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A Couple of Drips

A Couple of Drips

By Kris Grainger
Coffee, conversation and occasional quips! In each episode we talk to an interesting guest, whilst trying a new coffee and putting the world to rights. The show aims to be entertaining, enlightening and irreverent. Some strong language so recommended 15+.
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EPISODE 5 – The Feature Length Christmas Special: a.k.a.: “The Drips Christmas Message” (with special guest Stu Howarth)
EPISODE 5 – The Feature Length Christmas Special: a.k.a.: “The Drips Christmas Message” (with special guest Stu Howarth) Hi and welcome to episode 5 of the podcast that hopes to combine coffee, conversation and comedy with interesting topics, A Couple of Drips. My guest this episode is Stu Howarth from indie games developer Koko digital. Stu has developed games and training for the likes of Pokemon, Kinder, Lego and Ikea. He is a keen song writer, home recordist, Lego collector and recent coffee convert. In this episode we talk about how Stu got into games development, from a previous “very different” type of business, what he got up to in Hamburg, we discuss what is the best board game for a Christmas lockdown, Adult Fans of Lego, why his van keeps trying to sell him things and, is four Christmas trees too many?. We also get excited about Christmas films and unwrap some presents; all wearing our Christmas jumpers. Links: The Coffee Brewer by Grower’s Cup, Denmark Pandemic  Ticket to Ride Settlers of Catan The Secret Inside the World of Lego Stratford Riverboat Restaurant Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets) The Holiday Movies that Made Us Staffordshire University – Games Design Degree Thomas Pink – Wikipedia  Guest Links: Koko Digital Pokemon Winterfest Koko Digital on Twitter Koko Digital on Facebook Stu on Twitter Stu on LinkedIn If you’d like to get in touch with us, our email is coupleofdrips@gmail.com If you like what you hear, and you can afford it, why not buy us a coffee? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coupleofdrips Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from A Couple of Drips.  See you next year!
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December 25, 2020
EPISODE 4 – Bond, board games. Star Wars, Kubrick, Monolith art, cosplay, listen to the director, and where on Earth do you keep your TARDIS?. (with special guest Chris Stone)
EPISODE 4 – Bond, board games. Star Wars, Kubrick, Monolith art, cosplay, listen to the director, and where on Earth do you keep your TARDIS? (with special guest Chris Stone) Hi and welcome to episode 4 of the podcast that hopes to combine coffee, conversation and comedy with interesting topics, A Couple of Drips. In this episode, award winning film-maker and local lad, Chris Stone, talks about the transition from film as a hobby, to a full fledged career. He talks about script writing, working with actors to make show-reels, and trust on set. We talk about the films and directors that have influenced him and what he does to ‘relax’ when he’s not behind the camera. We discuss his working process, and who has the real talent. There’s the usual features such as ‘Claim to Fame’ and we discuss Kubrick, Monoliths in the desert and ‘what’s that standing next to your Dalek?’ We’d love to hear your comments about things you’d like us to discuss in future episodes, guests you’d like to see and, of course, coffees you’d like us to try. Here are the links to most of the things we mentioned in the episode: Coffee Links: Square Mile Coffee (today’s coffee was Rwanda – TUMBA, a Red Bourbon with hints of Blackcurrent, Jam and Lime, although this is seasonal and may not always be available). Pact(coffee, at the moment they have Christmas gifts, though all the advent calendars have now gone – what did you expect?) Guest Links: Chris Stone – Actor’s Show-reels Chris Stone on Vimeo Chris Stone on Twitter Chris Stone on Instagram Chris Stone on Facebook Chris Stone on IMDB Amateurs Video (Bond style video) Last Legs (radiation lockdown film) Technical Links: Cleanfeed (high quality web audio for broadcasting) If you’d like to get in touch with us, our email is coupleofdrips@gmail.com If you like what you hear, and you can afford it, why not buy us a coffee? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coupleofdrips We hope you enjoy the show and we’ll be posting the next episode really soon. Have a great day and stay safe!
55:02
December 11, 2020
EPISODE 3 - Joan Collins, Live Music and The Decline of the Christmas Record. (with special guest Jamie Summerfield)
EPISODE 3 – Joan Collins, Live Music and The Decline of the Christmas Record. (with special guest Jamie Summerfield) Hi and welcome to episode 3 of the podcast that hopes to combine coffee, conversation and comedy with interesting topics, A Couple of Drips. Reporter, music journalist, social media guru, now turned singer-songwriter, there isn’t much that today’s guest, Jamie Summerfield, can’t turn his hand to. In this episode, we ruminate on what happened to proper Christmas songs, how Jamie wrote one of his own, how much we miss live music, and during our ‘claim to fame’ section, we find out why Joan Collins thought he was a bit shifty. Jamie has also been kind enough to give us a sneak preview of his new single, Christmas Eve, to be released on 4th December and because it’s nearly Christmas, we have a small but silly mockumentary, into the creative process of making the record. We’d love to hear your comments about things you’d like us to discuss in future episodes, guests you’d like to see and, of course, coffees you’d like us to try. Here are the links to most of the things we mentioned in the episode: Darkwoods Panama (today’s coffee) Has Bean (coffee) Pact (coffee) A Little Bit of Stone (Stone’s community hub) Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas Album Phil Spectre’s Christmas Album Bob Dylan’s Christmas Album The Flaming Lips’ Christmas Album + Film Indie Midlands (Jamie's music reviews) Bitter Sweet Symphonies (more of Jamie's reviews) The Space Between The Notes (Jamie's music PR site) Christmas Eve by Jamie Summerfield (Jamie’s Christmas Single) Jamie’s Twitter Cleanfeed (high quality web audio for broadcasting) If you’d like to get in touch with us, our email is coupleofdrips@gmail.com If you like what you hear, and you can afford it, why not buy us a coffee? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coupleofdrips We hope you enjoy the show and we’ll be posting the next episode really soon. Have a great day and stay safe!
56:48
November 27, 2020
EPISODE 2 – The US Election, Hurricane Sandy and Prince Philip’s Trousers (with special guest Helene Sandy)
EPISODE 2 – The US Election, Hurricane Sandy and Prince Philip’s Trousers. (with special guest Helene Sandy) Hi and welcome to episode 2 of the podcast that hopes to combine coffee, conversation and comedy with interesting topics, A Couple of Drips. In this episode, we talk to local stand-up comedian and soon to be podcaster Helene Sandy. Helene has been performing locally and at the Edinburgh Fringe for a number of years. We talk about lockdown, being stranded in New York, whilst enduring a storm and sharing a toilet, the American election, Prince Philip’s trousers, and what kind of people the world’s favourite airline let loose in their first class cabin. We’d love to hear your comments about things you’d like us to discuss in future episodes, guests you’d like to see and, of course, coffees you’d like us to try. Here are the links to most of the things we mentioned in the episode: Helene Sandy’s Facebook Coffee – Square Mile – “Caballeros” from Honduras (red apple, macadamia, honeysuckle) washed processed Catuai variety James Hoffman, World Barista Champion 2007, website with links to YouTube, Twitter etc. Trump’s Spiritual Advisor Simon Pegg rewatches Shaun of the Dead, British GQ. Cleanfeed (high quality web audio for broadcasting) If you’d like to get in touch with us, our email is coupleofdrips@gmail.com If you like what you hear, and you can afford it, why not buy us a coffee? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coupleofdrips We hope you enjoy the show and we’ll be posting the next episode really soon. Have a great day and stay safe!
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November 13, 2020
EPISODE 1 - Brian Cox, Sara Pascoe, and The Wedding Proposal (with special guest Danny Davies)
EPISODE 1 – Brian Cox, Sara Pascoe, and the Wedding Proposal (with special guest Danny Davies) Hi and welcome to episode 1 of a brand new podcast that hopes to combine coffee, conversation and comedy with interesting topics. We’ll be taking a totally irreverent look at the world, whilst talking about coffee, things, and to people who have some interesting stories to tell. I’m your host, Kris Grainger, and I’m a coffee obsessive who tries to persuade funny and interesting people to join me for a chat, on the promise of some damned good coffee. In this episode, we talk to local stand up comedian and comedy gig organiser Danny Davies. Danny  has been on the semi-pro circuit for a number of years. We talk about how Covid-19 and lockdown has affected comedy gigs and venues, we talk about Danny’s marriage proposal and how he was the only the one who didn’t know what was happening, and I tell my story of when I met Sara Pascoe, in a toilet. We’d love to hear your comments about things you’d like us to discuss in future episodes, guests you’d like to see and, of course, coffees you’d like us to try. Here are the links to most of the things we mentioned in the episode. The podcasts are RSS feeds, so just copy and paste these into wherever you get your podcasts, to have a listen: Darkwoods Coffee, Common Grounds: Barrel Aged Coffee Sara Pascoe podcast, 'Sex Power Money’ (RSS Feed) Neil Mullarkey, comedian (and thoroughly nice chap) Nik Kershaw, musician and songwriter Hack Green, Secret Nuclear Bunker Moddershall Oaks Weddings, Spa and Afternoon Teas. James Hoffman, World Barista Champion 2007, website with links to YouTube, Twitter etc. Danny Davies, Facebook ‘Stand Upfrom the Shed’, Scott Bennettpodcast (RSS feed) ROFL Comedy Club If you’d like to get in touch with us, our email is coupleofdrips@gmail.com If you like what you hear, and you can afford it, why not buy us a coffee? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coupleofdrips We hope you enjoy the show and we’ll be posting the next episode really soon. Have a great day and stay safe!
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October 30, 2020