A Paul Kerensa Podcast
CATCHING UP… with Cathy Madavan

CATCHING UP… with Cathy Madavan

May 11, 2021

Another fab guest to do some CATCHING UP with... this time, author, speaker and general encourager Cathy Madavan.

We talk about the bits of lockdown we'd like to cling to (like not having to cling to people), how to write a Pause For Thought, and I confess my jealousy so she tells me how to put a cork in that.

Cathy's website is here

Her books include Digging for Diamonds and her new one, Irrepressible: 12 Principles for a Courageous, Resilient and Fulfilling Life. It's fab! Grab yours here.

You can find her on Twitter @cathymadavan

You can find me on Twitter @paulkerensa 

This podcast is currently occupied by CATCHING UP - longform chats, unedited, with various people, individuals and humans. Stay subscribed for more. It's all a bit experimental, so take it in that guerrilla spirit.

For a more edited, honed and finely produced podcast, my other podcast The British Broadcasting Century is telling the origin story of the BBC, radio and life as we know it. Try it! Season 2 now underway.

As for this one, stay subscribed, stay well, stay safe, staycation, steak sandwich.

CATCHING UP… with Dai Woolridge

CATCHING UP… with Dai Woolridge

March 22, 2021

This time, Paul is CATCHING UP with Dai Woolridge: poet, spoken word artist(e), man of faith, and all-round decent chap.

We talk saucisson sec, the joys and sadness of lockdown music, creativity, green guilt, poetry, lament, community, Help Yourself boxes, the beautiful Welsh accent, and so much more.

Dai's book God's Brilliantly Big Creation Story is available here.

His website Spoken Truth is here.

You can find him on Twitter @daiwoolridge

You can find me on Twitter @paulkerensa 

This podcast is currently occupied by CATCHING UP - longform chats, unedited, with various people, individuals and humans. Stay subscribed for more. It's all a bit experimental, so take it in that guerrilla spirit.

For a more edited, honed and finely produced podcast, my other podcast The British Broadcasting Century is telling the origin story of the BBC, radio and life as we know it. Try it!

As for this one, stay subscribed, stay well, stay safe, staycation, steak sandwich.

CATCHING UP… with Paul Savage

CATCHING UP… with Paul Savage

March 7, 2021

A 2nd instalment of CATCHING UP - an occasional longform interview podcast. This time it's with comedian, comic book creator and boat owner Paul Savage. He talks about creativity in lockdown, pandemic childcare, comic book creation, the changing world of stand-up, plus a gig tale about aiding and abetting an escaped inmate.

Paul's new comic book - 'But Doctor, I AM a Collection of Comic Strips by Paul Savage' - is available at https://www.savagecomic.com

You can find him on Twitter @comedysavage

You can find me on Twitter @paulkerensa 

This podcast is currently occupied by CATCHING UP - longform chats, unedited, with various people, individuals and humans. Stay subscribed for more. It's all a bit experimental, so take it in that guerrilla spirit.

For a more edited, honed and finely produced podcast, my other podcast The British Broadcasting Century is telling the origin story of the BBC, radio and life as we know it. Try it!

As for this one, stay subscribed, stay well, stay safe, staycation, steak sandwich.

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CATCHING UP… with Dan Willis

CATCHING UP… with Dan Willis

February 2, 2021

Hello stranger! It's been a while. It was at least one pandemic ago since we lost spoke. Or spoke here, at least.

So welcome to a new thing. A new irregular thing.

Appearing now and then, but specifically now: a random series of long-form unedited chats. Just catching up really.

This is recorded mid-lockdown, and with comedians unable to perform, one or two have got in touch and said: Let's catch up! I said: Sure! But I'm going to record it.

So Dan and I haven't chatted for about a decade. No reason. We just didn't gig together. You only chat to comedians if you gig together, or they have a podcast.

Dan moved to Australia, which at time of recording is largely freed up out of lockdown (though at time of editing, is back in lockdown again). So when we spoke, Dan was in quarantine having landed in Perth for their Fringe Festival. A few days into self-isolation, he was desperate to speak to someone. Hence this podcast.

We chat about the old days of the London stand-up circuit in the noughties, the time we both spent a week living in the Big Brother House, and I unearth my gig list tallying up every time Dan and I gigged together.

More soon. Or not soon. More some time, with someone else, inc Tony Vino and Paul Savage.

So stay subscribed, if you like.

And hey, this is an experimental longform podcast. If you don't like it, that's ok. It's free-wheeling, free-flowing, (contains some adult language) and TBH, by not editing it, I can focus on other projects, including:

- My other podcast The British Broadcasting Century

- My weekly Facebook Live show

- Things I put on Patreon. Sign up here for exclusive advance writings, videos etc.

- Writing, online live shows (hire me!) and other things I put on my mailing list - sign up here.

Stay subscribed, stay well, stay safe, staycation.

My new podcast: The British Broadcasting Century… Subscribe now!

My new podcast: The British Broadcasting Century… Subscribe now!

June 3, 2020

Been a while, podpals!

This is a blatant plea to come and join my new podcast, The British Broadcasting Century. I'll be geeking out about the origins of the BBC, radio and life as we know it, for a dozen or so episodes (in series 1; then who knows how many thereafter).

This is an extended trailer, with a few bonus clips just for being loyal podcastees here on A Paul Kerensa Podcast/The Heptagon Club.

But to catch the new one, you'll need to subscribe to it, over at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-british-broadcasting-century-with-paul-kerensa/id1516471271

and find us on Facebook.com/BBCentury

Stay safe & keep listening...

Comedians With Books #3: Stevyn Colgan + James Dowdeswell

Comedians With Books #3: Stevyn Colgan + James Dowdeswell

November 28, 2019

One final Comedians With Books podcast... plus news of Paul's new Christmas podcast with Grace Dent, on Audible, which is out now!

At the 3rd Comedians With Books live show, we welcomed ex-QI elf Stevyn Colgan and wine connoisseur/comedian James Dowdeswell. Hear their chat on publishing, pubs, whodunnits, Rick Wakeman, doggy day care, and much more.

Their books:...

STEVYN COLGAN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Stevyn-Colgan/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AStevyn%20Colgan

JAMES DOWDESWELL: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pub-Manifesto-Comedian-stands-pubs/dp/1852493550/

 

...Plus ample info on Paul's new Audible Original Podcast, which is out now at https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Christmas-What-The-Fa-La-La-La-La-Audiobook/B082472KM8.

More details and an Audible free trial at https://www.paulkerensa.com/audible.php

 

Details on Paul's gigs - including Comedians & Carols - at https://paulkerensa.com

Join Paul's mailing listhttp://eepurl.com/M6Wbr

Book group/small group notes for Hark! The Biography of Christmas: https://www.paulkerensa.com/harknotes.pdf

 

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Comedians With Books #2: James Cary, Pierre Hollins, Dan Evans

Comedians With Books #2: James Cary, Pierre Hollins, Dan Evans

September 18, 2019

Comedians With Books returns! With live show #3 around the corner, here's live show #2 for your ears - or at least the book panel second half, recorded live at The Guildhall at Guildford Fringe Festival.

CWB is an occasional hybrid comedy-night-meets-book-festival, on this episode welcoming funny authors James Cary, Pierre Hollins and Dan Evans, hosted by Paul Kerensa (this is A Paul Kerensa Podcast after all). We get stuck into self-publishing v trad v Unbound, writing for radio, the future of the book industry, and much much more.

Also PK's requests for beta readers for new short stories... details of Hark! The Biography of Christmas book group notes... new children's book Joe's Bros and the Bus that Goes... your feedback for future podcasts/audio versions of PK's Writing Blog... and much much less.

 

Join Paul's "A Team" of beta readers for his new book/short stories (and/or feedback about the future of the podcast): https://paulkerensa.com/contact.php

Join Paul's mailing listhttp://eepurl.com/M6Wbr

Book group/small group notes for Hark! The Biography of Christmas: https://www.paulkerensa.com/harknotes.pdf

PK's Writing Bloghttps://kneeldownstandup.wordpress.com

Comedians With Books #3 is live at Guildford's Star Inn on Tue 8th October 2019, with Dominic Holland, Stevyn Colgan & James Dowdeswell. Tickets: https://www.guildfordfringe.com/events-archive/comedians-with-books-2/

 

+ this podcast's books:

Joe's Bros and the Bus That Goes by Paul Kerensa: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/joe-s-bros-and-the-bus-that-goes-pb

The Sacred Art of Joking by James Cary: http://www.jamescary.co.uk/sacred-art-of-joking/

The Karma Farmers by Pierre Hollins: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Karma-Farmers-Pierre-Hollins/dp/191158605X

The Casebook of D.I. Snaith by Dan Evans: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Casebook-D-I-Snaith-Dan-Evans-ebook/dp/B009562YVI

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Comedians With Books #1: Rosie Wilby, Matt Parker, Aidan Goatley

Comedians With Books #1: Rosie Wilby, Matt Parker, Aidan Goatley

June 8, 2019

A one-off (or at least very occasional) pop-up podcast with an excerpt from a recent Comedians With Books show, recorded live at The Star Inn with Guildford Fringe. It's a new thrice-yearly hybrid comedy night meets book festival. This panel discussion features anecdotalist Aidan Goatley, relationship ponderer Rosie Wilby & stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, hosted by El Capitan Paul Kerensa.

Come see the next Comedians With Books live! Mon 8th July 2019 at Guildford's Guildhall, with James Cary, Pierre Hollins & Dan Evans, hosted again by PK. https://guildfordfringefestival.com/sessions/comedians-with-books/

The next night, Tue 9th July 2019, new theatre compilation show Three Times Tables hits Guildford's Star Inn: https://guildfordfringefestival.com/sessions/three-times-tables-an-evening-of-new-theatre/ 

Our 3rd Comedians With Books will be on Tue 8th October 2019, at Guildford's Star Inn, acts TBC: https://www.guildfordfringe.com/events-archive/comedians-with-books-2/

More of Paul's gigs: https://www.paulkerensa.com/gigguide.php

And this podcast's books:

Never Eat the Buffet at a Sex Club by Aidan Goatley: http://www.lulu.com/shop/aidan-goatley/never-eat-the-buffett-at-a-sex-club/paperback/product-23532137.html

Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monogamy-Dead-Rethinking-Relationships-Century/dp/1786154536

Humble Pi by Matt Parker: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Humble-Pi-Comedy-Maths-Errors/dp/0241360234

Hark! The Biography of Christmas by Paul Kerensa: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hark-Biography-Christmas-Paul-Kerensa/dp/0745980171

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26 Steve Chalke & co -  Beyond the Redgrave

26 Steve Chalke & co - Beyond the Redgrave

January 16, 2019

Can it be? Our final episode? Yes. Yes it is. Stay subscribed for the future podcast that's currently percolating, due to replace this within the year. But for now enjoy 7 final conversational titbits from everyone's favourite 7-sided chat bunker...

- Charity mastermind STEVE CHALKE on his world-record-breaking feud with Sir Steve Redgrave
- BGT semi-finalist NOEL JAMES on televising 'the frog joke'
- Beatboxing champ GAV TYTE on teaches Paul to beatbox using a bag of cabbage
- Nomadic funnyman TONY VINO on Fijian language problems

- Vicar, author & prop-maker CRIS ROGERS on Butlins' secret swimming pool

- Presenting guru LEE JACKSON on why short is tough

- Comedic collator SIMON JENKINS on apocalyptic jumble sales
 
Thanks for listening! Look forward to bringing you something new soon...
 
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25 Christmas Special 2018 - The Nonagon Club!

25 Christmas Special 2018 - The Nonagon Club!

December 11, 2018

Ho ho whoa! 9 guests?! In a tribute to the 9 Lessons & Carols, Paul our Host of Christmas Past flies his sleigh back through festive history. There are no live guests a-guesting - instead for our penultimate show, Paul has a voice-changer. It's not a great voice-changer, but it means we drop in on influential Christmassy words from:

- Astronaut TOM STAFFORD on pranking NASA 

- Private HENRY WILLIAMSON on sharing tobacco

- Writer CHARLES DICKENS on humbuggery

- Writer WASHINGTON IRVING on Christmas the English way

- Devonian clergyman RICHARD SMART on Christmas the man

- Puritan minister HEZEKIAH WOODWARD on Christmas the heresy

- King HENRY III on Christmas the dinner

- Saint HILARY of POITIERS on the first carol

- Charles M Schulz creation LINUS on the true meaning of Christmas

Phew! One more episode to go, for now. Join us in January. Merry Christmas!

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