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Guests, chat, laughter, and of course playing Pop Cricket; where the guests take on Pete to try and come up with the same score from their Top 10s. In this game, if your songs contain legs you score runs, if not it's a wicket. With Pete trying to 'catch them out', how pedantic can it get?

Guests, chat, laughter, and of course playing Pop Cricket; where the guests take on Pete to try and come up with the same score from their Top 10s. In this game, if your songs contain legs you score runs, if not it's a wicket. With Pete trying to 'catch them out', how pedantic can it get?


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Guests, chat, laughter, and of course playing Pop Cricket; where the guests take on Pete to try and come up with the same score from their Top 10s. In this game, if your songs contain legs you score runs, if not it's a wicket. With Pete trying to 'catch them out', how pedantic can it get?






Ep 18 Elvis tribute artist Garry J Foley chats about all things Elvis

Internationally renowned Elvis Tribute Artist, Garry J Foley, spills the beans on what it's like to earn your living 'being Elvis'. From listening to that first record, buying a suit (and the cost of it!), where to buy the best Elvis wig, competing competitively around the globe and performing to thousands of adoring (and critical fans). Pete admits to being unfaithful in a ticket booking mix up and they have great fun playing Pop Cricket (a not all Elvis version ). You'll be straight on...


Ep 17 - Razorlight's Christian Smith chats all things drumming

Razorlight's Christian Smith (Shian) talks to Pete about why he left Razorlight, the lowdown on Johnny Burrell, how on earth Dave Grohl made it sooo big, who the best drummers of all time are, and of course he challenges Pete to a game of Pop Cricket


Ep 16 Audioweb / Badly Drawn Boy's Robin File chats about Madchester and meeting Joe Strummer

Badly Drawn Boy & Audioweb's Robin File reminisces on his time as part of the Madchester scene in the 90s; featuring tales of Bono, Ian Brown, Happy Mondays, TFI Friday, Rebel MC. Meeting Kylie, Joe Strummer and (nearly) Mick Jones; Dave the Potter, cold noodles and that black jumper


Ep 15 War Games' Monika Miles chats about all things 'casting couch'!

Part deux of Pete's exclusive interview with actress, Ice Queen & Viking Princess, Monika Miles. How far will she go to get a part?!, casting a bum double, Kiera Knightly, Tom Cruise, meeting James Cordon, Game of Thrones, castings post Harveygate, A fierce game of Pop Cricket, a new champion? more talk of Chocolate Oranges, and of course...so much more.


Ep 14 War Games' Monika Miles chats about her early acting career

Pete chats with actress Monika Miles about her early life in Poland, coming to the UK via the US and Sweden, odd jobs, becoming an actress and early career roles, her forthcoming pre Bond Girl baddie role and where she draws the line with what she's asked to wear! This is part 1 of a two part interview. part 2 features the Pop Cricket game


Ep 13 Sister Netty chats all things Cliff Richard & George Michael

Pete talks to Netty about the highs and lows of being in love with Cliff Richard, David Cassidy fandom, playing the purple bass guitar, choir therapy, being in the greatest band that never made it, and charity songs, the number of legs on a 'Meatloaf' and the 'Ahaas from the Elbow' joke for the second episode in a row, during a game of Pop Cricket.


Ep 12 Ukulele enthusiast Nigel, sings & chats about music before downloads

Pete chats to Nigel Timms in 'Shedquarters' about early CD players, getting tapes out of car cassette players, changing tapes at 50 mph! first music purchases and we have a long game of Pop Cricket, played differently this time around. Pete cheats, tells a terrible Elbow (the group) based joke and gets Nigel to play his funeral song on the ukulele.


Ep 11 More magic chat with Britain's Got talent magician, Dan

Dan Boyles (magician & Britain's Got Talent Magic Consultant) talks about his experiences entertaining the troops in Afghanistan, we play another controversial game of Pop Cricket, Dan gets his own back with magic tricks and trying to convince me that his Top 10 influenced me all along!


Ep 10 Britain's Got Talent Magician Dan chats about magic & magicians

In this two-part episode, Pete chats with Dan Boyles, Magic Consultant to the BGT franchise (Britain's Got Talent) & 'A' list TV magicians.We discuss how Dan got into magic, who inspired him, why all UK Magician's owe Fay Presto a pint, Derren & David, getting into the Magic Circle...and 'is magic real?'. The Pop Cricket game & live magic will be in part 2 (it's a good one).


Ep 9 Robbie Williams' cousin chats about Rob and old songs

Pete chats to old mate Dave McNulty (who just happens to be Robbie Williams' cousin...yes really!) on their 25th 'wedding anniversary' about Robbie, executive producing a Callard & Bowser toffee promotional tape, Mosh pits & wheelchair parks at Quo gigs, Dave wanting to ghost write Pete's next book, The Macc Lads, Rolf Harris (Dave sings 'big dog'!) and fancying Suzi Quatro, and enjoying oneself to Pink Floyd! in a close and controversial game of Pop Cricket.


Ep8 Razorlight & Stony Sleep's Smith brothers chat about being in bands as teens

This episode sees the return of both Shian (Christian) and Ben Smith of Razorlight, Serafin & Stony Sleep (as well as Episodes 1 and 5) fame. We recall how Tarzan taught their Mum to swim, how she was a 70s 'Bunny Girl' and Ben's 'beef' with Liam. We play a World Cup style knockout competition with other bands containing two brothers and of course Pop Cricket, where only a Dinosaur stops the boys from getting the correct score.


Ep 7 Screwloose's Joff interviews Pete about his fantasy podcast guests

Pete welcomes back Jonathan a.k.a. Joff from Episode 4 to host this 'behind the curtains' look at the Pop Cricket podcast. No game of Pop Cricket today, but plenty of chat about it with Joff asking ‘who’s been your favourite guest?’, ‘why don’t you let your guests win?’ and ‘Who would you like on the podcast if you get to 100 episodes?’ Pete forgets more than one question during his ramblings about various things including Chesil cars, other podcasters (Richard Herring, Adam Buxton &...


Ep 6 Channel swimmer Chris chats about how it all came about

Pete talks to Channel swimmer Chris Minall about dreaming of swimming the channel while relaxing by the pool in Italy, Blue Peter, boat pilots playing ‘catch me’, star spangled trunks, and the legend of Disraeli Gears , guilty pleasures and slowed down Beatle’s tracks, during one of the longest games of Pop Cricket so far.


Ep 5 Indie Rock's Ben Fox Smith chats all things music vids & veganism

Pete talks to Serafin & Stony Sleep frontman, Ben Fox Smith, about life in his bands during the 90's and noughties, toilet tours, celebrity fans, playing cricket & trivial pursuits, wild camels, veganism, Bono's shopping centre in Bulgaria and legless gods and youthful cheese during their game of Pop Cricket.


Ep 4 Screwloose's Joff discusses why Hazel O'Connor owes him and Pete a beer |Podcasts, music quiz, Hazel O'Conner, unboxing videos, Patrick Swayze, blind singers

Pete digs deep into Joff's memories of when they first planned a podcast, the advent of Pop Cricket and why Hazel O'Conner owes Pete a pint and Joff a half. They consider what unboxing video's may have looked like 'back in the day', their big sister, Netty's, obsession with Patrick Swayze's dangly bits, the blind singers conspiracy and finally, how many legs does 'man's best friend' have, in a very competitive game of Pop Cricket


Ep 3 Bafta nominated producer Nic Bathurst chats about making TV documentaries |Ladette to Lady, One born every minute, music quiz, French & Saunders, The cruirse, TV, TV documentaries, behind the scenes

Pete talks to BAFTA nominated TV Producer Nicola Bathurst about going 'all TV', the making of her series' (including Ladette to Lady, One Born Every Minute and The Cruise), the wonders of 'Shedquarters', her hatred of Dire Straits, and 'The Lost French & Saunders Clip'...along with playing an argumentative variation of Pop Cricket.


Ep 2 Zoologist Andy chats about Aussie Spiders and going extreme! |Spiders, Australian Rainforest, Cycling, Walking, Lands End to JOG, Southpark, music quiz

Pete talks to zoologist Andrew Richards about Giant Orb Weavers, being lost in the Aussie rainforest, turning left into Wales on the way to John o’Groats, bonking out!, being the face of Butlin’s Premier Dining and Cartman’s mom being a dirty slut – during a game of Pop Cricket.


Ep 1 Razorlight's Christian Smith-Pancorvo chats about his early 90s band career |Razorlight, Serafin, Stoney Sleep, Drugs, Christian Smith, Drummer, 90s music, 90s bands

Pete talks to Shian (a.k.a. Christian) Smith–Pancorvo, drummer in Razorlight and Stony Sleep (amongst others) about his early career, life in 90s bands, drugs, Denise Van Outen’s leg make-up and why ‘The World’ doesn’t have legs – in the game of Pop Cricket