Conversation Street Episode 364

25May

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 17th and the 24th May. This week, Nick's lies look set to come home to roost as the Toyah and Leanne hunt for evidence that might prove he's been up no good, and Natalie threatens to dob him in to the dibble over Audrey's stolen money. Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse for Steve at Street Cars, Sally fulfills her (newly discovered) lifelong dream of buying a horse, and Roy and Wayne part on bad terms. After Street Talk, we pay tribute to the late Andrew Hall in the Kabin, and talk over some of our memories of his time playing Marc Selby on the cobbles. Then, after a spot of feedback from our listeners - and we've actually found someone who enjoys watching Geoff, would you believe? - we go right off topic for an hour to discuss our thoughts on the final season of Game of Thrones with friends of the podcast Charlie de Melo and Georgia Taylor!

Street Talk - 00:10:26
The Kabin - 02:01:11
Feedback - 02:12:17
Game of Thrones chat with Charlie de Melo and Georgia Taylor - 02:37:58

Conversation Street Episode 363

16May

We're away this weekend, which means an early podcast, focusing on the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 13th and the 15th May. This week, Roy returns from Portsmouth to find that Carla is on the run, but when she shows up at the cafe in a clearly disturbed state, can he convince her she can trust him? Meanwhile, Seb's Romanian romance continues to blossom, Street Cars faces competition from a tech-savvy rival, and Kirk's unique talents are spotted by a scout. After Street Talk, we go from Weatherfield to Westeros, as we chat about Corrie's links with Game of Thrones. Which actors have appeared in both shows? Which roles would we give to current cast members in a Corrie-only remake? What have been Coronation Street's Game of Throniest stories over the years? If you're a fan of both series, we hope you'll enjoy this little discussion! In The Kabin segment, we share our thoughts on some of the Corrie related nominations in the TV Choice Awards, and finish off with a bit of listener feedback, including an email in praise of Louiza Patikas' performance as Moira.

Street Talk - 00:08:37
Corrie Meets Game of Thrones - 01:20:05
The Kabin - 02:17:52
Feedback - 02:35:44

Conversation Street Episode 362

11May

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 6th and the 10th May. This week, we welcome back to Norris, who returns to Weatherfield after his time away with Freda and Emily - and considering his first scene included Mary dropping an urn on the floor, getting Freda in a headlock and shrieking bloody murder at the top of her voice, it's a surprise he didn't hop right back in that taxi and head straight back to Scotland. Yes, it was another iffy week on Corrie, whose other 'highlights' included Geoff being a petulent sex pest and, of course, everyone's favourite pregnant kebab slicer bunking off work. To be fair, we did quite enjoy Freda, and making Ryan one of the key players of the week was a great move, but we're certainly hoping for an improvement next week! After Street Talk, we answer a question from a listener who wants to know all about what goes on behind the scenes at Conversation Street - so if you've ever wondered what goes into creating your favourite podcast every week, we let you know in (probably far too much) detail! There's congratulations in order for Sam Aston when we pop into The Kabin for some Corrie news next, and we finish the episode with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:10:18
Listener Questions - 01:48:55
The Kabin - 02:39:25
Feedback - 02:46:01

Conversation Street Episode 361

4May

It's time for another podcast, and with Michael croaking his way through a throat infection, it's over to Gemma to do the majority of the talking, this week focusing on the episodes of Corrie broadcast between the 29th April and the 3rd May. With the mystery of who's responsible for the factory roof collapse still ongoing, all eyes were focused on Nick this week after Toyah discovered Wayne's stolen report stuffed under his mattress. Was he the fiddler on the roof, or is he really being set up? Speaking of which, Moira's trying to set herself up as a potential love interest for Jan this week - though she'll have to get through Mary first. Meanwhile, Gemma gets viewers' hopes up by promising to move away from the Street, and Sally throws a dinner party - with 'throws' being the operative word when she finds out about Tim's sneaky snacking habits. In the Kabin segment, we share our thoughts on Corrie's chances at the British Soap Awards following the shortlist reveal, and after reading out some listeners' messages in the feedback section, we finish off the podcast with a chat about this week's cast news - and whether it's time for Corrie fans to start worrying!

Street Talk - 00:09:19
The Kabin - 01:33:15
Feedback - 01:55:57
Kabin Extra - 02:13:03

Conversation Street Episode 360

27Apr

On our latest podcast, we share our thoughts on the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 22nd and the 26th April. After last week's disastrous caravanning story, we were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed watching Gemma this week - though we're not especially happy with the latest pregnancy twist. Also this week, there's something mysterious going on between Jan and Seb's latest love interest, Peter's back on the booze, and Kirk's hitherto undiscovered musical talent rears its head. Speaking of rears, it's Windass time in the classic character profile section as we take a look back on cakemaster extrordinaire Eddie's time on the street as well as pondering what he'd be like if he came back to the show today. That's followed by The Kabin, where there's congratulations in order for ex-Corrie lovely Hayley Tamaddon. After a bunch of listener feedback, we finish off the episode with our initial reactions to some spoilery cast news in a quick Kabin Extra segment.

Street Talk - 00:10:18
Classic Character Profile: Eddie Windass - 02:04:54
The Kabin - 02:43:22
Feedback - 02:54:16
Kabin Extra - 03:18:03

Conversation Street Episode 359

20Apr

On this week's podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 15th and the 19th April. Happy Easter, everyone! Well, we say happy, but we must admit, we don't remember the last time we were so down on a string of Corrie episodes as we were with these ones, with the chief offending storyline being Chesney and Gemma's wet week in a caravan, which only reinforced what we've been saying for months about the pair of them being a total mismatch. Meanwhile, back in Weatherfield, Gary continues his quest to become the world's most useless loan shark, and Claudia gets snapped not clearing up after Eccles. Can we have that number for Poop Patrol Hotline please, Beth..? After Street Talk, we take a look back at the factories of Weatherfield, from Hardcastle's Mill right up to Underworld, and chat about some of our favourite storylines over the years - as well as our least favourite factory story cliches. That's followed by a quick trip to The Kabin for some news before finshing things off with some listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:06:44
Feature Discussion: The Factories of Weatherfield - 01:28:54
The Kabin - 02:26:16
Feedback - 02:40:52

Conversation Street Episode 358

13Apr

In our latest episode of the podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 8th and the 12th April. This week, Carla's breakdown is in full force as she starts to believe that Rana is still alive thanks to a cruel trick from Alya. Meanwhile, Gary's put in an uncomfortable position by Rick when he's ordered to sign a vulnerable old woman up for a dodgy loan, and watch out Gordon Ramsey - Weatherfield's got its own hot-tempered chef in the form of Imran. After Street Talk, we're thrilled to be joined by Corrie director Matt Hilton, who speaks about what it's like working behind the scenes of our favourite soap. That's followed by a discussion of this year's British Soap Awards longlist in The Kabin, then a handful of emails and voice messages in the feedback section. We finish off the podcast with a Kabin Extra section, where we share our first impressions of last weekend's casting news.

Street Talk - 00:10:58
Interview: Matt Hilton - 01:51:07
The Kabin - 02:20:49
Feedback - 02:34:42
Kabin Extra - 02:56:51

Conversation Street Episode 357

6Apr

On our latest podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 31st March and the 5th April. This week, Carla seems to be becoming even more unstable than the factory roof was, as she confesses to knowing it was dangerous during Rana's memorial. Meanwhile, Chesney starts to realise that he may have made a mistake swapping Emma for Gemma, Brian doesn't see the funny side of Geoff's practical jokes, and Gina saves Tim's life when he suffers a minor heart attack - thanks, Gina... After Street Talk, we interview Kat Pearce, aka Kate's nutty friend Lolly, who shares some behind the scenes secrets about her time on the show and picks a pair of winners in our #Kana Klothing Kompetition. In the news section, we take a look at this year's April Fool's gag from Corrie and share the first info about Maggie Sullivan's new 1940s novel, before finishing off with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:07:30
Interview: Kat Pearce - 01:23:31
The Kabin - 01:53:31
Feedback - 02:10:36

Conversation Street Episode 356

30Mar

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 24th and the 29th March. The dust may have settled in Underworld following last week's roof collapse, but outside the factory, the drama's only just beginning, with a number of street residents doing their best to hide just how much they might be to blame for the disaster. With the case being thoroughly investigated by an all growed up Wayne Hayes, though, is it only a matter of time before the truth comes out? Also this week, there's another returning face in the form of dodgy loan shark Rick Neelan, Imran struggles to hold it together in the wake of his sister's death, and there's a breakthrough in mystery of Roy's ring. After Street Talk, we take a look back on the past three years of Rana Habeeb with a character profile, before heading over to The Kabin for a spot of BAFTA related news. We round things off with more of your thoughts on the factory disaster in the listener feedback sectcion.

Street Talk - 00:14:48
Character Profile: Rana Habeeb - 02:02:00
The Kabin - 02:59:51
Feedback - 03:05:50

Conversation Street Episode 355

22Mar

In our latest podcast - an early edition what with there being no Friday Corrie this week - we share our thoughts on the dramatic goings on in Weatherfield between the 18th and the 20th March. This week saw Kanage on the cobbles, as the roof of Underworld came crashing down onto some of the street's residents in spectacular fashion. As we say ta-ra to Rana, we reflect on how successful these much-hyped episodes were (spoiler alert: we loved them!), share our opinions on the identity of the shady saboteur, and say who we thought gave the best performances of the week. After a quick break from the factory disaster with a trip to The Kabin for some Corrie news, we finish off the podcast with a spot of feedback on this week's episodes from our listeners.

Street Talk: 00:10:06
The Kabin: 01:43:33
Feedback: 01:51:45

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