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Kate Bush Fan Podcast – Finding KT!

Finding KT podcast image

And after a few months break we are BACK with Season 3 (!) of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast. In this episode Seán introduces Paul and Darrell (aka Bush Telegraph) discussing the KT symbols and where to find them on every Kate Bush album. Darrell obsesses over a mysterious face only he can see in the “Aerial” cover. There is a discussion about the messages Kate herself inscribed into the vinyls of her earlier releases and what they could be referring to. There is also another song by Ron and Cyril, an early tribute act who take on “Babooshka”, slightly rewritten from the point of view of the husband. This podcast should carry a government geek warning….if there was such a thing.

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

Kate Bush Fan Podcast – Desert Island Kate Discs!

Desert Island Kate Discs

What are Darrell and Paul’s Top 3’s from all of Kate’s albums, and what single, album, video and b-side would they take on a desert island? In this new episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast, for the first half we get the rare glimpse of hearing Darrell and Paul chatting together in the same place, as opposed to Skyping transatlantically. Plus, Ron and Cyril get another spin with a Kate cover!

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

Kate Bush Fan Podcast – The Trio Bulgarka and Kate!

Kate’s work with the exquisite, breathtaking, Trio Bulgarka from Bulgaria remains one of the outstanding collaborations of her career to date. Seán has wanted to feature them in a special podcast episode for a long while now, and here he explores how Bulgarian singing started to be discovered by the world in the 1980s and how Kate met and recorded incredible music with Yanka, Eva and Stoyanka on two of her albums!

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

Trio Bulgarka and Kate

Kate and Yanka

Kate and the Trio

New Bush Telegraph podcast: The Hammer Horror trauma effect!

Darrell and his brother

In the latest episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast, Bush Telegraph (aka Darrell and Paul) chat with Darrell’s brother and put him to task to see if he can answer a Kate Pop Quiz! Russell remembers hearing Kate through the bedroom wall constantly, and here he is interviewed to face the trauma it caused him one more time! Darrell and Paul also find a rare recording of the very first Kate tribute act. Not to be missed.

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

Our new fan podcast episode is a Cloudbusting special!

As Kate’s 12″ Cloudbusting picture disc tops the UK vinyl singles chart for a second week running, Seán devotes this episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast to discussing the origins and history of Kate’s glorious, classic song, along with the iconic promotional film co-starring Donald Sutherland. (Rare photo of the shoot above is taken from the book Kate: Inside The Rainbow by John Carder Bush, available here.)

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

Glenys Groves exclusive fan podcast interview – Part 2!

Glenys Groves 1979

In the new episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast as we celebrate 40 years since the 1979 tour – What did Glenys get up to with Kate in Paris? What was Glenys’s favourite song to sing, and favourite song to watch Kate perform? What synchronicity did Kate, Glenys Groves and Liz Pearson* share? Part 2 of the Glenys Groves interview courtesy of Paul and Darrell (Bush Telegraph) is here!

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

*read Kate’s tribute to Liz Pearson, the other backing singer from 1979, from when Liz sadly passed away in May 2012… 

Kate Bush Fan Podcast – Bush Telegraph – Glenys Groves Interview!

Kate signed photo to Glenys Groves

Darrell and Paul talk about 1979 and their disappointment in not being able to see Kate perform live on the ‘Tour Of Life’. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this legendary tour, Darrell has an exclusive interview with Glenys Groves, who was one of the two backing vocalists on the tour. This is Part 1 of the interview.

Glenys Groves tour programme 1979

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Before the Dawn Podcast – Part 2 – The Show!

Kate Bush - Waking the Witch - Before the Dawn

The second of Seán’s 3-part series of Kate Bush Fan Podcasts about Kate’s phenomenal Before the Dawn shows is now uploaded! It’s a good one!! This 90-minute episode takes the listener right through her opening night performance on 26th August 2014, song-by-song, capturing the atmosphere, describing the on-stage action and celebrating one of the greatest returns to live performance in music history!

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

Before the Dawn podcast is here! Part 1 of three-part series on Kate’s phenomenal shows!

Before the Dawn - cast photo

It’s here! I’ve finally uploaded Part 1 of this long-promised three-episode series of podcasts about Kate’s extraordinary, phenomenal return to the stage in 2014’s Before the Dawn shows. In this first episode, I trace the origins of Kate’s live comeback through the initial concept, rehearsals, massive media coverage, ticket frenzy and right up till opening night…

It was a lot of work to put together, so I really hope you enjoy this and that it brings back a lot of memories of that incredible year! You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

New podcast episode: ‘Babooshka’ and ‘Army Dreamers’ in 1980!


In this Bush Telegraph special episode of the podcast, Darrell and Paul have lots to say, as they go back nearly 40 years, reminiscing as school friends, the anticipation of the release of two more Kate singles in 1980, Babooshka and Army Dreamers…and how those songs match up today.

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

Fruitopia Revisited 25 Years Later on the Kate Bush Fan Podcast!

Fruitopia (collage)

It’s been almost 25 years…enjoy listening along with Seán as he re-visits the wonderfully unexpected surprise from 1994 that were Kate’s dazzling mini-musical-productions for the launch of Fruitopia on US television. He may even have unearthed one fans haven’t heard before! A lot of editing hard work, this one. “Hey, Hey, Juice!”

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

Kate Bush Fan Podcast – Bush Telegraph: New Fan Discusses His Love Of Kate, And Book Review

Bush Telegraph Podcast

In our latest episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast, Bush Telegraph duo, Paul and Darrell talk to Braden, a new generation Kate fan. Darrell met 19 year old Braden after noticing he had a Kate Bush t-shirt walking out of a health food store in San Francisco! Bush Telegraph also review Kate’s new book of lyrics ‘How To Be Invisible’, discovering some new gems.

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

Kate Bush Fan Podcast: Breathing, 1980 and the First Fan Convention!

In our latest episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast, Darrell and Paul talk about being young teenagers, anticipating the release of Kate’s masterpiece ‘Breathing’ and attending the very first Kate Bush Club Convention. Only 300 attended and they were two of the youngest ones there! They also discuss the one-sided test pressing of ‘Breathing’ that has a unique etching on it as well as differences to the published single.

You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

The Line, The Cross & The Curve Podcast: Borg/Burge correction!

Laurie Borg

Laurie Borg

The Line, The Cross & The CurveSo, while I was recording the podcast commentary for my The Line, The Cross & The Curve re-watch episode, I rather rushed through the credits section at the end and made an error which is worth pointing out! When the name “Laurie Borg” popped up, I mistakenly said that “she” was Kate’s foot double for some dancing shots. Laurie Borg is in fact a he and is now a highly regarded producer on TV shows such as Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror. He was First Assistant Director on Kate’s film in 1993. It was the similar sounding Lucy Burge whose name I was looking out for, but she is seemingly uncredited on the short film, as it happens.

Lucy is a dancer and choreographer and is currently directing movement for Hansel and Gretel at the Royal Opera House. She danced in productions with Rudolf Nureyev in the 1970s. Lindsay Kemp mentioned Lucy’s involvement in an interview about The Line, The Cross & The Curve with Dante Magazine in November 2016: 

Lucy Burge

“When I arrived for the first meeting with Kate, she was staggering around en pointe in a pair of red toe shoes, which I really advised her against doing – it can be fun to dance on your toes but it can also be dangerous without the proper training. I brought in Lucy Burge, who was a ballerina with my company and had been a leading dancer with the Ballet Rambert. She helped with the choreography and she was Kate’s foot double, which I think nobody knows about.” So, apologies to Laurie and Lucy but it lead to a fun bit of research besides  – Seán 🙂

Kate Bush Fan Podcast – The Line, The Cross & The Curve: Re-Watch!

The Line, The Cross & The Curve
In the first full podcast episode for 2019, Seán decided to sit down and do a re-watch, with a commentary in real time, of Kate’s The Line, The Cross and The Curve, released in 1993 to accompany The Red Shoes album. Watch along if you have access to a copy on VHS tape, laserdisc or the interwebs…He discovers a lot to like and celebrate about the film, despite it receiving a somewhat lukewarm reception in certain quarters since its release, not least from Kate herself! Grab some popcorn, a banana, mango, some sultanas and dress for the elements! It’s really happening to ya…

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