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  • Season 2

    Episode 1: Music that Makes the Movie



    Some of our favorite songs that made the movie moments you love. Whether we time travel or just sit on a bench and look back in our minds, these classic songs brought us fun and rocked Hollywood too. Enjoy!

    Episode 2: Covers, part 1



    We dive into that murky world of "Should it sound like the original, or be something new?" and walk you through a lot of different songs that are all good in their own way. Well, except the occasional awkward one. Nancy Sinatra's boots walk all over Megadeth on their way to the door, and we give into The Temptations of Rod Stewart. The Beatles get pressed through an Aerosmith filter, but it all Comes Together in the end. Enjoy!

    Episode 3: Love and Valentines (Valentine's Day Special)



    Love is in the air, and romance deserves its due. From the sweet Demis Roussos to the sour grapes of "Love Hurts", we give you a wide variety of songs about love. Get on the Love Train with the O'Jays and enjoy!

    Episode 4: Covers, part 2



    After a Valentine's Day interlude, we return to our exploration of cover songs: does the artist stay faithful, or take the song and make it new? Phil Collins faces off against The Mindbenders over A Groovy Kind of Love, the Genesis of the Land of Confusion leaves us Disturbed, and we bring you a collision of decades in a surprise mash-up. Enjoy!

    Episode 5: Irish Rockers (Saint Patrick's Day Special)



    Two mischevious Leprechauns have hijacked the show! Celebrate Irish rockers with O'Limey & O'Yank. Corrs (but not Blimey), a little Thin on the Lizzy side, and U2 can see that Cranberries are good for you. Enjoy! Recorded in the great outdoors of sunny Florida, USA.

    Episode 6: Misunderstood Lyrics



    So, where's the bathroom again? Whoa, whoa, whoa--it's my WHAT? It's hard to steer the walrus with those electric boobs in the way. We look at the fun and occasionally hilarious songs of rock and roll that many people don't quite understand. Join us and see if you agree.

    Episode 7: When the Lead Singer Leaves the Band (part 1)



    You'll be thunderstruck by this walk through great bands that changed their front man. When the Small Faces got smaller--so small they took the 'Small' out of their name--they still went on to do big things. When the front man is the fifth wheel, maybe a chance is just the thing to grease the Axl and get things rolling again.

    Episode 8: When the Lead Singer Leaves the Band (part 2)



    Let us take you on a long and unexpected Journey. There will be some Faces-time, a Queen, and my brother Jake will be part of the conversation. Enjoy!

    Episode 9: The Traveling Wilburys: spotlight on Tom Petty(part 1)



    Look! Up in the sky! Is it The Byrds?Jefferson Airplane? No! It's...SUPER-GROUP! This special show about The Traveling Wilburys shines a spotlight on Florida native Tom Petty. We get superstars from both sides of The Big Pond collaborating on some amazing music, and we talk about their solo work as well. Come along for the fun!

    Episode 10: The Traveling Wilburys: spotlight on Tom Petty(part 2)



    You got it: Every Little Thing is Like a Rolling Stone with this special super-group, and after Tom Petty taught us how to fly, we handled with care to the End of the Line. Join us in part 2 of this tribute to the amazing trans-Atlantic epic that was The Traveling Wilburys. Enjoy!

    Episode 11: 1968 (part 1)



    We look back at 50 years ago, the music, the culture and the times. TV, Movies, Animation, and more--and what a very, very interesting time for Rock & Roll!

    Episode 12: Summer Beach Special!



    Summer's here, and the time is right! Do you live for the sun or prefer grazin' in the grass? Sand, sun, surf, and more as we enjoy some of our favorite summertime music. Even Bananarama's Cruel Summer doesn't sound so bad after all, does it?

    Episode 13: 1968 (part 2)



    After a summer break for fun on the beach, we continue look back at 50 years ago, the music, the culture and the times. TV, Movies, Animation, and more--and what a very, very interesting time for Rock & Roll!

    Episode 14: Men in Tight Pants (part 1)



    We discuss the pitched battle for the highest of singers! Lightning strikes Lou Christie, Smokey cries tears of Cathy's clown, and even rock giants Spinal Tap can't out-do Tiny Tim. Join us!

    Episode 15: Men in Tight Pants (part 2)



    The True-or-Falsetto question continues! When she taught Frank Ifield how to yodel, was Slim Whitman there too? A-Ha wants to know, "Can you take me on?", and The Bee Gees reach for the helium highs as Tragedy unfolds. Oh, what a night! We walk through the Valli of Frankie and come out the other side to find some Beach Boys bumming around.

    Episode 16: Glam!



    No glossing over the glitz as we go over the top! Walk with us through a blowout blitz of 1970s rock. We guarantee electric boobs, a mohair suit, and lyrics spoken by the poet Lou Reed, oh-ho! B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets...

    Episode 17: Glam! Part 2



    It was Saturday Night...I was going to Rock & Roll All Nite, and Then She Kissed Me. She was a Sweet Fox on the Run, but then the man in the back said, "Everyone attack!" We continue walking through the many bands who adopted Glam, for a while or for keeps.

    No glossing over the glitz as we go over the top! Walk with us through a blowout blitz of 1970s rock. We guarantee electric boobs, a mohair suit, and lyrics spoken by the poet Lou Reed, oh-ho! B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets...

    Episode 18: Glam! Part 3



    Saving the best for last? Our trilogy of Glam completes. A personality crisis in the mud, gets all crazee. A Killer Queen is The Passenger in Gary Numan's car, and T. Rex reminds us to take time out of our busy lives to Get It On and Bang a Gong. Enjoy!

    Episode 19: Halloween 2018



    Chilly! The frost settles over a scary forest, where Witches dwell and magic abides...Eagles cry tales of the Witchy Woman...Donovan warns us about the season...there's a brief Panic at the Disco when the Queens of the Stone Age arrive, torches in hand. But never fear! Fleetwood Mac knows a good witch who'll come to our rescue. We know some Elizabeth Montgomerys and some Agnes Mooreheads, and *we* turned out just fine!

    Episode 20: Hey Mr Bass Man



    All about that Bass! How low can you go? Do you like thrumming rhythms or funk-tastic bounce? Take a ride with us and a walk on the moon as we explore those great bass players across rock history.

  • Season 1

    Episode 1: 1967 Number Ones part 1



    Debut episode of the new podcast The Limey & the Yank - Steve Atkins and Blake Bennett talk about some of their favorite rock & roll from both sides of The Big Pond. They tackle the great debate: from the UK to the USA, who really knows how to rock?

    Episode 2: 1967 Number Ones part 2



    In which we revisit The Kingsmen, and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, and Tich have their moment. Emily Plays with Pink Floyd, I Saw Her Again with The Mamas and the Papas, and more hijinks are had.

    Episode 3: The Manchester Show



    In which our heroes dedicate the episode to the many musical artists from Manchester UK; much talk is made about Mondays; and Steve ("The Limey") surprises us all with his all-time favorite Manchester-band pick. Enjoy!

    Episode 4: Potpourri



    In which we get awkward about disco!
    Dig in the Rolling Stones' attic.
    Explain why Small Faces isn't just a Photoshop meme...
    ...and spend time with the family, namely The Mamas and The Papas.

    Episode 5: Rock & Roll Controversy



    "These kids these days, with their Internet and their free music..." We talk about what was controversial then and now. We look to the future, in the year 2525. And The Yank shows his inability to find the right French word to speak English. And what to do when you need an eraser for your Rubber Soul...

    Episode 6: Sounds Like Nilssen



    We debate the merits of cribbing the Beatles, and talk about music becoming image with the rise of MTV. And we have very much fun reminding people of the genius of Harry Nilsson.

    Episode 7: Sisters of Soul, part 1



    Dashing from coast to coast, continent to continent, we bring you the lovely ladies of Motown and Soul and Rock & Roll. We get modern with Adele, surprise you with a Lulu of a young lady, and take the Friendship Train over River Deep and Mountain High.

    Episode 8: Sisters of Soul, part 2



    Amazing battling action! Juice Newton taken down by P.P. Arnold! The sordid tales of Mary Wilson's Stoned Love and Diana Ross' Love Hangover...the Three Degrees have nothing to do with Kevin Bacon--when will we see him again? All this and more...

    Episode 9: Brothers of Soul, part 1



    Continuing our Soulful saga, we switch gears to men who aren't afraid to make you get up & move. A Godfather and a Man in Black, and Otis Redding just Can't Turn You Loose--but he gets credit for trying. Join us!

    Episode 10: Brothers of Soul, part 2



    After all that unsavory talk about underwear, we pick up the pieces and move on, making some Small Faces about the Wicked Pickett and getting Righteous about Mustang Sally. The Yank's first car was a 1965 Ford Mustang--so he can relate. He never slowed that Mustang down though...

    Episode 11: Halloween 2017



    It's Halloween and we pulled out all the stops--this one goes to 11! An epic nightmare an hour in length, with a little bonus bit at the end. We hope you enjoy it! And we hope you survive The Limey & the Yank Halloween Special...MuhahahaHAHAHAhahaaaa!!!

    Episode 12: Hair! part 1



    The Limey looks for Gomer Pyle, Beehives and wigs abound, and the Pompadour leads to the Shag cut. Part 1 of a 2-part series!

    Episode 13: Hair! part 2



    Wrapping up two part series about hair, more hair, and rock & roll, we wax poetic about the brave and the bald; ask the daring question: do Sir Paul and James May compare notes on hairstyles?; and leave you a punk rock anthem and a glimpse into the future.

    Episode 14: Christmas Rock (the Christmas Special)



    After ridding themselves of a hyperactive elf and a suddenly-gleeful Scrooge, our heroes find themselves filled with holiday spirit and eager to share. We get rock & roll Christmas tunes from both sides of the Big Pond, plus well wishes as The Limey & the Yank wrap Season One up neatly like a present, and start making New Year's Resolutions about Season Two.

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