For this episode I met writer Patrick Duffy AKA Paddy Scumfuck (this episode is explicit, if you can't already tell) to talk about his work, his life, as well as experiences of homelessness in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and mental health issues
On a hot day in July, I was joined by Mani Kambo and Kat Bevan to talk about being an independent artist in Newcastle Upon Tyne. I learnt a lot about the DIY scene in Newcastle, and the numerous space and collectives I had no clue were here, and I hope you all learn something too
A bumper edition of Wor Stories this week, recorded on a very hot day with Krishna Muthurangu and Glen Sutherland. We talked at length about Skateboarding in Newcastle Upon Tyne, from the 90s to now, covering some of the videos that have captured the skateboarding culture in the city
This episode was recorded at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Westgate Road, and I was joined by Linsey Teggert, the Theatre's Marketing Coordinator. We talk about the history of the Theatre, the upcoming anniversary celebrations, its time as an x-rated cinema, and the ghosts that (allegedly) reside there.
Episode 2 of Wor Stories is about the Victoria Tunnel, and was recorded in the Victoria Tunnel! Kelly from the Ouseburn Trust kindly spoke to Simon about the history of the Tunnel. If you're interested in visiting the tunnel, go to https://www.ouseburntrust.org.uk/visit-vt
Episode 1 of Wor Stories covers the Geordie TV institution Byker Grove. Simon Dowling is joined by Sammy Dobson, former star of the show, to discuss the Grove, Sammy's career to date, and the stand up comedy scene in Newcastle Upon Tyne