Wednesday, April 17, 2024

April 2024 - September 1998

Last week, I appeared on the penultimate edition of The Now Show to talk about the internet and AI. The show itself first started in September 1998, the same month that Google launched, which gave me just enough of an excuse to look at the way the BBC covered the World Wide Web back in the mid-90s. It's is currently available on BBC Sounds.

I'll be appearing on next week's edition of Kiri's Comedy Club on BBC Radio Wales/BBC Sounds to talk about topical comedy - And as someone who turned up on a topical comedy show to make fun of the title sequence of a 30 year old tech show, I'm sure you can see why.

I also recently featured as Mark Drakeford (i.e. I wore a red jumper) on NonCensored with Rosie Holt and over on The Xennial Dome, we've got a very special edition  out this week, marking the 40th birthday of former guest Stuart Laws. Stu is back to look back at the month of his birth - April 1986 - which saw the release of Splash and the launch of the Twirl

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

April 2024 - The Penultimate Now Show!

 

Last week, I appeared on the penultimate edition of The Now Show to talk about the internet and AI. The show itself first started in September 1998, the same month that Google launched, which gave me just enough of an excuse to look at the way the BBC covered the World Wide Web back in the mid-90s. It's is currently available on BBC Sounds and I've crept some of the more visual elements out on TikTok.

I'll be appearing on next week's edition of Kiri's Comedy Club on BBC Radio Wales/BBC Sounds to talk about topical comedy - And as someone who turned up on a topical comedy show to make fun of the title sequence of a 30 year old tech show, I'm sure you can see why.

I also recently featured as Mark Drakeford (i.e. I wore a red jumper) on NonCensored with Rosie Holt and over on The Xennial Domewe've got a very special edition  out this week, marking the 40th birthday of former guest Stuart Laws. Stu is back to look back at the month of his birth - April 1986 which saw the release of Splash and the launch of the Twirl. There should be a playlist below or click on this podfollow link.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

February 2024 - United Thingdom

O'r Diwedd 2023 is still available on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer (with english subtitles). United Thingdom is currently available on BBC Sounds.

And tickets are now available for The Xennial Dome Live at Machynlleth Comedy Festival on 5th May. New episodes of the show are released every Tuesday and should be available on the playlist below.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

January 2024 - O'r Diwedd 2023

 

O'r Diwedd 2023 is still available on BBC iPlayer and S4C Clic. It's in Welsh (with English subtitles available) and is a rattle through the year's news in sketches. Politics being what it is, it could also see the final outing for Mark Drakeford (Tudur Owen) and Andrew RT Davies (Sian Harries), in this form at least.

A few other things I've worked on have popped back online for 2024. The entirity of the BBC One Wales TV show Tourist Trap is currently available on BBC iPlayer as is Ministry Of Happiness - a two-part sitcom based on the early years of radio in Wales. On its inaugaral broadcast, I did a live tweet-along with the facts behind the story, which are still available here and here

Talking of tweet-alongs, BBC Radio 4 repeated Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive this week - an edition of Archive On 4 which looks at radio in different universes. I had a go at tweeting along to that too, but it's tricky going back to a show you did five years ago. 

And on the subject of the past, The Xennial Dome's Little Dome continues to be released every week with new episodes landing on Tuesdays. There should be a playlist below.