The Giddy Carousel of Pop

The Giddy Carousel of Pop


Latest Episodes

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

Smash Hits - 3-16 July 1985 with Lyn Lockwood
July 22, 2021

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride. In this episode we are joined by pop kid and deputy chair of the Philip Larkin Society, Lyn Lockwood to look at the Smash

Smash Hits - 28 May -10 June 1981 with Paul Hanley
May 29, 2021

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride. In this episode writer, podcaster and former drummer with The Fall (1980-85) Paul Hanley joins us to peruse a 'double A side' issue of Smash Hits from 1981 and a whole lot...

Smash Hits - 10-23 August 1988 with Jude Rogers
April 08, 2021

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride. In this episode, writer Jude Rogers (The Guardian, The Quietus, Mojo and more) takes us back to her days as a day 10 year-old pop kid in August 1988 and the very first...

Smash Hits - 17 February - 2 March 1983 with Richard Drew
March 03, 2021

Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop! Hang on tight for a top pop ride. In the this bumper episode, TV and film production designer and (most importantly) pop kid Richard Drew joins us on the carousel as it spins back to the Smash Hits of late...

The Quizorilliant Christmas Quiz
December 23, 2020

Grab some paper and a pen and prepare yourselves for The Giddy Carousel of Pop's Quizorilliant Christmas Quiz! 10 rounds. 50 questions. And all taken from the pages of Smash Hits (so if any of the answers are wrong, blame them!). There are no prizes,...