Conversation Street

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

Squid Game: Corrie Style!

November 8th, 2021

If there's one thing that a lot of Corrie viewers can agree on, it's that the show could do with a bit of a good old fashioned soap cull at the moment. And how better to trim the fat than by pitting a bunch of our least favourite characters against each other in a series of brutally reimagined British playground games? 30 characters enter the arena, and only one will make it through alive - who'll be keeping George in business for many weeks to come, and which lucky contestant will be the sole survivor? Find out in Coronation Street: Squid Game!

Conversation Street Episode #495

November 6th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 1st and the 5th November (#10470 - 10474).

It's the week of Abi and Kevin's wedding, but after Debbie finds out about her sister-in-law-to-be's murderous intentions for Corey, it looks like there could be a couple of roadblocks they need to get past before this pair of mechanics can give each other a good servicing. Speaking of roadblocks, it all kicks off outside the Community Centre this week when Maria decides to protest the council meeting about the new by-pass through the Red Rec. Bring back Emily and Spider, we say - they'd be able to get this mess sorted in no time! Also this week, Emma's engaged and Corey gets caged.

Up next on the podcast, we share some good news about Coronation Street: The Tour, which looks set to re-open in the Spring, bigger and better than ever, and we round off the show with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:11:11
The Kabin - 02:16:03
Feedback - 02:26:11

Corrie / EastEnders Crossover Chat with Walford Weekly

November 3rd, 2021

On our latest show, in celebration of the crossovers that we're seeing this week between all the UK soaps, we've teamed up with Alex and Rob from Walford Weekly for a special bonus podcast. For the past week, we've been diligently tuning into EastEnders whilst they've been catching up with the latest goings on in Corrie, and in this podcast, we get together to talk about how we found the experience! As well as sharing our thoughts about the characters and storylines in each other's soaps of choice, we chat about how we felt the crossover scenes have gone so far and discussed the future of the genre in this ever-changing television landscape. 

Conversation Street Episode 494

October 30th, 2021

On the latest Conversation Street, we chat about all things Corrie from the week of the 25th to the 29th October (Episodes #10464 - 10469)

It's the calm after the storm in Weatherfield, and this week, the residents are all facing the consequences of Harvey and the Horror Nation Hurricane. While Jenny's drowning her sorrows and looking for someone to blame (looks like, unlike Natasha, the Platts have dodged a bullet there!), the Alahan clan has been torn apart after last week's car crash. Top of the tragedies this week, though, is Natasha's death. People are saying that Johnny's untimely demise was a little heavily telegraphed in the episodes leading up to Super Soap Week, but seriously - have we not all seen this coming for Natasha since the minute she set foot back on the cobbles last year with a new son for Nick? Also this week, Nina and Asha go searching for more clues to incriminate Corey, and it looks like by the end of Friday's episode, it could well be in the bag!

Up next on the podcast, we take a trip to The Kabin to find out what's been going on in the news this past fortnight, and we end the show with some of your thoughts about last week's epic episodes.

Street Talk - 00:03:55
The Kabin - 02:06:20
Feedback - 02:16:58

Conversation Street Episode 493 Part 2

October 24th, 2021

In this special edition of the podcast, recorded on location from our holiday home in Dorset, we chat (very quietly so not to wake Gemma's parents!) about the epic episodes of Coronation Street that were broadcast in the UK on the 22nd October.

The bar had been set high and our disbelief had been well and truly suspended following Monday and Wednesday's episodes, and we settled down in front of the telly on Friday night, full of anticipation about what the climax of the week would bring. Yes, we may well have predicted some of the major story beats (namely, Natasha being shot in a case of mistaken identity and Johnny coming to a sticky end whilst trying to rescue Jenny), but we were still left incredibly satisfied by the episodes on the whole, and majorly impressed by everything that went into the scenes underground - scripting, stunts, sets and all.  We hope you enjoy listening to our discussion of the episodes!

Conversation Street Episode 493

October 21st, 2021

It's Super Soap Week, and that can only mean one thing: total carnage on the cobbles as Horror Nation Street kicks off in spectacular style. This episode of the podcast comes at you a few days earlier than usual as we wouldn't have been able to record our normal episode over the weekend. Never mind, though, as there's been absolutely loads to talk about from just the first two days of the week anyway! Sinkholes opening up all over the place, the Alahans in a spectacular stunt en route to their camping holiday, and a crazed criminal on the loose, hell bent on revenge... We know this is a bit of a divisive week, but we're loving it, so if you'll forgive our unabashed gushing, we do hope you'll rather enjoy this episode!

Conversation Street Episode 492

October 16th, 2021

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 11th and the 15th October (Episodes #10452 - 10457).

Unless you've been living under some kind of spoiler-repellent rock these past few weeks (and if you are, can you tell us where we might find one?), you'll know that there's a pretty hyped up set of episodes coming very soon, and this week's Corrie certainly seemed like everything was lining up nicely for some action packed shows next week. It definitely feels like George and Todd could be busy at the undertaker's by next Friday night, but whether it's Corey having his brains blown out by Abi, Toyah being pummelled to death by Harvey, Natasha being pushed into the sinkhole by an old biddy who can't get her blue rinse done anymore or even lovely Johnny just ending up as some kind of collateral damage, we'll just have to wait and see, but in any case, this week's episodes did a pretty good job in getting us hyped! Just... please don't mention the identify of Imran's drunken one night stand to us... We're still feeling mighty hacked off by THAT revelation...

Up next on the podcast, we head over to The Kabin, where there's some good news for Catherine Tyldesley, bad news for Katie McGlynn, and intriguing news for us as the UK soaps announce a collaboration crossover event in a few weeks' time. We end the show with a few bits of listener feedback.

Street Talk: 00:12:03
The Kabin: 02:37:45
Feedback: 02:49:21

Imran Habeeb Character Profile

October 12th, 2021

For this week's bonus podcast, we take an in depth look at the character of Imran Habeeb. He's been a bit of a fan favourite since his introduction back in 2017, and in this episode, we weigh up the evidence and give our verdict on the street's latest ladykiller lawyer. Is he a good match for Toyah? Would we want him defending us in court? Can we forgive his steadily growing list of indiscretions? All this and more are answered here!

Conversation Street Episode 491

October 9th, 2021

On this week's podcast, we have a good old natter about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 4th and the 8th October (Episodes #10446 - 10451).

It's the Corrie curry cook-off this week when Debbie decides to set the Bistro in direct competition with Speed Daal. That's not the only thing Zeedan has to worry about either, as he's paid an unwelcome visit from one of the in-laws on Friday, which threatens to make things a whole lot worse for the business. Meanwhile, Kevin's hunt for Abi takes him to the Dog & Gun, Summer resorts to unscrupulous measures in an attempt to get herself an interview for Oxford, and Fergus is recruited into the Sally Army in the battle for residents-only parking.

Up next on the podcast, we head to The Kabin, where we're joined for a chat by Katherine Wells and Caroline Austen, the lucky pair who managed to snag themselves an exclusive overnight stay on the cobbles last weekend, courtesy of AirBnB. We round off the podcast, as always, with more of your fabulous feedback.

Street Talk - 00:13:30
The Kabin - 02:13:29
Feedback - 02:39:50

Steven Murphy Interview

October 6th, 2021

Earlier this year, Steven Murphy left his role of editor of Inside Soap Magazine after nearly 25 years at the publication, and for our bonus show this week, he's kindly agreed to come onto the podcast to chat about how working in the magazine industry has changed over the years, what he thinks makes soap such an enduring medium, and who some of his favourite Corrie characters have been. It was a real privilege to chat to someone who's such an expert in the field of soap and find out what it's like behind the scenes of the magazine - we hope you enjoy!

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