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!


Matt Willis - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #132  

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to YOU, the listener, of this, the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip - episode 132 at that! With any luck the new year has been treating you wonderfully, and at the very least, reasonably, and you've all been settling into 2017 snugly and comfortably. The Distraction Pieces Podcast will get you through, whatever the weather. ...and this week is no exception, as we welcome Matt Willis from Busted! Maybe they're a band you've enjoyed in the past, maybe you've snuck some Busted in your regular playlist rotation here and there, maybe a sibling or pal of yours has been a follower fan... Well, whatever way the band has made it into your radar, now's the time to "look for the similarities, not the differences" (a poignant quote from this week and last week, coincidentally enough) as we get into the life of Matt and the many, MANY trials and tribulations of being in an ultra popular pop band in the early 00's. Who would have thought it would be so tricky... A fascinating look under the Busted bonnet as we hear about the four-track foundations, the organic band growth, the astronomical launch to fame and stardom and the heaviness of a bandmate who is struggling with it all... Not only that, you will also have a ringside seat to Matt's own struggles with alcohol addiction, a unique tale but one which also resonates all too often among those in the spotlight... Thankfully Matt remained strong and is here to tell Pip the tale, so sit back and listen! MATT WILLIS on TWITTER • https://twitter.com/mattjwillis BUSTED website • http://www.busted.com SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER • https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM • https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com • FOLLOW • PEEP • ENJOY •

Rob Parker - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #131  

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME TO 2017!!! Happy new year to all Distraction Pieces crew (and non-crew, it's all love this year), we hope you had a phenomenal start to it all and saw off the remainder of last year's mayhem and carnage appropriately. Here's to the goodness and greatness ahead for all! SPEAKING OF WHICH... Here's a proper slice of Distraction Pieces Podcast confection for your ears, featuring very special guest Rob Parker! Maybe you know him... It's possible you don't... Nevertheless - prepare to make a new friend in this professional rugby player-turned-actor, as he gives you the full - the VERY full - scoop on everything Rob, from his upbringing right on through to the present day, where you will find him co-starring with your vibrant host Mr Scroobius Pip (and acting titanium Tom Hardy and Stephen Graham) in the upcoming 'Taboo'! A fascinating rundown, ranging from how he made it into the world of pro-sports via an award-winning and braggadocios schoolmate, his biking interests which date back to when he was but a three year old, all with the through line of his admirable and inspiration commitment to work and all round work ethic, down to sleeping in his car on the way to acting spots just to get the job done. Not only that, but tons more nuggets and jewels in this wide ranging and uplifting conversation, which also breaks down his heavy addiction to painkillers and how he dragged himself through it all, and rounding off wonderfully with a killer tale of how he actually made it to the screen in the first place... You will be sticking around for that for real... ENJOY!!! FOLLOW ROB PARKER! • https://twitter.com/robparker1981 FOLLOW SCROOBIUS PIP! • https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo WATCH TABOO on SATURDAY 7th JANUARY 2017 on BBC1! • http://www.slashfilm.com/taboo-trailer-2

DrunkCast (Mk6) - Xmas Special Part 4 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #130  

WASSSUUUP WASSSUUUP WASSSUUUP to this, your fourth and therefore FINAL DrunkCast podcast of 2016 with your three very wise and verrry drunken men (that'll be Scroobius Pip, Chris Glasson and Stu Whiffen), and the two equally drunken souls who accompany the trio (Brett Goldstein and Romesh Ranganathan - actually Romesh is considerably more drunk than everyone else)! Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy the final quarter of the mayhem... So what do we have here... Well - you know the routine. And this time the gang started with the best of intentions to give you a full and comprehensive rundown, month by month, of the year, but as you will hear, these best intentions quickly unravel into untraceable tangents, full on banter assault and general intoxicated insanity... The views are not on the fence, the punches are not pulled... 'Tis the season for the world to be put to rights by the Distraction Pieces fellowship, so join in and come aboard - grab a ringside seat, secure your snacks and nestle into that chunky knit sweater... Oh, we're going IN on this one... Have a gorgeous new year everyone, from the entire Distraction Pieces famalam! Thank you kindly for your ears and for your attention. We couldn't do it without you. Next year shall be nothing less than pure class at every step of the way. Be there with us won't ya... Huge love, folks! SPOILER ALERTS!!! Potential Black Mirror spoiler at around the 7 minute mark - maybe around 3 minutes or so... Tread careful. Mild Interstellar spoiler at around 49:20 too. Just so you know. Some people hate that stuff. Understandably so! ROMESH RANGANATHAN - https://twitter.com/RomeshRanga BRETT GOLDSTEIN - https://twitter.com/brettgoldstein CHRIS GLASSON - https://twitter.com/redshiftrebels STU WHIFFEN - https://twitter.com/stuwhiffen SCROOBIUS PIP - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo

Michaela Coel - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #129  

WWW EEE LLL CCC OOO MMM EEE (all three welcomes wrapped up right there) to episode ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINE of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Full on DPP greatness is assured as ever, as Pip catches up with the insanely awesome UK acting/writing/poetical treasure Michaela Coel! From her early days knocking around Tower Hamlets in a pentecostal upbringing, and how a psalm triggered her interests in poetry, Michaela gets deep into what added up to her present day self, as a multi-talented and well respected TV heavy hitter - from her take on reading and books in general, to spirituality and where she's at with it all now, drama school, reality TV, Uber and its complex personal social code of conduct, how she was discovered on stage, right through to where we find her now as star of 'Aliens', 'Chewing Gum' (and writer of, of course) and 'Black Mirror'... A perfect and full on satisfying listen so go on and get on that immediately! • MICHAELA COEL SOCIAL MEDIA! • Twitter - https://twitter.com/michaelacoel • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michaelacoel • Chewing Gum - www.channel4.com/programmes/chewing-gum/episode-guide • SCROOBIUS PIP SOCIAL MEDIA! • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo • Speech Development Records - https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com

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

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