Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 41

April 27th, 2019

Two episodes in the same month? Must be spring!
 
In Episode 41, special guest, Sara Tolson, has been on our guest bucket list since we first started podcasting. Sara is a phenomenal young performer, friend, and all-round great human being, and it was great having her with us in the Steampunk Library.
 
We open the hungry maw of the Steampunk Cellar for not one but two offerings, and the Keeper is probably our most delicious yet.
 
It wouldn’t be a T&TB episode without a naughty quiz, and Sarah happily joined in with the debauchery. A great time was had by all.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a T&TB episode without the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music. And don’t forget to hang on until the end – here there be bloopers.

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 40

April 8th, 2019

Yeah, we’re embarrassed at how long it’s been! When real life gets in the way, it really gets in the way.
 
In Episode 40, we have a very special guest, Melanie Williford, of Courageous Crossing Productions and a podcaster in her own right – Thespis in The Green Room. She tells us her fascinating journey in the theatre and inspires us with her fearless pursuit in achieving her goals and dreams. We have a failed Keeper, but we manage to find one for the glass case.
 
We also want to thank YOU for your patience with us. We promise it won’t be another six months between episodes!

But of course, it wouldn’t be a T&TB episode without the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music. And don’t forget to hang on until the end – here there be bloopers.

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 39

August 31st, 2018

Boy, you just couldn’t shut Teddy up in this podcast – I think she had been hitting the caffeinated coffee or something ;)

 

In episode 39, we introduce a brand new fixture – The Keeper! (Yes, you have to use the reverb setting when you say that – it’s in the book), which is the antithesis of the now-Legendary Steampunk Cellar. With The Keeper, instead of choosing things to throw away, we are picking our very favourite and putting them into the glass case to display forever. In its inaugural episode, we’ll be choosing The Keeper for best songwriter and best rude insulting name.

 
But we didn’t want the Steampunk Cellar to feel left out, so we tossed a couple of bones down there to keep it happy until dinnertime. We review Teddy’s new book The Chine, as well as the Bassman’s continuing improving health, our new daily routine, Unsolved Mysteries, and Serena Williams. Then, we finish up with a sobering discussion about Incel, a growing and disturbing sub culture.

But of course, it wouldn’t be a T&TB episode without the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music. And don’t forget to hang on until the end – here there be bloopers.

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 38

July 28th, 2018

Welcome to Episode 38, our second post-stroke podcast – I think you’ll agree that the Bassman is sounding better every day. We are joined by the Podfather himself, the God of Pod, Evan Harris. This is also part one of a crossover podcast with the newly ressurected Lucky Ten Thousand podcast.

 

Recording a podcast is always fun with Evan, who is a true force of nature. We tackle some fun subjects ranging from nostalgia to Star Trek, and we have a big ol’ KFC Value bucket of items to toss into the Steampunk Cellar. And please don’t forget to vote in the Podcast Awards for The Bearded Ones and the Lucky Ten Thousand – there’s still time!

But of course, it wouldn’t be a T&TB episode without the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music.

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 37

May 25th, 2018

Well, never let it be said that Teddy & The Bassman don’t lead an interesting life. We apologise for the long dry spell between episode 36 and this one, but life has a way of jumping up and biting you sometimes, and boy, did it bite us.

 

On February 28, 2018, an event happened that would forever change our lives – Bassman suffered a series of strokes, followed by major surgery. It has completely altered how we live and think and work, and we had to share it with you.

But of course, it wouldn’t be a T&TB episode without the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music.

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 36

February 21st, 2018

Episode 36 – what a wild ride. We spend a fantastic 90 minutes speaking with Mark Milbourn, coming to you from sunny Sway in Hampshire, England. Mark and the Bassman go all the way back to the early 1980’s, when they were members of Fat Profit, a popular local band. Mark is a singer, songwriter, deep thinker, and champion giggler. You’ve never heard so much laughter on T&TB.
 
Because we were Skyping with Mark across the pond, some of the audio isn’t quite the quality we would like, but we still felt the subject matter and the craic were worth a little imperfect sound. The three of us share a frank and thought-provoking discussion on religion and beliefs, sex and the dysfunctional Christian, and Mark and the Bassman take a stroll down memory lane with a few old jokes and war stories.
 
Teddy gives an update on the Audible version of Her Minder (read by none other than The God of Pod Evan Harris, who graciously sent her one of his reading bloopers). The Steampunk Cellar is open for business, and Teddy finally gets her way.
 
All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music courtesy of Fat Profit’s glory days – get out your padded Miami Vice jackets and your espadrilles – it’s 1985 again!

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 35

January 29th, 2018

Happy 2018, everyone! We’ve started the year off right with a podcast featuring Catherine Furlong and the return of our first ever podcast guest, The One and Only Brian Coker. And if two awesome guests aren’t exciting enough, we were paid a visit from a special Mystery Guest – roll on, 2018!
 
Brian tells us about his work in theatre and on his own personal fitness, as well as his special VIP trip to Disney World, his favourite place on earth.

The Steampunk Cellar is open for business, and we get downright philosophical during an Either/Or quiz. All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials and jingles, interspersed with a plethora of cool music.

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 34

December 10th, 2017

Two podcasts in two weeks? Wow! It must be Christmas!

While The Bassman is busy at Centre Stage with his play Merry Christmas Shirley, Teddy takes over and compiles a ‘best of Christmas’ section, featuring commentary from Catherine (The Queen, or as she likes to be known, Phred) and the God of Pod, Evan Harris. Favourite Christmas songs and traditions are discussed, and both Teddy AND the Bassman share some very personal insights on Christmas.

 
It wouldn’t be a Christmas podcast without the Bassman’s Christmas poem, and Teddy’s Snow day story. Teddy also shares some thinky thoughts about exactly what Christmas is all about.

 
All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
 
Featured Music:
 
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Tommy Dorsey and Steampunk Christmas
Jingle Bells – Pete Rugulo Orchestra
Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus – Patti Page
Sleigh Ride – Phil Spector
Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Roy Wood
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Fairytale of New York – Kirsty McColl & The Pogues
What Child Is This? Vince Guaraldi Trio
Let It Snow – Gloria Estefan
‘Zat You, Santa Claus? Louis Armstrong
Twelve Days of Christmas – The Chipmunks
Wexford Carol – Alison Kraus and Yo Yo Ma
Happy Holiday – Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormet

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 33

December 1st, 2017

Another action-packed episode, featuring the Queen Phred (AKA Catherine our daughter) and a very special guest, Jennifer Allyn-Perri, a very talented, funny lady, who simply sparkles with warmth and charm throughout the podcast. With Thanksgiving done and Christmas looming, we start dashing headlong into the holiday season.

Jenn reveals her first love, opera, and how her father inadvertently turned her on to this genre.

 
Several items are banished to the Steampunk Cellar, and Bassman delivers a quiz that is both naughty and nice.

 
All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
 
Featured Music:
 
Come On A My House – Rosemary Clooney
Shoop – Salt n Pepa
Sally B. Goode – Carroll Brown
Canary In A Coalmine – The Police
That’s The Way – KC & The Sunshine Band
Theme – Top Cat
Theme – The Avengers
Linus & Lucy – Vince Guraldi
Holiday For Strings – Michael LeGrand
Scuttlebuttin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughn

Teddy & The Bassman - Episode 32

October 27th, 2017

We have a full house in Episode 32 – the ever awesome Queen Catherine (or as she is also known – Phred) joins us for a special visit from the UK. And if that wasn’t sweet enough, we are joined by the very first person who ever asked to be on our podcast (it just took us 32 episodes to get her here!) DeAna Earl!

 

DeAna talks with us about her life as an entertainer on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, and what it takes to learn how to fly.

We discuss learning how to dance, the difference between different British accents, and how to develop that thick skin needed to survive in the entertainment business.

All this, along with the usual mélange of vintage commercials, silly jingles and cool music.
 
Featured Music:
 
Theme – The Love Boat
Stormy Monday – Little Joe Cook
Kiko And The Lavender Moon – Los Lobos
Who Killed Big Bird? Barry Adamson
4Evermore - Anthony David
The In Crowd – Ramsey Lewis Trio
Used To Rule The World – Randall Bramblett

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