

Duration:01:45:51

Episode 12 - Volume 6 Disc 2

10/4/2018
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This week we're wrapping up NOW That's What I Call Music vol.6 and looking at Disc 2. We're joined once again by David Kent, who tells us about his online business portfolio. We also discuss the best name in pop, Post Hardcore vs New Wave, Only Fools and Horses; and Jacob covers himself in glory, twice!

Duration:01:36:53

Episode 11 - Volume 6 Disc 1

9/27/2018
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As we edge ever closer to 1986, it's time to get busy with NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 6, with a couple of candidates for best song so far! We find out why Elton needs Bernie, Simple Minds get both barrels and Feargal Sharkey gives us his greatest moment!

Duration:01:34:36

Episode 10 - Volume 5 Disc 2

9/20/2018
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We made it to episode 10! This week we look at disc 2 of NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 5. Despite a number of setbacks we managed to pull this one out of the bag and continue our odyssey through the mid-eighties. We spend entirely too much time discussing Mick Hucknall's manhood, get way too heated about Katrina and the Waves, and bid a sad farewell to one of our favourite has-beens!

Duration:01:42:07

Episode 9 - Volume 5 Disc 1

9/13/2018
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We've made a quantum leap forward almost a full year, to August 1985 and the release of NOW That's What I Call Music vol. 5... Is it even possible to cram a year's worth of music on to two LPs? Turns out it can be done! By leaving out many, many good songs. But don't worry, there's still plenty to chew on, from a lover with a career-killing name to a wedding dance staple... of sorts, all with A View To A Review. We'll also take a look back over 1984 and find out who the biggest winners and...

Duration:01:35:06

Episode 8 - Volume 4 Disc 2

9/6/2018
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It's time to wrap up NOW That's What I Call Music vol. 4 and throw on the second disc! We're waving goodbye to 1984, glad to be alive and relatively unscathed from the year of Big Brother, Doublespeak and evil Milk Snatchers. Before we leave we finally abandon the imposter Michael Kent to an uncertain fate, stranded in the past, leaving us free to discuss ghost sex, test out some theories with Tesla and narrowly avoid dying of shock when we discover the last song is... actually good!?...

Duration:01:21:51