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Ear Corn with Mark & Bruce

Ear Corn with Mark & Bruce

By Mark Crozer
Thanks for listening! We are now broadcasting a NEW podcast under the name RAIN STOPS PLAY.

Ear Corn with Mark and Bruce is hosted by musician Mark Crozer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bray Wyatt) and writer-film-maker Bruce Windwood (12 In A Box.)

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Rain Stops Play... Coming Soon
Introducing our new podcast
00:58
May 13, 2020
The Final Countdown
Eh up Ear Corners. Here is a new episode and, as you will learn, it’s the last Ear Corn before we come back with a new thing called Rain Stops Play. Stay tuned.
01:00:06
May 8, 2020
Bruce-World Problems
Seagulls, Wood Pigeons, Hotties and Crofters are all topics under discussion in this week's sizzling new episode of Ear Corn with Mark and Bruce! 
01:00:27
May 1, 2020
The Very Early Very Late Show
Idle banter to help you unwind during these dark days.
54:42
April 21, 2020
Have We Not Got No News For You?
A multi-faceted discourse centred around current affairs and other shit. Includes an exclusive preview of a brand new acoustic 'lockdown' charity-fundraiser version of Mark's WWE smash hit song "Live In Fear" (or Broken Out In Love as it was originally titled.) Stay tuned for more details about that.
58:19
April 10, 2020
The Thing About That Thing
More Stuff and Nonsense and everything in between.
01:00:03
April 3, 2020
Name That Tune
This week's episode features the usual balderdash as well as some fascinating ornithological chat and a terrific tune from Brooklyn PS 170's 5th Grade Band.
56:40
March 27, 2020
Four Horsemen and a Toilet Roll
It's the end of the world! Come and join the fun.
49:52
March 20, 2020
Pardon Our Pants
Featuring some truly staggering impressions and the usual mix of nonsense and waffle.
01:02:58
March 6, 2020
Ear Corn Newsreel
A little bit of silliness
00:28
February 28, 2020
Beware The Wolves of Worry!
Another hour of pointless banter from the Axis of Idle.
01:04:34
February 28, 2020
The Wrong Band
In which Bruce sticks it to the man and gets over-excited about jewelry. Also includes Oscar and TV chat. Today's episode is sponsored by Twisted-Root.co.uk
59:15
February 17, 2020
How Many Is Enough?
How many likes must a man (or woman) acquire before he (or she) gets to be a man (or woman?)
01:12:12
February 7, 2020
Rock Bottom!
Mark and Bruce discuss plans for their new celebrity buttcrack panel show 'Rock Bottom!'
58:47
January 24, 2020
Trashing Harry Styles
More idle chat than you can shake a stick insect at including an in-depth critique of some of that there 'pop music' made by young people. Also includes an exclusive play of Mark's song 'Wayward Soul' featuring the fabulous Ryan Egan on vocals.
59:18
January 10, 2020
Ear Corn 2020. The Beginning of a New Chapter That's Quite Similar To The Previous One But Hopefully A Little Bit Better
In which Mark and Bruce bang on about war films, dissect Ed Sheeran and share their hopes and dreams for 2020.
01:02:54
January 3, 2020
Inbetweenmas: Don't Mention The War
Waffle and chuckles to fill that hole between Xmas and New Year. 
01:06:37
December 27, 2019
2019 End of the Ear Best Bits
A compilation of some of the Ear Corn highlights of the year. Happy Holidays folks!
47:51
December 25, 2019
A Sweary Ear-y Christmas!
It's the Ear Corn Christmas Special with larks-a-plenty and--as it says on the label--plenty of festive swearing to get you in the Holiday Spirit.  Featuring Festive Hits from a parallel universe by The Crozer Brothers.
01:03:05
December 20, 2019
Poor But Free
In today's episode (which due to editing time constraints contains an ENORMOUS amount of swearing) the fellas complain about work and politics.  Featured music as requested by Mr Windwood: Mr Crozer's original demo of Never Slows Down.
01:10:18
December 13, 2019
The Gaps In Between
Middle-aged ranting from The Axis of Idle. Featured music: Elegy by Bruce Windwood.
01:01:13
December 6, 2019
The Self-Doubters Guide to Wayfinding
The usual mix of jokey self-deprecation and ultra-serious introspection. Topics covered: Self-doubt, Education, Work (or lack of it,) Sleep (or lack of it,) Memory, Music, Script Writing, Financial Assistance for Artists and more and we have music from Australian songstress Lisa Fitzgibbon with her song 'The Maze.' Today's episode has been thoroughly cleansed of rude words and has been certified Family Friendly.
01:10:20
November 29, 2019
Redaction Speaks Louder Than Words
Today's heavily-redacted episode (our lawyers made us do it) features the usual irreverent dissection of a life in the day of a down-at-heel artist and we have music from Welcome To Peepworld with their wonderful song 'Weight of the World.'  ".Entertaininger than a kick in the gusset!" Umberto Trousers, The Blackbird Leys Chronicle "Too much swearing!" Stephen Coe, Guardian Of The Shire
01:04:02
November 22, 2019
The Art of Skiving
"...the boozier, ruder, cool-er bastard brother of BBC Radio 4's 'Only Artists.' Tony Spotiswode, Toxteth International Tribune. This weeks episode ends with a never-before-heard remix of Broken Out In Love created by Oxford musician Phill Honey who was the guitar player with Mark Crozer and The Rels at Wrestlemania 30.
01:06:42
November 15, 2019
10 Week Anniversary Collector's Edition!
Bruce and Mark talk cobblers and attempt to poke each other with the Sharpened Stick of Motivation.
01:04:21
November 8, 2019
Halloween Special!
Amongst the usual very swear-y ranting and raving you've come to love, Mark and Bruce swap spooky tales of paranormal activity in and around Oxford.
01:15:00
November 1, 2019
Speculative Briefs
63 Minutes of Mostly Ranting. Special musical guest: The spirit of Art Garfunkel.
01:02:48
October 25, 2019
Waiting For Palindrome Bin (Not His Real Name)
Bruce and Mark discuss (aka whinge at length) the pros and cons of modern technology; the status of a variety of creative projects; peculiar dreams and Bruce swears his ruddy head off as always.
01:04:44
October 18, 2019
The Teas(e) of Possibilities
Offensive accents... LOTS of swearing... rambling about Christmas... what we've been up to in the last week... and generally poking the embers of hope that glow in the fire of despondency. Also... MArk's cover of John Lennon's 'Jealous Guy.'
01:05:52
October 11, 2019
Inspiration: Writing Lyrics
Bruce and Mark talk about writing song lyrics, teaching, work, finding inspiration and swear A LOT! 
01:05:01
October 4, 2019
Creative Idling
Bruce and Mark chat about being creative idlers and for some reason plug a number of products and services to which they have no official affiliation.
59:40
September 27, 2019
Axe To Grind
In today's episode Mark and Bruce get worked up into a veritable rage about having to promote themselves on social media.  Also: Axe throwing, script rejection, new music from Mark, and Bruce needs thirty winks.
55:49
September 20, 2019
Inspector Wield, phone call for you...
In this this week's edition of EAR CORN! Judge On a Winch! Attack of the Nine Foot Pigeons! I'm Alec Baldwin! I Was Kevin Costner's Body! In Bed with Richard E Grant! John Noakes, Marty Pellow, George Michael, Dalziel & Pascoe AND MUCH MORE! Special musical feature: International Jetsetters. All music in today's episode is (c) Mark Crozer and Bruce Windwood.
57:43
September 13, 2019
Is This It?
Today's episode is an in-depth chat about 'making it' in the entertainment industry. At what point does an artist consider themselves to have 'made it?' Does such a moment even exist? 
57:34
September 5, 2019