Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

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Distraction Pieces is the fastest growing weekly podcast in the UK. Hosted by Scroobius Pip with guests ranging from Russell Brand to Simon Pegg, Alan Moore to Stewart Lee, Zane Lowe to Josie Long and everyone inbetween. Now available on acast, iTunes and all good podcast outlets. Download, subscribe, rate & review now!


Lauren Laverne - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #127  

Welcome, welcome, WELCOME (shouted that last one) to episode 127 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week is a sureshot slammer as Pip is joined by the long-hinted at national treasure Lauren Laverne! A perfect broadcasting-based chat as Pip and Lauren get along like old mates, venturing easily back and forth into her past and present and covering all necessary awesomeness along the way. We get all the scoops on her early days with pop band Kenickie (surely at least a few of you out there are still holding onto a comprehensive back catalogue), her humble but broadminded Sunderland upbringing in a 'cultural tardis' surrounded by all kinds of music, the cynicism poured over programmes like 'Geordie Shore' and such like, her illustrious career in both television and radio, which currently finds her comfortably holding the fort down on her BBC 6Music slot and boasting a 2 million-plus listenership, and her website The Pool, which is a fantastic female-centric website that demands your immediate attention. Alongside that, we hear more on the magic of radio on the whole which of course summons the long-missed spirit of John Peel, Terry Wogan, Glastonbury and the festival scene, and how she manages to keep such an insanely busy schedule in check. Inspirational, crazy entertaining and immensely satisfying. Get in to it! LAUREN LAVERNE MEDIA! • TWITTER - https://twitter.com/laurenlaverne • THE-POOL - https://www.the-pool.com • 6Music - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00c000j SCROOBIUS PIP MEDIA! • TWITTER/INSTAGRAM - @ScroobiusPipYo • SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS - https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com

Distraction Pieces Network Special - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #126  

Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. WELCOME. Yes indeed, an additional welcome is necessary this week as you are treated to FOUR Distraction Pieces Network reps right here - it's episode 126 of Distraction Pieces and it is the DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK SPECIAL! Join your regular host Scroobius Pip and the presenters of the amazingly informative (award winning!) drug education podcast Say Why To Drugs (Dr Suzi Gage), the super superb wrestling show Tuesday Night Jaw (Jim Smallman) and the LEAP UK podcast Stop And Search (Jason Reed) in a perfect podcast pileup, for all kinds of gossip, show notes, the highs of being part of the network over the past year and all manner of banter brilliance from the crew who deliver gold in every respective episode. If you haven't peeped any of the episodes from this lot yet, my god - get involved! Enjoy!!! Here's where you can find everyone: • SAY WHY TO DRUGS with Dr Suzi Gage: https://www.acast.com/saywhytodrugs • Dr Suzi Gage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/soozaphone • TUESDAY NIGHT JAW with Jim Smallman: https://www.acast.com/tuesdaynightjaw • Jim Smallman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jimsmallman • STOP AND SEARCH with Jason Reed/LEAP UK: https://www.acast.com/stopandsearch • Jason Reed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasontron • SCROOBIUS PIP on Instagram & Twitter: @ScroobiusPipYo • SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS: https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com

B. Dolan / Knowmore.org - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #125  

Welcome, welcome, welcome to your one hundred and twenty-fifth episode of the all knowing, all seeing and all conquering Distraction Pieces Podcast with your host Scroobius Pip! A solid gold slammer this week as you have become accustomed to by now, with Strange Famous and Speech Development's very own B. Dolan! B's third visit to the Distraction Pieces labs is on official business, this time not specifically involving rap music but focused more on the current efforts to get the incredibly important Knowmore.org site up and running to maximum power. You may have heard of Knowmore and how it offers an invaluable resource to the public, by way of providing information about the ethics of companies and corporations that would otherwise be very difficult for the public to get their hands on. It's been operational for around a decade through B. Dolan's efforts and with assistance from a tireless brigade of like-minded and well-intentioned helpers, but now is the time to get this incredible resource up to the level of power it truly deserves to be at - now is the time to transform it into a full on, full time and fully operational one-stop platform for finding out where your money is really going in order that you can make truly informed decisions about where you are putting your currencies... A wonderful Skype convo with Pip from the PipLabs and B from the B. Labs, going into proper depth about the company, the trials and tribulations, the history, the origins, the incredible American Apparel saga, the future, and how you can help be a part of the leveling-up of this brilliant cause. ...and as you may well imagine, a healthy amount of post-election talk too. Goddamn... Has it really been a week...? KNOWMORE.ORG - listen, get informed, get involved, and spread the word. Donate, Tweet, shout, email, spread it as far and wide as you can. • KNOWMORE: https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/web-s-largest-searchable-corporate-crime-database • B. DOLAN: https://twitter.com/BDolanSFR • SCROOBIUS PIP: https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo

UFC 205 Roundtable w/ Chris & Sam - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #124  

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME and SURPRISE - it's a full strength Monday morning shot of triple-distilled Distraction Pieces goodness for your immediate attention! Not so much a DrunkCast as a Sleep-DeprivedCast BUT no less on point and razor sharp, as Pip is joined by the DrunkCast regular and Distraction Pieces Champ/Redshift Rebels homie Mr Chris Glasson, as well as special guest Sam Marshall of Chester Le Street CrossFit (who you will know from various references and bigups in previous podcasts). A very full on UFC reaction podcast right here as the trio go DEEP into UFC 205 and the results/events therein, as well as several nuggets and tidbits laced throughout. But really this is a proper UFC throwdown so if you're a UFC head, this one's you. If you're not necessarily familiar but are interested in the scene, then this is a perfect way to become accustomed to names, terms, the whole deal. Join the gang for a pastry/coffee/gossip-filled chatgallery and powerful post-UFC face-off! Enjoy. SCROOBIUS PIP: https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo CHRIS GLASSON: https://twitter.com/redshiftrebels SAM MARSHALL: https://www.facebook.com/CrossFitchesterlestreet SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS: https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com

Iain Lee - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #123  

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME - three welcome as standard of course - to episode 123 of your weekly Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! ...and what a perfect companion to last weeks broadcasting gold, as we welcome (thrice, naturally) radio maverick and all round frequency-waves captain Iain Lee! A wonderfully wide-ranging discussion between Pip and Iain, covering the whole journey which has led him to where he currently makes his radio home at Talk Radio. From his glorious pseudonym IAIN IN BLACK THUNDER (certainly a strong contender for an Iain bio-pic title) in his old-skool presenting days, all the way through the main stations he's frequented including LBC and Absolute, as well as his time a while back on '11 O' Clock Show', his path has been intense and full of learning curves and hurdles, all of which you shall hear about. How he gets the most from call-in guests and his sixth-sense for when there's more to be gleaned, his 'bedroom' style of broadcasting and how he reached that sleek freestyle flow of presenting, and a very moving recounting of his situation at the BBC which led to a firing and consequently, a long and heavy depression. Heavy, entertaining, open, honest and inspiring. These broadcasters always bring it and this is further proof of that... Get to know more about Iain - after this one you surely will, and you'll be glad you do. Enjoy! IAIN LEE • Twitter - @IainLee • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/iainlee ADDITIONAL NOTES! If you have a recording studio that may house around 6 Distraction Pieces guests in DrunkCast style (with engineer if possible) for a xmas podcast recording, hit up Pip! Links in this episode on the Acast app, or hit Pip up on Twitter/Instagram: @ScroobiusPipYo /// email: scroobiuspip@hotmail.co.uk. More info on the intro!

Geoff Lloyd - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #122  

WELCOME - multiplied by three as always - to episode 122 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Now that you've been sufficiently welcomed, please enjoy another glorious show, as Pip gets deep in the choppy broadcasting waters with radio veteran Geoff Lloyd! Surely you will have come into contact with Geoff over the years, from his decades of radio presenting on all manner of stations (the formative years of which beginning in Manchester), and more than likely heard his awesome shows on Absolute Radio where he currently makes his home, but this is an unmissable opportunity to get further acquainted with the instantly likeable Geoff and get the whole lifelong scoop! From those humble beginnings back in his hospital radio volunteering days, to his experiences over at Virgin Radio right up to his immensely popular present day broadcasting, including his self proclaimed nerd origins, school experiences, it's a proper lively and entertaining chat which also gets incredibly open and honest as we hear about some life changing events in Geoff's life which presented some drastic forks in his road... Get to know Geoff, and enjoy his company. You most certainly will. FOLLOW GEOFF ON TWITTER • twitter.com/GeoffLloyd / @GeoffLloyd FOLLOW PIP ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM • @ScroobiusPipYo

Jack Gallagher - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #119  

(WWE)lcome, (WWE)lcome, (WWE)lcome to the World Wide Epic and permanent championship winning DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST with Scroobius Pip! Clocking in at a solid 119 episodes at that - and this week, Pip is joined by the almighty WWE wrestler and immaculately turned out JACK GALLAGHER! A rock solid and super strong style convo as Jack runs through it all... From his British independent circuit beginnings right up through to his WWE signing, Cruiserweight Classic involvement, Progress, training, style, attitude, other wrestlers, and all kinds of anecdotes and good old fashioned gossip revolving around all things wrestling... One for the wrestling fans of all degrees, from beginner to pro... So much to get stuck into - get involved with Gentleman Jack! ––– JACK GALLAGHER ––– • TWITTER: @gentlemanjackg • INSTAGRAM: @mrgentlemanjack ––– SCROOBIUS PIP ––– • TWITTER: @Scroobiuspipyo • INSTAGRAM: @Scroobiuspipyo • SPEECH DEVELOPMENT: https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com

DrunkCast (Mk5) - Part 4 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #118  

As ever, as standard, welcomewelcomewelcome to you, the whole Team 3W massive - you are here LIVE AND DIRECT at the gate of madness and mayhem which is the final quarter of the craft beer-drenched DrunkCast! ...and you know what that means don't you... ...shall we let Craig take it from here...? Oh you betchya. You know what it is. Have fun. Thank you for tuning in. It's been wild. Now it's time to sleep it off and remember fragments of it tomorrow morning and throughout the day as the smoke clears on the drunken jigsaw that was the DrunkCast. Distraction Pieces Podcast OUT! *** LOOK AT THE ACAST LINKS FOR THE CONTEST!!! THERE IS A SACK OF GOODIES FOR YOU TO WIN!!! BE ALERT!!! ••• • SCROOBIUS PIP: @Scroobiuspipyo • CHRIS GLASSON: @redshiftrebels • STU WHIFFEN: @stuwhiffen • SPEECH DEVELOPMENT: http://www.scroobiuspip.co.uk • WHIFF INN beer pumps supplied by love-beer.co.uk (reluctant sponsor) • Holler for guest spots for upcoming clubnights eh? • AUDIOPHILE: Saturday 8th October - @TheBookClubEC2 • WEARELIZARDS: Saturday 22nd October - @TheBookClubEC2

DrunkCast (Mk5) - Part 3 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #118  

You are welcomed thricely to the third instalment of four, of the fifth instalment of the DrunkCasts which fall into the 118th instalment of the Distraction Pieces Podcast! So many instalments. Let's go girls! Seal! The Greyhound bus! The Grand Canyon! Pip the young tourist! Games! Computer games at that! Cinema! Bad Boys! Star Trek! JJ Abrams! Kevin Hart! Accidental Paul Blart! The friendliest text messager Brett Goldstein! Rousing drum! More computer games! Fighting Fantasy books! A mouthful of Roses for you for tuning into this third of the quarter - indeed, a kiss from a rose at that... ...the question remains... ...y'all ready for Craig...? • SCROOBIUS PIP: @Scroobiuspipyo • CHRIS GLASSON: @redshiftrebels • STU WHIFFEN: @stuwhiffen • SPEECH DEVELOPMENT: http://www.scroobiuspip.co.uk • WHIFF INN beer pumps supplied by love-beer.co.uk (reluctant sponsor) • AUDIOPHILE: Saturday 8th October - @TheBookClubEC2 • WEARELIZARDS: Saturday 22nd October - @TheBookClubEC2

DrunkCast (Mk5) - Part 2 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #118  

Triple-welcome shot of Distraction Pieces DrunkCast boozed up, sloppy and over-long welcomes upon your good selves, for the second installment of EPISODE 118! And the FIFTH installment of DrunkCasts. The three merry men with solid steel livers will take you through safely and in most entertaining fashion... Let's do this... Moving swiftly through live comedy, clubs, and that infamous beer-ad series, we land a solid right hook on the subject of MMA and UFC and everything within - you knew it was coming, come on now... Fan or not, engage yaself with some sideline gossip, speculation and observation, and get involved... And if you don't enjoy MMA, let's get you a McRib and you can come back when the next installment kicks in, mmm? Goddammit. Now I want a McRib. No. No I don't. Alright we're good. • SCROOBIUS PIP: @Scroobiuspipyo • CHRIS GLASSON: @redshiftrebels • STU WHIFFEN: @stuwhiffen • SPEECH DEVELOPMENT: http://www.scroobiuspip.co.uk • WHIFF INN beer pumps supplied by love-beer.co.uk (reluctant sponsor)

DrunkCast (Mk5) - Part 1 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #118  

1. Welcome. 2. Welcome. 3. Welcome. You are welcomed, basically, to episode 118 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast which this week decided to take a brief stop-off at the Whiff Inn for some gentle advance refreshment! It would seem that said refreshment was such a success that it evolved from a brief stop to a very lengthy and comfortable stay... And as such, you are now making ground on the vast frontier of episode one of FOUR of this week's episode... It's a DrunkCast, people! LOOK ALIVE! Join your - at this point - relatively sober host Scroobius Pip, the estimable Redshift Rebels homie in chief Christopher Glasson and the Whiff Inn governor himself Stu Whiffen on another grand adventure through popular culture ("youth culture" as Stu is keen to highlight) and all things pertinent to the fellas since their last catchup. MMA, films, music, television, clubnight goodness, experiences in the outside world and behind closed doors, and all manner of gossip from here to there. From to to fro. East to West. The whole bit. Get involved - you know the drill by now - settle in with your booze brothers and get well stuck in... SCROOBIUS PIP: @Scroobiuspipyo CHRIS GLASSON: @redshiftrebels STU WHIFFEN: @stuwhiffen SPEECH DEVELOPMENT: http://www.scroobiuspip.co.uk

Frankie Boyle - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #117  

A triple-stack of welcomes upon your good self to this, the one hundred and seventeenth episode of the perpetually polished and buffed-up Distraction Pieces podcast with your host Mister Scroobius Pip! A powerful and shameless display of podcasting goodness this week with the highly requested, heavily demanded Frankie Boyle! Hold tight as Pip and Frankie (there's an animated crime-solving duo if ever there was one) summit the comedy mountain and check off all kinds of flags along the journey, including hip hop (UK and grime specifically) and how Frankie's made efforts to apply to skill and dedication of the music to his own craft, his comic leanings and influences, his image of being somewhat on the offensive side in UK comedy and how his comedy is often misconstrued, heroes in comedy, the reality of alcoholism, reality television and popular culture and all that these topics entail... A huge amount to tackle and all manoeuvred through with precision and skill. Lovely. Get into it.

Edith Bowman - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #116  

Welcome, welcome, welcome and good day to you, Team 3W! It is episode 116 of the radio friendly, golden voiced, always fine tuned Distraction Pieces podcast with Scroobius Pip, and this week you are treated the routinely awesome presenter Queen on high, Edith Bowman! Kicking things off with no delay by first delving deep into all things film geek, as Pip and Edith go head to head in their cinematic love and knowledge - and of course that doesn't end there, as the conversation meanders wonderfully through Edith's media journey and upbringing (through her many varied and high level presenting roles), but never drifts too far from film island. You can hear and feel Edith's passion for film and soundtracks permeate through every second of their talk, and it's a fascinating accompaniment to your hopefully already Edith-ful day to day listening. Enriching and inspiring goodness. ••••• EDITH'S WEBSITE : http://www.edithbowman.com (and home of her 'Soundtracking' podcast) ••••• EDITH'S TWITTER : https://twitter.com/edibow ••••• EDITH'S INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/edibow ••••• ••••• PIP'S WEBSITE : www.scroobiuspip.co.uk ••••• PIP'S TWITTER : https://twitter.com/scroobiuspipyo ••••• PIP'S INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••

Satin Lizard Lounge Special (part 2) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #115  

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME back to PART 2 of a hefty double dose of Distraction Pieces / Satin Lizards Lounge greatness... Peep the last episode for a full background of how this came about (and if you're seeing this episode before the first part, certainly go back and grab that one immediately!), but here we have the remaining three guests from what would have been Pip's curated Bestival lineup. Check this lot out... PART 2 GUESTLIST! • HOLLIE McNISH! • JACK ROOKE! • CECILIA KNAPP! A superb conclusion to this one-two punch (the friendly kind, naturally) with poignant and very real first-person parental scientifics from Hollie, the art of grieving and how to change the perspective from Jack, and rounding it up nicely with emotional and brilliantly acute observation from Cecilia. What a way to tie these two episodes together... SOCIAL MEDIA! • HOLLIE McNISH WEB: https://holliepoetry.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/holliepoetry YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/holliemcnish • JACK ROOKE WEB: www.jackrooke.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jackrooke • CECILIA KNAPP WEB: ceciliaknapp.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ceciliaknapp • SCROOBIUS PIP WEB: www.scroobiuspip.co.uk TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo

Satin Lizard Lounge Special (part 1) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #115  

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME one and all to this extra heavy special episode of the DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST! Another double episode at that! As you will hear, a double pack is the only way this could have been contained, as your host Scroobius Pip rounded up SIX guests for this marathon... Let's break it down... As you may know already, Pip hosted and curated his own spoken word lineup for number of years at Bestival, the Sunday Best label-brand festival over there on the Isle Of Wight, under the name 'The Satin Lizard Lounge' (sharing the name with the spoken word segment on his old XFM radio show 'The Beatdown'). It was all set for this year but unfortunately in a difficult year for festivals, the Satin Lizard Lounge was dropped and left in freefall... Pip wasn't having that, so he assembled the lineup here for your listening pleasure and also, as a chance for those who wouldn't have been able to make it down to catch these stunning poets and writers. The format is good old fashioned Distraction Pieces chat, and then a performance from each guest directly after. PART 1 GUESTLIST! • ROB AUTON! • MARIA FERGUSON! • RAYMOND ANTROBUS! A perfect first parter, delivering playful observational genius from Rob and a background on his 'Yellow' / 'Sky' / 'Water' shows and much more, powerful Fringe slaying from Maria who breaks down her 'Fat Girls Don't Dance' show and process/life/background and all that goodness, and heavy literature wrangling from Raymond with good dose of education talk and deep discussion. AND THIS IS ONLY PART 1. SOCIAL MEDIA! • ROB AUTON WEB: www.robauton.co.uk TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RobertAuton • MARIA FERGUSON WEB: http://marialouiseferguson.tumblr.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kerdonk • RAYMOND ANTROBUS WEB: www.raymondantrobus.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RaymondAntrobus • SCROOBIUS PIP WEB: www.scroobiuspip.co.uk TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo

Neil Woods - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #114  

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to episode ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN of the Distraction Pieces Podcast, hosted by Scroobius Pip! And once more it's another solid slammer of a show, this week featuring Neil Woods of UK LEAP and now published author! The perfect companion podcast to your steady diet of Distraction Pieces Network goodness (alongside Say Why To Drugs and Stop & Search), as Neil brings nothing but wisdom, refreshing outlooks and sobering stories which you will be glad you sat in on... Neil talks about his background in the police force, beginning as an honest, innocent and well-meaning officer, then going on to chart his course into full on undercover work and the incredibly murky, almost entirely lights-out-dark world of the underground drug scene and the dealers who operate within. Scary, threatening and funny stories from a true veteran, and an enlightening look into the world of prohibition alternatives and the work that UK LEAP does behind and in front of the scenes. Get involved, get informed, and take notes - this is a packed one... LINKS! ••• NEIL WOODS ••• Twitter: https://twitter.com/wudzee0 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004428048215&fref=nf LEAP website: ukleap.org/ ••• SCROOBIUS PIP ••• Twitter/Instagram: @scroobiuspipyo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scroobiuspip/ Speech Development: https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com/

Limmy (Part 2) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #113  

W-W-WELCOME to DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST: EPISODE 113: PART 2 - featuring, as before, Scroobius Pip as always, and again, as before, Limmy! Let's pick up from part 1 shall we...? Another revealing and refreshing nugget of podcast goodness fading in seamlessly from the previous instalment, where we join Limmy's quest from the crushing lows and internal struggles that one may face, as Limmy talks honestly and openly about fatherhood and life in general, and his climbing of the comedy ladder right up to his current touring antics, book release and future plans. Brilliant. Fans or yet-to-be-fans, get involved won't ya... LIMMY SOCIAL MEDIA! Twitter • https://twitter.com/DaftLimmy Youtube • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ8Ql34vQn91fzq0xvG9Pqg SCROOBIUS PIP SOCIAL MEDIA! Twitter • https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo Instagram • https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo

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