50 Uses For The Word Love Podcast
Ep. 17: “Allegiance” with Liam Dempsey.

Ep. 17: “Allegiance” with Liam Dempsey.

June 24, 2019

Godspeed rebels! It's our seventeenth episode, and Steve's guest is the funny and fierce friend that is Liam Dempsey! In a chat that roaringly rampages from repetitive revenge movies to the warm furry embrace of a wandering feline, Steve and Liam go on a highly personal trek into tragically recent past events to discuss "Allegiance". 

Liam delves deep into his family history to recount the story of his great-grandfather Frank Dempsey, whose life's work was defined by his allegiance to his fellow Irishmen and women fighting for freedom against oppressive English rule. What follows is a history lesson and sometimes literal testimony; an epic human tale in which allegiances are tested, broken, and forged. In a time where we think of ourselves as "citizens of the world" gloriously distracted by content, to whom should we owe our allegiance? Is it to our families who we are bound to shelter and protect? Is it to our self-appointed Liege-Lords who demand it from us? Or is it to the people we choose to gift it to?

Liam is a seasoned podcaster and award-winning storyteller. A true media connoisseur, has been a film and TV reviewer for BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey. He is also one of the founding trio of Spocklight Podcast, in which Star Trek is lovingly re-assessed from a non-Trekkie perspective. Guests have included Sean McLoughlin, Ronnie Rowe Jr and even legendary film director Richard Donner. 

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Check out Spocklight here, it's a truly joyous banger of a podcast for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/spocklight-a-star-trek-podcast/id1150816497

Twitter: @spocklightpod

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Steve's comedy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TrumbleComedy/

Steve's twitter is: @StephenTrumble

Music composed by John Bowen.

Ep. 16: “Cinephilia” with Nathan D’arcy Roberts.

Ep. 16: “Cinephilia” with Nathan D’arcy Roberts.

June 17, 2019

We celebrate our sweet sixteenth episode with Nathan D'arcy Roberts, who both shares and surpasses Steve's lifelong love affair with cinema. In a dense, organic chat awash with further reading; Steve and Nathan allow their inner "cinephiles" to wax widescreen. Is there a special magic that elevates filmmaking above the other art forms? Do all films have an inherent dignity passed down from the greatest opus to even the most hated flop? Is a film bound by an obligation to entertain, or the responsibility to be brutal and unflinching? What are those tiny unspoken moments that make you realise you're in love with a film? And what are your pet peeves that make you a torment to whomever has the bad luck to be sat next to you in the theatre? And is eight hours an acceptable running time? 

Nathan D'arcy Roberts is a brilliant writer, filmmaker and stand-up comedian. Since starting comedy in 2014 he has been nominated for the BBC Radio New Comedian Award and got to the semi-finals of So You Think You're Funny. In 2018 he became the recipient of BBC's prestigious Felix Dexter bursary, to develop his writing into pilot scripts with BBC Writer's Room and the Comedy Commissioning department. He is due to make his debut in Edinburgh fringe this year with "Glowed Up", at Out Of The Box, at Just The Tonic at the Caves, 12:40pm. Go and see him because he's a star!

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Steve's comedy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TrumbleComedy/

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Music composed by John Bowen.

Ep. 15: “Flechazo” with Karen Hobbs and Richard Stott.

Ep. 15: “Flechazo” with Karen Hobbs and Richard Stott.

June 3, 2019

Fifteenth episode, with a bullet! Steve moonlights as couples counsellor for the first ever episode of the podcast to feature two guests; the adorkable Karen Hobbs and Richard Stott. In a naughty, anarchic and heart-on-sleeve chat, the three near-strangers fall madly in love over "Flechazo"; the arrow-shot. Is it possible to fall in love at first sight like in the classic tales and myths? Is it a warm fuzzy feeling, or a doom-laden inconvenience? Are snails the Cupids of the animal kingdom, or the ultimate hate-fuckers? How long can you struggle in love's grip before you admit the truth you knew from day one? And most interestingly, can we deprogram our cynical adult brains and shed the unfair wounds of our pasts, and become loved-up teenagers again? 

Richard and Karen are both going to Edinburgh with shows this year, so go and see them because they're both brilliant! Richard is bringing his wry candidness to living with Poland Syndrome in "Right Hand Man" at 12:45 at Gilded Balloon. Karen is in a split-show with comedy duo Alice & Lisa, where she sprinkles her outrageous cheek all over being a cancer survivor, called "Pussies" at 17:00 at Revolution Bar. 

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Karen's twitter is: @karen_hobbs

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Richard's twitter is: @TheRstott

Richard's Instagram is: @the_rstott

Steve's comedy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TrumbleComedy/

Steve's twitter is: @StephenTrumble

Music composed by John Bowen.

Ep. 14: “Patriotism” with Greg Lock.

Ep. 14: “Patriotism” with Greg Lock.

May 27, 2019

Our fourteenth episode arrives the morning after the European elections, so why not drown your sorrows with Steve and his best buddy Greg Lock. With fresh passport in hand, Greg provides us with a comprehensive unpacking of the polarising pageantry of "Patriotism". Is love for one's country an antiquated notion? Is it something we're born into, or learned? Are there things to be proud of in a nation infamous for its problematic past? What bitter disagreements could cause a nation to fall out of love with itself? And how does our patriotism ebb and flow during our lifetimes; as we negotiate the choppy waters of family, history, and our own identity?

Greg Lock met Steve at The Arts University College At Bournemouth, where they both studied filmmaking and later lived together. Whilst still a keen filmmaker, writer and artist; Greg decided to follow a life of service as a paramedic in the London Ambulance Service. He operated in the Big Smoke for four years before moving back to his home of Dorset. Recently Greg went on an intense personal journey to discover more about the life of his grandfather, George Lock, who he'd long idolised as a rear-gunner in a Lancaster bomber during World War II. 

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You can see Greg's work, writing and starring in short film "The Shift" here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIMIe3Yqz20

Steve's comedy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TrumbleComedy/

Steve's twitter is: @StephenTrumble

Music composed by John Bowen.

Ep. 13: “Viraha” with Sam Lake.

Ep. 13: “Viraha” with Sam Lake.

May 20, 2019

What is "Viraha"? As the podcast reaches a Baker's Dozen, Steve talks to the delightful Sam Lake about how love can be begin with, grow stronger from, and even flourish through; separation. In a decidedly pleasant chat, Sam tells us a refreshingly optimistic tale that spans fringe flings, latitudinous love stories, and cream-based controversies. Can absence truly make the heart grow fonder? Can a romantic relationship go the distance whilst remaining long-distance? And if you finally find your way home to each other, is it easier to love someone than to live with them? And last but not least; what if God was your boyfriend?

Sam's star is rising in comedy. In 2016 he won South East Comedian Of The Year, and then in 2018 won Hastings Fringe Newcomer Of The Year and the much-coveted Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year. He is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe, even getting a joke in the hallowed "40 Best Jokes From The Edinburgh Fringe" list. He can also be found every Wednesday at 9pm on Wandsworth Radio as co-host of "Driving You Homo". This year he is returning to Edinburgh with comedy boss Chloe Petts with a split-show called "Household Essentials" at Just The Tonic, The Caves at 20:40. Go. See. It. 

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Sam's twitter is @MrSamLake

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Sam's comedy can be found here: http://www.samlakecomedy.com/

Steve's comedy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TrumbleComedy/

Steve's twitter is: @StephenTrumble

Music composed by John Bowen.

Ep. 12: “Enchantment” with Charlie Vero-Martin.

Ep. 12: “Enchantment” with Charlie Vero-Martin.

May 13, 2019

As we enter our twelfth night, Steve sits down with comedy powerhouse Charlie Vero-Martin to weave a magical evening of whiskey, laughs and shortbread. Charlie brings a tenacious initiative and preparation to the table, managing to subvert and also embody: "Enchantment". In a rambling, boozy, giggly, left-field chat, we are transported through time itself; encountering Scottish witches of yesteryear, an alcoholic Eve in the Garden Of Eden, and unwillingly-diagnosed Manic Pixie Dream Girls in present day. Can we really cast a spell with our words? Is being bewitching the highest praise or an excuse to throw blame? Are we truly helpless against the charms of others or are we just passing the buck? Should our love lives be about magical moments or a shared pragmatism? And who the hell is this Baxter guy and why does he look so sad? 

Charlie Vero-Martin is a whip-smart seasoned performer who deals in character comedy, stand-up, acting, improv, sketch, and dance. She is bringing her unique mix of historical character comedy and stand-up back to this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival with "Scrapbook". Go see it at The Gilded Balloon, from 31st-25th (not on the 12th), and experience her moxy for yourself.

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Charlie's twitter is: @CharlieVMartin

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Charlie's comedy can be found here: @CharlieVMartinpresents

Steve's comedy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TrumbleComedy/

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Music composed by John Bowen.

Ep. 11: “Starstruck” with Jordan Gray.

Ep. 11: “Starstruck” with Jordan Gray.

May 6, 2019

We're back, and we've taken it up to 11! In the first episode of the "second season" of the podcast, Steve sits down with the super-heroic Jordan Gray to bathe in the seductive light of stardom. Having moon-walked between a succession of sparkling careers (pop star, reality tv, radio, panto, and ultimately stand-up comedy glory), Jordan is ideally placed to report back from both sides of the spotlight. What possesses us to become the centre of attention? Whose love are we really chasing? Do we even need to chase love, ever again? Do the luminaries we worship exist to us in a real way, or are we projecting onto them our own journey? And most pressingly; is it possible to get spat out the other side of fame with our reputation, our dignity, and our sense of self intact.

Jordan's star rose in 2016 on The Voice #TeamPaloma, blazing a trail as the show's first transgender contestant. As "Tall Dark Friend", Jordan spent a decade in the pop and indie music industry and then in 2017 seamlessly transitioned to stand-up comedy. She will be returning to Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year as part of the cracking line-up of "Best In Class", a show that champions working class comics. She also has previous with Steve, inviting him to co-star with her in her sitcom pilot, also named "Tall Dark Friend" which has wom numerous awards and getting noticed by big-wigs somewhere, probably. You can watch the pilot right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKV3bQNqqKA&list=PLufo9cg-ftDQNE2SHgtDW84ZME2wDzn-I&index=3&t=2s

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Jordan's twitter is: @Talldarkfriend

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Jordan's comedy can be found here: http://www.jordangrayofficial.com/

Steve's comedy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TrumbleComedy/

Steve's twitter is: @StephenTrumble

Music composed by John Bowen.

Ep. 10: “Narcissism” with Esther Manito.

Ep. 10: “Narcissism” with Esther Manito.

March 25, 2019

Ten out of ten! Headlining the first "season" of the podcast we have the trailblazing badass that is Esther Manito, who sits down with Steve between school-runs to reflect on "Narcissism". How much do our loved ones really shape the people we become? Our identity, our confidence, even our voice. Is narcissism an exaltation, or the cruelest punishment? Can a narcissist ever really change? And can we forgive someone who hasn't even acknowledged forgiveness is required?

Esther is an Anglo-Lebanese writer and comedian, hailed for her dry observational style and candid material. She's routinely graced the finals of numerous competitions, notably Funny Women and So You Think You're Funny 2017. In July 2018, she made history as the first woman to perform comedy at the Dubai Opera House as part of Arts Canteen's "Arabs Are Not Funny" night. This year Esther is waging her hour-long debut show "Crusade", in which she takes on motherhood, nationalism, identity and family. The show is coming to Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, so clear a path! Next preview is 16th April at the Love Shack in Bethnal Green.

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Esther's twitter is: @esther_manito

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Esther's Comedy can be found here: http://www.esthermanito.co.uk/

Steve's comedy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TrumbleComedy/

Steve's twitter is: @StephenTrumble

Music composed by John Bowen.

Ep. 9: “Schadenfreude” with Hubert Mayr.

Ep. 9: “Schadenfreude” with Hubert Mayr.

March 18, 2019

Nine episodes, to match the nine Ringwraiths. In a giggly, hungover, rough-around-the-edges chat, Steve and comedian Hubert Mayr gleefully share their stories of experiencing and being the tragic epicentre of; "Schadenfreude". Is the joy you can feel from a stranger's suffering the sweetest? Does delighting in your friend's failures make you love them even more, or even save them? Are we currently experiencing mass schadenfreude on a global scale? Can we push through all the pain and embarrassment and find our way to empathy? And can we find deep philosophical catharsis in the humble nutshot fail?

Hubert Mayr is a hilarious up and coming comedian haunting the London circuit like a dark cloud, his morose delivery and pitch-black material getting him to the final of Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year 2018. He is soon to perform at Brighton Fringe with a show called "Attendance Mandatory" alongside comedian Martin Durchov. He also achieved the not insignificant feat of beating the gong at the mortifying King Gong show, earning him a spot at the hallowed London Comedy Store on the 27th April. So go see him there, and wherever you can find him!

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Hubert's twitter is: @hubs0r

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Music composed by John Bowen.

Ep. 8: “Taboo” with Jen Ives.

Ep. 8: “Taboo” with Jen Ives.

March 11, 2019

It's our eighth episode so deal with it, Dad! Steve sits down with the supercool Jen Ives to tackle "Taboo", a word born out of confusion and awkwardness and subsequently torn between the shameful and the sacred. In possibly our widest-ranging chat yet that bounces from the cosmic to the personal, Steve and Jen play a comprehensive round of "Is it Taboo, or GTFOI…?" and ponder how it intersects with her life, love and self. Can a person themselves be a taboo? What is taboo that wasn't always? What is no longer taboo that always was? Are we standing right on the edge of that change? Can all taboos be broken? And should they?

Jen is a Brighton-based comedian, who won 2nd place at The Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year in 2018, and got to the final of Liecester Mercury New Comedian Awards in 2019. Every Wednesday in May she will be hitting Brighton Fringe Festival with her debut show "OestroJen" (21:30 the first night, then 17:00 for the rest). She also has her own podcast on Soundcloud called "Musical Chairs", in which she and fellow comedian Jade Gebbie chat about musicals, so get that in your ears too!

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Jen's twitter is: @jenivescomedy

Jen's comedy can be found here: https://www.jenives.net/

Musical Chairs Podcast can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/chairspod

Steve's comedy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TrumbleComedy/

Steve's twitter is: @StephenTrumble

Music composed by John Bowen.

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