Sunday, 3 November 2019

THE PODCAST EDIT: SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

[Some links in this post re-direct to Spotify for listening, but all are also available for listening on Apple Music and possibly other streaming sites too)

The moment I heard that two members of my favourite band had released the first episode of their podcast, I was hooked - and that was before podcasts were really of any interest to me. The Maine bassist, Garrett Nickelsen, and drummer, Pat Kirch, started the 8123 podcast in [YEAR] as a music industry/fan focused show with guest interviews and own fan based episodes alike.

What I love the most about it is the topics they raise, they talk about what changes can be made in the industry, they challenge things that have become second nature to us all [see image for episode 'Why Would You Pay Money to Meet a Human Being?'] and given insights into artists I've loved for years.

I've learnt so much about bands I love, and ones I know little about, and found out what really happened during break ups. I love Pat & Garrett's interview techniques and the little stories they tell about their friends on the show.

You really don't need to be a fan of The Maine, or a part of the 8123 community, to love and learn from this hearty show.


Sappenin' is mildly chaotic (blame Sean Smith) yet utterly wonderful. Co-hosted by one of ex-The Blackout frontmen and journalist Morgan Richards, they discuss all things music, industry and the South Wales music scene (and beyond). I've been a fan of The Blackout for years, and the general South Wales rock scene, so this podcast has been so insightful with the interviews they've conducted and guests they've had on the show so far. I'm always eager to learn more about my favourite bands, or bands I'm yet to listen to, and there's always tonnes of info to unpack on this bonkers show. Sean brings the bonkers element, (if you read this SS, you're welcome).

Much like the 8123 podcast, regardless of whether you know the guests on the show, there's something about learning more about the music industry, or the working's of an artists career that's so fascinating to me that I'm ready to listen to just about anyone talk about it.

Give it a listen, it's funny if nothing else.

I got into Thirst Aid Kit sometime last year after stumbling across the Sebastian Stan episode, curiosity got the better of me and I found myself a few episodes deep listening to 2 women thirsting over some of the famous guys that I do too. 

Thirsty fangirl alert. 

It's not for the faint hearted, or ones who embarrass easily, but it's hilarious and there's a story or two at the end of each episode. This is the podcast that has my cheeks burning, giggling to myself like a teenager and having to fan myself every five minutes or so. Too much? I can't believe I'm totally outing myself as a closet thirsty fangirl.

 There's so much content to listen to about each person they cover, but I don't even know where to start with explaining. You've gotta give it a listen if that's your sorta thing - I'd highly recommend it. *insert smug/smirking emoji here*
What podcasts are you all enjoying? I'm definitely on the hunt for more to listen to no matter what the genre! And please let me know if you listen to any of these and what you think of them.

S xo
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