Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip
Rob Williams • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #431
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!
A bonus treat this Friday as Pip is joined by writer of Channel 4’s new prison drama ‘Screw’, ROB WILLIAMS!
Rob of course has worked on a great amount of productions and works, but the focus this episode is the series Screw, and how it all formulated including the development and so on. The synopsis for Screw reads: “This is prison as never seen before – the uncensored, shocking and often darkly funny reality of life as a prison officer in an all-male prison in 21st century Britain” - and if that triggers your interests then this will be a perfect episode as Pip and writer Rob get deep into the mechanics and background of it all. A wide ranging chat which covers dystopian overload, teaching in prison, the lack of prison officer based shows, representation, being defined by the worst moment of your life, long running shows and the UK television framework, writing as part of a well oiled machine, writing to hooks and holding attention, Eastenders, Casualty, and loads more which will appeal to basically anyone with an interest in broadcast media. ENJOY!
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555. Peter Capaldi • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #55556:59Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by one of Scotland's finest, the acting heavyweight that is PETER CAPALDI!Depending on where you caught Peter on his timeline, you may know him as Malcolm Tucker, Dr Who, or even Oldsen if you've seen Local Hero. Point is - Peter's been busy for decades, and continues to be so. He's also an awesome hang, as you will find out as Pip gets a good hour or so in his company. They get into all sorts, including of course the roles and acting experiences, but also the wide world of culture wars and nonsence arguments, problems with leadership, maintaining good vibes on set, London as a crime backdrop, the greatness of Glasgow, Lewis Capaldi and his relation to him, making diorama studios as a kid, and the hand of destiny in his acting career. NOT avoiding the hypetrain for the show brought to you by he and his wife, Criminal Record on Apple TV! So much to enjoy. Better step to it.PIP'S PATREON PAGE if you're of a supporting natureIMDBINSTAGRAMTARDIS WIKIDOCTOR WHOCRIMINAL RECORDTHE THICK OF ITSPEECH DEVELOPMENT WEBSTOREPIP TWITCH • (music stuff)PIP INSTAGRAMPIP TWITTERPIP PATREONPIP IMDBPOD BIBLE
554. Kingsley Ben-Adir • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #55459:30Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by acting great KINGSLEY BEN-ADIR!A very good time to catch Ben, as he's been on a whirlwind promo run for Bob Marley: One Love of late - but this is someone who would have been a Distraction Pieces guest soon enough, whatever the weather... Don't let the low-key tea-drinking nature fool you for a second, this is a busy person who has been grinding for a minute. The journey's been long and winding, with an early route to be found in acting which was a perfect alignment at that age and juncture, with a ton of work between those early days and now. Not only do we have a pre-Bob role in Barbie to look into, we get to hear all about playing the role as Bob Marley, and the weight of such a role is not lost on him for a second. From meeting the family and friends to being party to the original demos, and the history of the band, and so much more. It sounds like a wild film to be at the front of. Oh and cold water swimming makes an appearance too! Enjoy.PIP'S PATREON PAGE if you're of a supporting natureBOB MARLEY: ONE LOVEINSTAGRAMIMDBVARIETYSPEECH DEVELOPMENT WEBSTOREPIP TWITCH • (music stuff)PIP INSTAGRAMPIP TWITTERPIP PATREONPIP IMDBPOD BIBLE
553. David Holmes • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #55301:25:02Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by stuntperson and all round beam of light DAVD HOLMES!You might have come to know David through the documentary 'The Boy Who Lived', which goes into great detail about his life and the path that led to his stunt work and career in the industry. If you have indeed seen it, you'll know that he's someone who has been through some immense experiences, and lived through one literally life changing one. But David hasn't disappeared from the light or retreated, when it might seem like an entirely understandable reaction. He's gained power and confidence through the strong friendships and relationships he made in his film career, and this has fueled his evolution in no small part, into where he currently finds himself. This is an awesome conversation with someone whose outlook will inspire and delight, and as David himself says, he is "handi-capable, not handicapped". Of course, there are moments of trauma that he wll live with, and these reveal themselves in the conversation, so perhaps take note going in... But don't miss out on this one - it's a classic Distraction Pieces if ever there was one.PIP'S PATREON PAGE if you're of a supporting natureTHE BOY WHO LIVEDINSTAGRAMCAMEOHOSPITAL GOFUNDMECUNNING STUNTS podcastSPEECH DEVELOPMENT WEBSTOREPIP TWITCH • (music stuff)PIP INSTAGRAMPIP TWITTERPIP PATREONPIP IMDBPOD BIBLE
552. Marjolein Robertson • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #55201:27:03Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by Shetland superhero, comic, folk expert and Twitch-er MARJOLEIN ROBERTSON!A fabulous one here which branches out on all sorts of tangents but ONLY for the advancement of the podcast itself. A wonderful meandering and weaving conversation which radiates with history, fun and warmth and will surely leave you with a glorious impression of Marjolein if you're yet unacquainted. Marjolein is up in the top ten of Scottish cultural contributors and you'll understand why pretty quickly - this is someone with a firm connection to and grasp on history, of the Shetlands and surrounding areas, and you'll hear a ton of things you likely didn't know, nestled in among some excellent chat around comedy, Twitch, Edinburgh, and all that goodness. Fascinating and great. Listen!PIP'S PATREON PAGE if you're of a supporting natureYOUTUBETIKTOKINSTAGRAMTWITTERWIKISPEECH DEVELOPMENT WEBSTOREPIP TWITCH • (music stuff)PIP INSTAGRAMPIP TWITTERPIP PATREONPIP IMDBPOD BIBLE
551. Andrew Haigh • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #55155:20Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by esteemed writer and director ANDREW HAIGH!A lovely episode for anyone inspired by the craft and creativity of film making, and you know Pip's a geek for this stuff so it won't be a surface level chat by any means! Andrew's been making roundly applauded films for decades now, including 45 Years, Lean On Pete, and the new All Of Us Strangers, but even if you are unfamiliar with those you'll find MUCH to celebrate here. Andrew goes in on all of it, including changes since 2011, representation and being known, pre-conceieved notions regarding gay sex, communication among British people, the art of the edit and when to cut, art and commerce, emotion, the metaphorical dating agency of being a director and the casting of films, Q&As and so much more. Perfect stuff. Enjoy!PIP'S PATREON PAGE if you're of a supporting natureONLINEIMDBALL OF US STRANGERS45 YEARSLEAN ON PETESPEECH DEVELOPMENT WEBSTOREPIP TWITCH • (music stuff)PIP INSTAGRAMPIP TWITTERPIP PATREONPIP IMDBPOD BIBLE
550. Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands) • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #55001:28:07Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by Future Islands lead vocalist, writer, actor and rapper SAMUEL T. HERRING!What an episode... Samuel was generous enough with his time to give us a full 90mins-ish of pure goodness which will entirely appeal to already-down Future Islands appreciators, but will likely turn a few ears towards their music if not already familiar. Saumel's presence is warm, fun and witty and it's a brilliantly entertaining ride through thoughts about performance, influence, emotion. big life moments, rap music (he's a proper head, have no doubt), ambition, 'that' performance, hurry up and wait, acting, zombie state while on tour, and whole bunch more. Check all links, enjoy all output and get some Samuel into your life.PIP'S PATREON PAGE if you're of a supporting natureFUTURE ISLANDS BANDCAMPHOMEPAGEDAVID LETTERMAN PERFORMANCELIMMY response to the aboveKING OF SWEDEN (starts at that moment...!)ART LORD & THE SELF PORTRAITSMUSIC WITH MADLIBMUSIC WITH HEIGHT KEECH (dope)SPEECH DEVELOPMENT WEBSTOREPIP TWITCH • (music stuff)PIP INSTAGRAMPIP TWITTERPIP PATREONPIP IMDBPOD BIBLE
549. Joel Edegerton • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #54901:27:42Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!This week Pip is joined by film-maker and actor JOEL EDGERTON!A fabulous episode with Pip and Joel, as we hear the two of them get down deep into the whole mess of life, film, and everything else. As you will expect it's a wide ranging and very honest one, delving into the aspects of pandemic life as an actor and - well - human being, as well as parenthood, empathy, understanding, emotion (including when acting and non-acting seep into one another), roles, Barrys Jenkins and Keoghan, projects, strategies, the world as a whole, and what's on the horizon. As you will know by now, when actors guest on the podcast, you won't hear a sales pitch about a particular project - this is a full on awesome conversation, which anyone with a beating heart will get a huge amount from, Enjoy!PIP'S PATREON PAGE if you're of a supporting natureTHE BOYS IN THE BOATTHE UNDERGROUND RAILROADTHE STRANGERINSTAGRAMIMDBSPEECH DEVELOPMENT WEBSTOREPIP TWITCH • (music stuff)PIP INSTAGRAMPIP TWITTERPIP PATREONPIP IMDBPOD BIBLE
548. Films Of The Year 2023 • Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #54801:21:48Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!The yearly tradition boldly continues as Pip celebrates a year of incredible cinema with his FILMS OF THE YEAR 2023!One of those traditions that comes around every 12 months and makes you realise how much you missed it and how much you wanted to hear it again... A glorious and positive indulgence in a year of awesome movies from all over the world, and all across the spectrum or galaxy of the human soul. As always with this list, just a gentle reminder that if you don't agree, that is all good. But it is not a wrong or faulty list - it's just someone else's. You totally don't need this explained to you but you might be surprised at how people still think Pip's opinions are declarative statements and not opinions. In fact - put simply, to echo the Speech Development code - "We may not be for you, and that's fine". But ya know, with opinions about films. ANYWAY - goddamn, just enjoy the podcast and see how the thoughts of Yung Pip chime in with your own. And enjoy some dope recommendations in the bargain! PIP'S PATREON PAGE if you're of a supporting natureSPEECH DEVELOPMENT WEBSTOREPIP TWITCH • (music stuff)PIP INSTAGRAMPIP TWITTERPIP PATREONPIP IMDBPOD BIBLE
547. Drunkast 2023 w/ Chris & Stu • Part 5/543:56Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip!Gather round, DPP fam... Here we go - it is indeed that time of year once again... DRUNKAST TIME! PART 5!A welcome return of the Drunkcast gang as we hear from the original formation over five delirious episodes. If this is your first time coming in contact with the Distraction Pieces Podcast, a friendly suggestion would be to perhaps get better acquainted with the podast in regular guest-based form. This isn't anything on the Grade A cancellable list, nothing like that - but it IS three longterm pals getting together, recording and drinking and removing several layers of usual podcast filters for the benefit of a knowing and trusting audience. So bear that in mind. But for those who know - I needn't explain more now need I. You know what it is.Things get messier as the episodes progress, but if you're an OG DPP / Hardcore Listing head, you'll enjoy the ride for sure. ENJOY THE MERRIMENT AND APPROACH WITH MAYBE JUST A SPRINKLE OF CAUTION!PIP'S PATREON PAGE if you're of a supporting natureREDSHIFT REBELS • Instagram • TwitterHARDCORE LISTING • Acast • SpotifyOFF THE BEAT & TRACK • Acast • SpotifySCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAMSCROOBIUS PIP on PATREONDEBRISNORTH STAR RISINGPOD BIBLESPEECH DEVELOPMENT RECORDSDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on FACEBOOKDISTRACTION PIECES NETWORK on INSTAGRAMDISTRACTION PIECES PODCAST ARCHIVE