Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

By Scroobius Pip

Distraction Pieces is the fastest growing weekly podcast in the UK. Hosted by Scroobius Pip with guests including Russell Brand, Katherine Ryan, Simon Pegg, Kathy Burke, Alan Moore, James McAvoy, Aisling Bea, Stewart Lee, Michael Fassbender, Josie Long, Adam Buxton and many, many more. Now available on acast, iTunes and all good podcast outlets. Download, subscribe, rate & review now!

Episodes

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

A Christmas message from Scroobius Pip  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 so used to in media, Alexis meets the people behind the stories and explores the humanity within, the religious complexities, the security obstacles, gender issues, just an insane amount for one person to deal with. But she has put herself deep in the situations and emerged with some incredible and touching stories which you would possibly never hear otherwise. She chats with Pip about many of these tales, exploring them further and revealing many of the points in her path which shaped and moulded her career. Candid, honest, and hugely interesting, so give this one your attention and discover much about a side of the world that is not always shown to us - Alexis is the woman to do it!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• ALEXIS OKEOWO on TWITTER!• A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY book!• ALEXIS at THE NEW YORKER!• ALEXIS OKEOWO blog!• 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.
10/04/181h 11m

Allen Hughes & Jimmy Iovine - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #197

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 197 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! By now hopefully you’ve dried your eyes since last week’s powerfully emotional CryFest, the Hardcore Listing takeover with the Top Five Songs That Make You Cry, and are now ready to take on your next episode of Distraction Pieces - and indeed this is a grand one… A two parter of sorts, wrapped into one tight package, as Pip is joined by film director Allen Hughes and music producer and entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine consecutively!By now you may have seen the documentary packaged entitled ‘The Defiant Ones’ show up in your Netflix new arrivals - you peeped it yet? Well best believe you will be after listening to this… Directed by Allen Hughes (maybe you know him from Menace II Society but his filmography is VAST and amazing), it’s a four part (not four episode, as Hughes will tell you!) series documenting the beginnings of the Dre multiverse, Interscope Records, Beats, and all things legendary music producer Jimmy Iovine - we’ll get to him…! You know you’re in safe hands with Hughes, and it really is a glorious representation of a world that you will know parts of but certainly not the whole story… So with this episode of Distraction Pieces, you are treated to a half hour sit-down with the director himself, then swiftly followed by another half hour chat with the superstar behind the scenes Jimmy Iovine! Jimmy’s worked with a ridiculous list of people. Just ridiculous. I mean John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Dr Dre is a good start but when you start reading down the list, it is genuinely mind-blowing. So do that!! Add to that his record label action and the Beats By Dre element, and there you have a true business champ who was responsible for so much in not only rap music but rock and just an insane amount more… Ground gets covered, stories get told, philosophies and gems of knowledge get dropped - a pure treasure of goodness for your ears and your mind. TOO MUCH goodness. Check ‘The Defiant Ones’ on Netflix immediately if not soon!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• ALLEN HUGHES on TWITTER!• JIMMY IOVINE on TWITTER!• 'THE DEFIANT ONES' series• ALLEN HUGHES FILMOGRAPHY• JIMMY IOVINE on DISCOGS• 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.
03/04/181h 7m

Top 5 Songs That Make You Cry w/Chris & Stu (part 2 of 2) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #196

Three more welcomes upon you as we proudly present you with part two of the Distraction Pieces - meets - Hardcore Listing spectacular! Pip is joined by Chris and Stu of the Hardcore Listing podcast to talk top fives, specifically top five songs that make you cry - and as you can most certainly imagine, as things get realer by the second, the wobbles start, the tears flow, and the tracks start to hit harder and harder… It’s a wonderful thing, and not something you often hear of a podcast, so while it seems funny to say “enjoy” the episode, there is a LOT to enjoy within. Come for the song selections, and stay for the chat that follows. It’s a fantastic episode, and the perfect roundup to a powerful, emotional, honest and truly engaging two parter. You’re gonna love this. And if you’re listening in public - let the tears come, and find yourself some of your own tearjerker jams - it’s a nice thing to do every now and then. Get involved!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• HARDCORE LISTING on TWITTER!• HARDCORE LISTING on INSTAGRAM!• HARDCORE LISTING on ACAST!• HARDCORE LISTING on PATREON!• REDSHIFT REBELS!• 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.
28/03/181h 55m

Top 5 Songs That Make You Cry w/Chris & Stu (part 1 of 2) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #196

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 196 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Ladies and gentlemen, it is a REAL special treat for you this week - remember yer old pals from the DrunkCast episodes? It’s been a while eh…? Well here is your chance to get fully reacquainted with the fellas, as we welcome ever so warmly Mister Stu Whiffen and Mister Chris Glassen (aka - well, pick your favourite from his sparkly new list of alternatives - I’m sure you’ll find one to your liking) of the almighty HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!!! It’s their first birthday so send em all manner of good vibes and best wishes won’t ya!This is something of a takeover right here, as the boys join Pip for a slammer of a two-parter in this perfect tie-in - maybe we can call it Hardcore Distraction Listing Pieces… In the true Hardcore Listing style and fashion, this one’s ALL about the top fives, and they have picked a heavy, heavy one - it’s the top five songs that make you cry. And the crew are not ashamed to show you what it sounds like when thugs cry… A mix of emotions but always about those ‘happy’ tears, that cathartic and purifying outpouring that we all need and that music can zero in on with needlepoint accuracy. A perfect theme for the lists, and one which will sneak up on you and get you too - something about hearing someone describe a song that gets them emotional… It’s a wonderful thing. So join the gang for a full on but wonderful double parter, and have a think about your own cry-makers too. It’s nice to dust em off every now and then right?––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• HARDCORE LISTING on TWITTER!• HARDCORE LISTING on INSTAGRAM!• HARDCORE LISTING on ACAST!• HARDCORE LISTING on PATREON!• REDSHIFT REBELS!• 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.
27/03/181h 7m

Patrisse Cullors - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #195

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 195 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! All the best to you all, Team 3W and new-term listeners! Welcome x3 to all y’all. A very special episode right here, as Pip is joined by creator and full time spokesperson of the Black Lives Matter movement and, subsequently, one of the busiest women on the planet, Patrisse Cullors!It has been an incredibly busy time for Patrisse, as you will hear, so it’s lucky she’s found the methods to keep herself healthy and stable throughout her more hectic times in doing so much for the Black Lives Matter movement - working for a cause which is so much bigger than one’s self will surely takes its toll… In some ways it’s a shame that she is so busy - to quote her from this episode, “If things were better in this world, I wouldn’t have to work so hard…” It’s a heavy one for sure, as the wider world slowly becomes more aware of the struggles and prejudice faced by black people, brought into a shockingly present focus with the advent of cellphone cameras (and in an earlier recording from the Rodney King beating) and the documentation of police brutality on a grand scale. From her earlier days living in a now gentrified neighbourhood, where the money moves in and the history is kicked to the curb, to her education of the Black Panthers movement and the good they did which rivals the negative image from the media, to the prison system (the movie ‘13th’ is a SOLID viewing for more on this), to the difficulties in getting the movement up and running and of course, the perpetual ignorance of the ‘all lives matter’ statement and why it’s does no favours to anyone, the future of the movement and SO much more besides. Seriously, pure knowledge in this one and essential listening for those eager to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement as well as those unaware as yet. Listen, learn, repeat if necessary.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• PATRISSE CULLORS on TWITTER!• PATRISSE CULLORS on THE INTERNET!• BLACK LIVES MATTER website• 'WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST - A BLACK LIVES MATTER MEMOIR' by PATRISSE CULLORS!• BONUS LINK! The movie '13th'• 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.
21/03/181h 5m

Steve McNeil - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #194

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 194 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Or as that deep wizard voiceover used to say in the Gauntlet arcade, “WELCOME BLUE WARRIOR”… What has that got to do with this week’s guest? Everything! For this week Pip is joined by one of the creators of Dave’s ‘Go 8 Bit’ and all round multi-talent Steve McNeil!A great chat with Pip and Steve as they get deep down into the art of the video game, and the specialness of the medium from the vintage to the brand new. As co-creator of the truly excellent ‘Go 8 Bit’, the computer game gameshow on Dave (amongst many more excellent televised and non-televisual goodies), Steve is very well versed in all things pixellated, and as Pip is partial to a good game or two himself, this is a great meeting of minds which gets into the origins of the programme (to quote Steve, “comedians playing video games drunk in a cupboard” - which is a less catchy title than Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee I’m sure you’ll agree), the Edinburgh Fringe element of the whole show - the concept of which was a stroke of genius, how the early stages led to so much more, his other projects on the go (including the terrific 'WiFi Wars'), some bizarre and beautiful wi-fi inventions, the grand Dave channel, Twitch and the streaming arts, and just a lovely serving of video game-based goodies. We’ve come a long way since the days of ‘Pong’ but it’s funny how those formative years are still so resonant in the ongoing tale of the video game. Ready player one? 3… 2… 1…––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• STEVE McNEIL on THE INTERNET! (all links are here - explore!)• DARA O'BRIAIN'S 'GO 8 BIT'!• 'WIFI WARS'!• BONUS LINK! DJ Yoda & Scroobius Pip - 'Sega RIP'• 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.
14/03/181h 25m

Walk Like A Panther special - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #193

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode one hundred and ninety three of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very happy March 9th to you all, or as it is know in Team 3W circles - WALK LIKE A PANTHER release day! There’s no doubt that if you’ve been listening to the podcast over the past year or so at least, you’ll have heard various little hints and references to the film emerge, which have evolved into full on chats - well, the time has come and the film is now out in a TON of cinemas, and now is your chance to go see your intrepid host Scroobius Pip in his first feature film!Of course you may have seen Pip in Taboo, alongside Tom Hardy and Stephen Graham, or even Cornerboys opposite Brett Goldstein, or of course the music videos (there have been several), but this is the full on cinematic debut right here. You might have also heard the podcasts where Pip has been joined by actors or close associates of actors involved in these projects, and as it happens a good selection of the stars of Walk Like A Panther have appeared over the history of Distraction Pieces, pre- and post-wrap of it! So here is a little selection of actorial greatness, a selection of clips from past episodes of the podcast with some of the stars of the film either going into the process of acting, their histories in the field or even straight up Panther talk. The clips are in chronological order too so as you’ll hear, it starts with vague hints (or Taboo talk!) and evolves into confirmed ‘now we can talk about it’ chats. So enjoy this collage of awesomeness, as you hear from:• STEPHEN GRAHAM! (episode 87)• MICHAEL SOCHA (episode 95)• ROB PARKER (episode 131)• NEIL FITZMAURICE (episode 154)• CHRISTOPHER FAIRBANK (episode 155 p1 / episode 155 p2)• LENA HEADEY (episode 183)• GUZ KHAN (episode 185)…and of course, peep the original episodes if you haven’t already - there’s always a treasure trove of nuggets to be enjoyed, as you know already!More importantly though - go peep WALK LIKE A PANTHER! It’s out everywhere. ENJOY!!!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• WALK LIKE A PANTHER on TWITTER!• See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/03/181h 10m

Mother's Day Special - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #192

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode one hundred and ninety two of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! As we approach that glorious time of year where we celebrate mothers, those who live with us and those who have moved on, what an ideal time for Pip to have a sit down and chat with his own Mum about her Mum! It’s a veritable Mumapalooza in here (or Mumfest). You might recognise her warm, friendly tones and unmistakable laugh from her appearance on episode 51 of the podcast, where Pip was joined by her and his Dad too, but this time it’s ALL about Mum!You may be familiar with the song ‘Cowboi’ by Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - if not you’ll have a chance to get familar at the end of the podcast as it’s included in its entirety - which involves details of an attack, and as Pip notes on this podcast, is the only track he’s made which is based on a true, personal story. The story itself is based on an experience his Grandmother went through, which is relayed here by Pip’s Mum, and as it turns out, Pip’s Mum has an entire backlog of wild and crazy tales to tell about her (including the attack dealt with in ‘Cowboi’) - a mix of all the moods and emotions, and dealing with everything from the delightful to the plain surreal, all relayed with pride and detail and in most cases, that fantastic smile-inducing laugh which forms a great percentage of this episode. Fancy a sneak peak at the anecdote setlist? Expect to hear about cakes and canoe paddles, horseriding mishaps, yoga, “a little job”, the wedding, Stamford Beach, cowboys and playing dead and one that shan’t be spoiled but let’s just say the topic leaves Pip scratching his head… A wonderful and intimate story telling session which offers that ever so special element that podcasts can really deliver on - the feeling of unobtrusively sitting in on a conversation which involves you directly and offers some fantastic stories from real life that you may not otherwise hear in any other way. Priceless entertainment! And hopefully this might inspire you to crack open a conversation with available family members about your greater family sphere, to see what nuggets you will uncover… There are doubtless many to be enjoyed! Have fun, and take this chance to listen in on some ace memories and maybe have a little run through of your own memories too… We’ve all got some treasure to hold dear.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• PIP'S MUM on INSTAGRAM!• PIP'S MUM on TWITTER!• 'COWBOI' by DAN LE SAC vs SCROOBIUS PIP!• 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...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/03/181h 39m

Chris Ramsey - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #191

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode one hundred and ninety one of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A powerful comedy special here as Pip is joined by the Sheriff of the South Shields - it’s Chris Ramsey!Indulge in the North East accent tones of Chris as he chats it up with Pip on all things comedic, including how he is expected to be funny by everyone from radio presenters to postal workers in day to day life, how the Geordie accent is NOT a gimmick, how the mind of the North East comic must make the trip down to London every so often or become stuck up there, his surprise first gig success and the ascent to working arenas not long after (and how important it is to make yourself small on stage at a huge venue), his breakthroughs on Russell Howard’s ‘Good News’ show and the wonders and miracles of being a parent. Of course, SO much more but this is a non spoiler zone (apart from the preceding spoilers) - you’ll have a lovely time uncovering the rest of this casual and very amusing chat, so get on it immediately!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• CHRiS RAMSEY on TWITTER!• CHRIS RAMSEY WEBSITE!• CHRIS RAMSEY on INSTAGRAM!• THE CHRIS RAMSEY 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.
28/02/181h 18m

Rutger Bregman - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #190

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode one hundred and NINETY of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Ten away from two hundred… I’m sure you could have done the math on that yourselves. Still, that’s huge! And as we approach the big numbers, what better time to approach some big topics with none other than author and historian RUTGER BREGMAN!An absolutely massive episode covering - as said - some big topics and issues, which are immensely interesting and made a lot easier to understand with Rutger’s able guidance and explanation. His book ‘Utopia For Realists And How We Can Get There’ is available now (published by Bloomsbury), and this should be a good idea of what you can expect - Rutger tackles the issues of universal basic income, strikes, borders, how great art can be achieved by not having basic financial worries, how we need a return to utopian thinking, new ideas beginning at the fringes of society, how the US isn’t the beating heart of the entire world (as the news may have you believe), the ‘circle of bullshit’, and how we are working with “21st Century hardware on 19th Century software” - all of these are expounded on a great deal so this is a good one to really sit and take some time with. There is a kind of ‘Freakanomics’ approach to some of the points, which is fascinating - like the eventual financial cost of one element of one’s life, and the knock-on effects of doing one thing in particular and how it leads to what’s down the road. Just so much to enjoy, and all very positive too - certainly not a world of doom and gloom in this one, no way. Enlighten yourself and enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• RUTGER BREGMAN on TWITTER!• RUTGER'S TED TALK!• RUTGER in DE CORRESPONDENT for the Dutch speakers!• RUTGER'S 'UTOPIA FOR REALISTS'!• 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.
21/02/181h 31m

Don Letts - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #189

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode one hundred and eighty nine of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A grandslam punky reggae party of an episode at that, as Pip is joined by straight up legendary film-maker / deejay / selector / presenter DON LETTS!For Don, everything he does goes under the broad umbrella of sound and vision, with a huge amount of projects and collaborations to be considered as such, from his own Super 8 films back in the day to directing music videos for a crazy amount of musical heroes from Elvis Costello to Big Audio Dynamite to The Clash to Bob Marley to name a handful… A LOT to talk about between Pip and Don of course, from his experiences being “first generation British born black”, to finding his footing in the directing game and how it started, his artistic interests and slants, politics and diversity in the UK, culture and the greater arts world, having his mind blown and personality altered after seeing Bob Marley and then becoming an acquaintance of his, running a shop in Kings Road and the all encompassing power of bass… Immensely satisfying and entertaining chat goodness to be had so just dive in and enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• DON LETTS on TWITTER!• DON LETTS on INSTAGRAM!• THE PUNK ROCK MOVIE!• PUNK: ATTITUDE by DON LETTS!• 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.
14/02/181h 10m

Florence Pugh - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #188

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Another heavyweight acting classic right here for your immediate attention, as Pip is joined by the star of one of his favourite films (Lady Macbeth) and the upcoming Fighting With My Family - it’s Florence Pugh!A powerful conversation, full of energy and positivity and just pure satisfying goodness for your podcast enjoyment, as Pip and Florence get right down to it and cover everything from said favourite film Lady Macbeth (surely you’ve seen that by now and if not, amend that!), the subtle differences behind the scenes of indie and blockbuster films and merits of the former, the backlog of projects and the weirdness of doing promo several years after, her attitude towards nudity in film roles and how the media handles it versus how she handles it, her upcoming role as Paige in Fighting With My Family and the insane logistics of that, the dichotomy of murder on screen and nudity on screen and how it seems society in general is far more comfortable seeing violence, the female perspective as a director as opposed the male gaze, growing up in a loud family and her acting history and last but certainly not least, a pitch from she and Pip for a combined role in Peaky Blinders. How can they lose? One’s thing’s for sure - you won’t, so get yourself comfy and listen in won’t you!AND VOTE FOR FLORENCE IN THE EE RISING STAR AWARDS!!!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• FLORENCE PUGH on TWITTER!• FLORENCE PUGH on INSTAGRAM!• EE RISING STAR AWARDS at the BAFTAS!• 'LADY MACBETH'!• 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.
07/02/181h 19m

Vicky McClure - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #187

Welcome, welcome, welcome to Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg's favourite episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip, episode 187 – a handful of words into the intro and already the rap gawds are being referenced... Whatever the number, this is a grand one right here as Pip is joined by one of the UK's finest, the Bafta winning queen Vicky McClure!Surely you will have seen Vicky's acting greatness on the big and small screen, having a HUGE part to play in the filmography of the legend Shane Meadows in films such as A Room For Romeo Brass, This Is England and the series of which the film spawned (as ‘Lol’), but if not you will most definitely be catching up after this chat with Pip, as she goes all the way into the archives, back to her days in the acting workshop where she honed her craft and improvisational skills (which would be vital in her later roles), Nottingham days, her very realistic and sobering view on her own acting profession which is very refreshing to hear, a TON of fascinating behind the scenes science on the Meadows method and the deep connection between director, cast, and overall end product, and her own collaboration with fashion label Finery. An all round podcast of pure perfection, so set aside some time and enjoy every moment. You shall.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• VICKY MCCLURE on TWITTER!• VICKY MCCLURE on INSTAGRAM!• VICKY MCCLURE on IMDB!• 'THIS IS ENGLAND'• 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.
31/01/181h 13m

We Need To Talk About Wrestling - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #186

TRIGGER WARNING: This podcast discusses sexual assault, grooming and several other sensitive subject matters.Welcome, welcome, welcome to a very special roundtable discussion episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip.Pip is joined on this one by a powerful assembly of wrestling community associated women to have an informed, honest and educated talk about the current state of British Wrestling, which has recently been tainted severely by a number of serious allegations of sexual abuse.A very heavy situation to unpack and discuss, but this is an awesomely positive team to do just that, as Pip is joined by:• Journalist and writer Kirsty Bosley (aka Bozzers)• PW GrrrlGang’s Death By Suzy• Hardcore wrestling homie Vicky HaskinsThe four of them get right into it, and rather than getting into specifics of the cases being brought to attention right now, they offer advice and wisdom (from their own experiences and from discussions with the Police, Victim support & representatives of PROGRESS wrestling) to anyone and everyone affected by such issues and how to identify such situations, where to go for help and assistance, personal experience, the nuances of each case and the sensitivity each requires, social media’s role in the whole thing and how it can be right for some and not for others, and just a huge amount of positive greatness for you to absorb. Be you British Wrestling fan, or any kind of wrestling fan, this will obviously be one for your ears BUT more importantly - this is for EVERYONE. These situations are unfortunately universal and can affect anyone in any line of work, so it can be a very useful thing to hear - naturally no-one wants to have anyone they love or are friends with affected by anything like this but it’s very useful to at least have a little armoury should that situation arise. A kind of ‘break in case of emergency’ armoury. So listen close, and be informed - not everyone knows about this situation in British Wrestling but it’s hugely encouraging to hear how the community is not standing for it.Be warned - this episode, while not necessarily very explicit in language, might be hard for some to listen to. Just a word of caution. There are no specifics of cases discussed, but it’s not an easy topic to engage in. So just bear that in mind.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• CHILDLINE • www.childline.org.uk/about-childline/get-support‎ / 0800 1111Online, on the phone, anytime - a very handy number to have• SAMARITANS • www.samaritans.org/Samaritans/Contact-Us‎ / 116 123 (UK) / 116 123 (ROI)The classic helpline, always there for you• MASH • 'multi agency safeguarding hub'Concerns about children can be logged, just Google MASH and your region should be accessible• WEST MIDLANDS POLICE ADVICE PAGE • https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/adviceAn A-Z of various offences, with advice on how to handle them - for example, the Child Sexual Abuse page has a lot of useful information, and the user can find info easily regarding the chosen...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/01/181h 53m

Guz Khan - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #185

WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This is episode 185, we’re getting DEEP in the episodes now… A Brum phenomenon takes us through this one, a full on slammer of an episode featuring man like comedian and actor GUZ KHAN!Mad entertaining from start to end, as Pip sits down with Guz for a truly matey chat but which brings out the best of both! They were first acquainted back around a year ago on set on the upcoming ‘Walk Like A Panther’, where they behaved like naughty schoolkids on set by all accounts, and this is a catchup / roundup / ahead look at what Guz is involved with - a huge amount it turns out, and a wide range of topics get handled, such as Guz being new to the whole celebrity life and how surreal it can be (down to the weirdness of having a team), the importance of vibes on set and getting on with the crew, how he was essentially raised by three strong women and how that shaped his personality and humour, the art of storytelling, outrage vs laughing it off, teaching and how moments of discussion and clarity are so important to catch and build on, getting the tone right in filming in his hometown and creating a friendly space to do so, and just a whole ton more… Oh, and his new show ‘Man Like Mobeen’ on BBC3! Massive.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• GUZ KHAN on TWITTER!• GUZ KHAN on INSTAGRAM!• MAN LIKE MOBEEN on BBC3!• GUZ LIVE AT THE APOLLO!• WALK LIKE A PANTHER!• WE.ARE.LIZARDS @ THE BOOK CLUB • JANUARY 27th!• 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.
24/01/181h 12m

Paloma Faith - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #184

WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! We trust your 2018 is getting off to a wondrous start and all coming together nice like. Thanks kindly for joining the DPP mothership for another year of relentless, non-stop goodness! And what way to continue that very same year of goodness other than by welcoming in UK #1 singing legend PALOMA FAITH!A long, long overdue guest on the podcast, as Pip has been pals with Paloma for a good decade or so (their friendship kicked off on the video for ‘The Beat That My Heart Skipped’), but it isn’t just mates reminiscing and going over the good old times… It’s a fascinating and honest chat about her humble beginnings and stage antics back in the day, being a number one album selling artist and how un-phased she is by the stardom of it all (which leads into some very open and awesome tangents on fame in general and the weirdness of it all and how it’s not for everyone), a good amount of political chat and how politics needs to evolve, and of course Paloma’s newborn baby child! As stated, it’s open and honest, and generally hugely inspiring and positive - you’ll feel Paloma’s sunny rays all over you long after the podcast is over… Lovely stuff for your mid-January Wednesday listening.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• PALOMA FAITH on TWITTER!• PALOMA FAITH on INSTAGRAM!• PALOMA FAITH on THE INTERNET!• 'CRYBABY' by PALOMA FAITH!• WE.ARE.LIZARDS @ THE BOOK CLUB • JANUARY 27th!• 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.
17/01/181h 16m

Lena Headey - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #183

WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip, and the FIRST DPP of 2018 with a one-on-one Pip and guest setup (and not a roomful of drunk mates yammering with increasing volume)! The guest this week is a proper acting heavyweight who you may know from the fabulous Dredd (the 2012 one), the massive 300 or the very definition of massive Game Of Thrones (as Cersei Lannister) - ladies and gentlemen, it's Lena Headey!An inspiring and honest chat with Pip and Lena, as a huge amount of topic get delved into from the very moment the mic is opened... Casino wisdom, her upcoming projects (which all sound ace and mental), the entirely disgusting Harvey Weinstein cases of recent times and her own experiences within the foulness and power tripping, her calling out of Louis CK for his non-sorry apology, boys and girls and parenthood, some Brexit talk, her confidence in acting and how it’s grown since her start in Game Of Thrones, the awesome Dredd, and a heck ton of goodness in between. Whether you know Lena from her many roles, or this is the first time you’ve heard her name, this is perfect DPP nourishment for your mid-week podcast enjoyment.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• LENA HEADEY on TWITTER!• LENA HEADEY on INSTAGRAM!• LENA HEADEY on IMDB!• LENA HEADEY on GAME OF THRONES!• 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.
10/01/181h 10m

DrunkCast (Mk9) - Part 4 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #182

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to the fourth and final quarter of the Xmas DrunkCast! But first and foremost, the Distraction Pieces Podcast consortium would like to formally wish you the very best for 2018 and hope that it's been a tremendous start for you. We will be here for you for the duration and we would like to thank you properly for the listening time, downloads, shares, Speech Development Records and all round support. Team 3W is the BEST - never forget. Thank you.And so we continue, and as we do so things get decidedly rowdier, almost like turning the volume up from like 5 or so to 10 (or if you wanna Spinal Tap it, 11). So be prepared for a nice gradual increase in bellowing. As with all previous episodes of this current session, Scroobius Pip is joined by Hardcore Listing homies and DrunkCast OGs Stu and Chris, the host of the Say Why To Drugs podcast Dr Suzi Gage (on breathalising and cognition test duties), John of The Dream Factory podcast on fact checking and note taking, Jim Smallman of the Tuesday Night Jaw podcast (straight edge, on the flashy imported salted caramel Monster beverages), wrestler Jimmy Havoc (drinking on behalf of Jim Smallman, the kind and giving soul he is) and Jason ‘Tron’ Reed of the Stop And Search podcast. A savage and fearless display of drunken podcasters right here, and a perfect one to end the four pieces. Xmas movies, alcoholism and addiction, gambling, Frank Bruno on the Hardcore Listing podcast, more breathalyser business and some underwear nobbling. No explanation needed. ENJOY!!! You shall!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• STOP AND SEARCH PODCAST!• SAY WHY TO DRUGS PODCAST!• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!• TUESDAY NIGHT JAW PODCAST!• DREAM FACTORY PODCAST!• SUBFRANTIC STUDIO!• 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.
03/01/181h 42m

DrunkCast (Mk9) - Part 3 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #182

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to your THIRD instalment of the surely notorious and definitely infamous DrunkCast for Xmas 2017! Y'all ready...? C'mon now, it's been almost a week - of course you're ready... Let's get it in shall we...?Same again, same number, same hood – Hardcore Listing homies and DrunkCast OGs Stu and Chris, the host of the Say Why To Drugs podcast Dr Suzi Gage (on breathalising and cognition test duties), John of The Dream Factory podcast on fact checking and note taking, Jim Smallman of the Tuesday Night Jaw podcast (straight edge, on the flashy imported salted caramel Monster beverages), wrestler Jimmy Havoc (drinking on behalf of Jim Smallman, the kind and giving soul he is) and Jason Reed of the Stop And Search podcast. The gang are getting deep on this one - a bunch of movie talk, the all consuming humour power of Viz, kids joke and the subtleties therein, but most importantly how to make your VERY OWN wrestling name, which leads to an exciting revelation... No spoilers here yo, just get in and listen. But most importantly - ENJOY!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• STOP AND SEARCH PODCAST!• SAY WHY TO DRUGS PODCAST!• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!• TUESDAY NIGHT JAW PODCAST!• DREAM FACTORY PODCAST!• 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.
27/12/171h 8m

DrunkCast (Mk9) - Part 2 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #182

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to your second serving of the 9th Distraction Pieces DrunkCast! How'd you get on with that first part, mmm? All good? No double vision? How many fingers am I holding up? Okay well you seem fine - obviously looks can be deceiving so I'll take your word for it this time, but we'll see how things look after this one...SO - all is the same, same guests – Hardcore Listing homies and DrunkCast OGs Stu and Chris, the host of the Say Why To Drugs podcast Dr Suzi Gage (on breathalising and cognition test duties), John of The Dream Factory podcast on fact checking and note taking, Jim Smallman of the Tuesday Night Jaw podcast (straight edge, on the flashy imported salted caramel Monster beverages), wrestler Jimmy Havoc (drinking on behalf of Jim Smallman, the kind and giving soul he is) and Jason Reed of the Stop And Search podcast. But while the terrain is the same, the convos are very different, as we witness the birth of a new beverage (you'll find out, be patient), get through a good amount of wrestling gossip and pain tolerance threshold goodness, and a healthy amount of meandering tangents and conversational off-roads throughout. Highly enjoyable - as always, pour yourself a Scroobius Pip and get into this one, it's mad fun.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• STOP AND SEARCH PODCAST!• SAY WHY TO DRUGS PODCAST!• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!• TUESDAY NIGHT JAW PODCAST!• DREAM FACTORY PODCAST!• 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.
22/12/171h 6m

DrunkCast (Mk9) - Part 1 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #182

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to that ever so special time of year, the time when the Distraction Pieces Podcast gets buckwild crazy and lets its hair down and acts crazy inappropriately, only to completely forget what happened the previous night... Yes indeed - it's the Distraction Pieces Xmas DrunkCast 2017! You KNOW it's gonna be a heavy one... And if you weren't around for last year's debacle - well let this be your initiation...Ladies and gentlemen, Team 3W, please get yourselves good and comfy for the drunkest of the drunk roundtables as your regular host Scroobius Pip is joined by Hardcore Listing homies and DrunkCast stallions Stu and Chris, the host of the wonderful Say Why To Drugs podcast Dr Suzi Gage (who will also be breathalising and cognitively testing the crew through the proceedings), John of The Dream Factory podcast on fact checking and note taking duties, Jim Smallman of the best wrestling podcast on the planet Tuesday Night Jaw (who is straight edge and will not be drinking), wrestler Jimmy Havoc (who will be drinking FOR Jim Smallman, bless him) and Jason Reed of the Stop And Search podcast to round out the powerful extended DrunkCast family! Oh you KNOW it's gonna go off... Let Pip's stern warning at the beginning set the tone, as you delve into the first of a handful of increasingly inebriated yammer-fests... They're doing it just for you, people. Please enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• STOP AND SEARCH PODCAST!• SAY WHY TO DRUGS PODCAST!• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST!• TUESDAY NIGHT JAW PODCAST!• DREAM FACTORY PODCAST!• 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.
20/12/171h 5m

Alex Horne - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #181

Welcome, welcome and a third customary welcome to YOU, dear Distraction Pieces Podcast listener, and to the one hundred and eighty first episode! A damn fine, properly solid episode it is too, as your loyal host Scroobius Pip is joined by creator and star of 'Taskmaster' (and very good friend of Tim Key), Alex Horne!Get involved, be you viewer or not, in this chat with Pip and Alex, and enjoy the ground covered between the pair of them. Situated out in the Taskmaster shed, which - as you will hear from time to time - lies directly under a flight path, hear Alex get down and dirty in the history, present and future of the hit Dave channel programme, which involves a good amount of Edinburgh Fringery, along with a hefty amount of Tim Key, and some good old fashioned messing about. From there on things get serious and the show is created, and you'll hear all about it - from the favourite stars, the evolution and theory of having the same team episode to episode, the awesome and bizarre tasks involved, his early days on the Big Brother series and how that fed the seeds of his ideas, a pizza interlude (don't worry, no 'misophonia' warnings on this one), his Horne Section, US and UK comedy, and just a great chat with a very nice person indeed. Wonderful stuff.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• TASKMASTER on DAVE!• DAVE CHANNEL!• ALEX HORNE on TWITTER!• ALEX HORNE BREAKS THE NEWS podcast!• 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.
13/12/171h 5m

Films Of The Year 2017 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #180

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY (word to Jim Bowen) of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Bless ya heart for tuning in, it is a pleasure to have you aboard. A full on cinematic marathon right here this week, as Pip finally presents his finely curated and handpicked selection of his favourite films of the year! All on his lonesome too - 100% Pip!Now, before you go in - know this: this is PIP'S LIST. Pip. This is not your list. These are not the country's favourites. These are not the world's favourites. They are not in order of box office takings, Rotten Tomatoes ratings, none of that. So this list is not wrong, faulty or incorrect - it's Pip entirely personal list of his favourite films of the year. This naturally means you are ENTIRELY FREE to have your own list, and heartily encouraged to do so! It's a fun thing to do. But on this occasion, you are cordially invited to partake in Pip's rundown of his choice picks of the year, and good lord of COURSE you're not gonna agree with it all. And maybe you hate everything here! But that's the beauty of it - we're all on different paths, different courses, and let's rejoice in the diversity of each other's opinions, viewpoints and taste. For therein is the beauty of the universe. Yours, with love, the Distraction Pieces Podcast. YOU ARE BLESSED.––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• ODEON LIMITLESS CARDS! • NOT A SPONSOR!• CINEWORLD UNLIMITED CARDS! • NOT A SPONSOR EITHER!• IMDB!• 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.
06/12/171h 0m

Rick Edwards - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #179

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 179 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Nothing but super scientifical madness this time round as we warmly welcome RICK EDWARDS of the 'Science(ish)' podcast to the chat-throne, to drop some gems and nuggets upon you regarding all things cinema and the science within...Whether you know Rick from the Science(ish) podcast or the accompanying book, or none of the above, this is a really entertaining chat which goes through a few of the films he has delved into in the past - Ex Machina, The Martian and Interstellar are the stars of the show here which spark nice tangents about the supervillain Elon Musk, the ridiculous intricacies of invisibility, the hard science behind some films and the flimsy science behind others, and how Star Trek was a solid breeding ground of idea for future products and scientific innovation! Throughly entertaining, and some exciting subject for your mind to ponder - nerds and non-nerds (so, everybody I guess?) - this one's for YOU!!! Enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:This episode's links:• SCIENCE(ISH) PODCAST!• SCIENCE(ISH) BOOK!• RICK EDWARDS on TWITTER!• 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.
29/11/171h 16m

Ask Pip v.6 (Part 2) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Welcome, welcome, welcome to your second Friday bonus in a row, concluding the two part 'Ask Pip' session from last week! But more importantly, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip - that's the important upfront business taken care of... Not in the French badlands this time but out in a park near Covent Garden, round the back of the Odeon and near the back of Denmark Street / New Tottenham Court Road if I'm not mistaken. There was a one-eyed cat who lived there a few years ago, and may still do... Such a weird little corner of Central London. Worth a peep though. Anyway - a nice little chatback with SoloPip, and a good catch up on all things Q&A - and Q's get A'd for real. I won't spoil the content here but it's a nice one on one jammy for certain. Please enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• ASK PIP post on FACEBOOK!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• CONTACT BUDDY PEACE! (this relates to the pre-Pip intro - holler for podcast editing / mixing / mastering / sound design!)• 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.
24/11/1758m 43s

Jonny Lee Miller - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #178

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Episode 178 is standing outside your door this minute, so exercise politeness and cordiality and let it in won't ya - it's a goody this week, as Pip is joined by mighty acting talent Jonny Lee Miller!Undoubtedly you will know Jonny from the film which basically everyone must have seen by now (I mean if you were at an age suitable for the 18 rating) Trainspotting - and if not then good god fix that up already... He played the standout character 'Sickboy', and went onto revisit the character a couple of decades later in T2. These were naturally not the bookends of his career, as you will hear in this full on sprawling conversation - you'll get the inside scoop on his very early days, where he effectively bypassed the conventional acting route and did things in his own way, his Kingston Upon Thames (bigups!) days, his old skool days doing the UK actor thing by starring in The Bill, Eastenders and all the classics, and his giant leaps from the UK to the US, and LA to NY, from squandering roles after Trainspotting but clawing back a glorious career and ultimately starring as Sherlock Holmes in the huge US series Elementary - AND starring as Sherlock more than anyone else ever! Power moves from Jonny - get involved and brush up on your Jonny Lee Miller trivia! Huge. Enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• JONNY LEE MILLER on TWITTER!• JONNY LEE MILLER on INSTAGRAM!• TRAINSPOTTING!• T2!• ELEMENTARY!• 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.
22/11/171h 26m

Ask Pip v.6 (Part 1) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode... Hmmm... The episode with NO NUMBER! For this is an extra special bonus 'Ask Pip' edition of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! While Pip is out and about on location filming in a sleepy French town appropriately called 'Mello', where the dogs are fierce and the truckers do not obey public hygiene guidelines, he took time to get your questions in on Facebook and answer them out in the wilderness. He also bumps into fellow actor Adam along the way too which is a sweet little catch up halfway in! Nice. Loads of goodies in here from Pip's experiences in the acting world in general, current extreme shadiness in some areas of the film industry, backgrounds on Pip songs, MMA talk, whether looking for artists is a thing for him, and all manner of outside solo chatter, as he talks into his personal recorder with a Troll hair windguard. A very nice Adam Buxton podcast intro-esque style episode which you'll appreciate, minus Rosie the dog. There are dogs, but these ones are all barky and pepped up. You'll hear... Anyway - enjoy, this one's a nice one-to-one in an interesting little corner of the world. Enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• ASK PIP post on FACEBOOK!• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER!• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!• CONTACT BUDDY PEACE! (this relates to the pre-Pip intro - holler for podcast editing / mixing / mastering / sound design!)• 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.
17/11/171h 4m

Jean Grae - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #177

Welcome, welcome, welcome - and since this is a very special episode indeed, go ‘head - have another welcome - to the great and grand Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Episode 177 right here, hot and fresh out the kitchen and ready for your immediate devouring… Truly this episode is a long awaited one, hinted at for a good while… Well, paths have aligned, the gawds have shaken hands and good fortune has stood in the DPP path as we welcome Jeannie Grigio aka Jean Greasy aka JEAN GRAE!Pip warns at the start that this may be something of a ‘love-in’ and two people sitting there agreeing with each other, which - sure - may be somewhat true… But what could be better than that? In a time where articles and blogs scramble for your attention with negative and shock headlines, let’s take some time to indulge in a straight up lovely, fully varied and positive chat with two very like minded people, who drop gems and jewels like their moth-eaten swagbags got caught on a nail along the way. As a fan, Pip exercises terrific restraint and does not fan-out at all - it’s perfect, as Jean delivers all manner of nuggets pertaining to her illustrious career as rapper, beatmaker/DJ, singer, writer, composer, actor… Too many jumping off points to start from, but somehow the whirlwind of awesomeness is contained in this humble podcast, and you’ll hear about all of it including internet nut-jobs, theoretical fans, how to manipulate a crowd and leave “blood on the stage”, her early days (you may remember her as ‘What What’, or her old crew Natural Resource), her attitude to today’s hip hop scene and how her limits outside of it are endless, the New York state of mind and the diversity within, super powers, dark sides, and TONS more… Prepare to offer this chat a standing ovation at the end, it’s golden!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• JEAN GRAE on TWITTER!• JEAN GRAE on INSTAGRAM!• JEAN GRAE on YOUTUBE!• JEAN GRAE on BANDCAMP!• 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.
15/11/171h 34m

Live In Dublin (Part 2/2) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #176

WELCOME! Welcome! Ahhhhh go on then - another welcome upon you for this is the DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST with Scroobius Pip and we do NOT give less than three welcomes, ever. You know this by now. So with this in mind, tripley welcome as you are, here is the long awaited EPISODE 176, recorded live at the Tivoli in Dublin!Another slammer of COURSE right here, in the second part where - as Pip keeps hinting - ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN... Well you'll be pleased to know that very good things happen indeed, as Pip is joined on stage by a wonderful, inspiring and varied bunch of folks from the audience - not just a mic-handing Q&A, this is the section of the live DPP where the audience becomes the guest and gets to ask anything, so be prepared for a good range of thoughts, feelings, ponderings, contemplations, meanderings, the whole deal. No spoilers, just jump in and enjoy - Dublin boasts some grade A peoples, as you shall witness right here... Enjoy, and thanks for tuning into part 2!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• RUBBERBANDITS on TWITTER!• 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLINDBOY' BOOK!• BLINDBOY PODCAST!• HARDCORE LISTING WITH CHRIS & STU!• 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.
08/11/171h 7m

Live In Dublin (Part 1/2) - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #176

WELCOME! Welcome! Ahhhhh go on then - another welcome upon you for this is the DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST with Scroobius Pip and we do NOT give less than three welcomes, ever. You know this by now. So with this in mind, tripley welcome as you are, here is the long awaited EPISODE 176, recorded live at the Tivoli in Dublin!TONS to enjoy in this two parter, which we kick off here with a lovely Pip monologue which may add an exciting - dare I say 'sexy'? - new layer to his character (involving chairs - all you need to know), after which along comes former DPP guest Blindboy of The Rubberbandits to drizzle the podcast with his luxurious Limerick accent and nuggets of wisdom, and no sooner has Blindboy left the stage, BAM - Pip is joined by his good old mates Chris and Stu of Hardcore Listing and the DrunkCasts! Not drunk just yet - but bear with them, they'll show you what's what in their own episode of Hardcore Listing (which would serve as an ideal accompaniment to this rather more sober two parter). So much covered here - from Blindboy's reflections on having written a book ('The Gospel According To Blindboy'), the 'existential malaise' of releasing art, podcasts and Netflix, to Chris and Stu's catchup and a nice little tale involving Stu and James Buckley from 'Inbetweeners' - much to unwrap and enjoy. Stay tuned for part 2 eh!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• RUBBERBANDITS on TWITTER!• 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLINDBOY' BOOK!• BLINDBOY PODCAST!• HARDCORE LISTING WITH CHRIS & STU!• 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.
08/11/1748m 20s

S. Craig Zahler - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #175

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE of the ruffest, tuffest podcast in the known and unknown multiverse (zero exaggeration) - the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Thank you for tuning in! An equally ruff and tuff guest right here on this episode, as Pip is joined by the multi-talented musician/writer/director S. Craig Zahler!You may know him from the rugged Western 'Bone Tomahawk', or from his upcoming release 'Brawl In Cell Block 99', or maybe indeed from his illustrious alternate careers paths which weave between being a prolific novelist, screenwriter and musician (in bands Realmbuilder and Charnel Valley). However you've been acquainted with the man, you're about become even more so, as Pip chats heavy with him about the art of cinema, the filming and staging of a realistic fight scene, his own musical reward system while writing, how his films are positioned between arthouse and grindhouse, and how his film titles would be considered overly descriptive by today's standards. You'll also find out the original title for 'Brawl In Cell Block 99'! So there's a good amount of trivia to be enjoyed too. Awesome chat, and the perfect companion to any of his previous work, but definitely one to pair with the viewing of '...Cell Block'. Enjoy!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• 'BRAWL IN CELLBLOCK 99' on TWITTER!• S. CRAIG ZAHLER on IMDB!• 'BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99'!• 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.
01/11/1754m 20s

Armando Iannucci - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #174

WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Wonderful to have you on board, and it goes without saying, thank you much for tuning in. More fire for you this week, as is the standard, by way of comic and satire writer/producer (and everything else) Armando Iannucci!Responsible for an insane amount of some of the greatest UK comedy since the 90's, including the writing and production of 'The Day Today' which spawned Alan Partridge and the Partridge multiverse, 'The Thick Of It', 'Time Trumpet', and US based 'Veep', Armando is clearly a titan of the game. With his new production 'The Death Of Stalin' (in cinemas NOW!), he's been grinding it out on the media promo run, but is sharp as a katana as he sits down with Pip for a nice long chat covering all the necessary bases and loads more that you'd hope to hear about, including said promo run grind and the madness of it all, especially seeing your own film countless times, being mindful of not using the victims of the subject of his film for comedy and finding that material from many various other sources, social media and how the echo chamber is reinforced and debate is fading, how the film draws parallels with today's US presidency even though it was filmed months before Trump's election win, and how to successfully wrangle an all star cast in order to promote efficiency on set. Tons more obviously but yeah, super entertaining and a must for Armando fans and those who appreciate the craft of writing and production. Get into it!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• ARMANDO on TWITTER!• ARMANDO on IMDB!• 'THE DEATH OF STALIN'!• 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.
24/10/1755m 10s

Russell Howard - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #173

WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Thank you for tuning in and opting to enrich your Wednesday's listening choices - you shan't regret it. Bigups of the highest order. Another smash episode for your DPP enjoyment - this week's show is pure UK comedy goodness from a true great - yes indeed, it's Russell Howard!Powerful chat goodness right here from the fellas, getting right into it from beginning to end with only the briefest of pauses for some dog wrangling and cup of tea making. Keeping the conversation effortlessly diverse, Pip and Russell keep it moving in fine fashion touching on everything from Russell kicking off his huge standup shows with one of Dan and Pip's songs, the emotive issue of self harm among young women and how to address it and raise attention to it in comic parameters, being a certified 'Weird Crush' (congratulations...?), how to take your audience with you through perhaps more serious subject matter without losing them along the way (which requires the deftest of hands), intelligence, awareness, good deeds, social media, UK politics (and worldwide, of course, the obvious weirdness of Madame Tussauds, tied up nicely with some in depth explanation on his various TV shows - more currently, 'The Russell Howard Hour', on Sky1. A truly positive and perfectly balanced conversation, branching out to some rich areas of interest for certain - you'll enjoy this one, get on board!––––– ––––– –––––This episode's links:• RUSSELL on TWITTER!• RUSSELL on THE INTERNET!• 'THE RUSSELL HOWARD HOUR' on SKY1!• Follow the show on TWITTER!• RUSSELL on FACEBOOK!• 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.
17/10/171h 29m

Michael Fassbender - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #172

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A pleasure to have you on board. Welcome thricely to listeners long term (Team 3W) and new skool, consider yourselves all tripley welcomed. So let's crack this one open eh? A blockbuster of an episode this week, as Pip sits down for a face to face chat with pure acting royalty Michael Fassbender! Far from the a short 3 minute press-junket soundbite interview, Pip has some quality real life facetime with Michael, who is (at the time of this podcast release) out there grinding on the promo for his new film 'The Snowman', directed by Tomas Alfredson and adapted from the novel by Jo Nesbø. A wonderful and warm chat, as we discover what Michael has been doing in the past year (racing Ferraris and surfing), but also get deep into the whole business - how he was born in Germany and was subsequently moved to Ireland at 2, his love of travel and how the acting profession broadens that experience hugely, how his career path could have branched off into an entirely alternate universe, and all manner of satisfying, filling movie gossip and insider knowledge. Safe to say then that this episode is pure Distraction Pieces goodness for your soul and being. Get involved, and if you feel it, get OTHERS involved too! Please enjoy. ••••• MICHAEL on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/mfonline (not him personally but a good resource) ••••• MICHAEL on IMDB! - www.imdb.com/name/nm1055413 ••••• 'THE SNOWMAN' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF2Ksrxu_QY •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/distractionpiecespodcast •••••••••• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/distractionpiecesnetwork •••••••••• NEW LISTENERS TAKE NOTE!!! You can find the full DISTRACTION PIECES episode list HERE! - https://www.acast.com/distractionpieces •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/1754m 7s

Helen Chamberlain - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #171

Welcome welcome welcome to episode ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ONE of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Thank you for tuning in, as always - your attention shall be rewarded handsomely, as is the DPP standard. A real lovely one this week as Pip properly catches up with his old mate and TV presenting legend Helen Chamberlain! "No-one knows if I jumped of if I was pushed..." Of course MANY of you will be well acquainted with Helen from her epic and heroic stint on Soccer AM (and will naturally still be heartbroken by her absence there), but to those of you who are unfamiliar - and those of you who know her solely from Soccer AM - this is a true breakdown of her career and how every step along the way has "accidentally" led to the next. From her current position looking after a seemingly unending crew of animals on her farm (rescue dogs - which you will hear from, alpacas, llamas, boars, ponies, horses, chickens and for sure there are more than that), which was preceded by her run on the chaotic and awesome and also very zoo-like Soccer AM (which changed and influenced the TV game in huge ways), she has been sports and animal-adjacent for a good portion of said career. But as you will hear, she has always landed on her feet on top of the game and won the hearts of those around her. Oh and she will mess you up good at poker too. Believe. Get to know and love Helen Chamberlain! Or get to love her MORE! ••••• HELEN on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/hellsbellsy ••••• Soccer AM on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/SoccerAM ••••• Chimney Farm Dog Rescue! - www.chimneyfarm.com/dog-rescue •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/distractionpiecespodcast •••••••••• DISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/distractionpiecesnetwork •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/10/171h 27m

Hugo White of The Maccabees - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #170

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! To what? Come on now. You know what it is. You are now tuned into the ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTIETH episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! As custom dictates, it's another smash, and another long overdue meeting at that - please tripley welcome Hugo White of The Maccabees! (aka Pip's new/long time best mate!) Since destroying their recent farewell gig schedule, The Maccabees have been exploring all manner of individual and collaborative paths - it was an extremely heavy, emotional time but has left them with a world of creativity open to them. Hugo has made the absolute most of this, with the Maccas studio leaving an open door to him and his ideas, and here you can hear him relate to Pip (and YOU!) how his world has changed since the amiable disbanding. It's fascinating to hear he and Pip exchange notes on how long it takes to make songs, how these songs get tightened up to perfection in the touring process long after the album's release, fashioning a studio from a laptop to a fully furnished elaborate ordeal, daytime radio play and what that means exactly, the Brighton scene, how Hugo and his brother have become ambassadors of the MS Society, all underpinned by Pip's long running mantra which should be carved in stone somewhere - "it's not the gigs we get paid for, it's everything else..." - travel, inconvenience, all that... And you'll hear everything else all of that entails of course... Get involved! I'm sure Pip will dig out a childhood photo of him, Kate Nash, Hugo White, Adele and Jack Penate in playschool at some point too - right Pip? ••••• HUGO on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/hugowhitenoise ••••• HUGO on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/hugowhitenoise ••••• THE MACCABEES! - www.themaccabees.co.uk/ ••••• THE MS SOCIETY - https://www.mssociety.org.uk/ •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/09/171h 22m

Souad Mekhennet - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #169

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip, episode 169 at that! They are racking up aren't they... My my my... You may have heard Pip hyping this one up for a minute, and quite rightly so - ladies and gentlemen, please welcome journalist, author, writer, Souad Mekhennet! A huge episode here, as Pip sits down with Souad for a nice good while to really get into her own story... And what a deep, heavy and truly daring life she has led, from beginning to present day - hear her recall some chills-inducing tales and truly unique meetings, from getting in deep into situations with Isis commanders, her interview with 'Jihadi John', and her career covering all manner of terrorist activities over the years, and SO much more, made all the more fascinating due to her being Muslim and female, which positions her uniquely for her line of writing and interviewing. It's also fascinating hearing her thoughts on what creates a perfect situation for men to become radicalised, and how it can mainly stem from a broken family life. This is an absolutely gripping conversation, to which this writeup would never do justice, and it's a wonderful commentary companion to her book 'I Was Told To Come Alone', which you should (and I'm sure will) snap up at your nearest convenience. Powerful. Get into it. ••••• SOUAD on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/smekhennet ••••• SOUAD on FACEBOOK! - https://www.facebook.com/SouadMekhennet/ ••••• 'I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE' - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Was-Told-Come-Alone-Journey/dp/0349008388 •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/09/171h 20m

Eddie Izzard - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #168

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME one and all, newcomers and oldtimers, to the super powerful and ultra plush Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Now you have been officially and entirely welcomed, let's get you good and settled into this week's episode - and what a heavy hitter it is... Yes indeed - this week Pip is joined by EDDIE IZZARD! Comedian, actor, marathon man and all round champ Eddie takes time from his current press junket to sit down with Pip for a proper chat - not a three minute soundbiter, no no no... This is a wonderful one, covering - of course - his current film 'Victoria And Abdul' (alongside acting royalty Dame Judi Dench), which triggers all manner of talking points in bright and breezy fashion... Some amazing facts and gossip about the true story behind the film are revealed, and later Eddie talks candidly about his insane marathon running achievements and the mindset involved, and of course his standup career gets a good going over - all this tied in with a truly inspiring look at his transgender identification and all that has entailed over the years. Comprehensive to say the very least - get into it, enjoy and share it at your nearest opportunity! ••••• EDDIE on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/eddieizzard ••••• EDDIE on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/eddieizzard ••••• EDDIE on THE INTERNET! - www.eddieizzard.com/ ••••• 'VICTORIA AND ABDUL' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT2Ph_9bGPs •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/09/171h 7m

Will Poulter - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #167

A triple welcome upon you to this, the 167th episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very merry Wednesday to you all (assuming you are the Team 3W first responders - if that's not the case, a very merry whatever day it is). A huge one this week, as Pip is joined by young acting heavyweight Will Poulter! In the midst of his current promo run for Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit', Will takes time to sit down with Pip for a long overdue chat covering - as you will have come to expect from the DPP - a crazy large number of bases... From the issues raised in portraying a violently racist policeman in 'Detroit' (and the poignancy of the film itself), a powerful back and forth is triggered with Pip and Will, which is the beauty of films like this and how an open discussion can be had which leads into so much more besides - race, politics, society, it's all here. On top of that, you'll hear his tale from the very early days back in 'School Of Comedy' and how his young foot in the acting world's door gave him the necessary inspiration for a full on career, Will drops some gems from his unique perspective on his experience with acting and his ascent from those younger days right up to 'Son Of Rambow', 'The Maze Runner' and 'The Revenant', the latter of which had him up alongside Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hardy no less. A rich and diverse filmography right there, which has in many ways freed him from his somewhat reductive nickname of 'that Weird Eyebrow Actor'. Get yourself involved, it's a goodie and as interesting as it is entertaining. And for the love of gawd go see 'Detroit'! ••••• WILL on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/PoulterWill ••••• WILL on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/willpoulter ••••• WILL on IMDB! - www.imdb.com/name/nm2401020/ ••••• 'DETROIT' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFeWsDpy9y0 •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/09/171h 18m

Aisling Bea - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #166

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to episode 166 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Thank you for tuning in, people - you are most welcome (I refer you back to the three welcomes about 30 words ago) and it is a pleasure to have you here. In return for your attendance, consider yourself fully blessed and uplifted by the presence of this week's wonderful guest - it's Ireland's own comedian, actress and writer Aisling Bea! Such a warm and funny chat with Pip and self-proclaimed "gritty little grafter" Aisling, ranging a whole ton of topics and tangents including her very equestrian-centric upbringing, Ireland fame, the frenetic job-to-job work-pace, celebrity and coming to terms early on with the fact that co-stars are mere people too, drama versus comedy, the audition process and how the notoriously merciless LA scene can be cracked by the outsiders, and the balance of the infamous UK panel show which rounds out in a brilliant back and forth centred on feminism and male emotion, and how the two can be at such odds - from then on it's a grand finale which you'll want to chip in on (feel free to of course!) covering vulnerability, pride, male and female instinct and ahh damn, just so much more... Of course you don't want any of it spoiled pre-listen now do you - so just get stuck into this glorious episode and enjoy the company of your new best friend Aisling Bea! ••••• AISLING on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/WeeMissBea ••••• AISLING on INSTAGRAM! - https://instagram.com/weemissbea ••••• AISLING on THE INTERNET! - http://www.aislingbea.com •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/08/171h 31m

Ben & Jerry's special w/Rebecca & Melanie - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #165

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 165 of the rich, creamy and ever so delicious Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A long awaited episode at that, as Pip is joined by Rebecca from Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Melanie from the incredible International Rescue Committee! Imagine that... Yes indeed, all those references to those forward thinking ice cream pioneers Ben & Jerry on all those DrunkCasts, the Instagram posts, the tweets... Well it looks like they have opened a big, frosty freezer door for our frozen treat-loving host, as he got to join the gang for a wonderful chat - and most definitely NOT limited to ice-cream either... Fighting through the perils of a corrupted file situation in a previous visit, Pip managed to arrange a meet with Rebecca and Melanie for a second recording deep in the Slough B&J barn. Of course Pip got to taste test some of the goods within, but the chat side of the meetup is where the magic happens - listen to the history of the company itself, setup by two brilliant hippies in Burlington (who are sure to be subjects in a movie at some point), to how it's all made and the ethics of the ingredients (the brownie story is wonderful), to the awesome campaigns that the company stand behind which echo the political leanings of Ben and Jerry themselves. This is not a sponsored episode at all, and it's fascinating to hear how a big company can have a genuinely ethical and very well meaning, evolved and inclusive side to them. You'll hear all about it - this one's a gem, so much ice-cream nerd business and some really inspiring causes and subjects to dig yer spoon into. And here's to a Pip flavour soon, eh? ENJOY! ••••• BEN & JERRY'S on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/benandjerrysUK ••••• BEN & JERRY'S on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/benandjerrys ••••• BEN & JERRY'S on THE INTERNET! - http://www.benjerry.co.uk ••••• TOGETHER FOR REFUGEES - https://together.rescue.org/int ••••• TOGETHER FOR REFUGEES (alt link) - http://www.benjerry.co.uk/values/issues-we-care-about/refugees •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/08/171h 28m

Sofie Hagen - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #164

TEAM 3W long termers and first timers, stand UP! Or remain seated. It truly is your call. Just get yourself comfortable really. The reason is this: EPISODE 164 of the DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST with SCROOBIUS PIP is knocking at your door PRESENTLY! Look alive, fix up, look sharp also - as this week we welcome thricely the wonderful Danish comedy firecracker Sofie Hagen! True brilliance right here, and a surefire pick me up from the potential mid-week slumps that may be facing you - it could be that your week is flying by without hassle, and that is also perfect, as Sofie will raise you higher and higher still! Starting off with a nice run of television chat (leaping from recommendation to recommendation - stay focused!), which leads to her firm interest in the arts at an early age, hear how Sofie's spirit took her through all manner of jobs, including a charity call centre where she learned a good amount about interaction in a high pressure environment, right up to her somewhat surprising introduction into the comedy world. It was an introduction pretty much based entirely on her awesome and very unique personality and sense of humour, which you shall bear witness to right here - and SO much more besides, way too much to list here, being a no spoiler zone and all... Also interesting to hear how she deals with potentially anxious situations in her audience too, and how she tries to make preparations for these prior to the performance. Awesome stuff. ENJOY! ••••• SOFIE HAGEN on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/SofieHagen ••••• SOFIE HAGEN on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/sofiehagendk ••••• SOFIE HAGEN on THE INTERNET! - https://www.sofiehagen.com ••••• SOFIE HAGEN's PODCAST! - www.sofiehagen.com/the-moh-pod •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/171h 32m

Laurie Penny - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #163

Welcome, welcome, welcome, yes indeed Team 3W, it's another one... Episode 163 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip awaits your immediate attention - and it's a smash as always this week as we warmly welcome the wonderful Laurie Penny to the recording apparatus! A full on in depth heavy hitter right here, as Laurie and Pip go in on all manner of pertinent social and political topics - from the white male's position of privilege in society, to matters involving Trump and how it might be best to adopt a 'cold take' approach as opposed to the 'hot take' which we have become so accustomed to with Twitter at our fingertips, her columns and blogging career, journalism and just a whole awesome range of enlightening excellence. And as Pip states at the start, maybe a few things worth taking on board by way of evolving and progressing... A deep one and certainly one to really focus on - Laurie drops science from a great height here, get involved! ••••• LAURIE PENNY on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/PennyRed ••••• LAURIE PENNY on THE INTERNET! - laurie-penny.com ••••• LAURIE PENNY's 'BITCH DOCTRINE' book! - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bitch-Doctrine-Essays-Dissenting-Adults/dp/1632867532 •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/08/171h 31m

Secret Birthday Special - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip

BIRTHDAY WELCOMES AND WISHES AND GOOD TIDINGS TO YOU, on this, the day of our fearless leader Mr Scroobius Pip's birthday! Team 3W, assume your position to give Pip the bumps, old school style, and I'll go and rustle up some snacks n' treats. Here is your secret bonus podcast, where - as custom dictates - Pip has some birthday gifts for YOU! And what a setup it is this year... I'll leave it to the man himself to drop that science upon you, but let's just say, go forth and visit: https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com ...and have a scan through the digital releases... But anyway - have yourself a thorough listen to this episode and all shall be made clear, and trust me - it's a lovely one. Some good chat from Pip and some music for you too, so go ahead and enjoy! Party bags shall be made available upon your exit. There's alcoholic and non-alcoholic punch available (neither are labeled so good luck with that), a modest Ben & Jerrys stand and a small screening booth showing nothing but Stephen Graham films and appearances, so come and rejoice - it's a birthday spectacular!!! •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on YOUTUBE! - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWEtxXxb96RtIM3QoDJvVBw •••••••••• JACKAMO BROWN on YOUTUBE! - https://www.youtube.com/user/JackamoBrown •••••••••• WARRENPEACE on YOUTUBE! - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxy1DDnHknDxuijM_pglQaqejcONrgMFj •••••••••• POLARBEAR on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/homeofpolar?lang=en •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/1740m 3s

Alice Lowe - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #162

Welcome welcome welcome to episode 162 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A delicious episode right here as Pip sits down for a hell of a chat with the very awesome Alice Lowe! You are sure to have caught Alice on anything from the gloriously weird Garth Marenghi's Darkplace to the equally weird and wonderful Mighty Boosh and TONS more besides, as well as her big screen work on films like Hot Fuzz, Sightseers or more recently - and more urgently! - Prevenge, her new film where she is basically going deep method in that she was pregnant through the filming, which fed perfectly into the role as a pregnant woman. It couldn't have synced up nicer than that! Listen to Alice's story unfold and get a powerful insight into her acting world - as you can well imagine, it contains multitudes... ENJOY! ••••• ALICE LOWE on TWITTER! – https://twitter.com/alicelowe ••••• 'PREVENGE' Trailer! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bEPU_58akI ••••• 'THE GHOUL' Trailer! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reH_RJJXSiE •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/08/171h 42m

Doc Brown - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #161

A rousing three-part welcome to you and yours as we enter the one hundred and sixtieth episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You never thought Pip's pod would take it this far... Nah that can't be true - that was just a crowbarred-in Biggie reference. Nevertheless - here's a VERY juicy episode right here featuring the UK rap gawd and multi-talented all rounder Doc Brown! A full on massive chat here as Pip and Doc catch up on all monosyllabic matters (and polysyllabic, come on now) from the early days of the Doc Brown beginnings right up to the present. And what a journey it is - maybe you know him from his appearances on Ricky Gervais's 'Derek', his legendary 'Slang 101' rap (a Youtube firestarter), his rap career in general, his early days in the Deal Real scene way back when, his presenting skills (and awesome fill-in on the Radio 5 Live film reviews - hello to Jason Isaac), and now author... Well, whichever discipline from which you know the Doc, prepare for a wonderful trip down that path and a real treat of a talk, from two people who have been there, done that and can give you the backstory directors commentary on the whole science... ENJOY!!! ••••• DOC BROWN on TWITTER! – https://twitter.com/docbrown88 ••••• DOC BROWN ONLINE! - https://www.docbrown.co.uk/ •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/07/171h 53m

Laura Dockrill - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #160

Welcome, welcome, welcome to your ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTIETH episode of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! What a proper corker of an episode this week too - I mean they all are but, you know... This one is no exception. Please take your seats and adorn your listening apparatus as we cordially welcome the amazing Laura Dockrill to the podcast throne! Very much a creative multi-threat (while being entirely non-threatening of course), Laura is a master of all trades she turns her busy hands to, as you will hear throughout her chat with Pip. A long awaited chat at that, as this is very much an old pal reunion, so it's a real treat to hear the two trade bars on the old scenes they were involved in. From artwork to poetry to published books to masterclass holder to rapping (in the old days as Dockers MC) to all round inspirational productive powerhouse, listen and feel that creative spark grow inside you - as stated earlier, this is a proper corker of an episode. GET INVOLVED! ••••• LAURA on TWITTER! – https://twitter.com/LauraDockrill ••••• LAURA ONLINE! - www.lauradockrill.co.uk/ ••••• LAURA'S BIBLIOGRAPHY! - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Laura-Dockrill/e/B0034OYUYQ/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1431686731&sr=8-2-ent •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/07/171h 23m

DrunkCast (Mk8) - Part 3 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #159

...and for further three welcomes to you, bringing your total up to nine full welcomes, as we go DEEP, deep into the unfathomable depths of the Distraction Pieces Podcast DRUNKCAST! This is the final episode of the whole trilogy right here, as Pip, Chris and Stu get hella drunk and raise their voices over several pertinent issues and conundrums... A LOT of ground covered, voices get loud, tempers flare, and as you can imagine there are some elements of unintelligible speech, but goddamn you're in for a treat as this 8th DrunkCast concludes in fine fashion... You'll enjoy this one... It has it all... And it is now yours to uncover - no spoilers - no hints or teasers - you followed em through the first two parts, now you're ready for the final. Drink lots of water and don't set an alarm. ENJOY! •••••••••• CHRIS GLASSON - https://twitter.com/redshiftrebels •••••••••• STU WHIFFEN - https://twitter.com/stuwhiffen •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS - https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST - https://www.acast.com/hardcorelisting •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/07/171h 35m

DrunkCast (Mk8) - Part 2 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #159

WWWEEELLLCCCOOOMMMEEE (all three welcomes condensed right there) to PART TWO of DRUNKCAST Mk8 which is EPISODE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE of the DISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST with SCROOBIUS PIP! And as standard, many Scroobius Pips get drunk (the tried and tested Gin & Pepsi Max) as Pip himself gets slowly and nicely toasted with his good mates Stu Whiffen and Chris Glasson of the HARDCORE LISTINGS PODCAST (and also Redshift Rebels / WeAreLizards etc)! All manner of goodness on here as you will imagine, with the Dark Summer photo shoot rundown, a huge holiday saga which is surely coming to a reality show near you very soon (Stu and Pip trade blows with holiday hell tales), and some proper podcast chatter from all sides of the DPP multigon. ENJOY YERSELVES! •••••••••• CHRIS GLASSON - https://twitter.com/redshiftrebels •••••••••• STU WHIFFEN - https://twitter.com/stuwhiffen •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS - https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST - https://www.acast.com/hardcorelisting •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/07/171h 39m

DrunkCast (Mk8) - Part 1 - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #159

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to the Distraction Pieces Podcast, episode 159 and it's the EIGHTH DRUNKCAST! Pour yourself a celebratory Scroobius Pip and sit back while STU WHIFFEN and CHRIS GLASSON of the Hardcore Listing Podcast join Pip as ever to get down to the serious business of getting hammered and chatting. SUBJECTS INCLUDE: The Hardcore Listing Podcast, 'GoldieGate', female guests on the podcast and the broader subject therein, Pride, V Festival and some film goodness for your ears. And this is only part 1. STAY ON BOARD AND PACE YOURSELF! •••••••••• CHRIS GLASSON - https://twitter.com/redshiftrebels •••••••••• STU WHIFFEN - https://twitter.com/stuwhiffen •••••••••• SCROOBIUS PIP - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo •••••••••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS - https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com •••••••••• HARDCORE LISTING PODCAST - https://www.acast.com/hardcorelisting •••••••••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/07/171h 28m

'Destiny 2' special - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #158

TEAM 3W... The time has come... Welcome welcome welcome to episode 158 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip, which happens to be the long awaited DESTINY 2 special! A huge amount of professional gaming goodness right here, as Pip focuses them lazers solely on the forthcoming DESTINY 2 from Activision. A major event in gaming circles, pro and casual alike, and Pip heads out to Los Angeles to attend the D2 launch event and get some pure golden nuggets from Eric Osborne (Bungie), Arekkz (heavyweight gamer) and Sam White (gaming journalist), while first being primed fully by Dan Le Sac (now Twitch full timer) on what to expect, what came before and the joy of the Destiny world. A comprehensive, in depth and thoroughly enjoyable session dedicated to Destiny 2, with four full on chats to sooth your Destiny 2-hungry soul... ••• DAN LE SAC on TWITCH! – https://www.twitch.tv/danlesac_idiot ••• ERIC OSBORNE on TWITTER! – https://twitter.com/UrkMcGurk ••• AREKKZ gaming channel! – https://www.youtube.com/user/ArekkzG ••• SAM WHITE on TWITTER! – https://twitter.com/samwrite ••• DESTINY 2 site! – https://www.destinythegame.com/buy ••• SCROOBIUS PIP on TWITTER! - https://twitter.com/Scroobiuspipyo ••• SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM! - https://www.instagram.com/scroobiuspipyo ••• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDS – https://scroobiuspip.backstreetmerch.com ••• FOLLOW AND ENJOY!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/07/171h 25m