You Call That Radio?

You Call That Radio?

The meaning of life, the art of everything and sometimes hings about crisps. A mixture of interviews, rants and skits squished together with music. From the deep talk to the daft chat featuring artists and personalities from Glasgow and beyond.


June 12, 2024 66 mins

on the eve of The Euros as thousands of Scotland fans fly out to Germany , and Hunter & McMustard chase their first top 40 chart placement , it seemed only right to share with you a chat I had with the colonel himself John McMustard. This was recorded a couple of months ago as I recovered from food poisioning in a cheap, budget, windowless hotel in Mexico City. We talk about music, mental health, language, podcasts and audioboo...

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We speak to leader of the post-punk hip hop hybrid movement DOSS aka Sorley Mackay to talk about the trials and tribulations of being a DIY band from Glasgow including the Brexit effect of touring europe, London parking charges and the history of his career so far. I mean it when I say they are my favourite new Scottish band right now so make sure you get a ticket for their Ep launch at the Rum Shack on 28th June from here: ht...

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I got interviewed for a change . So I thought it might be a good way to start Season 4. I had spent the day recording the forthcoming Girobabies album and was a few hours away from going to Mexico when David Foote asked me if I would like to do an interview for the Davidicemal podcast in Sound Sound studios where we already were. So here it is. Morphamish co-hosted and produced as always. Check out their show here: https://bit...

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How do you finish a season of amazing guests?
Well you release one of the biggest guests we have ever had all the way from New York.
Gordon Raphael . The guy who produced The Strokes first two albums and has worked with the likes of The LI=ibertines, Ian Brown, 808 state, reggina spektor and the wildehearts.
And to make it even more interesting this was recorded in front of a live studio audience at Blitkreig record shop in the barr...

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Probably one of the biggest independent bands in the UK right now and one of my personal festival favourites, we chat to the sound of Bristol,  Dutty Moonshine of Dutty Moonshine Big Band.  And at the time of this conversation the band were in the top 10 iTunes chart which is an incredible achievement for someone unsigned . They also tour Europe relentlessly and headline the big stages at the big festivals to tens of thou...

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May 12, 2024 7 mins

Tam Dean Burn is the voice you hear every time you listen to an Irvine Welsh audiobook.
He sings for a band called The Scars and also been part of a Rabbie Burns punk fusion band called The Bum Clocks. And as an actor has appeared on The Acid House movie by Irvine Welsh and everything from River City to Outlander.
As I said last time, this is another classic episode that was recorded and streamed live on youtube but deserves to be o...

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May 8, 2024 77 mins

A conversation I had with musican, comedian and viral sensation Zara Gladman who has since sold out two nights at Oran Mor as part of teh Glasgow Comedy Festival. This was recorded in late August 2023 the day before we were both interviewed at the Edinburgh fringe, by Darren McGarvey at The Stand. Since then , Zara's profile has skyrocketed with one of her characters 'West End Maw' probably becoming one of the most famous skits but...

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November 6, 2023 65 mins

We speak to one of my all time favourite rappers / writers/ streamers B Dolan of the good ole U.S of A on the 50th birthday of Hip Hop . We discuss his influences, life on the road and his recent spinal surgery alongside rap beefs, the post-lockdown music business and American politics plus much, much more.

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I think my first memory of Rosie was her having my 'My oath is to the people' written on her hand as she made her first appearance in parliament. She also made headlines by going to Cornton Vale prison for refusing to pay a fine she received for her anti-nuclear protest outside parliament. Other controversies included protesting G8 on the floors of parliament, Going to Cub...

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From poverty and heroin addiction in the schemes of Edinburgh to becoming an assistant director of Trainspotting 2. This is the incredible story of writer, film-maker and rapper Garry Fraser as he rolls out his new series Supply & Demand. Episode 1 out now to watch for free on youtube. It is a masterclass of writing , acting and production. All the more incredible...

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We go live to Oakland, California to chat with Hip Hop legend Mystic aka Du Goddess of Digital Underground fame. We discuss politics, Kanye West, Mos Def, the writing process, living in Oxford, cyphers that turn to battle raps , California storms, Empress, manifesting and positive energy for the future.


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today we interview a true hip hop legend , Slug of Atmosphere fame as they prepare to promote their incredible new album 'So Many Realities Exist Simutaneously' on Rymesayers Entertainment with a European tour. Slug is one of my favourite writers and performers in rap music so it meant a lot for him to stop by. He has created classics and collaborated with everyone from Aesop Rock, KRS One, Brother Ali, Eyedea, MF Doom, Sage Franci...

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Recorded in the summer of 2022 but previously only available on youtube.  I thought it was time for our audio podcast listeners to hear this online Q and A from orwell prize winning author , cultural commentator and veteran Scottish rapper Darren McGarvey aka Loki. He was about to release his 2nd book 'The Social Distance Between Us' and his 'Darren McGarvey's Addictions' TV show which both went onto win awards and seen him go...

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April 11, 2023 53 mins

We have a chat with John Robb as he celebrates the launch of his new book 'The Art of Darkness: A History of Goth' . Buy the book here:


Check out his speaking tour here: 

April 12 Glasgow @ Mono Cafe Bar (with Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai)
April 13 Liverpool @ Museum Of Music

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Novelist, playwright and actor Alan Bissett stops by for a chat about his career to promote his Moira monologues that takes place April 2nd in Oran Mor . We also discuss who 'persuaded Suede' to play Stereo, My confession to Alan that my alarm clock on my phone disrupted his Edinurgh fringe show, The recent Roger Waters and Pink Floyd controversey , Being a lockdown DJ, How he went from working class teacher to Falkirk's hardest wo...

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November 5, 2022 126 mins

Today we call Australia to speak to the voice of a generation Mary Kiani who is a 90s dance music ICON with her solo records and her work with The Time Frequency. One of the best conversations we have ever had on this show for sure and to balance things out we also cover an Australian band in Glasgow in the shape of Amyl & the Sniffers. I give my review of that and explain how I ended up locked out my house in a pair of jammies...

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We start today's show with a quick review of 'Spaceships Over Glasgow' by Stuart Braithwaite, 'Almost Home' by Mima Merrow and the 'This England' TV show. 2/3 of these helped me recover from a serious case of man-flu this week and helped ease me into sober october. This week's main event is a conversation from July 2022 with synth-pop punk icon Manda Rin of bis who were the first unsigned band to play Top of the Pops and are celebr...

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We start things off with a quick look at our new prime minister Liz Truss and ask 'Has she ruined the national mourning for everyone?' then we have a conversation with Author/ DJ/ TV host Dominik Diamond who calls that radio all the way from Canada. This show has no adverts, funding or sponsors and is powered purely by our patreons at 

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John Higgs is a writer who specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives, hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture, which can change the way we see the world. His work has been described as “Absolutely wonderful” by Terry Gilliam and “breathtakingly lucid” by Alan Moore. According to The Times, “Higgs’s prose has a di...

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Since Christmas time can be a tough time at the best of times , I thought I would share a positive and uplifting conversation I had earlier this year with Danny 'The Mad Chef' McLaren where we discuss the great outdoors, meditation, breathing, psychedelics and much, much more. Danny runs a project called 'The Inner Rebellion' which does various things like meditation at sunrise in pollok park , weekends away to Arran and online get...

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