“Sorry I haven’t called darling. I’ve been busy. What with work, going to the gym, watching TV - there’s never been a spare moment. But I promise I’ll make it up to you - and it’ll never happen again” 😉😂👍
Shortest Podcast Ever! I’ve been receiving so many messages recently asking me when I’ll be back with more fun travel podcasts. Well the answer is - “Sometime soon!” 👍😀 But for those of you who need a does of my hit, sexy, manly story-telling voice... (and thank you for THOSE messages as well 😉👍)... here is “The Shortest Podcast Ever” - you’re welcome 😀👍
Back in 2001 I got involved in a charity called SCOPE and ended up on a 5 day/4 night trek up the Andes Mountains in Peru to the sacred Inca temple city of Machu Picchu. This 1:42:35s podcast - that's right - one hour and forty two minutes takes you through the whole adventure. It's in three parts:
Part One - (20 minutes) - All about how I got involved with Scope and how I ended up in Peru.
Part Two - (36 minutes) - Cusco & coca leaves.
Part Three - (46 minutes) - The Trek. Camps, hiking, Machu Picchu, hints and tips - and oodles to great stories and audio content from the trip itself.
If you haven't done this trek yet - do it now. If you have done this trek - I hope you've found this podcast brought back memories and made you smile.
If you're listening to this on my website - https://wrf-podcast.blogspot.com please feel free to comment in the comments area.
Short Peruvian musical intervals have been sourced from the http://freemusicarchive.org/ they are from:
Searching for your ancestors? Me too. Damned interesting isn't it? I got into the car this evening and decided to tell you my recent foray into finding out about my family.
If you want to leave a comment please head over to my website and listen and comment there: https://wrf-podcast.blogspot.com/
Thank you for listening and your continued support & laughter. The whole team here at WRF really do appreciate all you WRFers out there :)
So I arrived in Los Angeles after three long days on a Greyhound Bus. What a journey that was! (You'll have to go back to Part One to listen about that).
Now it was time to experience the Land Of Fruit & Nuts - sunny California and all it had to offer.
What happens in this show? I changed my name once (nearly twice!), almost get ripped to pieces, and find myself in the Beverly Hills Yacht Club!
All good fun. Listen here, comment and enjoy: https://wrf-podcast.blogspot.com/
And in the true spirit of keeping it free. Here's a few tracks I used from the Free Music Archive :
This one I used in all it's entirety:
The Balloon by Oblivian Substanshall
And here's a few that I used bits from:
American Dream by Cletus Got Shot
Stranger Danger by Thee Irma & Louise
Irish Washerwoman by Howie & Ann Mitchell
Drunken Sailor by Roger McGuinn
The End by Happy Elf
Please come back real soon to WRF. You'll find me here: https://wrf-podcast.blogspot.com/ - Listen, comment and enjoy.
Down By The River Thames - Not quite Laurie Lee style, more like jolly hiker mode - I set off for a brisk walk on this sprightly winter’s afternoon. Little did I know just how COLD (!) it was out there. Equally - I ran out of battery on my phone as well - unheard-of I know - but it really happened. So I could have edited this and stuck a “proper” ending on this - but I didn’t. I want all my shows to be as natural as possible. So as much as it was a surprise to me that my phone suddenly died on me - it will equally be a surprise for you when I suddenly stop talking and it’s the end of the show ... a kind of “Podcast Musical Chairs” 😀👍
Everyone was talking about doing podcasts on YouTube and saving the audio and blah, blah, blah. And I thought - "Wait a minute - I've got loads of Facebook Livefeed videos where I'm just wandering around describing things. They'd make cool little podcasts?!"
So, this is the first one from a business trip to a small market town called Stamford up in the county of Lincolnshire, England back in the Winter of 2016.
The "back story" behind this is that I'd just finished dinner in my hotel, and I went out to find a shop to purchase a bottle of water (at a much cheaper price than in the hotel). I also wanted to get out and discover the town. As it happens... well... you'll listen to what happens.
Note: Throughout the audio you you'll hear me pause and then answer someone or make a comment to someone - that's me reading the comments on my iPhone from people who were viewing the live video.
This podcast also hails the introduction of my new rebranded intro and intro - "WRF".
Please go over to my website and leave a comment there: https://wrf-podcast.blogspot.com/ - let me know what you think. And thanks for listening :)
Dreams - As Bill Shakespeare once said: “We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.” So I wanted to talk about dreams. About my dreams. And the whole concept of dreaming. We spend a third of our life in bed - generally asleep. What a wholly useless waste of time. I’m so glad for my Dream Land. Listen here and leave a comment: https://wrf-podcast.blogspot.com/
Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking - ha ha. It is mid January 2019 and I still find myself without a full recording voice. So - I have scraped together some deleted iPhone memo recordings where things went a bit wrong...!.. (3.5 minutes worth 😀👍) and have packaged them together here in the Anchor app. I will admit this is just a shameless excuse to publish SOMETHING until the full voice arrives. (The last minute of this is an actual “Pocket Recording”... lol...) Enjoy. And hopefully I’ll be back soon!
In the summer of 1988 I headed west... across the Atlantic to New York... and then across to California on several Greyhound Buses. A three day trip full of caffeine tablets, Devil worshippers and fast food!
And in true fashion of "keeping it free" here on Anchor - the following full length music tracks were used care of The Free Music Archive:
"American Life" by Silence is Sexy
"I Hate America" by Moms Jeans
"California" by The Spectacular Fantastic
"L.A." by the Nighttime Adventure Society
And finally this last track I did a couple of 15 second samples from:
"Americana Jam" by The Underscore Okestra
After only spending a short time on the Anchor.fm podcast platform I've come across some really cool podcasts & podcasters.
This podcast is a review of the current "Magnificent Seven Podcasts" that I've found so far.
Each in their own way has something that appeals to me - that makes me want to go back and listen to them again.
I hope the podcasts I've reviewed like what I've said about them!
And after you've listened to them I'm sure you'll agree they were worthy to be in my first "Magnificent Seven Podcast Review" and that they'll become your favourite as well.
Keeping it Free - the small musical breaks between reviews were all taken from this one track:
Twas the Summer of 1983 as four fine young strapping lads set off on a hitch-hike to the South of France from the North of England. The Fab Fours French Frolic - Part Un dealt with the hitch-hike down to Le Sud. Part Deux sees what happened after we left Avignon... where we went... what we did... and how we met Jim Morrison.
This was a truly great adventure in my life. A trip that I Iook back on with fond memories and strange twitch anytime someone mentions ravioli.
Several bits of music were used in the making of this podcast.
Whole tracks were:
Wine Wine Wine by Stompin' Riff Raffs available here:
Tequila 10 Seconds by John Wesley Coleman available here:
Partial (edited) tracks were:
Stormy Blues by Arne Huseby available here:
Reveille Variation/Drum Call/Slow Scotch/Quick Scotch/Yankee Doodle by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps available here:
Keeping it free at: http://freemusicarchive.org/
So I was driving home...stuck in a 2 hour traffic jam... and I started to think about Christmas and what it meant when I was younger. Ideally I should have been sitting in front of a warm log fire, sipping brandy, and recounting tales of my Christmas youth with joy & merriment. In reality I was stuck on the M11 motorway heading south rambling away to myself like a madman! :)
Anyway - an "Early Merry Christmas" to you all! (Is this the first "Christmas Special" podcast you've heard this year? Please let me know? :) )
The “Fab Fours French Frolic – Part Un – The Hitch To The South Of France” takes us back to the Summer of 1983 when four fine, handsome strutting bucks from the North East of England (Teesside to be precise!) decided to hitch-hike down to the South of France. This 1hr and 20 minutes or so episode is “Part Un – the Hitch Through France”. I’m not going to spoil it for you now by telling you all about it. Put the kettle on. Get your comfy chair all set up. Get the brew and few biccies – and sit down and relax whilst I whisk you away on a “very unusual adventure”!
Music care of the Free Music Archive website (whilst it still exists!) complete tracks used were:
South Of France by The Swing Ninjas - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Swing_Ninjas/Tears_Of_The_Tuba_The_Difficult_Second_Album/The_Swing_Ninjas_-_South_Of_France_1593
French Water by Smokey Hormel - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Smokey_Hormel/Live_at_WFMU_on_Jeffrey_Cobbs_Show_on_432008/French_Water
Creeque Allies by Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now! - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Everybody_Was_In_The_French_ResistanceNow/Live_At_WFMU_on_Evan_Funk_Davies_Show_on_05182010/Everybody_Was_In_The_French_Resistance_Now_01_Creeque_Allies
Allo-Allo by Les Sans Culottes - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Les_Sans_Culottes/Live_on_WFMUs_The_Evan_Funk_Davies_Show_Feb_11_2015/Allo-Allo
Sampled track from - Sad French Accordion by Dana Boulé - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dana_Boule/Songs_For_Paris/05_Sad_French_Accordion
What started off with a good intentioned podcast slowly broke down into general ramblings as I lost my voice, my way in traffic, and most definitely the plot. I kind of resurrected it with a bit of topping & tailing. It's all good fun in the end. One man & his phone out and about.
By Googling "Random Subject Generator" I came across today's podcast idea - shoes. It is, indeed, very random. But it just goes to show that if you really want to make a podcast and just shout out to the world... there's always someone or something that can help you out.
The M25 - London's Orbital Motorway was blocked due to.. well... you'll have to listen to find out. I set off early from work to take an "Alternative Route" home... as did everyone else.. everywhere.. and seemingly on the same route as me! This is me in the car telling you all about it.
The background music is a track called "vacaciones (salsa)" by Dee Yan-Key used under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. The track can be found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dee_Yan-Key/bailes_de_saln/10--Dee_Yan-Key-vacaciones__salsa
Here's a cheery little ghost story for you - Happy Halloween.
The story is as old as the hills and I can't take credit for it. The deliciously haunting background music is called "Haunting The Crypt" by Haunted Corpse used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License - obtainable for download the freemusicarchive.org