Conversation Street Episode 307

12May

In our latest episode of the podcast, we talk about the events on the cobbles between the 7th and the 11th May in the UK. Well, Kate Oates has said one of her aims with Aidan's suicide storyline was to get people to talk about the issue, and by 'eck, did it work on us! After kicking things off with the usual Corrie history quiz, we go on to spend nearly three hours dissecting what has been one of the show's most important weeks ever. The incredible performances, the important messages, the masterful direction, the perfectly interweaving storylines... This is a week of Corrie that's affected so many people, and we just hope we've done it justice with our critique. After Street Talk, we take a very brief break from discussing the week's episodes to see what's been going on in the news, then we're back to Aidan again for the feedback section, where we read out, and listen to, some of our listeners' thoughts on the week.

Street Talk - 00:06:42
The Kabin - 02:49:49
Feedback - 02:51:41

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Conversation Street Episode 306

5May

Our latest podcast covers the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 30th April and the 4th May. This week, two stories which, let's face it, have been a little bit on the ridiculous side over the past few months, both reached a climax. Firstly, in the story that perfectly encapulates the soap words of doom "What could possibly go wrong?" Eva gives birth to baby Susie, and Toyah puts the next phase of her plan to pass it off as her own into action. Then we have Jude, Mr "I am not, nor have I ever been, a marine biologist", finally being caught out by Angie after trying to pass two amateur actors off as his bullying co-workers. Fortunately though, despite the whole suspension of disbelief thing, we actually did enjoy both these storylines! Also this week, a tearful Jenny reveals her true motivations for wanting a fresh start in Spain, Yasmeen gets her mojo back, and Beth eyes up a new business idea for Kirk. After Street Talk, we have a listener question segment that covers the topic of life after soap for actors, then we run down the shortlist in the British Soap Awards in The Kabin. After a feedback section full of emails, tweets and Facebook messages, Gemma does a solo Kabin Extra covering some of next week's big events on Corrie, which Michael's been on a social media and soap news blackout to try and avoid since Monday. Just a few days left to go!

Street Talk - 00:08:30
Listener Questions - 01:30:20
The Kabin - 02:05:05
Feedback - 02:42:45
The Kabin Extra - 03:06:25

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Conversation Street Episode 305

28Apr

On the latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 23rd and the 27th April. This week, an addiction-free and strangely tanned Billy returns to the Street, Kate's insecurities over Rana and Zeedan's lingering frienship intensify, and David has nookie with the salon rookie. Meanwhile, Jude and Toyah both continue their bizarre deceptions to their significant others, and is that a potential love triangle we spot between Yasmeen, Audrey and Geoff? After Street Talk, we move straight onto The Kabin as there's huge news this week: Kate Oates has announced she's leaving as producer! We share our initial reactions, discuss what we might expect from a Coronation Street helmed by Iain MacLeod, and read some of our listeners' thoughts about this surprising turn of events. That's followed by a feedback segment where, among other topics, we discuss the possibility of Corrie introducing a character with a tic disorder. We end the show with a quick bit of Kabin Extra all about a certain popular character who'll be returning to the cobbles later this year.

Street Talk - 00:10:30
The Kabin - 01:34:34
Feedback - 02:18:30
Kabin Extra - 02:45:30

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Conversation Street Episode 304

22Apr

Phew! Weren't sure we were going to make it this week as Gemma's been fighting off a chest infection since last weekend, but here we are, just a day late, but with a shorter than usual episode. The majority of this podcast is taken up by Street Talk, which covers the episodes of Corrie shown in the UK between the 16th and the 20th April. It's been a week of revelations and no mistake, as two secret affairs have been exposed. Despite not being fans of the Carla/Ali hookup, we must admit it was worth it just to see Michelle's face fall when she discovered them cavorting in the corridor. Then, of course, we had the news of Kate and Rana's relationship spreading around the Street courtesy of local loudmouth Beth. All that, plus drunk Jenny, the return of Abi and some lovely Yasmeen moments certainly made this a good set of episodes in our book. With Gemma rapidly losing her voice by the end of Street Talk, we decided to end the episode there (with just a bit of Corrie cast baby news thrown in for good measure). Fingers crossed we'll be fighting fit and back to normal for next week!

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Conversation Street Episode 303

14Apr

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 9th and the 13th April. This week, the anti-racism charity boxing match finally takes place (looks like they couldn't find an anti-serial killing Scouse builder charity in time) and things get a bit out of hand for David, earning Gary yet another trip to A&E. Meanwhile, Robert's looking a bit more beefed up than usual, and he's not the only one - as people finally start to notice that Eva's a little on the large side, she makes her final preparations for her flit to the countryside to give birth, but not before giving things one last try with Aidan. After Street Talk, we do a quick classic character profile on David's old mate Graeme Proctor, discovering quite a few parallels between many of his old storylines and some of the things going on in 2018. In The Kabin, we give our thoughts on the British Soap Awards longlist, and we hear from two new listeners in the feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:11:50
Classic Character Profile: Graeme Proctor - 01:13:03
The Kabin - 01:33:34
Feedback - 01:51:41

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Conversation Street Episode 302

7Apr

On our latest podcast, we discuss the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 2nd and the 6th April. From Chesney in a haddock suit to Mary and Tracy's trip to the aquarium, there was definitely something fishy about Corrie this week - plus we can only assume Pat grew his own set of fins to survive that ocean plunge and get across to Ireland on Monday. Meanwhile, back on dry land, Craig's secret battle with OCD is finally out, and Sophie attempts the not-so-obvious career move from window cleaner to swanky restaurant manager. After Street Talk, we're joined by David Gee, better known as Dave Draws, the artist behind the map of Weatherfield that's shown up in the factory office recently. That's followed by a discussion of Corrie's latest April Fools' Day prank in The Kabin, and more OCD chat in the feedback section.

Street Talk - 00:06:44
Dave Draws Interview - 01:38:13
The Kabin - 01:56:35
Feedback - 02:05:55

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Conversation Street Episode 301

31Mar

This week's podcast starts with a short tribute to long-time listener Tvor, who passed away a few days ago. She was the first person to give us feedback on the podcast, way back in Episode 4, and her presence will be greatly missed on the show and across the Coronation Street fan community as a whole. We then move onto discussing the episodes of Corrie broadcast in the UK between the 26th and the 30th March. As the police uncover concrete evidence of Pat's murderous ways, the barbaric builder does a runner to North Lighthouse (just Voggle it - it'll take you right there!), intent on sailing across to Ireland. Will he be able to convince Eileen to go with him, or will she finally see him for the murderer he really is? Meanwhile, Martin makes a flying visit to the Street, Audrey switches from styling hair to freestyling on air, and, in what we can only assume is an attempt to curry favour with his Mafia boss grandfather, Simon turns to a life of crime. After Street Talk, we welcome Brooke Vincent back onto the podcast for a quick chat about all things Dancing On Ice, Kana and Chapter 1: Liv, her new short film that's recently been put online (if you haven't seen it yet, we definitely recommend checking it out!). Next up, we move onto a quick news section, including more evidence that tours of the Corrie set are looking more and more likely, and then head into our usual feedback section. Finally, in a quick, spoilery Kabin Extra at the end of the show, we discusss the news of another cast member departure, announced this week.

00:07:14 - Street Talk
01:45:52 - Brooke Vincent interview
01:56:10 - The Kabin
02:03:25 - Feedback
02:21:09 - The Kabin Extra

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Conversation Street Episode 300

24Mar

And here it is! This week, we reach another milestone in Conversation Street history as we pass the 300 episode mark and discuss everything Corrie between the 19th and the 22nd March. Sadly, we weren't especially enamoured by the week's offerings from the cobbles, be it Fiz's unwillingness to dob her daughter in to Tyrone, the continuing saga of Eva's hidden pregnancy, or the mind-numbing monotomy of Michelle's wedding plans, but hey - at least Jack P Shepherd pulled it out of the bag with a fantastic portrayal of David's realisation of what had happened to him last Friday night. Things take a massive turn for the better after Street Talk, though, as we're joined by the lovely Nicola Thorp for a chat about her year on the Street playing Phelan's long-lost daughter. That's followed by more great news for Corrie in The Kabin as - at last! - they win a Best Soap award this week, then we round off the episode with some listener feedback, including a special voicemail about the Victoria Street set expansion.

00:05:18 - Street Talk

01:21:08 - Nicola Thorp interview

02:06:03 - The Kabin

02:16:38 - Feedback

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Conversation Street Episode 299

17Mar

In the last podcast of the 200s, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street between the 12th and the 16th March. A couple of massive talking points in this week's show, starting off, of course, in Street Talk with David's rape. Is it Corrie's duty to inform viewers about this issue that's often considered taboo, was it too much to put on TV before the watershed, and is it just another attempt at ratings grabbing? Of course, the story's only just begun, but in any case, we do our best to look at both sides of the argument, and ponder where things could go next. After more discussion of Tyrone and Gemma's night together and our early reactions to clairvoyant Rosie, we move onto the second big discussion of the week: the new Victoria Street set! We take a look at every nook and cranny of the recently revealed expansion, give our reactions, and wonder how each part might be used on screen. That's followed by a few smaller bits of news, including a report on how Brooke Vincent got on in the Dancing On Ice final. We round off the episode with some feedback, including an email from a new listener and a voicemail.

00:02:15 - Street Talk
01:34:11 - The Victoria Street set expansion
02:32:38 - The Kabin
02:39:48 - Feedback

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Conversation Street Episode 298

10Mar

On our latest podcast, we talk about the episodes of Coronation Street broadcast in the UK between the 5th and the 9th March. An interesting week this week, for sure. Although there were big plot developments in some of of the stories - Pat gets stuck in cement, Eileen finds out about the Calcutta Street scam, Tyrone cheats on Fiz - quite a bit of it made one or both of us feel rather angry, so strap yourselves in and prepare for some epic Gemma rants! There was even some disagreement between the pair of us over Phelan's confession, so things really did get quite heated! At least one thing we did agree on was that Moira's performance at the party was just brilliant - who says comedy on Corrie is dead? Just to lighten the mood after a grumpy Street Talk, we then delve into an irreverant discussion of illegal drug taking on Corrie. From the evil dealers like Callum and Jez to the unintentional comedy of Izzy on cannabis, our narcotic-based natterings will give you a thorough history of one of Corrie's darker terriories. There's good news for Brooke Vincent fans in the Kabin as our Weatherfield representative makes it to the Dancing On Ice final, and we round things off with some listener feedback.

In response to a lister request, we've decided to put time stamp on the main sections of the podcast in our episode notes from now on, so here's the rundown for this week!
Street Talk: 00:04:21
Feature Discussion - Drugs: 01:41:42
The Kabin: 02:42:32
Feedback: 02:51:56

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