Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

By Scroobius Pip

Distraction Pieces, with Scroobius Pip, is the fastest growing weekly podcast in the UK.

Previous guests include Michael Fassbender, Mary J Blige, Stephen Graham, Florence Pugh, Spike Lee, Lena Headey, Stewart Lee, Kathy Burke, Dizzee Rascal, Aisling Bea, Kano, Adam Buxton, Vicky McClure, Karl Pilkington, Michaela Coel, Louis Theroux, Tim Key and many more.

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Episodes

Sophie Willan • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #409

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by the amazing actor, comic and writer SOPHIE WILLAN!…also known as Bafta Award winning Sophie Willan! Sophie’s running things right now, not only on account of her fantastic and unique series Alma’s Not Normal, but through pure hard work and an individual, very real eye through which she filters what’s happening out there. She and Pip get into all of it, including her work on The Circle, being mates with Jayde Adams, Bolton, shining light on the past and honoring real people from real places, working class backgrounds, being introduced to John Waters and Mike Leigh through her grandma, past job, Rob Parker, going against ‘safe’ lineups in casts, charity work and so much more besides - if you don’t know Sophie, prepare to make a new pal right here.SOPHIE LINKSIMDBALMA'S NOT NORMALTHE CIRCLETWITTERINSTAGRAMBAFTASCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/09/2155m 28s

Sam Spruell • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #408

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by the tremendous actor SAM SPRUELL!A very open chat with Pip and Sam, who actually joined forces once upon a time in one of Pip’s earlier acting adventures. They catch up on that of course, but all the way through this is peppered with all sorts of wisdom and experience which touches on so many facets of acting and life in general (while being grounded in Sam’s current project The North Water) - the importance of breaks and holidays, funny-bad reviews, attitude on set, getting notes on your character, working with director Andrew Haigh, class structures in historical drama, cut-off locations, staying in your lane as a character, Steve McQueen and the Small Axe series, and too much more to synopsise here. Just dive in - you’ll get a lot from it.SAM LINKSIMDBTHE NORTH WATERMANGROVETHE HANGING SUNSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/09/2156m 52s

Lowkey • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #407

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by long awaited / much requested rapper and activist LOWKEY!While rapper and activist might not cover it completely, Lowkey is someone who you need on your radar as this podcast will prove. It feels like Pip has been in training for this one but it is not a tricky listen - more like one that will continue to reward you on repeat listens. From the start I would suggest keeping a pad and pen by you just in case you want to make some notes, but otherwise it’s a perfect chance to let some pure facts and figures wash over you. From remittances, immigration, tax havens, etymology and what could be taught in schools, patriotism, circular logic, kung fu, houses of cards, the Grenfell tragedy, Operation Legacy and too much more to list. As I say - get a pen and pad ready, and prepare to take on fuel for a thousand conversations to come.LOWKEY LINKSTWITTERINSTAGRAMMINT PRESS NEWS / WatchdogA/POLITICALSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/211h 15m

Say Why To Drugs • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #406

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!BONUS TIMES as Pip re-presents for you a classic Distraction Pieces Network podcast SAY WHY TO DRUGS with SUZI GAGE!All is explained in the intro but below is the original writeup for the episode. Find the podcast feed in all good pod spots but links will be posted below too. ENJOY!"Dr Suzi Gage and Scroobius Pip discuss booze on this episode, the drug of choice in the UK and elsewhere. Although its legal, and often barely considered as a drug, it's by no means a safe substance."SUZI LINKSTWITTERSAY WHY TO DRUGS • AcastSAY WHY TO DRUGS • SpotifySCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/2136m 50s

Nathaniel Martello-White • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #405

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by the actorial force of nature NATHANIEL MARTELLO-WHITE!Yet another masterclass in the acting world, following a series of incredible one-on-ones with legends on the screens of all sizes… This time Nathaniel steps up to the microphone to talk all things stage and screen, including the feeling of not stopping through the pandemic, as well as thoughts on that subject itself, race and culture, growing up, the art of acting itself, near scrapes with footballing, Steve McQueen, art and his many varied projects past present and future. Inspiring all the way, enjoy!NATHANIEL LINKSINSTAGRAMGUERILLADECEITI HATE SUZIEIMDBROYAL COURT THEATRESCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/08/2153m 25s

Niamh Algar • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #404

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by the absolutely brilliant actor NIAMH ALGAR!Niamh and Pip get straight into the whole actorial science pretty swiftly right here, from her place in the early stages of quarantine. What this all leads to is an incredibly useful toolbox for actors with gems from all sides of the camera including how to dismount emotionally after heavier scenes, the strangeness of being praised for reaching emotional places, on set therapy and the importance of decompression through the process (and how the days of distressing your cast as director are hopefully behind us), manipulation, Deceit, Raised By Wolves, Calm With Horses, Ridley Scott, Prano Bailey Bond, defending your character, process and craft, collaboration and just so much more. You’ll really enjoy this one whether you’re involved in acting or not… Have fun!NIAMH LINKSTWITTERCENSORDECEITRAISED BY WOLVESCALM WITH HORSESIMDBSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/08/2158m 5s

Steve Stamp • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #403

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by People Just Do Nothing star STEVE STAMP!Of course the term ‘star’ doesn’t cover all the bases of what Steve does over there at the Kurupt FM towers… From writing to directing to all kinds of other bits and bobs, he is in a perfect position to chat with Pip about the makings of the People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan film, the timing of it in a mid-post-pandemic world, the writing process, characters, development and all that comes with it. Of course the two branch out into other topics but that’s a fine roundup of what you can expect. Have fun, and make sure you catch the film too!STEVE LINKSTWITTERINSTAGRAMPEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING: BIG IN JAPANIMDBSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/08/2153m 32s

Shawn Levy • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #402

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!An amazing opportunity to get inside the mind of writer, director and producer SHAWN LEVY!You may be familiar with Shawn from such projects as the sleeper hit ‘Real Steel’, the ‘Night At The Museum’ series and ‘Stranger Things’ to name a mere sprinkling in the vast ocean of goodies he’s been involved in - a brief glimpse at his IMDB will open the door on these so definitely have a peep - but this is a great full length chat with Pip, as the two go in on things in some nice detail. What’s really cool is how Shawn becomes a fast convert to the DPP faith around 20 minutes in when it’s clear that, dear listeners, our own Pip knows exactly what he’s doing behind the steering wheel. Hear about the amazing ‘Free Guy’, casting, creation, self taping and in person auditions, letting ideas flow in the edit stage, and so much more including some choice horse analogies. Please enjoy!SHAWN LINKSTWITTERINSTAGRAMFREE GUYIMDBSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/2156m 4s

Tim Renkow • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #401

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A fabulous episode as Pip is joined by the very funny and very lovely comic and actor TIM RENKOW!A class act from beginning to end, as Tim catches us up on all things actorial, comedic and other such goodness including his show Jerk, being an American in the UK (by way of Mexico, North Carolina and Memphis), hippy parents, rough days on set, accessibility in comedy clubs, cold curry, exhaustion, and awesome rap including MF Doom and our very own Pip! Tim’s also very honest about his own work ethic, which is almost a ‘make hay while the sun shines’ attitude, combined with a hard work drive that’s more about keeping it GOOD rather than predictable. Proper inspiring, and you shall for sure be checking out his work in the acting and standup worlds after this if you haven’t already.TIM LINKSTWITTERIMDBJERKART SCHOOL WARSSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/08/2158m 11s

Big Birthday Bash Pt. 4 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #400

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Party people in the place, please be welcomed once more (making that four welcomes if yr counting) to EPISODE 400! The big birthday bash episode!Two birthdays in fact - if you consider an episode as having a birthday, which of course means the podcast had to go through the being born process and who knows how that works in this scenario - but regardless, this is episode 400 as well as being Uncle Pip’s 40th birthday celebration! Things kick off from episode 1, which lands directly on Pip’s big day, and the celebrations from there shall be echoes of the party but no less awesome and entertaining. So come for the birthday goings on, stay for the cake and stick around as long as its deemed polite to at a birthday party! Let’s all be happy birthday wishing and uproarious in our celebrations. You know, in safe ways. Headphones are probably the utmost in safety so you’re already ahead of the game, folks. Please enjoy! OH - importantly too - Pip is joined by Chris and Stu of Hardcore Listing and many more tremendous podcasts in the greater podcasting universe!SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLEHARDCORE LISTINGBOOM!!!SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/08/211h 16m

Big Birthday Bash Pt. 3 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #400

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Party people in the place, please be welcomed once more (making that four welcomes if yr counting) to EPISODE 400! The big birthday bash episode!Two birthdays in fact - if you consider an episode as having a birthday, which of course means the podcast had to go through the being born process and who knows how that works in this scenario - but regardless, this is episode 400 as well as being Uncle Pip’s 40th birthday celebration! Things kick off from episode 1, which lands directly on Pip’s big day, and the celebrations from there shall be echoes of the party but no less awesome and entertaining. So come for the birthday goings on, stay for the cake and stick around as long as its deemed polite to at a birthday party! Let’s all be happy birthday wishing and uproarious in our celebrations. You know, in safe ways. Headphones are probably the utmost in safety so you’re already ahead of the game, folks. Please enjoy! OH - importantly too - Pip is joined by Chris and Stu of Hardcore Listing and many more tremendous podcasts in the greater podcasting universe!SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLEHARDCORE LISTINGBOOM!!!SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/08/211h 5m

Big Birthday Bash Pt. 2 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #400

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Party people in the place, please be welcomed once more (making that four welcomes if yr counting) to EPISODE 400! The big birthday bash episode!Two birthdays in fact - if you consider an episode as having a birthday, which of course means the podcast had to go through the being born process and who knows how that works in this scenario - but regardless, this is episode 400 as well as being Uncle Pip’s 40th birthday celebration! Things kick off from episode 1, which lands directly on Pip’s big day, and the celebrations from there shall be echoes of the party but no less awesome and entertaining. So come for the birthday goings on, stay for the cake and stick around as long as its deemed polite to at a birthday party! Let’s all be happy birthday wishing and uproarious in our celebrations. You know, in safe ways. Headphones are probably the utmost in safety so you’re already ahead of the game, folks. Please enjoy! OH - importantly too - Pip is joined by Chris and Stu of Hardcore Listing and many more tremendous podcasts in the greater podcasting universe!SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLEHARDCORE LISTINGBOOM!!!SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/08/211h 11m

Big Birthday Bash Pt. 1 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #400

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Party people in the place, please be welcomed once more (making that four welcomes if yr counting) to EPISODE 400! The big birthday bash episode!Two birthdays in fact - if you consider an episode as having a birthday, which of course means the podcast had to go through the being born process and who knows how that works in this scenario - but regardless, this is episode 400 as well as being Uncle Pip’s 40th birthday celebration! Things kick off from episode 1, which lands directly on Pip’s big day, and the celebrations from there shall be echoes of the party but no less awesome and entertaining. So come for the birthday goings on, stay for the cake and stick around as long as its deemed polite to at a birthday party! Let’s all be happy birthday wishing and uproarious in our celebrations. You know, in safe ways. Headphones are probably the utmost in safety so you’re already ahead of the game, folks. Please enjoy! OH - importantly too - Pip is joined by Chris and Stu of Hardcore Listing and many more tremendous podcasts in the greater podcasting universe!SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLEBOOM!!!SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/211h 8m

Seapa aka MC Grindah • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #399

https://acast.com/en/jameson-distractionpieces-termsWelcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Another fabulous session this week, as Pip is joined by Seapa aka MC Grindah of People Just Do Nothing! A top chat featuring timely check-ins on all things public and personal, from homelife to the bigger entertainment scene while covering all kinds of cinematic and small screen favourites along the way (Friday, Top Boy, Snabba Cash, Sopranos, La Haine, Four Blocks, Gomorrah and so many more). You’ll also hear bases touched about getting in shape, responsible drinks, early pandemic times, geography and borders, bodying verses and plans going forward which include the People Just Do Nothing film ‘Big In Japan’! Please enjoy - it’s a great one right here.SEAPA LINKSTWITTERCHATTIN SHIT PODCASTPEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING: BIG IN JAPANPEOPLE JUST DO NOTHINGKURUPT FM - FIRE IN THE BOOTHSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/07/2157m 50s

Secret Announcement • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #398

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!An extra special bonus secret announcement this week, with your secret directions to a world of awesomeness.Listen in and find out more - revealing anything here would only serve to spoil the surprise, but also this might be one for the ‘every episoders’ amongst you. Not exclusively though so do dive in if you’re up for some behind closed doors covert intel type action… Okay I’m verging on telling you too much here. I’ll leave this to Pip so please enjoy and make the most of the insider info!ONCE YOU'VE LISTENED TO THE EPISODE...Click hereSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/07/2123m 52s

Prano Bailey-Bond • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #397

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Joining Pip this week is the incredible director of ‘Censor’, it’s PRANO BAILEY-BOND!An excellent get together featuring some really fruitful angles and insightful thoughts, as Pip and Prano get into the magic of film. But not only that of course - you know the Distraction Pieces Podcast well enough to know the many paths and tangents it takes, and through those you shall get to know Prano well indeed. From her Wales upbringings and VHS shelves, to short film, to doing the whole movie promotion thing remotely at this point in time which brings its own distortions and abstractions, to the relationship of the team behind the film, and how the power of boredom and beoing outside the cool kid circle can bring about its own moments of inspiration. More than enough to get you excited for the marvelous ‘Censor’! Just keep telling yourself… IT’S ONLY A FILM…PRANO LINKSTWITTERIMDBCENSORFILMOGRAPHYSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/07/2152m 51s

Top 5 TV Show Character Names (Hardcore Listing bonus!) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #396

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!BONUS TIME with a crossover feature with the Hardcore Listing podcast!The main part of this bonus is the whole of a Hardcore Listing episode, where Pip stood in for Chris Glassen as Stu Whiffen’s sparring partner and got into it about the best 5 TV character names! So much to agree with or throw your phone across the room about, as with all Hardcore Listing episodes, so please be treated to this awesome Friday bonus as the two go in on all things character names… ENJOY!HARDCORE LISTINGSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/07/2151m 52s

KSI • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #395

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Please welcome singer, rapper, boxer and Youtube star KSI!Pip is joined by a Youtube veteran, and definitely someone with an admirable work ethic. Inspired by the likes of Childish Gambino and early adopters, KSI has carved out his own unique space in the world of social media and by the sounds of it, not even a global pandemic can stop this train running… Hear the story of his path from Watford, and how it led to where he currently finds himself including his boxing hustle, balance, fear of losing, working harder than anyone, how Youtube accepts no defeats and how to ascend by way of constant grind.KSI’s new album All Over The Place is out now. Tickets for The KSI Show are on sale now at momenthouse.com/ksiKSI LINKSYOUTUBETWITTERWIKIBOXINGSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/07/2157m 14s

Nick Frost • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #394

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Joining Pip this week is the notorious, the glorious, the hilarious actor (voice and physical), writer and director NICK FROST!…who you might also know as Simon Pegg’s sparring partner in many an iconic production throughout the years, but that is not to in any way diminish Nick’s standing as an individual force in the comic universe… He’s been putting in power moves for years in front of and behind the scenes, working on such heavyweight projects as The Nevers, Why Women Kill and Truth Seekers, and has a ton on the horizon, but here’s your chance to hear about the past year and all that entails - coming in blazing with the hefty stuff, it continues in refreshingly honest and open nature with being careful about health, the industry standard of over working, vulnerability of parents, the us and them aspect of early Covid precautions on set, the tricky path to completing writing, our old friend imposter syndrome, being small in the moment and extra curricular artworks. RED ZONE COMING THROUGH!NICK LINKSIMDBTWITTERINSTAGRAMWHY WOMEN KILLTRUTH SEEKERSFIGHTING WITH MY FAMILYSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/07/2152m 50s

Kelechi Okafor • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #393

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Another one for the books right here, as we welcome writer, dancer, podcaster and worlds more, KELECHI OKAFOR!…also known as Kelechnekoff. A supreme recording for you here as Pip joins forces with one of the greatest voices in the game, as you will hear throughout or may have of course heard via the Say Your Mind podcast. Kelechi is holding it down in a wild world, while maintaining dignity and finesse in times which certainly call for it (though it can be a pure struggle). An ace chat branching out into everything from being a “dickhead in recovery”, the juggles of a new mum, the white supremacist patriarchy, the co-opting of phrases to diminish, how protests are defused, “tear singlet energy”, Yoruba, Lagos to Peckham, race transcendance, Haiti, the angry Black woman narrative, past trauma, tarot and creative arts - but as you can well imagine, that’s only the surface of the iceberg. Awesome work. Get into it.KELECHNEKOFF LINKSTWITTERINSTAGRAMSAY YOUR MIND podcastHOMEPAGETED Talk • The Journey Of EmpowermentSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/06/211h 9m

Annie MacManus • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #392

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Enjoy a fabulous catchup with DJ / presenter, author and true great ANNIE MACMANUS!One of those long overdue meetups where you feel like it could be a part of a Distraction Pieces off-shoot podcast of its very own, where Pip checks in with Annie about all things life and sound. Kicking off with some necessary salutes and bigups to Ireland, it branches out into family life and what home is, Shane MacGowan and The Pogues, Dublin life, clubbing and her early days, being a part of a musical family, the infinite journey of music through digging in the crates, technology and what it means for DJing, the relativity of what ‘new’ music is, from rave to radio, learning the ropes of what she does, her podcasting world, being an author, and the Zane Lowe slot. Oh but so much more besides. Know your Annie!ANNIE LINKSTWITTERINSTAGRAMCHANGES podcastANNIE MAC PRESENTSMOTHER MOTHER bookSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/06/211h 2m

Amanda Abbington • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #391

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Joining the podcast this week is another fabulous acting favourite, yes indeed it is AMANDA ABBINGTON!Due to one thing or another, schedules have been flipped, turned upside down, but Pip and Amanda have managed to crowbar in some good time to get together and rock a truly fine podcast for you all. Amanda’s been in a LOT of good things over the past, namely Man Stroke Woman, Safe, Sherlock, and much more - in this hour, she and Pip go into a ton including her Hertfordshire early days, nature and how it particularly played into the past year, growing up in happy and not so happy times, her fearless mum, Underdogs and their work with kids and dogs (and the importance of rescue dogs), casting and agents, television vs film, her road to where she is now and all kinds of easter eggs within. Excellent stuff, enjoy!AMANDA LINKSIMDBSHERLOCKMAN STROKE WOMANSAFESCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/06/211h 1m

DPP Rewind • Michael Cashman • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Originally broadcast on February 12th 2020, this episode feels like a dream or a fantasy world away now - but it’s a brilliant one which deserves the DPP Rewind treatment at a poignant time. Michael Cashman was a delight and his story is thrilling, which absolutely warrants its re-run - please listen if you haven’t yet, and if you did at the time, why not revisit…Just to note the films Pip lists up top on the intro, here they are:Victim • 120bpm • Tangerine • Ammonite • A Special Day • Beach Rats • God’s Own Country • Portrait Of A Lady On FireBelow is the original writeup from Feb 2020…• • • • • • • • • •Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 311 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by activist, author and actor (all the A’s), Michael Cashman! Sorry - let me correct that - Baron Cashman CBE!An amazing meeting this week with Pip and Michael, a man whose experience and knowledge will come shining through immediately upon listening. As a founder of Stonewall (with Ian McKellen), ex-member of European Parliament, activist and former actor (those of us who grew up on Eastenders will remember him as Colin), his life has been a genuine document of ups and downs, highs and lows, but all navigated with love, conviction and positivity. His story is moving, uplifting and at times incredibly unfair, but as you will hear - from all of this, pure goodness has been his reward. Over 30 years of his journey has been underpinned by long term partner Paul, who is unfortunately no longer with us but as you’ll hear, is spoken of by Michael with such love and compassion and it’s pretty much impossible to not be stirred by - well, the whole conversation, let’s be frank. The rest is yours to discover - listen, learn, and become better acquainted with a strong force for good in the world. Welcome, Michael!His book 'One Of Them' is available now on Bloomsbury!EPISODE LINKS:• MICHAEL on TWITTER• STONEWALL• COLIN'S FIRST APPEARANCE in EASTENDERS• MICHAEL on THE INTERNETLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON• POD BIBLE• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/211h 19m

Juliet Stevenson • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #390

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Joining the podcast this week is the fabulous acting favourite and true treasure JULIET STEVENSON!Having met on set on Sara Pascoe’s ‘Out Of Her Mind’, Juliet and Pip hit it off and set up a future plan for a podcast meeting - and here we have the glorious result! Kicking off with some misty eyed recollections of the excellent show, much ground is covered from there on including the wide world of Edinburgh Fringe, ‘The Doctor’ and the issues it raises, acting as societal study, Alan Rickman and her acting peers, the intricacies of cancel culture and why it is so tricky, reaching facts first without the journey, her work with charities and how she became familiar and knowledgable with the plight of refugees (and indeed her path to that world), the ironies of British history, a few early moments in Essex, being a conduit as an actor, Shakespeare, Beckett, and remodelling older texts. But that’s scratching the surface - it’s a deep one, enjoy!JULIET LINKSOUT OF HER MINDIMDBTRULY MADLY DEEPLYFREEDOM FROM TORTUREBREAKING BARRIERSSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/06/211h 9m

Laura Dockrill • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #389

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Pip catches up on events from the past few years with poet, author and good pal LAURA DOCKRILL!A very timely meeting with Laura this week, coming in after the finale of the Where’s Your Head At series that spanned the month of May. This is very much on message for the series, though this time we get to spend a whole episode with Laura, who was last featured a good few years ago on here. As you could imagine, a LOT of life has happened in those interviening years, but as you will hear in truly honest detail, it has been a mix of ecstatic highs and powerful lows, a rocky road upon which which she has felt every single bump. So just as a note up top, Laura goes into her experiences with pregnancy, though focused more on the later stages post-delivery. And that’s where things got tough to say the very least. This is an incredible frank conversation which goes into post partum psychosis, and all that entails - but it’s incredibly refreshing to hear such honesty and first person accounting of it all (especially from someone so nice with the wordplay and the pen), so here’s a good long chat with Laura Dockrill - give it some time and focus.LAURA LINKSTWITTERONLINEINSTAGRAMWHAT HAVE I DONE bookMore from LauraSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/06/211h 23m

Where's Your Head At? Part 6 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #388

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!You are especially welcome to the concluding part in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times.This is the final in the month long series which has seen Pip engage in a huge collage of conversations to co-incide with Mental Health Week, while extending the theme into the whole month of May. It’s been a thoroughly fascinating journey, as we have heard from so many brilliant people (Pip reels off the names at the start in case you’ve missed any!) and received a true insight as to where people’s heads have been and are at. It’s a unique time, but a time for the books, and these conversations are so crucial as a time capsule of where we are now and where we were when listened back to in the future. It’s so easy to normalise and forget this stuff with the fullness of time, so having a few recorded conversations at that time where things are really changing quickly is all the more important to capture. So join in on this, the final part in the puzzle, and enjoy the concluding part of the Where’s Your Head At series!TODAYS LINEUP!• Dr Suzi Gage• Simon Pegg• Konnie Huq• PC Leon McLeod• Chris MeadsWHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT LINKSSAMARITANSSAMARITANS SELF HELPSAMARITANS REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIESCALMSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/05/211h 45m

Where's Your Head At? Part 5 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #387

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!You are especially welcome to the fifth in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times.Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based around that main question - where’s your head at? With pandemic times still incredibly present and by now pretty much ingrained in our day to day lives, signs of whatever we might consider ‘normal’ may not necessarily inspire excitement or joy in us all. We are all experiencing this new life very differently, and it can be incrediby heartening and inspiring to hear from others about what they’re going through and how they’ve coped. It’ll be a really powerful snapshot of a very particular time in history, and Pip is capturing some glorious conversations so please, be very welcome and join us for a ringside seat as we listen in on where heads are at.TODAYS LINEUP!• Stu Whiffen• Lena Headey• Rich Wilson• Dane BaptisteWHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT LINKSSAMARITANSSAMARITANS SELF HELPSAMARITANS REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIESCALMSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/211h 27m

Where's Your Head At? Part 4 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #386

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!You are especially welcome to the fourth in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times.Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based around that main question - where’s your head at? With pandemic times still incredibly present and by now pretty much ingrained in our day to day lives, signs of whatever we might consider ‘normal’ may not necessarily inspire excitement or joy in us all. We are all experiencing this new life very differently, and it can be incrediby heartening and inspiring to hear from others about what they’re going through and how they’ve coped. It’ll be a really powerful snapshot of a very particular time in history, and Pip is capturing some glorious conversations so please, be very welcome and join us for a ringside seat as we listen in on where heads are at.TODAYS LINEUP!• Cariad Lloyd• Jamali Maddix• Chris Glassen• Jayde AdamsWHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT LINKSSAMARITANSSAMARITANS SELF HELPSAMARITANS REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIESCALMSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/211h 38m

Where's Your Head At? Part 3 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #385

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!You are especially welcome to the third in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times.Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based around that main question - where’s your head at? With pandemic times still incredibly present and by now pretty much ingrained in our day to day lives, signs of whatever we might consider ‘normal’ may not necessarily inspire excitement or joy in us all. We are all experiencing this new life very differently, and it can be incrediby heartening and inspiring to hear from others about what they’re going through and how they’ve coped. It’ll be a really powerful snapshot of a very particular time in history, and Pip is capturing some glorious conversations so please, be very welcome and join us for a ringside seat as we listen in on where heads are at.TODAYS LINEUP!• Amy Bullman• Fearne Cotton• Jordan Stevens• Rob Parker• Jordan GrayWHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT LINKSSAMARITANSSAMARITANS SELF HELPSAMARITANS REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIESCALMSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/211h 24m

Where's Your Head At? Part 2 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #384

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!You are especially welcome to the second in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times.Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based around that main question - where’s your head at? With pandemic times still incredibly present and by now pretty much ingrained in our day to day lives, signs of whatever we might consider ‘normal’ may not necessarily inspire excitement or joy in us all. We are all experiencing this new life very differently, and it can be incrediby heartening and inspiring to hear from others about what they’re going through and how they’ve coped. It’ll be a really powerful snapshot of a very particular time in history, and Pip is capturing some glorious conversations so please, be very welcome and join us for a ringside seat as we listen in on where heads are at.TODAYS LINEUP!• Pip's god-daughter, Lola (voice of "You've been listening to...")• Florence Pugh• Tez Ilyas• Rob AutonWHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT LINKSSAMARITANSSAMARITANS SELF HELPSAMARITANS REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIESCALMSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/05/211h 23m

Where's Your Head At? Part 1 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #383

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!You are especially welcome to the first in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times.Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based around that main question - where’s your head at? With pandemic times still incredibly present and by now pretty much ingrained in our day to day lives, signs of whatever we might consider ‘normal’ may not necessarily inspire excitement or joy in us all. We are all experiencing this new life very differently, and it can be incrediby heartening and inspiring to hear from others about what they’re going through and how they’ve coped. It’ll be a really powerful snapshot of a very particular time in history, and Pip is capturing some glorious conversations in his - I dunno - “ChatCatcher” I guess? - so please, be very welcome and join us for a ringside seat as we listen in on where heads are at.TODAYS LINEUP!• Pip's Mum, Jenny• Stephen Graham• Paapa Essiedu• Gail PorterWHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT LINKSSPICE UKSAMARITANSSAMARITANS SELF HELPSAMARITANS REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIESCALMSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/05/211h 16m

Simon(e) Sun - The Science Of The Sexes • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #382

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A very welcome and amazingly informative conversation with neuroscientist, musician and artist SIMON(E) SUN!Without wanting to risk the simplification and distilling of this incredible chat, just rest assured that it’s one of those very special Distraction Pieces moments that I can safely say will echo through the DPP corridors for episodes to come - so here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor and prepare your appropriate beverages / walking routes / solo time (or indeed group listening time ahead of this one. It involves sex, gender and the myriad intricacies within (there’s that distilling I hinted at then!), from body to brain to hormone and beyond, and you’ll hear how it all came about too which is super interesting. There is always time to learn, evolve, and grow with what we know, and this is a perfect opportunity for those who want to broaden their knowledge or hear how to transmit said knowledge in a succinct and effective way. One for the books!SIMON(E) LINKSStop Using Phony Science To Justify TransphobiaTWITTERONLINEINSTAGRAMSPOTIFYSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/04/211h 2m

Daniel Sloss • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #381

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A properly ace conversation with the insightful and hilarious comic DANIEL SLOSS!Pip catches Daniel 6 days deep in a 14 day quarantine overseas, which is of course the first item of business! The two compare notes on coping with such stints and methods of how to handle one’s self in isolation. From there on, we hear all about Daniel’s experiences in processing life into art and creativity and the many rewards and pitfalls involved. You may have seen his specials ‘X’ or ‘Jigsaw’, and you may even be among the many who have made drastic life changes as a result - this is an awesomely revealing behind the scenes of these and more, which includes his own lessons learned, the heavyweight complexities observed in writing some of them, the perils of clips being shown out of context, and the intensely tricky world of finding someone to love and who loves you in return. Oof, this one’s got it all. You shall enjoy.Oh also - some of the sharper four letter words in here too, in case you’re playing this in the company of those whose ears might not be ready or prepared. Just so you know…DANIEL SLOSS LINKSTWITTERONLINE (everything is here - EXPLORE & ENJOY!)SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/211h 21m

Wheelchair Sports Camp • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #380

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A super great chat with KALYN HEFFERNAN of the group WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP!Whether you know it or now, this is the one you’ve been waiting for. Pip catches up with Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp for a full length podcast, which is a beautiful occasion as this means that there are a LOT of people who will make acquaintances with a truly awesome human being, while also being made aware of a bulletproof back catalogue! For those of us who do know Kalyn and the crew, it’s a wonderful opportunity to catch an in depth rundown of the years events… Expect to hear about all things pandemically related up top - naturally - but with much ground being swiftly covered thereafter including Kalyn’s music production and artistic world through the past and into the future (some mad stuff in the works), cookery and making a mess, speaking of mess - the ill single ‘Yess I’m A Mess’ (Pip’s been bending my ear about this one for MONTHS now and it’s a heavy banger), Kalyn’s brittle bones and her lifetime of operations and treatment, activism, perspectives on disability and seeing the world entirely differently through touring, B Dolan and all things involving their introduction and how they’ve become tight homies over the years, Denver and its unique environment geographically and socially, fighting for change while acknowledging privilege and innumerable other treats. Such a great one right here. Make it your next listen.WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP LINKSTWITTERONLINEBANDCAMPYESS I'M A MESSSTRANGE FAMOUSYESS I'M A MESS on YOUTUBECARRIE ANN LUCASWADE BLANKGAELYNN LEAADAPT siteSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/211h 17m

Blake Harrison • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #379

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A lovely chat with Inbetweeners star and football / MMA enthusiast BLAKE HARRISON!You might very well know Blake as Neil, from The Inbetweeners - and some of you may know him extremely well as Neil if you’ve seen every episode, so here is a perfect opportunity to get to know Blake as a true and living person behind the script! He and Pip kick off with pandemic privilege and easily transition into work and acting, including tying your identity into your profession, remembering who the f*ck you are, having dayjobs around the first season of Inbetweeners, Peckham upbringings, the trials and tribulations of being a Millwall fan, MMA and his new podcast with Drunkcast homie Stu Whiffen and a ton more.BLAKE HARRISON LINKSTWITTERIMDBINSTAGRAMINBETWEENERSTODD MARGARETSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/211h 26m

John Simm • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #378

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A great and very cool, calm and collected chat with UK acting royalty who has been a welcome fixture on screens great and small, it’s JOHN SIMM!While a good gang of you will know John through Human Traffic (I mean come on), or maybe Life On Mars, or perhaps his new show Grace - or let’s face it, his entire film and tv-ography, but he was also in a band for a stretch back then too! All of this is of course covered in the conversation he had with Pip over Zoom, which includes pandemical flex, being a teenager again through PS2, being in a literal Dad Band, freedom to be himself in front of others through acting, learning acting, and all things craft, skill and inspiration. Tons in here, you’ll love it.JOHN SIMM LINKSTWITTERIMDBINSTAGRAMGRACEHUMAN TRAFFICYAT MALMGREN (on acting)SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/2158m 17s

Rag'n'Bone Man • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #377

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Once again, paths that have been log eluding each other have finally converged and here we are, as Pip finally meets the amazing singer songwriter RAG’N’BONE MAN!Judging by the Youtube views for his single ‘Human’, as one of the billion+ viewers and fans, YOU - dear listener - are probably partly responsible for his astronomic rise to stardom from humble beginning in Uckfield / Brighton. And he we are! The homie is a household name. So hear his tale from beginning to end, from said beginnings to doing PR through a pandemic, the formulations and assembly of his new album, Nashville (obviously not the US series, great as it was), scenes in London and Brighton, paying dues, stage presence, opening for Pharoahe Monch and other such legends, lockdown with the kid, achieving warmth in his new record, getting a band in a room and more… Excellent stuff, enjoy and keep an ear out for the new album!RAG'N'BONE MAN LINKSTWITTERONLINEINSTAGRAMALL YOU EVER WANTEDSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/2157m 42s

B Dolan - The Surgery Episode • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #376

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Joining Pip this week for a bonus episode is the gawd, the GOAT, the king bee himself - please welcome Mr B DOLAN!A very welcome return from friend of the podcast B Dolan, and what makes this return even more triumphant and welcome is that B has survived not only another Winter (word to the Strange Famous crew), but an incredible amount of physical pain and endured some proper body wars over the past year. You will hear all about it within the episode, but I can safely assure you that this is a very sobering listen, especially for all B fans and listeners. This is the full story from the man himself about a traumatic year - pandemic aside - but one which is lined with gold, silver and diamonds and an ultimately positive outcome. It’s also one of inspiration, outlooks and hope, as B has had to change all business models and try some incredibly exciting new things in that realm. I don’t want to spoil anything but this is an amazing episode that you will get a huge amount from, regardless of whether you’ve heard of B or not. On a personal note - this is producer Buddy Peace writing this - B, I have something for you which is almost finished so bear with me big homie… This episode really hurt my heart a lot - but made me chuckle too. It’s a tough one but as I say - there is a lot of room for levity. So let’s all toast the king Bee and may his reign of dopeness continue long. Never has his song ‘Still Here’ been more pertinent.B DOLAN LINKSTWITTERONLINEBANDCAMPPATREONDISCORDEPIC BEARDMENNETHERRAP on MINECRAFTSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/211h 23m

Jane Horrocks • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #375

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A real feelgood dip in the ever-refreshing acting pool for you this week as Pip is joined by national treasure JANE HORROCKS!Not only an actor though, our Jane - she’s been singing forever and more recently has taken her own dip into the equally refreshing pool of podcasting, which is how this whole episode came about. So we all collectively thank the good lord of Pod for that (amen). A really nice chat which takes in the whole world of Jane, from her lockdown routine of cycling and being very present in observing the changing of the seasons, the importance of pausing, podcasting about bees, writing shows, new romantics, retention and finding her crowd, along with all pertinent origin stories! A bright and breezy one to perk up your mid-week right here, please enjoy!JANE LINKSTWITTERIMDBQUEEN BEESBLOODSLITTLE VOICESCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/03/2154m 20s

Nikesh Shukla • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #374

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Following on from a triple episode week of pure musical commentary, here is a straight up excellent chat with the powerful and acclaimed writer NIKESH SHUKLA!So much to get into on this one, and Nikesh and Pip cram a huge amount into what could certainly go on for a good few more hours. Nikesh’s new book ‘Brown Baby’ is available now with an accompanying podcast, and you’ll hear most of the foundation upon which it was all born here in this chat. It’s a big one, ranging from the deep questions posed by kids, being ‘authentically Asian’ and the minimal quotas for ‘Indian’ authors, diversity panels, the publisher Unbound, the all seeing Grandfather of the podcast at this point aka Musa Okawonga, the toll taken on his soul in promoting his books, the under/overcurrent of racism from seed to weed (I just made that up but it feels appropriate), raising kids to feel joy, Oscar Brown Jr via Nina Simone, and his past days as a rapper. So much CONTENT! Haha. Just playing. Enjoy, it’s a goodie.NIKESH LINKSTWITTERBROWN BABYBROWN BABY PODCASTBROWN BABY in THE GUARDIANTHE GOOD IMMIGRANTBROWN BABY by OSCAR BROWN JrBROWN BABY version by NINA SIMONESCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/03/211h 22m

Behind The Album: Repent Replenish Repeat (2013) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #373

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Well, at the start of the week and Wednesday, it was hinted about how special this week was going to be. I’m sure you clocked onto what was going on by Wednesday but if you’re not sure by now, let Friday be the day as Pip completes his ‘Behind The Album’ series with the final album from he and Dan Le Sac - ‘Repent Replenish Repeat’. An album of absolute fire from start to end. From the very first ‘h’ of “Huhh know it sounds weyeird…” to his destroying of the universe. It’s an immense and beautiful piece of work and one which you either know well, or you’re yet to peep. Either way - lucky you - witness Pip break down the goodness for you right here.• trigger warning – you will know that Pip deals with the subject of death in his lyrics and poetry from time to time... There is some talk of this and various associated subjects so if this sounds like a lot for you, you could throw the album on instead but this is just to let you know.Buy REPENT REPLENISH REPEAT here!BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN • Atlantic CityREGINA SPEKTOR • Chemo LimoSTUNNERGOLD TEETHYOU WILL SEE MESCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/211h 4m

Behind The Album: The Logic Of Chance (2010) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #372

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week is a powerful one, people - not sure how much we should give away at this point but you’re in for SEVERAL TREATS so do keep an eye on those Distraction Pieces Podcast feeds throughout the week… That’s all I’ll tell you for now. I'm sure you're gathering what's happening at this point BUT for those still in the dark - just you wait... I mean there are trilogies, you know you have your Godfathers and your Back To The Futures and whatnot... But as I say. Just hold yer horses there, cowboy. Sorry, 'cowboi'. You'll see. ANYWAY - here's Pip's commentary on The Logic Of Chance - enjoy!Buy THE LOGIC OF CHANCE here!LUCINDA WILLIAMS • Those Three DaysNICE & SMOOTH • Sometimes I Rhyme SlowLEE HAZLEWOOD & NANCY SINATRA • Some Velvet MorningLIL WAYNE • ComfortableBEYONCE • IrreplaceablePEARL JAM • Better ManNAS • I CanAESOP ROCK • Alchemy (feat. Blueprint)BILLY BRAGG • To Have & To Have NotRAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE • Know Your EnemyBADLY DRAWN BOY • The ShiningKID CARPET • CowboySick TonightCauliflowerGreat BritainGet BetterSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/211h 2m

Behind The Album: Angles (2008) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #371

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week is a powerful one, people - not sure how much we should give away at this point but you’re in for SEVERAL TREATS so do keep an eye on those Distraction Pieces Podcast feeds throughout the week… That’s all I’ll tell you for now. But - to kick things off correctly, today is the day when Pip goes through in painstaking detail his debut album with Dan Le Sac - yes indeed, ANGLES is the topic of todays ‘Behind The Album’ episode! The ‘statement of intent’ album right here - whether you know the whole setlist or maybe just ‘that one song’, this will serve you well as a commentary and will surely inspire you to go through the crates and listen again. So listen to it now, later, whatever order works, but certainly pair this episode with the full album if you can!THOU SHALT ALWAYS KILLLOOK FOR THE WOMANLETTER FROM GOD TO MANTHE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPEDTHOU SHALT ALWAYS KILL (De La Edit)Notorious & hilarious Pitchfork reviewSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/03/211h 14m

Tahar Rahim • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #370

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Pip joins forces this week with the incredible actor TAHAR RAHIM!You may have been introduced to him through the astonishing ‘Un Prophete’, and most recently you may have seen trailers for the new project ‘The Mauritanian’ - whatever the case, get better acquainted with this awesome human who goes boldy into the craft with a fearlessness and courage that translates directly through the screen. He goes into detail about the lockdown and the effects in him and the movie industry, his relationship with Mohamedou Slahi upon whom his latest release ‘The Mauritanian’ is based - and his experiences being detained in Guantanamo, truth in suffering and mirroring that in performance, rhythm and musicality of language (and different languages), The Eddy, auditions, cinematic antics which ultimately led to a career and also a low-key redemption, and he speaks with Pip about a handful of his other projects too. Mad enjoyable.TAHAR LINKSIMDBTHE MAURITANIANLINKS ON ROGER EBERT SITEMOHAMEDOU SLAHIUN PROPHETESCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/2152m 7s

Renay Richardson • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #369

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Another overdue one right here but somehow the perfect time to connect, this one’s a powerful catchup with Pip and one woman podcast squadron RENAY RICHARDSON!Renay is the CEO of Broccoli Content, and the Twitter bio says it all: “Production company creating opportunities for minority talent” - which gives you a strong idea of what’s happening over there in the Broccoli towers. Renay put together a five point pact last year on equality in audio, which ruffled feathers that needed ruffling, but also truly made bonds, bridges, and presented a positive and healthy agenda for the audio world. Breaking through the wall around the time of the George Floyd murder and surrounding strength that arose in the aftermath, it’s all the more poignant and really stood to shake up the industry, whether Renay was expecting it or not! So please, get to know Renay all the better and hear about what happened last year, what happened before, and what is coming along in the future. With the help of Broccoli Content, it all looks a bit healthier that’s for sure.EQUALITY IN AUDIO PACTRENAY on TWITTERBROCCOLI CONTENT ONLINETWITTERSONY PAGEYOUR BROCCOLI WEEKLYSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/2159m 11s

Nihal Arthanayake • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #368

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!It’s been a minute getting this one ready, as he and Pip go way back but the time has finally come - people, please welcome the airwave ray of sunshine NIHAL ARTHANAYAKE!Less ‘overdue’ and more ‘inevitable’, this one, as the two have some ace history together and have been in similar orbits for a good while. It’s a great time to catch Nihal, as thoughts have taken shape over the past year of pandemical times and while it’s not far removed enough to have that crystal clear clarity, it’s been enough time to get a picture of things and read the room a bit. So there’s that up top, but keep it locked for the behind the scenes music science - especially if you’re a hip hop head (mmm maybe of a certain vintage!), as this will make you smile a lot. Nihal used to rap and has been in the game for years (to quote Biggie, it made him an animal), and you’ll hear some ill stories and dope recollections but all backed up. As Nihal say, “Don’t get it twisted” - we shan’t, Nihal. Don’t you worry. ENJOY!NIHAL on TWITTERNIHAL on RADIO 5MC KRAYZEE A (aka YUNG NIHAL! This is FIRE - I have this on record!)COLLAPSED LUNG • Chainsaw WedgieSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/211h 8m

Asim Chaudhry • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #367

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Keep it locked, world - you're about to enter the mind of the one ASIM CHAUDHRY!...also known as Chabuddy G from People Just Do Nothing (or 'Girthy Geeza' on Twitch) - yes people, this is a wonderful meeting between Pip and Asim, as they catch up initially about all things Twitch with Asimbeing very much in the pocket of Big Streaming. Just messing - he runs a very awesome channel on there which you are strongly encouraged to partake in! From there, the breacrumb trail is perfectly laid as the two go in on all things streaming, work, acting, beat battles, truth in characters, accents and awkwardness (and outright racism), the history and heritage sewn into accents, enduring a bout with that 'rona, Bandersnatch and just all things worth speaking on. It's a great chance to get to know Asim in the solo sense, so please enjoy episode 367 with the man himself!ASIM on TWITTERASIM on IMDBCHABUDDY GCHABUDDY on INSTAGRAMASIM on TWITCHSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/211h 17m

Adam Buxton (Mk 2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #366

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!It's the second coming of the ramblechat master, the long awaited return of ADAM BUXTON everybody!Were we ever so young... Episode 66 was the last time Pip and Adam met up, back in those faded Kodachrome / Polaroid days of wayback where everything smelled like freshly cut grass, and there was a slight chill in the air but you could feel that Summer was around the corner, we were all having picnics, I think some of us went skinnydipping in the sea at one point, we had cake... Anyway, it was a while ago, is what I'm getting at. Well, please re-welcome podmaster Adam Buxton who has been grinding out there to ridiculous degrees, be it with podcasting or authoring, and it's a real pleasure to hear Pip and Buckles catch up on everything that's been happening in the meantime. And it's been a lot. It's also quite significant that it's happening on Zoom, as they would both be resolute about not recording remotely in the early days of podcast making. This one's got it all, from personal moments and grief, to writing, parenthood, age, some extra levels to the ongoing Tom Cruise mythology, Pixies, dads, mums, and all the stuff you would want to hear. It's brilliant and a proper podcast treat for you to snack on out there or indoors, if it's still snowing or not. Whatever you want to do. Live your life innit. Enjoy! CHECK ADAM'S BOOK 'RAMBLEBOOK' - out now everywhere, and on audiobook read by him!ADAM BUXTON PODCASTADAM'S WEBSITEADAM on YOUTUBEMACCA on ADAM'S PODCASTPIXIES PODCASTJOY DIVISION / NEW ORDER PODCASTETHAN KROSS • ChatterPREFAB SPROUT • The King Of Rock n' RollSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/211h 17m

Musa Okwonga • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #365

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Another very long awaited, most anticapted episode this week as Pip chats with old pal and esteemed multi-disciplined podcaster / poet / author MUSA OKWONGA!But it doesn’t even end there, as you’ll hear - and why should it? Musa has played the long game, the marathon approach, with his career and we find him at a place of peace and spiritual restfulness. A fortune place to be in right now, but rest assured as his good vibes will resonate with you and find their way into your own pulse and rhythm. Long term listeners and fans will certainly know Musa as a kind of ‘godfather’ of this podcast (he comes up on here a lot!), and it’s a treat to hear about his zig zags, being good but not the best at everything, the early formative poetry years, being Pip’s end of level boss in those days of wayback, gruelling rehearsals, his father and the story of his incredible life, Eton schooling, Ed Sheeran, being ambitious in investment of time and seeing the UK from Berlin where he makes his home. Jam packed and ready to go - you’ll like this one folks, enjoy!MUSA on TWITTERMUSA on INSTAGRAMONE OF THEM bookSTADIO podcastTHE KINGS WILL: PASSPORTSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/211h 33m

Steven Cree • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #364

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Well overdue conversation times for you this week as Pip catches up with the brilliant actor STEVEN CREE!With a mutual friend in Films To Be Buried With homie Brett Goldstein (and many more mutual pals besides), you know you’ll be in great company if you’re unfamiliar with Steven. From the beginning on, it’s all Grade A material ranging from necessary pandemic catchups (this was recorded around Xmas 2020 by the way), divisions of society and culture and far more, Scottish independence, leaders, the reaction to the pandemic revealing the potential reaction to climate change, said Mr Goldstein, accents, his iPhone series, Mick Foley, Outlander, positives of social media and avoiding genre tropes in favor of realism. It’s got it all. Now say “edited it together” 10 times fast.STEVEN on IMDBSTEVEN on TWITTERSTEVEN on INSTAGRAMA DISCOVERY OF WITCHESOUTLANDERFILMS TO BE BURIED WITH episode 6SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/211h 4m

Stacy Martin • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #363

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Some perfect acting distraction for you this week as Pip is joined by the bright shining acting star STACY MARTIN!You may know Stacy’s work already which will stand you in good stead to enjoy this brilliant, sprawling and all-encompassing chat with Pip and Stacy, but if not you’re in for a treat with the bonus of making a new pal by the end! Stacy’s been holding it down on the stage and screen for a minute - you may have seen her in both Nymphomaniac films, the great Redoubtable, or High Rise to name a little handful, and her latest film Archive is very much out and about now (with a ton more in the work diary). So it’s really nice to hear how things are going with her, relationships with sci-fi, performance hacks, AI themes, and so much more. Great times, enjoy!STACY on IMDBSTACY / BAFTASTACY on INSTAGRAMSTACY in ELLEARCHIVESCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2156m 20s

Sacha Dhawan • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #362

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Some perfect acting distraction for you this week as Pip is joined by the fantastic SACHA DHAWAN!A lovely meeting between Pip and Sacha, and with the two not having crossed paths previously this is a really nice chat which branches out into a fully fledged tree of chat. As I carry on, I’m all too aware that I did just type “tree of chat” but I’m committing to it. Beginning with the big topics and meandering gracefully through the labyrinth of emotions and feels, they cover a ton and not exclusive to acting either - from pandemic action to acting through such a time, taking breaks for mental health, anxiety and predicting it, lessons from lockdown, pressure from heritage and coming to terms with one’s own story, confidence, art and cautiousness growing up, playing the truth, his previous roles and those forthcoming, being a role model and all together so much more. A brilliant one for you this week. EAT HOW YOU WANNA EAT*!*This will make sense, you have to trust me.SACHA on IMDBSACHA on TWITTERSACHA in THE GUARDIANSACHA on INSTAGRAMTHE GREATSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/211h 6m

TV Shows Of The Year: 2020 (bonus ep!) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #361

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!BONUS! Pip’s media cup was overflowing with 2020 goodness, so he went ahead and made a bonus episode to catch all the gems that 2020’s television had to offer and HERE IT IS!As with the films of the year episode, this is all Pip’s opinion and you may indeed share differing ones, but this might alert you to some good times that you might not have been aware of before. You’ll enjoy this for sure!QUICK NOTE! This is producer Buddy Peace here typing this, and just to let you know I do drop by super quick by invitation from Pip, to make a quick announcement and wish y’all the best for 2021. I don’t take liberties with installing myself on the podcast so I thought I’d just gently warn you of the alternate voice you will hear chiming in.SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/01/2124m 17s

Films Of The Year: 2020 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #360

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!The very happiest new year to you, dear Distraction Pieces listener! We are now in 2021 World, with a whole new 12 months ahead of us until we do the merry go round all over again, but when you think about for even a split second, isn’t it insane how much can happen in those twelve months? Even in a day?! Well, while none of us can slow the hands of time, we can most certainly take a minute to just sit right there, and listen to Pip tell us about his favourite films of the year!By the way, about that last sentence - yes it was a vague Fresh Prince reference and yes it was meant to rhyme. Anyway - have a lovely podcast listen, and see if Pip’s thoughts resonate with your views on these films if you’ve seen them, or maybe arm the cannon with some films to line up for your forthcoming viewing time. Some true gems on there. So enjoy, argue with yourself if you need to, but remember this is a personal opinion list - Pip is not taking your own favourites from you and erasing them. Obvious to say but easy to forget. Okay, boom - enjoy!SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/211h 7m

2020 Roundup w/ Blindboy (pt. 2 of 2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #359

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Dearest Distraction Pieces crew (or Team 3W as we used to call each other!), you are in for a solid gold treat this week. And next week. Yes, it’s that time of year when Pip casts his eye over the year’s events, while trying to make sense of the wreckage… And this year, good lawd was there a lot of it. So he has enlisted the help of a good friend of his - that’s right - you’ve seen the episode description already so you KNOW who it is - it’s Limerick’s finest, Blindboy!Hopefully you’ll be familiar with Blindboy from his own podcast (if not, you must make a point of incorporating that into your life), or maybe you heard a distant episode of Distraction Pieces with him, or maybe you’re already down with the Rubberbandits. Whatever the case - you’re in very good hands here as the two get down to the year’s business over two episodes. There are too many nuggets to even hint at here so just dive in, enjoy and know that you’ve made the right listening choice. Congratulations. And all the utmost season’s bests to you and your nears and dears! Have a lovely end of 2020. A year for the books right there.BLINDBOY on TWITTERBLINDBOY PODCAST • Acast • SpotifyBLINDBOY TWITCHBLINDBOY on iPLAYERX DISTRACTION PIECES CREW! If you would like to support, taking a minute to complete this short survey would help a lot! THANK YOU XSCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/12/201h 16m

2020 Roundup w/ Blindboy (pt. 1 of 2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #359

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Dearest Distraction Pieces crew (or Team 3W as we used to call each other!), you are in for a solid gold treat this week. And next week. Yes, it’s that time of year when Pip casts his eye over the year’s events, while trying to make sense of the wreckage… And this year, good lawd was there a lot of it. So he has enlisted the help of a good friend of his - that’s right - you’ve seen the episode description already so you KNOW who it is - it’s Limerick’s finest, Blindboy!Hopefully you’ll be familiar with Blindboy from his own podcast (if not, you must make a point of incorporating that into your life), or maybe you heard a distant episode of Distraction Pieces with him, or maybe you’re already down with the Rubberbandits. Whatever the case - you’re in very good hands here as the two get down to the year’s business over two episodes. There are too many nuggets to even hint at here so just dive in, enjoy and know that you’ve made the right listening choice. Congratulations. And all the utmost season’s bests to you and your nears and dears! Have a lovely end of 2020. A year for the books right there.BLINDBOY on TWITTERBLINDBOY PODCAST • Acast • SpotifyBLINDBOY TWITCHBLINDBOY on iPLAYERX DISTRACTION PIECES CREW! If you would like to support, taking a minute to complete this short survey would help a lot! THANK YOU XSCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/2058m 31s

Xmas Drinks w/ Kae Tempest & Polarbear (pt. 2 of 2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #358

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!As tradition would usually dictate, Pip would meet up with Kae and Polar for some form of Xmas drinks in whatever formation was available, but WHAT WITH THINGS AS THEY ARE, zoom provided the medium for it all to happen which now means that we get to hear what happens behind the curtain!A great chance to listen to what’s been happening in this year of years with Pip’s old time pals (and surely favourites of yourselves) Kae Tempest and Polarbear, completing the pyramid of incredible spoken word / writing / acting / music talent that continue to smash it at every angle… It’s a lovely two parter, which digs in it all - lockdown and pandemic and how that’s taken a toll on everyone’s individual lives and performance routines, mental health, locations and moving, bubbles, family, porridge game, being tuned in and collaboration, mental beatdowns in acting classes, cooking and SO much more. Stop by for both parts and have a wonderful listening session. Please enjoy!KAE onlineKAE on TWITTERPOLARBEAR onlinePOLARBEAR on TWITTERX DISTRACTION PIECES CREW! If you would like to support, taking a minute to complete this short survey would help a lot! THANK YOU XSCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/12/2058m 57s

Xmas Drinks w/ Kae Tempest & Polarbear (pt. 1 of 2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #358

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!As tradition would usually dictate, Pip would meet up with Kae and Polar for some form of Xmas drinks in whatever formation was available, but WHAT WITH THINGS AS THEY ARE, zoom provided the medium for it all to happen which now means that we get to hear what happens behind the curtain!A great chance to listen to what’s been happening in this year of years with Pip’s old time pals (and surely favourites of yourselves) Kae Tempest and Polarbear, completing the pyramid of incredible spoken word / writing / acting / music talent that continue to smash it at every angle… It’s a lovely two parter, which digs in it all - lockdown and pandemic and how that’s taken a toll on everyone’s individual lives and performance routines, mental health, locations and moving, bubbles, family, porridge game, being tuned in and collaboration, mental beatdowns in acting classes, cooking and SO much more. Stop by for both parts and have a wonderful listening session. Please enjoy!KAE onlineKAE on TWITTERPOLARBEAR onlinePOLARBEAR on TWITTERX DISTRACTION PIECES CREW! If you would like to support, taking a minute to complete this short survey would help a lot! THANK YOU XSCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/2055m 3s

Aunty Donna • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #357

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Pure comedy fun times which we most certainly all need right about now, as Pip is joined by Mark, Broden and Zachary of Australian comedy crew AUNTY DONNA!Have you heard of Aunty Donna yet? Chances are you are a diehard dyed in the wool Auntyhead, but perhaps you may have only just seen that Netflix square scrolling sideways in your field of vision as recent as today - or maybe this is the first time you’ve heard the word Aunty and the name Donna together full stop. Well prepare to either get to know the gang much better, or make some new best friends, as Pip catches up with three of the crew! You’ll hear a ton from their early days right up to now, and this will ensure that you are well versed in all things Donna - covering Run The Jewels with times tables, going from podcast to stage to screen, Dominos Pizza (and a gang of fast food snack trivia), tall poppy syndrome, fanbases, physical humour, finding the truth, being present, “whatever’s funniest” and the relentless search for perfection in TV production, as well as a bunch of behind the scenes bits and pieces besides. Gems from every angle. ENJOY!AUNTY DONNA on THE INTERNETAUNTY DONNA on TWITTERAUNTY DONNA on NETFLIXAUNTY DONNA on YOUTUBEX DISTRACTION PIECES CREW! If you would like to support, taking a minute to complete this short survey would help a lot! THANK YOU XSCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/201h 27m

12 Days Of Pipmas

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!IT'S THE TWELVE DAYS OF PIPMAS!Pip shall explain all within this nice and tiday, efficient and to the point bonus episode but essentially, you wanna get over to the Pip Patreon page STAT and get in on the goodies going on this month. It will either cost you a buck, or you'll feel the creative spirit rise within you and you'll become a lifelong supporter - who can say?! Either way you'll get treated to some extra special visual Distraction Pieces goodness, courtesy of Pip and the miracle of Zoomland - some awesome stuff over there so do stop by!Nice one everybody - hope you enjoy, and even if not, I mean come on - this is 10 minutes of bonus Pip-talk. Everyone wins!SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONSCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/12/2010m 19s

MyAnna Buring • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #356

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Cinematic perfection is upon us once more, as Pip finally aligns schedules with the incredible and inspiring actor MYANNA BURING!It’s another great one folks, but I mean when has the Distraction Pieces Podcast ever been less than? That was rhetorical. But seriously… Anyway - here’s a beautiful chance to enjoy a wonderful chat across the internet lines with MyAnna, who you will know from one of the most intense films in movie history The Descent, or equally intense movie Kill List, or maybe from the marginally less intense (depending on your age perhaps) Twilight saga. At any rate, if you are yet to make her acquaintance, prepare to make a new pal right here through a packed chat, containing everything including making the decision to pare down over lockdown, how groundbreaking The Descent was when looking in retrospect, help along the way (this podcast has spiritual guidance from Michael Smiley and Stephen Graham of course), stories being the backbone of society, on-camera process, the scale of Twilight, traveling a ton as a kid and her triangle of the Middle East, Sweden and the UK, hard bread and The Witcher! Finally though, here are your three commandments: 1. Know your lines; 2. Turn up on time and 3. Don’t be a dick. Easy! ENJOY!EPISODE LINKS:MYANNA on TWITTERMYANNA on IMDBTHE WITCHERKILL LISTTHE DESCENTX DISTRACTION PIECES CREW! If you would like to support, taking a minute to complete this short survey would help a lot! THANK YOU XLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/201h 30m

Rahul Kohli • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #355

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!An ALMOST in person DPP right here - well, Pip and the guest being in the same city, in a country far far away from their respective homesteads anyway - please enjoy a brilliantly upfront and honest chat with actor RAHUL KOHLI!I say upfront and honest - basically it’s one where sentiments aren’t hinted at, and feelings and thoughts are addressed in a mature and adult manner. He and Pip are currently in Vancouver, Canada, in the midst of filming in some very airtight pandemic conditions. You can hear all about that, which of course branches out into how life is in Canada, viewing the pandemic from a different country, the attitudes in the US, race and the media, privilege, social media tone deafness, becoming a Twitter celeb (not as glamorous as it sounds), what re-Trump-ing says about you, Mike Bithell and the amazing North Star Rising project he and Pip guested on, auditions, gaming voiceovers, acting, and the many intricate nuances of invoking Bollywood. It’s a packed one and it’s great. Get yerself in a listening situation.EPISODE LINKS:RAHUL on TWITTERRAHUL on IMDBRAHUL AGENTTWEETSTORM FUNTIMESiZOMBIEX DISTRACTION PIECES CREW! If you would like to support, taking a minute to complete this short survey would help a lot! THANK YOU XLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/201h 25m

Kurupt FM (Hugo & Seapa) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #354

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Another in the long line of Distraction Pieces episodes right here following the “about bloody time” theme - people, please be upstanding in welcoming Hugo and Seapa from Kurupt FM / People Just Do Nothing / Chattin’ Sh*t podcast!A nice long chat with the dup, featuring so many topics it’s incredibly difficult knowing where to start with this writeup… Well, rest assured that the main points get properly dealt with - People Just Do Nothing and the universe contained within, the origins and developments in characters and overall show character, their own podcast Chattin’ Sh*t, and all manner of side (and centre) topics including The Sopranos, making excuses to hang out, phone anxiety, imposter sydrome (that old chestnut), majors and indies, comic influences, Towerblock Dreams, treating their references with utmost respect, rappers, festivals, live shows, films, acting and a perfect example of burying the lead which comes right at the end! Perfection. Enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING on TWITTERCHATTIN' SH*T on SPOTIFYPEOPLE JUST DO NOTHINGLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/201h 16m

Benjamin Zephaniah • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #353

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Without a doubt, an episode that’s been a long time in the making - at last, Pip catches up with national trasure, poet, writer and lyricist BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH!Pure enjoyment from the Birmingham legend as he and Pip catch up and talk about all things poetry but so much more… Beginning at the beginning of time itself, they move through viruses, “unpredictable” times, nature, the meat industry, finance and politics, squashing Twitter beefs, Bob Marley, doing gigs and slowly finding his crew, Life & Rhymes and everything contained within, finding and celebrating music in the words, performance poetry vs page poetry and of course, Peaky Blinders! Amazing. Commence listening immediately.EPISODE LINKS:BENJAMIN on TWITTERBENJAMIN on THE INTERNETLIFE & RHYMESBENJAMIN in THE GUARDIANLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/201h 5m

The Blaine Brothers • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #352

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Let the cinematic streak be unbroken, as Pip chats with the second brother combo on the podcast - it’s the directorial duo of THE BLAINE BROTHERS!You may be familiar with the two from previous works such as Nina Forever (which was HIGH on a previous Pip’s films of the year list), and maybe you’ve already become aware of the Sara Pascoe series Out Of Her Mind (featuring Pip himself), but if not - prepare to investigate all of these and more when you spend some time in the company of the Chris and Ben Blaine! It’s a really engaging chat about all things film, as well as pre-lockdown days, playwright vs Da Vinci, letting yourself make mistakes, tearing up the film makers handbook, constraints, the fault of “Kill your darlings”, subconscious typecasting, their production process and making a BBC series - as well as just about everything else in between. Ace stuff, you’ll love it.EPISODE LINKS:BEN BLAINECHRIS BLAINEBLAINE BROTHERS ONLINEBLAINE BROTHERS on INSTAGRAMOUT OF HER MINDNINA FOREVERLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/11/201h 22m

Ben Wheatley • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #351

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!The cinematic spirit is maintained wonderfully this week as Pip chats over zoom with director BEN WHEATLEY!With Ben’s new film ‘Rebecca’ blessing screens on Netflix (and selected bigger screens), it’s a perfect time to catch the director and Pip crams a lot into his time with him… Everything ranging from the zoom press junket (and how it is infinitely preferable to the alternative), influences on a granular level, early films (his own as well as greats in the world of cinema), trailers and film posters, timesucking computer games, the old AALS chestnut (getting emotional on planes while watching filmes), period dramas, the casting process, genre in general and so much more that is all there for you to explore… Listen and watch ‘Rebecca’ at your nearest available convenience!EPISODE LINKS:REBECCABEN WHEATLEY IMDBLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/2056m 44s

Taron Egerton • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #350

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!What better way to follow last episode’s acting aceness than with another UK treasure, yes indeed Distraction Pieces famsquad it is the brilliant TARON EGERTON!As with so many of these episodes featuring the UK acting crew, there is an over-riding spiritual link by way of Stephen Graham, so props must be given to him first off! This one feels like another ‘long time coming’ episode, where it was just a matter of time and arrangements to lock it in. Naturally there’s lockdown talk up top, which is always fascinating as we all want to know how it’s been affecting each other - Taron’s found himself in Wales, which brings us to his upbringing (including Liverpool), and from then on you can expect some good talk on social media, RADA and family whip-rounds for auditions, early days (not THAT long ago!) on Kingsman, lessons learned through each film, voice acting vs acting-acting, Matthew Vaughn, Dexter Fletcher, Tom Hardy, his own filmography (including Eddie The Eagle and Rocketman to name a couple), and tons more. Uplifting and inspirational - you shall enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:TARON ONLINETARON on INSTAGRAMTARON on TWITTERTARON on IMDBROCKETMANLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/10/201h 13m

Maxine Peake • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #349

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!The perfect actorial masterclass and relaxed chat scenario as Pip meets the glorious MAXINE PEAKE!Kicking things off with reflections of pandemic and lockdown times (essential to check in up top!), Pip and Maxine get into the whole acting biz and it’s a thrilling old journey - from acting itself and what it’s like being around yourself as an actor, to London fatigue and burnout, to venues in Manchester and up North, her paths and journeys, experiences at RADA, representation and diversity and how more is of utmost importance and the old fashioned character trait of ‘being Northern’. But so much more. A packed one, and one you will enjoy for certain.EPISODE LINKS:MAXINE on TWITTERMAXINE on IMDBFUNNY COWLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/10/201h 15m

Corey Taylor • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #348

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Metalheads rejoice, as you are about to hear a properly great chat with Pip and COREY 'MF' TAYLOR of SLIPKNOT!While Corey may be in a relaxed and certainly not on-stage mode for the chat, that’s probably the perfect setting as we get to hear from the engaged, stoic and reflective Corey. Beginning with all things pandemic and quarantine, it’s actually the perfect place to start as a lot of his new material was recorded in a very responsible and safety conscious mode, but from there on we get to hear about his teen songwritings, fearlessness, collaboration processes overseas, filling up notebooks, depression bouts and mental health, and US politics - but all with a very keen eye on the positive. So it’s a great inspiration for those who are feeling it right now. Enjoy Corey!EPISODE LINKS:COREY on TWITTERSLIPKNOT on INSTAGRAMCOREY onlineCMFT MUST BE STOPPEDLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/10/2049m 48s

Action Bronson • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #347

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!One for not only the hip hop heads but also the cookery crew as Pip gets deep in the rap kitchen with ACTION BRONSON!There’s no doubt about it, Action has done a ton in the past decade and by the looks of it all, had a goddamn blast while doing it. But he’s always kept a very decent squad around him and stayed on track and focused, as you can tell by his insane output and varied resumé. Here’s a chance to catch up with dude as he talks over the internet to Pip about it all - working out, old skool gaming, pandemic UFC, how he got into rap music and the cassette culture that came along with it, New York, an alternate universe chef career, features with rappers and being in the studio with some of the greatest, eating well, knocking humbleness on the head, acting in a Scorcese film, being behind a show from concept to credits and MAD amounts more in between. Get to know Action Bronson!EPISODE LINKS:ACTION on TWITTERACTION on INSTAGRAMONLY FOR DOLPHINS albumLATIN GRAMMYSF*CK THAT'S DELICIOUSLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/09/2051m 55s

Ghetts • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #346

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A grime spectacular right here for you this week by way of a full length chat with GHETTS!“I cannot act as someone’s time machine…”Science and gems at every turn this week, from one of the UK’s veterans in the game. In a chat that goes into not just music, expect to hear about this nation of complainers of ours, performing the last show in the UK pre-lockdown, not being able to listen to his old stuff, appreciation of other genres in order to appreciate your own, the body of work of a grime artist, singles vs albums, The Box, growing up and back in the day, salvation through music, rapping in the early days, being a reformed young offender, grime with live bands and performing in general. Tons going on. GO IN!EPISODE LINKS:GHETTS on TWITTERGHETTS on INSTAGRAMGHETTS on Jamali Maddix's 'THE BREAKDOWN' podcastGHETTO GOSPEL by GhettsLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/09/201h 3m

Fern Brady • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #345

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Please be very welcome to take your seats for a very great chat with Pip and the fantastically funny comic FERN BRADY!Aceness from the get go, with up-top talk about being heckled in Essex (a tale as old as time), thoughts on the Fringe (Edinburgh, but doevtails nicely with actual hairdresser chat later on), selling out and advertising and what all of that means, judging other artists and comics for selling the wares of themselves or others, the broad discussion of sex work and the many intricacies and flipsides of coins within, journalism and her possible entry into the world (which thankfully switched, going on her experiences in there), accents, her podcast, and MORE including - yes, this comes up like one hour in - lockdown thoughts! Imagine that. How far we have come. ENJOY!EPISODE LINKS:FERN on TWITTERFERN on INSTAGRAMFERN onlineFERN on IMDBHer podcast WHEEL OF MISFORTUNELINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/09/201h 15m

Dizzee Rascal • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #344

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!One of the episodes you’ve either been waiting for a while to align, or one that you didn’t realise you were looking forward to until it dropped - this week Pip is joined by none other than UK rap and grime superstar DIZZEE RASCAL!Such a great chat with the two, covering all kinds of bases including how he could have been an actor, the lessons learned through pirate radio and the transferrable skills absorbed through the old skool days, being into grunge and rock, the low end theory, going for self, being a proper music nerd and how it sheltered him from a more rocky road, touring with Justin Timberlake, the importance of singalong jams, not being made in to a popstar, making videos AND ALSO some awesome music production insider info for the true heads! Which is great to hear because you don’t always get a glimpse into that side of Dizzee’s world - and it’s important because he’s produced so much of his own music. Anyway - a load for the fans and those not so familiar, so get involved and enjoy!'E3 AF' is out in October - be alert...EPISODE LINKS:DIZZEE on TWITTERDIZZEE on INSTAGRAME3 AFL.L.L.L.LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/09/201h 16m

Bozzers • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #343

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Joining Pip for a bonus episode today is the wonderful wrestling fanatic, journalist and Tuesday Night Jaw host BOZZERS!Absolutely one for the wrestling heads right here - of course you would want to spend hours in Bozzers’ company anyway, no question, but right here this time the focus is on the wide world of wrestling. While the chat goes on to cover other elements of her illustrious life - her anxiety and dealing with it, her journalism background and so on - you can expect to hear about so much to do with wrestling itself, including where it is now, where it was then, and everything in between. Of course, the ‘Speaking Out’ movement is addressed too, which is of course conflicting for all wrestling superfans, but an issue that surely all fans are resolute and unified on. Anyway - without unpacking the whole thing here, just listen and enjoy this ace bonus with Pip and Bozzers!EPISODE LINKS:BOZZERS on TWITTERTUESDAY NIGHT JAWSPEAKING OUT MOVEMENTLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/201h 1m

Himesh Patel • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #342

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A fantastic catch up this week with Pip and star of Yesterday, Eastenders and a HUGE amount more - it’s HIMESH PATEL!A very nice chat which encompasses everything in Himesh’s inspirational rise to well earned fame and recognition, from those early days in acting school and his relationship with his parents throughout the process, to early gigs and his almost decade long run in Eastenders… Not only that - of course Yesterday comes up, as does Avenue 5, but there’s some ace Chris Nolan-based talk as Himesh stars in 2020’s only(?) blockbuster Tenet! Lovely stuff for your mid-week pick-me-up. Get to know Himesh!EPISODE LINKS:HIMESH on TWITTERHIMESH on IMDBYESTERDAYTENETEASTENDERSLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/09/2053m 21s

Joe Talbot (Idles) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #341

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Joining Pip at long last this week is JOE TALBOT of IDLES!A very in-depth, therapeutic and cathartic chat for you this episode (actually - lemme get this out the way up top - it’s a LITTLE sweary so don’t play in front of the young’uns perhaps), as Pip and Joe get all the way into everything. Of course the mandatory ‘present times’ talk is addressed and lifted at the front, to then reveal the creepy crawlies and seething underbelly of the world and greater universe beneath. But the chat accesses some very important and intriguing places which need addressing, including thanks and blessings, after effects of worldwide trauma, conspiracies (theories and otherwise), the state of the nation and the ripples created, politics through music, personal trauma and exorcising its demons (or working with them), and of course MUSIC! Some great talk about Idles’ new album ‘Ultramono’, and the influences of genres like hip hop on its production (nice talk for the nerds - I speak for myself in that!). GET YOU SOME.EPISODE LINKS:IDLES on TWITTERIDLES onlineA HYMN videoThe Examined LifeJehhny Beth & Joe Talbot in Crack MagazineLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/201h 8m

Lou Sanders • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #340

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A long awaited and very welcome guest appearance by dear friend of the Distraction Pieces Network, it’s the very hilarious comedian and podcaster LOU SANDERS!Powerful goodness here (NOT recorded in a train station but certainly train-facing) from Pip and Lou, which goes into many angles of her awesome career - of which you can expect to hear about past Edinburgh Fringe experiences, her spirituality and being a secret shaman and all that entails, psychic energy and the tapping into of, her Cuddle Club podcast and the origin story of that, the noble art of cuddling (and maybe even doomed art at that…), her on-stage persona and adapting / evolving it, cancel culture and perspectives of time, counselling and trauma and many tangents within. Deep, funny and surprising and MORE words but you can decide on those. Please enjoy the wonderful world of LOU SANDERS!EPISODE LINKS:LOU on TWITTERLOU onlineTASKMASTERCUDDLE CLUB podcastLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/08/201h 10m

Shannon Murphy • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #339

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A fantastic opportunity to catch up with the absolute ray of sunlight and director of Babyteeth (and Killing Eve), it’s Shannon Murphy!Proper film geekout brilliance as pip catches up with Shannon, talking all things film direction, small and big screen, promoting during lockdown, the whole world behind Babyteeth, Killing Eve goodness and just a whole world in between. Perfect bonus material for your Friday!EPISODE LINKS:SHANNON on TWITTERSHANNON on IMDBBABYTEETHSHANNON onlineLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/2040m 37s

Alex & Chris of Young Offenders • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #338

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A double feature across the internet plains via Zoom as Pip chats with the stars of Young Offenders, Alex Murphy and Chris Walley!A great chance to get better acquainted with the duo, which goes into their acting origins and early days in the trade, Ireland’s Cork as a training ground, the third series of Young Offenders, the old skool days of appointment viewing, Love/Hate, Ireland for actors, early days of auditions and early jobs - just everything basically! Past, present and future. ENJOY!EPISODE LINKS:CHRIS on TWITTERALEX on TWITTERYOUNG OFFENDERS trailerYOUNG OFFENDERS IMDBLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/08/2058m 30s

El-P • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #337

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Absolute hip hop perfection this episode as Pip has a proper full length chat with rapper/producer/composer - or for brevity’s sake, half of Run The Jewels - El-P!Whether you’re familiar with El-P from his way back underground (dare I say ‘indie rap’) days of Company Flow alongside Bigg Jus and Mr Len, and of course the label Def Jux (including his sonic architecture of the Cannibal Ox album), or his solo work wearing many hats per album – OR – his present work alongside Killer Mike as 50% of Run The Jewels, you will get a ton out of this. Obviously RTJ talk is discussed, but as a fan, Pip goes in deep for the true heads and gets the background info from El’s days (bad memory not withstanding) hustling the Tower Records mailout system, freestyling on the Stretch & Bobbito show, the Rawkus days, collabos, producing for self and as a team, taking on difficult projects to get out of conventions, “delving into water”, and scoring films (like the forthcoming 'Capone'). Oh and also releasing an eerily prescient 4th RTJ album during a pandemic. If you’re familiar with El-P’s work over the years or have listened to Fantastic Damage more than a few times, you’ll understand that a pandemic is probably the perfect time for an El-related project. He might have been born yesterday sir, but he stayed up all night - it’s El-Producto!EPISODE LINKS:EL-P on TWITTERRUN THE JEWELSFANTASTIC DAMAGE reissueCAPONECOMPANY FLOW 'Funcrusher Plus'LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/08/201h 18m

Jack Rooke • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #336

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A perfect meetup this week as Pip has a good old chat with poet, writer, counsellor and all round great dude JACK ROOKE!As a listener to Pip’s old radio show from back in the day, of course the two are gonna get on from jump - but that’s just the beginning, as they get into the real life stuff very soon and very deep. Everything from Jack’s work as a poet and writer, to Rob Auton and the Bang Said The Gun nights, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), bereavement and grief and dealing with it all, and just so much real honest stuff. A really great one which has a lovely balance of fun and heavy. You’ll get a lot from it. Please enjoy.EPISODE LINKS:JACK on TWITTERJACK in THE GUARDIANCHEER THE F**K UP bookCALMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/201h 19m

Jasmine Jobson • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #335

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!An awesome meeting this week as Pip spends time talking to one of the UK’s finest actors and a true pro, JASMINE JOBSON!Surely you will know Jasmine through her stellar work in Top Boy, but you may already be well aware of her acting skills outside of that. However you’ve become acquainted with Jasmine, you’ll hear a ton of goodness and greatness about her early life and some of what she’s experienced in those formative years, her dedication to the craft of acting, the path to Top Boy, Des Hamilton the casting director, the casting BAFTA nomination, and just so much more - they go into some real deep things here too so whether you’re familiar with Jasmine or not, you’ll have a new friend by the end of this, or certainly a whole new knowledge of her world. Enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:JASMINE on TWITTERJASMINE on INSTAGRAMJASMINE on IMDBJASMINE talking on TOP BOYDES HAMILTON CASTINGLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/07/2050m 34s

Dane Baptiste • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #334

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A very long awaited guest appearance from one of the UK’s finest this week - everyone please be welcoming in your - well, welcome - to comedian and straight up legend DANE BAPTISTE!This one’s been on the cards for a minute, but finally the online moment has come and as the planets align, he we are with another goodie in the bag. While this was recorded about a week and a half-ish prior to the publish date, the topics addressed are evergreen and as you’ll hear, unfortunately for many of them, sewn into the fabric of our society. Everything from sex workers, to woman making money, to the patriarchy, to raising better men, to race and stereotypes and a whole world more. That’s basically scratching the surface. Dane’s a force of nature on a podcast so prepare your thinking head and get ready for some nourishment for your mind.EPISODE LINKS:DANE BAPTISTE on TWITTERDANE on THE INTERNETDANE on INSTAGRAMSUNNY DHOUSE OF GAMESLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/07/201h 18m

Moments That Changed My Life (w/Chris & Stu) (part 2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #333

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A very extra special edition of Distraction Pieces as Pip is joined by the eerily sober Stu Whiffen and Chris Glassen of the Hardcore Listing podcast to celebrate A MILLION DOWNLOADS!!!What a day… It’s no small thing getting up to a cool milly… Their hard work has truly paid off and it’s such a treat to hear them talking to Pip about the whole ride - but not in a self congratulatory way… They’re doing it in the medium - in true Hardcore Listing style - of top 5s, the top 5 this time being the moments that changed their lives. Which is perfect because you’ll get a huge insight into their own lives and the moves and shakes that changed their courses which ultimately led them to where they are now. It’s a two parter as well, as that’s a lot to fit into a single episode, so stay tune for both of em! HAPPY DOWNLOAD TIMES TO THE HARDCORE LISTING CREW!EPISODE LINKS:HARDCORE LISTING • Acast • SpotifyREDSHIFT REBELS on INSTAGRAMSTU WHIFFEN on INSTAGRAMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/07/201h 5m

Moments That Changed My Life (w/Chris & Stu) (part 1) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #333

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A very extra special edition of Distraction Pieces as Pip is joined by the eerily sober Stu Whiffen and Chris Glassen of the Hardcore Listing podcast to celebrate A MILLION DOWNLOADS!!!What a day… It’s no small thing getting up to a cool milly… Their hard work has truly paid off and it’s such a treat to hear them talking to Pip about the whole ride - but not in a self congratulatory way… They’re doing it in the medium - in true Hardcore Listing style - of top 5s, the top 5 this time being the moments that changed their lives. Which is perfect because you’ll get a huge insight into their own lives and the moves and shakes that changed their courses which ultimately led them to where they are now. It’s a two parter as well, as that’s a lot to fit into a single episode, so stay tune for both of em! HAPPY DOWNLOAD TIMES TO THE HARDCORE LISTING CREW!EPISODE LINKS:HARDCORE LISTING • Acast • SpotifyREDSHIFT REBELS on INSTAGRAMSTU WHIFFEN on INSTAGRAMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/07/201h 10m

Paapa Essiedu • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #332

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Maybe you know Paapa Essiedu through his stellar Hamlet performance. Maybe you know him from starring in the absolutely stunning ‘I May Destroy You’, alongside the incredible Michaela Coel. Whatever degree you know Paapa, here’s a perfect chance to get all the better acquainted with him, as Pip has a chat with him about the whole lot and even more than that. From the themes of I May Destroy you, which leads on to a greater conversation about consent in general and all the subjects raised by the series, to life as a young Black Londoner, to his taking on Hamlet, hints at a possible parallel world career, ‘Gangs Of London’ and London as a backdrop, and the importance of preparation as an actor. Wonderful stuff which will be of interest to - well, everyone - but certainly actors young and old, who would be greatly inspired by such a skilful actor. Enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:PAAPA on TWITTERPAAPA AGENTI MAY DESTROY YOUHAMLETGANGS OF LONDONLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/06/201h 6m

Ashley 'Dotty' Charles • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #331

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles (aka Amplify Dot) joins Pip this week for a wonderful and in depth chat about the broad ranging topic of outrage. We all know what outrage is because invariably we’ve experienced it at some point in the very recent past or just in general in our internet / non-internet lives… It’s therefore fascinating to hear in more detail exactly what it is, how it is used, the mechanics of it and how we can use it more creatively and effectively. From the recent pandemic issues including Dominic Cummings and Boris, to racial frustrations and wider issues involving Katie Hopkins (now on her own Twitter lockdown), Piers Morgan and Trump. It’s not all about them though - this is an audio handbook on how we don’t just have to speak out all.the.time.at.the.same.volume… In fact, Ashley tells us why this actually backfires and lessens the overall effect in the long run. Anyway - too much to synopsise here, dig in a listen and enjoy, and remember - “outrage should be a disruption”.EPISODE LINKS:ASHLEY 'DOTTY' CHARLES on TWITTERASHLEY in THE GUARDIANOUTRAGED bookOUTRAGED from ROUGH TRADELINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/06/201h 15m

Defund The Police: Discussed • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #330

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A very timely and hugely informative Friday bonus for you this week, as Pip is joined by two guests, one after the other. The first is Alex S. Vitale (professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, US), followed by Dr Adam Elliott-Cooper (University Of Greenwich, humanities and social science department).With everything we’ve seen over the last month in most recent history, one sentiment and statement that’s been gaining traction is “Defund The Police”. On face value and without any further research or intrigue, this could come across in an entirely different way than it is supposed to. Pip did a good amount of digging, and after being passed along to appropriate potential guests, meetings were set up and he arrived at two people who are well versed and well equiped to speak on the issue. In the interest of balance, he speaks to Alex from the US, where the issue is very pertinent and pressing and also has very different implications for society there, and also Adam from the UK, who goes into what this means for the UK and the nuances involved.It’s a complex matter for sure, but along with the accompanying links from Pip to break down what’s been talked about, and a comprehensive conclusion, you’ll hopefully be way more up on the subject than you might have been previously, and have a good understanding on what it means to say ‘defund the police’. Be informed, share, and enjoy.EPISODE LINKS:ADAM ELLIOTT on TWITTERADAM ONLINEALEX VITALE on TWITTERALEX ONLINEALEX's ARTICLE in THE GUARDIANLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/2059m 22s

Simon Bird • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #329

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by actor and now director SIMON BIRD, whom you may already be familiar with from such roles as Will from The Inbetweeners and Adam from Friday Night Dinner!Simon and Pip chat over the good old fashioned zoom app (you get that nice warmth and crackle over zoom), to catch up on all things acting and directing, as well as fatherhood and family life and how everything feeds into each other. A nice coverage of menu items from the difference in perspectives of last year and this year so far, directing Days Of The Bagnold Summer and how it was an unoffical Pip biopic without the Pip (let’s call it a ‘bioPip’), appreciation for Monica Dolan, the Footlights crew at Cambridge, working with his wife, and of course all things Inbetweeners and Friday Night Dinner.EPISODE LINKS:SIMON on IMDBDAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMERTHE INBETWEENERSLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/06/2055m 38s

Isolation DrunkCast v.3 w/Jayde, Rich, Chris & Stu (pt 3 of 3) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #328

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 328 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Distraction Pieces listeners and friends, please feel at home and very welcome in the warm, cosy confines of the third Isolation DrunkCast of 2020! This time round you are treated to a guest appearance from Jayde Adams and Rich Wilson, as well as Hardcore Listing crew Chris & Stu!The beauty of the DrunkCast episodes is that they can truly be their own beasts. They can contain any amount of tangents and subjects, and they can take a detour whenever they like while being serious, silly or on the floor in stitches. And folks, that is kind of what you’re gonna get with this one. With seemingly unavoidable despair at every turn this year, the week this episode is released on being no exception, I think the crew needed some steam letting off and while this can provide a medium for that and for all of us, don’t think the serious subjects won’t get addressed. So please - prepare your listening environment accordingly and get yourselves appropriately ready for the third of the Isolation Drunkcasts!EPISODE LINKS:JAYDE ADAMS on TWITTER!RICH WILSON on TWITTER!AMUSICAL PODCAST! • Acast • SpotifyINSANE IN THE MEN BRAIN PODCAST! • Acast • SpotifyHARDCORE LISTING! • Acast • SpotifyLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/201h 36m

Isolation DrunkCast v.3 w/Jayde, Rich, Chris & Stu (pt 2 of 3) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #328

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 328 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Distraction Pieces listeners and friends, please feel at home and very welcome in the warm, cosy confines of the third Isolation DrunkCast of 2020! This time round you are treated to a guest appearance from Jayde Adams and Rich Wilson, as well as Hardcore Listing crew Chris & Stu!The beauty of the DrunkCast episodes is that they can truly be their own beasts. They can contain any amount of tangents and subjects, and they can take a detour whenever they like while being serious, silly or on the floor in stitches. And folks, that is kind of what you’re gonna get with this one. With seemingly unavoidable despair at every turn this year, the week this episode is released on being no exception, I think the crew needed some steam letting off and while this can provide a medium for that and for all of us, don’t think the serious subjects won’t get addressed. So please - prepare your listening environment accordingly and get yourselves appropriately ready for the third of the Isolation Drunkcasts!EPISODE LINKS:JAYDE ADAMS on TWITTER!RICH WILSON on TWITTER!AMUSICAL PODCAST! • Acast • SpotifyINSANE IN THE MEN BRAIN PODCAST! • Acast • SpotifyHARDCORE LISTING! • Acast • SpotifyLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/201h 15m

Isolation DrunkCast v.3 w/Jayde, Rich, Chris & Stu (pt 1 of 3) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #328

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 328 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Distraction Pieces listeners and friends, please feel at home and very welcome in the warm, cosy confines of the third Isolation DrunkCast of 2020! This time round you are treated to a guest appearance from Jayde Adams and Rich Wilson, as well as Hardcore Listing crew Chris & Stu!The beauty of the DrunkCast episodes is that they can truly be their own beasts. They can contain any amount of tangents and subjects, and they can take a detour whenever they like while being serious, silly or on the floor in stitches. And folks, that is kind of what you’re gonna get with this one. With seemingly unavoidable despair at every turn this year, the week this episode is released on being no exception, I think the crew needed some steam letting off and while this can provide a medium for that and for all of us, don’t think the serious subjects won’t get addressed. So please - prepare your listening environment accordingly and get yourselves appropriately ready for the third of the Isolation Drunkcasts!EPISODE LINKS:JAYDE ADAMS on TWITTER!RICH WILSON on TWITTER!AMUSICAL PODCAST! • Acast • SpotifyINSANE IN THE MEN BRAIN PODCAST! • Acast • SpotifyHARDCORE LISTING! • Acast • SpotifyLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/06/201h 7m

Akala (Revisited) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Welcome, welcome, welcome to a very special re-release episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip.This episode is a re-release of episode 65 of DPP, where Pip spoke to Akala. This is such a perfect companion to the re-release of the Killer Mike episode, as it reflects upon certain similar issues but from a UK voice. Akala is someone who’s been fighting the good fight for years, whether it be dropping heavyweight albums or taking the public to school live on air with ease and confidence (dropping pure knowledge on topics that have been sorely missed from ‘traditional’ education). This podcast was recorded in 2015, and so it’s very interesting to look back on it with some hindsight and benefit of knowing what happened in the years after it dropped. I’m sure a lot of us feel like we probably wanna go back to then… Anyway - it’s a wonderful episode so again, take some time with it, and let it into your day. You will not regret a minute.EPISODE LINKS:AKALA on TWITTERAKALA on YOUTUBEAKALA on THE INTERNETLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/201h 46m

Killer Mike (Revisited) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Welcome, welcome, welcome to a very special re-release episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip.This episode is a re-release of episode 12 of DPP, where Pip spoke to Killer Mike. Since the episode aired, it remains one of the most referenced episodes from Pip, and with good reason. Mike drops so much science that is not a casual listen. This is one to take time with, to reflect on and to pay attention to. What we’re seeing in the USA right now is an ongoing trauma which seems to know no bounds, so hearing this chat from 2014 will ring some unfortunately familiar bells… However - as I say - Mike drops pure gems and it is a real treasure to have such knowledge made available. This is some public service shit. So download, take your time, and spend some moments with Pip and Killer Mike.EPISODE LINKS:KILLE MIKE on TWITTERKILLER MIKE'S SPEECHRUN THE JEWELSKILLER MIKE on THE INTERNETLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/06/201h 7m

Behind The Album: No Commercial Breaks (2006) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #327

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 326 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is going in on one of his older releases - his debut in fact - that’s right, Pip is going behind NO COMMERCIAL BREAKS!A true milestone in the path of all that is Pip, and with a look at the whole thing with the benefit of distance (social or otherwise) and hindsight, he is able to go through it with an objectivity but not without emotion. It’s interesting to hear the tracks that hit home and the ones that he doesn’t enjoy, and the honesty that comes with a look at one’s older work is refreshing. So join Pip as he fires up the old Sonos and walks you through a very important step in his development, with No Commercial Breaks!EPISODE LINKS:NO COMMERCIAL BREAKSNO COMMERCIAL BREAKS on SPOTIFYSAGE FRANCIS • RewriteLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/201h 6m

Rutger Bregman (v.2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #326

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 326 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A perfect return guest right here as Pip is joined once more by the inspirational philosopher, author and historian RUTGER BREGMAN!If you missed the first appearance then DEFINITELY go back and listen as it’s still immensely relevant and very interesting indeed, with a ton of goodness for some clear minded thinking. If you already caught that one, you’re in for some return greatness as Rutger and Pip join each other via the magic invisible meeting room in the sky and get into it all - from lockdown thoughts and what we will return to, his already infamous appearances at a conference and on Fox News, the bystander effect, the real life Lord Of The Flies, advancements in humanity, the Stanford Prison Experiment, reality TV, confirmation bias, trust and blushing, human eyes, psychology of weapons and Game Of Thrones. How much more? SO MUCH. That’s a mere glimpse in a nutshell. So please, set aside some time and listen to some very uplifting thoughts about us humans. We’re a weird old bunch.Rutger’s new book ‘Human Kind’ is out now!EPISODE LINKS:RUTGER on TWITTERRUTGER ONLINERUTGER at DAVOS CONFERENCERUTGER on FOX NEWSUTOPIA FOR REALISTSHUMANKINDDPP #190 with RUTGER!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/201h 12m

Isolation DrunkCast v.2 (pt 3 of 3) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #325

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 325 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!We are still in lockdown (lockdown has been lifted), and while we’re all going in to work (no going into work) and staying alert (SO much more alert than usual), Pip decided to round up a willing crew for some further drunk antics by way of the second ISOLATION DRUNKCAST!This one right here is the Back To The Future / Godfather / Karate Kid of podcasts. A three parter of crazy huge proportions, featuring not only Pip and the usual Hardcore Listing crew Stu and Chris, but also the truly great comedians / Off Menu duo of JAMES ACASTER and ED GAMBLE! A heavy affair combining all manner of drink combos, raised voices and flaring tempers all conducted over zoom through five mini computer screens. It actually didn’t stray too far outside the realms of decency, this one, and while it’s absolutely not radio friendly, you’ll most certainly enjoy this one like you surely did the previous Isolation Drunkcast! So, as always, pour yourself a Scroobius (or a protein shake), set yourself a lil’ blanket fort or some such, and enjoy the following four hours of true mayhem. HAVE FUN!EPISODE LINKS:OFF MENU PODCAST! • Acast • Spotify • WebsiteLIFERS PODCAST! • SpotifyHARDCORE LISTING! • Acast • SpotifyLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/201h 23m

Isolation DrunkCast v.2 (pt 2 of 3) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #325

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 325 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!We are still in lockdown (lockdown has been lifted), and while we’re all going in to work (no going into work) and staying alert (SO much more alert than usual), Pip decided to round up a willing crew for some further drunk antics by way of the second ISOLATION DRUNKCAST!This one right here is the Back To The Future / Godfather / Karate Kid of podcasts. A three parter of crazy huge proportions, featuring not only Pip and the usual Hardcore Listing crew Stu and Chris, but also the truly great comedians / Off Menu duo of JAMES ACASTER and ED GAMBLE! A heavy affair combining all manner of drink combos, raised voices and flaring tempers all conducted over zoom through five mini computer screens. It actually didn’t stray too far outside the realms of decency, this one, and while it’s absolutely not radio friendly, you’ll most certainly enjoy this one like you surely did the previous Isolation Drunkcast! So, as always, pour yourself a Scroobius (or a protein shake), set yourself a lil’ blanket fort or some such, and enjoy the following four hours of true mayhem. HAVE FUN!EPISODE LINKS:OFF MENU PODCAST! • Acast • Spotify • WebsiteLIFERS PODCAST! • SpotifyHARDCORE LISTING! • Acast • SpotifyLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/201h 9m

Isolation DrunkCast v.2 (pt 1 of 3) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #325

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 325 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!We are still in lockdown (lockdown has been lifted), and while we’re all going in to work (no going into work) and staying alert (SO much more alert than usual), Pip decided to round up a willing crew for some further drunk antics by way of the second ISOLATION DRUNKCAST!This one right here is the Back To The Future / Godfather / Karate Kid of podcasts. A three parter of crazy huge proportions, featuring not only Pip and the usual Hardcore Listing crew Stu and Chris, but also the truly great comedians / Off Menu duo of JAMES ACASTER and ED GAMBLE! A heavy affair combining all manner of drink combos, raised voices and flaring tempers all conducted over zoom through five mini computer screens. It actually didn’t stray too far outside the realms of decency, this one, and while it’s absolutely not radio friendly, you’ll most certainly enjoy this one like you surely did the previous Isolation Drunkcast! So, as always, pour yourself a Scroobius (or a protein shake), set yourself a lil’ blanket fort or some such, and enjoy the following four hours of true mayhem. HAVE FUN!EPISODE LINKS:OFF MENU PODCAST! • Acast • Spotify • WebsiteLIFERS PODCAST! • SpotifyHARDCORE LISTING! • Acast • SpotifyLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/201h 36m

Behind The Album: Distraction Pieces (2011) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #324

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 324 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A true extra special treat for you this episode, as Pip is flying solo BUT with the company of a ton of heavyweight musical material... It’s the ‘Behind The Album’ Distraction Pieces edition!There has to be a GOOD amount of you out there who regard Distraction Pieces as one of Pip’s greatest works... If you’ve been fortunate enough to catch him live around the time you will have seen and heard venues get slapped silly with ‘Introdiction’, ‘The Struggle’ and ‘Soldier Boy’, or had your own eardrums banged to high heavens at least. Well, here’s Pip to give you the full directors commentary on the whole thing, from start to end. There are some major players on here, some phenomenal artists and artistry and it’s just lovely to hear the tales behind the tracks first hand from Pip himself. So do yourself a solid - equip yourself with a beverage and snack of your choosing, take some time out of the day and enjoy this one in full. And maybe chase it immediately with a blast of ‘Distraction Pieces’, the album!REMEMBER! Monday 11th May! QUIZ TIME! 8.30pm! Youtube! #distractionquiz KEEP AN EYE OUT!!!EPISODE LINKS:DISTRACTION PIECES!TIM'S TWITTER LISTENING PARTY!MILLWALL – LET 'EM COME!STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS!DISTRACTION PIECES VINYL!THAMES TIMES PODCAST!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/201h 19m

Mum & Mummer w/ Amy & Harry • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #323

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 323 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by the hosts of the brand new Distraction Pieces Network podcast, Mum & Mummer - it’s Amy and Harry!This is the PERFECT opportunity to get yourself better or newly acquainted with Amy and Harry, if you haven’t had the chance yet. Mum & Mummer is a fantastic podcast which deals with the honesty and rawness of being a mum in the modern world, and all of the weird and wonderful baggage that brings. They are perfectly placed to host such a podcast, having been through many an up and down along the journey of being parents, and you’ll be able to hear about what’s in store for you with the show through this great chat with Pip. Pip and Amy go way back, and so it’s also a really cool chance for Pip to become better acquainted with Harry, and as they become fast friends, the whole chat is a really entertaining whirlwind of goodness to prep you for another ace show on the network.OH! Also - there’s a bonus contest in the intro set by Pip based on the amazing North Star Rising series, on which he lends his voice - it’s an entirely kid friendly series at that, as is the contest, so any parent folk or those who know creative kids (or grown ups!), get yerself involved…EPISODE LINKS:MUM & MUMMER • Acast • SpotifyMUM & MUMMER on TWITTERMUM & MUMMER on INSTAGRAMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/04/201h 10m

Ask Pip v.9 (part 2/2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #322

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 322 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week folks, you have Pip ALL TO YOURSELF you greedy things you. All the Pip you can handle. Drink it in, people - it’s another ASK PIP SESSION!THIS IS PART 2! The same as part one but different questions and answers. So you could say really that it is not at all like the previous episode. But let's not let ourselves get lost in the weeds here eh. Please enjoy your second serving of pure acapella Pip. GO GET EM PIP!!!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• NORTH STAR RISING!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/2044m 30s

Ask Pip v.9 (part 1/2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #322

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 322 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week folks, you have Pip ALL TO YOURSELF you greedy things you. All the Pip you can handle. Drink it in, people - it’s another ASK PIP SESSION!A two parter at that! Come on now. On this one, the format is tried and tested and never fails, although in this occasion Pip is indoors getting his isolation on, and pacing around his living room while answering those burning questions from you the dear listeners. Some truly good stuff here this time, with some cool news about a new project Pip’s been working on (North Star Rising), as well as all things acting, music, inspiration and how to soldier through lockdown like a true veteran. Oh and I get invited into proceedings too for some microphone wind-guard assistance, so that’s cool! Always happy to oblige. That was my whole Mastermind chosen subject and whatnot. You ever see me kill it on Mastermind back in 1987 on the subject of wind-guards? Yo. YOUTUBE THAT ISH.So without further text yammerings, please enjoy the gawd Piplo as he comes correct with the answers. Yer welcome. And in all seriousness, we here at Distraction Pieces hope you and yours are doing well as can be, and that things are going good with you. Ups and downs innit. Anyway, all the best to you. Big love XXXLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• NORTH STAR RISING!• REDHEAD WINDSCREENS!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/04/2059m 41s

Tim Key • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #321

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 321 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Pure delights this week with a pre-lockdown recording from when Pip sat down with poet, writer and comic TIM KEY!Just to re-iterate, this was recorded pre-lockdown, all up in the same room next to each other in person and everything. There will be NO flouting of the rules in the Distraction Pieces dojo. Anyway - all of this aside, prepare for some lovely times as Pip and Tim share gifts, anecdotes and wisdom from the world of spoken word and poetry, as well comedy, Edinburgh Fringe and gig history in general. Everything from finding one’s voice, to the performer / audience contract, the acting universe, imposter syndrome, putting yourself on the line, Tim’s experience working with Steve Coogan / Alan Partridge and so much more besides. Beautiful distractions all the way. Enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:TIM on TWITTERTIM on INSTAGRAMTIM on THE INTERNETBUY TIM'S STUFFLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/201h 32m

Isolation DrunkCast v.1 (pt 2 of 2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #320

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 320 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!You know what time it is... Right? Ohhh wait you're kidding... No-one informed you? No-one gave you a polite or friendly warning about what was going down on episode 320 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip?Well that just feels super weird...Dear listener, let's get you acquainted with today's goodness ahead then shall we? I mean it'd be in your best interests first of all to know that this is the next on the ongoing series of DrunkCasts - so let that be known. But THIS time around, you have NOT ONLY Stu Whiffen and Chris Glassen of Hardcore Listing, but you ALSO have Brett Goldstein from comedy (and films!) and the Films To Be Buried With podcast AND Romesh Ranganathan of comedy (and TV!) and the Hip Hop Saved My Life podcast!Way too much to synopsize here. You might know what you're in for - so consider this your no-spoiler warning that it's messy and funny and pure solid gold drunken bizniss recorded in isolation on all counts! They made it work! ENJOY PART 2!EPISODE LINKS:HARDCORE LISTING PODCASTOFF THE BEAT & TRACK PODCASTFILMS TO BE BURIED WITH PODCASTHIP HOP SAVED MY LIFE PODCASTBRETT GOLDSTEINROMESH RANGANATHANLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/201h 25m

Isolation DrunkCast v.1 (pt 1 of 2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #320

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 320 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!You know what time it is... Right? Ohhh wait you're kidding... No-one informed you? No-one gave you a polite or friendly warning about what was going down on episode 320 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip?Well that just feels super weird...Dear listener, let's get you acquainted with today's goodness ahead then shall we? I mean it'd be in your best interests first of all to know that this is the next on the ongoing series of DrunkCasts - so let that be known. But THIS time around, you have NOT ONLY Stu Whiffen and Chris Glassen of Hardcore Listing, but you ALSO have Brett Goldstein from comedy (and films!) and the Films To Be Buried With podcast AND Romesh Ranganathan of comedy (and TV!) and the Hip Hop Saved My Life podcast!Way too much to synopsize here. You might know what you're in for - so consider this your no-spoiler warning that it's messy and funny and pure solid gold drunken bizniss recorded in isolation on all counts! They made it work! ENJOY PART 1!EPISODE LINKS:HARDCORE LISTING PODCASTOFF THE BEAT & TRACK PODCASTFILMS TO BE BURIED WITH PODCASTHIP HOP SAVED MY LIFE PODCASTBRETT GOLDSTEINROMESH RANGANATHANLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/201h 31m

Lianne La Havas • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #319

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 319 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A beautiful chat this week with the truly wonderful singer songwriter LIANNE LA HAVAS!This one was recorded pre-apocalypse so it was a real life face to face interaction (seriously, do you remember those…?), and as such I think you’ll really enjoy this even more than usual as Pip and Lianne get along great, and that’s been a true strength of the Distraction Pieces Podcast - the face to face element of it all. Well, while that may temporarily alter here and there, the fact of the matter is that Lianne is a beautiful presence and it’s a joy to hear her talk about her experiences in the music game, along with the wisdom she’s gained along the way. Everything from being on a label as opposed to being indie, the weird stage between writing and performing, emotions and process behind the record, unconventional family setups, being a shy kid and keeping her skills behind closed doors for a good chunk of her childhood years, being raised by her Jamaican grandparents as well as her education and interests, oh and also - I mean take this with a grain of salt and act all aloof or whatever but she was also really good mates with Prince. I mean, like, whatever. Y’know. Of course if there was a font colour for sarcasm the last couple of sentences would be glowing right now. MADNESS. ENJOY!!!EPISODE LINKS:LIANNE on TWITTERLIANNE on INSTAGRAMLIANNE on THE INTERNET'BITTERSWEET' - out now!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/201h 12m

Isolation Recommendations • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #318

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 318 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! From the Speech Development Compounds, this is Scroobius Pip’s Isolation Recommendations!Okay - just to first note, those exclamation points are not there to in any way make light of the current situation. But I tried it without them and it just seemed really solemn so I hope you don’t mind my editorial decision. Anyway - details aside - all of us at the Distraction Pieces labs (which is conveniently entirely remote) wish you the very best, and all the positivity and sanity you can handle. It’s difficult for all of us, and the whole situation is a true bastard, to put it about as mildly as one can without getting into expletives. But we must try and find and go in on any positives we can, and thankfully, mercifully, there are a great many out there - hopefully most of which you’ll be able to enjoy from your bunkers, wherever you find yourselves. So here is a full length collection of entertainment that fits in perfectly with the name of the podcast. Distraction Pieces. Enjoy, bring em up on Whatsapp and phone conversations, have fun. And stay safe as you possibly can. We’re in this together XXXLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/201h 2m

Ashley Walters • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #317

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 317 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Following on from last week’s multi-disciplined guest, Pip is joined this week by emcee turned actor ASHLEY WALTERS!Okay - in case you don’t recognise that name right there immediately, let’s bring you up to speed. ASHER D FROM SO SOLID. Ring a bell? DUSHANE FROM TOP BOY! Getting through yet? RICKY FROM BULLETPROOF? Don’t make me get all Biff from Back To The Future and knock on your head to make sure you’re on the same page… Anyway - it’s Ashley Walters! A fascinating chat and as with a lot of Distraction Pieces episodes, one that feels like it’s been on the cards for a minute. The two get down to it and cover it all from getting in shape and being more mindful re: bodies, representation and the path to Bulletproof, working with Noel Clarke and becoming his pal, working with Carol Jackson from Eastenders (sorry, Lindsey Coulson), being multi-disciplined from a young age, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, time spent in prison and lessons learned on release, Top Boy, So Solid, all that good stuff and TOO MUCH to fit into a write up here. You’ll love it. GO IN!EPISODE LINKS:ASHLEY on TWITTERASHLEY on IMDBASHLEY in THE GUARDIANASHLEY in THE LADBIBLELINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/2055m 44s

Cosmo Jarvis • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #316

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 316 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Some acting and musical glory for you this week as Pip is joined by the brilliant COSMO JARVIS!Following on perfectly from last week’s episode with Niamh Algar, in that she and Cosmo star in ‘Calm With Horses’, which is coming to cinemas very soon - the perfect follow on episode right here! You may know Cosmo from his starring turns in Lady Macbeth, or maybe Peaky Blinders - his presence leaves a long lasting impression in whatever you will see him in, and it’s a treat to hear him talk about the craft and hear his insights into it, especially when mirrored with Pip’s. So kicking things off with some good pizza chat up-top, we lead effortlessly into his dealings with type 1 diabetes, which blossoms into the power of encouragement and learning on the job, life changing moments which somehow don’t change life, the ease of dipping your toe into the creative output pool and whether it’s a good thing or not, indeed the forthcoming Calm With Horses, and loads of respectful talk about his co-stars and actors / directors he’s worked with. Excellent stuff, great to hear from him!EPISODE LINKS:COSMO on IMDBCOSMO in THE GUARDIANCOSMO on YOUTUBELINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/201h 0m

Niamh Algar • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #315

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 315 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the pure marvellous actor and delight NIAMH ALGAR!You can tell even like 5 minutes in that Pip was proper excited about this one… And naturally he was right to be, as Niamh is fantastic if you didn’t already know! You may have seen her in the beautiful and powerful ‘The Virtues’ alongside Distraction Pieces spiritual godfather Stephen Graham, and if you did you will adore this chat as Niamh goes IN on the whole process. As always, any Shane Meadows talk is fascinating and this time is no exception, as we get the pure goodness and intrigue from the process of making such a show and the deep personal digging involved in Niamh’s transformation into Dinah. Not only that, there’s further confirmation of that ‘being the lead in your own story’ point that comes up here and there on the podcast, and some good chat about her role in Desiree Akhavan’s ‘The Bisexual’, working with Guy Ritchie and OF COURSE a good amount about her upcoming film ‘Calm With Horses’, alongside Barry Keoghan and Cosmo Jarvis. Full on gold. Enjoy.EPISODE LINKS:NIAMH on TWITTERCALM WITH HORSESTHE VIRTUESTHE BISEXUALNIAMH on IMDBLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/2055m 13s

Mae Martin • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #314

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 314 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the fantastic in every way comedian, writer and actor MAE MARTIN!A tremendous meetup of Pip and Mae, and dare I say a long overdue one at that… You’ll get to hear all about Mae in the greater scale and sense, from back in the day to… now… in the day…? Yeah that sounds fine to me… But yeah, everything from then to now, including what she is doing THIS VERY MOMENT, and by that of course I mean starring in the simultaneously hilariously funny and brutally honest Feel Good (well, coming in March), which looks set to blow up worldwide. So expect to hear it all from how to view the series (best served binged), the weirdness of editing trailers, getting the correct audience, Canada (Oh Canada), the process of getting a set together, Mae the character and Mae the person, sex scenes and writing a proudly LGBT show, humanising addition, the casting process, digging deep into personal history and the transition from Canada to London but SO MUCH MORE of course. Ladies and gentlemen, your new best friend, Mae Martin!EPISODE LINKS:MAE on TWITTERFEEL GOODMAE on YOUTUBEMAE on THE INTERNETLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/201h 5m

Rich Wilson • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #313

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 313 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by podcaster and very funny comic (and old pal) RICH WILSON!You will have surely by now heard the fabulous ‘Insane In The Men Brain’ podcast… No? Well dear listener you must check yourself before an inevitable wrecking of one’s self and go listen immediately! Okay let’s all slow down… Start here and THEN go find it, as you will most definitely become a fast friend of Rich’s by the end of the chat. Rich is a loveable and very down to earth, honest guy who is out for goodness and wellbeing among all people, and it’s a pleasure to hear he and Pip catch up and talk about the good and bad of life in equal measure. A balance is reached, and there is very much a yin and yang feel throughout - from Brexit, to remembering to appreciate the luck of being a standup, to being a straight white male, living with a comedian and the dynamics involved, remakes of films, social media (where to even start on that one!), his early Fringe days in Edinburgh and learning from mistakes, honesty, inclusion of stories into his act, his own podcast and setup and how he got into it and his current show in Soho! Grand. Get yerself in there.EPISODE LINKS:RICH on TWITTERINSANE IN THE MEN BRAIN podcastRICH on TOURRICH videoLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/201h 25m

Graham Fellows aka John Shuttleworth • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #312

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 312 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by comedic musician and actor and man of many pseudonyms, GRAHAM FELLOWS!Of course, one of the many said pseudonyms which you will surely know is John Shuttleworth, but you might be familiar with Jilted John, Brian Appleton and David Tordoff. At any rate, this is a fascinating conversation involving the creative process, workflow and inspiration which will appeal to anyone remotely interested in making awesome things. I’m sure this means YOU reading this! Having met Pip a while back in a cupboard (all will be revealed), they have a lot to catch up on and have secured a more roomy location for their chat this time round and what a chat it is… Graham has such an array of wisdom-filled nuggets at his disposal, and some evergreen advice and science for those who’ve been creating for years or are about to begin. From the ‘young man’s game’ of performing, to Fringe thoughts, being squeaky clean, his origins, “turkey tapes”, Sheffield, musical equipment, the Custard Cream diamond and SO much more. This is a cracking one, you’ll love it.LOOK OUT GRAHAM’s BOOK 'TWO MARGARINES AND OTHER DOMESTIC DILEMMAS'!EPISODE LINKS:GRAHAM on TWITTERGRAHAM on THE INTERNETGRAHAM on IMDBGRAHAM's TOUR DATESI CAN'T GO BACK TO SAVOURY NOWTHE YAMAHA PSS-51LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTERSCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/201h 4m

Michael Cashman • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #311

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 311 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by activist, author and actor (all the A’s), Michael Cashman! Sorry - let me correct that - Baron Cashman CBE!An amazing meeting this week with Pip and Michael, a man whose experience and knowledge will come shining through immediately upon listening. As a founder of Stonewall (with Ian McKellen), ex-member of European Parliament, activist and former actor (those of us who grew up on Eastenders will remember him as Colin), his life has been a genuine document of ups and downs, highs and lows, but all navigated with love, conviction and positivity. His story is moving, uplifting and at times incredibly unfair, but as you will hear - from all of this, pure goodness has been his reward. Over 30 years of his journey has been underpinned by long term partner Paul, who is unfortunately no longer with us but as you’ll hear, is spoken of by Michael with such love and compassion and it’s pretty much impossible to not be stirred by - well, the whole conversation, let’s be frank. The rest is yours to discover - listen, learn, and become better acquainted with a strong force for good in the world. Welcome, Michael!His book 'One Of Them' is available now on Bloomsbury!EPISODE LINKS:• MICHAEL on TWITTER• STONEWALL• COLIN'S FIRST APPEARANCE in EASTENDERS• MICHAEL on THE INTERNETLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON• POD BIBLE• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/201h 19m

Ask Pip v.8 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #310

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 310 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Your guest this week, ladies and gentlemen? Well, it is my great pleasure to warmly welcome and introduce to you… The man… Your pal… The gawd… The GREATEST OF ALL TIME (okay okay let’s all remain calm here shall we?) - it is SCROOBIUS MF PIP! That’s right. Scroobius Pip. All up in your internet space. Expect the answers to a gang of questions submitted on Facebook not so long ago, none of which shall be spoiled here - the discoveries are all yours to be made but be aware that there is a WORLD PREMIER ANNOUNCEMENT in there somewhere which - again - shall not be spoiled.Get your major Pip instalment in your life this week, a proper solo fix for your listening enjoyment! And enjoy you shall!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/02/201h 25m

Robert Eggers • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #309

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 309 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Cinematic excellence this week as Pip is joined by director of VVITCH and THE LIGHTHOUSE, it’s ROBERT EGGERS!A real nice locked on an locked in chat with Robert, which goes in deep as you would want about all things Lighthouse, his latest directorial gem featuring Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson. It’s a proper film-nerd paradise, as Robert opens up about his VVitch backgrounds, acting under environmental duress, the importance of casting, attitudes to rehearsal and how that informed performances, cinematography (thanks to Jarin Blaschke - pronounced ‘Jah-Rinn Blash-key’), the collaborative nature of the whole endeavour, aspect ratio and cinematic intention, the local history of a location, theatre vs film, flatulence (it’s in context) and all manner of movie magic. You’ll dig it and your intrigue for The Lighthouse will certainly be piqued - keep an eye out for that and ENJOY THIS CONVERSATION!••• BIT OF A SPOILER MAYBE, at 44:30 - 45:20 ••• WATCH OUT! •••EPISODE LINKS:• ROBERT in VICE!• THE LIGHTHOUSE on IMDB!• THE LIGHTHOUSE trailer!• THE VVITCH trailer!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/2053m 21s

Rob Auton • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #308

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 308 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very long awaited episode this week, as Pip has a proper chat with the wonderful Rob Auton, taking us inside the intriguing and thoroughly engaging mind of this spoken word and comedy great!Kicking off with a full episode of Rob’s own podcast (which is easy as it’s only a couple of minutes long) to get you in the mix nicely, Pip and Rob get full on deep into a wide ranging conversation which will serve as a perfect introduction to him if you haven’t experienced Rob’s work already. Beginning with the recording of his Speech Development Records album ‘At Home With Rob’, the two get into everything including the difference between live and home performance, the weird alchemy of performance and presence, same setlist / different crowd, the ‘Takeshi’s Castle’ of getting it right, “to EX-press and not to IM-press”, the process of creating his themed shows, the absurdity but wonder of life and retaining a childlike fascination of it all, not lying, purity of thought, doing good in society and the world, self improvement and the knock-on effects thereof, science and religion and of course his own podcast! Enjoy this one!EPISODE LINKS:• ROB on TWITTER!• ROB on THE INTERNET!• THE ROB AUTON DAILY PODCAST!• ROB TOUR!REFERENCES:• TAKESHI'S CASTLE • FILMS TO BE BURIED WITH w/Fergus CraigLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/01/201h 20m

The Safdie Brothers • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #307

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 307 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A true cinematic treat for you this week as Pip is joined by directing siblings THE SAFDIE BROTHERS!You may know them from the fantastic ‘Good Time’ (featuring a tightly wound Robert Pattinson), or maybe ‘Heaven Knows What’, but for sure you will be seeing much more of them with their new Netflix / cinema joint and Adam Sandler-starring ‘Uncut Gems’! Pip is a confirmed fan of course, and caught up with them on a very swift whirlwind run in London to talk all things film, from the time taken to get to this stage with the film, seeing the effect of it on an audience (especially comedically), the casting of Adam Sandler, the importance of voices, the use of extras in a far more involved sense, British acting and the realism of it, casting real people, working with musicians, using New York as a character, their intense focus on character even down to auditioning actors for one line appearances, and the sonic world of a film including the ‘Atmos’ mix which they go into. Amazing - proper film nerd’s one here and you’re not one, you might well be by the end. Enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:• JOSH SAFDIE on IMDB!• BENNY SAFDIE on IMDB!• UNCUT GEMS• GOOD TIME• ADAM SANDLER on INSTAGRAMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/01/2044m 9s

Karl Pilkington • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #306

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 306 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! WELCOME TO 2020 OFFICIALLY! You were cordially welcomed of course on New Year’s Day, but this feels like the first kind of ‘official’ episode of the decade. We all at Distraction Pieces Heights wish you nothing but the very best for the year ahead. Now let’s get it off to a proper start with the first guest of the year - it’s the uniquely great KARL PILKINGTON!While some see Karl as the grumpy one of the original podcast trio consisting of him, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, as you will hear in this podcast right here - it wasn’t necessarily grumpiness. Nor was it disinterest. Karl was looking through the world through a different prism, and certainly a prism of which we should all have a go at experiencing. It’s really nice hearing him get around ideas at leisure and with Pip (and us) as a sounding board, and definitely a really cool way of sharing the worldview of one of the more fascinating characters in the cast of podcasts, series and media in general. The two get into it all, from the origins of podcasting (kind of beginning with the Gervais one of course), to his thoughts on the promo run, to confidence, last minute tinkering, being a fan of real life and the fine line between that and comedy, ponderings on having children, the XFM days, being rubbed the wrong way by Ricky, his genuine curiosity, working on Derek, people being over familiar and a charming spider story to round it off. Brilliant. Enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:• KARL (not Karl) on TWITTER!• SICK OF IT - Friday 10th Jan 2020• KARL on IMDB• THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOWLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/01/201h 15m

Films Of The Year 2019 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #305

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 305 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! WELCOME OFFICIALLY TO 2020 FOLKS! Yeah you were with the gang for the DrunkCasts but this is the first proper jam for the new year and as custom dictates, here is Pip with the rundown of his year's favourite films (of 2019 of course). No it's not a list of THE definitive best films of 2019, nor is it this objective list of best films which wipes out your own list of films for 2019 - this is Pip's list, so don't take it personal - just have a peep and feel free to agree or disagree at will! Whatever happens, it's a great ride and you'll hear all kinds of interesting points of view. This does start off with a mild downer though, spoiler alert - but is all handled with positivity and calmness and turns out okay. Just to warn ya. Anyway - enjoy and have a good'un, and please, travel safe and smooth this year. Let's make it a goodie, y'all. ENJOY!EPISODE LINKS:• FILMS TO BE BURIED WITH!• THE CINEMILE!• THE TWO SHOT PODCAST!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/201h 16m

End Of Year Drunkcast (Part 5) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #304

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 304 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! WE ARE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS NOW PEOPLE - IT’S TWENTY TWENTY! Do you remember when Busta Rhymes told us there was only five years left? And how he kept lowering the number the closer we got to the millennium? Well boy oh boy must his face be red right now… Ladies and gentlemen - this is the final episode of the DrunkCast! Part five… Thanks for holding on, folks… WOO HAH indeed!HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!Chris and Stu join Pip for the last stop on the journey, which involves choice picks from 2019, the MIA doc, The Great Hack, Tell Me Who I Am, Three Identical Strangers, Capturing The Friedmans, survivor etiquette, MMA, a tricky celebrity question handled carefully, TV recommendations, podcast recommendations, another guessing game which leads to some interesting bits and pieces and all rounded up with a guessing game. How could you want more? PLEASE ENJOY!EPISODE LINKS:• HARDCORE LISTING • Acast • Spotify• REDSHIFT REBELS on INSTAGRAM• STU WHIFFEN on INSTAGRAMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/01/201h 15m

End Of Year Drunkcast (Part 4) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #304

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 304 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Just when you thought it was safe to make a dash for the exit of 2019 and calmly enter 2020… In stumble three drunk geniuses to sit down and block the exit. Oh you’re in this for the long haul now, ladies and gentlemen. It’s the End Of Year Drunkcast! PART 4!Pip, Stu and Chris settle in once more for hour FOUR of their drunken jibber jabber extravaganza... Kicking things off with a lovely shout out to... well... me! - cheers lads - and my Buddy's Buddies podcast, we ease in to such items on the agenda as Snog in London, running from the po-lice, Chris rap threats, Joker and all related controversies, getting bands back together, Stormzy at Glasto, Sup-U-Like, the Hardcore Listing podcast on vinyl, No Commercial Breaks on vinyl and Christmas Dinner controversy too. Lot of controversy. BRING IT!EPISODE LINKS:• HARDCORE LISTING • Acast • Spotify• REDSHIFT REBELS on INSTAGRAM• STU WHIFFEN on INSTAGRAMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/12/1957m 45s

End Of Year Drunkcast (Part 3) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #304

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 304 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Just when you thought it was safe to make a dash for the exit of 2019 and calmly enter 2020… In stumble three drunk geniuses to sit down and block the exit. Oh you’re in this for the long haul now, ladies and gentlemen. It’s the End Of Year Drunkcast! PART 3!Pip, Stu and Chris settle in once more for hour three of their inebriated and chaotic chatramble, at which you are about to be guest of honour so FIX UP AND LOOK SHARP as they are about to go IN... Would you rathers and questions kick things off, followed by - well there's no other way to put this - toilet techniques, John Travolta's instagram, "Have a good one!", celeb questions (more of) and Pip working on Taboo (and Tom Hardy's 'best answer wins' approach). Let's GOWWW >>>EPISODE LINKS:• HARDCORE LISTING • Acast • Spotify• REDSHIFT REBELS on INSTAGRAM• STU WHIFFEN on INSTAGRAMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/191h 1m

End Of Year Drunkcast (Part 2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #304

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 304 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Just when you thought it was safe to make a dash for the exit of 2019 and calmly enter 2020… In stumble three drunk geniuses to sit down and block the exit. Oh you’re in this for the long haul now, ladies and gentlemen. It’s the End Of Year Drunkcast! PART 2!Scroobius Pip. Stu Whiffen. Chris Glassen. A gang of booze. And the stage is set. Prepare for some prime meanderings, golden tangents and excellent banter including TV (Top Boy, When They See Us etc), fan questions which take a mad surprising turn, a catch-up in a cinema, Youtubers boxing, pizza, what I like to call 'Bregmanomics', Katie Hopkins and Jordan Peterson, the Canadian Human Rights Act (relating to ‘C16’), Bryan Callen on Instagram, podcast guests and Meth Syndicate t-shirts! LET'S CONTINUE!EPISODE LINKS:• HARDCORE LISTING • Acast • Spotify• REDSHIFT REBELS on INSTAGRAM• STU WHIFFEN on INSTAGRAMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/191h 6m

End Of Year Drunkcast (Part 1) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #304

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 304 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Just when you thought it was safe to make a dash for the exit of 2019 and calmly enter 2020… In stumble three drunk geniuses to sit down and block the exit. Oh you’re in this for the long haul now, ladies and gentlemen. It’s the End Of Year Drunkcast! PART 1!Pip is joined by Chris and Stu of Hardcore Listing in true tried and tested seasonal fashion to kick things off with a bang, and several bottle pops! It’s an action packed but actually pretty controlled start to proceedings - naturally the sloppiness will increase as the night rolls on but here is a great one to introduce y’all to the night ahead. A whole bunch of goodies including the Tom’s Diner game (oh you gotta try this one), present giving, an amazing Amanda Palmer gig, shaving backs, questions from folks, The Irishman, Patreon and SEVERAL CLIFFHANGERS.Be rude not to, wouldn’t it? ENJOY.EPISODE LINKS:• HARDCORE LISTING • Acast • Spotify• REDSHIFT REBELS on INSTAGRAM• STU WHIFFEN on INSTAGRAMLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/12/191h 5m

Yoni Wolf • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #303

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 303 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! In a world where genres are so slippery and tricksy and hard to pin down, Anticon was a label in the hip hop realm which routinely defied definition. This week Pip sits down with one of the original crew members to chop it up about the good old days, as well as the present and the future - ladies and gentlemen, this week’s guest is YONI WOLF (aka WHY? - band and solo)!Pip and Yoni share many mutual friends, influences and interests, and it seems mad that the two haven’t gotten together in the podcast huddle and recorded a chat before. Well - let history be righted as they finally crowbar in some good jibber jabber time to reflect on all sort of necessary goodness, including mic control, Pip’s relationship with the first cLOUDDEAD album (the group comprised of Why, Doseone and Odd Nosdam), the exclusivity of hip hop and the rap milieu of the time, the rest of the Anticon crew including the truly unfortunate passing of Alias, touring and the delights and non-delights thereof, his father’s messianic preaching and how he unknowingly introduced Yoni to rapping, his relationship to labelmate and mate-mate Doseone (who actually battled Eminem in the past - I kid you not), dealing with crohns and health issues, veganism, touring under three different presidents, his own podcast ‘The Wandering Wolf’, Meteor Festival and the controversies that surrounded it and rounded off with some ever resonant mental health talk. Beautiful - whether you know Anticon or Why’s music or not, this will give you some real wisdom. Please enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:• YONI on TWITTER • YONI on INSTAGRAM • THE WANDERING WOLF podcast • WHY discography • METEOR FESTIVAL 2018 • JEL's REMIX OF DAN vs PIPLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/12/191h 23m

Kevin Smith • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #302

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 302 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Two podcast forces meet and interlock their powers this week as Pip is joined by seasoned podcaster himself - not to mention film director / writer / actor and SO much more… It’s Kevin Smith!“I play the game like I’m trying to save the universe…”SNOOCHIE BOOCHIES! What a joy this is… While it is a slightly shorter episode, Pip could hardly turn Kevin down now could he…? Exactly. Unthinkable. So sit back and enjoy as Kevin essentially takes the reins with this one! It was expected though, as Kevin has basically found his true North by way of talking and telling stories for a living these days. But that’s not to say he’s thrown in the towel on films - oh good god no, as you will surely be aware of by the fact that his Jay & Silent Bob Reboot film is out and about and making much noise in the View Askew-niverse. This here is a chance to hear all about that, and the past hits in the Smith catalogue, as well as a gang of talking points including his gratefulness for being able to express himself for a living, the difference between making podcasts and movies, the younger Smith laying the foundations for later on, the power of the Q&A, brushes with death, and tons more but all held together with a true understanding of what he means to his fanbase and the importance of his products. A delightful whirlwind - enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:• KEVIN on TWITTER• JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT• VIEW ASKEW• SMODCASTLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/12/191h 2m

Jena Friedman • Films To Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein #72

LOOK OUT! It’s only Films To Be Buried With! Join your host Brett Goldstein as he talks life, death, love and the universe with the multi-faceted diamond writer, presenter and comedian JENA FRIEDMAN!A superb one here for you, folks - Brett sits down for a nice little chunk of time with Jena, who apparently can do just about everything! Hear all about the whole bit, from her own show on Adult Swim ’Soft Focus’ to writing on The Daily Show and all the other various awesome goodies that enter her path, to she and Brett going back a fair bit, getting into horror movies by accident (it could have happened to anyone), terrible date movie choices (always a nice piece of business), the emotional terrorism of Pixar, love of teen films and a WHOLE GANG MORE! You’ll love it. Get yerself good and involved and enjoy!UPCOMING SHOW @ THE BFI • DECEMBER 19th!EPISODE LINKS:• JENA on TWITTER!• JENA on THE INTERNET!• SOFT FOCUS!• AMERICAN C*NT!• JENA on THE BULLSEYE PODCAST!• BRETT GOLDSTEIN on TWITTER!• BRETT on INSTAGRAM!• BRETT on PATREON!• FTBBW PODCAST MERCHANDISE!• 'SUPERBOB' - Brett's 2015 feature film!• 'CORNERBOYS' with BRETT & SCROOBIUS PIP!• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28/11/1948m 36s

Neil Gaiman • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #301

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 301 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! The one that more than a few of you have been waiting for right here… Not to mention Pip… Yes indeed - this week’s guest is the phenomenally prolific and downright awesome author NEIL GAIMAN!“...Comics are a medium that is mistaken for a genre...”To even use the word ‘author’ risks belittling the wealth of work that Neil’s been involved in, but let’s just say the list of work goes back a good long way. His career is coming up on around 40 years, and on this chat you’ll hear about a huge amount of it. This includes the wisdom accrued along the way, lessons learned and notes made, ranging across the board and including finding his writing process, moving around artistically, Good Omens, Dr Who, working with DC and the Sandman comic, Neverwhere, the things that can get missed through the journey from writer to production, give and take behind the scenes, the holy trinity of Peter Sellers, David Tenant and Michael Sheen, the 90’s comic bubble, and being a parental unit with Amanda Palmer! Oh there’s MUCH more too… But that’s for you to discover and enjoy. And you shall!EPISODE LINKS:• NEIL on TWITTER• NEIL on THE INTERNET• GOOD OMENS• AMERICAN GODSLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/11/191h 36m

Paul Feig • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #300

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode THREE HUNDRED of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! The Gerard Butler edition! We made it! Well, zero chances of Gerard sightings here, as Pip is joined this week by a mildly abbreviated by nonetheless great chat with the truly excellent director PAUL FEIG!With his new film ‘Last Christmas’ on the horizon, now is the perfect time to catch Paul, and Pip does just that, managing to pick him up on all things directorial and cinematic philosophy. Beginning with the importance of eye contact in an interview, they get cracking on it all - the film in question (‘Last Christmas’), his old Xmas film ‘Grounded’, the perennial success carrot to chase in a Xmas film, whether or not you can have too much fun on set, whether or not moments are funny in front of a crowd, fatal flaws and runaway trains, finding intimacy in London, well rounded characters and not just mindless representation, aiming for a perfect cast, getting along with said cast, film vs TV, the need for honesty behind the scenes, relating to women and a whole lot more in not a huge amount of time… Also some extrapolated thoughts up top from Pip about a point hinted at near the end - all will make sense! It’s a goody, and definitely a conversation starter I would say. Enjoy! EPISODE 300!!!EPISODE LINKS:• PAUL FEIG on IMDB• PAUL on TWITTER• LAST CHRISTMAS• BRIDESMAIDSLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• KILL BEN LYK - GET TICKETS HERE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/1948m 33s

James Mangold • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #299

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 299 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A cheeky bonus joint for your Friday right here as Pip chats to acclaimed director JAMES MANGOLD!“I don’t work for two years on a movie just to create a diversion…”A small but ever so perfectly formed conversation which takes in highlights from James’s illustrious career as well as thoughts on the present, covering his mission to get people out to the cinema, giving over control, creating memorable film making experiences, not being hugely pumped about racing but gradually finding his excitement and rush, importance of character, sequence vs scene, keeping the narrative dancing, the power of “I don’t know”, working with Robert De Niro and all things film from his older projects right up to Ford V Ferrari. Great times, enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:• JAMES MANGOLD on IMDB• JAMES on TWITTER• FORD v FERRARI• LOGAN• WALK THE LINELINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• KILL BEN LYK - GET TICKETS HERE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/11/1940m 47s

DJ Shadow • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #298

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 298 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Guess who’s coming… IT’S… Guess who’s coming… IT’S j-j-j-just your favourite DJ saviour / using and confusing beats that you never heard / since / 1990… Ladies and gentlemen, he’ll put a smile on your face like Ultra Brite - it’s DJ SHADOW!“…Not every musical moment affects people the same way…”A great rare treat for Shadow heads and crate digging nerds, and those who appreciate a good old fashioned music chat right here, but not only that - of course Pip and Shadow get to some really interesting ground when not dealing with the musical matters at hand, including his growing up in a remote town with limited access to hip hop which leads nicely onto how he eventually did find his way in, which then leads us into the whole Mo Wax side of things where he met and worked with James Lavelle extensively for a contained period (the foundation for which being laid by discovering NME, Melody Maker and also by the very intro of Nation Of Millions by Public Enemy - “LONDON, ENGLAND…!!!”), the Entroducing / Soldesides / Unkle / Brainfreeze eras, dealing with fan expectations and of course being taken out of context in hilarious style, nutritional value of rap from then and now, the current album ‘Our Pathetic Age’ and a breakdown of lead track ‘Rosie’, conjuring live sets and so much more which is all there for you to discover! Such a good one. You’ll love it.EPISODE LINKS:• DJ SHADOW online• DJ SHADOW on INSTAGRAM• OUR PATHETIC AGE• ROSIE• PHILL MOST CHILL - 'On Tempo Jack' (for reference!)LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• KILL BEN LYK - GET TICKETS HERE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/11/191h 17m

Eugene Simon & Erwan Marinopoulos • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #297

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 297 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A celebration of the movie KILL BEN LYK, which features the guests Eugene and Erwan as actor and director respectively, as well as Scroobius Pip as cast member!Get to hear the proper inside scoop on the film from three people intimately involved in it - almost a directors commentary right here, and certainly a conversation you won’t hear anywhere else so you have official ringside seats with this one. Hear about it all, including how they took the film around the world, won awards, how sitcoms travel well, the reactions of different nationalities, the film being a whodunnit / Agatha Christie style murder mystery, the approach to direction, feels in the audition, everyone pulling in the same direction cast and crew-wise, character nuances, and a whole world of other goodness.Do your best to find a screening near you, by following THIS LINK! You can kind of create your own screening - the locations screen it if they get enough ticket sales, so come on y’all - this is where you can step up as premium Distraction Pieces alumni!A great bonus for your Friday - please enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:• FOLLOW KILL BEN LYK HASHTAG on TWITTER• KILL BEN LYK trailer• KILL BEN LYK on IMDB• KILL BEN LYK on OURSCREENLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• KILL BEN LYK - GET TICKETS HERE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/191h 21m

Wretch32 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #296

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 296 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Fire up in the podcast booth today as Pip is joined by rap royalty and microphone melter mister WRETCH32!“For me, if you wanna get 30 goals in a season you gotta be able to score headers and volleys…”A real nice and insightful chat with Pip and Wretch, with a huge amount of angles getting their shine in a balanced, inspiring and wisdom-fuelled way. Whether you’ve been down with Wretch for a minute or just stepped in the game, this is a grand episode which will only bring you closer into his world… You can expect a ton in discussion here, from the release of his new ‘Upon Reflection’ album, to the weird capsule mentality before hitting the promo circuit, being an ‘album guy’ and not necessarily a singles artist, a brief stint at wrestling, enlightening moments seeing his dad DJ, measures of success, friendly competition, chorus revelations and looking back over wordy hooks, Example, mum’s love of pop songs, the beauty of simplification, navigating the success backlash, the infamous Fire In The Booth insanity, floor to ceiling approach in skills and craft, setting an example for the young’uns, weathering the storms, being a parent and all topped off by an AirBnB experience which will make your toes curl and blood boil. All handled with tact and patience by Wretch of course. Ace, get involved!EPISODE LINKS:• WRETCH on TWITTER• WRETCH on THE INTERNET• WRETCH on INSTAGRAM• UPON REFLECTION album• FIRE IN THE BOOTH• MUMMY'S BOY• RAPTHOLOGY bookTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #288 • Kano• DPP #224 • ExampleLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• KILL BEN LYK - GET TICKETS HERE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/11/191h 14m

Fearne Cotton • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #295

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 295 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Pure broadcasting brilliance for you this week, as Pip is joined by TV and radio presenter and all round delight FEARNE COTTON!This is the mirror side of a two podcast deal the two of them struck up, where Pip appeared on her ‘Happy Place’ podcast, so as you’ll witness, the driver is often interchangeable, but it’s all perfect as they get on just grand. Maybe it’s because they were born a month apart and have the same cultural touchstones - WHO KNOWS! Whatever the case, it’s a breeze of a podcast which touches on so much including a sentence which features Hanson and Led Zeppelin in the same breath (in fact I think it could be called an “Mmm Bop-cast” but that’s of no consequence), her intro into different kinds of music, being mates with Sarah Cawood and how she eventually got into gig going through her, Coldplay haters, the power of music shared on a mass scale, cathartic crying sessions, early days of her presenting on TV and growing up in front of the camera, presenting the Disney Club, still being treated as a kid in adult life, the old fashioned kid poop story which serves as a grounding device, how being a cool parent isn’t possible, her book ‘Happy’, losing her sense of self in her 20’s and regaining it later, social media, podcast therapy, changing one’s self in the midst of crisis and her work with CoppaFeel. But of course, SO much more. Lovely stuff from start to end. ENJOY!EPISODE LINKS:• FEARNE on TWITTER• FEARNE on THE INTERNET• FEARNE on INSTAGRAM• FEARNE'S HAPPY PLACE podcast• 'HAPPY' book• COPPA FEELTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #282 • Sara Pascoe• DPP #278 • Konnie HuqLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/10/191h 11m

Daisy Haggard • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #294

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 292 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A real treat this week by way of writer and actor heavyweight DAISY HAGGARD!A proper nice chat right here is your gift, as Pip is joined by the writer of and actor in Back To Life and a whole bunch more (including a voice stint in a Harry Potter film - the key to knowing if someone has just skimmed her IMDB page!), and they have a grand old time getting down to the business of acting, film, cinema, movie, the whole bit. From pitching the series Back To Life (involving pub antics), to her reaction to feedback in general, the importance of collaborators, the memorable moment she got the call to say the show was being picked up, the whirlwind LA journey within a journey to promote said show, the balance of work and life, her dad being in cult horror classic Blood On Satan’s Claw, Man Stroke Woman, Breeders and all that’s to come! Lovely stuff.EPISODE LINKS:• DAISY on TWITTER• BREEDERS• BACK TO LIFE• MAN STROKE WOMANTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #275 • Charlie Brooker• DPP #270 • Jo HartleyLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/10/191h 6m

Stamma special • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #293

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 293 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! As you may know, Pip is a patron of the Stamma organisation, and this week’s bonus Monday episode is a Stamma special!He is joined by three guests, each having their own individual chat sections with Pip. The guests are George, Owen and Natalie, each stammerers in their own right, and Pip gets into their stories beginning with what they do, and getting slowly into the deeper stories… It’s fascinating to hear everyone relating their relationships with stammers and stutters, which involves their early memories of dealing with it, peoples’ reactions to it and how they were made to realise they were different whether they liked it or not. There are many common factors as you will hear, and really one of the main takeaways is that people would do well to exercise patience when talking to those with stammers. But it’s great to hear every individual chat and what is unveiled - a really interesting insight into the world of stammering, stuttering and the Stamma organisation as a whole.EPISODE LINKS:• STAMMA on TWITTER• STAMMA on THE INTERNET• STAMMA on FACEBOOK• STAMMA on YOUTUBE• STAMMA on INSTAGRAMTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #200 • Jess Thom (Tourettes Hero)• DPP #284 • Joseph GilgunLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/10/191h 38m

Bill Bailey • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #292

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 292 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A long awaited chat is your gift this week as Pip is joined by music, comedy and acting treasure BILL BAILEY!With Bill’s new appreciation of the early morning start, and enjoying those gems that are the early hours of the day, he joins Pip for some ace earlier-than-afternoon chattalogical goodness which includes so much, from back in the day to… now in the day? You know what I’m getting at. So you can absolutely expect to hear all manner of awesome including how he’s well up for the promo run, with a renewed appreciation for the talking element of it all, his newfound discipline - or that is to say ‘sharpened’ discipline, the new series of ‘In The Long Run’ in which he stars alongside creator Idris Elba (on Sky NOW!), his approach to the series and he tries not to install his own comic leanings on the proceedings, the ‘biomechanics’ of comedy and the District 9 theory, the importance of collaboration, how awesome Idris Elba is, the shock of coming from the mainly white Westcountry to multicultural London, Bill’s lightbulb moment for comedy at a London vegan anarchist commune, influences and respect for tradition, the DVD boom of the 00’s and how he got caught in it, the great equaliser of a shared artistic experience, and with that - the importance of sharing, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI and all kinds more! Lovely stuff, start to end. Have fun!EPISODE LINKS:• BILL on TWITTER• BILL on THE INTERNET• IN THE LONG RUN• BILL on QITHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #282 • Sara Pascoe• DPP #286 • Tez IlyasLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/191h 12m

Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #291

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 291 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Nothing but pure musical glory this week as Pip is joined for a proper chat with lead singer of Kaiser Chiefs RICKY WILSON!“We’ve never written songs that tell people what to do… We don’t write commands…”…which is interesting as right here we have Thou Shalt Always Kill sitting opposite I Predict A Riot! It is ON from the moment they step in the room, moving deftly through the sheer madness of social media, onward through to his life being a combo of jets and jigsaws, he and Pip meeting at a Mark Ronson party and the weirdness of all of that, the downward spiral of extended hotel room living (and tipping in Pumas), not stopping to acknowledge victories and glories along the way, taking a year off, “Envy is the religion of the mediocre” - and all that entails, the ubiquitous imposter syndrome, not jumping the shark as a band, horses for courses vs horses f*ck horses, being on The Voice and navigating that with useful mind-hacks, the Bill Nighy trap, living in bubbles, critics, the lost beauty of the walkup at gigs, and altogether SO much more. Now all we have to do is wait while he and Pip record an album and release it as The Removal Men - then the circle shall finally be unbroken. ENJOY YOURSELVES!Pip Outro Thoughts: How good was Sam Get Cape at WeAreLizards • the Rich Wilson podcast 'Insane In The Men Brain (link below) • Pod Bible - podcast and new issue of the physical magazine out NOW! • Pip's rugged illness bout (you may get ill through your headphones) • WWE performance centreEPISODE LINKS:• RICKY on TWITTER• RICKY in THE GUARDIAN• KAISER CHIEFS on TWITTER• RICKY WILSON on THE VOICE• KAISER CHEIFS - People Know How To Love One AnotherTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #287 • Frank Turner• DPP #213 • Kate Nash• INSANE IN THE MEN BRAIN podcast with SVNTY6 LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/10/191h 2m

Jack Sexsmith (part 2/2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #290

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 290 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Part 2 of an extensive 2 parter here for you with the wrestling phenomenon JACK SEXSMITH!To quote Curtis Mayfield, “Can I get a bit deeper…?” - and part 2 of this full on chat with Jack is the perfect example of where a chat gets that little bit deeper, so be prepared for some honesty, truth and observation on all things wrestling. But as Pip mentions at the start and end and at points on the last episode, we can all get along wherever we stand on the wrestling scale. Dividing factions will come into play under whatever the unifying umbrella is, and wrestling isn’t immune to it, but everyone can definitely stand together within it. Anyway - as promised, this is a proper goody and the ideal accompaniment to part 1. Jack goes in on his merch game, regrets, acceptance and different worlds of sexuality, the piece in The Sun, the current state of British Wrestling, Jimmy Havoc, adventures in indie wrestling, his WWE tryout and tricky politics of big companies, divisions within fan universes, and a healthy dose of potentially controversial wrestling scientificial nuggets. The perfect roundup to a proper action packed two parter.EPISODE LINKS:• JACK on TWITTER• JACK vs DAVID STARR @ RIPTIDE• JACK on LAST WORD ON PRO WRESTLING• JACK on DEFIANT WRESTLING FANDOMTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #222 • Why I Love Wrestling (Roundtable)• DPP #186 • We Need To Talk About WrestlingLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/10/1950m 25s

Jack Sexsmith (part 1/2) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #290

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 290 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Part 1 of an extensive 2 parter here for you with the wrestling phenomenon JACK SEXSMITH!“I’ll be the sex guy, then…”So much to talk about that Pip and Jack went in for almost two hours on this one! As you’ll hear, two hours barely even scratches the surface as there is just so much ground to cover… They begin at the end, Memento style, with Jack’s recent injury which resulted in his retirement, and so you will hear everything around that and what led up to it. A lot to get through in this first part, but it includes nom de plumes and pseudonyms, setting the scene of his career changing injury, working hurt all the time, Rip Tide, making amends with the occasionally troubling past of wrestling, his teen years as a devout Christian, his years in the Progress dojo (aka ProJo), meeting Edward Dennis and Sebastian, his brushes with a very different wrestling name altogether, how he indeed got his name (the story may surprise you), “Sexually frivolous, morally ambiguous”, his LGBTQ connections and lifestyles and all that entails, effecting change through character, winning over crowds with comedy, the joy of battle raps, and the eventual move to super strong style. How much more than that? TONS. You’ll see. Too much to just skim over here - go in and enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:• JACK on TWITTER• JACK vs DAVID STARR @ RIPTIDE• JACK on LAST WORD ON PRO WRESTLING• JACK on DEFIANT WRESTLING FANDOMTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #222 • Why I Love Wrestling (Roundtable)• DPP #186 • We Need To Talk About WrestlingLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/191h 9m

Louis Theroux • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #289

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 289 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A long awaited full length conversation this week with all time favourite documentarian and author LOUIS THEROUX!The conversation starts right up top with pseudonyms and nom-de-plumes the moment Louis joins Pip, and things don’t let up from there - Pip and Louis cover much ground in an hour which slips by gently and easily, covering Louis’ love of golden age hip hop and early wishes to be a rapper, the early days of being mates with Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish and trading tapes with Buckles, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and Welsh prog, listening to podcasts on his bike, his ‘curiosity before judgment’ approach, appearing a couple of time on the Joe Rogan podcast and how that was in retrospect, being less tolerant of nonsense these days, family life and focus, getting involved with the subjects on his old shows, his early days at TV Nation, asking the obvious questions, differences and benefits of working with a crew or solo, the fallout of the infamous Jimmy Saville episode, the existential byproduct of writing, that glorious episode of the Adam Buxton podcast and generally seeing friends doing well. Awesome from beginning to end, enjoy!Pip Outro Thoughts: WeAreLizards 28th September @ The Book Club - the DrunkCast gang on the White Wine Question Time podcast with Kate Thornton - check the Pod Bible Podcast - Jack Sexsmith on the podcast next week• Don't forget! Leave a five star review along with your favourite episode of Distraction Pieces this year for a chance to win a signed Distraction Pieces book! It's the win-win scam of the century!EPISODE LINKS:• LOUIS on TWITTER• GOTTA GET THEROUX THIS• LOUIS on NETFLIX• LOUIS on THE BBC• LOUIS on ADAM BUXTON'S PODCASTTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #20 • Adam Buxton• DPP #253 • Joe CornishLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• WE ARE LIZARDS • September 28th @ The Book Club• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/09/191h 21m

Kano • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #288

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 288 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A powerful get together this week as Pip sits down with rapper actor kingpin KANO!A really fun and engaging sit-down with the two, as Pip catches Kano in the midst of a promo run which leads us nicely into the whole thing - from the cycle beginning and ending (and then beginning again), his time served at the notorious Deja Vu station back in the day, teaming up with Mike Skinner and the inspiration Mike had on his live shows (along with dancehall culture in Jamaica), his brother getting him into DJing and emceeing, roots beyond grime, not being scared of ‘off’ days, getting in the zone in the studio, being tuned into society and understanding the mechanics of it, speaking truth to power, addressing problems on wax, conversations through music, importance of sport and non musical activities, being in a computer game, going HAM on his fourth callback for Top Boy, practice making perfect and rehearsing for his Royal Albert Hall show! Pop ten bottles of escapism for this one - get very involved!Pip Outro Thoughts: sneaky backtrack edit involving a Ghetts thing you should peep - Louis Theroux up next week!• Don't forget to submit your favourite Distraction Pieces episode from 2019 on your iTunes review to enter a draw to win a signed Distraction Pieces book!EPISODE LINKS:• KANO on TWITTER• KANO on THE INTERNET• HOODIES ALL SUMMER• TOP BOY on NETFLIX• GHETTS on JAMALI MADDIX's PODCASTTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #20 • Mike Skinner• DPP #12 • Killer MikeLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• WE ARE LIZARDS • September 28th @ The Book Club• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/191h 22m

Frank Turner • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #287

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 287 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! What a treat this week, as Pip is joined for the triumphant return of the UK’s folk punk legend FRANK TURNER!…and about time too, as it’s been over 250 episodes since they last had a proper chat! As you can hear, the gap immediately disappears as they pick up effortlessly and gain quick ground about what’s been happening in their lives in the interim. Expect to hear all about the Frank Turner years, moving with ease through such topics as the parallels of touring and wedding organisation, the effects of extensive touring on a person’s life, the blowout cycle and mental health, tour PTSD and habit forming, the perils of talking about fame while being very self aware, cultural satnav and tour hacks, “grebos”, the plus side of the internet in terms of hunting for music, gateway bands, festival thoughts, the punk and non-punk ethos of opening for anyone, and most importantly - his 8TH SOLO ALBUM! With that comes his newfound respect for podcasters, the issue of a man writing about women and then where the path goes from here. PACKED AND AWESOME is what it is. You enjoy yerself!Pip's Outro Thoughts: Speech Development giveaway! • WeAreLizards 28th September - Pod Bible podcast and magazine!EPISODE LINKS:• FRANK on TWITTER• FRANK on THE INTERNET• FRANK's 'TALES FROM NO MAN'S LAND' podcast• NO MAN'S LAND album• SISTER ROSETTA liveTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #21 • Frank Turner• DPP #202 • Beans On ToastLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/09/191h 11m

Tez Ilyas • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #286

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 286 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A grand chat this week with standup comic, show host and mate of Guz Khan, it’s TEZ ILYAS!“let them come on the journey...”Hitting on many angles this week of all things comedy, shows, politics, geography and race, Pip and Tez go full on at all this and more from the comfort of a hotel room. I wonder how many hotel rooms are being used as makeshift podcast studios right now… Anyway - awesome stuff as Tez drops science upon so much - Guz’s ‘Man Like Mobeen’, his own ‘Tez O’ Clock’ show, Fringe experiences be they good or bad, hitting it off with Pip on Twitter (the platform upon which they both go IN on later on in the podcast!), being a very proficient dancer, the immigrant mentality, being exposed to middle class white Britain, reading ahead of his level but plateauing, joining a standup comedy course, developing those comedy chops over time, letting people make the leap with references and the art of relatability, his stint in the home office, wokeness and politics, achievement trumping politics in the Asian community, his friendship with Guz and working relationship, the importance of finding good people to work with and the camaraderie that is needed, and whether it’s possible to develop a pro-Brexit monologue for his own show! Rammed. You’ll love it.Pip's Outro Thoughts: how ace this week was – the return of Frank Turner!EPISODE LINKS:• TEZ on TWITTER• TEZ on THE INTERNET• The Tez O' Clock Show• Man Like Mobeen• Tez's TEDX talk!THIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #264 • Nish Kumar• DPP #185 • Guz KhanLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/191h 28m

Serge Pizzorno • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #285

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 285 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Proper rock royalty right here this week for you, as Pip is joined by Kasabian guitarist SERGE PIZZORNO!A lovely musical geekout this week, as if the occasion was ever not needed, as Pip sits down with the axeman to go through a whole slew of goodness, from career beginnings right up to the present. So with that in mind, expect to hear it all including Serge’s love of film and how he sees music visually, a year off of Kasabian, working on his solo project The SLP and coming back to Kasabian refreshed, collab action with Little Simz, self perception, the excitement of equipment as a young’un right up to being not as young, working with Slowthai, the joy of motorway services (strong shouts to Westmoreland - I see you), the importance of changing up headspaces, the influence of David Byrne especially on live shows and setup, Celebrity Gogglebox, Mark Ronson, the internal voice when making decisions, how sports and music don’t need to be mutually exclusive, Brit-Pop and the induction of Oasis, his entirely understandable love of Warp Records, fearlessness of being on stage with Kasabian, unlocking doors to rooms of swagger, transformations into character on stage and how important the year 2016 was to Leicester football (and indeed the world). Action packed. Enjoy.OH YEAH - bonus organic "Just a band" out in the wild at 30:44. EARS PEELED!Pip Outro Thoughts: Thou Shalt Always Kill – the Pod Bible PodcastEPISODE LINKS:• SERGE on TWITTER (The SLP)• FAVOURITES by THE SLP featuring Little Simz• KASABIAN• THAT GOAL on Soccer AM!THIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #237 • Liam Howlett• DPP #223 • Professor GreenLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/08/191h 18m

Joseph Gilgun • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #284

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 284 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! The fabulous JOE GILGUN is this week’s guest, star of THIS IS ENGLAND, PREACHER and currently BRASSIC!Indeed - this is the week, people. Pip’s been hyping it up for a while now, rightfully so, as Joe is an awesome guest who fits right in like hands to a pair of gloves. And boy howdy do Pip and Joe get into it all… From his appearances on the brilliant Two Shot Podcast, to his own dealing with bipolar (including the importance of having characters who deal with the condition but not as their only character asset), not being the condition you have, working with the powerful Shane Meadows and the many actors under his expansive wings, his bipolar purchase decisions (including parrots and many, many pairs of trainers), living in a derelict house in the woods, social media and its many pitfalls including reasons for him to not use it, all his acting work from Corrie to Brassic and all in between, the lush countryside of the Midlands, being a ‘tall poppy’ - the one who isn’t allowed to get above his station back in the days, learning words through context clues, learning the hard way with a strict teacher, the freedom of taking ideas to Sky, and dealing with memory problems. Yes it’s rammed. Yes you’ll enjoy it. GO IN!Pip Outro Thoughts: Joe’s incredible openness – White Wine Question Time – the Podbible podcast which is out NOW!EPISODE LINKS:• JOSEPH on TWITTER (not often!)• JOSEPH on THE INTERNET• JOSEPH on IMDB• BRASSIC• PREACHERTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #231 • Dominic Monoghan• DPP #226 • Bart Layton & Barry KeoghanLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/08/1958m 48s

Stu Whiffen & Adam Richardson • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #283

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 283 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! BONUS BUSINESS TIME for you today as Pip is joined by podcasters Stu Whiffen (Hardcore Listing, Off The Beat & Track, Podbible) and Adam Richardson (Hardest Part Of The Ring, Podbible) to talk all things ‘POD N’ MIX’ and Podbible podcast!A lot to cram in on this special bonus but get it in they do, as Adam and Stu - seasoned podcasters and presenters themselves - get deep into what to expect with the upcoming ‘Pod N’ Mix’ shows! On that subject, allow me to present you with relevant links right this second:HARDCORE HOUSE PARTY (Hardcore Listing vs Birthday Girls House Party)Saturday September 7th • 4.30pm • Acast Stage (Hall 2) • Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AGHARDEST PART OF THE JAW (Hardest Part Of The Ring vs Tuesday Night Jaw)Sunday September 8th • 2pm • Acast Stage (Hall 2) • Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AGSo expect those to be absolute dynamite, you’ll love em. Get your tickets in early as they’ll be a gonner VERY soon… In other news though, you can expect this podcast to hit upon all things wrestling (not obsessively so though, so don’t worry if you’re a non-wrestling fan), podcasting, the Podbible issue 4 launch, the overlap of interests in wrestling and MMA with Adam and Stu, the setting up of the new Podbible Podcast and the excitement of making a thing which hasn’t been done before, the various folks getting on board with it, the business side and translating from physical to podcast! I’m also delighted to say that I’ll be editing / producing the podcast (this is Buddy Peace talking), and I can promise you that, as a hardened podcast fanatic myself, you’ll get everything you need from the podcast in a truly bite-size format. It’s gonna be wonderful to unleash it on the greater podcast listening public! So yeah, a ton here to enjoy by way of bonus action. We spoil ya up in the Distraction Pieces Laboratories but you are WORTH IT. Enjoy!EPISODE LINKS:• ADAM on TWITTER• STU on TWITTER• PODBIBLE on TWITTER• POD N' MIX• PODBIBLE PODCASTLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• PODBIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/08/1937m 48s

Sara Pascoe • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #282

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 282 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A real treat this week as Pip is joined by comedian, podcaster and author SARA PASCOE! She’s back by popular demand!A LOT has happened since episode 28 of Distraction Pieces. Yes indeed - it was March 2015 when she and Pip last episoded together, and so much life has happened since. And you know what? That is exactly what they’re going to get into right here in front of your very ears on this episode. It’s the Sarah Pascoe re-up! As Pip mentions in the intro, they go into some topics in some detail which are certainly worthy of trigger warning, so do be adequately prepared. You are of course in safe hands though, as they get into some really fascinating conversation including Taskmaster and the dynamics within, the joy of a new dog and the ensuing awesomeness and madness, the parallel joys of borrowing a dog, society at large and raising children, models of society, politics, unethical social experiments, her brand new book ‘Sex Power Money’ and accompanying podcast, the many facets of sex work and the misunderstandings of the industry, “don’t yuck someone’s yum”, her ‘Lads Lads Lads’ tour, the beauty of having outlets and places for seriousness and silliness, mixed messages of heckling and non-heckling and the gift of a good heckle and her show ‘Last Woman On Earth’. ENOUGH FOR YA?!? Enjoy!Pip outro notes: The greatness of this very episode - Podbible podcast and physical version - Joe Gilgun up next!EPISODE LINKS:• SARA on TWITTER• SEX POWER MONEY book• SEX POWER MONEY podcast• SARAH in LondonTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #278 • Konnie Huq• DPP #260 • Jayde AdamsLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/191h 32m

Matt Richards • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #281

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 281 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Absolute wrestling heaven this week as Pip is joined by commentator, host and new Tuesday Night Jaw presenter MATT RICHARDS!Pure perfection for the wrestling heads here, and a whole bunch for the non-wrestling heads aside too… Recorded at the Book Club (home to Pip’s ‘WeAreLizards’ night but on this occasion, exponentially quieter) on Matt’s birthday no less, this is a great sit down to help you get better acquainted with the new host of the Distraction Pieces Network’s very own TUESDAY NIGHT JAW! As you can plainly hear from the opening moments, Matt’s a lovely guest and certainly a very welcome voice to the network. Not only a gaming festival host, he’s done his time outside the ring but also inside the ring, and has an all rounder knowledge that puts him in a perfect position to take the reigns of something so specifically wrestling focused. From his 48,000 hours on Football Manager 2010, to online UFC and wrestling, to fighting and the narratives attached, to Progress and Jim Smallman, to the role as a fan of MMA, to his deep knowledge and understanding of wrestling, how luck and hard work are not mutually exclusive, how the roots of Tuesday Night Jaw are in positivity, NXT UK controversies and happiness, fulfilment and gratefulness. So much to enjoy.Pip outro notes: More on wrestling / WWE 205 Live / Full Sail / NXT UK / Jim Smallman’s next path / Jack SexsmithEPISODE LINKS:• MATT on TWITTER• TUESDAY NIGHT JAW• HARDEST PART OF THE JAW - details here!THIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #83 • Jim Smallman of PROGRESS• DPP #119 • Jack GallagherLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/191h 30m

Cariad Lloyd • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #280

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 280 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A beautiful talk this week about a subject which is still a tough one to talk openly about - well, thankfully Pip is joined by a true veteran podcaster on that very subject (as well as being a hilarious comedian, improviser and actor!) - it’s CARIAD LLOYD!Whether you’ve listened to Cariad’s ‘Griefcast’ podcast or not (if not, please do!), there’s a very, very high possibility that you’ve had an experience with death somewhere in your life. Everyone deals with it differently and it’s entirely unique to everyone, no matter who it involves, but the important fact to remember is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This is something Cariad reinforces throughout the chat with Pip, and it’s so important to remember, as our brains will have us thinking we’re on our own and have to withdraw from the world to repair. It’s a fascinating chat, as she and Pip go on a voyage - in very upbeat and positive fashion - through the death zone, which leads into topics such as the creation of an environment for a podcast talking about death, the lunacy of ‘@‘ing someone, being in a position to help but not as an expert, the mechanics of grief as well the very personal nature of it, Cariad’s own run-ins with death in her life, how death and grief are confined to the ‘sad room’, the afterlife and the weirdness that entails and the spirituality of atheism. It’s excellent and potentially a much needed talk for some people out there - you really are not alone. One to really sit with, here.HELP IS AT HAND. If you need a hand with anything grief related, know that help is out there. Here are some great resources:CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CAREGOOD GRIEF TRUSTWITH THE END IN MINDGRIEF WORKSPip outro notes: WeAreLizards last week and the heat therein / forthcoming Podbible hype / Epic Beardmen gigsEPISODE LINKS:• CARIAD on TWITTER• GRIEFCAST• CARIAD ONLINETHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #55 • Carla Valentine• DPP #177 • Jean GraeLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/191h 31m

Greg Jenner • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #279

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 279 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! One for the history heads and non-history heads alike right here as Pip sits down with Horrible Histories own (and more!), GREG JENNER!“We’re basically trying to inspire a love for history…”Name a more iconic public historian… I’ll wait……couldn’t resist, sorry! I mean he most certainly is a fully realised public historian (not, as autocorrect would have it, a ‘pubic’ historian), but so much more besides as you are about to find out in this very episode. It’s another one of those ‘long time coming’ episodes too, where Pip’s been lining everything up so the going’s good but with the forthcoming Horrible Histories film out on Friday 26th, the timing seems perfect! So of course this episode has a GOOD amount of chat about the film itself including cast, tone, all of that goodness you would expect, he and Pip also get down to business on being ‘edutaining’ on Twitter, being behind the scenes in the writers room, said ‘public historian’ status, developing a new genre known as ‘factual sketch comedy’, how history and entertainment don’t have to be mutually exclusive, smuggling in history through references and humour, relatable parallels in history to modern celebrity and also the cult of celebrity and ‘parasocial interractions’ (very much a part of social media), his ‘Dead Famous’ book, the speedy pool of knowledge that is Twitter, being a historical advisor, how historical drama can either be a comfort or a contrast to current times, and of course - Taboo! Super great, and definitely something to spark, rekindle or further fuel a love of history you surely have…Pip outro notes: stamma.org and Pip’s patron activities / last week’s episode with Konnie Huq / WeAreLizards THIS SATURDAY @ Book Club, LDNEPISODE LINKS:• GREG on TWITTER• HORRIBLE HISTORIES• HORRIBLE HISTORIES movie• GREG ONLINETHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #6 • Simon Singh• DPP #65 • AkalaLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• STAMMA.ORG• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/191h 31m

Konnie Huq • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #278

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 278 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A proper brilliant one for you this week, as Pip is joined by the truly ace presenter, writer and podcaster KONNIE HUQ!The weather conditions at the time of podcasting (monsoon season) seem to make for a perfect sit down and chat session with Pip and Konnie, as the two hunker down and address a whole gang of pertinent issues and situations - which starts quite literally moments into the conversation. This all sets the tone for some extremely entertaining and very mind opening topic tackling, which includes such menu items as the smoking ban and how we all adapted, the issue of stuff and things and the accumulation of possessions, moving house to a shoebox (with kid in tow), social media and the multitude of attitudes towards it (including where they stand on it all), the idea of manners on social media and how people conduct themselves, minorities, sexual preference, change and evolution in society, being the first Bangladeshi presenter of Blue Peter, slow progression, the bullshit filter of being a parent, the importance of nomalising inclusivity, pasta tangents and of COURSE, her own podcast ‘Switch Off’ and forthcoming book ‘Cookie And The Most Annoying Boy In The World’! SO MUCH GOODNESS. Listen in!Pip outro notes: Pip clarifies an earlier conversation note on sexuality / James Acaster’s new standup show / WeAreLizards @ Book Club on the 27th July / 15 million downloads for Distraction Pieces (THANK YOU!!!) / Adam Buxton’s 100th podcast episodeEPISODE LINKS:• KONNIE HUQ on TWITTER• KONNIE HUQ on THE INTERNET• SWITCH OFF podcast• COOKIE AND THE MOST ANNOYING BOY IN THE WORLDTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #225 • Gizzi Erskine• DPP #190 • Rutger BregmanLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/191h 35m

Inua Ellams • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #277

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 277 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A true powerhouse of an episode this week as Pip catches up with an old pal from the spoken word and poetry scene who has an incredible tale or two to tell, it’s INUA ELLAMS!“I’ve always existed in the grey areas, I’ve always been between countries, always been between cultures...”You’d be well advised to either listen a few times or just keep a pen and paper by your side, as there are a LOT of gems and quotables in this one! An amazing chat with Inua, as he and Pip get acquainted again for the first time in around a decade. Inua’s tale is not only fascinating from start to present point, but you also get the benefit of milestones of wisdom from the man himself as he is now able to draw conclusions, extract lessons and offer context to the situations in which he found himself. From his beginnings in Nigeria and his subsequent journey out of there (which involves his father and a story worthy of a film premise), to his movements to Ireland and growing up in the more deprived areas, to being introduced to Saul Williams via a mysterious CDR, to his entry into poetry through not having enough money to paint (but a need for manual creativity), the Nigerian attitude and work ethic combined with an immigrant perspective (‘get up and go’ mixed with ‘nothing to lose’), being taught poetry by a basketball teacher, rewriting Romeo & Juliet, leaving home and passport woes, the power of trust, throwing rap parties and SO much more including - of course - his new play ‘The Barbershop Chronicles’ and what you can expect! So much in here. You’ll dig it without question.Pip outro notes: Ruminations on PR people hitting him up about pals / press junkets and fighting through the barrier / Stormzy @ Glasto / WeAreLizards @ Book Club on the 27th July / Pip’s birthday plans / PodbibleEPISODE LINKS:• THE BARBERSHOP CHRONICLES• INUA on TWITTER• THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL• INUA onlineTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #227 • Kate Tempest• DPP #84 • Saul WilliamsLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/191h 26m

Danny Boyle • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #276

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 276 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! In continuing with Pip’s stellar lineup of screenwriting and directing heavy hitters, he is joined this week by none other than the great DANNY BOYLE!Of course, you already know Danny through his past crowning glories including Trainspotting, T2, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, and a good large handful of other classics. So as far as introductions go, you know who you’re here for! Danny is out and about right now putting in the good work in support of his new film ‘Yesterday’, which presents a world in which the Beatles don’t exist. It’s a premise which poses question upon question and kind of demands your viewing time, and you’ll hear all about it here, including the sheer importance of the band, the goal of fame in today’s world, how important rehearsal is (VERY!), the mechanics of recording on set and how live recordings were achieved, finding the right lead in Himesh Patel, the balance of melancholy and joy in the Beatles’ music, representation and deepening the talent pool which dovetails nicely into how the Beatles wouldn’t play segregated crowds, and the importance in soundtrack in a Danny Boyle film which is none more resonant than in this film right here! Greatness. Your troubles will seem so far away after this one, folks.EPISODE LINKS:• YESTERDAY on TWITTER• HIMESH PATEL on TWITTER• YESTERDAY film• DANNY BOYLE IMDBTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #275 • Charlie Brooker• DPP #274 • Jed MercurioLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/1947m 9s

Charlie Brooker • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #275

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 275 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very long awaited and very highly requested guest right here, as Pip is joined by the creator of Black Mirror and so much more - it’s CHARLIE BROOKER!…but don’t by any means think that Black Mirror is a one man show, as Charlie himself will ensure you know how important Annabel Jones is in the whole creative process! He and Pip get all the way into the whole Black Mirror phenomenon, how it works and what it is to be a showrunner, the rise of Black Mirror in the US, how Charlie is the Drake of TV according to Pip (you’ll enjoy this theory), how the auteur theory is bullshit, presenting the show to Netflix, having an exit strategy in a series and how there are less exits in a film as opposed to an episode, Bandersnatch and the three episode season, his older work including Dead Set, Nathan Barley and the various ‘-Wipes, his Screen Burn column and how haters could improve their hater game by reading some of his columns for how to REALLY dis someone…* Production note: Pip had a backup recorder running, and you’ll hear some of this at the start for a minute or so, but after that the audio is straight from the mics. Just in case you wondered why the quality shifts a touch!EPISODE LINKS:• CHARLIE on TWITTER• BLACK MIRROR• DEAD SET• SCREENWIPETHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #274 • Jed Mercurio• DPP #248 • Mark MillarLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/1956m 58s

Jed Mercurio • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #274

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 274 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! FIRST QUESTION: Do you watch Line Of Duty? FOLLOW UP QUESTION: Do you watch Bodyguard? If the answer to one or more of these questions is YES then you are in for a pure treat, as Pip is joined this week by writer / director / showrunner JED MERCURIO!An immensely packed and awesome episode for fans of said shows as well as those unfamiliar, or what you could call ‘pre-fans’, as Jed goes in awfully deep into the backgrounds of both of them, as well his previous show ‘Bodies’. It’s all covered, including the slow build of his shows, the commissioning process, the ranking of seasons, being out of sync with friends in bingeing box-sets, his medical background and how it led to his work on Bodies, the rules of TV land, the mechanics of working behind the scenes, media reporting on medical accidents, the difference between negligence and error, what it is to be a showrunner (thanks for breaking that down Jed, as I don’t think anyone has done that yet!!), and challenging critical opinion while championing fact. Brilliant goodness from start to end, a lot to pick up and you’ll enjoy doing do!EPISODE LINKS:• JED on TWITTER• LINE OF DUTY• BODYGUARD• BODIESTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #69 • Kurt Sutter• DPP #269 • Dexter FletcherLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/191h 12m

DPP Flashback • Refugee Week Special w/Ramelle • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Welcome, welcome, welcome to a very special bonus episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast, this time delivered to you on a Monday - fresh and ready for your beginning of the week podcast-hungry ears. This time round it’s a Distraction Pieces Flashback, and we’re going all the way back to episode 42…This bonus is entirely dedicated to the unique and very open story of Ramelle, when she was a guest all those years ago. Seeing as it’s currently Refugee Week, what better time to revisit the touching and heavy tale of Ramelle, as depicted by the woman herself in her own words. These subjects, occasions, causes and dedicated days and weeks are so important to keep the conversation moving and evolving, and as most of what we engage in on a daily basis revolves around what’s next, next, next, it’s so nice to actually go back and revisit. See where things left off and if the situation has indeed evolved or progressed since. So join us in going back a good couple of hundred episodes as we pick up with Ramelle and her tale. If you missed this one first time round, you have to catch up with it now - you will not regret it.You will hear an intro from Pip, and then we'll go into the original episode in its entirety, and then Pip will address the outro. It'll make sense when you hear. Think of it as an older episode in a new updated wrapper.Please follow Refugee Week on Twitter, check their website for updates, and engage in the subject when the opportunities arise. It’s good to know where we all stand on this epic subject and give some time to stories like this.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/191h 9m

Mark Grist & Ross Sutherland • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #273

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 272 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A double guest lineup for your poetry, rapping and battling requirements as Pip is joined by MARK GRIST and ROSS SUTHERLAND!Chances are you already know these fellas already, be it through the battle scene, the poetry scene or maybe even as a video someone shared with you depicting a suited teacher battling a student (that’ll be Mark!), or indeed the time when Pip battled him - well, whatever the weather, you are about to become infinitely further acquainted with the two as Pip sits down with them to get all the background goods and how they started, progressed and evolved in their chosen lanes. The ground covered is vast, including Mark’s infamous Blizzard battle and how people misrepresented his opponent, the camaraderie of battlers and the vibrancy of the scene itself, the Don’t Flop platform, how a film of Mark’s battle times was almost made but - by the sounds of it - thankfully averted, the beauty of working within boundaries and applying restrictions, gamifying work, wrestling, deep gaming, their forthcoming projects and their podcasts! SO much going on here - you’ll love it. One for rap heads, battlecats and those curious about the scene… Hugely entertaining!BE SURE TO CHECK MARK’s ‘MARK CAN’T RAP’ PODCAST and ROSS’s ‘IMAGINARY ADVICE’ PODCAST!EPISODE LINKS:• MARK on TWITTER• ROSS on TWITTER• MARK vs BLIZZARD• ROSS on THE INTERNETTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #266 • Tim Clare• DPP #236 • Epic Beard MenLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/191h 29m

Two idiots talking MMA in Greggs • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #272

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 272 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! BONUS TIME at that! Another Friday serving for you right here, as Pip sits down with Stu Whiffen (Hardcore Listing, Off The Beat & Track, Podbible) to discuss the forthcoming UFC 238! You can find out more over at UFC.com, but it’s CEJUDO vs MORAES! That’s the basics. It takes place on Sunday Jun 9th at 3:00 AM BST (at United Center, Chicago, US) so if you’re a UFC head you’ll know the best way to catch up on all of that. Sounds like a potential allnighter at any rate…This was recorded on location in a Dartford Greggs while Pip waited for his windscreen to be replaced. It is a touch noisy and perhaps not the most ideal recording situation, and probably a little more MMA based than most listeners might enjoy, but if you’re into that and are fiending to catch this weekend’s entertainment, this is for you.EPISODE LINKS:• UFC 238LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/1947m 22s

Nick Helm • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #271

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 271 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! It’s a full comedy get down this week as Pip is joined by comic, musician and writer NICK HELM!Recorded in the cavernous confines of the Hoxton Bar & Grill, Pip and Nick immediately get down to the business of East London clubs and the process of getting kicked out of them, which leads to a good healthy chunk of convo on the subject of Avengers: Endgame which, like the film - seen it or not, you’re sure to enjoy… We rapidly get back on the comedy track where Nick brings us up to speed on subjects including but not limited to merch table blues and the selling of wares as a comedian, having a real life connection with audience even if it’s a disagreement, being open about depression and how it lets people know their not alone, death, getting through to people via comedy, the writing process, the Edinburgh Fringe and a whole wealth of comedy goodness. Nick also gives us a background on his opera musical which sounds bizarre and awesome. Tons to enjoy, get with it!EPISODE LINKS:• NICK on TWITTER• NICK on INSTAGRAM• NICK on THE INTERNET• NICK on YOUTUBETHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #15 • Stewart Lee• DPP #14 • Josie LongLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/191h 11m

Jo Hartley • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #270

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 270 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Prepare to make room for a new best mate, as this week the extra special guest is all round UK acting treasure and Shane Meadows homie - it’s JO HARTLEY!“FIND THE TRUTH!”The Shane Meadows mention is just to get you on the same page, as she played Cynth in every ramification of the film and series. But Jo has been on a mission since her early days, and has been carving her very own path in the acting game and making friends along the way. The buzz of cinema found its way into her bloodstream as a kid, and her journey into the world itself has been organic and honest, and here you will get to hear it all including her fears and prep-work, her wrestles with imposter syndrome, the simple art of not procrastinating, working with peoples’ energies, being able to listen as an actor, Paddy Considine, Ricky Gervais, Tom Turgoose and her days as a flight attendant in Japan. As if that wasn’t enough, you can be sure there’s a whole heap more besides! A wonderful episode, and it’s very hard to believe that is her FIRST PODCAST APPEARANCE too! Can you believe it? Jo’s a proper natural. Pure inspiration and wisdom galore, for the casual cinema enthusiast right up to those wanting to break into the industry - you’d do very well to listen to what she has to say. ENJOY!EPISODE LINKS:• JO HARTLEY on TWITTER• JO HARTLEY on IMDB• AFTER LIFETHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #263 • Zawe Ashton• DPP #187 • Vicky McClureLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/191h 21m

Dexter Fletcher • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #269

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 268 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Ladies and gentlemen, please set aside a nice chunk of time to get properly acquainted with superstar director and actor DEXTER FLETCHER!The man behind the blockbusting Elton John biopic ‘Rockteman’, the wonderful Proclaimers musical ‘Sunshine On Leith’ and one of the team behind the phenomenal ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Deter has been doing more in the world of cinema than can be fully documented right here… Add to that his extensive work in front of the camera in a good handful of Guy Ritchie flicks, Bugsy Malone and of course, who could forget Press Gang, this is the guy to talk to about film and television. And this is exactly what Pip does, my friends. And it is a thorough scorcher. Everything from the ramping up of Dexter’s career, to his work on Wild Bill, walking before he could run with his film career, techniques behind Sunshine On Leith, learning on the job, how memory plays into biopics - reliable or not, the ‘f*ck it’ vs ‘f*ck you’ attitude, being ‘exposed’ - as in out in the open - when it comes to some jobs, navigating the challenge of directing and the personal cost of everything we do - a lot going on, you’ll love it. And you’ll love ROCKETMAN too!EPISODE LINKS:• DEXTER FLETCHER on TWITTER• DEXTER FLETCHER on IMDB• ROCKETMANTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #87 • Stephen Graham• DPP #226 • Bart Layton & Barry KeoghanLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/191h 17m

Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #268

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 268 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Right about now… Right here, right now in fact… Ladies and gentlemen, this week Pip is joined by superstar DJ and producer NORMAN COOK aka FATBOY SLIM!“Fatboy Slim? Just a band…”It’s so great when these music based episodes come around, especially when Pip has had previous dealings with the guest in question which is exactly the case with Norman. In fact you will hear the evidence of which at the very end of the podcast so keep that in the treat bank for now eh! A truly great chat with the two down on the coast in Norman’s Brighton home, where they catch up on all sorts covering the past, the present and the future of his career. As you’ll hear, it’s really quite a monumental career at that - indeed, he goes decades deeper than a few hit singles. From an early start with his band The Housemartins, he’s had more pseudonyms than Kool Keith and played to more people than - well, you name em… The very definition of a superstar DJ, let’s say! From some podcast chatter up top, to some light Millwall vs Brighton banter, to his early days in Reigate being a punk up against a sea of teddyboys, the homogeneity of culture these days, the relationship dynamics of being in a band, how he’s always been into indie and dance music when the two were not as mixed up as the present day, that insane Brighton beach show, collaborating with previous DPP guest Ryca, being very much in the public eye via his marriage to Zoe Ball and SO much brilliant music talk throughout. Immense! Listen and love!EPISODE LINKS:• FATBOY SLIM on TWITTER• FATBOY SLIM on THE INTERNET• FATBOY SLIM on SPOTIFYTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #224 • Example• DPP #227 • Kate TempestLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/191h 19m

ME Awareness Special w/ Jason Reed • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #267

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 267 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very special Sunday appearance for Distraction Pieces as Pip is joined by chief of the Stop & Search podcast JASON REED, to talk all thing ME on this very special day of ME awareness.It’s a great day to stop and consider what you may know and not know about the condition, which goes by the much longer official name of ‘Myalgic Encephalomyelitis’. Allow Jason to take the stand and bring you up to speed on everything, and as a sufferer himself, he has the perfect viewpoint and a very interesting perspective on living with ME. It is often misunderstood by everyone from comedians to health specialists, and it’s tough to convey just how much of a burden it can be to a sufferer, but hopefully with this engaging and informative chat with Jason, and ME Awareness Day itself, understanding will grow and it won’t be such a mysterious and mis-read condition. Hear Pip and Jason cover everything from addiction and the complications of being addicted to things we need in order to survive, fasting, Jason’s initial nervousness of talking about ME, how it has often been seen as a psychological condition, how Jason’s been a case study for medics and how they often learn from him, ill informed jokes which are ultimately in poor taste, his Superman status and complex immune system and the overwhelming nature of the condition when it comes to day to day stimulus. Enlightening, informative and definitely one for those who might not know too much about ME - here’s a fine way to find out more.EPISODE LINKS:• JASON on TWITTER• STOP AND SEARCH PODCAST• ME AWARENESS DAY• ACTION FOR ME• ME ASSOCIATION• ME ACTIONTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #200 • Jess Thom (Tourettes Hero)• DPP #bonus • The King's SpeechLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/191h 8m

Tim Clare • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #266

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 266 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! The purest, most refined clear blue waters of inspiration right here this week, as Pip is joined by author, poet and podcaster TIM CLARE!A perfect opportunity to get acquainted with Tim, in case you haven’t met him just yet. This one goes DEEP, people… While it may seem like the author’s lot is a merry one, Tim is here to tell you that looks are deceiving - but at the same time, while writing novels and just writing in general is tough, he found ways to crack his own brain’s coding and navigate those treacherous waters. That’s all well and good, but he’s also going to share those hard-earned nuggets with YOU! A truly fascinating natter which covers the whole lot, from cold showers (we may as well call them ‘Wim Hofs’), to beliefs and scaling them against our own, Pip’s clothing theory (what’s good enough for Einstein…), the science of panic attacks and how they can inform a performance, Freytag’s pyramid, the hell of the dream job that is being an author, cortisol vs oxytocin, imposter syndrome, free writing, ‘volitional dysfunction’ (fit that in your next chat), incredible techniques to bring people into a story and finishing up with his own writing bootcamp. Seriously - this is a cold shower for your mind and soul. Take notes and be attentive as possible!EPISODE LINKS:• TIM on TWITTER• TIM on THE INTERNET• TIM's BOOK 'THE ICEHOUSE'• TIM's WRITING BOOTCAMPTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #136 • Wim Hof• DPP #261 • Jamie EastLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/191h 43m

Ed Gamble • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #265

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 265 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A great one here with comedian, podcaster and metaler ED GAMBLE!You will most certainly have enjoyed Ed on his ‘Off Menu’ podcast with James Acaster (if not, see to it that you amend that post-haste!), or indeed on Mock The Week (and many more shows besides), but if you are yet unfamiliar with him this is a great chance to become acquainted! Get the full backstory right here, which - as you’ll hear, includes everything from the perfect simplicity of said podcast, his love of metal and the many strands within the genre, the complex relationship he and Pip share with nu-metal, the joy of Steve Coogan, glory days in Durham, what he thinks of ‘work in progress’ shows, pure Ben & Jerry’s madness including an offshoot podcast which will be along in the forthcoming months revolving entirely around the delicious foodstuff (and wine), the benefits of having no professional jealousy (for the most part) and the cyclical world of tv, standup and Edinburgh Fringe. Excellent stuff, you can be sure, and get along to one of his show specials at Leicester Square Theatre too - you’re in for treats!!!EPISODE LINKS:• ED on TWITTER• ED on INSTAGRAM• ED ONLINE• ED SHOW SPECIALS• OFF MENU PODCASTTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #104 • James Acaster• DPP #166 • Aisling BeaLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/191h 16m

Nish Kumar • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #264

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 264 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the microphone standup comedian, presenter and fun uncle of podcasting NISH KUMAR!Although they’ve been orbiting each other for a good while now, Pip and Nish haven’t yet met, let alone shared podcast time together - which is crazy considering how many mutual friends they have and podcasts they’ve each been on themselves! Well, the orbit has concluded its route and the circle may now be unbroken as Pip and Nish are finally here together! And what a lovely meeting it is too… Nish is the perfect guest too as he is deeply schooled in the trade of the podcast, having spent many an hour listening in and scheduling days around episodes - one of the topics that comes up in fact, how podcasts have changed the experience of the long car ride or the train journey. Enjoy the wide ranging chat which begins in films and rounds out nicely in the present and future, starting with their respective relationships with the cinema, Netflix and television in general, and moving onto Nish’s standup career and how much he enjoys introducing his crowds to new standups as his support, the legendary Taskmaster, the wonder of Josie Long, and right up to Nish’s ‘Mash Report’ (aka ‘Nish Report’), and the importance of everyone pulling in the same direction. Very entertaining from start to end, don’t miss this one people!EPISODE LINKS:• NISH on TWITTER• NISH on INSTAGRAM• NISH ONLINE• THE MASH REPORT• TRAVEL MANTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #104 • James Acaster• DPP #166 • Aisling BeaLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/191h 24m

Zawe Ashton • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #263

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 263 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A perfect conversation on all things theatre, art, culture, creation and all that these elements bring, with the powerful and awesome ZAWE ASHTON!“You cannot work for an audience, you have to work for the truth of what you’ve created, and just trust that the response you get will be the truthful response and the right response”This episode’s theme: HOLD YOUR NERVE.What an epic one this is… A great back and forth with Pip and Zawe, who have crossed paths on a number of occasions but now find over an hour to catch up and all for our benefit! It only took them four years to sort out… In a way that’s worked out perfectly though, as there is just more to talk about! With Zawe currently starring in Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal’ at the Harold Pinter Theatre, she is fully immersed in the Pinter world (this podcast was also recorded there), and as such has a lot to add about his universe and the many facets thereof, but not before we go back into time and take a peek at the old skool spoken word days! From humble beginnings with poems scribbled on school folders, to being at drama school from a very early age, to Jungian mantras, to casting yourself in your own life, to being in an onstage ‘throuple’ and on-screen ensemble, to the many masks we all wear in our own lives, to her love of art and the abstract, to growing into her adult self and finding that flow state, to the trials of having her own play performed after years in limbo and SO much more including her new book 'Character Breakdown'… You’ll get much out of this one. Enjoy.EPISODE LINKS:• ZAWE on TWITTER• CHARACTER BREAKDOWN• BETRAYAL• FRESH MEAT• VELVET BUZZSAWTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #238 • Michaela Coel• DPP #233 • Desiree AkhavanLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/191h 17m

Ron Perlman • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #262

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 262 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You are about to enjoy a very special in depth chat with acting king and all round total badass RON PERLMAN!“…The artform is being preserved by people who are living on the fringes…”Even the post-Friday night spirits of London Town can’t keep Ron down, as he joins Pip outside on a Saturday morning for a wonderful talk on all things film, be it behind the scenes, the acting process or the studio side. Ron has gems galore to offer from a very experienced vantage point in the acting game, having been doing just about the most solid job in the profession since his days in school, and you’ll hear it all in very down to earth and real (occasionally wry and sly) style, from his family’s drumming history, his lucky break auditioning at a young age, being scared away from the stage by the film process, glorious analogies, the lack of ‘foreplay’ in modern viewing, the marvel of modern day TV in every aspect, how ‘The Shield’ gave permission for so much in current TV, Sons Of Anarchy and the finding of is audience as well as navigating tricky relationship terrain in and around it, the perils of one-upmanship on set, the family ties of being in a series so long, the wonder of working with Guillermo Del Toro and how Toro fought his corner for 7 years in getting him the part of Hellboy, egoless collaboration, and - most importantly - was Ron responsible for bringing Bros back together? FIND OUT! A true pleasure. Enjoy this one folks.EPISODE LINKS:• RON on TWITTER• SONS OF ANARCHY!• HELLBOY!• ASHER!• MONSTER HUNTER!• WING AND A PRAYER PICTURES!THIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #69 • Kurt Sutter• DPP #255 • Stephen MerchantLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/191h 17m

Secret Club Bonus! • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode… Well technically this episode doesn’t have a number as it’s a FRIDAY BONUS EPISODE of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A one-off secret club taste test of sorts, or perhaps an amuse-bouche, or maybe you can imagine Pip standing in the aisle of the Distraction Pieces Network supermarket with a chef hat on handing out samples, as you are treated to two exclusive Patreon-only recordings! In one, you have a recording of a VERY old Pip poem from the mid-00’s (recorded recently - the writing is old), and in the other, it’s Distraction Pieces Rewind, where Pip goes in on old episodes and gives you a bit of a background behind them. It’s cool because you don’t often get that with podcasts - the tales behind the episodes. You’ll dig this - some real nuggets and enough to keep you hungry for the rest, which you’ll hear on Patreon folks! That’s right. It’s only a dollar a month, and you get a bunch of awesome goodies like this, and you can be a part of a nice lil’ community which doesn’t trash each other or make you feel bad. That’s definitely worth something, eh. Anyway - enjoy, it’s a goody!THIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #246 • Films Of The Year 2018• DPP #xxx • Christmas BonusLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/1949m 22s

Jamie East • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #261

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 261 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A great proper conversation right here with JAMIE EAST, the man of many talents, jobs and podcasts!As you’ll hear from those golden tones, Jamie is a pro broadcaster - there’s a nice little soundcheck at the start just to give you a cool intro into that world! But besides that, Jamie is absolutely a media chameleon, moving in and out of the shadows and forming his own path. From presenting the Big Brother offshoot show, to many podcasts (including Thronecast), to being in a proper band a while back, to starting up the massive website Holy Moly, to straight up radio work on talkRADIO, Jamie has done a lot of everything but also with a very unique backstory underpinning the whole lot. You’ll hear it all - how everything lined up and how everything got straightened up after a bumpy bout with the booze. Real great stuff and really entertaining - ENJOY!LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• JAMIE on TWITTER• JAMIE on INSTAGRAM• JAMIE on talkRADIO• THRONECASTTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #102 • Colin Murray• DPP #203 • Nick HalkesLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/191h 12m

Jayde Adams • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #260

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 260 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Full on comedy goodness with a little grief sprinkled in there for good measure, as Pip is joined by the very funny and very insightful JAYDE ADAMS!A seamless tapestry of conversation for you here in the episode, as Pip and Jayde roll through a feature length episode easily and smoothly. From the seaside surroundings of Leigh On Sea (where they filmed the more recent incantation of Woman In Black), you are treated to a perfect mix of comedy and tragedy while touching on everything from beta-ing one’s self, school dynamics, violent praise, the moment at school where everything changed (involving nerds), strength in solitude and how good things can happen in this state, hallucinogenics and the demonisation of drugs, how we can enable ourselves with booze and tiredness, drug dependency, food addiction and Pip’s heroic ice cream habit, how passion lies in doing the thing you love when no-one’s watching (it’ll make sense when you hear), the pitfalls of social media, tribalism, role models, lip filler and Adele! A lot going on as you can see. You’ll dig it. Get on board.LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• JAYDE on TWITTER• JAYDE on INSTAGRAM• JAYDE on FACEBOOK• JOIN JAYDE'S MAILING LISTTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #254 • Lolly Adefope• DPP #173 • Russell HowardLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• WE ARE LIZARDS! SATURDAY MARCH 30th! info@trashsociety.com for queue jumps• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/191h 50m

Winston Duke • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #259

Welcome, welcome, and once more, welcome, to episode 259 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This right here is a BONUS EPISODE SITUATION! Don’t say we don’t bless you here at Distraction Pieces… A superb, powerful sit down with star of ‘Black Panther’, ‘Us’ and a huge amount before and on the way - it’s WINSTON DUKE!“You’re not always able to tell what that impact’s gonna be, so it’s really good to focus on the intention”A marvellous talk with a very deep and thoughtful Winston, in which gems are dropped, science is strewn and knowledge is born. You might know Winston from his role as ‘M’baku’ in Black Panther, and maybe you’ll by now have caught him in the incredible new Jordan Peele joint Us - well, if that’s the case, or if you’re new to the world of Winston, it’s a genuine banger and perfectly short and sweet conversation. Expect to hear a lot in the slightly shorter running time, from how South By South West alters the outlook of a film for the best, the many layers and nuances of a character and how to get there, being able to elaborate on dualities in a character, working with the absolute powerhouse that is Jordan Peele, being able to work in complexities into his roles, black psychology and a look at some previous roles, including Black Panther and how the ensemble cast made room and space for each other. Profound and awesome - another one where you can tell Pip got as much out of it as we do! Enjoy.LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• WINSTON on TWITTER• WINSTON on INSTAGRAM (Winstagram?)• US• BLACK PANTHER• WINSTON on IMDBTHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #243 • Boots Riley• DPP #233 • Desiree AkhavanLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• WE ARE LIZARDS! SATURDAY MARCH 30th! info@trashsociety.com for queue jumps• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/03/1945m 3s

Johann Hari • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #258

Welcome, welcome, and once more, welcome, to episode 258 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very powerful deep dive into mental health and wellbeing, depression, symptoms and potential remedies with author of ‘Chasing The Scream’, ‘Lost Connections’ and more - it’s JOHANN HARI!“I keep thinking this about my book about depression, that in some ways, I feel like I’m giving people permission to know what they knew in their hearts all along”Pip is often asked if he’ll do a mental health special of the podcast. Well, the truth is, the subject comes up so often that the special itself is happening incrementally all the time. This time round we have an expert thinker and author on it all, who has been through it and has a lot of research to broaden our own thinking on it. Luckily Johann’s approach to speaking on topics is “Would my Nan understand it?”, so you won’t get lost with this one! Pip and Johann cover a huge amount of ground, from experience to anecdote to research, including how depression has increased annually since the early 80’s, how it’s not uncommon for some to not have anyone in their lives that knows them well, how our ways of life have changed but our biology hasn’t, our tribal instincts and how we need them to survive, social alternatives to chemical remedies, the shadow version of a book (the version that hasn’t been read) following around the real one when you’re an author, social media’s false impression of sociability, universal basic income, junk values, work and happiness, childhood trauma and WAY too much to even hint at here. It’s an engrossing one, which will have you thinking hard at the end - some very important nuggets to consider and definitely some very helpful wisdom and gold to enjoy. It’s not a bum-out listen either so don’t worry - all is positive and lightness. Listen, share, but most importantly communicate. Yes - in real life!LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• JOHANN on TWITTER• JOHANN's BOOK 'LOST CONNECTIONS'• JOHANN's BOOK 'CHASING THE SCREAM'• JOHANN's SITETHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #211 • Natalie Clapshaw (Headway)• DPP #190 • Rutger BregmanLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• WE ARE LIZARDS! SATURDAY MARCH 30th! info@trashsociety.com for queue jumps• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/191h 50m

PC Leon McLeod • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #257

Welcome, welcome, and once more, welcome, to episode 257 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week is a very special episode featuring a guest whose name you may not know, but after this you’ll be a huge fan - it’s PC Leon McLeod!You’ll hear how Pip got to meet Leon in the intro to this episode, and all will be made clear, but as a brief summary Leon was one of the first on the scene at the London Bridge terrorist attacks of 2017. It was a terrifying scene, but Leon is someone who runs on in when people are running away, and therefore exactly the kind of person the force requires. So while this is not your regular star studded Distraction Pieces episode, it’s a very powerful and moving account of a man who ran towards trouble, and has since been dealing with the aftershocks. You’ll also detect that Leon is a painfully humble man when describing the night, but also very open as he goes into the effect it all had on his personal life, so you can expect inspiration from all sides - in how he dealt with the situation the night of, and how he addressed his own trouble thereafter. Some of which was self inflicted, by his own admission, but we are all human beings and absolutely not perfect, especially when dealing with such intense drama, job or not. So the rest is down to you to hear - and please do share this with friends and people you think will enjoy it too. It’s not a name people will know, but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a story worth hearing.Help fund Leon’s London Marathon target to help PTSD999!LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• LEON on TWITTER• PTSD999• LEON'S MARATHON FUNDRAISER• BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICETHIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #245 • DrunkCast Mk10 Pt1• DPP #211 • Natalie Clapshaw (Headway)LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/191h 38m

Steven Knight - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #256

Welcome, welcome, and once more, welcome, to episode 256 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very deep look into the expansive universe of writing and directing here, as Pip chats at length to STEVEN KNIGHT, writer and creator of Peaky Blinders, Taboo and Locke (among MANY others), and his film Serenity!Chances are that if you are a Distraction Pieces Podcast listener (god bless you), you will be fully versed on Steven’s work. Pip references his work with a great and contagious fondness and for very good reason - he makes some incredibly fine film and television! This is a perfect opportunity to hear from the man in that director seat behind the curtain on a huge amount of topics and angles including the rule-based world of film making, his work on Locke, Peaky Blinders, Taboo and all the rest in his insane body of work, his new film Serenity and how he lucked out on getting his first choice cast picks, playing with reality, how we are all the lead roles in our own realities, the BBC leaving him alone in creating, the far and wide fans of Peaky, how one gets a cast together and that old unfinished story of Florence Pugh trying to smuggle she and Pip into Peaky too! Let’s see if the inception works, shall we? Great one here folks, enjoy!LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• SERENITY!• STEVEN on IMDB!• STEVEN on ROTTEN TOMATOES!• STEVEN on DEN OF GEEK!THIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #87 • Stephen Graham• DPP #242 • David LoweryLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/03/191h 6m

Chris Hewitt (Empire Magazine) - Films To Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein #33

LOOK OUT! It’s only Films To Be Buried With! Join your host Brett Goldstein as he and his guest go deep into the subject of mortality via cinema, and this week he is joined by the celebrated Empire Magazine writer CHRIS HEWITT!A surprisingly mischievous episode at that, my my… All fun and games though, as Brett and Chris get down and dirty and give you the goods on all angles of cinema and film criticism, including his way to the magazine itself, his exceedingly accurate review of Brett’s film Superbob, how the whole film industry should take a year off so we can all catch up, his awfully embarrassing made-up death scenario, his early days of film-making (described in about as high a level of self-deprecation as you can get), his emotional uncorking after some very personal and close death experiences, and how his partner does not share his love of horror films by any means. Such an enjoyable one this, so please, have fun getting to know Chris!(NOTE! Hereditary spoiler at around 41 minutes or so... Be alert!)LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• CHRIS on TWITTER!• EMPIRE MAGAZINE PODCAST!• CHRIS on ROTTEN TOMATOES!• BRETT GOLDSTEIN on TWITTER!• BRETT GOLDSTEIN on INSTAGRAM!• BRETT GOLDSTEIN on PATREON!• 'SUPERBOB' - Brett's 2015 feature film!• 'CORNERBOYS' with BRETT & SCROOBIUS PIP!• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM
28/02/191h 30m

Stephen Merchant - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #255

Welcome, welcome, and once more, welcome, to episode 255 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Heavyweight comic realness this week, as Pip is joined by cast iron champ STEPHEN MERCHANT!“…you realise you’re sort of somewhere between Rocky and A Star Is Born”An absolute legend right here, in not only TV, stage and film but the good old Wild West days of podcasting! A solid in-depth chat with Stephen, covering his illustrious career from those early days of his arch-character in standup comedy (which divided audiences down the middle) and his his return to the stage later down the road, the genesis of the undisputed TV classic ‘The Office’ and its evolution in the US (and being able to watch it objectively at last), right up to being holed up in off-track US locations with Richard E Grant, as well as his current position behind the camera as director of the wrestling biopic ’Fighting With My Family’! How much more besides? So much… Many perspectives and insights and straight up wisdom dropped in this powerful podcast, so set aside some time and ENJOY!LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• STEPHEN on INSTAGRAM!• STEPHEN on TWITTER!• FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY!THIS EPISODES SPIRIT ANIMALS:• DPP #183 • Lena Headey• DPP #188 • Florence PughLINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/191h 37m

Lolly Adefope - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #254

Welcome, welcome, and once more, welcome, to episode 254 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A marvellous one this week (I mean, when are they not?), as Pip is joined by comedian and transatlantic actor LOLLY ADEFOPE for a lovely wide-ranging chat!…and what better way to begin than by Pip dreaming of Lolly the previous night? All shall be revealed and certainly not spoiled here that’s for sure… Some real wisdom and experience here from Lolly, as she relates all kind of aspects and perspectives from her career, including her recent Twitter controversy (or ‘Tweetstorm’ if we’re going to adopt the parlance of the time), her epic journey to the US and how that all took place, the joy of craft services (would that one day we may all experience such a joy), how she actually couldn’t live in the US, how her career trajectory changed after Edinburgh, Fringe experiences, and her Taskmaster run, among other things! You know what it is… Download, enjoy, and bask in Lolly’s inspiring and positive glow. A goody this week, people…LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• LOLLY on INSTAGRAM!• LOLLY on TWITTER!• LOLLY on IMDB!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• POD BIBLE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/02/191h 22m

Joe Cornish - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #253

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 253 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A power packed episode is upon you, as Pip take a moment to stop and chat with writer, director and all round awesome person JOE CORNISH!Consider this the counterpart to the much earlier Adam Buxton episode, if you will, what with Joe being Adam long term co-conspirator and collaborator! Between them they very much had a hand in those early days of podcasting, which was something of a direct offshoot of radio but with a very creative and premeditated approach, not to mention their amazing TV work… With both of them going their separate ways and moving onto a ton of incredible work between them, it’s been hugely inspiring to see the individual sides of the two, and Joe breaks down his recent work and creative projects including of course, ‘Attack The Block’ and brand new film ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ (showing by the time you read this)! Hear Joe go in on everything else besides too, including film reactions from kids, violence in modern kids films, how he valued seeing himself in kids films (as a young’un), the “Supermarket Sweep of hell” of an approaching film deadline and its many intangible obstacles, how it’s tough to truly enjoy your own film creations as you know too much about them and his own Super8 films back in the day, made with pals Buxton and Louis Theroux! A lot packed into a shorter episode - you’ll dig it for certain!LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• JOE CORNISH on THE INTERNET!• THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING!• JOE on IMDB!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/02/1957m 6s

Mary J. Blige - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #252

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 252 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the presence of R&B and soul royalty right here… Please be standing and welcome MARY J. BLIGE!“…When you give your all, you win…”Absolute solid gold crown wearing greatness for you here, as Pip sits down with the phenomenal Ms. Blige for a thoroughly entertaining and uplifting chat. She’s been making the rounds in promotion of her new starring role as ‘Cha-Cha’ in the amazing ‘The Umbrella Academy’, an adaptation of an equally amazing graphic novel, and she spent some time breaking down the whole experience with Pip in this rare interview. They get to cover a HUGE amount of goodies, ranging from her love of the script and its connections to real life, being educated in how to correctly beat up a person and do a ton of crazy stunts (until things got a touch too insane), the madness of the costumes, her love of learning and growth through roles, how she killed it in a Christmas play as a kid, growing up in the projects and how that didn’t allow much room for dreaming, her non-braggy style and, of course, her illustrious and celebrated music career (including her friendship and career beginnings with a young Notorious BIG!). From music to acting but without ever losing sight or sound of her backgrounds, it’s a heartwarming one here folks as you might expect from a true veteran of the entertainment industry. You’ll love it.LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• MARY J BLIGE on THE INTERNET!• MARY on TWITTER!• MARY'S INCREDIBLE DISCOGRAPHY!• MARY on IMDB!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/02/1955m 49s

Joel Edgerton - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #251

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 251 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! With the release of the film ‘Boy Erased’ on the horizon, please welcome actor, film-maker, director, producer and now friend of the podcast JOEL EDGERTON to the Distraction Pieces hotseat!“…Usually the moment you put the brushes down, sadly, is the point where you have the least amount of objectivity…”A good, solid and enriching chat right here which defies its slightly shorter runtime, as Pip gets into business from the get-go with this multi-disciplined film maker. As skilled in front of the camera as behind it (with OCD tennis ball - all will be explained), you may well have seen Joel in any number of films. But you may well have also seen the directorial work, which forms much of the talk today as we co-incide with the release of ‘Boy Erased’, the thrilling “pray away the gay” real-life tale in cinemas over the country. Of course, there’s a HUGE amount other than that, including his recent trip to Ethiopia and his thoughts on charity, setting up his company, fallibility of characters, his love of writing and how he wanted to do everything in films, working on his other films including ‘Animal Kingdom’, gratitude on set and all manner of film-making tools which has sharpened over the years. Great one here, people. Engage and enjoy.LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• BOY ERASED!• JOEL on TWITTER!• JOEL on IMDB!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/02/191h 2m

Richard E. Grant - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #250

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 250 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A glorious check in this week with one of England’s true treasures and gifts to the acting world, not to mention two watch-wearing Pip-twin, it’s Richard E. Grant!Hopefully you will have caught his perfect video reaction to being nominated for an Oscar, which is of course well overdue but greatly deserved, or maybe you will have read about or even seen his new film ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’. In either case, if you have missed those, by all means CATCH UP with the quickness. But you will surely know Richard for his many varied performances throughout his illustrious career, which will DEFINITELY include the classic ‘Withnail And I’. That is a given. Add to that his star turns in films and shows like ‘LA Story’ (which forged a lifelong friendship with Steve Martin), ‘Girls’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ and a good four decades more, and there you have it. A carved in marble filmography of a true superstar right there. Covering everything including that Oscar nomination, the collaborative nature of film, how a testosterone-charged set is not always awesome, the grey area of memorabilia, the importance of casting directors, his booze allergy (believe it or not), his Swaziland origins, making theatres when he was kid and right up to the habit he shares with Pip of wearing two watches, it’s a packed episode. Go in and enjoy!LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?• RICHARD on TWITTER!• RICHARD on THE INTERNET!• RICHARD on IMDB!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/01/1947m 54s

Adam McKay - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #249

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 249 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! We are BLESSING you this week with a full power bonus episode - oh you thought the week was over? Nah, not even close. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the director of surely some of your favourite films, it’s ADAM McKAY!His new film ‘Vice’, which features Christian Bale as Dick Cheney alongside a star-studded cast, should be well and truly released at this point. Whether you have already seen it (lucky you) or you’re gearing up for a viewing in the near future, here’s your chance to get properly acquainted with the director himself, and get a very insightful glimpse into so many aspects of how he gets films made. Check his IMDB page for a full filmography (including Stepbrothers, The Big Short, Anchorman, The Other Guys to name a couple) and you’ll realise what insanely great company we’re in for this episode! In not a lot of time, hear Pip delve in on topics like the divisiveness of US politics, the ‘ghost’ version of what you make, history repeating itself, chopping out sections of films which don’t work even if he loves them, the process of getting films made from the beginning, casting and getting the right crew for a film based on real people, how he worked up to ‘cracking’ Christian Bale, and how hiring really good people is the key. Awesomeness at every turn. Enjoy!LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• VICE!• ADAM on TWITTER!• ADAM on ROTTEN TOMATOES!• ADAM on IMDB!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• WE ARE LIZARDS @ THE BOOK CLUB • JAN 26th!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/01/1947m 54s

Mark Millar - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #248

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 248 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A treat as much for Pip as it is for you this week, as he is joined by the actual living superhero of Marvel and Netflix (and an incredible amount more) - Mark Millar!“…All I wanted to do was the stuff I loved growing up…”Creator of just so much goodness in the greater superhero and comic book universe, Mark is a celebrated figurehead and all round god of all things fantasy and fantastic. A perfect episode to properly get to know the man behind some true classics in modern day comic and cinema, and bask in those addictive Scottish tones for a minute (which includes hearing him say “Nice wee chunk o’ change”, which is a delight). We join Mark as he stands before a tsunami of good things about to happen, covering everything from his non-enjoyment of holiday time or taking time off, the Wild West of Netflix and all the crazy action he is currently engaged in (which all sounds thoroughly exciting), how the postal service’s loss was our gain as he was a postie for five days (his longest stint at an actual job), how comic greatness can spring from working class family values, his relationship with Alan Moore, hearing interviews with people who aren’t selling stuff and his 20 minute rule. Of course you will receive all of the gossip and chatter within Millar World too, that goes without saying. It’s a proper goody right here - one for the comic nerds and novices alike, and even those with little or passing interest. Inspirational, enjoyable and joyful.LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• MILLARWORLD!• MARK on TWITTER!• MARK on IMDB!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• WE ARE LIZARDS @ THE BOOK CLUB • JAN 26th!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/191h 8m

Eddie Marsan - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #247

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 247 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This is the first official guest of 2019 right folks, and what a way to kick things off this year - ladies and gentlemen, prepare for a full on acting masterclass with none other than EDDIE MARSAN!“…It is both an interpretive and collaborative artform…”Before you begin, however, just take a little scroll through Eddie’s IMDB page. You can have a quick cursory glance, or treat yourself to a full study session, but the fact remains - Eddie has been in an INSANE amount of films and television. You are in the presence of a master here! Eastenders and Casualty to full on blockbusters and indie films as well as long running US TV shows, he’s a legit workman and self proclaimed problem solver. Trustworthy. Solid. Dependable. So you know you’re in for pure wisdom in this episode. From dissolution of ego, to efficiency as an actor, to method, to being clever versus being truthful, to learning lessons through roles, the duality of good and evil characters, improving while anonymous, Stephen Graham, right up to the auditioning process, you’ll find it all right here. You will enjoy. CATCH ‘MOWGLI’ on NETFLIX RIGHT NOW!LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• EDDIE on IMDB!• EDDIE on TWITTER!• MOWGLI!• RAY DONOVAN!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• WE ARE LIZARDS @ THE BOOK CLUB • JAN 26th!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP on PATREON!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/01/191h 9m

Films Of The Year 2018 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #246

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 246 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This is the one we’ve all been waiting for… Yes indeed ladies and gentlemen… More notorious than Richard Nixon’s enemies list… More important than the list of commandments… Here is the highly anticipated FILMS OF 2018 list from Pip’s lips to your ears!Live and direct from One Tree Hill in Essex (you’ll hear why that name is incredibly misleading), join your hiking host as he breaks down a year of pure cinematic gold. And how does Pip assemble his list of films, after such a strong year? Oh, you’ll hear… You see, Pip has a very specific system. All will become known. So settle in and get into this one - but do remember, no superhero films here. You’ll understand why.Also, please do bear in mind that this is PIP’S LIST! This is not your list. I mean this may seem obvious but some people take issue with a Pip list. Some people feel the need to proclaim how wrong Pip is in his selection. Or to pick him up on omissions, order, or personal rating. But listener - Pip does not make this list to contradict your own taste or your own lists. That’s not the point here. Let’s all just get along and enjoy the marvel that is the moving picture and celebrate the medium. Please enjoy the annual roundup of Pip film hits - episode 246, people, let’s GO!Oh also - if you like dogs you'll love this episode all the more! Trust me on that.––––– ––––– –––––LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• WE ARE LIZARDS @ THE BOOK CLUB • JAN 26th!• PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA!• RIO CINEMA!• BFI!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/01/191h 32m

DrunkCast (Mk10) - Part 4 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #245

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 245 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very warm and welcome HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all, it’s wonderful to have you back for what is guaranteed to be a HEAVY year for the Distraction Pieces Network! We begin with the conclusion of the four part DrunkCast spectacular, yes people, it’s that time where we say goodbye to the squad but not just yet - we still have an entire episode to enjoy!This ties up many loose ends from previous episodes, and also gives many gifts and recollections of 2018, which range from a storming Get Cape Wear Cape Fly DJ set at We Are Lizards (Pip’s club night), the strength and courage of some very hardcore police force members during a London terror attack which developed some incredible acts of positivity, Chris’s hell year (which includes, among heavier subjects, his, ummm, bits and pieces and reparation thereof), the topic of relationships in general including that great porn elephant in the room, celibacy, exciting collaboration news, 2019 predictions and the voices of Mrs Glasson and the late Mr Glasson at the end to wrap things up in a very emotional bow. Past the booze and frequent coarse language, we have a truly lovely team here, ladies and gentlemen. Please, enjoy the company of Pip, Stu and Chris - the original DrunkCast squadron! All the best for 2019!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!• OFF THE BEAT & TRACK PODCAST!• REDSHIFT REBELS!• LOVE BEER!SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/01/191h 20m

DrunkCast (Mk10) - Part 3 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #245

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 245 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You did it! You made it through Christmas and with a PERFECT SCORE! What a legend. Congratulations. Your reward? What else were you expecting? It’s PART 3 of the Christmas DrunkCast with Pip and the boys!From us all at Distraction Pieces, we truly hope you had a tremendous time yesterday and that the tremendousness is rolling through steadily to Boxing Day. You getting your boxing on over there? Fantastic. That’s what it’s all about. Well here you’ll be blessed with the ins and outs of Pip’s yule log plans (keep a note, it’s essential you remember everything okay?), you’ll be treated to a sneak preview of what the Podbible will be about - basically a podcast recommendation service in physical and digital form which is LONG overdue, Pip’s reputation at press junkets (you’ll be surprised or have your suspicions confirmed), everyone’s favourite podcasts (apart from Chris who has some catching up to do), politics talk, the left and the right and what’s in the middle, and all tied up with an MMA bow at the end. Lovely stuff! And only ONE WEEK left til you hear the conclusion of all this drunken rambling! By then we’ll all be in 2019 and all the world’s problems will be solved. ONWARD!!!––––– ––––– –––––LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!• OFF THE BEAT & TRACK PODCAST!• REDSHIFT REBELS!• LOVE BEER!LINKS FOR SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/12/181h 9m

The Kings Speech - Christmas Bonus - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #xxx

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25/12/1826m 49s

DrunkCast (Mk10) - Part 2 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #245

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 245 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Assuming you made it through episode one, congratulations and welcome back to episode two. You are now 25% completed in your end of year DrunkCast commitments! Let’s carry on shall we…What do Nicholas Lyndhurst and Tyson Fury have in common? Well as KRS One famously said, they both hate corny-ass soft commercial rhyming (or was that about him and Tim Dog…?) - anyway - more accurately, they are both talked about in great depth, along with favourite podcast moments from each others output (of which Chris must catch up on at some time soon) and music recommendations get thrown about all over the place. In some ways it’s more of the same, but in other ways, it’s drunker. So, tread with caution or dive right in - YOUR CALL!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!• OFF THE BEAT & TRACK PODCAST!• REDSHIFT REBELS!• LOVE BEER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/181h 14m

DrunkCast (Mk10) - Part 1 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #245

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 245 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Please be seated and comfortable, not to mention very open minded, as we welcome the OG DrunkCast crew to the microphones for - would you believe - VOLUME 10 of the DrunkCast circus! This is part one… There’s a lot of ground to cover… LET’S GO…Beginning with a little Patreon dilemma which may be solvable with some audience smarts (holler!), along with big Pip’s plans for the next year podcast-wise (all very exciting, let me assure you), we then dive ALL the way into a cool glass of Slingsbury gin and cola beverage of your choosing as we join the original drunken mob for some musings and good tidings in general! So for those uninitiated, the OG crew consists of Pip, Chris Glasson of Hardcore Listing podcast/Redshift Rebels fame and Stu Whiffen of Hardcore Listing/Off The Beat & Track podcasts, as well as Pip, and it’s customary at the end of the year to celebrate accordingly. SO - gifts get gived, the Hardcore Listing podcast gets celebrated, wardrobe considerations are ruminated upon, the fate and contents of the unreleased DrunkCast episode are disclosed, the subject of censorship is broken down and birthday fun times are nattered about - oh it’s a packed on y’all and (Hans Gruber voice) “THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING”. Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? There’s a conversation starter… Anyway - ENJOY! COME BACK TOMORROW FOR MORE!!!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!• OFF THE BEAT & TRACK PODCAST!• REDSHIFT REBELS!• LOVE BEER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE • You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/12/181h 12m

Russell Kane - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #244

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 244 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A full on luxurious comedy extravaganza here as Pip is joined by the relentless powerhouse that is RUSSELL KANE!A deep and dense but thoroughly engaging and very entertaining chat with Pip and Russell, covering a huge amount of goodness and insider knowledge, with comedy and politics and further beyond all being dealt with handily. From the madness of a comedian’s tour itinerary to how comedians experience a different kind of tiredness, the two kinds of comedians - writers of shows and translators of experience, the Darwinian mode of comedy as well as his own ‘Oxbow Lake’ method of comedy, post-modern guilt, house ownership, realities of education, his origins and how his father enters the picture as influence, how to make a technical ‘dead Dad’ bit, “is this shit?” and SO MUCH MORE… Wonderful stuff. You shall enjoy.––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• RUSSELL KANE on THE INTERNET!• RUSSELL on TWITTER!• EVIL GENIUS PODCAST!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 240 • John Cooper Clarke• Episode 221 • Tony LawSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS - Find the full DISTRACTION PIECES archives HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/12/181h 19m

Boots Riley - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #243

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 243 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Another very long awaited one here, as Pip is joined by director of the glorious indie hit ‘Sorry To Bother You’ and long-standing member of Oakland rap group The Coup - it’s Boots Riley!“…as I went on I realised the main thing that I needed to give people was passion…”Pip’s been lining this one up for a GOOD long while, before the hype was bubbling in the UK for Boot’s debut film as director, and the wonderful news is that it will be in the UK very soon! I for one am sick of reading tweets about how good it is from US people. So it’s great news that us UK folk get a piece… This is a perfect if slightly condensed connection with Pip and Boots, as they get into his desire to be Prince early on, theatre, film school, wanting to sound like Ice Cube, the mainstream-ness of documentaries, having faith in a great cast, his diverse cinematic influences, importance of wardrobe and “beautiful clutter”. Oh, and that whole Spike Lee thing too... Wonderful - enjoy, investigate the film ‘SORRY TO BOTHER YOU’ and go through the back catalogue of THE COUP at your nearest convenience!!!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• SORRY TO BOTHER YOU!• THE COUP!• BOOTS RILEY on TWITTER!• BOOTS on SPIKE LEETHIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 225 • Spike Lee• Episode 233 • Desiree AkhavanSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS - Find the full DISTRACTION PIECES archives HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/12/1859m 34s

David Lowery - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #242

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 242 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A directorial gemstone right here this week as Pip is joined by ‘Old Man & A Gun’s DAVID LOWERY!“…that’s one of the things I always look for when I start writing, is like, how can i make this autobiographical… I need to find that thing that makes it connect to me…”A fascinating sit down here, which is the perfect companion to last week’s film-based episode. Always crazy interesting to hear Pip talk shop with film industry folk as we always get a very pleasant insight into the world in which they inhabit without hearing the same stories or film summaries. With the release of David’s ‘Old Man & A Gun’ on the horizon, he gives us some nice background gossip on the film including the acquiring of Mr Tom Waits as a cast member, and how he maintained composure knowing it would be Robert Redford’s last film. Not only that, we get some further behind the scenes treats about ‘Pete’s Dragon’ and ‘A Ghost Story’ among others, as well as some inspirational nuggets on the power of collaboration, trust, and having a solid crew around you. ALL THIS while battling with a case of laryngitis, giving him the vocal quality of Tom Waits mixed with MF Doom. Wonderful!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• THE OLD MAN & THE GUN!• PETE'S DRAGON!• A GHOST STORY!• AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS!• DAVID on INSTAGRAM!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 225 • Spike Lee• Episode 147 • Kelly MarcelSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS - Find the full DISTRACTION PIECES archives HERE!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/11/1858m 14s

Matt Palmer - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #241

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 241 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A full on ‘inside the director’s studio’ gem here this week on your Friday bonus episode, as Pip sits down with writer/director MATT PALMER!“…you just have to make your peace with the fact that things take time…”First off - have you seen Calibre on Netflix? Yes? Perfect. No? You know what? Also perfect. Either way, you’ll be hearing from the man behind this brutal but absolutely gripping thriller which will either provide you with behind the scenes nuggets of gold from the film, or fire up your hunger for watching it. A real professional chat with the two, with much range - from how the two organised this before the film blew up, his doubts in the film after festivals initially slept on it, seeing the film with completely different eyes to the viewer, the importance of being in a physical location space for an actor, the scourge of the modern superhero film, how Calibre went down well with the US as it’s rougher than the polish they might expect, relationships with the crew and how a film is so much more than the individual, and the hive mind that can spring from this attitude. All round goodness. You’ll enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• CALIBRE!• MATT on IMDB!• CALIBRE in THE SCOTSMAN!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 205 • Coralie Fargeat & Matilda Lutz• Episode 147 • Kelly MarcelSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• WE ARE LIZARDS • SATURDAY 24th NOV! EMAIL HERE FOR GUESTLIST• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/11/181h 28m

John Cooper Clarke - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #240

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 240 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You asked for it… The universe provided… Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the Bard Of Salford, the living legend - that’s right, this week Pip is joined by JOHN COOPER CLARKE!“If I was a band I would have split up years ago…”Hopefully you are aware of the fellow and his work, but if that’s not the case, well you have a glorious road ahead of you… Pip sits down with the legendary punk poet to comb through all the good stuff - being the force of nature he is, most of the heavy lifting is done by John himself but as you’ll hear, this is not a problem in the slightest. Just tune in and take a ride with the story telling genius and indulge in those sweet Northern tones. From history to now, it all gets covered - his inspirational teacher who encouraged him in all kinds of ways, cultivating his own style from the cast in his life and picking up little elements from everyone he appreciated, the cerebral of poetry vs the immediate of rock and roll, his love and adoption of American style and trends, aiming to be an ‘artist as professional citizen’, having the door to success opened to him by none other than Bernard Manning of all people, NO FLARES, gigging with The Fall, Chickentown, Arctic Monkeys, Michael Madson, and as you can imagine - AN IMMENSE AMOUNT MORE! So, so great. You’ll like this one.His book 'The Luckiest Guy Alive' is out and about so grab that!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• JOHN COOPER CLARKE on THE INTERNET!• JOHN COOPER CLARKE on TWITTER!• THE LUCKIEST GUY ALIVE!• CHICKENTOWN ON THE SOPRANOS!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 227 • Kate Tempest• Episode 177 • Jean GraeSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• WE ARE LIZARDS • SATURDAY 24th NOV! EMAIL HERE FOR GUESTLIST• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/11/181h 9m

Michael Venom Page - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #239

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 239 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A long, long awaited meet up here as Pip is joined by the Most Valuable Person in this whole MMA business… It’s the phenomenal MICHAEL VENOM PAGE!“I’m very present when I’m fighting, and it sounds weird to say but I’m not emotionally in the fight...”Of course, MMA heads by now will just be clicking or tapping that download button without reading any further, but for those of you perhaps less familiar, you are also in for a real treat. MVP is an awe inspiring fighter, and for even the fairest weather fans of mixed martial arts his skill will dazzle you. With a unique style and mad victory set pieces, he’s become full on notorious in the sport and here he gets a good chance to catch up with Pip on all aspects, including the swiftness of the MMA universe, how he wants people to stick around for the whole thing - not just him, how you can enjoy and absorb so much more in MMA when you educate yourself on the moves, his family being into early kung fu film classics (must be some Wu Tang or 36 Chambers action in there somewhere), how hard it would be to transition to MMA from boxing, focusing on his strengths in training to catapult him to success, sprawl and brawl, having faith in his coach, being present in a fight and not studying tapes, how trash talk only works if it’s your true self talking it, being true to your personality, and everything else in between - including those amazing victory set pieces (as well as the full background behind the Pokemon one!). Inspiring talk from a positive and encouraging voice - a whole lot to enjoy. GO IN!• NOTE! As Pip mentions in the intro, the sound isn't quite as sparkly as it could be, due to this being a backup recording. I've tried to get it as polished as possible, but there are intrusive noises at points... It's decent though - just wanted to give a heads up! Cheers yo! - Buddy Peace (producer)––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• MVP on INSTAGRAM!• MVP on FACEBOOK!• MVP ONLINE!• PORTOBELLO SHACK!• MVP's SPECTACULAR SHOWREELTHIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 142 • Rory MacDonald• Episode 34 • Dan Hardy pt.1 / Episode 141 • Dan Hardy pt. 2• Episode 124 • UFC 205 RoundtableSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/11/181h 44m

Michaela Coel returns! - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #238

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 238 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Today marks the long, patiently awaited return appearance from the acting and writing superhero who is KILLING it left, right, center and diagonal - it’s Michaela Coel!What exactly HASN’T she been doing since she was last on? Good lord… Michaela is unquestionably smashing it right now (and has been for a minute), starring in two Black Mirror episodes, feature film Been So Long, BBC drama Black Earth Rising and a lil’ indie grindhouse flick called Star Wars: The Last Jedi, no biggie. We can only dream of what she’ll be unveiling when we hopefully see her next time on here! A bunch of awesome ground is covered of course, in not that long, including her humble but confident, responsive social media outlook, carving her own paths growing up, the intentions behind any given script, not wasting time on things that don’t mean much to you, the hit series Black Earth Rising and the much loved director, heroes and villains, learning about Africa and all the education that came with Black Earth Rising, TV license and the value of it, John Goodman, handling heavier scenes and TONS tons more! Enjoy - you shall!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODES LINKS:• MICHAELA COEL on INSTAGRAM!• MICHAELA on TWITTER! • BEEN SO LONG• BLACK EARTH RISING • CHEWING GUM• BLACK MIRROR: USS Callister / Nosedive• STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDITHIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 129 • Michaela Coel (original)• Episode 143 • Susan Wokoma• Episode 188 • Florence PughSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/11/1857m 40s

Liam Howlett (side B) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #237

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 237 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Long awaited and hugely exciting longform chat awesomeness with the Prodigy legend LIAM HOWLETT!AS WE CONTINUE… So you’ve had a nice taste of side A - well you’ll be pleased to know side B is everything you would want it to be, as Liam concludes the story so far while hinting at the road ahead. Here we hit the ‘Dirtchamber’ mix poin and move along from there, from his two year departure from the studio to go on the road, to sampling and getting verbal permission for usage over the contract approach, the breakdown of the band, the time from then to the reformation and then getting back on the road, dismantling and rebuilding tracks for playing live, the shorthand they have as a band, their biggest live show, living in Essex and being streetwise, mixing business with friendship and as before, tons tons more… ENJOY!!!'NO TOURISTS' by THE PRODIGY drops November 2nd - GRAB THAT!!!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• THE PRODIGY on INSTAGRAM!• LIAM'S DIRTCHAMBER MIX• THE PRODIGY - 'LIGHT UP THE SKY'• FIRESTARTER!• THE PRODIGY ONLINE!• LIAM HOWLETT!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 156 • Goldie• Episode 31 • Eddie Temple MorrisSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/10/1853m 19s

Liam Howlett (side A) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #237

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 237 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Long awaited and hugely exciting longform chat awesomeness with the Prodigy legend LIAM HOWLETT!“…I like tension in music… and I think the stage is where it manifests itself…”A rare one right here folks, as Liam spends a good chunk of time chatting with Pip on all things Prodigy and solo, spanning the entirety of his incredible career. Such an engaging and interesting talk, running through the lot - from how he generates ideas and keeps writing through the craziness of tour life, the influence of punk, two-tone, hip hop and electro, early days winning mixtape competitions, the days of early rave and being introduced to acid house by Westwood of all people (circuitously but kind of!), the meeting of Nick Halkes up at XL Records and hand to hand demo hustling, the immediacy of making beats over learning instruments, moving from sonic landscape to sonic landscape naturally, the difference of harder over faster, the importance of image, finding the perfect band setup over a decade after their start, the amazing origin story of their hit Firestarter, their natural progression as a band, the Beastie Boys situation and just SO much more… And this is only part 1… KEEP IT LOCKED, PEOPLE!!!'NO TOURISTS' by THE PRODIGY drops November 2nd - GRAB THAT!!!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• THE PRODIGY on INSTAGRAM!• THE PRODIGY - 'LIGHT UP THE SKY'• FIRESTARTER!• THE PRODIGY ONLINE!• LIAM HOWLETT!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 156 • Goldie• Episode 31 • Eddie Temple MorrisSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/10/1859m 5s

Epic Beard Men (Sage Francis & B Dolan) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #236

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 236 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A fully bearded throwdown for you this week, yes people this is the one you’ve been so patiently waiting for - Pip is joined by the gawds SAGE FRANCIS and B DOLAN aka EPIC BEARD MEN!A full power meeting of the beards right here, which is exactly like sitting in with the trio as they get their chat on. This is your chance to have a seat at the table and listen in on the behind the scenes science of the beardmen, deep in the confines of a Cardiff hotel post-show, as Sage and B sling gems at you with reckless disregard. Expect to hear about it all - hotel routines and rituals and the notorious escape room shower scenarios, Ex Machina, Sage regrets at his best man’s speech at B’s wedding (which are assuaged with swiftness - all is well), being decent and well behaved on the road, how Sage dragged B onstage and changed his role in the touring setup, their relationship on the road and how they got to a happy place, schedules involved with said touring and how life weaves its way in, the meticulous inner runnings of the indie label, making money as a musician (SPOILER it’s impossible), white rappers and the abundance thereof, the weirdness of rap listeners who listen solely to white rappers, Slick Rick and his role as an early emo rapper, the pair’s Edinburgh Fringe shows and how they evolved the setup over two years, working together as a team with history, finding their place on the stage, who looks like who, and all manner of tangents beside. A long overdue meeting of minds and beards. Please enjoy!• For what it's worth - potential Ex Machina spoiler at 10m30s or so. Just a brief FYI.––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• EPIC BEARDMEN ONLINE!• EPIC BEARDMEN MUSIC!• SAGE FRANCIS on TWITTER! B DOLAN on TWITTER!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 5 • Sage Francis (first appearance!)• Episode 9 • B Dolan (first appearance!)SCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/10/181h 46m

Gizzi Erskine - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #235

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 235 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A celebration of good, honest home cooking right here this week as Pip is joined by the marvellous chef and author GIZZI ERSKINE!Absolutely great from the beginning, this chat with Gizzi is a full on entertaining and buzzy one with so much packed into the hour-ish run time! You wouldn’t have known she was hungover if she hadn’t have mentioned it, as she rattles through so many entertaining and interesting talking points about her own life and all things cookery, ranging from her Paddington beginnings, growing up in an aristocratic but less than well-off family with not a ton of parental guidance, her bodypiercing route and how she could have even gone on a completely art-based route, the death of her father in her early years but how she never used this as an excuse for going off the rails temporarily as a young’un, being ADHD but locking in and focusing, how she operates with such a busy brain, being her mum’s cookery sidekick and how traveling broadened her culinary palate, her family’s spiritual side, ill-informed people giving advice on social media, the demonisation of eating habits, body image and shaming, her entirely reasonable snubbing of the GQ awards and cooking technique over speed. How this much was crammed into a pretty short chat is a miracle but it’s just gripping throughout. Enjoy your time in Gizzi’s amazing world!• QUICK NOTE! I mentioned it in the intro but the episode is a touch on the reverby side. The environment was more reflective than originally realised, but your ears do adjust and you can hear everything - just a little warning that's all in case you notice a strange quality to the sound! I cleaned it up as far as I could but any more would have made it hard to listen to. Thanks Team 3W! --- Buddy Peace––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• GIZZI on TWITTER!• GIZZI's NEW BOOK!• GIZZI on INSTAGRAM!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 223 • Professor Green• Episode 213 • Kate Nash• Episode 188 • Florence PughSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/10/181h 10m

Dr Kate Devlin - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #234

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 234 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A super scientifical smash this week, a long awaited one at that, as Pip is joined by the phenomenal Dr Kate Devlin - master of all that is AI, computer science and areas where these meet human sexuality.Pip’s been hinting at this for a good while, as he knew after recording that it was already one of his favourites. He KNOWS you shouldn’t have favourites. But still… Anyway, Dr Kate is a full on expert on all things artificial intelligence, software and hardware, and as you will hear on this episode - relating to her new book ‘Turned On’ - how we humans have incorporated this all into our day to day lives. A true eye opener, as Dr Kate goes into how she found the appropriate tone of the book, addressing the truth behind headlines, how the conversation can often involve the subject of sex trafficking, sex toys and robots, how taboos and societal restrictions can shape advances in sexual technology, what porn statistics can reveal about certain areas of the world, sci-fi influences on the path of invention, the current temperature of where we’re at with robots, the films Ex Machina and Her, female-orientated sex dolls and how they could be so much more, the simple art of not shaming people about their kinks and desires, how we use manners with AI (like please and thank you with Alexa), and being tech positive - like not having a go at people for spending too much time on phones. And a TON more besides. Utterly fascinating. GET HER BOOK ‘TURNED ON’ AT YOUR NEAREST CONVENIENCE!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• DR KATE on TWITTER!• DR KATE's NEW BOOK!• DR KATE @ TED TALKS!• DR KATE ONLINE!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 53 • Dr Suzi Gage• Episode 55 • Carla ValentineSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/10/181h 11m

Desiree Akhavan - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #233

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 233 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Pure actorial and directorial treats for you this week, a real powerhouse flooded with gems and gold nuggets… People, Pip is joined by DESIREE AKHAVAN!Gems and gold nuggets all over the place. A real pleasure of a chat, as Desiree talks openly and honestly about every aspect of her creative process and inspiration, moving so gracefully from one angle to the next. You may know her from 2015’s ’Appropriate Behaviour’, or maybe more recently 2018’s ’The Miseducation Of Cameron Post’, both of which received and are in the process of receiving excellent reviews - either way, you are most definitely about to know her even more personally with the release of her new series ‘The Bisexual’, on Channel 4 this week! If you’re reading this on Podcast Wednesday, that means TONIGHT!So indulge in this fascinating chat as Desiree goes into her Iranian-American heritage, her early playwright longings and how Iranian characters often fall into either the victim or villain category, the reinvention of narrative structure, how accurate her view of Britain is from an American perspective, how weird it is to write about love and where exes play into the mixture, life in London, her previous films including the acting maturity of ‘…Cameron Post’s Chloë Grace Moretz, honesty and preservation of dignity and not making films based around the traditional male gaze, a theory from Pip about French cinema, Desiree’s confidence in the cast and the freedom this grants and some good old fashioned social media talk. Glorious. Ladies and gentlemen and beyond - your new best friend, Desiree Akhavan!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• DESIREE on TWITTER!• DESIREE on IMDB!• THE BISEXUAL!• THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST!• APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 205 • Coralie Fargeat & Matilda Lutz• Episode 188 • Florence Pugh• Episode 175 • S. Craig ZahlerSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/10/181h 19m

Josh Weller - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #232

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 232 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A full on entertaining and thoroughly interesting catch up here with the multi-disciplined and outrageously talented musician JOSH WELLER!You may well have caught Josh on brother/sister podcasts Hardcore Listings and Off The Beat And Track, and if so that will have only endeared you to the fella all the more. Here Pip sits down with him for a good amount of time in a pub basement to chat about so many things, branching out and going on all tangents but including some good background and chat about his band The Kenneths, being part of the scene Pip in which used to be a firm fixture, his global heritage, an ace little aside regarding the Sultan Of Bruneii of all people (and some very strong yacht names which you can feel free to copy - maybe for cars, bikes, anyway you’ll see), some powerful insights on white privilege and how it can be so ingrained and deep seated, a fantastic Spotify breakdown (takedown?) and some good honest truths about the company, the advantage of honing his stagecraft and not blowing up too soon without experience, his brushes with co-writes and exactly what they are, his unending love of The Descendants, crazy times at the Warped Tour and his VERY SPECIAL SECRET ANNOUNCEMENT which is all very exciting… Enjoy - it’s a great one!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• JOSH on TWITTER!• THE KENNETHS!• JOSH on INSTAGRAM!• JOSH on HARDCORE LISTING• JOSH on OFF THE BEAT & TRACK!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 57 • Tall Dark Friend (Jordan Gray)• Episode 216 • Stuart Whiffen• Episode 224 • ExampleSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/10/181h 48m

Dominic Monoghan - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #231

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 231 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Pure acting awesomeness for your enjoyment this week, as Pip is joined by the Mancunian master - it’s DOMINIC MONAGHAN!Where to even start… Take your pick! Lost. Lord Of The Rings. FlashForward. Wild Things. Or maybe you would like to go with Star Wars? Good lord, Dominic is killing it on many levels and this podcast is an insight into the gravel voiced superstar’s world - from behind the scenes chit-chat on Star Wars (with an impressive amount of beans relatively unspilled), his appreciation of London, balancing that inner 7 year old Dominic’s extreme Star Wars excitement with present day professionalism, humans and insects and who wins in his world (the answer may surprise you), social media and the traps therein, virtual reality, human contact, the cycle of alcoholism and being social, Lord Of The Rings goodness from start to end (you’ll enjoy that!!), being confident as an actor and the importance of being loose and gaming a bit, and the art of how to “move less, feel more” on set. An entire banquet for you here. INDULGE YO SELF!!!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• DOMINIC on TWITTER!• DOMINIC on IMDB!• DOMINIC on INSTAGRAM!• LORD OF THE RINGS!• LOST!• WILD THINGS!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 208 • Martin Freeman• Episode 217 • Simon PeggSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• WE ARE LIZARDS - EMAIL FOR QUEUE JUMP LIST!• PROGRESS AT WEMBLEY - TICKETS HERE!!!!!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/09/181h 41m

Eddie Dennis - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #230

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 229 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This episode’s a full on treat for you wrestle fans - and indeed, non-wrestle fans - Pip is joined by former teacher turned pro wrestler, the pride of Wales - it's EDDIE DENNIS!The ‘wrestle fans’ part is obvious… Something of a no-brainer if you will. The reason it’s a treat for the non-wrestle fans, or those of you who may not check for it so much, is because it’s almost a modern day folk tale of sorts, and truly inspirational. Eddie used to be a maths teacher, and you will hear how he eventually morphed into the professional wrestle who stands before you today. It’s an amazing story, and to hear where he’s at now and what’s ahead of him, well, that’s for you to devour and enjoy on this podcast! Of course there’s a LOT going on other than that - good old fashioned wrestle talk, Progress talk for sure, the art of practicing what you preach and leading by example - the lesson he learned himself as a teacher, the art of storytelling and PMA. This one’s a goody. Genuine feel-good Sunday listening. Wait - SUNDAY? OH YEAH - forgot to say - this one’s a sneak-tip bonus for you awesome people. We’re blessing you with treats up in the Distraction Pieces labs! ENJOY!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• EDDIE on TWITTER!• EDDIE on FACEBOOK!• EDDIE'S BLOG!• EDDIE on PROGRESS!• PROGRESS AT WEMBLEY - TICKETS HERE!!!!!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 222 • Why I Love Wrestling (roundtable)• Episode 186 • We Need To Talk About British Wrestling• Episode 119 • Jack Gallagher• Episode 98 • Will OspreaySCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• WE ARE LIZARDS - EMAIL FOR QUEUE JUMP LIST!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/09/181h 32m

Angel Giuffria - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #229

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 229 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You are gonna love this one, maybe as much as Pip did recording it - ladies and gentlemen, this week’s guest is the incredible bionic arm queen Angel Giuffria!So much goodness contained in one episode, it’s hard to know where to begin… You may have seen Angel in Hunger Games, or maybe Goliath, or caught some of the SXSW action she was recently involved in, but either way - know her or not - you will enjoy this chance to get further acquainted with her as she drops gem after gem with ease! A self identified cyborg, she is the youngest in the world to wear a muscle powered arm, and you’ll get to hear everything from her “You’re different, that’s awesome!” Mum (which might have led to issues with other pupils), how not having an arm in the first place meant that she never felt like needed to ‘get back’ to having one, the world not being designed for differently limbed people, disability rankings, the ongoing conflict of actors playing roles of disabled people, how disabled people are the only remaining minority group it’s ‘acceptable’ to dress up as, the SXSW controversy (the loose end at the start gets tied up, don’t worry!), tough calls in casting and auditions, a fascinating breakdown of how her incredible bionic limb system works, insurance and how tough it can be to actually obtain an arm, and just EVER SO MUCH more. Seriously, it would just be a list of spoilers here if I went on. So please enjoy this wonderful insight into the world of a differently limbed and incredibly awesome person - get to love ANGEL GIUFFRIA!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• ANGEL GIUFFRIA on IMDB!• ANGEL on TWITTER!• ANGEL on INSTAGRAM!• ANGEL in 'GOLIATH'!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 200 • Jess Thom (Tourettes Hero)• Episode 205 • Coralie Fargeat & Matilda LutzSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• WE ARE LIZARDS - EMAIL FOR QUEUE JUMP LIST!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/09/181h 29m

Drew Pearce - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #228

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 228 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A full on writing and directing masterclass right here as Pip is joined one of the busiest bigshots in the Hollywood multiverse, DREW PEARCE!While you may not see Drew acting alongside big screen pals like Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr, by god he is busy working on scripts, rewrites, edits and all that entails which contribute to the blockbusters they star in… With the behind the scenes arts of the movie industry proving of just about equal importance to the more visible side, Drew’s presence is hugely necessary, vital in fact, as you will hear in this chat with Pip - though he is currently enjoying the success of his directorial debut ‘Hotel Artemis’, which gets big chat time here. Powerful truths about the industry as well as some hard earned wisdom right here, as he and Pip get into such topics as embarrassing recording failures (they begin with that!), how his directorial debut began life on a mere notepad, how he eschewed pristine for grubby and the VHS image reference in said directorial debut (‘Hotel Artemis’), the art of the modern trailer edit and showing people exactly what they’ll be paying for, risk taking in film, the control audiences feel they lack in modern cinema, the Netflix algorithm, the mantra “Work with what you’ve got, not what you hoped for”, the behind the scenes process of rewrites and special effects, reshoots and draft and edits, entire roles being edited out and topping everything off with a tasty Ghostbusters rumour expanded upon. Or maybe even myth-busted. Brilliant stuff.––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• DREW PEARCE IMDB!• HOTEL ARTEMIS!THIS EPISODE'S SPIRIT ANIMALS:• Episode 147 • Kelly Marcel• Episode 153 • Sofia BoutellaSCROOBIUS PIP & SPEECH DEVELOPMENT LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• WE ARE LIZARDS - EMAIL FOR QUEUE JUMP LIST!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/09/181h 31m

Kate Tempest - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #227

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 227 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A perfect repeat performance for you this episode as Pip is joined by close personal pal and multi talented spoken word contemporary KATE TEMPEST to tell some stories and catch up in general!An excellently timed slot for Kate, hot on the release of her new book ‘Running Upon The Wires’, so you can expect a lot of science behinds the scenes on that, as well as her other releases and the weird and wild world of being a debut author. But of course, there’s a bunch of catchup to get done as the two get down to all sorts, including the promo circuit being a jack of more than one trade, the catharsis of poetry, page and stage, filtering bad situations into good material, the respect she has for creative people, some mental anecdotes on working with Rick Rubin for crying out loud, what else she’s into music-wise and beyond, and just all kinds of goodness from the world of Kate! Brilliant stuff, a perfect follow on from her last episode, which you should also peep if you haven’t. GET IN!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• KATE TEMPEST!• RUNNING UPON THE WIRES!• KATE ON THE INTERNET!• LET THEM EAT CHAOS!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBIUS PIP PATREON PAGE!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/09/181h 11m

Bart Layton & Barry Keoghan - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #226

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 226 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A perfect movie based follow up to the incredible previous episode with Spike Lee, as Pip is joined by director Bart Layton and actor Barry Keoghan - both of ‘American Animals’!An amazing chance to catch up with the pair as Pip rocks it tag-team style, starting the podcast with director Bart Layton and concluding halfway through with actor Barry Keoghan. Needless to say, with two sides of the story covered you get a comprehensive and detailed look at a unique pocket of the movie industry, a fascinating side of the indie film world and certainly longer than a regular press junket. You’ll get to hear about the realities of making and marketing a movie in a world of cinema and Netflix (or dare I say, cinema versus Netflix), the differences in those two worlds as well as the merits of both, the ludicrous nature of the premise of ‘American Animals’ and how it works as a film, how Barry is a grade A actor without formal training and how acting was not a conventional pursuit being where he is from. Naturally there is more besides but that’s down to YOU, dear listener, to unravel and enjoy. Which you shall. The recording is a touch on the reverberant side, which you might pick up on, but in headphones your ears will rapidly attune and all will be well. Now go see their filmographies already!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• BART LAYTON!• BARRY KEOGHAN!• AMERICAN ANIMALS!• THE IMPOSTER!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/08/181h 2m

Spike Lee - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #225

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 225 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! It feels strange to refer to this episode as a bonus as it’s a full on spectacular - nevertheless, here is your Friday bonus as Pip is joined by the living legend director that is SPIKE LEE!While Spike is getting his promotion grind on for his new film BlacKkKlansman (which you should make efforts to see as it’s just been released in the UK), he fit in some Pip time which is perfect as you know Pip is quite the cinephile! So this is a grand opportunity to get in some genuine directorial knowledge from a true long term veteran in the game. You will also witness a first in the Distraction Pieces Podcast as Spike lays down a “no comment” - more on that in the podcast! Ground covered includes how he’s always been around and this isn’t a return, how BlacKkKlansman wasn’t planned and how Jordan Peele put the bug in his ear, the 70’s look of the film while being contemporary, the natural humour in the film and how it derives from such a wild premise, the importance of music, how the director of photography needs to be in sync with the director, giving actors their debuts, rolling with the changes in cinema and establishing himself as the Spike Lee of all Spike Lee Joints! A huge episode. You will enjoy. It’s fair to say this is a Spike Lee Joint.––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• SPIKE LEE!• BlacKkKlansman!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/08/1847m 48s

Example - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #224

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 224 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A joyous encounter with the long time mate of Pip’s, the UK’s hit making rapper heavyweight EXAMPLE!Very much in line with the awesome chat involving Professor Green in last week’s episode, this time Pip has a chance to get proper in with Example, as they go over just about everything, literally. Inspiring and encouraging, and very cool to hear the story from the man himself rather than read it in some gossip website or some such. Pip and Example have known each other for over a decade, and they get along super nice which allows for an access all areas chat ranging from London’s non-genre specific scenes back in the day, the blending of genres themselves, getting used to performing and knowing the ropes so not being a one-hit venue-sellout without any moves, being “shit” at sports and good with words, recording demos in Australia and starting small, working out his DIY grind, his time spent in the Mike Skinner BEATS shed in Kew, sharing residence in the UK and Oz, how he and Pro Green found themselves with Mike Skinner and honed their talents, being comfortable with standup comedy, his cinephile nature, being on Ministry Of Sound and all manner of music industry insider talk ALL INTERLUDED WITH A PIZZA BREAK and pizza oven talk. Told you it has it all. GO IN!!! And do peep his 'Bangers And Ballads' mixtape won't ya...––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• EXAMPLE!• BANGERS AND BALLADS mixtape!• EXAMPLE YOUTUBE!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/181h 38m

Professor Green - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #223

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 223 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week brings the long awaited and truly awesome guest Professor Green to the guest microphone, the rapper turned documentarian and so much more!As always with the Distraction Pieces Podcast, the chat does most definitely NOT focus on the main aspect you might be expecting, but covers a crazy amount of ground in the time the two have. And what a range on offer… Mr Green is clearly suffering from the after effects of some good time fun (with mate Example) the previous night but comes through it in fine form, leaping from topic to topic with ease, including how hard it must be to be a horrible bastard, the current state of society, news overload, the loss of hands-on skills, his insane experiences in solitary (for documentary reasons), dealing with the stress and fear of negative emotions, feeling the feels and not using crutches, troubled past, how folk can become comfortable and not take part in society, the greater subject of dogs and his own documentary work on what are considered difficult breeds, education, role models, Brexit, his touring days with Lily Allen and the difference in live music these days. All with tons in between of course. So dig deep and enjoy this in depth chat with Professor Green!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• PROFESSOR GREEN!• PROFESSOR GREEN on INSTAGRAM!• PROFESSOR GREEN DISCOGRAPHY!• COUNT ON YOU on YOUTUBE!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/08/181h 31m

Why I Love Wrestling (Roundtable) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #222

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 222 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Proper wrestling excitement this episode as Pip is joined by Russell Lissack of Bloc Party, Sam Duckworth of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and Stuart Tourle to chat about nothing but wrestling and why they adore it so…This episode co-incides with the release of wrestling homie and podcast network alumni Jim Smallman’s book ‘I’m Sorry, I Love You: A History Of Professional Wrestling’ - so be sure you pre-order or buy that goodness when you can, as Jim is 100% schooled in the wrestling trade so you know you’re in safe hands! With that in mind, this is full on wrestle-geek paradise, with nothing but nutrition and nourishment for all you wrestling addicts young and old. So much to get your teeth into and indulge your addictions with, so ENJOY!!!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• RUSSELL LISSACK!• SAM DUCKWORTH!• STUART TOURLE!• JIM SMALLMAN'S BOOK!• THE ARTICLE MENTIONED BY PIP in MEL MAGAZINE!• PROGRESS AT WEMBLEY!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/08/181h 59m

Tony Law - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #221

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 221 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Some good old fashioned comedy gold for you this episode, as Pip is joined by Anglo-Canadian sensation Tony Law!Well - it would be a lie to say the entire episode is 100% comedy… While Tony is heavily schooled in the trade of standup and panel, his life hasn’t been one long standing ovation by any means. Prepare for some hard hitting reflections from a man who has fought the real fight with alcoholism and addiction, bridge burning, and all that entails, while dealing with almost becoming homeless and losing a LOT. I mean, don’t be put off by that - you’ll be listening to the story of a man who has come through that with a confident outlook and a tale that can surely inspire and instil that same positivity in any one of us. And who can resist that accent too, come on now. So join Pip and Tony as they get down to business on such topics as how Tony tracked Pip down, rebuilding his life after sobriety and the steps involved in doing so, being wilfully obtuse as a comedian as a strategy, the underground vs the mainstream (ah that old chestnut), chasing the England punk ideal, his background in history tours and how that sharpened his improv tools, also how becoming sober sharpened his comedy tools, and overall becoming better through bad experiences. A lot going on but certainly a truly interesting story and one that will inspire and uplift. Listen in.––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• TONY LAW!• TONY LAW: A LOST SHOW @ THE FRINGE!• TONY LAW on FACEBOOK!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/08/181h 9m

Birthday Party! - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #220

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 220 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, please recharge your drinks and ensure you have a party popper ready - it’s Pip’s birthday and we are gonna do it UP this episode!Please join Pip and old mate Brett Goldstein (Superbob! Corner Boys! Films To Be Buried With podcast!) as they go IN on the Scroobius Pips (the only cocktail worth celebrating with at this time of year) and toast the big day properly, after being joined briefly by Pip’s mum very early on for some science on the postal service (not the band - the actual thing itself, her involvement with the ‘U3A’ (Cult or not cult? You decide!). Topics include how people can be insanely productive with a full family, bigging up mates, Brett’s film Superbob and the complexities within, cinema vs the small screen, how laughter is very hard to act, Brett’s experiences in the world of podcasting which he has recently gotten involved with (‘Films To Be Buried With is out NOW - links below), what it’s like for Brett on the other side of the mic, pilot season and just what it is, wanting US roles but being conflicted with the politics, and awards and the reality of them, what they mean and all that good stuff.Oh lord it’s a packed one - so please, pour a rhubarb infused gin of your choosing with a healthy slug of Pepsi Max and kick back with Pip and Brett (and for a few minutes, Pip’s mum) as we all give Pip the bumps and play all the usual birthday games that get wheeled out at this time of year.OH YES - SPOILER ALERTS - the film ‘The Square’ gets talked about from 59:57 til 1:03:00, and then there are some light spoilers for the film ‘Hereditary’ from 1:03:53 til 1:10:00 or so. YA BEEN WARNED!HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIP!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• RYCA TOYS!!!• BRETT GOLDSTEIN on TWITTER!• PIP'S MUM on TWITTER!• FILMS TO BE BURIED WITH with BRETT GOLDSTEIN!• SUPERBOB!• BRETT @ THE EDINBURGH FRINGE!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/182h 7m

Chilly Gonzales - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #219

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 219 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! After a few weeks of hype, now is the time to see whether this hype is warranted… Well, spoiler alert - IT IS. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the grand piano set centre-stage which has been polished to within an inch of its life - Chilly Gonzales!A chance to indulge in some pure musical poetry right here, people. You may know him from his rap days when he was down with the nu-skool electro-clash (what did we even call it back then?) crowd, or from his gorgeous modern classical piano performances, or indeed from his pop deconstruction videos on Youtube (or his crazy rabbit-hole worthy archive of videos!) - well, however you know the man, you will probably know that he is always incredible on these podcasts or whenever conveying stories, science or inspiration through a mic. Hear him join Pip as they bat stories back and forth, involving all kinds of gems including how a career path can look planned in retrospect, genuine skill vs wish fulfilment, how the piano can represent the atomic view of music and how it’s used all the time in all genres, the popularity of the pop song, how zooming in on the smallest element of a pop song can reveal so much, being disciplined but rebellious, his days playing in lingerie stores (and greater origin story), how you can’t practise performance and you can’t perform discipline and ALL kinds of other nourishing greatness. What a treat. Listen, fall down those Youtube rabbit-holes and enjoy Chilly Gonzales TODAY!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• CHILLY GONZALES on TWITTER!• THE GONZERVATORY!• POP MUSIC MASTERCLASS!• HIS FORTHCOMING 'SOLO PIANO III'!• CHILLY GONZALES WEBSITE!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/07/181h 41m

Dan Skinner / Angelos Epithemiou - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #218

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 218 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A double edged sword, or double sided stamp, or two way street, however you want to look at it this week, as Pip is joined by comedian and actor Dan Skinner AKA Angelos Epithemiou! Whether you know Dan for his acting work in ‘Notes On Blindness’ or ‘High Rise’ (or his solid filmography at that), or his fantastic comedy work in general, OR you know him from his alter ego Angelos Epithemiou who has been a regular in Vic & Bob’s ‘Shooting Stars’ for many years now, you will love this chat with he and Pip as they chat about it ALL! From Dan’s own comedy career and acting routes and paths, to the ever present spectre of the Edinburgh Fringe, to potentially unlikeable characters and how there is a huge power in them (and a heckle-proof suit of armour by default), Pip’s desire for his own on-stage sleight of hand and how Dan almost became a pro plate spinner, Dan’s wishes to be a comedy character actor, Angelos’ origin story, public appeal and how comedy doesn’t have many genres (unlike music), his work in ‘Notes On Blindness’ and a tangent about consumer convenience and just so much more. Seems a shame to spoil it here doesn’t it… Well you’d better stream / DL this one and get on it immediately eh!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• DAN SKINNER on TWITTER!• DAN SKINNER on IMDB!• ANGELOS EPITHEMIOU TOUR DATES!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• WEARELIZARDS @ THE BOOK CLUB (LDN EC2), Saturday 28th July 2018• Email info@thetrashsociety.com for queue jump list!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/181h 23m

DPP BONUS - The Cinemile / Distraction Pieces Mum-Off

Welcome, welcome, welcome to a special BONUS episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very special bonus indeed as this is NOT the usual format, people… Stay tuned - here’s the deal…You’ll hear what’s what in the intro, which will explain EVERYTHING in detail and the whole premise of this bonus, but essentially this is the other side of a ‘Mum-Off’ edition of the world famous ‘Cinemile’ podcast! Here’s what the Cinemile podcast is, for those of you as yet uninitiated:“…Married couple Dave and Cathy podcast their walk home from the movies. Sometimes with their baby. Warning: This podcast includes some swearing and mild married-couple-bickering…”So - again - the intro will be left to Pip to explain the set-up, but know that this is basically Pip and his Mum talking about ‘Skyscraper’ (a ‘The Rock’ joint) after having seen it at ‘Baz Vegas’, with another mum-featuring side of the story over on the Cinemile podcast! What an awesome idea. So listen in, expect spoilers, but enjoy this side of a fascinating story, and of course peep the other side over at the Cinemile podcast!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• THE CINEMILE PODCAST!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/07/1826m 15s

Simon Pegg - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #217

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 217 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very welcome return to the DPP this episode as Pip is joined by past guest and good friend (and major league superstar, of course) Mr Simon Pegg! As the two get down to business with their ‘difficult second album’ podcast, you will hear what Simon’s been up to since the last time they spoke - which is an incredible amount, it turns out - and get the full rundown of his whole Star Wars experience, Star Trek, working with Tom Cruise and watching him risk life and limb on set for the cause, how most films can be fan fiction but with an official stamp, his crazy filmography which is perpetually expanding, finding the work that you love and how to ride the ebbs and flows within, how process is more important than the product, the beauty of emoticons in modern communication, connecting with his family in unique ways while while filming, nurturing talent with his own production company and the pure spectacle of cinema. It’s a big one, people - you’re gonna enjoy it, it’s awesome. BEGIN IMMEDIATELY!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• SIMON PEGG on TWITTER!• SIMON PEGG on IMDB!• THE NEW MISSION IMPOSSIBLE!• SIMON PEGG'S WEBSITE!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/181h 14m

Stuart Whiffen - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #216

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 216 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!BONUS time for you lucky people on channel DPP as Pip is joined by long-time friend and accomplice, guest on 100% of all DrunkCasts, co-host of the 'Hardcore Listing' podcast and host of his own massive 'Off The Beat & Track' podcast, it's Stuart Whiffen!An engaging chat as the two catch up on all things Essex, but also a unique one as you will no doubt have heard Stu on a lot of Distraction Pieces Podcasts but not actually by himself in a one-on-one scenario. So indulge in all things that neck of the woods, and hear how it all got started for Stu from the younger days to now, all musical influences, scenes, genres, all of it, and how the whole mixture was made from then to now, contributing to make up the legendary Stuart Whiffen - Pip's long time mate and now YOURS too! A huge amount of inspiring and really interesting goodies, as the two really go in and surprise each other at times about their own histories and what they're up to, enjoying, the whole story. Get you some!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• STU WHIFFEN on TWITTER!• STU WHIFFEN on INSTAGRAM!• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!• OFF THE BEAT & TRACK PODCAST!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/07/181h 40m

Joe Cole - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #215

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 215 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Ahead of the full on and very highly anticipated film ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’, Pip is joined by lead actor Joe Cole, who you will almost certainly know from ‘Peaky Blinders’ and the movie ‘Green Room’ among others!A fantastic chat in which you can expect a good amount of in depth nuggets from the Kingston lad, which naturally includes his own origin story and how he went from tearaway to proper fully fledged actor, his prior roles and his method, how he befriended Thai prisoners on set of ‘A Prayer…’ and the process of doing just that, his relationship with the director and his one-shot set pieces, learning how to fight, his ‘Black Mirror’ role, an emotional 'Green Room' recollection and tons more to get involved with. Listen, catch up on his filmography and peep the new one at your nearest convenience!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• JOE COLE on TWITTER!• JOE COLE on INSTAGRAM!• 'A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN'• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/07/181h 7m

Stephen Graham, Neil Fitzmaurice & Dan Cadan - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #214

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 214 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Ladies and gentlemen, this right here is the official four person ‘Walk Like A Panther’ reunion featuring STEPHEN GRAHAM (aka ‘Mark Bolton’), NEIL FITZMAURICE (aka ‘Cliff ‘Edge’ Morris’), DAN CADAN (the writer and director) and - for credit’s sake - SCROOBIUS PIP (aka ‘Terry’)!This is far from a casual bro-down with four mates getting along famously - it’s a proper acting masterclass, as the crew deliver gem after gem on the acting process and their method. Of course you have the molten core of Walk Like A Panther nuggets right there in the middle - let’s not forget that, as they are many and varied - but the tangents, the stories, and the wisdom all coat that core deliciously and provide a lovely, friendly and caring roundtable chat in Stephen’s garden. Which explains the birdsong ambience in the background. So enjoy, as you hear about acting with heroes and how to get around confidence dips or getting in one’s own head, taking risks, what it means to have other actors looking out for you, the pride of Liverpool natives doing good things as it wasn’t always easy back in the day to struggle through, and overall just absorb the inspiring communal-minded chat - who better to represent a film which is, at its heart, loving and communal in spirit. The perfect follow on episode after speaking to Kate Nash last week about 'Glow'.Oh - and naturally - BUY ‘WALK LIKE A PANTHER’ at your nearest convenience, eh!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• STEPHEN GRAHAM on TWITTER!• NEIL FITZMAURICE on TWITTER!• DAN CADAN on THE INTERNET!• WALK LIKE A PANTHER on TWITTER!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/07/181h 27m

Kate Nash - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #213

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 213 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This episode right here represents 7 or 8 years of overdue hangtime with one of Pip’s good mates, the ultra popular solo act as well as ensemble actress - please welcome KATE NASH!From her debut album ‘Made Of Bricks’ which was released in 2007, she’s been on a proper ride, touring and releasing music all the while but also rekindling one of her first loves, her acting skills, which finds her now starring in one of Netflix’s many success stories ‘Glow’! Join her and Pip as they catch up like old mates do, hitting all subjects including the lack of personalities in modern pop music, how wrestling fans are very hard to please and satisfy, role diversity, the competitiveness of females, how music dragged her from acting, Lily Allen comparisons, her broken foot and how it changed her path, connectivity, fans and shows, the spark and boom of Myspace, the suicide rate among women in music and her brushes with the difficult teen years. Full on. LISTEN!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• KATE NASH on TWITTER!• GLOW on NETFLIX!• KATE on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/181h 21m

Jamie Demetriou - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #212

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 212 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A grand episode right here as Pip is joined by comedian and actor from the UK via Greece, Jamie Demetriou!You’re going to be seeing a LOT more of Jamie over the next month or two as he’s about to unveil his new series ‘Stath Lets Flats’, which is part of Channel 4’s ‘Comedy Blaps’ vehicle - in the meantime, enjoy this proper get together with Pip and Jamie, as the two cover a ton of ground in the cosy but apparently humid Acast studios to discuss the use of the not often utilised Greek accent in comedy, working on a small scale as a jumping board for larger scale work, the fact that he’s “Always done idiots”, working with and promoting his comedian sister, the heightened but committed character, reactions to comedy within the actual scenes, improv and the importance of casting, the insanity and craziness of the Edinburgh Fringe, the idea of ‘anti-comedy’, and it’s important to point out that while this episode features reference to David Earl throughout, the podcast is not sponsored nor overseen by him. But check him out whenever you can, of course. He’s awesome. So’s Jamie. Enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• JAMIE on TWITTER!• 'STATH LETS FLATS'!• JAMIE on INSTAGRAM!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/06/181h 20m

Headway special w/ Natalie Clapshaw - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #211

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 211 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week brings you a very special episode for your enjoyment, as Pip is joined by Natalie Clapshaw of the Headway brain injury association.As with previous episodes of Distraction Pieces where Pip speaks to organisations and charities, this will reveal a HUGE amount of behind the scenes information and facts, so prepare to learn a ton about Headway! There could be a chance you know about Headway already, and perhaps have even had experience of their care and work already, but for the uninitiated this will be a perfect way of finding out more about not only the work they do, but the people involved, the mission statement, the knock on effects, and also the unseen complexities that can swamp those dealing with brain injury. If it’s a world you are unfamiliar with, these are issues that may not have entered your consciousness before so it’s a fascinating and deeply interesting way of finding out more about the day to day work of Headway, the worlds of those who benefit from their work, and also the very human side of dealing with the effects of such injury. It’s certainly not all doom and gloom, and Natalie’s positive, uplifting attitude and forward thinking displays this clearly and relentlessly! Please do check their website for more links and info, and share the numbers and contact details with anyone you feel would benefit or be interested. They’re doing amazing work out there…––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• HEADWAY!• NATALIE CLAPSHAW on TWITTER!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/06/181h 33m

Ask Pip v.7 (Portugal edition) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #210

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 210 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This is your SECOND instalment of the week, as we are blessed with a bonus ASK PIP joint for your listening enjoyment!A glorious audio postcard from Pip’s writing retreat deep in Portugal, between Piñhao and Praia Dona Ana (described as “scenic beach surrounded by rugged cliffs” on Google maps), with all the lush sounds of the ocean, occasional chatter from passing locals and seagulls. A perfect soundbed for Pip to answer a gang of questions from YOU, the listening public, covering all the angles you could wish for. That’s for you to discover - all you need to know is that it’s a very calming listening experience, this one - almost a meditative one. Who knows, you may even get that ASMR thing where your head starts tingling. Regardless - get in and get involved on your second DPP of the week, and get your weekend started correctly with pure gems and gold from Pip!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/06/181h 9m

Live @ Wells Comedy Festival - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #209

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 209 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! An extra special LIVE episode right here as Pip hosts the DPP from the Wells Comedy Festival!So, from an introduction full to the brim with disclaimers about how Pip isn’t a comedian and how this is a podcast where the guest is the audience, said audience eventually loosens up and gets into the program and then we have a proper show on our hands, people! A nice selection of participants and topics, from the light hearted to the slightly more poignant and pertinent, but all the while a really cool and intimate live show which you’ll surely enjoy. Nice to have these ones as a break from the one-on-one guest formula! Enjoy - got a bonus for ya on Friday too so stay tuned…!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• WELLS COMEDY FESTIVAL!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/181h 22m

Martin Freeman - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #208

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 208 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! An ever so special acting extravaganza is your gift this week as Pip is joined by one of the greatest the UK has birthed - it’s Martin Freeman!From those younger, earlier days where we first met Martin in his classic role as Tim in The Office, right up to the present day where we join him in the modern zombie thriller Cargo, he has held it down with skill and good choices from role to role. From Ali G, to Hitchhikers Guide, to The Hobbit and Black Panther, he and Pip manage to fit in a WHOLE lot in this condensed episode, running down the career highlights while branching out to wider subjects like art, tribalism and the reductiveness within, being the ruler of your own palace and master of your destiny, the early days to the present and all manner of other goodness for you to discover yourself! Enjoy - it’s a goody, and for Freeman fans and non-familiars alike, this will satisfy for sure.––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• CARGO!• BLACK PANTHER!• MARTIN as TIM in THE OFFICE!• MARTIN FREEMAN fansite!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/1847m 4s

Angles 10th Anniversary w/Dan Le Sac (2 of 2) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #207

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 207 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! An extra EXTRA special two part episode this week as Pip links up with the homie Dan Le Sac for celebrations, gaming, banter and FUN!Celebrating what you may ask? It’s the 10th anniversary of the album that put the two on the map as Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - ‘Angles’, and AGREED how can that be ten years already? Goddamn. Well, congratulations Dan & Pip! In this two parter, you are treated to a get together round Dan’s, as they go live on Dan’s Twitch channel and talk shop - album talk, general banter, gossip, memories, Twitch fun, game talk, all kinds of chatter, and of course CAKE. Gaming is GO on this episode - so get in, enjoy and if you own it, throw on that copy of Angles mmm?––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• DAN LE SAC on TWITTER!• DAN on TWITCH!• ANGLES ANNIVERSARY VINYL!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/05/181h 24m

Angles 10th Anniversary w/Dan Le Sac (1 of 2) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #207

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 207 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! An extra EXTRA special two part episode this week as Pip links up with the homie Dan Le Sac for celebrations, gaming, banter and FUN!Celebrating what you may ask? It’s the 10th anniversary of the album that put the two on the map as Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - ‘Angles’, and AGREED how can that be ten years already? Goddamn. Well, congratulations Dan & Pip! In this two parter, you are treated to a get together round Dan’s, as they go live on Dan’s Twitch channel and talk shop - album talk, general banter, gossip, memories, Twitch fun, game talk, all kinds of chatter, and of course CAKE. A really nice Q&A style starter for you here, which will be chased immediately (relatively) by part 2 - so get in, enjoy and if you own it, throw on that copy of Angles mmm?––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• DAN LE SAC on TWITTER!• DAN on TWITCH!• ANGLES ANNIVERSARY VINYL!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/181h 35m

Marc Goddard - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #206

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode two hundred and six of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Absolute MMA heaven for you this week, but as ever with Distraction Pieces, this is not strictly for the hardcore heads - so don’t skip it if you’re on the fence about it or don’t follow it as religiously as some of us… (Yes I’m talking about Pip…) - there are gems and jewels to be gained from it as always! Anyway - disclaimers aside - please welcome one of the most revered referees in the business, Marc Goddard! A true masterclass in the complex and nuanced art of refereeing, about which Marc expounds on perfectly as he goes over past bouts, the success stories as well as the calls that still haunt him, the old days of UFC when it was all on VHS with only two rules (no biting and no eye gouging), the development of the sport from being a spectacle, his involvement with IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation), his introduction into the world of MMA via his next door neighbour, the constant sport-wide evolution, the ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ life of a ref, new rule revisions, and just so much goodness from a wise, friendly figure in the sport. As stated earlier, one for the fans of course but also one for those not so acquainted with the world, and certainly one for those hungry to learn. A side of the sport that we don’t often hear from right here. Indulge.––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• MARC on TWITTER!• MARC on INSTAGRAM!• IMMAF!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/181h 32m

Coralie Fargeat & Matilda Lutz - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #205

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode two hundred and five of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A great Friday spot for you this week, as Pip sits down with director Coralie Fargeat and actor Matilda Lutz, creator and star of the indie horror film ‘Revenge’. All kinds of aspects are covered including of course the main elements of the film itself, the process of working with a smaller budget and the knock-on effects that has (and the imagination it inspires), crossings of languages and how it can help with an international release, dealing with foreign distributors, the audition process, darker entertainment from directors such as David Cronenberg, the film set out in Morocco and working in the cold, working with that amount of blood in such a small space (I’m sure a lot of horror fans’ ears just pricked up!), trusting the audience with your world and the importance of the director and actor relationship. And a lot more. A packed episode then, you could say! ENJOY! And go see the film if you get an opportunity…––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• CORALIE on TWITTER!• MATILDA on TWITTER!• 'REVENGE'!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/1852m 50s

Jamali Maddix - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #204

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode two hundred and four of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!A very heavily hinted at and teased episode for you here, FINALLY available for your ears - Pip is joined at long last by comedian and presenter of ‘Hate Thy Neighbor’, JAMALI MADDIX! A thoroughly entertaining episode as you surely expected, as Pip and Jamali sit down and chat it out like old mates, getting down to business on such topics as their mutual mate Guz Khan (the three of them sport the finest beards and beard connections are strong), the conflicts of interviews and too much personal info being revealed too easily, a lot of ‘Hate Thy Neighbour’ talk including how people don’t quite know where to place him racially and ethically which ultimately reveals limitations of the show’s participants, race and racism and where he’s at with such topics, how he’s not a ‘social justice warrior’ which doesn’t always lead to satisfactory or expected conclusions, paradoxes of freedom of speech, taking comedy seriously at 20 years of age, and how tension built up on set of ‘Hate Thy Neighbor’ (and how it was released). Fascinating stuff, and a perfect opportunity to get to know Jamali! Peep his tour dates out as well… He’s on road SOON…––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• JAMALI MADDIX on INSTAGRAM!• JAMALI MADDIX on THE INTERNET!• HATE THY NEIGHBOUR!• THE 'VAPELORD' TOUR!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/181h 28m

Nick Halkes - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #203

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode two hundred and two of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Pure music industry geekout material right here people, so make yourself good and comfortable and prepare to be pelted with nothing but gems on this one, as Pip is joined by Nick Halkes! Perhaps you’re not familiar with Nick by name, but best believe you will have felt his influence on the music scene in no small way over the years. The man responsible for XL Records, as well as signing The Prodigy and a HUGE amount more over a lot of record labels, Nick is someone to whom we should all be listening, re-listening, and taking notes like it was revision. Hear him expand on his beginnings as a mobile disco unit with his mate rocking two hi-fi units, how he knows Pip’s uncle Pat, how the best art comes from just getting out there and doing it without focus-grouping it, The Prodigy, doing well when a bidding war isn’t involved, the humble demo, mental health in the music industry, blagging his way into a New York radio station, casting your life correctly, the importance of parameters, passing up on signing Aphex Twin, and that is barely scratching the surface. The rest is there for you to explore. But be sure that you do. You will not leave dissatisfied.Peep his new podcast ‘Trail Blazers’ which former Distraction Pieces Guest and homie Eddy Temple Morris, on Deezer!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• NICK HALKES on INSTAGRAM!• NICK HALKES on TWITTER!• TRAIL BLAZERS PODCAST with EDDY TEMPLE MORRIS!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/05/181h 35m

Beans On Toast - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #202

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode two hundred and two of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by the one man standing on a chair troubadour favourite Beans On Toast, to get right into the ins and outs of how to refer to each other in terms of alter-egos and government names, to play solo or as a duo (and whether the Beans On Toast monicker applies to solo or band), the ascent from gigging locally to casually rocking arenas and now cruises, the appeal of festivals and a life of attending them, whether it’s a 9th or 10th anniversary of his first album, being the DMX of folk music (word to Pip on that one!), touring in a minimal fashion, attitudes towards newer music, not being married to your ideas, social media and a world of convo besides. Great stuff, and a very friendly chat which goes places a cold journalism interview wouldn’t. A ton for you here!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• BEANS ON TOAST on INSTAGRAM!• BEANS ON TOAST on TWITTER!• DRUNK FOLK STORIES• STANDING ON A CHAIR on VINYL• TOUR DATES!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/181h 17m

Cedric Bixler-Zavala - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #201

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode two hundred and one of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! 201! Imagine… Thanks for tuning in, folks - it’s a proper great one this week, featuring a heavyweight guest who Pip has been trying to link with for a good long while. Well it looks like those dreams have been fulfilled, as this week’s guest is none other than CEDRIX BIXLER-ZAVALA of The Mars Volta, At The Drive In and MORE!Covering as much ground as possible in the hour they have before Cedric heads off to deal with the formalities of another live show, Pip and Cedric get deep into it from the very start - and there’s a ton to get through… To gloss over several of the talking points, you might get some insight into Cedric’s upbringing and being a Mexican American in Texas, the relentless and hypnotising tour schedule, the importance of being around like-minded and driven people and peers, growing up in a place with little or nothing going on and carving out your own opportunities, finding bandmates, drilling and finely crafting the sound of At The Drive In on the road through pure hard touring, his performance style (which has influenced Pip over the years) and how it was informed by breaking as well as Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys and the lead singer of The Make Up, shaking up language, song origins, rough support slots and tough crowds, dealing with losses through his life - mainly people and dealing with the pain and sadness, and all wrapped up with some very dark Scientology talk, about which it is hard to not get angry about on his behalf. Nevertheless - it is a wonderful, far reaching chat and any fans of The Mars Volta, At The Drive In, Antemasque and the hardcore scene in general will get a huge kick out of this. Pure gold from start to end, from one of the friendliest sounding and nicest dudes on the scene. ENJOY!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• CEDRIC on TWITTER!• CEDRIC on INSTAGRAM!• AT THE DRIVE IN / THE MARS VOLTA / ANTEMASQUE• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/04/181h 14m

Jess Thom (Tourettes Hero) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #200

Welcome, welcome, welcome to EPISODE 200 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Hardcore die-hard listeners (aka Team 3W) will have heard the word ‘welcome’ WELL over 600 times so far at the start of the podcast so add those three from just now to the pile… A huge, incredibly appreciative and gracious thank you to all of you for tuning in, and being a part of the 11 million plus listens to the podcast so far! Anyway, without inhaling our own exhausts too much here, let’s get going - this one’s an amazing one, and truly a chat for this milestone episode - please welcome Jess Thom, performer, comedian and founder of Tourettes Hero!Tourettes affects people in all kinds of different ways, but a key feature is the ‘tic’ - an involuntary sound made by the person, with the ‘motor tic’ being an involuntary movement. Jess has spent most of her life living with both, the condition developing in her teens to how it currently manifests itself. So as you will hear, Jess has her own unique tics - her main one is the word “biscuit”, but you’ll also hear “hedgehog”, “sausage” and a good few more. The sound accompanying them is her tapping her chest, just so you know what’s happening. What makes this a truly unique conversation is listening to Jess talk with Pip, who has a stutter. Not only that, we get to hear so much about Jess and her life, what moves her, how she got involved in the arts, and the world outside of her own condition. It’s a valuable insight into disability too, as she offers some wisdom regarding how she moves within society, seeing the world through different perspectives, and whether or not she would take a ‘magic pill’ to eliminate the condition. If that’s not enough, hear her enlightening talking points about relaxed theatre and what that is exactly, how she got involved and her own theatre performance in ‘Not I’ by Samuel Beckett (and how she got that off the ground in the first place), including a British Sign Language translation - tics and all! It’s also interesting to hear her say her thoughts are “tic-free” too - it can be easy to forget that part. Oh, and find out what a “buildup of biscuits” is too. You might be surprised. Enjoy this episode with Jess Thom!––––– ––––– –––––THIS EPISODE'S LINKS:• JESS THOM on TWITTER!• TOURETTES HERO on THE INTERNET!• NOT I by SAMUEL BECKETT• JESS on THE RUSSELL HOWARD SHOW!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/181h 21m

Charlotte Hatherley - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #199

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 199 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE! I mean not that it’s about numbers… But it kind of is… Anyway - the energy and steam does not dissipate or dissolve as we approach the 200th, as Pip is joined this week by the inspirational and full on musical powerhouse that is Charlotte Hatherley!A lovely episode to kind of sit in on, as Pip and Charlotte talk shop on a number of topics but of course, the main one is music. A LOT of music talk… Charlotte is a seasoned pro, having played since the age of 15, and her path has seen her play alongside/in bands with Ash, KT Tunstall, Bryan Ferry (in Kazakhstan no less), Birdy, Bat For Lashes, and that’s just a couple on her long list… Through those experiences she has learned much, gems of which she drops here for us all to absorb - the effects on one’s health on a tour, label budgets and the importance of them, being female in an industry which is often very male dominated, the days before social media, the ‘no special treatment’ aspect of being on tour versus the more sensible, restful approach to it, and then it all rounds out with some full on sci-fi geekery which she and Pip TRULY nerd out on. What are YOUR thoughts on the dude from Altered Carbon? It’ll come up… Also - her 'Space Rocks' show in conjunction with the Space Agency! Crazy - you'll hear MUCH more no that one... So all in all - a feast of entertainment and wisdom for your ears, so get going immediately!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• CHARLOTTE HATHERLEY on TWITTER!• CHARLOTTE HATHERLEY on THE INTERNET!• SPACE ROCKS!• 'A SIGN' video!• CHARLOTTE'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL!• SCROOBUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS • DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE!• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/04/181h 13m

Alexis Okeowo - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #198

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 198 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! As always, the entire crew at the DPP Towers wishes you well and trusts that you are in good health. Here’s a powerful episode right here to get your Wednesday off to a fine start, as Pip is joined for a full chat with journalist Alexis Okeowo!Alexis is a journalist for the New Yorker, who has just released her immense book ‘A Moonless, Starless Sky - Ordinary Women And Men Fighting Extremism In Africa’, which details several encounters with the human side of extremism and radicalism in Africa. Approaching from a sober angle, not from an exaggerated ‘Breaking News’ stance that we are