Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sir Patrick Moore 1923 - 2012

We are saddened to hear the news that Sir Patrick Moore passed away today. He was our third guest on our podcast back in March 2010. Dave interviewed him at his house in Selsey Walsh, it was in the morning and Sir Patrick was still in his dressing gown. A podcast first! (and last!).

I have been inspired by his programmes both as a teenager and as an adult, and he is instrumental in my interest in the night sky. He will leave a massive hole (maybe a black hole?) in science broadcasting, and will not be easily replaced on the Sky at Night.

Although our podcasts have vanished from their online home I have managed to put the Patrick Moore interview online, click the link below...

Words Fail Me Podcast interview with Sir Patrick Moore.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Words have finally failed us...

Words Fail Me at the Sony Nominations

As you have probably guessed by now we have brought the Words fail Me podcast to an end, I think the clue that it had had its day was when our Podbean subscription finished in May this year, and neither me, nor Dave, noticed!

I am afraid that none of the old podcasts are available online, they all vanished when we failed to pay our Podbean subscription! We had a fun two and a half years, met some amazing people, and got at least 300 downloads for every episode (The Mark Kermode episode was most popular though, with 600 downloads!)

The reasons for bringing it to an end were mostly geographically based, with Dave in the Westcountry and me up here in the South East, getting time to meet up was getting harder and harder, and we were trying to record two or three episodes at a time, which was draining, and left some episodes feeling flat.

Thank you all for listening these past years, we must of course thank Kat Arney of Talk in Colour for providing the title music, and to Podbean for hosting, and we must also thank the following list of guests, without whom the podcast would really have just been two men chatting...

Christoper Biggins
Mark Kermode
Sir Patrick Moore
Ted Sorensen
Jo Caulfield
Graham Taylor
Rick Wakeman
Sir Tim Rice
Ivan Mauger
Bill Pertwee
Peter Dixon
Karolyn Grimes
Robin Ince
Stephen K Amos
Dave Pegg
Zandra Rhodes
Eliza Carthy
Lady Elizabeth Anson
Mike Peters
Martyn Joseph
Corey Collymore
Richard Adams
Tony Hawks
Katie Hopkins
Paul Daniels
Peter Duncan

An amazing list when you see all those names together, and I must thank Dave who did the hard work and managed to secure interviews with almost all of the guests we have had!

Thanks again, see you in our next project!


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