Teddy & The Bassman Episode 21

August 7th, 2016

Fresh from Teddy’s return from Viva Las Vegas! Join us for Part Two of our conversation with the lovely Helena Rickman!

The Helenameter is brought in once again to critique, we talk about the concept of holding space, the art of throwing yourself under the bus, being friends and Obduction, the newest Myst game, due out any day now. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.

Featured Music:

Dance du Mardi Gras – Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
The Sun and The Rain - Madness
Waiting for You - Seal
Done Enough Dying Today – Larry Gatlin
Theme from Route 66 – Nelson Riddle
Love and Happiness – Emmylou Harris and Mark Knophler
Roobart and Custard
Calling Dr Love - Kiss
John The Revelator – Clay Ross
You’re Sixteen – Johnny Burnette
Gresham Blues – Level 42

Teddy & The Bassman Episode 20

June 30th, 2016

Can you believe it’s been one year since our inaugural podcast? It’s been a wild ride, and we’ve loved every minute of it! Thank you for listening all year – we hope this year will be even more enjoyable.

Episode 20 is very special to us; not only does it mark our one year anniversary as podcasters, but we have a very special guest with us at Steampunk Towers – the ever awesome Helena Rickman, who joins us for a special two-part podcast. In Part one, we open the Steampunk Cellar and the Genie with the Box of Lost Things. We also take a look at social media, fanfiction, and why Teddy should give Quentin Tarantino another try. Finally Helena introduces everyone to the Helenameter, where she gives us a breakdown of what makes a good film. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.

We also want to thank each and every one of you for voting for us and The Bearded Ones for the Podcast Awards. We didn’t win, but we felt the love and support, and that really is better than any old trophy. Don’t forget to check out our fellow podfamily members, The Bearded Ones and The Lucky Ten Thousand!

Featured Music:

Star Collector – The Monkeys
Goin’ Down – The Monkeys
You Just May Be The One – The Monkeys
Keep It To Myself – Roger Daltry and Wilko Johnson
Who Killed Big Bird? Barry Adamson
Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think) – Prince Buster
Gresham Blues – Level 42

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 19

May 18th, 2016

Join Teddy & The Bassman for Episode 19, featuring the perils of white gospel music, the quest for the next musical icon, self-esteem vs self-compassion, and our tribute to Eurovision’s tribute to the late and very great Sir Terry Wogan.

Thank you to all our awesome listeners, and don’t forget to check out our fellow podfamily members The Bearded Ones and The Lucky Ten Thousand!

Featured Music:

Southern Cross – CSN
God’s Trying To Tell You Something – The Color Purple Soundtrack
The Way – Chicago
Cry on My Shoulder – Bonnie Raitt
Wishing You Were Here – Chicago
Riverdance – Riverdance Soundtrack
She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
Outro Music – Bottom Soundtrack


Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 18

May 2nd, 2016

Another exciting episode with the dynamic duo from the Lucky Ten Thousand, Evan and Carissa! This time, we tag team games. On the Lucky Ten Thousand side, we play Wise or Otherwise, a truly awesome game about quotes. Here on T&TB, we get down and dirty with Cards Against Humanity – and as Teddy says, we don’t ‘mince our punches’.

In addition, we discuss a few things that have been on our minds, like critiquemydickpic.tumblr.com, the differences between opinions on things and judgements about people, and the fandom film Severus Snape and the Marauders. Fun music, a word from our karma sponsor, and a special thank you to two of our listeners for your kind words of support and encouragement.

This episode’s special music:

Yeah Yeah - Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
When In Rome - Oli Julian (feat Michael Prophet)
Double Barrel - Dave & Ansel Collins
Liquidator - Harry J Allstars
Love Potion #9  - Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass
Minor Swing – Johnny Depp
Watermelon Man - Baba Brooks & His Band
Dois Nordestes - Clay Ross


Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 17

April 12th, 2016

Hello to our regular listeners, and to listeners of The Lucky Ten Thousand, who are visiting us for the first time! We welcome to the Steampunk Library the ever-awesome God of Pod Evan Harris, along with his Lucky Ten Thousand Co-host Carissa for a special two-part, crossover podcast. Here on TNTB, part one of the podcast: We all head over to the mythical Room 101, where things are sent, never to return.  Teddy, The Bassman, Carissa and Evan all get to put forward their nominations. The only problem with Room 101, though, is that once you start thinking of things to put in it, it’s like potato chips – you can’t stop!

Another special treat is our entry for The Bearded One’s Breakup Video/Audio contest. We didn’t win, but the winners, our friends Kim and Liz, richly deserved their victory. To see their award-winning farewell speech, head over to The Bearded Ones!

Then, while you’re at it, check out The Lucky Ten Thousand for Part Two of this crossover podcast, where we engage in some fantastic discussions with Evan and Carissa.

Special Music For Episode 17:

Level 42 – Demo Music
Theme Music – Film Series
Pointer Sisters – Cloudburst
CSN – Southern Cross
Brook Benton – Baby
PMJ - Criminal


Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 16

March 19th, 2016

Our biggest and most action-packed episode to date! Join us at the Steampunk Library for tea, Wensleydale cheese, BDSM, profanity, creepy music and tattoos. All this amid our vintage commercials, groovy incidentals and our Karma Sponsors Chris Foster Hair and A Dapper Sandlapper. Warning: This show contains adult themes and strong language - yeah, yeah, what's new?

Special Music:
Theme Music - Vision On
The Ventures - The Bat
Theme Music - The Munsters
Los Lobos - Kiko And The Lavender Moon
Echobelly - Kali Yuga
Bing Crosby - When The Blue of the Night
Living Strings - Holiday For Strings
The Pointer Sisters - Jada
Saltnpepa - Shoop


Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 15

March 4th, 2016

Wow! Another milestone episode. Join T&TB for Part 2 of their interview with special guests from the theatre community Kim Morgan and Elizabeth Coulson. Play the interactive game, How Many Times Does Liz Say 'Edit That Out!',  We discuss a good way to talk about bad sex, our passions, and the mother of all lightin' round quizzes. Our Karma Sponsor this week is A Dapper Sandlapper, and we have the usual suspects of vintage commercials and cool music.

So pull up a nice bottle of wine, drop a straw in it, and join us for a laughter-filled episode with these two gorgeous ladies.

This week's featured music:

Cheaper To Keep Her - MFSB
Theme from Route 66
Theme from Call My Bluff
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Aretha Franklin

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 14

February 18th, 2016

Well, now that we have survived the bloodbath that was January 2016, Teddy & The Bassman welcome Kim Morgan and Elizabeth Coulson, two of the leading lights of the Greenville Theatre Community, in this first of two episodes. Pizza, wine, and hilarity ensued as we discuss the best and worst of Valentines, The Five Languages of Love, Mental Heath Days, and the cathartic cry.

Steampunk Theatre proudly presents an excerpt from a 1960's Sex Education text for girls, and we start a contest to guess how many times Elizabeth is going to say, "Edit that out!"

You'll notice we didn't. Sorry, Liz ;)

Special Music This Episode

Howlin' Wolf - Shake For Me
Amy Winehouse - My Tears Dry On Their Own
Hootie & The Blowfish - Let Her Cry
George Benson - Give Me The Night
Elvis Presley - Teddy Bear
Theme Music - The Professionals
The Monotones - Book of Love

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 13

January 18th, 2016

Welcome to our first Podcast of 2016, and thank you for helping us hit the top 100 Movers on Stitcher! It's jam-packed with what you've come to expect from us - chat, vintage commercials, cool music and anecdotes, including a delightful cameo from the God of Pod, Evan Harris.

We recorded this podcast on January 11, but due to some scheduling conflicts we are a little late in publishing. To be honest, it has been one of the saddest weeks we've ever lived through. First, the shocking news that David Bowie passed away after his battle with cancer; and as we were reeling from this, we woke up to the heartbreaking news that Alan Rickman had passed away, also of cancer. They were both too young, and were taken before their time, and the world is a less colourful, beautiful place without them. As the Bassman said on Facebook, "The world today is dull, and it hurts."

Friends, these two men were very important to us. Teddy can hardly bear to look at her Facebook and LiveJournal feeds, because it is so painful to see all the tributes to Alan Rickman and know he is gone. He was a very important figure to her; she's been a huge fan of his since the 80's and he served as the inspiration to her protagonist Her Minder. 

We tried in a small way to pay tribute to both these incredible men at the end of this podcast, and we will have more about them on our next episode, when the hurt and loss aren't so raw and painful.

In the meantime, sit back, grab your favourite beverage, and enjoy Episode 13 of Teddy & The Bassman.

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Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 12 - Christmas Special

December 3rd, 2015

Join Teddy & The Bassman as they celebrate Christmas in their own unique way - nothing but fun, nostalgia, vintage Christmas Commercials, loads of great songs, poems and memories. If this doesn't get you in the Christmas Spirit, then you're on your own, Ebenezer.


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