Adrian Goldberg's Talk Show

Adrian Goldberg's Talk Show

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FOOTBALL AT A CROSSROADS
Oct 15 • 29 min
Some of English football’s traditional clubs face extinction in a crisis provoked by Coronavirus - although poor management, overspending and weak governance of their sport have already made them vulnerable. In this episode Adrian Goldberg hears from Port…
“UNKNOWN SOLDIER”: DAVID TOVEY
Oct 7 • 22 min
Artist David Tovey talk about Unknown Soldier, his latest performance piece being screened on 10 October 2020 for World Homeless Day. Find out more on David’s Twitter stream @DavidTovey1975 or @One Festival of HA.
“TRUMP CAN’T SILENCE ME” - ANTONY BAXTER
Oct 5 • 24 min
Scottish film maker Antony Baxter tells the story of his documentary “You’ve Been Trumped Too” which is finally getting a proper US and UK release after previously being pulled from cinemas and digital distribution networks.
CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL: “SCAMDEMICS” AND ACADEMICS
Oct 1 • 42 min
In this Coronavirus Special, Byline Times editor Hardeep Matharu looks at what’s driving the so-called “Scamdemic” movement which claims that Coronavirus is either a hoax, or has been engineered by governments in order to subdue the population. We also…
PPE PROCUREMENT SCANDAL
Sep 17 • 30 min
Byline Times podcast editor Adrian Goldberg meets Sam Bright who has uncovered a PPE Procurement scandal, which has seen contracts worth millions of pounds to companies with no apparent record in providing protecting clothing. Adrian also meets people in…
OUR LIVES MATTER
Aug 20 • 29 min
After the death of George Floyd in the United States, the Black Lives Matter movement became a global phenomenon - and Byline Times editor Hardeep Matharu responded by commissioning a new strand called Our Lives Matter, which gives a platform in the…
“I WORKED WITH THE BLETCHLEY PARK CODEBREAKERS”: BETTY WEBB
Aug 6 • 17 min
To mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, Adrian Goldberg meets Betty Webb, who worked with the code breakers of Bletchley Park during World War 2. Betty went on to assist with similar code breaking at the Pentagon in Washington DC, where she was stationed…
BREXIT, BRITISHNESS, AND EMPIRE
Aug 5 • 30 min
This week the Byline Times podcast discusses Brexit, Britishness and Empire. Hardeep Mathuru, editor of the Byline Times website and newspaper reflects on the connection her parents felt with Empire despite growing up in parts of the world where they were…
GOLDBERG INVESTIGATES: CELTIC BOYS CLUB SCANDAL
Jul 2 • 33 min
What was the link between Glasgow Celtic FC and Celtic Boys Club, where young boys were horrifically abused for more than three decades? Should Scotland’s nine-in-a-row champions accept greater responsibility for the fate of victims and survivors? Gordon…
GOLDBERG INVESTIGATES: HSBC BOUNCEBACK LOANS Pt 2
Jun 24 • 20 min
The HSBC Bounceback Loans Scandal continues. Adrian talks to Magdalena and Phillip who fear for the future of their businesses because they can’t get access to government backed finance through HSBC. Produced and Presented by Adrian Goldberg for Kick In…
GOLDBERG INVESTIGATES HSBC AND BUSINESS BOUNCE BACK LOANS
Jun 18 • 12 min
The UK government introduced Business Bounce Back Loans in May 2020 to help smaller firms survive the Coronavirus pandemic. But Goldberg Investigates has discovered problems for customers who’ve applied for the loans through HSBC.
MY FEARS FOR FOREIGN AID: ANDREW MITCHELL MP
Jun 17 • 23 min
Former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell MP shares his fears about the UK’s future foreign aid contribution after Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared his intention to merge DfID - the Department for International Development with the…
George Soros by Emily Tamkin
Jun 10 • 39 min
George Soros is a billionaire investor and philanthropist, who has attracted more than his share of criticism. Dubbed “the man who broke the Bank Of England”, he has been described as “enemy of the state” in his native Hungary, and his name been invoked…
SEAN FOLEY: THEATRE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
Jun 3 • 31 min
Sean Foley has done it all in the theatre; written, performed, directed and now he’s running the show at Birmingham Rep after becoming Artistic Director earlier this year. In this hugely entertaining conversation he talks us through a career which began…
CAROL SHANAHAN: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS - WITH ZERO QUALIFICATIONS
May 28 • 31 min
Carol Shanahan is a UK tech entrepreneur who has created a thriving business employing 360 workers, despite leaving school with zero qualifications. That proved to be no handicap as Carol took on the male dominated world of computing and learned expertise…
“GET KNOCKED DOWN 7 TIMES, GET UP 8”: LINDA AITCHISON
May 22 • 30 min
On the third anniversary of the death of her best friend Carol, Linda Aitchison from Staffordshire, UK reflects on how she has dealt with a double tragedy in her life. Her story is a powerful testament to resilience and dealing with some of the worst that…
Dating Dad
May 14 • 32 min
In 2017, father of four Glen Ocsko discovered his wife of 18 years was having an affair. After the inevitable separation, Glen reinvented himself as a blogger, sharing stories of his romantic adventures on his blog A Dating Dad. Through Twitter…
ROCHDALE AND RIOTS: NAZIR AFZAL PT 2
May 9 • 28 min
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal tells how he helped bring a notorious child grooming gang in Rochdale to justice. Plus how he ended up on an Al Qaeda hit list; and why he enforced “tough justice” in the wake of the 2011…
“YOU’LL NEVER GET JUSTICE” - NAZIR AFZAL PT 1
May 7 • 30 min
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal talks about the racist beating in his home city of Birmingham which inspired a career in the law. Nazir explains how his creative legal interpretations helped confront the evils of “honour…
Lucy Goes Dating
Apr 30 • 33 min
Lucy Goes Dating is the name of an award winning blog, which unflinchingly describes the relationship triumphs and disasters of a 40-year old singleton. In this interview “Lucy” describes the dating “no no’s” every man should avoid, and discusses the…
TIGER QUEENS
Apr 17 • 39 min
The hit Netflix documentary Tiger King shone a light on the controversial work being carried out by private zoos in the United States who breed tigers and other big cats and claim to be involved in Big Cat conservation. In this episode we hear from…
THE RAMONAS
Apr 10 • 17 min
The Ramonas are a brilliant UK-based all-female tribute band, covering the songs of punk legends The Ramones - but they also play their own tunes too. In this episode we meet vocalist Lisa Lathwell and bassist Victoria Smith.
DAVID KEENAN
Mar 16 • 13 min
An interview with singer songwriter David Keenan recorded at the Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham UK on 12 march 2020,
Bev Bevan In Conversation
Feb 23 • 46 min
Legendary rock drummer Bev Bevan talks about a stellar career in music spanning more five decades. Over that time he’s been a founder member of hitmakers The Move with Roy Wood, spent 15 years in ELO with Jeff Lynne and played on the Black Sabbath tour…
BRUCE DAISLEY: LIFE AFTER TWITTER
Feb 9 • 43 min
Bruce Daisley was Twitter’s European Vice President until he quit in early 2020 because he wanted to join the fight against climate change. He shares his amazing life story which took him from a Birmingham council house to the pinnacle of social media,…
Insomnia with Samantha Harvey, author of The Shapeless Unease
Jan 29 • 38 min
A conversation with author Samantha Harvey, whose book The Shapeless Unease is a literary interpretation her year of not sleeping well - and often not sleeping at all. This is a chat for anyone who has experienced insomnia.
GISELA STUART: MY BREXIT JOURNEY
Jan 24 • 44 min
How did a German born MP who’d represented Labour in the UK parliament for 20 years come to lead the EU Leave campaign alongside Conservatives Boris Johnson and Michael Gove? Gisela Stuart talks me through her political journey - and her hopes for the UK…
PEAKY BLINDERS: THE REAL STORY (LIVE) WITH CARL CHINN
Jan 22 • 42 min
Historian Professor Carl Chinn shares the true secrets of the Peaky Blinders who inspired Stephen Knight’s hit international TV show. Carl’s research is featured in his book, Peaky Blinders: The Real Story a Sunday Times best seller.
NO SLEEP PODCAST: DAVID CUMMINGS
Jan 15 • 17 min
David Cummings turned his hobby into a career when no one else seemed interested in curating the horror stories submitted to a thread on the Reddit website. His No Sleep podcast is now the most successful horror fiction podcast in the world.
“Rocketman and me” Nadia Sohawan’s story
Jan 13 • 23 min
Nadia Sohawan is a dancer, choreographer and - amongst other things - a fire eater. She worked on double Golden Globe winner Rocket Man, was also involved with The Olympic opening ceremony at London 2012 and recently assisted Ricky Gervais with dance…
Instagram Influencers: Theresa Gromski and Lisa Piddington
Dec 18, 2019 • 28 min
Theresa Gromski and Lisa Piddington from Birmingham, UK discuss why they started posting pictures of their houses on Instagram and offer tips to other would be home decor influencers.
SIMON WOLSTENCROFT: Me, Morrissey, and Mark E Smith
Dec 7, 2019 • 27 min
Drummer Simon Wolstencroft has a great rock n roll story to tell. He turned down the chance to be in The Smiths; made 11 albums with Mark E Smith and The Fall; and later appeared on Top Of The Pops with his old schoolmate Ian Brown of Stone Roses. Oh…
Mal Young on TV
Dec 1, 2019 • 23 min
Mal Young worked his way up from being an extra on Brookside to producing the top US soap, The Young And The Restless. His remarkable career path has taken him to the BBC where he oversaw big hits like Eastenders and launched Holby City.
Angus Loughran: How To Be A Sports Broadcaster
Nov 26, 2019 • 31 min
Great stories from the life and times of sports commentator Angus Loughran (aka “Statto” from Fantasy Football) as he offers tips on how to become a sports broadcaster.
Goldberg Investigates…Verastar
Oct 17, 2019 • 35 min
Goldberg Investigates Verastar, a utilities company who provide telecoms and other services to small and medium businesses in the UK.
Pat Murphy (Live)
Sep 30, 2019 • 37 min
Broadcaster Pat Murphy was the guest when Adrian Goldberg’s Talk Show went live for the first time on 26 September 2019, at the Glee Club in Birmingham. Pat has been a member of the BBC’s much loved Test Match Special Team, and is a veteran of 18 overseas…
Jonathan Pie
Sep 24, 2019 • 20 min
Tom Walker is the creator of the satirical TV reporter Jonathan Pie, who over the last four years has become an authentic internet sensation, with more than half a million You Tube followers. His targets include Boris Johnson, Donald Trump - and Guardian…
“I WAS AN OPIOID ADDICT”
Sep 18, 2019 • 31 min
Academic scientist Dr James Brown explains how he became addicted to a popular opioid painkiller for 22 years - and offers suggestions as to how others can avoid the same fate.
Anna Calvi: The Music Of Peaky Blinders
Sep 15, 2019 • 9 min
Anna Calvi talks about the music of hit TV series Peaky Blinders and writing the score for Season 5.
“REES MOGG MONSTERED ME” - A WHISTLEBLOWER’S STORY
Sep 8, 2019 • 19 min
In September 2019 Dr David Nicholl, a consultant neurologist from Birmingham, found himself in the eye of a parliamentary storm after leaking details of Operation Yellow Hammer, the UK government’s planing strategy for a “No Deal” Brexit. The leader of…
Katharine Birbalsingh - The Contrarian Head
Sep 6, 2019 • 32 min
Katharine Birbalsingh is one of Britain’s most controversial teachers. In 2010 she told the Conservative Party conference that the education system was broken. As a result she lost her job as a Deputy Head, but in 2014 she opened the Michaela Free School…
“THE REAL PEAKY BLINDERS” WITH CARL CHINN
Sep 3, 2019 • 19 min
Social historian Carl Chinn was researching the phenomenon of Birmingham’s notorious Peaky Blinders years before writer and director Stephen Knight turned their story into a hit TV drama. Now, to coincide with the release of his book “Peaky Blinders: The…
“THIS IS DEPRESSION”
Aug 22, 2019 • 31 min
Adrian Goldberg meets Denise Harrison who wrote the script for the award winning short film This Is Depression, based on her own experience of alcoholism, depression, mental illness - and recovery.
WENDY MITCHELL ON DEMENTIA
Jul 24, 2019 • 27 min
Wendy Mitchell talks about her book Somebody I Used to Know in which she describes the experience of being diagnosed with dementia at the age of 58.
LABOUR ANTI SEMITISM with Ian Austin MP
Jul 8, 2019 • 25 min
MP Ian Austin explains why he quit the UK Labour Party on the grounds of anti Semitism.
WHAT IS #EVERYDAYLOOKISM?
Jun 12, 2019 • 27 min
Professor Heather Widdows talks about her book Perfect Me and the campaign it has inspired called #Everydaylookism
ANDY LYONS: 33 YEARS OF WHEN SATURDAY COMES
May 13, 2019 • 21 min
Andy Lyons has been running When Saturday Comes, “the half decent football magazine” for 33 years.
BODY MOD
Mar 27, 2019 • 14 min
Meet the supporters of Body Modification practitioner Brendan “Mac” McCarthy aka Dr Evil - given a jail sentence of 40 months for GBH. He detached the ear of one client, removed a nipple from another and split the tongue of a third. All the customers…
VIV ALBERTINE
Jan 21, 2019 • 24 min
Adrian Goldberg meets punk pioneer Viv Albertine, former Slits guitarist and author of two books - most recently To Throw Away Unopened.
“I LOST MY VOICE FOR 9 MONTHS - YEARS AFTER MOM’S ABUSE”
Dec 11, 2018 • 15 min
Nikki Holden lost her voice for 9 months - years after being psychologically abused by her Mum. There was nothing physically wrong with her, but she suffered from a rare mental illness known as Psychogenic Aphonia which left her with the power of speech.…
CATHY TYSON
Oct 8, 2018 • 21 min
Actress Cathy Tyson talks about appearing in a World Premiere of Rebus: Long Shadows at Birmingham Rep before heading out on a national UK tour. She reflects on being a single mom, the perils of finding early fame alongside Bob Hoskins in Mona Lisa, and…
“I’VE HAD DEATH THREATS FOR MY ART” - POSTER PROVOCATEUR FOKA WOLF
Sep 19, 2018 • 11 min
Foka Wolf is the name of an anonymous street artist/provocateur whose works have earned him the nickname (in my house anyway) “the Brummie Banksy” - even though his identity remains a closely guarded secret. His posters which mostly appear in Birmingham…
DOTUN ADEBAYO - THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED “YARDIE”
Sep 12, 2018 • 19 min
Broadcaster Dotun Adebayo talks about discovering cult crime novel “Yardie” by Victor Headley, which he published through his fledgling X Press imprint. The book, which forms part of a trilogy (along with “Excess” and “Yush”) was a milestone in black…
CATH LLOYD ON “WHEN DAD BECAME JOAN”
Mar 28, 2018 • 22 min
Cath Lloyd talks about her book, “When Dad Became Joan” recounting how at the age of 23 she discovered her father was seeking gender re-assignment.
JIM CRACE ON HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL
Mar 16, 2018 • 21 min
Award winning author Jim Crace explains where his inspiration to become a writer came from - and discusses the idea that “everyone has a book in them”, including some handy tips on writing that novel.
Jonny Gould - “Clearing My Name After False Scandal Link”
Feb 13, 2018 • 15 min
Sky News reviewer and one-time Smooth Radio and Talksport presenter Jonny Gould reveals his anguish at being falsely linked to the Presidents Club scandal - in which female waiting staff were groped and propositoned by some male guests at a charity…
MOHAMMED ALI ON BIRMINGHAM’S CURRY PIONEERS
Jan 26, 2018 • 14 min
Mohammed Ali is a renowned aerosol artist but in late 2017/early 2018 he became a curator - staging an exhibition called Knights Of The Raj at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery dedicated to Birmingham’s curry pioneers of the 60’s and 70’s. This was before…
ROGAN TAYLOR ON FANS AND FOOTBALL
Dec 6, 2017 • 18 min
I first met Rogan Taylor in 1985 when I interviewed him for the first edition of my football fanzine Off The Ball - and he had just founded the Football Supporters Association, a hugely influential campaigning fans’ organisation. In 1997, he created the…
Steve Harrington
Nov 23, 2017 • 12 min
Adrian Goldberg’s Talk Show Episode 1 - Steve Harrington. Which was the best live punk band of the original 77 era? Steve Harrington should know - he played on the same bill as both with his band Suburban Studs. His next band Neon Hearts have recently had…