Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Another month passes and it's that time again, a new episode of the Words Fail Me podcast! Dave and Neil return to Oxford this month to discuss Novembers page of the dictionary.
This months guest dictionary opener is none other than author and comedian Tony Hawks, the fridgeman himself! Dave chats to Tony about his books being adapted into films, tennis, and the mystery woman...
Neil and Dave then pick up Tony's chosen page and do a few bird impressions, talk about Liverpudlians, and get attacked by Italians on bikes.
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As mentioned in the podcast here is a Little Grebe (with real sound effects!), and thanks to Talk In Colour for the music in this podcast.
Find out more about Round Ireland with a Fridge and Playing the Moldovans at Tennis at www.tony-hawks.com/
Monday, 31 October 2011
Well that was close, it is just about still October, and the podcast is up just in time!
This month we visited the spiritual home of the Dictionary, Oxford. A coffee shop is our studio, and we discussed hummus, tails, U2 and Tai Chi.
Our guest this month was Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. Dave discusses all things rabbits, and Richard reveals what he thought of the film adaptation of his story.
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Podcast Episode notes...
Thanks to Adam, at Oxford University Press for letting us know about the Online Oxford English Dictionary, and the range available in the UK.
We can categorically say that Hummus does contain Tahini.
And, as usual, Dave is correct, the DC10 aircraft indeed has an engine on the tail!
Sunday, 18 September 2011
This month our dictionary is opened by Middlesex and West Indies cricketer Corey Collymore (who the podcast is Twenty20 kit sponsor for), in the salubrious surroundings of Lords Cricket Ground!
Dave chats to him about cricket (obviously!), the best grounds, and the creative impulse.
He chooses a page that is mostly about cream and creation, this spins (see I can do cricket references) the conversation into subjects as diverse as when it's ok to eat a cream tea, conspiracy theories, name calling and atheist sandwiches.
We also cross the famous Abbey Road crossing with the Words Fail Me podcast dictionary, and talk a little about the Beatles.
The original Abbey Road photo can be found here. I think we look cooler though. Thanks to the group of tourists that helped take the picture for us, sorry we nearly got you run over!
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Saturday, 20 August 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Is a crate on the way?
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
To celebrate the Royal Wedding we decide to visit Westminster Abbey in London to record this months podcast.
Our guest dictionary opener this month is Zandra Rhodes, fashion designer to the famous and all round nice person!
Like two tramps with a microphone we sit steps near the Abbey and talk about ice cream, ice skating and many other cold things! There is some confusion about the version of dictionary we are using, and Dave reveals another bizarre sponsorship deal.
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Find out more about Zandra Rhodes on her website.
We are official sock sponsors of Wimbledon AFC.
As announced last month we are also sponsors of Michelmores Charity Fun Run in Exeter this June.
Ice lolly pictures and news of a future podcast guests coming in the next week.
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Sunday, 20 March 2011
We are back! Dave and Neil are visiting the Victoria & Albert museum in London this month, with special guest dictionary opener Dave Pegg.
The 'Daves' talk about Fairport Convention, making music with computers, needing the toilet at gigs and Bob Dylan.
Neil and Dave then discuss the words on the page of the dictionary that Dave Pegg randomly chose, and what an interesting page it turns out to be! Inappropriate topics for conversation include menstruation, the menopause and other embarrassing topics for two men to talk about in the refined surrounding of a museum courtyard!
Dave also has some news about our application for the Sony Awards, as well as an update on our New Year challenges (which Dave barely remembers setting!)
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The excellent and sadly missed Sandy Denny and the box set discussed bu Dave Pegg.
The Samartians, should you need them...
Words Fail Me Podcast proudly sponsor Michelmores Fun Run in Exeter.
And as promised in the podcast...
Flickering Lantern on... and off!