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Each week, Q Magazine Editor Ted Kessler interviews a superstar songwriter and musician about their life and career in music, about their ups and downs, their hits and misses. We also employ the famous “Biscuit Tin” method devised in ancient times by Smash Hits for unlocking their deepest secrets.

Each week, Q Magazine Editor Ted Kessler interviews a superstar songwriter and musician about their life and career in music, about their ups and downs, their hits and misses. We also employ the famous “Biscuit Tin” method devised in ancient times by Smash Hits for unlocking their deepest secrets.
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Each week, Q Magazine Editor Ted Kessler interviews a superstar songwriter and musician about their life and career in music, about their ups and downs, their hits and misses. We also employ the famous “Biscuit Tin” method devised in ancient times by Smash Hits for unlocking their deepest secrets.

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English


Episodes

Mike Scott

5/21/2019
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With your usual host Ted Kessler away this week, Niall Doherty steps into the Q Presents The Making Of hosting hot-seat and welcomes Mike Scott into the studio. The Waterboys ringleader looks back on over three decades in music, reflecting on spiritual enlightenment, being a teenage punk and recalling how his biggest hit came about because he was showing off to a girlfriend.

Duration:00:47:59

Green Gartside

5/13/2019
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This week, Scritti Politti's mastermind Green Gartside grants Ted Kessler a rare audience for a Making Of tour de force that takes in multiple musical reinventions, mental illness, incredible name-dropping, psychedelic digressions and the familiar click-hiss of studio beers being opened. Join us! You won't regret it.

Duration:01:25:26

Joan As Policewoman

5/7/2019
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This week, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joan Wasser, aka Joan As Police Woman, joins Ted Kessler to talk about her adoption, her love of wearing red, the death of her partner Jeff Buckley, her favourite ever song, about working with everyone from Damon Albarn to Aldous Harding, and her own songwriting craft.

Duration:00:55:43

Andrew Bird

4/30/2019
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Laura Barton steps into the Q Presents The Making Of hosting hot-seat for one week only to discover the secrets of great whistling with American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird.

Duration:00:59:37

Aldous Harding

4/22/2019
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This week, your host Ted Kessler ventures to deepest, darkest South London, to the offices of 4AD Records, so that the supernaturally talented Kiwi singer-songwriter Aldous Harding can make fun of him, while also of course sharing her most intimate secrets.

Duration:00:41:37

Loyle Carner

4/15/2019
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This week, South Londoner rapper Loyle Carner meets Ted Kessler to talk grief, ADHD, cookery as therapy, why his address book is like a Who's Who, and what Freud would make of his love life.

Duration:00:52:51

Miki from Lush

4/9/2019
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This week, Ted Kessler meets former Lush singer Miki Berenyi to hear about the highs and lows of her years in the spot-light with Lush, and to discover why she's come out of decades-long seclusion to form a new indie super-group, Piroshka. Also discussed: food, languages, grammar, boredom, jail, death and the Sisters of Mercy.

Duration:01:12:17

Fat White Family

4/1/2019
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Strong Language! Sex! Drugs! Fine Art! Busking! This week Ted Kessler is joined by brothers Lias and Nathan Saoudi of South London rascals Fat White Family for a ribald tour through the psychedelic windmills of their minds.

Duration:00:55:15

SOAK

3/25/2019
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This week, the young singer-songwriter SOAK, aka 22-year old Bridie Monds-Watson, meets Q Editor Ted Kessler in The Making Of bunker for a revelation-packed edition. She tells us why Derry can no longer contain her, what she stole from Avril Lavigne, why the title of her forthcoming second album Grim Town is just a state of mind, and how one day she'll resurrect her first band, Peeing In The Dark. All this and the feared/loved Biscuit Tin, too.

Duration:00:34:21

Jah Wobble

3/18/2019
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Q Editor Ted Kessler invites bass-playing legend Jah Wobble into the Q Presents The Making Of studio to hear tales of pre-Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, the terrible consequences of using his housemates' furniture as firewood, east London mysticism, which famous soliloquy Martin Scorsese recited to him, why he could never rejoin PiL, and the key to a long and happy life as tower of bass power. Warning! Contains strong-language and tales of violence and drug-taking.

Duration:01:06:14

Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods

3/11/2019
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Jason Williamson joins Q Editor Ted Kessler to describe his journey from furious no-hoper to furious 40-something pop star with Sleaford Mods.

Duration:00:46:42

Q Presents The Making Of - Season 1 Trailer

3/7/2019
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Q Presents The Making Of is a weekly podcast from the makers of Q Magazine focused upon the life and times of a celebrated recording artist. Each week, Q editor Ted Kessler meets a superstar songwriter and performer to discuss their highs and lows, the music that influenced them, their life beyond music, and the songs that define them. We have also resurrected Smash Hits' Biscuit Tin inquisition to prize out the answers to questions that most pop stars never face (i.e. what would you like to...

Duration:00:03:15