Chapter 2 of my Saturday afternoon conversation with Sheffield-born, but London-based musical boy Conor Houston. In this episode we delve into the importance of seeing everything as some kind of cosmic joke, and Conor makes the case for encouraging young people to take up trades like plumbing or pizza delivery instead of resorting to filming themselves having it away with strangers.
After two incredibly self-indulgent solo episodes, I finally have a guest.
It's none other than Conor Houston, a man who has gone from being a complete stranger to a best friend over the past three years or so.
Last Saturday, we set up microphones in my loft and we chatted for almost two hours. "We can edit it down," I thought, but then when I listened back I realised it was all pretty good. So I've chopped it into 5 pieces, and that's the next 5 episodes of the podcast.
Welcome to The Oliver Manning Show!
In the first episode, I take you all the way back to 2011, when I had a job trying to sell vibrating mattresses to old people over the phone and how, ultimately, this led me to listen to my first podcast.