Conversation Street

An unofficial podcast for the long-running British soap, Coronation Street.

The Countless Conquests Of Ken Barlow

December 2nd, 2022

For someone who's often thought of being a bit of a fuddy duddy, Ken Barlow has actually managed to attract the attentions of a remarkable number of women during his time on the Street! In this week's podcast, we take a look at all the ladies who've turned Ken's head and taken him to bed, from the more obvious ones such as Deirdre and first wife Val to some quite surprising characters including a certain red haired newsagent..! For part of the episode, we're also joined by Elle Mulvaney, who currently plays the youngest member of the Barlow clan, to find out how much she knows about Amy's randy granddad's romantic history in a game of 'Snogged, Married or Avoided?'

Conversation Street Episode 551

November 30th, 2022

On our latest podcast, we chat about the goings on in Weatherfield between the 28th and the 30th November (Episodes #10807 - 10812).

Not the best week for us this week, unfortunately - it did feel somewhat like the storylines were either filler or spinning their wheels, and we're not just talking about Stephen's motorbike after that crash on Wednesday's episode! Of course, we did get a nice bit of development in the Summer story, as the eternally unfortunate young lady finds herself in a bit of a predicament once more after suffering a miscarriage. Will she tell Esther and Mike or just continue to accept their cash in the hope that they might forget what they're actually paying her for? Also this week, Steve returns from Spain, Ken looks set to enter a bit of a love triangle, and Laurence returns with some unfinished business between him and Sean...

Up next on the podcast it's The Kabin, where we celebrate Corrie's recent wins in the RTS North West Awards and find out what some of the cast got up to when they were invited to meet the speaker of the House of Commons! We finish off the show with some more of your lovely feedback.

Street Talk - 00:13:38

The Kabin - 02:11:25

Feedback - 02:31:17

Fiz Stape Character Profile Revisit

November 24th, 2022

Ten years ago today, we ran a character profile on Fiz Stape on Episode #16 of the podcast. Well, it's been an explosive ten years for our little Fizbomb since, and in this week's bonus podcast, we take a look at how her story has progressed in the past decade, including her relationships with Tyrone and Phill, her struggle keeping Hope under control and the shock of coming face to face with John Stape's secret daughter, Jade!

Conversation Street Episode 550

November 23rd, 2022

Thanks to the World Cup messing with the telly schedules, this week's Coronation Street has all been uploaded to the ITV Hub early! We've binged all the episodes, and in this edition of the podcast, we chat about what'll be going down in Weatherfield between the 23rd and the the 27th November (Episodes #10801 - 10806).

This week, Hope takes hero worshipping of her serial killer dad to the next level as she attempts to re-enact Charlotte Hoyle's murder by hammer at school. Meanwhile, as Sam comes face to face with Harvey to give him a good grilling, will he get the answers he's looking for? Also this week, Griff enlists Spider to protest Maria's community centre takeover, Summer plans to go on the run to keep her pregnancy under wraps (and we heartily approve!) and an old flames barges her way back into Ken's life.

It's only been a few days since our last podcast, but we've still got a couple of news items to discuss in The Kabin, including Sue Cleaver's exit from the jungle and Charlie Lawson's comments that Corrie could be axed within the next ten years - do we agree? We finish things off with a couple of your lovely emails.

Street Talk: 00:16:02
The Kabin: 02:30:24
Feedback: 02:44:05

Conversation Street Episode 549

November 19th, 2022

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 14th and the 18th November 2022 (Episodes #10795 - 10800) - well... we do as soon as we finish reeling from the news that Millie Gibson is going to be playing The Doctor's new companion in the new series of Doctor Who, anyway!

Once we finally get onto the topic of the latest goings on in Weatherfield, we kick things off, of course, with the extremism story, which continued to have us gripped this week. With Max seemingly in denial about just what sort of people he's getting involved with, Roy's epic takedown of Griff at his community centre speech and Spider's continuing lies to Toyah about his double life, there was certainly a lot to talk about there! Also this week, Debbie plans to sell the Bistro, Stu and Yasmeen finally admit their feelings for one another, and Bernie's somewhat silly, but in our opinion very entertaining, doppelgänger story reaches its epic Fern-ale.

Next up on the podcast, it's The Kabin, and there's a tonne of Corrie related news to discuss this week, including Corrie's Promax UK Award, Helen Flanagan's tease of a return to the cobbles, and the announcement of an official Coronation Street gin - the fabulously named Wonky Duck. You can bet that Gemma will be hunting down one of those to taste test on a future podcast! All that, plus the news  that Neighbours is to return to our screens next year, along with thousands of classic episodes available to stream - which gets us jolly excited about the potential for something similar to happen to all those old Corrie episodes one day!

Street Talk - 00:16:42
The Kabin - 02:14:48
Feedback - 02:39:19

Listener Questions

November 15th, 2022

In this week's bonus podcast, we tackle two more questions from our inquisitive listeners. First up, we ponder what Corrie SHOULD do, what they should STOP doing, and what they should NEVER do - take note, Iain Macleod! (Of course, our lack of knowledge of anything when it comes to soap budgets and filming schedules means that many of our ideas are probably a little on the ambitious side, but that certainly didn't stop us listing our numerous suggestions for improvement!) After that, with the news that the next Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place here in the UK next year, we pondered which characters from Coronation Street would make the best hosts - and who should be delivering that sarcastic commentary as the ceremony unfolds!

Conversation Street Episode 548

November 12th, 2022

On our latest podcast, we chat about the goings on in Weatherfield between the 7th and the 11th November (Episodes #10789 - 10794).

This week, Fiz and Ty do their best to stop the John Stape book getting published, but when Tyrone slaps the author at an event at Chariot Square, has he ended up making things worse? Also this week, Amy and Summer fly the nest, Bernie thinks she's found a way to track down Fern when she bumps into her ex at a spa, and Lauren gets inside Max's head - and his bed!

In The Kabin, we take a look at how Sue Cleaver's been doing in her first week in the jungle and find out what the Corrie set tour has in store for its Christmas festivities. We round off the show with more of your listener feedback, including a great selection of your unpopular Corrie opinions!

Street Talk - 00:12:54
The Kabin - 02:26:32
Feedback - 02:42:06

Linda Baldwin Character Profile

November 10th, 2022

For this week's bonus podcast, we chat about the character of Linda Baldwin, the notorious man-eater who certainly gave husband Mike a run for his money in the late 90s and early 00s. Linda's most famous for the controversial story that saw her pursuing the ageing factory boss whilst also bedding his young son Mark, but as we also discuss in the episode, actress Jacqueline Chadwick hit the headlines herself once or twice during her time on the show too!

Conversation Street Episode #547

November 5th, 2022

Episode #547 of Conversation Street is here, and this week, we chat about what went on in Weatherfield between the 31st October and the 4th November (Episodes #10783 - 10788).

The Halloween festivities in the first of this week's visits to the cobbles definitely helped lend an autumnal air to Coronation Street, but if you think that means the end of Summer, you'd be sadly mistaken - at least where the character is concerned, that is. Yes, Miss Spellman remained very much in the spotlight this week as she decided she'd rather have ten grand than a termination - but will she be able to keep her bulging belly a secret from Billy? Meanwhile, Max gets drawn into the shady world of far-right Halloween parties (kind of like normal ones but with more people dressed up as crusaders), Fiz and Tyrone discover who's been leaking their family secrets, and Sean makes a shocking discovery about Lawrence's past..

Up next on the podcast, it's time for The Kabin, where take a look at Sue Cleaver's motivations for signing up to this year's I'm A Celebrity. We round off the show with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:07:38
The Kabin - 02:25:23
Feedback - 02:38:49

Charlotte Jordan Interview (Daisy Midgeley)

October 31st, 2022

Daisy Midgley has been minxing it up on the Street for nearly two years now, causing friction between Jenny and Johnny and being the catalyst behind the break up of Ryan and Alya, before finally setting her sights on Daniel Osbourne. Here, actress Charlotte Jordan joins us to chat about what it's like to play a character whose main purpose at one time seemed to be to rub both viewers and fellow Street residents up the wrong way, whether she sees a future for Daisy and Daniel, and about the fun she has working alongside Sally Ann Matthews in the Rovers.

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