The Kate Bush Fan Podcast

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A show for fans of the music artist Kate Bush put together by the people behind and HomeGround Magazine! Chat, interviews, reviews and more on all things Kate and her amazing work.




A show for fans of the music artist Kate Bush put together by the people behind and HomeGround Magazine! Chat, interviews, reviews and more on all things Kate and her amazing work.






Episode 57 – Bush Telegraph – The Dreaming Part 3 - Nick Launay Interview

This is the third and final installment, celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Dreaming - arguably, Kate Bush's most forward-thinking album. Paul and Darrell introduce this episode, and then Darrell chats with Nick Launay, Kate's prolific engineer at Townhouse Studios. His collaboration with Kate created a synergy of ideas that ended up on this iconic album. Exclusive stories are heard on this podcast, where we get an expanded view of how these almost operatic tracks were produced,...


Episode 56 – Bush Telegraph – The Dreaming Part 2

Bush Telegraph duo (Darrell in the States and Paul in the UK) continue to discuss Kate's fourth album The Dreaming, in their second installment celebrating the 40th anniversary of this iconic album. As school friends, they bought the album on the day of its release, and the next day met Kate at the album signing in London. We hear more snippets of their experiences in 1982, but the major part of this podcast is Darrell's interview with Teri Reed, senior engineer at Advision Studios. Teri...


Episode 55 - John Carder Bush In Conversation - Part Two!

In the second part of Seán's conversation with Kate's brother John Carder Bush, John talks about his involvement in Kate's career, the 1979 tour, his famous video set and album/single cover photos, poetry and photo books he has published, his collaborations with Vivienne Chandler, the re-grouping of the Salatticum Poets in the 21st century and his return to the Jig of Life narration for Before the Dawn!


Episode 54 - Bush Telegraph - The Dreaming - Part One!

40 Years Of ‘The Dreaming’ - Reminiscences. Darrell and Paul (The Bush Telegraph Podcast) have a three-part series all about ‘The Dreaming’, as we celebrate its 40th anniversary. In the first episode they discuss the excitement of its release when they were young teenagers, including the first time they met Kate at the Virgin Megastore album signing. Each track is discussed, as well as quotes from Kate about the album and reviews from the press.


Episode 53 - John Carder Bush In Conversation - Part One!

In this very special episode, Seán chats with Kate’s eldest brother, the poet, writer and photographer, John Carder Bush at his home in South East London. A dream come true! In this first part, we talk about John’s early life, how he developed his writing, his days playing in folk bands in London (with a young Kate taking notes), forming the Salatticum Poets with his great friends Tony Buzan and Jeremy Cartland, the story behind “Nicholas Wade” and so much more!


Episode 52 - The Summer of Kate!

In this detailed new episode of The Kate Bush Fan Podcast Seán packs an hour looking back over all the amazing landmark events of Summer 2022 when Kate’s song Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) was featured on Stranger Things and became her biggest ever global smash hit – all the summer chart news, the reaction from Kate, the media and the fans! A souvenir of an extraordinary few months.


Episode 51 - Bush Telegraph - The First Time Kate Was Running Up That Hill!

Friends for over 50 years, Darrell (in the US), and Paul (in the UK), known as the Bush Telegraph Podcast, try and wrap their heads around the resurgence of Kate’s 1985 ‘Running Up That Hill’, and the global phenomenon it has become because of the new season of ‘Stranger Things’. Fans from the beginning, they often take us down memory lane. This time they open up the ‘time capsule’ of the release of ‘Running Up That Hill’ the first time it was unleashed to the world when they were teenagers...


Episode 50 - Global Fan Celebration Special!

A HUGE episode to celebrate Kate's unprecedented global chart success with Running Up That Hill! Seán chats to fans all around the world about what this momentous time for Kate Bush fans means to them in this extraordinary moment.


Episode 49 - Running Up Those Charts!

As Kate Bush continues to storm the charts across the world with Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God), Seán chats to performer Danimay Palmer who has gained a following recreating Kate’s looks and performances on social media – a chance to check in with someone who represents the younger generation of fans Kate is gathering worldwide! A great chat between two very excited Kate Bush fans.


Episode 48 - Stranger Things Running Up That Hill Minisode Special

Seán recorded a quick episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast to discuss the huge success of Running Up That Hill being featured on the phenomenally popular Stranger Things and to welcome the new fans discovering Kate's music!


Episode 47 – Bush Telegraph – Preston Heyman Interview Part 3

This is the final instalment of Bush Telegraph's interview with Preston Heyman. Here we get a further glimpse into the workings of the Tour Of Life and the special camaraderie that existed on tour, as well as the fun antics that happened offstage. Preston also remembers musical highlights and special moments with Kate during the show. Darrell and Paul mention their first meeting with Preston and the band at the 1980 Convention as young 13/14 year olds (being the youngest ones there), and fun...


Episode 46 - 2011- The Year Of The Director's Two Cuts!

Being the 10th anniversary of both ‘Director’s Cut’ and ’50 Words For Snow’, Bush Telegraph chat from either side of the Atlantic, and reminisce about their individual experiences of listening to the albums for the first time and their reviews of both albums. Kate surprised her fanbase by releasing two albums in one year, and although fans have divided opinions about these albums, they are solid works that fit perfectly in her prolific recording catalogue.


Episode 45 - 'Finding Kate' book chat with Michael Byrne

Michael Byrne, the co-creator of the new coffee table book, Finding Kate, which visually explores Kate's songs is interviewed by Seán to discuss how the pandemic, and a successful Kickstarter campaign, lead to this stunning book being realised. This is the first of two Kate Bush Fan podcast episodes we'll have for you this week, so you'll have plenty of KB chatter to have on in the background as you prepare for the holiday season!


Episode 44 - Preston Heyman Interview - Part 2!

Paul and Darrell dive further into Preston's collaboration with Kate. We find out how he first got to work with her on the 1979 tour, and their incredible meeting of minds. We also get some fascinating and humorous stories involving his work on her third album 'Never For Ever', as well as his experience on the filming of the 'Breathing' video.


Episode 43 - Preston Heyman Interview Exclusive - Sat In Your Lap Special!

Darrell and Paul talk all things ‘Sat In Your Lap’ as they celebrate its 40th anniversary. They reveal an exclusive interview with Preston Heyman, who played the iconic drum pattern on the single. Preston is a brilliant and revered drummer in the music industry, and here we get to hear how he collaborated with Kate on this special and unique song. ‘Sat In Your Lap’ would catapult Kate into the progressive singer/songwriter that we know and love today, and this interview shows how incredible...


Episode 42 - Kate in Japan, 1978!

Seán explores Kate's one and only promotional trip to Japan in June 1978. A highly memorable two-week schedule in which Kate performed in a song contest in front of 35 million viewers, sang many songs on another Japanese variety show, charmed the Japanese media and even shot an ad campaign for Seiko watches!


Episode 41 - Bush Telegraph - December Will be 40!!

The Bush Telegraph have another Christmas special, covering all things 'December Will Be Magic Again', which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. Paul and Darrell, chatting transatlantically, reminisce about the classic Christmas song from Kate. On this podcast we get to hear the first version, as well as a live version from the 'Kate Show' in 1979. The lads also reminisce about rushing out after school to get the single, and they discuss reviews and chart stats. There is also a great...


Episode 40 - Bush Telegraph - Never For Ever 40th Anniversary

Bush Telegraph cover all things ‘Never For Ever’, celebrating 40 years of the first album to reach number one by a British female solo artist. Six of the ten songs had been seen as videos or costumed performances in the previous 9 months on TV. These and other performances are discussed, including Darrell seeing Kate sing ‘Wedding List’ live in 1982. We hear Kate being interviewed on Radio 1 about the album, as well as reading Kate, John and Paddy’s takes on the recording process from the...


Episode 39 - Bush Telegraph - Beating Around The Bush

Paul quizzes Darrell on the ‘Nicholas Pegg’s Kate Bush Emoji Quiz’, followed by the ‘Would You Rather’ game. Then both reminisce about misheard lyrics that will bring a smile to your face. To end the podcast, Darrell’s teenage son is grilled again on Kate songs, and the pièce de resistance is a Radio 4 exclusive on the best Kate tribute band that ever existed!


Episode 38 - Top 10 Feel Good Kate Bush Moments!

Seán introduces a Top 10 countdown of the most FEEL GOOD moments of Kate Bush's career! He reads out contributions from Kate fans around the world describing their own personal joyful moments from Kate's decades of output.