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Jools and Jim's Joyride

This is Jools and Jim's Joyride. Join Jools Holland and Jim Moir as each week they invite a special guest to put on their seatbelt and take to the road, as they chatter with friends about transport, travel, trips and tittle tattle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Brian Clarke
Pulling into the bus garage and loading up on anti-freeze, Brian Clarke invites Jools and Jim to park up and stay put in the final Joyride of this series.The painter and stained-glass artist warns of the deadly nature of travel, before discussing architectural epiphanies, mid-flight mock mochas, and an unfaltering skill for identifying the cars of 1960s Oxford.Jim shares his father’s penchant for cheap petrol, while Jools laments the discrepancy in size between his car and its badges. The topic of backseat driving takes the front seat, and the three are faced with the ultimate conundrum: to wear trainers or not to wear trainers…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31:27 29/08/2023
Manish Pandy
Racing down the track and screeching to a halt outside the studio this week is writer, director and producer Manish Pandey: ready to take Jools and Jim from 0 to 160mph.From Lamborghini Countaches to Citroen 2CVs, trains in India to taxis in Greenwich – Manish takes Joyride’s transport motif very seriously. Plus, there’s a blast from the petrol crisis past, and Jim and Manish compare Airfix model counts.There’s an exciting cameo from a train horn (a treat for train fan Manish); and the three tackle topics such as Ayrton Senna, ill-designed chopper bicycles, and the contents of everyone’s wash bag…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:39 22/08/2023
Miles Copeland
Dialling in from the middle of nowhere, Jools and Jim are joined for a virtual Joyride this week by music executive and former Squeeze manager Miles Copeland. From military rejection to musical domination, Miles recalls a life spent on the road (when he’d much rather not travel at all) — featuring horse-riding photo opportunities and finding a bodyguard for Sting thanks to Jools’ foolish roadie. Miles explains why you can never write too many, plus the three contemplate a near miss with a chartered aeroplane, early CIA tactics, and the difference between CBeebies and CBGBs… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast. Produced by Molly Stewart Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:31 15/08/2023
Ferne McCann
With their arms out at the bus stop, this week Jools and Jim are joined by Ferne McCann in a double decker vehicle (without passengers).The model and presenter stuns Jools and Jim with a podcast first, meanwhile Jools praises the majesty of the Tower of London and talk turns to seafood – be it from Essex for Jools, Tokyo for Jim, or both for Ferne!There are tales of camper van chaos in Cornwall and tackling the roads of the Amalfi coast; and the three discuss the Earl of Essex’s legs, the difference between costumes and uniforms, and Ferne’s ultimate trick for remembering to drive on the correct side of the road…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:53 08/08/2023
Nicky Haslam
Jools and Jim take to the skies this week for a glimpse at the golden age of air travel with interior designer and socialite Nicky Haslam. Cowboys, Korean War dog tags and Marlene Dietrich feature as Nicky recounts a life lived lived on both sides of the pond. Meanwhile there’s an unlikely argument for smoking indoors, and Jools delights in AI mispronunciation of Old Kent Road. Nicky reveals his recipe for the perfect tipple, and the three consider what constitutes being “common’. Plus, there’s talk of proper air travel attire, why Russian generals’ hats bigger than everyone else’s, and Jim’s pig farm memories ride again… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast. Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:42 01/08/2023
Tom Parker Bowles
Jools and Jim are joined on their Joyride this week by food writer and critic Tom Parker Bowles.Tom takes Jools and Jim on a journey by train, BMW, and motorised go-kart to supermarket nostalgia via evocative smells before spilling the beans on how to find the best eateries abroad.Jim proffers a culinary conspiracy theory, and Jools admits to a royally rail-based faux pas. Plus, the three discuss why walking is better than running, the difference between moles and moulds, and the demise of a good sandwich…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
32:08 25/07/2023
John Cooper Clarke
Performance poet and punk scene stalwart John Cooper Clarke joins Jools and Jim for the second Joyride of this series.From the Liverpool’s brutalist cathedral to an imaginary double-doored noodle bar, John whisks Jools and Jim off on a whimsical journey featuring missiles of Motown gossip, Bernard Manning’s personal manner and a rather “boring technique”.John extolls the virtues of inventing your own profession, and the three discuss Pam Ayres, the benefits of affecting an American accent, and superior swear words…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:33 18/07/2023
Jeremy Deller
Mirror, signal, manoeuvre – and we’re off! Jools and Jim ride again with another series of Joyride. With three self-proclaimed backseat drivers, who will take the wheel for this week’s episode as Jools and Jim are joined by conceptual artist Jeremy Deller?!The three consider the true value of art, and why children might always be its best audience. Meanwhile Jools ponders whether electric bikes are making us lazier, and Jeremy recalls being charged with the difficult task of commemorating the Battle of the Somme.Jim does his best to audio describe a sheela na gig; and there’s talk of hen harriers, international appreciation of Depeche Mode, and perhaps the perfect sticker for the perfect podcast…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27:54 11/07/2023
Olly Smith
With the car keys safely locked away, Jools and Jim raise a glass with wine afficionado Olly Smith for the last episode in this series of Joyride.Irish wine, Greek retsina and hobbyist fizz are all on the menu as the presenter, columnist and author delights in the potential for “liquid time travel”, and explains how Jools is responsible for his love of classic cars.Jools considers the lapel width in American car brochures, while Jim tosses down a boozy gauntlet: and the three discuss operating musical machinery while under the influence, Napoleonic brandy, and travelwear of the highest order…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
36:05 23/11/2022
Pam Hogg
Donning her bicycle clips and red bandana for this week’s episode is fashion designer Pam Hogg, as she joins Jools and Jim on the cycle lanes on London.While Jools quizzes his companions over their breakfast choices, Jim shares his experience of the Latvian mafia and Pam thinks back to travelling ill-prepared through Iran and Iraq in the 1970s (and what was on the menu).The topic of mirror placement is discussed once more, plus the three talk terrible train station toilets, completing the Gumball Rally in a white Stetson hat, and climbing Machu Pichu in platform shoes… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:20 16/11/2022
Nik Hodges
This week Jools and Jim take a trip in a WWII jeep with composer, producer and Chas & Dave drummer Nik Hodges.Nik shares tales of touring with Chas & Dave, rose-tinted memories of roadside eateries and the world of collectible military vehicles. Meanwhile, there’s talk of drunk wasps, phallic spaceships and Jim explains Bob Mortimer’s passion for hard boiled eggs,The three consider the evolution of an accent, eccentric vs traditionalist driving, and the lengths Jools will go for a fish finger sandwich; plus Jim shares his vision for an underwater future…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
32:17 09/11/2022
Shaun Keavney
Broadcaster Shaun Keavney makes a break for it after being “landlocked in his postcode” as he joins Jools and Jim for this week’s episode of Joyride. From Neasden to LA, Shaun ponders seeing (and not seeing) the sights, while Jools confesses to an unlikely annual pilgrimage. The three talk long-life lightbulbs, whether zeppelins deserve another chance, and the enchanting smell of steam. But after recounting a terrible train journey to Edinburgh, Shaun questions whether his episode of Joyride will even make the cut…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:47 02/11/2022
Vick Hope
After briefly getting stuck in the Blackwell tunnel, Vick Hope takes Jools and Jim from Tanzania to Nicaragua via “real America” in this week’s Joyride.The broadcaster and journalist shares stories of electronic tango in Argentina, a glittering necropolis in Brazil and eating jollof rice from a camping stove in Scotland. Meanwhile Jim’s close encounter with a lion doesn’t quite match up to Vick’s.Jools questions what it means when a man gives you stones, and the three discuss haircuts (good and bad), functional boat journeys, and buying counterfeit money at the airport… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast. Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34:31 25/10/2022
Melanie C
Jim and Jools strap on their helmets and go for a sporty spin on their Choppers (or Tomahawks) with Mel C this week.The American Music, Brit and Ivor Novello award-winning singer talks to Jools and Jim about childhood fearlessness, holidays in the “Welsh Riviera” and the vital importance of mirror placement; and while Jim thinks back to disappointing a crowd of lorry drivers, Jools and Mel consider the ultimate sign of punk affection.Jools recalls kicking a roast chicken into the desert, and the three discuss the concept of an “open burglary”, Wikipedia accuracy and the optimum cereal to have thrown at you… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast. Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:42 19/10/2022
Paul Whitehouse
This week Jools and Jim switch off the engine and cast a line with Harry and Paul and The Fast Show star, Paul Whitehouse.The actor and comedian takes Jools and Jim on a trip through East Germany, despite sharing a less than encouraging motto for travel; and the three consider different approaches to fishing (and birdwatching). Paul recounts salmon fishing in Russia, the most delicious apple juice he’s ever sampled, and he and Jim think back to driving together in a gold Hillman Imp. Meanwhile, the three workshop an idea for a makeshift toilet, and Jools notes Paul’s lack of a watch…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast. Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
32:40 11/10/2022
Marc Almond
Join Jools and Jim once again as they take to the road (and sky, and sea) for another series of Joyride, this week alongside singer-songwriter Marc Almond.The Soft Cell vocalist shares tales of travelling through the USSR, where to find the best fish and chips, and owning cars he can’t drive; plus the three discuss eclectic shared houses, and Marc divulges the secrets of jackdaw ownership.There’s talk of prehistoric birds, stolen leather jackets and an Anglo-American cultural exchange; and while Jim samples “food of the world” on a mountain top, Jools causes a stir with an uncanny impression…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:50 04/10/2022
Joe Pasquale
“Well-travelled Victorians” Jools and Jim take to the skies this week with King of the Jungle, Joe Pasquale.The comedian and actor tells tales of sheltering in a wardrobe during a missile strike, and digital dexterity in a swimming pool; while Jim admits to giving a teacher an unusual haircut and Jools offers a theory regarding unicorns.Joe recounts the difficulties of flying in a Russian fighter jet, and the three discuss ancient flutes, whether a dragonfly is a fairy (or vice versa), and how to tell the time in the jungle…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34:02 01/12/2021
Bella Freud
Strapping on her helmet to join Jools and Jim this week is fashion designer Bella Freud. Bella takes the two chaps from Tunbridge Wells to Morocco, and there’s talk of stow-aways, sleeping in the luggage rack and her father’s infamous driving. Plus Jim confesses to not taking his boots off, and Bella shares a truly terrifying train-related nightmare. The three consider more theories for avoiding jetlag, and Bella describes sleeping in luggage racks, a real Brief Encounter, and why a riding donkey is better than riding a camel…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:55 24/11/2021
Glen Baxter
This week absurdist artist Glen Baxter joins Jools and Jim for a surreal snowy cruise to Greece by way of Leeds, Liege and the Grand Canyon.Talk turns from Glen’s camping catastrophe to steel rivets, iron filings and finding the beauty in decaying industry, while Jim recalls an unexpected monument in the desert and Jools has a momentary lapse of memory. There’s more love for the Low Countries and the three talk transcontinental car journeys, the benefits of mural painting, and being “backstage” at Monument Valley… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast. Produced by Molly Stewart.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
32:41 17/11/2021
Lolly Adefope
Comedian and actress Lolly Adefope dons her driving gloves as she joins Jools and Jim for a jaunt on this week’s episode of Joyride. The star of Ghosts and This Time With Alan Partridge talks childhood holidays in Paris, getting the bus and painting in lockdown, while Jools recalls a Maître d’ with cat-like reflexes and Jim reveals a chance encounter with the Spice Girls. Lolly considers playing the harp, and the three discuss surviving car journeys in Nigeria, lying about your profession, and the cinematic potential of a plateful of herring… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast. Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:33 10/11/2021
Brad Paisley
Jools and Jim take a virtual trip stateside this week as they’re joined on Zoom by country music superstar, Brad Paisley.The Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter talks to Jools and Jim about his venture to help end food poverty in Nashville; plus there are more tales of paranormal activity, and Jim tells a lie or two.Brad and Jools discuss the optimism of cars from the 1960s, and the three discuss the power of a good TV car, the poetry of country music, and why we drive on the left (or right) hand side… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:27 03/11/2021
Ben Okri
This week Jools and Jim are joined by Booker Prize winning novelist and poet Ben Okri for a magical metaphorical journey of the mind.Jools and Jim consider how to define an age, while Ben invites the pair to consider the transporting possibilities of music, literature, and even the smell of mince and onions.Ben recalls a vibrant childhood in Lagos, and the three discuss white cars in hot countries, the “cruel smell” of the Thames, and whether a hat can be used as a shopping bag… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:30 26/10/2021
David Arnold
Grammy and Ivor Novello winning film composer David Arnold takes Jools and Jim for a spin with the top down in this week’s Joyride.The Stargate, Good Omens and Independence Day composer talks to Jools and Jim about his journey from Luton to Hollywood via the inside of a cornflakes oven and gives a natural history lesson on the journey of a chilli seed.The three consider whether there’s really any point to playing golf, and they discuss how to make a dartboard, a haunted monkey, and “The Toddington Symphony”…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:38 19/10/2021
Meera Syal & Sanjeev Bhaskar
Jools and Jim are back on the open road, joined in this episode by veterans of comedy, acting, writing and producing — Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar.By police car, childhood bicycle and elephant, this week’s journey sees Jools and Jim consider the more impractically shaped car, while Sanjeev shares a unique method of questioning and Meera divulges a rather unusual phobia. There’s an aquatic transport first for the podcast, plus the four discuss the limitations of the Orient Express, Jim’s childhood shoe obsession, and whether mosquitos like Marmite…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:07 12/10/2021
Mark Benton
Actor and presenter Mark Benton takes Jools and Jim for a spin in this week’s episode - the last in the series.From Austins to space hoppers, Jools makes a case for dressing the part, while Jim remembers causing a riot among Elvis fans in Stockton.Mark recounts a karmic run-in with the Brazilian police, and he and Jools compare their respective falls out of moving vehicles. Plus the three discuss heavy industry, heavy metal and the contents of Jim’s pockets…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:09 01/09/2021
Phil Oakey
This week Jools and Jim are joined by The Human League frontman, songwriter and producer Phil Oakey all the way from Sheffield via Basildon.The Grammy nominated singer shares his thoughts on jetpacks, prog rock and the Sinclair C5, plus a damning review on VIP areas.The three ask: who has the smelliest tour bus, and what might have happened to a missing Dead Sea Scroll? And while Jools and Phil “hail the Low Countries”, Jim questions whether the Low Countries might hail him…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28:51 24/08/2021
Cornelia Parker
Taking the bus, the tube and the “normal train” is Turner Prize shortlisted visual artist Cornelia Parker, as she joins Jools and Jim for this week’s Joyride.Jools praises the impact of Communist architecture on East London’s transport infrastructure, and Jim and Cornelia refuse the hypothetical offer of a hot air balloon ride.The three discuss the joys of beetroot (and raw onion), while Cornelia recalls the lasting effects of her father’s bad driving and a couple of near misses. Plus there’s talk of Cat Weasel, steamrolling a trumpet, and buying a coffin in São Paulo…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:16 17/08/2021
Ronni Ancona
Comedian, writer and impressionist Ronni Ancona joins Jools and Jim this week for a trip by train, plane and (very) old-fashioned automobile!The BAFTA-winning comedy actress recalls a childhood surrounded by car parts, while Jools finds a shared passion with Ronni’s father.Jools puts to Jim and Ronni the ultimate “would you rather”: a long haul flight or a party with friends? And the three discuss the benefits of life in miniature, making the most of flying first class and being driven to school in a bright pink station wagon… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
35:25 10/08/2021
Harry Hill
Comedian Harry Hill takes the “Anglo Saxon South Circular” and parks up with Jools and Jim for this week’s episode.Harry is quizzed on his artistic impressions of jazz greats, while Jools shares the intricate workings of his “true hobby” - the model railway.Jim suggests the novel application of a Spice Girls song, and the three ponder the use of red wine as an alternative fuel. Plus, they talk Greek national dress, comical car breakdowns and the invention of auto mimetic communication…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:41 03/08/2021
Joe Bonamassa
Joining Jools and Jim this week is blues guitarist and songwriter Joe Bonamassa, who takes a trip through time and space via Zoom.From his home in Tennessee, Grammy Award-nominated Joe recounts his musical journey across the Atlantic and the impact of British blues music; plus the three are given a run for their money by some very well-travelled guitars.Jim describes an encounter with an unknown creature in the Arizona desert; and the three discuss driving across America, “fungible” collections, and the incredible tale of a cursed guitar…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:06 27/07/2021

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