We're in a bit of a festive mood in our latest podcast as this week, we're celebrating our 400th episode! And what better way to mark this podcasting milstone than by inviting Corrie legend Julie Hesmondhalgh onto the show to discuss her time playing fan favourite, Hayley Cropper? Before that, though, we crack on with a Street Talk covering the episodes broadcast in the UK between the 13th and the 17th January. Sadly, poor Yasmeen won't be raising a glass to toast our 400th show as this week, Geoff convinces her she's an alcoholic and should give up the booze for good! Meanwhile, Shona wakes from her coma but doesn't recognise David (maybe try losing the beard?), and - Kel Surprise! - Bernie's plan to catfish her ex ends up backfiring. Up next on the podcast, Michael chats to Julie Hesmondhalgh about what it was like to play such a Corrie legend for 15 years and what she's been up to since, including her recent charity work with 500 Acts of Kindness (do check it out!). That's followed by some hints about the upcoming 10,000th episode of Corrie in The Kabin (which, admittedly, makes 400 seems kind of puny!), and we finish off the show with some listener feedback, including a voicemail from LA!
Street Talk - 00:11:59
Interview: Julie Hesmondhalgh - 02:20:29
The Kabin - 03:01:58
Feedback - 03:12:21
A big thank you to listener Jo for this amazing piece of art she sent us for Episode 400. You can check out more of her work, including her wonderful Corrie caricatures, here.