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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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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 23/11/22
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 16/11/22
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 09/11/22
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 02/11/22
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 25/10/22
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 19/10/22
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 11/10/22
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 04/10/22
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 01/12/21
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 24/11/21
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 17/11/21
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 10/11/21
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 03/11/21
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 26/10/21
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 19/10/21
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 12/10/21
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 01/09/21
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 24/08/21
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 17/08/21
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 10/08/21
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 03/08/21
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 27/07/21
Mary McCartney
Famed photographer Mary McCartney takes the reins this week as she joins Jim and Jools for a canter.Mary discusses her relaxed approach to taking photos - and the impressive skill of her mother, Linda, while Jools reflects on a slower pace of life. Plus, there’s talk of playing on bombsites, building go-karts and mayonnaise addiction.Jim ponders the point of miniature horses (and giant rabbits), and the three talk sandwiches - the inventive, the unusual, and the un-interfered with…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:41 20/07/21
Rob Brydon
Jools and Jim are back on the road again, this week with perhaps their best-dressed guest yet - comedian and actor, Rob Brydon.No stranger to a good trip, the witty Welshman ignites discussion over appropriate etiquette for eating on the road; while Jim laments the point of grated cheese, and Jools proves himself to be handy in the event of a flat tyre.Plus Rob pitches a rather niche celebrity game show, and the three talk car cleanliness, sourdough bread and whether it’s really possible to have never heard of Rod Stewart...A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:22 13/07/21
Rowland Rivron
Comedy actor and writer Rowland Rivron pulls up alongside Jools and Jim this week to talk cars, caravans and cutting the roof off a Rolls Royce.Perhaps “the most dangerous man showbusiness has ever known”, Rowland recalls a dicey drive through France before the talk turns to celebrity spotting, squeezing a drum kit into a Hillman Imp and the marvellous Minic motorways.Plus, there’s a moment of chair-related peril, and Jim and Jools try to determine if Rowland is a caravanist or a caravanite… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Joel Grove. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
32:32 25/05/21
Ruby Turner
Jools and Jim take a virtual tour this week as they are joined by soul sensation Ruby Turner, who can’t wait to get back out on an adventure. Featuring two tales of bicycle blunders and a talking car, Ruby considers the significance of her “travelling mole” – reminiscing with Jools about their time touring, and flying solo at nine years old. The three consider how a joyride can turn into a nightmare, and there’s talk of horse-riding in the Dominican Republic, the pitfalls of a campervan and how to determine the gender of a car...A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:44 18/05/21
Tony Pitts
This week Jools and Jim are joined by Emmerdale and Line Of Duty actor Tony Pitts. The three discuss their shared love of all things motoring, and Tony talks about being the face of Seat Ibiza in Wakefield. Jools recounts an unfortunate incident on a golden bicycle, and there’s talk of nodding dogs, the Sheffield style of motoring and Jim driving a tractor with little success. Plus a “kill or cure” fix to Tony’s renewed fear of motorcycling… A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Joel Grove. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
36:55 11/05/21
Suggs
Jools and Jim are joined by musician and singer-songwriter Suggs, who makes a scheduled stop in this week’s episode. With a career spanning over 40 years, the Madness frontman shares stories of getting lost in France and pretending to drive in his uncle’s car. Jim dispenses caution over an unlucky colour, and the three workshop an invention to aid in paying tolls – plus there’s talk of unexploded bombs, extended periods of eating and why you should always check an ashtray before you empty it…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
32:07 04/05/21
Imelda May
Singer-songwriter Imelda May joins Jools and Jim for this week’s joyride, featuring elusive poetry and makeshift windscreen wipers.While the talk turns from cars to tour buses to horses, Imelda takes Jools and Jim on a tour through the Dublin Liberties; sharing tales of hitchhiking races and sleepovers with her daughter in a bow top caravan. Jim and Imelda compare riding camels to riding pigs, and the three discuss exploring New Orleans, camping under the Eiffel Tower and what constitutes a proper teabag…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31:39 27/04/21
James Brown
Taking the wheel this week is writer, broadcaster and former GQ editor James Brown.After detailing a drive through France to watch Leeds United, James regales Jools and Jim with tales of touring with U2, practising “extreme wellbeing” in the Himalayas and a close call with death on a light aircraft in Tanzania.Following a career seemingly without a single dull moment, James recounts a hotel horror story in Marrakech, plus an incredible coincidence in LA…A Dig! Studios / Warner Music Entertainment podcast.Produced by Molly Stewart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:32 20/04/21