Lauren Laverne - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #127
Welcome, welcome, WELCOME (shouted that last one) to episode 127 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week is a sureshot slammer as Pip is joined by the long-hinted at national treasure Lauren Laverne!
A perfect broadcasting-based chat as Pip and Lauren get along like old mates, venturing easily back and forth into her past and present and covering all necessary awesomeness along the way. We get all the scoops on her early days with pop band Kenickie (surely at least a few of you out there are still holding onto a comprehensive back catalogue), her humble but broadminded Sunderland upbringing in a 'cultural tardis' surrounded by all kinds of music, the cynicism poured over programmes like 'Geordie Shore' and such like, her illustrious career in both television and radio, which currently finds her comfortably holding the fort down on her BBC 6Music slot and boasting a 2 million-plus listenership, and her website The Pool, which is a fantastic female-centric website that demands your immediate attention. Alongside that, we hear more on the magic of radio on the whole which of course summons the long-missed spirit of John Peel, Terry Wogan, Glastonbury and the festival scene, and how she manages to keep such an insanely busy schedule in check. Inspirational, crazy entertaining and immensely satisfying. Get in to it!