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The Afterword Podcast

This is GLK London calling the audio companion to

The sound of the waifs and strays of the Word magazine blog (RIP), musing along the byways of popular culture. We blather, you listen — that’s the deal.

Nov 1, 2018

Twang, Skirky, Bartleby, Askwith and El Hombre Malo convene in the pod to discuss the nobel practice of being in a band - forming, storming, norming, falling apart, making a row and having FUN.  Hoary anecdotes are told, bad gigs ruefully recounted and occasional triumphs celebrated.  Tips are available on the tricky...

Jan 23, 2016

We crawl out of the oxygen tent, tens of millions of peoploids trying tomake sense of the future that David Bowie was always outlining to us.

DrJ, Steven C, SimonGMusic, John Connolly and DFB use this podcast as a cathartic exercise in remembering a musical hero and trying to figure out why, nearly a week on at time of...

Oct 18, 2015

Well if we can make a start, I'd like DogFacedBoy, Ruby Blue & Jack The Biscuit to express themselves however they feel in an atmosphere of non judgemental support and understanding.

- Why don't they "just pull themselves together"?
- Why is it all so exhausting?
- Why is it treated unlike any other illness?
- Aren't...

Oct 10, 2015

Your hairy host, DogFacedBoy, chats with the good Doctor J and the equally blessed Steven C about their summer of seeing heritage acts and whether we should just stop going and let them retire before it gets embarrassing. Yet is that patronising guff?

The Decade Of Mass Extinction
Art, For Arts Sake
Jerry Lee, Mike...

Jun 19, 2015


The ladies of the Afterword - or the Afterbirds, if you will - ponder the world of women and music. Today Out of 10, Drakeygirl, RubyBlue and (cunning pseudonym ahoy) Hannah celebrate their favourite musical madams, figure out whether music lovers should only be allowed to marry other music lovers, and share tales of...