• Published: Jul 26th, 2010
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The Best of The Fringe Podcast: Steve Daking, The Pool Guy

Sometimes I do very serious interviews, sometimes I put myself in the strangest situations to talk to the cast and crew of a show at the Fringe. Steve Daking, back in 2006, brought a Pool table into the studio.

It was part of his show, “The Pool Guy” where he did a cabaret act of trick shots and audience interaction – a show he had performed just once before coming up to Edinburgh. That’s the spirit of the Fringe, and that’s what I wanted to highlight in this Best of The Fringe retrospective.

The Best of The Fringe Podcast: Steve Daking, The Pool Guy

Steve Daking (www.stevedaking.com)
The Pool Guy

First broadcast August 10th 2006.

It’s not long now till the Fringe kicks off. We’ll have one more “Best of The Fringe” shows next Monday, and then I’ll be running round all the Press Previews from Wednesday 4th August, microphone in hand. As the Fringe opens, I’ll take you behind the scenes of the chaos and camaraderie of the press preview nights to let you see another side of the Fringe. Then it’s full steam ahead for the regular shows right through August.

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  • Published: Jul 19th, 2010
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The Best of The Fringe Podcast: Ed Hamell on Trial

It’s always interesting to look back and think of how a world shapes someone;s act at the Edinburgh Fringe. American performer Ed Hamell brought his one-man show on terrorism to Scotland’s capital in 2007 – a time which of course was long before a certain Senator Obama decided to publicly run for President.

Listening back this feels more like a history lesson than on the edge comedy, but the relevancy that it made it a great show then now feels like snapshot of the attitudes of the time.

The Best of The Fringe Podcast: Ed Hamell on Trial

Ed Hamell (www.hamelltv.com).
Hamell on Trial – The Terrorism of Everyday Life

First broadcast August 18th 2007.

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  • Published: Jul 12th, 2010
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The Best of The Fringe Podcast: Kerouac and all that Jazz

Just as last year, I’m going to spend July running some interviews from previous Fringe podcasts to get everyone in the mood for this year’s Fringe Festival, and the podcasts from myself and The Stage.

Every Monday I’ll lift out something from the archives – not only to remind us what great fun the Fringe is, but also so I can check all the websites, RSS feeds and other little things that the podcast contributes to. Think of it as my dress rehearsal, and you’re all invited!

First up is a small show from Sweet ECA in 2008 profiling the life of Jack Kerouac. I spoke to writer Barrie Wheatley and two of the cast, who also performed an impromptu scene from the play.

The Best of The Fringe Podcast: Kerouac and all that Jazz

Barrie Wheatley and Cast
Kerouac and all that Jazz

First broadcast August 18th 2008.

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