2014 Episode 19 – James Veitch

Episode nineteen was held during a downpour (in true Edinburgh Fringe fashion.) I am chatting to James Veitch, who has brought up a show this year called The Fundamental Interconnectedness Of Everyone With An Internet Connection. I saw his show over the weekend and enjoyed it so much I invited him to podcast! We discussed finding your way at the Fringe, and how technology can help or harm.

If you’re on twitter, give him a follow @veitchtweets. You can also check out his website here. You should also go see his show – tickets and info here. If you want to check out the show Paperclips that he mentioned, click here for info!

To listen to the podcast, click on the Podcast Episodes link on the top of the right hand side of the page. You can also subscribe on iTunes!

Thanks for tuning in! Don’t forget to share, and check back tomorrow for another episode!

Love,

Andra xo

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2014 Episode 18 – This Wide Night

Episode eighteen is happening! I spent it podcasting with three awesome women doing a show called This Wide Night about the relationship between two women who were cell mates, after they get out of prison. We talked a lot about the show, and about how it is often hard to categorise art into a particular genre.

If you’re on twitter, give the show a follow @this_wide_night. You can follow all the ladies individually: Eliza Gearty @elizagearty1, Kitt Barrie @kitt_barrie, and Jasmine Whiting @jasminewhiting1. You should also go and see the show! All the information you need is here.

To listen to the podcast, click on the Podcast Episodes link on the top of the right hand side of the page. You can also subscribe on iTunes!

Thanks for tuning in! Don’t forget to share, and check back tomorrow for another episode!

Love,

Andra xo

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Episode 13 – Featuring Jess Abrams

Hello listeners,

In this episode I got to sit down over a coffee with a lovely person – Jess Abrams, who this year is doing a show at the Jazz Bar called Cat Stevens Reconstructed. We had a really interesting chat – we talked a bit about reviewers and what reviews can mean, but spent a lot of time talking about the importance of having a good and supportive audience. We also talked about how hard it can be to re-imagine something that people love, and make sure that you are still honouring the original work.

Her show is on at 19:00 at the Jazz Bar the 19th and 20th of August (Monday/Tuesday.) You can get tickets here:

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/music/cat-stevens-reconstructed

You can also check out her website at www.jessabrams.co.uk, or follow her on twitter at @JessAbrams

To listen to the podcast, please click on the link to the right. So listen, comment, share and enjoy!

Love,

Andra xo

Episode 12 – Say It Again, Sam!

Dearest listeners,

In this episode I had the chance to sit two with two cool guys called Conrad and Michael. They are doing a show at Sweet Venues in the Grassmarket called Say It Again, Sam, which is a film noir/detective story parody. We spent most of our chat discussing different ways of flyering, and how to get people to take a chance on your show. To listen, please click on the link to the right. If you want to take a chance on theirs (and you should,) the show is on every day at 13:35 at Sweet Venues, and you can get tickets here:

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/say-it-again-sam

If you want, you can follow Conrad on twitter at @ConradCohen_

Please listen, comment, share and enjoy!

Love,

Andra xo

Episode 11 – Tubular Bells for Two

Hello listeners, 

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting down with Aidan and Daniel, the two musicians who make Tubular Bells for Two happen! They play the whole of Mike Oldfield’s album Tubular Bells using only the two of them and 26 instruments! We sat down in the Abbatoir bar (the VIP area of the Udderbelly – very fancy,) and chatting about a wide range of things, including the nature of making mistakes in performance, how to let things grow organically, and the feeling of a festival. To listen, please click on the link to the right. They are on every day (not the 19th) at 17:45 at the Udderbelly Cowbarn. If you want to see the show, you can get tickets here:

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/music/mike-oldfield-s-tubular-bells-for-two

If you want to find out more about them, visit: www.tubularbellsfortwo.com

You can also find them on Facebook at: facebook/tubularbellsfortwo

Follow them on twitter” @tubularbells42, and follow them individually @elspanielo, @themapletrail

Listen, comment, share and enjoy!

Love,

Andra xo

 

Episode 10 – Chatting with Ben Champion

Good morning listeners,

In this episode, I have the good fortune of being able to chat with a very interesting man called Ben Champion. This year is his first year as a performer, and he actually changed careers into doing comedy songs! We had a really cool chat about some of the ups and downs of the festival, how to handle a bad review, and what it’s like to change careers! To listen to the podcast, please click on the link to the right.

His show is every day at 12:45 at the Gilded Balloon. You can buy tickets here:

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/ben-champion-human

If you want to find out more about him, visit his website at: www.benchampion.co.uk, or find him on twitter: @mrbenchampion

Listen, share, comment and enjoy!

Love,

Andra xo

Episode 9 – Veronica Elizabeth

Hello all,

Today, we return to comedy. In this episode I chat with a great girl called Veronica Elizabeth who is doing a show called Gay Straight Alliance, where gay and straight comedians come together and entertain a diverse audience. In this episode, we chat about comedy and the Fringe, and even a little about her Mom! Her show is on every night (except the 13th and 19th) at 22:00, at the Phoenix. Click on the link to the right to have a listen.

If you want to go, her show is free! All information is available here:

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/gay-straight-alliance

Follow her on twitter: @veronicacomedy , and you can also follow the show at @GSAshow

Please listen, comment, share, and enjoy!

Love,

Andra xo

Episode 8 – Substance

Hello listeners,

In this episode I sat down with a group of four people who were representing the company Sunday’s Child. This year, they are doing at show called Substance – looking at the nature of addiction not only to drugs, but to other people. We had a very interesting chat about the friendly and creative nature of the fringe, the vibe of Edinburgh, and the perils of flying. Click on the link on the right to hear the podcast!

If you want to find out more about the company, head to:

www.sundaysCtheatre.co.uk

Or follow them on twitter: @sundaysCtheatre

And you can get tickets to their show here:

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/substance

Listen, comment, share and enjoy!

Love,

Andra xo

Episode 7 – Chatting about Romeo/Juliet

Hello all,

I apologise for the hiatus over the past few days – I have been busy performing a show 5 times in two days, so needless to say I had no time to podcast. However, this one is worth the wait. I chatted with Stefanie, Matt, and Cody who are all involved with a production called Romeo/Juliet. It is a movement based telling of the story of Romeo and Juliet – with paint! We chatted a lot about making Shakespeare both universal and accessible, and also about how they have been enjoying the Fringe (this is Matt’s first time out of the country!)

Please click on the link to the right to listen to our great chat. If you want to get you tickets, go here:

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/romeo-juliet

And you can follow them on twitter” @R_JFringe

Please listen, comment, share and enjoy!

Love,

Andra xo

Episode 5 – The Grads featuring David Grimes and Lorna Slater

Hiya listeners,

Today I had the pleasure of sitting down with two very lovely and interesting people: David Grimes and Lorna Slater. They were representing the local company The Grads who are putting on two shows this year: Romeo and Juliet, and Agnes of God. We discussed a number of things including what the benefits are of being a local company, and what things to see and do.  We also discussed what the benefits and drawbacks are of being a director, actor, and punter here at the Fringe. The discussion did continue for another hour or so after we stopped recording, and they are both really cool people with interesting things to say!

To get tickets:

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/romeo-and-juliet

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/agnes-of-god

Follow them on twitter: @TheGrads – @SelfDoIt – @tiggrzz

Read David’s reviews at: http://davidegrimes.tumblr.com

Find out more about The Grads at www.egtg.co.uk

Please listen, share, comment and enjoy!

Love,

Andra xo