King of the Buttons

‘It was never supposed to make that noise’

The Way They Went #3

March 27th, 2021

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Grigori/Gretchin

In this podcast we explore the lives and deaths of those characters from history and celebrity that might have been forgotten. Lovingly and sensitively forced through the lens of gallows humour, served with a healthy dose of terminal cynicism. 

This podcast contains adult themes, dark humour and some fruity language and is not suitable for a younger audience.

The Way They Went is Written & Presented by David Powell and James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2021.

Theme music: "Family" by Skye Jordan 2020. (Licensed under Creative Commons)
Original Photo: by Wendy Scofield 2018 from Unsplash.
Incidental music: The Ipswich Ken Trio.

Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com under standard license

The Way They Went #2

March 27th, 2021

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Michael/Roy

In this podcast we explore the lives and deaths of those characters from history and celebrity that might have been forgotten. Lovingly and sensitively forced through the lens of gallows humour, served with a healthy dose of terminal cynicism. 

This podcast contains adult themes, dark humour and some fruity language and is not suitable for a younger audience.

The Way They Went is Written & Presented by David Powell and James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2021.

Theme music: "Family" by Skye Jordan 2020.(Licensed under Creative Commons)
Original Photo: by Wendy Scofield 2018 from Unsplash.
Incidental music: The Ipswich Ken Trio.

Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com under standard license

The Way They Went #1

March 27th, 2021

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Rod/Derek

In this podcast we explore the lives and deaths of those characters from history and celebrity that might have been forgotten. Lovingly and sensitively forced through the lens of gallows humour, served with a healthy dose of terminal cynicism. 

This podcast contains adult themes, dark humour and some fruity language and is not suitable for a younger audience.

The Way They Went is Written & Presented by David Powell and James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2021.

Theme music: "Family" by Skye Jordan 2020.
Original Photo: by Wendy Scofield 2018 from Unsplash.

(Licensed under Creative Commons)
Incidental music: The Ipswich Ken Trio.

Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com under standard license

 

Objectivity

September 14th, 2020

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This new show invites a guest from the line up of the Birmingham Comedy Festival 2020 to identify six objects that have some connection to them or that holds a particular meaning in their lives.

The object themes are:The Family Object, The Dark Object, The Bright Object, The Random Object, I Object! and The Last Object.

The first show airs at 11 pm on Sunday 4th October 2020 on Switch Radio.

Written by James Sandy & David Powell- 'Objectivity' is a King of the Buttons Production for Birmingham Comedy Festival 2020 and Switch Radio.

Part of Birmingham Comedy Festival 2020. For more details, see: www.bhamcomfest.co.uk

The Unseen Swerve: Terry Hyde

September 1st, 2020

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In this podcast we speak with psychotherapist, counsellor and retired professional dancer Terry Hyde of counsellingfordancers.com about mental health and self care in the creative professions, how he has adapted to lockdown and how the challenges for dancers are changing.

This interview was first broadcast on Tuesday 18th August 2020 in  'The Unseen Swerve' on Switch Radio.

Title Music: Lucky Massive Dangerous by Speck (c) copyright 2018 

The Unseen Swerve is written & presented by James Sandy and is A King of the Buttons Production 2020.

The Unseen Swerve: Owen de Visser

September 1st, 2020

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In this podcast we talk to Birmingham based photographer Owen de Visser about his life through a lens, rowing on-line directory ART Brum, Birmingham Open Studios and he odd Open Mic night.

This interview was first broadcast on Tuesday 28th July 2020 in  'The Unseen Swerve' on Switch Radio.

Title Music: Lucky Massive Dangerous by Speck (c) copyright 2018.

The Unseen Swerve is written & presented by James Sandy and is A King of the Buttons Production 2020.

The Unseen Swerve: Kerry O’Coy and Liam Smyth of Creative Black Country

September 1st, 2020

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In this podcast we catch up with Kerry O'Coy and Liam Smyth of Creative Black Country and consider the challenges of growing local art, co-design and maintaining a youth focus.

This interview was first broadcast on Tuesday 21st July 2020 in  'The Unseen Swerve' on Switch Radio.

Title Music: Lucky Massive Dangerous by Speck (c) copyright 2018 

The Unseen Swerve is written & presented by James Sandy and is A King of the Buttons Production 2020.

The Unseen Swerve: Matthew Osborne

September 1st, 2020

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IN this podcast we speak to creative writer, blogger, drummer and Album Club regular Matthew Osborne about his writing approach, lock down frustrations and plans for the future. 

This interview was first broadcast on Tuesday 14th July 2020 in  'The Unseen Swerve' on Switch Radio.

Title Music: Lucky Massive Dangerous by Speck (c) copyright 2018 

The Unseen Swerve is written & presented by James Sandy and is A King of the Buttons Production 2020.

The Unseen Swerve: James Yarker

September 1st, 2020

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In this podcast we speak to James Yarker, Artistic Director of Stan's Cafe- a theatre, film and live art company based in Birmingham. We discuss Stan's Internet Cafe, For Quality Purposes and The Anatomy of Melancholy (amongst other things).

This interview was first broadcast on Tuesday 7th July 2020 in  'The Unseen Swerve' on Switch Radio.

Title Music: Lucky Massive Dangerous by Speck (c) copyright 2018 

The Unseen Swerve is written & presented by James Sandy and is A King of the Buttons Production 2020.

The Unseen Swerve: Jo Capper and Carolyn Morton

September 1st, 2020

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In this podcast we catch up again with Jo Capper of Grand Union's The Growing Project. As well as an update on the project there's insight from collaborator and volunteer Carolyn 'Camo' Morton.

This interview was first broadcast on Tuesday 15th June 2020 in  'The Unseen Swerve' on Switch Radio.

Title Music: Lucky Massive Dangerous by Speck (c) copyright 2018 

The Unseen Swerve is written & presented by James Sandy and is A King of the Buttons Production 2020.

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