This time we take a deep dive into the history of Mumford and Sons...the earliest and mostly unknown aspects of their career.
If you're a superman...you might already know some of this. Or maybe not!
Lots to digest in this episode.
Ongoing History introduces Wait, There's More
Wait, There’s More is a daily Global News podcast released every afternoon just in time for your commute home. On this episode, protests have erupted in Hong Kong as tens of thousands of people speak out against legislation that would allow the territory’s citizens to be extradited to Mainland China. Demonstrators tried to storm government buildings and police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Host Tamara Khandaker explores Hong Kong’s precarious relationship with China since the end of British governance in 1997 and what the implications of such a major change will mean for the safety of its citizens with the help of Crystal Yeung, a Canadian human rights lawyer living in Hong Kong; Grace Yeung, a Hong Kong resident, who has taken to the streets to protest; and BBC journalist Vincent Ni.
The Rise and Fall of Britpop
We're taking a look back at the glorious days of Britpop. That incredible time in the 90's which lasted about 6 years where it seemed Cool Britannia ruled the airwaves and everyone was having a great time!
London was swinging again and British acts were selling tens of millions of albums the world over. It was fresh, it was fun, and it was cool.
And then it was over...collapsed by the weight of over exposure, boredom, and drugs. Lots and lots of drugs.
Let's take a look back to see how this all happened.
Franz Ferdinand: In Their Own Words
Welcome to another episode in our series of having bands and musicians tell their history in their own words.
This time we go back to our interview in 2009 for the amazing Franz Ferdinand!
Health Issues of Musicians
The human body is basically a bag of water with a bunch of chemicals mixed in…that’s an over-simplification, of course, but it’s an accurate description of the squishy bits that make up us…
It’s also true that every once in a while, something—or maybe a lot of things—go a little wonky with these squishy bits…yeah, we often hear of some guy up in the Ural Mountains who’s 117 years old who credits his longevity to bacon and unfiltered cigarettes…but that’s the exception…
The rest of us have to constantly be vigilant about our health, eating right, sleeping enough, reducing stress—all that sort of stuff…but not everything is preventable…bad genes…disease…accidents…
These same rules apply to the musicians we follow…they’re human, just like us…and every once in a while, we hear about their health challenges...and quite often, they’re very open about their issues…they want to be honest with their fans—and maybe by bringing attention to their situation, they can encourage awareness or those with similar health problems to seek treatment…
In other cases, we only found out there was a problem after the fact…that knowledge has helped us understand what happened…
So, without betraying any confidences or digging into private health records, here are some musicians who have battled their bodies and their brains, just like us regular folk…
Canada’s longest running radio documentary. Since its debut in February 1993, hundreds and hundreds of shows have aired in Toronto, across Canada and through the US. (There’s been a lot of bootlegging which we’ll take as flattery, too.) Each week, the show looks at something from the alt-rock universe, from artist profiles to various thematic explorations. Whatever the episode, you’re definitely going to learn something that you might not find anywhere else. Trust us on this.
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