Conversation Street

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

Feature Discussion: The Changing Faces of Coronation Street

April 18th, 2020

This week, Aadi became the latest in the line of Corrie characters to be recast, and our bonus content for Episode 414 is all about the show's head swaps over the years. From child actors who wanted to focus on their schooling to older cast members who weren't available or, to put it bluntly, were just not sexy enough, we look back at the changing faces of Coronation Street, discussing some of our most and least favourites, pondering who we'd be happy to see return to the show with a different actor, and looking at the young characters who've managed to avoid the head swapper's axe so far.


Conversation Street Episode 414

April 18th, 2020

On the latest Conversation Street, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 13th and the 17th April (Episodes #10,048 and 10,050).

This week, the teens take centre stage as Asha's new storyline gets underway, the unfortunate twin falling victim to a sexting incident when a video of her stripping in front of her phone makes its way onto a group chat. Also this week, after a few years of, you know, being tolerable, Leanne reverts to form and enters maximum mardy mode when she discovers that Steve wasn't around whilst Oliver was having his seizure. Meanwhile, a new a guest at the Rovers B&B gets pulses racing, and there's a clash of steel at Stillwaters.

Next up in the Kabin, we discuss the series of special programmes focusing on iconic Corrie icons that are rumoured to be airing this summer, and we finish off the show with some listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:11:44
The Kabin - 01:36:08
Feedback - 01:57:00

Tracy McDonald Character Profile - Episode 413

April 11th, 2020

It's been over seven years since our original profile of Tracy Barlow back on Episode 9 of the podcast, and she's been making her family and neighbours' lives hell ever since. For this week's extra content, we're taking a look at what Tracy's been up to since 2012 - the feuds, the fights, the fires, the friendships and the florist's. All that, plus a mini review of Dawn Acton's portrayal of Tracy in the early 90s now that Michael has recently had the chance to rewatch some classic episodes on ITV3.

Conversation Street Episode 413

April 11th, 2020

Happy Easter everyone! This weekend on the podcast, we chat about the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 6th and the 10th April (Episodes #10,045 - 10,047). This week's episodes may have seen you breaking into your precious loo roll supplies to blow your nose and dry those eyes as Emma makes the tough decision to have a poorly Eccles put to sleep in Ken's absence. She's not the only one to have had a tough old time of it either, as Gemma's still struggling to cope with the pressure of being a mum to four babies, and Steve's distraught when he finds Oliver collapsed on the living room floor. Next up on the podcast, we take a look at a new short film project starring ex-Corrie cast members Steven Arnold and Jonny Dixon, and we finish off the show with a bit of a bumper feedback section, including a fascinating account from one listener about how her experience of living through the 60s compared to Corrie back then, and a couple of voicemails.

Street Talk - 00:11:14
The Kabin - 01:44:35
Feedback - 01:55:25

COVID-19 Update - Episode 412

April 4th, 2020

The bonus content for Episode 412 just doesn't stop coming! As we're trying to keep the main bit of podcast free of all coronavirus talk for the listeners who are just fed up of hearing about it, we've decided to do a quick update on how the pandemic is affecting all things Corrie in another standalone podcast. It's only been a few weeks since our first COVID-19 discussion, but thing have moved on since then, including the halting of all Corrie filming until further notice! We discuss some new ideas about where this might leave our favourite soap as well as sharing some of the ways that the Corrie cast are keeping us entertained over social media while we're all stuck inside.

Feature Discussion: 1965-1969 - Episode 412

April 4th, 2020

Our extra content for Episode 412 of the podcast is a review of the second half of our 1960s Corrie box set. 1965 to 1969 saw some big changes to the Street, including the introduction of an outdoor set and the construction of the maisonettes opposite the terraced houses. It was also the period where Betty Turpin and Bet Lynch made their debuts, and big stunts like the train crashing through the viaduct and the collapse of Number 7 kept viewers hooked. In this discussion, we go over stories we enjoyed, characters that made the biggest impression, and our thoughts on what the box set can teach us about life in the 60s.

Conversation Street Episode 412

April 4th, 2020

On our latest podcast, we cover the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 30th March and the 3rd April (Episodes #10,042 - 10,044). This week sees the start of the new reduced schedule, and we start off the Street Talk section sharing our thoughts on how it feels to only get three episodes a week - and ones that were never originally intended to be shown this way either! That's followed by a discussion of the latest goings on in the Yasmeen storyline - has she finally seen through Geoff's lies and manipulation? Also this week, David gets a taste for danger, Aled gets his hearing aids fitted, and Charles plays by his own rules. Next up on the show, we celebrate the news of Sally Carman and Joe Duttine's engagement in The Kabin, and we finish off the podcast with some feedback, including a quick go at a fun Corrie game suggested by one listener.

Street Talk - 00:07:32
The Kabin - 01:15:43
Feedback - 01:22:09

Re-upload: Dirk Character Profile

April 1st, 2020

For April Fools' Day 2017, we flexed our creative muscles to come up with a profile of one of Corrie's most well-loved background characters: factory foreman Dirk. Over the course of three quarters of an hour, we led listeners down a merry path, recounting a completely fabricated tale of Dirk's life on the Street, stretching all the way from 1960 to the present day. We've re-uploaded it to our feed because, well, we all need something silly to lose ourselves in at the moment, so hit the play button, kick back and enjoy!

Listener Questions - Episode 411

March 27th, 2020

For our bonus content this week, we tackle some questions sent in by a pair of listeners. First up, we're tasked with giving the Street a bit of a makeover, closing all the businesses and opening new ones in their place. What kind of business do the residents of Weatherfield need, who would run them, and would they be interesting to watch? We go in depth with our thoughts! Next up, we're asked which characters we'd want to be friends with in real life. As neither of us are exactly social butterflies (well, we have spent Friday night for the past eight years recording a podcast!!), this wasn't necessarily the easiest of questions, but we certainly gave it a good shot!

Conversation Street Episode 411

March 27th, 2020

With no Friday Corrie to watch this week, we're coming at you early, chatting about the episodes shown between the 23rd and the 25th March in the UK (Episodes #10,038 - 10,041). This week, a bombshell from Shona sees David's self-destructive side come bubbling to the surface, and Emma realises that Seb might not be as over Alina as he'd previously claimed... Meanwhile, Ken gets a telling off from Charles after smuggling Eccles into Stillwaters, Evelyn's blossoming romance with Arthur is back on track, and Gemma dreams of freshly laundered children. We finish off the podcast with more of your feedback, including one listener's theory on how Geoff's escort may play into his dastardly schemes.

Street Talk - 00:10:57
Feedback - 01:25:12