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Mysteries From The Past is a fast-paced, fun, intriguing podcast that examines history's greatest unsolved mysteries! Actor and historian Rory Duffy (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Blue Bloods, Law and Order: SVU) brings audiences back in time with original music, recreation scenes and exciting narration. Get out your magnifying glass and help us solve these mysteries! We would love to hear from you! mysteriesfromthepast@gmail.com
 
Anyone Can Play Guitar podcast - the show which gives you, the listener, a look behind the scenes of some of your favourite artists. If you're trying to make it it in this business, it will give you a series of hints and pointers on your journey as a musical artist, via some great interviews with a wide range of people from the world of music. Interviews cover established artists, publicists, radio DJ’s, academics, promoters, and many more as we delve behind the scenes of making music. Along ...
 
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Hello and welcome to episode 150 of the ACPG podcast. This week Ben is zooming with DC Gore (Dom) to talk about his new album All These Things, his plans for the future, playing live again and much much more. Dom was currently moving when they spoke. Both literally and in general. So expect some transit at the start of the conversation. Dom is a gr…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 149 of the ACPG podcast. In this episode Ben is on zoom with Washington DC based duo Flasher. Ben, Emma, and Taylor talk all things touring, new albums, living on miles and miles apart, and the Washington DC punk scene. The band’s 2018 debut, Constant Image, was a triumph – a set of songs both dizzy and explosive, balan…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 148 of the ACPG Podcast. This week Ben is back on zoom with Roxanne Emery talking about her new music project Rory. It's a wide ranging episode covering her life in music, her new album, and mental health. She's a multi-platinum selling songwriter who has written for the likes of Charli XCX, NOAHFINNCE and All American …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 147 of the ACPG podcast. This week we have great and fascinating conversation with Phil Thornally, writer, singer, bass player, producer, engineer. He's done the lot and this is a fantastic chat. A quick scan of the many records Phil Thornalley has worked on, and you’ll quickly spot some of the biggest names in popular …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 146 of the ACPG podcast and a return to the weekly format to see us to the end of the year and the end of season four. This week Ben is zooming with Dante from the band GUN, as well as the return of a season three guest Ewan Macfarlane for a special doulbe bubble. Ben spoke to Dante and Ewan about their respective new a…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 145 of the ACPG podcast. This week Ben is on zoom with James and Steve of Crows. Ben caught James and Steve in their tour van, you've guessed it, on tour. They spoke about getting the band started, touring, writing, playing America at SXSW and so much more. Thank you to James and Steve for their time. And thank you to A…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 144 of the ACPG Podcast. This week Ben is on zoom speaking to Keith Duffy, founding member of his current project Boyzlife with Brian McFadden. And member of one of the biggest boybands, Boyzone. Ben and Keith talk about how Boyzlife got started, their new album, their tour, and how to get balance in this business of mu…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 143 of the ACPG Podcast. This week we have a change of pace for season four as Ben speaks to photographer Tony Briggs. Tony Briggs has just released a great table top book called 'Behind the Scene'. A book that captures the imagery and imagination for the awesome Ocean Colour Scene between 1995 to 1998. Ben and Tony tal…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 142 of the ACPG Podcast. This week Ben is in the Newcastle University Student Union talking to the amazing Jesse Wood of the awesome Reef. Ben and Jesse talk about joining Reef, playing with Mick Jones, touring, recording, and the Reef album. We also briefly mention his dad's band. They're ok I guess. Thank you to Jesse…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 141 of the ACPG podcast. This week Ben s back on zoom with Buddy Schaub of the fantastic Lee Than Jake. Ben and Buddy spoke about being part of the punk scene, touring, recording, being in 'band' at school, and just saying yes. As a fan of Less Than Jake for over 20 years and a pop punk kids of the late 90's/ early 00's…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 140 of the ACPG podcast. This is the last of our pre-covid conversation and it's with one of Ben's main guitar influences, Russell Lissack from the outstanding Bloc Party. Now, this was recorded in the cluny when it was very busy. So expect a little bit of background noise. But it's ok, don't worry. Ben and Russell spea…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 139 of the ACPG podcast. In this week's episode Ben is on another tour bus, outside the Newcastle Academy, in 2019. This time with Shauna of the band Rews. This was recorded pre-covid and is the last of two to go from that time. Shauna and Ben spoke about band line ups, music retreats, balance, and so much more. This ep…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 138 of the ACPG podcast. This week Ben is on a tour bus outside the Newcastle Academy in 2019. Apologies to guests are the delay in the release but is one of the last pre covid recordings. And this week we are with Matt and Chris from the awesome The Amazons. We spoke about their rise in this business they call music, p…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 137 of the ACPG Podcast. This week Ben is back talking to guests face to face on tour and in real life. Lovely. In this episode Ben is in the glorious Cluny in Newcastle with the wonderful Zuzu. Ben and Zuzu talk about touring, new albums, The Beatles, Liverpool, and that moment. The moment when Zuzu was the first perso…
 
Episode 136 of the ACPG Podcast sees us interview Tom and Chris from the fantastic Robocobra Quartet. Hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, these four, or five, or six (we’ll get into that) chaps are starting to make a real splash after years of refining and developing their craft. So much great content for you upcoming musicians starting out. Fr…
 
On June 9th, 1930, newspaperman Jake Lingle is gunned down in broad daylight on a train platform stunning the windy city of Chicago. Lingle is given a hero's funeral by the city’s mayor but then his underworld connections to mafia boss Al Capone are exposed confusing authorities and sending them into a downward spiral of intrigue. Was Jake Lingle k…
 
On a hot summer night in 1922, famed Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor was dead in his Los Angeles bungalow home from a gunshot wound. With a suspect list straight out of Central Casting, see if you can solve this case that has baffled the LAPD for over a century. Join us as we go behind the glitz and glamour of the movie industry into Holl…
 
In 1841, the dead body of the beautiful Mary Rogers mysteriously washed up on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. Her mysterious death sent New York City into a tailspin of mystery and intrigue. With a cast of suspects ranging from New York City's elite to the dark alleys of the Bowery, it is no wonder this mystery remains unsolved. Join us, a…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 134 of the ACPG Podcast, and the first double header of season four. This week we welcome the wonderful Billy Lunn, singer, lead guitarist, songwriter, and recent Cambridge graduate of The Subways. Ben and Billy caught up on the first night of The Subways 15 year anniversary of Young for Eternity. This was also one of t…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 133 of ACPG Podcast. This week Ben pops across to the faculty of medical science to chat to lead singer of Lanterns on the Lake and fellow university colleague, Hazel Wilde. Ben and Hazel talk about touring, mercury nomitations, having a job while being in a successful band, and much more. Thank you to Hazel for a great…
 
Alreet, hello and welcome to episode 132 of the ACPG podcast. This week we talk to adopted Geordies, have a photo next to the Tyne, and a greggs sausage roll away from being top tier Geordie experience. This week we our guests are Tunde and Paul, AKA The Lighthouse Family. Ben caught up with Tunde and Paul the morning after their home coming show a…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 131 of the ACPG Podcast. This week is a great conversation with Tim, Mark, and Rick, AKA Ash. This was the first conversation with a band backstage on tour since the pandemic started. It's been a while since we spoke to Jake Bugg backstage at the Newcastle CIty Hall. This was recorded backstage at the Newcastle Academy …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 130 of the ACPG podcast. In this episode Ben sits down with the wonderful Rodrigo y Gabriela backstage at the Sage Gateshead in 2019. This is one of the episodes we planned to release earlier but you know, covid and that. Our chat with Rod y Gab was a very special one, two amazing musicians talking about how they went f…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 129 of the ACPG Podcast. This week we have a great conversation with someone who shaped our 6th form and uni soundtrack. Grant Nicholas from Feeder. Ben spoke to Grant over zoom to look back at his career in music and look forward to Feeder's new album Torpedo out on 18th March 2022, and the long over due return to tour…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 128 of the ACPG Podcast. This week Ben is backstage at Newcastle Uni, so at work, talking to The Mysterines. The Mysterines debut album Reeling is out on Friday 11th March and it's a belter. We talk about some of the tracks on Reeling, touring, and Echo and The Bunnymen (briefly). Thank you to the band, Jasleen, James, …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 127 of the ACPG Podcast. This week we go back to pre-pandemic recordings. This is the first of a few recordings we wanted to release earlier but for whatever reason haven't released yet. But here it is, our chat with Jake Bugg in March 2020, backstage at the wonderful Newcastle City Hall. A great interview with a great …
 
Hello and Welcome to episode 126 of the ACPG Podcast. This week we are pleased and thrilled to have Miles Kane as our special guest. Ben caught up with Miles over zoom to talk about his new album, Change the Show, touring, fashion, Fred Perry… and chicken wings. Thank you to Miles for talking to us and Ashley for support with the episode. Next Week…
 
Hello and Welcome to Season FOUR of ACPG Podcast. After a short break we are back with season four. Who knew we'd get to episode 125 and four season of our podcast. But here we are and we're not stopping. Even if people want us to. This is just a quick hello and a little insight into what is coming in 2022. Fun that's what. Next week... Miles Kane…
 
Hello and welcome to the season three outro episode. In this short episode Ben and James reflect on another great season including some wonderful milestones. Thank you to all of guests who have given up their time to speak to us. Thank you to YOU for listening and downloading, telling your friends and putting up with us. Have a safe Christmas and N…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 123 of the ACPG Podcast. This week should have been the outro to season three, the season that never ends. But true to form we have one extra chat for your ears. Ben caught up with rock n roll hall of famer Colin Blunstone of The Zombies. So we weren't going to say no were we. Ben and Colin chatted over zoom about The Z…
 
Hello and welcome to part two of The Rigg special episode. Just a quick update one, thank you to Rob and Simon, this is the only time I'll say thank you. Hopefully we can do a part three sometime as this missed out so much. Watch out next week for surprise episode. As this season has proven, we just can't finish it. Take care and stay safe.…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 121 of the ACPG podcast. As season three is coming to an end, we're thought we would release the first part of a two part Rigg special. Who are The Rigg, well before this podcast was even a thought James and Ben were part of a four piece indie band based in Newcastle. Rob (drums), Simon (bass), James (vocals), Ben (guit…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 120 of ACPG Music Podcast. This week Ben is talking over zoom with John Flansburgh of the truly awesome They Might Be Giants. As a fan of TMBG, this was an absolute thrill. Go Zoom. TMBG’s have a new album and book coming out next month (November 2021) called ‘Book’. We’ve taken a listen and it is excellent, so watch ou…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 119 or ACPG Music Podcast. This week we welcome Ewan MacFarlane of Apollo 440 and The Grim Northern Social. Ben and Ewan had a great chat about Ewan's new adventure into his solo career. We're really looking forward to Ewan's new material coming out at the end of this month (October 2021). Thank you to Ewan for an amazi…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 118 of ACPG Podcast. This week we take our first, virtual at least, trip to Denmark and our first Danish guest Jonas Bjerre of the band Mew and his new musical venture TACHYS. Ben caught up with Jonas one Friday morning before he (Jonas) had to catch a flight to Helsinki. Ben and Jonas mainly spoke about his new band TA…
 
In this week’s episode we release a conversation from early in the pandemic where we speak to Tjinder Singh of Cornershop. We speak primarily about releasing music just before the lockdown and pandemic really hit people’s lives and you may have heard this from a previous episodes. But the rest of the episode is all about how Tjinder and Cornershop …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 116 of the ACPG Podcast. This week we revisit the full interview from summer 2020 with Jamie McCredie and Jo Harrop. Last year we released part of the interview all about the release of Weathering the Storm. This episode is all about their musical relationship. Here is the full episode. Enjoy.…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 115 of the ACPG podcast. This podcast has provided both of us with some bonkers situations. Whether it’s backstage or sitting in a pub with some of our amazing guests, this podcast has been awesome for some of the most bizarre situations over the last few years. Today’s guest as you’ve probably seen is David Duchovny. N…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 114 of ACPG Podcast. This week Ben is on the zoom again, this time speaking to Matt and Adam of Brighton based Newcastle band Demob Happy. Ben caught up with the boys to discuss their music and take a little trip around their world through five songs that shaped their career. We speak about moving to Brighton from Newca…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 113 of ACPG Podcast. This week we invite back podcast regulars and podcast friends Mark Radcliffe and Paul Langley, also known as UNE. Mark has been on the show two times talking radio and Paul has been on talking about being a tour manager and music photographer. However this time, we are speaking about the release of …
 
This week we are still down under with Steve Kilbey of The Church. This episode is the second part of our conversation about Steve's career in music. There is around 8 minutes for our first chat and another 20 or so from the second time we spoke. Steve is as on form as the first chat and it's a great chat. Thank you again to Erika and Steve for thi…
 
Hello and welcome to ACPG Podcast, as we head down under to talk to Steve Kilbey of The Church. In this the first of a two part conversation we speak to Steve Kilbey about his life in music. Steve has been in the music industry for around forty years, releasing over 1000 songs with his band The Church or as a solo artist. Steve is extremely passion…
 
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of ACPG Podcast. Around a year ago we were very giddy to have Dave Keuning from The Killers on our show. To be fair we’re pretty giddy with every guest we get on the show. But this is something else. We (I think it was Ben) probably also said at the time that is it unlikely we’ll meet again, but here we are.…
 
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of ACPG Podcast. This week we are, by accident, the end of a Canadian trilogy. In this episode Ben talks to John Angus of the amazing The Trews. A Canadian band who might of started in Nova Scotia but spent most of their professional life in Ontario. John Angus is based in Hamilton and we spoke via the magic…
 
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of ACPG Podcast. This week we are talking to Ian and Luke of the Canadian band Cleopatrick. Cleopatrick are due to release their debut album ‘Bummer’ this Friday (4th June) and it is a belter. Ben lazily refers to them as the Canadian Royal Blood but it’s a compliment. Bummer pays homage to their humble begi…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 107 of Anyone Can Play Guitar. We're extremely pleased to be welcoming JJ Wilde onto our podcast this week. JJ is a solo rock singer from Kitchener Ontario, another Canadian guest to add to our every increasing roster. JJ is currently having major success with her track Mercy and her album Ruthless from last year (2020)…
 
Hello and Welcome to this week's episode. This episode is a great chat with singer songwriter, indie folk, folk star, singer, and now electronic artist (Apple Music use a lot of titles) Scott Matthews. We speak about his new album released this Friday (14th May 2021) New Skin. It's a wonderful chat about his writing and recording process, especiall…
 
Hello (happy 4/20, a release date requested by our guest) and welcome to episode 105. This week we speak to the wonderful Hannah Hooper of the equally wonderful GROUPLOVE. Now based in Atlanta, Hannah and Ben caught up over zoom to talk about GROUPLOVE's new album This Is This. In a slight change of format, we discuss the new album and the history …
 
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