The Giddy Carousel of Pop

The Giddy Carousel of Pop


Latest Episodes

Smash Hits - 29 October - 11 November 1981 with Nige Tassell
March 10, 2023

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain's brightest pop mag, Smash Hits. In this episode we are joined by popular culture and sport writer Nige Tassell as we spin the c

Christmas Bonus - December 2022
December 12, 2022

Welcome to The Giddy Carousel of Pop's Christmas Bonus! A little episode to round up/round off the year, as Simon and Gavin pick out some of their fave podcasts, books and music-related films and tv o

Smash Hits - 13-26 August 1986 with Brian & Sarah (Permanent Record Podcast)
November 08, 2022

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain's brightest pop mag, Smash Hits.In this episode we are joined by our American podcast cousins, Brian and Sarah from Permanent

Smash Hits - 9-22 December 1982 with Helen O'Hara (Dexys)
August 19, 2022

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain's brightest pop mag, Smash Hits.In this episode we are joined by musician Helen O'Hara (Dexys, Tanita Tikaram, Tim Burgess) f

Smash Hits - May 27 - June 9 1982 with Emma Clarke
June 29, 2022

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the 'so called' pop mag Smash Hits.In this episode we are joined by voiceover, writer, composer and podcaster Emma Clarke, as we spin bac

Smash Hits - 11-24 January 1989 with Julian Henry
April 29, 2022

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the 'so called' pop mag Smash Hits.In this episode we are joined by PR guru and musician Julian Henry joins us on the carousel as we spin

Smash Hits - 7-20 September 1988 with Nadia Shireen
February 25, 2022

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode we are joined by author/illustrator and former Smash Hits staffer Nadia Shireen on the carousel as we sp

Smash Hits - 8-21 December 1983 with Sarina Rowell
December 07, 2021

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode we are joined by Australian writer and columnist Sarina Rowell [http://imaginedslights.com/] to talk about

BONUS EPISODE: Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants)
October 26, 2021

Welcome to a special bonus episode of The Giddy Carousel of Pop. If you heard our last episode with Mark Ellen, you'll know that we spoke to Adam & The Ants' guitarist Marco Pirroni about his memories

Smash Hits - 11-24 June 1981 with Mark Ellen
October 12, 2021

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride.In this episode we are joined by music mag legend and former Smash Hits editor Mark Ellen, as the carousel spins back to J