The A to Z of David Bowie

By Marc Riley and Rob Hughes

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Join Marc Riley and Rob Hughes as they rifle through the fascinating world of one of the greatest rock stars the world has ever known. There'll be laughter - there'll be tears, all brought on by stories of escapades with David Bowie and friends.


Episode Date
The A to Z of David Bowie - I Part 1 - Iggy Pop
00:35:55

The whole of this episode is dedicated to a man Bowie admired from afar…then befriended… then saved… then supported…its a tale of loyalty and mutual respect… ladies and gentlemen - here Marc and Rob delve into the fascinating Iggy/ ziggy relationship…

Jun 19, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - H Part 4
00:34:36

In the 4th and final part of the letter H hear Marc and Rob's foray into all Bowie things ‘H’ related as they pussyfoot around the awkward scenario which sees Bowie’s late 60’s right-hand man Hutch become the gooseberry upon the arrival of David’s first true love Hermione Farthingale. Its like a Jilly Cooper novel but with mime. Also featured at the beleaguered db manager Ralph Horton…and Bowie’s Return To Form album ‘Hours’.

Jun 11, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - H Part 3
00:26:04

Take breather from the trials and tribulations of real life and follow Rob and Marc as they salute Bowie’s brilliant album Heathen, and fly back in time to an era when David and his ever-changing cohorts lived in a gaff called Haddon Hall and tried to set the world alight with a bit of good old fashioned Hype.

Jun 04, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - H Part 2
00:30:48

In the second part of our look at the letter H Marc and Rob come over all Germanic. Dissecting not only the decidedly Germanic’ Heroes' album - but also the decidedly even more Germanic Hansa Studio in Berlin. The thematic thread falters slightly as the ‘lads’ also take a look at Bowie’s involvement with the man who taught a young David Jones a thing or two...and even more impressively wrote the theme to the Crossroads TV soap-opera which was set in Birmingham. Welcome to the Wonderful and Frightening World of David Bowie. 

May 29, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - Hunky Dory - H Part 1
00:39:02

Don’t worry guys…. everything is just Hunky Dory. And when we say EVERYTHING is just HUNKY DORY we mean EVERYTHING is just HUNKY DORY… as in this Episode Rob and Marc tackle just one solitary subject… arguably the greatest album of all time - PIN UPS! ONLY JOKING.... Yes our fearless Bowie-nut twosome take on the cultural monolith that is Hunky Dory...and everything that goes with it. A game changing album that was almost forgotten as soon as it was recorded. Truth is stranger than fiction…

May 22, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - G Part 3
00:42:50

If you download this latest edition of Rob and Marc’s loving tribute to the greatest rock n roll star ever you’ll now will immediately receive an ‘O’ Level certificate qualifying you to talk rubbish about our David without fear of contradiction. Particularly in the subjects of Gus Dudgeon, Glass Spider, Reeves Gabrels, artist Guy Peelaert and the chap whose right hook sent Bowie’s left eye into orbit - George ‘float like a butterfly- sting like a bee’ Underwood.

May 15, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - G Part 2
00:31:37

This week our easily confused Podcasters Marc Riley and Rob Hughes grapple with Bowie Ivory-tickler Mike Garson, ex Taxi driver and Neo Classical bloke Philip Glass and bass supremo George Murray. There’s also a trip to Glastonbury and a profile of early David believer Bob Grace.

May 08, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - G Part 1
00:31:11

In this missive Rob and Marc dust off their cod-pieces and glittery grandad vests to bring a spot of GLAMour into your lives… whether you be a landscape (Ricky) GARDNER… or even a GOUSTER (whatever that might be)… whilst waxing lyrical about the David’s brilliant left-hand woman, bassist Gail Ann Dorsey.

May 01, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - F Part 3
00:25:20

"In this next chapter of Bowie’s life Marc and Rob seek out the last remaining ‘Effers’ in a series of events that cover the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. We take a long look at Flower(s) Power courtesy of the crack session player Herbie … we remain Faithful to the memory of the '1980 Floor Show' courtesy of pretend Nun Marianne…there’s a dip into the Frampton family tree...and we bid Ziggy a Fond Farewell from the boards of the Hammersmith Odeon. It’s effin' gripping stuff. Subscribe! Download! Review!... and *Rob and Marc will personally come round to your house to pull some mime shapes for you dressed only in white tights."


(*ps - this doesn’t constitute a legally binding contract).

Apr 24, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - F Part 2
00:34:04

In this Episode Marc and Rob negotiate the letter 'F Part 2'. If you’re allergic to FEATHERS (like Marc) take some Anti-histamine before consuming…if you burst out in spots upon meeting a (Cyrinda) FOX then maybe do the same . Take one pill a day for the next FIVE YEARS. OK… we have run out of Bowie related appropriate puns now…so we’ll just add FRIARS (Aylesbury) to the mix and you’ll recognise you’re in the company of two blokes with a deep love of all things BOWIE… so TUCK IN!

Apr 17, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - F Part 1
00:31:47

What the ‘F' is going on!? Well… seeing ask you ask so politely... for the Letter 'F Part 1' Rob and Marc will be FOOTSTOMPIN on FAME whilst being overly FUSSY with FREDDIE (Buretti) and his FASHION statements. And if you need any more clues than that you really do need to brush up on your BOWIE. Let us be of assist!


Apr 10, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - E Part 2
00:34:24

In this episode Marc and Rob fearlessly negotiate a world of Oblique Strategies and Obtuse Characters. A land where you’re in the company of a mischievous balding boffin one minute (Brian Eno)… and a hairy hippy the next (Edgar Broughton). Add to that Ernie Johnson with some Extras thrown in! IT’S ALL TOO MUCH MAN!

Apr 03, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - E Part 1
00:34:11

Expect to be riddled with both shock and awe as the Holmes and Watson of Podcasting - Rob Hughes and Marc Riley - unravel the secret world of David Bowie and his known associates. On the list of unusual suspects… Earl Slick, Elizabeth Taylor, an unspecified Earthling and The Elephant Man. But where did ‘it’ take place? Not sure! Eel Pie Island or Earls Court probably. Download to find out

Mar 27, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - D Part 2
00:36:12

In this celebration of Bowie’’s life Rob and Marc Delve Deep in to the Delirious and sometimes Downright Despicable realms of the letter D - in the Delightful company of Dylan, Dana Gillespie, Dick Cavett, Dennis Davies and the Decidedly Danceable 'David Live' album. Not to mention Dedicated Disc Deliverers Deram and Decca…. Dum Dee Dum! X

Mar 20, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - D Part 1
00:34:28

In this X rated Episode Marc and Rob get to grips with a dogs undercarriage and delicately negotiate their way around the drunken, scary world of Derek and Clive. All this whilst gingerly dancing around the thorny issue of David’s worsening relationship with his one-time Manager Tony DeFries. What could possibly go wrong!

Mar 13, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - C Part 2
00:35:26

Your chance to eaves-drop in on Rob + Marc trying to out-spot each other whilst discussing Bowie collaborations, Carlos Alomar, recreational drugs, the cut-up technique and an array of characters who made cameo appearances along the way.

Mar 06, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - C Part 1
00:32:36

In this episode it becomes all to clear as to why Bowie slapped a restraining order of Riley + Hughes circa 1976 - as the career-dissecting duo tackle such subjects as the Cracked Actor Doc, Bowie’s right-hand woman Coco Schwab, early manager Lesley Conn - plus a rubbing of shoulders with Showbiz royalty in Bing Crosby and Christopher Lee.

Feb 27, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - B Part 2
00:32:56

As Bowie was such a busy boy, the letter B in our alphabet is once again brought to you in two parts. This the second instalment covers Berlin, The Buzz, Jim Bowie, Jeff Beck, Black Tie White Noise, Bertolt Brecht, Black Star and Bowie literature.

Feb 20, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - B Part 1
00:36:27

If you are au-fait with the alphabet what with us having already negotiated the letter A, you might well be expecting B here.......and you would be right to! So this is where Rob and Marc roll their sleeves up and tackle Brixton, Bromley, Bolan, Barret and Bowie Net. Bloomin brilliant!

Feb 13, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - A Part 2
00:29:23

In this episode Marc and Rob manhandle such Bowie related topics as the classic album Aladdin Sane, the influential A Clockwork Orange, and the stomping ground of a curly headed young David that was known as the Arts Lab!

Feb 06, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - A Part 1
00:30:47

In this episode Rob and Marc will be picking the bones out of the Ashes to Ashes video, Bowies early trips to America, All the Young Dudes, Arnold Corns, Ava Cherry, Anthony Newley and Adrian Belew.

Jan 30, 2018
The A to Z of David Bowie - Trail
00:01:15

Join Marc Riley and Rob Hughes as they rifle through the fascinating life of one of the greatest rock stars the world has ever known. There'll be laughter - there'll be tears, all brought on by stories of escapades with David Bowie and friends.

Jan 15, 2018