Have You Heard? is a series in which the team from Pod Bible meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard of yet. While the Oh. My. Pod. section in the magazine gives a quick shout out to shows of that ilk, Have You Heard aims to go deeper in an effort to spread awareness for shows that deserve more exposure! In this week’s edition we sat down with Tony Blackburn to discuss his podcast, Ricky & Tony: Pop Detectives.
POD BIBLE: Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
TONY BLACKBURN: I’m Tony Blackburn a DJ on BBC Radio2, BBC Berkshire, BBC Oxford, BBC Surrey and Sussex…BBC Radio London….BBC Radio Solent and KMFM. My Podcast is called Ricky & Tony: Pop Detectives. Ricky Wilson and I look into Pop myths and solve them.
PB: What’s the first podcast you ever listened to?
TB: A Ricky Gervais Podcast many years ago.
PB: Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
TB: Ricky Wilson asked me to be involved so I said yes. I mean, how could I say no to him?
PB: Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
TB: I take no inspiration from any other Podcast. We are the only Pop Detectives doing this difficult work.
PB: Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
TB: Ozzie Osbourne. There’s some fabulous myths and mysteries about him to explore.
PB: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
TB: Have fun and try to make it entertaining.
PB: Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
TB: Possibly the first one we did to do with Blondie and Ted Bundy!!
PB: Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
TB: Wikipedia or tune in to any of my radio shows.
Check out Ricky & Tony: Pop Detectives on Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.