Pilot: This week we are kicking off the series with an episode about all things fruity. Tune in for the most important discussions of the term: What defines a fruit? We shall also be playing the first round of ‘Is Keoni smarter than Sarah’s Housemate’. Fruit puns shall be a-plenty and with a song dedication for the listener with the ultimate fruity joke!
(6/6) St Patrick’s Wahey!: Potts joins us for a St Patrick’s Day spectacular. Last in the series.
(5/5) I’ve finally managed it! I’ve for the (former) main man himself on the programme. Join Ben as he joins me for some chat and a fun little game I made up when listening to his show.
Another programme that started as a joke! Join us as we quickly put together a show long after the weekly production meeting had ended.
(5/6) The Lentils are Defrosting: With Connor again producing, I maintain a delightful rug-based conversation with our guest, Alize, talking about pizza and Turkish rug weaving, and feature an unexpected playing of a seasonal tune.
(4/5) It’s Tuesday, it’s primetime, it’s the totally original idea (from Ben Allen), The 3.5mm cable! Tune in for more music and chat on what was a sunny Tuesday afternoon.
(4/6) Back to Business: Connor assumes control of the knobs whilst I entertain our guest, Niamh. We talk about her grandparents’ old carpeted bathroom.
This was bound to happen. A special programme to lead into URY’s Candidate Interview Night. Join me for voting-themed songs to get you in the mood for an evening of grilling. The 6.35mm cable: A 3.5mm cable special.
(3/6) Return of the Rhys: Rhys makes a return and shows Connor how to perfectly complement me like a presenter should. Also, Connor’s new laptop tries to derail proceedings.
(3/5) It’s Tuesday, it’s lunchtime, it’s the totally original idea (from Ben Allen), The 3.5mm cable! Music plays a leading role today, with loads of songs stuffed into proceedings. I also talk, for about seven minutes, about my many lamps.
(2/6) Double Trouble: This week we’re joined by some friends over at YSTV, Sophie Bolwell-Davies and Joe Radford, who indulge us with light frothy banter about rugs. Also, Joe orders a pizza.
(2/5) It’s Tuesday, it’s lunchtime, it’s the totally original idea (from Ben Allen), The 3.5mm cable! I forgot to set my alarm for this episode, so I woke up at 11:58, a mere two minutes before the show! Tune in for a last minute appearance from agony uncle sensation, Grill Gary.
(5/10) Mahler and his Circle: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. In my final episode, we explore Mahler and the people around him, playing music from his own catalogue as well as that of his friends, acquaintances and colleagues.
(1/6) Your mother’s a rug!: After hours of fiddling, I managed to finally set up the show. With special guest Rhys Milling, join Connor and his greasy face, and me as we try to find out about Rhys’ earliest rug memories and finally, for the first time ever, take it to the rugs…
(1/5) It’s Tuesday, it’s primetime, it’s the totally original idea (from Ben Allen), The 3.5mm cable! If you’re feeling as sense of déjà vu, it’s because you are! Join me as I play as much of Ben’s playlist from his show, The Aux Cord, from the previous week as possible. If you don’t listen to this, at least listen to his…!
(4/10) Semicentennial Celebrations: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. We’re celebrating 2021’s musical celebrations, with composers and compositions stretching back in fifty-year increments up to 1571. Featuring Haydn, Albinoni and Verdi.
(3/10) All The World’s A Stage: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. We’re delving into pieces for the theatre this week, with picks from Puccini to Stravinsky and chat about concert halls and leg-room.
(2/10) Northern Europe: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. Join us as we start of in the north of this fine continent, exploring the range of styles on offer and revisiting David’s favourite conductor Neeme Järvi yet again…
(1/10) Music Plus One: We’re back for a second series of abject commentary and lovely music. On the theme of Music Plus One, join us we increment the number of players starting with Bach and ending with Haydn.
It’s lockdown, it’s midnight, and a masked vigilante is standing on a stool in a server room – it can only be one thing, the return of URY for Spring Term 2021! Tune in to hear what it sounds like when increasingly tired and stressed presenters dally about on air for a couple of hours, and see how long it takes us to stop getting the year wrong.
It’s a Christmas miracle! Cup 7 already?? I know! Here’s the second chat I had originally for Keoni’s Cave on URY with my pal Callum. I do much of the same as in the previous episode, actually, so watch out for more terrible singing and a moderately disastrous attempt at preparing M&S’s Christmas Blend. Merry Christmas!
Cup 6 has arrived to boost/banish [delete as applicable] your Christmas blues! Originally, recorded for Keoni’s Cave on University Radio York (URY), here’s an expanded version of the chat I had with Molly that includes terrible Irish pronunciations, plenty of non-Christmas-based nattering and a clip shoehorned in of me taking a swig of some warm juice. 2020’s never been better…
(6/6) Most of the gang are back – as well as some special guests! There was so much stuff to squeeze in, we were going to extend the show by an hour. But we realised that no-one would have wanted that. Watch out for the explosive ending…
(7/7) Christmas Special
I appeared towards the end of Colin and Matt Having a Christmas Chat on University Radio York (URY) having been commissioned to translate and record a Christmas song yn Cymraeg. Have a listen to me talking about and singing ‘Popeth dw i’n eisiau am Nadolig sy’n ti’, more popularly known by its English name ‘All I want for Christmas is You’ by (Dame?) Mariah Carey.
(5/6) I’ve literally lost everyone. How will I get them back? Maybe we’ll find out after this special solo edition…
(6/7) Series 1 Episode 6
(4/6) Four shows down and there’s only two of us left! Join me and my Captor as we try to rescue this sinking ship, all whilst completely forgetting the premise.
(5/7) Series 1 Episode 5
(3/6) Show 3? Already?? Join us with our temporary handler, Frankie Alice, along with Producer Potts and my Captor. Questionable content. Questionable quality.
(4/7) Series 1 Episode 4
(2/6) We’re onto the second week of the high-concept “thriller” series. Join us as we try to keep up with the confusing premise.
(3/7) Series 1 Episode 3
(1/6) A masterclass in developing accidental ideas, I’ve been kidnapped and thrown into a cave. My task? Hosting a radio show to appease my captor. Will he let me escape today? Unlikely – it’s the first of six episodes.
(2/7) Series 1 Episode 2
(1/7) Series 1 Episode 1
With everyone stuck inside, we were live from our homes, providing the sound to the YUSU (University of York Students’ Union) Fairs. I was asked/I volunteered readily to take part, so here I am making sure that no-one else would ever want to listen to me again…!
My exams – or ‘alternative assessments’ – are now over, so I found some free time, at last! Recorded near the start of the lockdown, in cup 5 my guest Jimmy and I talk a little about life in Toronto and play a rather self-explanatory game called What am I talking about? which actually wasn’t that straightforward. But, let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be, would it…?
Cup 4 is the overflow stuff from the last episode – yes, we really did record so much! Listen to the rest of the Welsh maraca game and hear João talk about Asturias (for a bit). In a surprising turn of events, the drink in the title comes from my guest – a Twinings English Breakfast Tea, drunk late after the watershed.
The third cup brings together two people who haven’t spoken in yonks. João and I discuss bourbon(s) (creams) and Asda Smart Price meatballs, and play another game with maracas that had to be cut short and shoved into another episode because we were going on for too long! Today’s coffee – an intensity of 8 – comes from Taylors of Harrogate, who describe this coffee as “a big, beautiful Brazilian roast, like sinking your teeth into a hazelnut praline.”
Goodness, he’s only gone and done it when you all thought he’d given up or forgotten about it! Cup 2 is a Kazaar, a very strong (12) brew made with both Arabica and Robusta beans. Rachael is my guest – join me as we talk a bit about languages and play a game based on products from Ikea.
Cup 1 is an Envivo Lungo of intensity 9 on the Nespresso scale. Join me and my guest Jasper Hubbard as we discuss supermarket value brands and play a game involving maracas. What a way to start the series!
Episode synopsis (2/5) A Voice for Radio is back for one last ride. In this episode, we have a guest, international agony uncle sensation Gary answering your burning questions in Grill Gary. First aired: 17:10 – 18:50, Monday 24th February 2020Episode released: Monday 2nd March 2020
(1b/6) A Voice for Radio returns for a fifth series – we’re back in the studio and now in a Sunday slot. Jack was ill for this episode but join me anyway for a recording that’s filled with technical problems!