• July 9, 2018

    60: Stephen Gee – Iconic Vision

    It’s a big week for our guest today. After nearly ten years of research and dedication, his documentary – ‘Iconic Vision – John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles’ premiered on PBS and tells the story of a Brit who created over 400 of Los Angeles’ most iconic structures, including City Hall, The Coliseum, Union Station and Bullocks Wilshire.

    The son of an English mill worker, John Parkinson arrived in North America in 1883 with a toolbox and $5. When he died in 1935, he had inspired over $100,000,000 in construction projects in LA alone.

    Download to listen to Caroline and Claire chat to the very interesting Stephen Gee, the man behind the documentary and also author of ‘Iconic Vision: John Parkinson,’ ‘Los Angeles Central Library, A History of Its Art and Architecture’ and ‘Los Angeles City Hall: An American Icon.’

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  • May 28, 2018

    59: Jeff Leach – Love, Lust & Laughter

    Move over Russell Brand, there’s a new British comedy rock star taking over America. He pushes boundaries, he’s full of fun and has a lot to say. Jeff Leach is an award-winning actor, comedian, writer, TV host, podcaster, gaming superstar and has made some rather eye opening documentaries.
    He has a ‘no holds barred’ mentality and Brits may have seen his highly publicised BBC documentary Confessions of a Sex Addict – where he foraged through his own promiscuous dating history to unearth the root causes of this often overlooked addiction.
    He also took immersive documentary presenting to a whole new level for Current TV’s Male Hookers Uncovered actually taking on the role of escort himself with a real paying customer.
    Download to listen to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant chat to comedy rock star Jeff Leach about sex addiction, sending naked selfies and being a savage snowflake…

  • May 14, 2018

    58: John Powell – The Musical Force Behind Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Show 58 – John Powell The Musical Force Behind Solo: A Star Wars Story John Powell has just finished the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story but has also composed the scores to over 70 feature films. If film composers were movie stars our guest today would be Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise. They don’t get much bigger than John Powell. He is particularly known for his scores on animated films including: Antz, Chicken Run, Shrek, Happy Feet, Ice Age and How to Train Your Dragon – for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. But he has also scored many live-action films including the Bourne films, United 93, Green Zone and X-Men: The Last Stand.

  • April 30, 2018

    57: Trish Kinane – The Big TV Boss

    American Idol spawned the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood – and made a huge star of Ryan Seacrest… as well as seating J-Lo, Katy Perry – and of course, Simon Cowell, on the judging panel of the music talent show. At the helm of the television juggernaut is Trish Kinane – the executive producer of Idol as well as America’s Got Talent.
    She joined Caroline and Claire to discuss hiring Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, the move from Fox to ABC and why Seth Rogan nearly got her Hollywood Hills home bombed by North Korea…

  • April 16, 2018

    56: Kathleen Rose Perkins – The Episode with Carol from Episodes!

    She’s everyone’s favourite flawed TV executive on Showtime / BBC2’s brilliant TV series Episodes starring alongside Matt LeBlanc. The show is about a British husband-and-wife comedy writing team who travel to Hollywood to remake their successful British TV series. Matt LeBlanc portrays a satirical version of himself after the success of Friends and Kathleen plays the super ambitious show executive who is second-in-command at the network.

    She also appeared in David Fincher’s huge box office hit Gone Girl and the Duplass Brothers film The Skeleton Twins. Plus, she’s had starring roles on a number of TV shows including Law & Order, The Mentalist, Grey’s Anatomy, Nip / Tuck and American Horror Story.

    Kathleen joins Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant in the Brits in the Wood studio to talk about the less glamourous side of LA life, her black belt in Taekwondo, being a mad bird lady and how she always wants to go further when filming sex scenes.