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Planet Porky

An exciting new podcast from Mike Parry as he lets you into his madcap world twice a week alongside co-host Lesley-Ann Jones. All visitors are welcome to Planet Porky. email: planetporkypod@gmail.com

Tracks

280: Brahms & Liszt (but possibly not)
It's another explosive edition of Life on Planet Porky with Porky and LAJ. Topics today include: The Mull of Kintyre, life after the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix' genius, recording sessions late into the night, The Cumberland Hotel, turning to the Hare Krishna movement, religious foundations, karma, Disney films and the Disney Cruise, The Clash, classical music, whether having a purpose in life is good for you, motorists being continuously penalised, Nottingham Castle being shut down, and Sir Winston Churchill. It's the podcast that knows a Great Briton when it sees one, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
51:18 30/11/22
279: Blowback, sack and crack
Another episode of Life on Planet Porky with Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones has been fired into orbit! Topics today include: The Qatar World Cup, Iranian protests, England's good start, Cliff Jones, tournament boycott threats, Sven-Goran Eriksson and his various conquests, egg whites, Noddy Holder, ageing prematurely, the profligacy of the NHS, perms, sports stars singing, whether you can replace the company of a human with a life-size bear, Dennis Nilsen, Princess Anne's brilliance, gaslights, Smith & Jones, dull Royals, and hippy crack. It's the podcast that would never put anything it shouldn't up its nose, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
48:26 23/11/22
278: Porky won't go Dutch!
It's another sparkling edition of Life on Planet Porky with the Porkmeister Mike Parry and the rock-chick writer extraordinaire, Lesley-Ann Jones!  Topics today include: enjoying the autumnal weather, the price of lunch in London, love for Wetherspoons, enthusiasm or otherwise for the Qatar World Cup, Rod Stewart's son and his expensive shoes, cohabiting couples deciding not to marry, why Porky never got hitched, the inimitable Don Mackay, Carly Simon's talent, interpretations of songs, Paul McCartney's sheepdog, LAJ's new book, Mull of Kintyre, NHS staff and their working patterns, Paul and Julian's airport selfie, tributes to Rab Noakes, and Porky using a hammer to try and fix his toothache. It's the podcast that is at one with nature, it's Life on Planet Porky.   This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
53:13 16/11/22
277: Bhutto and Cluedo
It's another exciting podcast from Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones as Life on Planet Porky returns. Today's topics include: LAJs night at the Sheraton, Arts Council money distribution, a new book on Abbey Road, Ringo's influence on the Beatles, Imran Khan's assassination attempt, Porky's friendship with Benazir Bhutto, Louis Tomlinson and One Direction, getting run over by your own car, Ronnie Radford, Cup final memories, Katy Perry's love of newspapers, the future of the press, Jeremy Clarkson slamming James Corden, Carpool Karaoke, and Andy Taylor's terminal cancer. It's the podcast which doesn't eat eggs, it's Life on Planet Porky.  This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
51:55 09/11/22
276: A false flagrante
It's another salacious episode of Life on Planet Porky the podcast with Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones. Today's topics include: the clocks going back, breakfast TV news, Lew and Michael Grade, local radio services being slimmed down, Revolver's remastering, Ravi Shankar, Prince Harry, The White Lotus, ordering an extra pillow, keeping it in the family, Prince Jackson and his challenging dad, FADs, James Hunt's sexcapades, the racing driver reputation, feeling undervalued at work, Bono taking his mates to the pub, and Red Bull. It's the podcast that enables you to flap your arms and float in the sky, it's Life on Planet Porky.  This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
54:16 02/11/22
275: A sobering experience
It's time for an autumnal edition of Life on Planet Porky with Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones. Topics include: wading out in the leaves, You magazine turning 40, Nick Lloyd and Eve Pollard, momentous moments of the last 60 years, bully bosses, pubs setting aside areas for work, great bars of New York, Bill Wyman, how millions have never seen the countryside, grandparents, Karen Millen, tax bills, Blind Date, possible new safety laws on the subway, Adrian Chiles, Stellenbosch, vitamin supplements, and the Three Degrees. It's the podcast that knows exactly when it will see you again - it's Life on Planet Porky.  This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
53:00 26/10/22
274: Thou dost protest too much
It's another razor sharp episode of Life on Planet Porky with Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones.  Topics today include: the Harvest Festival, depressing news bulletins, power struggles in Fleet Street, unceremonious sackings, working with the Clintons, Cynthia and Julian Lennon, Being the real man behind the Benefit of Mr Kite poster, pressure cookers and air fryers, Chris De Burgh, artists who only appear at Christmas, WAGs, the controversy around the Qatar World Cup, England v Iran, the Dartford Crossing protests, Britain's tolerance as a nation, the climate emergency, a new album by the Rolling Stones, why it's best to play the hits, IKEA furniture, The Crown, and why fiction is always behind on-screen 'fact'. It's the podcast that does real drama, it's Life on Planet Porky.   This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
49:18 19/10/22
273: Definitely not my bag
It's time for the latest series of adventures from Life on Planet Porky with Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones. Topics today include: newspaper delivery times, a pair of important birthdays, why the class of 66 haven't been bestowed with greater honours, Porky's Heysel experience, Shay Given's expensive break up, Liverpool being awarded Eurovision, the Adelphi hotel, Matthew Engel's new book on modern Britain, the dearth of Indian restaurants in Britain nowadays, Chinatown, women going to pubs by themselves, Daryl Hall, the popularity of Michael Jackson and Madonna in the 80s, Sex and the City, pigeon bags, and Ricky Hatton. It's the podcast that always lands the final blow, it's Life on Planet Porky.  This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
49:37 12/10/22
272: Hot under the collar
It's another barnstormer of an episode of Life on Planet Porky with your guides Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones. Topics today include: St Bride's church, Glasgow, teetotallers, Cestrians, renovating the (second) home, not having any friends, George Harrison's outlook on death, rainbows, the anniversary of the first Bond film, favourite 007 moments, how kids of celebrities can be directionless, Covid cancelling Ringo's tour, flu jabs, the convenience of department stores, searching for the remains of lost victims, and Marilyn Monroe. It's the show which is always forgiven for its sins, it's Life on Planet Porky.  This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
51:00 05/10/22
271: Revenge is a dish best served...with blueberries
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones welcome you to the latest great adventure from Planet Porky - the brightest object in the night sky! Topics today include: Bryan Ferry, Boy George selling his house, the anniversary of Abbey Road, Paul and John's unique chemistry, The High Chaparral, how you'd spend your Euromillions, newsagents, who shot JR, wellness coaching, super foods and how to live a longer life, Royal houses, the future of the monarchy, living on a boat, the Ukrainian refugee love triangle taking a sinister turn, Colditz, and how Porky was the first to receive the news of the death of Douglas Bader. It's the podcast that gets all the scoops, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
50:06 28/09/22
270: Counting the cost
Welcome back to Planet Porky with Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones as we enter a new era! Topics today include: LAJ's birthday celebrations, why Porky can't celebrate his, the Carolean age, mortgages and the inflated cost of housing, MASH, Roger Bamber, Harrods, the price of your takeaway, junk food ad bans, salt content, how to wean yourself off coffee, Langan's restaurant, dating the other sister, Matt Lucas, Paul Merson's unfortunate addictions, and why you should have a big breakfast and a small dinner.  This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
50:59 21/09/22
269: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
On today's special episode of Life on Planet Porky, Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones pay tribute to the late, great Queen Elizabeth II, and discuss what life may be like under the new monarchy led by the new King, Charles III. This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter.
32:02 19/09/22
267: A load of old cobblers
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones are back to acclimatise you to the latest Life on Planet Porky podcast. Topics today include: The ever-changing weather, duvet cleaning, changing your mattress, head smells, budget German supermarkets, the origins of Tesco, Hey Jude, the death of Brian Epstein and what it meant for The Beatles, PJ Proby's split trousers, Agatha Christie, being a restless theatre goer, DJs and why they are worth so much money, shoemakers, why Saturday jobs are disappearing, Porky's oily rag, Mikhail Gorbachev and the communism debate, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. It's the podcast that knows the music but not necessarily the lyrics, it's Life on Planet Porky.  This podcast is brought to you in association with Harry's.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
52:24 07/09/22
266: The night we lost Princess Diana: a Life on Planet Porky Special
On this very special edition of Life on Planet Porky, Lesley-Ann Jones takes Mike Parry back to 31st August 1997; 25 years to the day since Diana, Princess of Wales tragically died in a car crash in Paris.  In this episode, Mike explains how he came to be the first journalist in the UK to break what was to become the biggest news story of our lifetime.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter.
45:49 31/08/22
265: Is that a banana in your pocket?
It's time for the showbiz extravaganza that is Life on Planet Porky with Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones. Topics today include: humidity headaches, LAJs birthday synchronicity, UK strikes, seven years of the Beatles, Shaun Ryder, Liz Jones and the mystery rock star, Finland's dancing PM, the TV show 'Marriage', Sean Bean, council tax, Liam Gallagher's strange relationship with his daughter, Covid testing, the sad death of Darius, life after fame, Terry Venables, the beginnings of Bond films, Shirley Bassey's three title songs, Fish and Chips losing popularity with the youth of today, cod liver oil, bananas, keeping competitive eating in the family, the possible death of the cinema, and remembering pick 'n' mix favourites. It's the podcast that you don't need popcorn to enjoy, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
48:42 24/08/22
264: And the Shafter goes to...
It's another blockbusting, soon-to-be-award-winning instalment of Life on Planet Porky the podcast with Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones. Today you'll hear them discuss: summer sweat, which country Porky might head to when it's hot, Estonia, why paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be, Salman Rushdie, the Groucho club, Jerry Hall's divorce and what she might make from it, the death of the press, Sir Ralph Halpern, Stringfellow and the glamour model, Margaret Thatcher's roving eye, Lamont Dozier, the feud between Oasis and Blur, Reading signing an Eton student, footballer backgrounds, the next James Bond, Madonna turning 65, Dave Gilmour's housing debate, and Martin Lewis appearing to lose the plot. It's the podcast that won't waste any of your precious time, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
49:42 17/08/22
263: One giant leap
The latest Planet Porky podcast is now in orbit as Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones lift off for another episode. Today's topics include: the sad death of Olivia Newton-John, Judith Durham, the BBC's decision to cut their football results service, change for the sake of change, Vanessa Feltz, crowdfunding for your divorce payments, Neil Armstrong and his famous quote, colonising the moon, the upcoming anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, where in the UK Eurovision should be held, hosepipe bans and water consumption, 'quiet quitting', Nicole Sealey, resentment in the workplace, the Great Train Robbery, and the man who is missing millions in Bitcoin. It's the podcast which gives much more than it takes, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
48:33 10/08/22
262: Trials and tribulations
It's another exciting chapter on Planet Porky with Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones. Topics this week include: the lack of regulation for aesthetic treatments, LAJ's book being launched in the States, how Britain punches above its weight in the world, Sir Christopher Meyer, what would happen if you were to drop dead, the future for Boris and Carrie, dating an older man, Vanessa Feltz, earworms, the fallout of the Wagatha Christie trial, protecting the leek, a possible world food shortage, magic dusters, the Moores family, dying of a broken heart, and Roald Dahl. It's the podcast that tells all the best stories, it's Life on Planet Porky.   Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
48:47 03/08/22
261: Watch and learn
It's the latest jaw-jacking episode of Life on Planet Porky with your mandible masters Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones. Topics include: Rain, Ringo's drumming, how songs can stir up specific memories, why classic rock stars will never be topped, Porky's jaw operation, the UKs labour crisis, why the hospitality industry seems so undesirable, England v France in the Dover migrant crisis, the damage caused by Martin Bashir's interview with Princess Diana, when a scoop isn't a scoop through sheer bad luck, Cat Stevens, the career of Noel Edmonds, chamomile tea, people from Hong Kong making their home in England, and the movie 'Field of Dreams'. It's the podcast that gives you plenty to chew on, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
50:27 27/07/22
260: Cool customers
It's time to cool down with another exciting episode of Life on Planet Porky with your parasol paragons Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones. Among the topics included today are: sweltering weather conditions, summer holiday memories, dangerous tanning, LAJs book launch, Porky re-releasing Paint It Black, Roger Daltrey, the abuse suffered by Whitney Houston, Absolutely Fabulous, The Eagles, the need for air conditioning, flip flops, the death of Ivana Trump, falling down the stairs, the end of Neighbours, Kevin Spacey, a possible love child for Mark Phillips, and whether rewilding bison is a good idea. It's the podcast that (just like the weather) is breaking records - it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
49:30 20/07/22
259: Movers and shakers
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones are back with a sweltering edition of Life on Planet Porky; keeping you cool while temperatures soar! Topics include: Winter in Argentina, the Falkland Islands, Edinburgh, enormous record collections, The Drifters, Porky the dancer (or chancer), politicians milking their previous positions, the tooth saga reaching a conclusion, technology letting us down, a possible Beatles reunion, Barbara Bach, online versions of newspapers, the Open Golf, women's football, whether Jacko was controlled by the Mob, Elon Musk's multiple children, old dads, the passing of the voice of the Daleks, Thunderbirds, how the BBC is losing staff to its rivals, the death of Andy Goram, and the importance of living life to the full. It's the podcast that provides you with a place in the shade while everyone else is overheating, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
49:43 13/07/22
258: A thing of the past
Ok folks! Settle in as Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones publish their latest work - an enthralling episode of Planet Porky the podcast! Today's topics include: LAJ's book, how AI may replace the author, lending people money, Steve Wright no longer being 'in the afternoon', Wogan House, mistaken identity, Porky's latest Twitter troll turmoil, why books are published at this time of year, Barbara Charone, the bitterness of Kenny Goss, being caught at Wimbledon with someone you shouldn't, Nick Kyrgios, female columnists sniping at other women, whether the American Empire is crumbling, and 100 year mortgages. It's the podcast that always looks after its friends, it's Life on Planet Porky.    Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
48:36 06/07/22
257: A friend in need is a bloody nuisance
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones return with the latest look at Life on Planet Porky as the recent tour comes to an end. Topics today include: LAJ's book release, Emma Raducanu, sportspeople wearing jewellery, Paul McCartney's spellbinding Glastonbury performance, Twitter's vocal minority, Jack Grealish's erratic behaviour, Brooklyn Beckham in wife v mum row, Harry and Meghan back at Oprah's again, Johnny Depp's potential Pirates return, Gary Lineker, the career of Sam Fox, Porky's 'I hate summer' campaign, sciatica, the joys of a roast beef lunch, growing to love solitude, Ghislaine Maxwell, Running Up That Hill with Kate Bush again, and BoJo and Macron's frosty relationship. It's the podcast that doesn't mind a rude interruption - it's Life on Planet Porky!  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
48:10 29/06/22
256: You say goodbye and I say hello...sailor
Ahoy there! Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones are ready to set sail on the stormy seas of Planet Porky once again so batten down the hatches. Topics today include: The recent heatwave, Rod Temperton and his amazing array of hits, Paul McCartney turning 80, a new memoir from George Harrison's widow, severe hay fever, work commitments altering your personal life, Washington DC, the challenging life of a sailor, tracking town bereaved families before the internet, England's shocking defeat to Hungary, the Qatar World Cup, Jim Lea of Slade, Jeff Beck, why Amber Heard is walking a legal tightrope, the Suzy Lamplugh case, the Yorkshire Shepherdess, Sam Fox defending Page 3, the closing of one of Princess Diana's favourite restaurants, and Nancy Dell'Olio. It's the podcast that requires all hands on deck, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
50:18 15/06/22
255: Under the influence
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones are back, dodging the travel queues just in time to launch the latest Planet Porky podcast! Topics include: Britain's airport crisis and whether it's been over-exaggerated, being proud of the country following the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, pending train strikes, picking a favourite moment from the weekend's festivities, Mike Tindall, the pressure faced by Boris Johnson, Anna Wintour, You magazine, the legacy of Paul Vance, silver 60s groups still touring, Michael Owen's daughter being on Love Island, Euan Blair's fortune, the latest transgender row, how to generate wealth, why we should keep the  private jet, the return of the boozy Fleet Street lunch, and Nottingham Forest's return to the Premier League. It's the podcast that will always order another bottle, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
48:31 08/06/22
254: A photo finish
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones welcome you back to Planet Porky for their latest offering of news and views on the week's big stories. Topics today include: The Rolling Stones fading away, why artists should always play the hits, Richard Desmond, the Jubilee celebrations, travel chaos at the airports, cats, Lester Piggott, how some figures shake off their shady past, Porky being approached for a picture, why it's imperative to be cautious if you're in the public eye, the ABBA tour with a difference, greatest hits albums, the lettuce diet, diabetic jam and marmalade, toast, Andy Fletcher's sad passing, David Wooding's career ascension, the honour (and cost!) of having a chauffeur driven car, and why it's important to preserve our country houses.  It's the perfect filling for your sandwich, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
47:45 01/06/22
253: Domestic and international affairs
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones discuss: the release of LAJ's new book, Vangelis, becoming a nervous wreck when talking to the Royal Family, whether the Queen is in good health, the Ukrainian refugee who broke up the family she was staying with, attending international film festivals as a journalist, meeting Roger Taverner, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, releasing Brits abroad from oppressive regimes, Don Powell's recent issues, Scandinavian countries, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, democracy, how Paul McCartney lost his mum at 14, songwriting genius, the story behind the worlds most expensive war medal, and Everton in the 1950s. It's the podcast that's as sweet as a toffee; it's Life on Planet Porky.   Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
48:20 25/05/22
252: A bum deal
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones bring you another exciting look at Life on Planet Porky. Today's topics include: Everton's form, Porky's ongoing absence from the Sunday Times Rich List, tax rebates, Paul Hollywood's lack of self-awareness, experiencing sexual assault as a man, the ridiculous fad for buying beach huts, Monkeypox, how newspapers sensationalise health stories, the Top Gun sequel, Tom Cruise's Royal appointment, John Deacon's protracted falling-out with his Queen bandmates, a memorabilia exhibition for Bob Dylan, collecting things, Concorde, whether it's really possible to write six books at once, why bitter arguments between public figures can be awkward, and Macron's France. It's the podcast that knows it's (French) onions, it's Life on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
49:37 18/05/22
251: Water into whine
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones are back to sniff out the big stories all the way from Planet Porky as the podcast returns for another week. Topics today include: the sad death of Dennis Waterman, The Sweeney, celebrity football matches, Porky's relationship with Terry Venables, lashing out at the opposite sex, confusion over celebrity deaths, The Rolling Stones struggling to sell tickets, Porky the political commentator, Ron Galella and the rise of paparazzo distrust, Kim Kardashian sporting Marilyn Monroe's dress, Bono and U2 playing in Ukraine, and the making of Strawberry Fields Forever. Let them take you down, 'cause you're going to... Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
51:41 11/05/22
250: Barbs, Bars and the Bard
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones reconvene for another in depth look at the week's news as Life on Planet Porky returns. Topics today include: Sunshine in May, dressing inappropriately for the weather, misogyny in the House of Commons, hypothetical bars in newspaper offices, exchanging messages with a prisoner, Boris Becker, how overpriced hairdressing is, auburn hair, Angel Rayner, Paul and John reuniting, Angela Levin's new book about Camilla, Sheena Easton, Sandy Shaw's number one hits, Everton's relegation battle, Harry and Meghan's fractious relationship, life after Bond, Portugal, and a couple of cracking cases of story-chasing from the Fleet Street days. It's the podcast that spends time in bars, not behind them - it's Life on Planet Porky.   Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you!
49:06 04/05/22