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Graham encounters Radiohead offshoot The Smile's debut album with Sons Of Kemet jazz drummer Tom Skinner, then discusses his Danish and Russian journalistic encounters. Is Q magazine co-founder David Hepworth's book Uncommon People: The Rise And Fall Of The Rock Stars 1955-1994 just too negative? Charles tests Graham's knowledge of the York Mystery Plays as they take to the streets again. 
As the country reels from yet another political crisis amid the scratching around for a new PM, Graham reports on seeing the incomparably thorough Mark Lewisohn present his latest show based on his studies of Beatles' history, Evolver:62. In a restless week for Graham, Charles grills him on his response to seeing veteran Roxy Music reconvene in Manchester, followed by the youthful clout of Live at Leeds 2022. Charles salutes the Frantic Assembly's fast and furious Othello, one of his stage highlights of the year. Graham gives his verdict on Gulp!, the new album by cussed Cambridge band Sports Team.
Charles and Graham host York-based former Guardian culture guide journalist Liz Ryan to examine her role in establishing a new form of local news as she discusses the rise of the Sheffield Tribune, her collaboration with Dan Hayes.Graham talks up 122 Love Stories, a new play full of theatre ghosts by Rachel Halliwell at Harrogate Theatre, and his interview with Irish comic Jason Byrne about his autumn tour, Unblocked. Charles reflects on Bob Dylan's unique new recording of Blowin' In The Wind selling at auction for £1.5 million. Will such "works of art" be the new birthday present for the mega-rich?
Charles is reminiscing as his house move up the hill takes shape. This week he reflects on a night listening to writer Fran Lebowitz, who has become a star via Netflix after a life being the ultimate sardonic commentator on America's East Coast. Her York show reveals she doesn't think much of Andy Warhol's art.  A modern-day Dorothy Parker perhaps. Graham delights in Steve Coogan and Hugh Grant's take on politics then gets stuck into the latest offshoot from Radiohead, The Smile. Is English Literature doomed in university studies? If so, why?
Hitting their stride as summer entertainment begins, Charles and Graham discuss the latest gigs just announced at Temple Newsam, including such 1980s' stalwarts as Simple Minds and Bananarama. Graham reveals his latest diplomatic incident - this time involving Scandi-noir-tastic Denmark. At last - sigh- Graham has finally finished the biography of this podcast's favourite surrealist, the one and only René Magritte. Graham reveals the secrets of his talent as a non-DJ at Knaresborough BedRock before Charles keeps an eye on the media's 24-hour newswatch on Johnny Depp's day and night with Jeff Beck in York. Charles ends with a tribute to York's other celebrity visitor of the week, Dionne Warwick, as she defies doctor''s advice to walk on with her UK tour at 81, playing with string players at York Barbican,  as he muses on the stoical generation of older pop, rock and soul singers.
Graham draws on the lyrics from the Sex Pistols' once-banned God Save The Queen to reflect on the Platinum Jubilee and Charles questions Danny Boyle's new Disney+ series Pistol. The duo discuss the upcoming release from Baz Luhrmann, Elvis, and Charles celebrates Bradford's victory as the next UK City of Culture. Graham reviews the latest incarnation of Live At Leeds and then wonders why romantic violinist André Rieu  is so popular, ahead of his latest show streamed to cinemas. Charles looks at what the future of rock and pop may hold as Abba's 'Abbatars' break new ground in London.
Once Charles recovers from the desperate last-gasp action for Leeds United, Graham explores the somewhat confusing world of Yes as the Steve Howe-led prog rock band play York Barbican on June 22. After a hasty reassessment of Fontaines DC's third album, Skinty Fia, he takes a look afresh at Francis Ford Coppola's hugely influential 1983 teen movie Rumble Fish. Charles reviews the touring revival of Harold Pinter's bleak 1965 comedy The Homecoming at York Theatre Royal and Graham finishes with an update on his upcoming Charm gig with Karl Culley at Harrogate Theatre.
Graham reviews the compelling new album A Bit Of Previous, after 26 years of previous by Scottish indie titans Belle and Sebastian. As Charles becomes exasperated by the not-so-Marvellous current choice of films to watch at the cinema, he and Graham take a look at what the future might hold and Graham interrupts with a look at the ever-longer shadow cast by New York rock pioneers The Velvet Underground.
After a weather sabotaged attempt to record this podcast, Charles and Graham regroup in time to discuss the underground appearance of U2's Bono and The Edge in Kyiv as a show of rock solidarity. Graham previews his forthcoming Charm Gig in support of Harrogate Theatre's restoration fund featuring the Harrogate return of singer songwriter, Karl Culley. Charles, responding to Arifa Akbar's article in The Guardian, looks at critics' willingness to change their mind about a show or release on second acquaintance. Graham wonders if the French-made The Velvet Queen is the most pretentious nature documentary ever made, then reports on the quiet demise of Messums' Harrogate gallery after only a year. This prompts the duo to reflect on the floral town's attraction to brands more likely to be found in cities around the world
Straight in with an interruption, Graham updates on the Sheffield Leadmill closure threat. Charles welcomes Gary Barlow's new show with a difference. Graham and Charles feel emotional about the threat to the licence fee and what it could mean for the BBC's future. Graham is underwhelmed by the new Fontaines DC album, Skinty Fia. Charles falls under the Magic spell of the latest catastrophic comedy  from The Play That Goes Wrong team, then makes a case for the defence against Graham's charge that The Divine Comedy are too arch.
Charles reviews Grayson Perry's live gig A Show for Normal People in Harrogate as the artist/presenter/documentary maker/social observer asks who and what is normal? Graham sheds light on the slightly blurred state of affairs regarding National Record Store Day, or is it days? Graham ponders why Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) attracts hatred as his latest album, Chloë And The Next 20th Century, arrives. Then come more revelations from Alex Danchev's new biography of the colourful life and work of Belgian artist René Magritte, Magritte: A Life.
Graham has been away for the weekend, visiting Kettle's Yard, a Cambridge contemporary art gallery, to view the latest retrospective by Chinese artist, Ai WeiWei - and unexpectedly meet him too. Back north, he revelled in revisiting the live glories of Echo & The Bunnymen and Groove Armada in Leeds. Charles, meanwhile, has attended the unmasking of Barry Humphries as Australia's master of comical alter egos peeled back the covers on a new UK tour in York at 88. With sadness, Graham and Charles end with the death, aged 62, of inspirational Harrogate gallery owner, curator, artist and musician Andrew Stewart, whose creative spirit and talent for sharing his taste in contemporary art will be much missed.
In this week's episode, Charles celebrates York Open Studios but ponders what's happening to Staithes Festival, then joins Graham in dissecting the fallout on Oscars night. The duo discuss the latest music venue to come under threat, the legendary Leadmill in Sheffield. Graham argues that the Oscars missed an opportunity with the latest Michael Bay hyper-action movie, Ambulance, and then questions drone music writer Harry Sword's trite dismissal of Public Service Broadcasting. Charles previews an item for next week after Graham asks, "What is Cliifford's Tower?". 
Charles and Graham ponder if the Oscars have lost the plot and look forward to Live at Leeds embracing the open air.  Graham can't let go of Ed Sheeran and the concept of pop plagiarism, which sends him back to a certain Moody Blues song. The duo reflect on the untimely demise of Foo Fighters' drummer, Taylor Hawkins. Charles wonders if Paul McCartney is now loved as the key Beatle as his eightieth birthday approaches. Following on from last week's discussion about where Bono is, well he's busy being a poet, it seems. Graham and Charles end with news about the future direction of the Edinburgh Film Festival..
With Covid still causing cancellations and postponements in the performance world, Graham and Charles contest the rights and wrongs of current government policy for live shows. Graham reports on his interview with Bobby Elliot, veteran drummer with The Hollies as they embark on their 60th anniversary tour. Graham also takes a look at  Souvenir, Michael Bracewell's book on the London of the '70s and '80s and the artists it inspired. Charles and Graham reflect on the 30th anniversary of U2's album, Achtung Baby with Charles wondering what U2 are doing now. Graham comments on how the ongoing court case between Ed Sheeran and Sami Chokri and Ross O'Donoghue is shaping up over part of Sheeran's global hit, Shape Of You.
As sanctions against Russia take hold, Charles and Graham discuss the implications for Russian culture in the UK. Graham feeds back on his revealing interview with Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson and updates us on his progress through Harry Sword's book on drone-based music, Monolithic Undertow. Charles reviews Richard Bean's new play, 71 Coltman Street, which celebrates the founding of Hull Truck Theatre in 1971. Graham entreats us to imagine Harrogate street names as the basis for Hollywood films.
The duo start by interviewing comedic storyteller Sam Freeman about his new show about love, Every Little Hope You Ever Dreamed (But Didn’t Want to Mention), bound for Harrogate and York on an extensive tour. Graham takes a look at Joseph Mount's undervalued British electronic music group, Metronomy, who have just released their seventh album, Small World, and reports back on his conversation with academic Dr Peter Mills, who is following up his book on The Monkees' film, Head, by working on an ambitious project to catalogue the history of live concerts at Leeds Beckett University since 1970.
Reeling from the shock of Marcelo Bielsa parting company with Leeds United and the continuing atrocities in Ukraine, Charles and Graham then discuss the latest attempt to jolt some life back into cinema audiences. Graham celebrates the new album, If Words Were Flowers by soul singer Curtis Harding and Charles reports on the powerful new documentary film exploring the experiences of migrant communities in the UK, Hostile, directed by Sonita Gale (not Monica, apologies, Sonita). Charles also reflects on the death of thunderous US musician Mark Lanegan - who rose to fame as frontman for Seattle grunge band Screaming Trees and went on to sing for Queens Of The Stone Age and collaborate with Isobel Campbell and Soulsavers, as well as  branching out into writing books.
Graham and Charles chew over the second album by Black Country, New Road. They also take a look back at the life, writing and influence of libertarian US writer, P J O'Rourke. Graham demystifies the confusion over the latest Beatles release, which is part of Peter Jackson's Get Back documentary project and presents a sparkling new version of the legendary January 30 1969  rooftop concert. Graham also puts some thought into why so many US music artists celebrate inspiration from the British indie scene.
Graham and Charles share their experiences of interviewing former Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow about his latest solo tour and ruminate on the way his smart thinking has helped him become the entertainer he is today, mixing stage musicals with experimental albums. From this, Charles explores the history of bands who for one reason or another have had to replace their lead singer. Graham reviews the latest of Kenneth Branagh's Agatha Christie adaptations and the marvel of his particular embodiment of Hercule Poirot's infamous moustache. Graham reflects on reading Harry Sword's debut book on the history of drones within music, Monolithic Undertow - In search Of Sonic oblivion. Charles ends on a positive reappraisal of Sting.
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