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).
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.
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.
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 &...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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