A retrospective look at a formative time in my life. First love, real friendships, self-imposed destruction, failed education and cringe-worthy displays of emotion. Four years of significance are compacted into this, the first of two trips to Huddersfield.
From agitation to understanding, the mental spectrum is quite broad on this particular episode. Dealing with setbacks, impatience and aggravation I head to a Buddhist centre to attend a seminar on meditation and finding inner self-confidence.
In preparation for the big move, I find myself cleaning out the attic and discovering a whole bunch of stuff I'd either completely forgotten about or never encountered before. Here lies a litany of objects from musical instruments to anecdote-filled photo boards.
After a prolonged absence, I climb back into the ramble saddle. In this returning episode, I talk about the positive and negative aspects of change, recount a moment of age and discuss creative projects and their core influences. I also pose a simple question as part of a social experiment and find myself in the middle of anti fascism rally, as you do.
Heading out into the field (literally) I attend one of the highlights of a farmers social calendar, the Cumberland Show. Chickens, chainsaws, cumberland wrestling and more awaits so what are you waiting for? Grab your finest tweed jacket and join me.
In a heavily film focused episode I recount my compressed experience of this years Glasgow Film Festival. Three days of Nazi shenanigans, love, death, destruction, addiction and a Chinese cop named Dave are on the agenda, plus I take a look at this years Oscar nominations.
In the first episode of the new year we take a field trip into the unknown. The Undercroft is a series of rooms located beneath my local train station, so I decided to take part in a supernatural investigation alongside some specialists. Here there be grisly tales, bumps in the night, scepticism and strange occurances. So join me, a pair of excitable hosts, a medium named Steve and a group of deaf ladies as we head underground in search of ghosts.
In the concluding part of our paranormal investigation, me, Helen, Chris and the deaf ladies head into uneasy territories to make contact. Steve the medium returns for a cryptic planchette conversation in the station masters room and I evaluate the uncertainty of it all.
When an unexpected visitor disrupts my weekend a planned liason with a pair of New York ladies goes out the window. Storms, floods, illogical choices and cinematic choices are on the menu in episode twelve.
One episode away from double digits and I’m joined by my first ever guest, co-presenter of Lost Property and friend Gina Lane. Together we discuss our origins, a woman who looks like a thumb, Mariah Carey biographies and an unconventional gift.
Recorded live and on the fly from a KFC parking lot I lament the comical tragedy that was my all too brief time in California. From robbing taxi drivers to the joys of shared accomodation and sleeping in bunk beds. It's the ending that nobody wanted but it's the one we got.