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  • Taylor and Tomos from Land of our Fathers Wed 10 February 2016

    Katy chats to Taylor and Tomos from Theatre 503 who are currently touring Land of our Fathers. Listen to the full Oxcast extra interview to find out how they created their brotherly on-stage relationship, how Tomos worked on his valleys accent and why they think the miners strike has been such a popular subject in recent years.

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  • Graham from iScream Gelateria Wed 3 February 2016

    Katy chats to Graham from iScream Gelateria about how he turned his dream into a reality, how they decide on the flavours they have on offer and what The Hoff had when he popped in last week!

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  • Joe Edwards and Darren Elliott from Oxford City Stars Wed 27 January 2016

    Katy chats to Joe and Darren from local ice hockey team Oxford City Stars about the numbers on their shirts, why fights break out and what special offers are available for Oxford United fans and children.

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  • Rachael Canning and Eddie Kay from The Wrong Crowd Wed 20 January 2016

    Katy chats to Rachael and Eddie from The Wrong Crowd about the inspiration behind their latest production Kite, what the rehearsal process has been like for the cast, and what they have planned for the future.

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  • Dr Lorna Robinson from The Iris Project Wed 13 January 2016

    Katy chats to Dr Lorna Robinson from The Iris Project about the Festival of Lost Cities, what else the centre has to provides for the public and what Lorna thinks about classics in the mainstream.

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  • Jim Hague from Cry Havoc Wed 6 January 2016

    Katy chats to Jim from Cry Havoc Morris dancers about how they were established, where they are next performing and Jim plays a dancing tune on his English Concertina.

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  • Jodie Prenger and Maddie Haynes from Annie: The Musical Wed 16 December 2015

    Katy chats to Jodie and Maddie about Annie, how they get into character before a show and what their favourite numbers are to perform.

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  • Charlie from Creation Theatre Wed 9 December 2015

    Katy chats to Charlie from Creation Theatre about their current productions, what Charlie thinks makes a great Christmas show and how the company are planning on celebrating their 20th birthday next year.

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  • Dr Carolyne Larrington talks about her book Winter is Coming: The Medieval World of Game of Thrones Wed 2 December 2015

    Katy geeks out with Dr Carolyne Larrington over Game of Thrones which provided the inspiration for her latest history book. Listen for more about the legends and history behind GRRM's writing, for info about the event at Blackwells and who Carolyne thinks will win the iron throne. Just a warning, the Oxcast is dark and full of potential spoilers for those who haven’t watched Season 5.

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  • Simon and James from Season's Greetings Wed 25 November 2015

    In this week's Oxcast Extra Katy chats to Simon Tavener and James Silk about Oxford Theatre Guild's latest production Season's Greeting. Find out about the rehearsal process, what OTG will be performing next and what their own experiences of bad Christmases!

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  • The Balkan Wanderers Wed 18 November 2015

    Michael talks to Stu and Antica from Oxford's finest gypsy-ska-punk band, whose launch their EP this Friday at the Bullingdon.

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  • Guy Grimsley from Oxford Operatic Society Wed 11 November 2015

    Katy chats to Guy Grimsley from Oxford Operatic Society about Sunset Boulevard, what's next for him and the company, and why he thinks more opera companies are performing musical theatre.

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  • Comedian James Acaster Wed 11 November 2015

    Katy chats to comedian James Acaster about his previous jobs, what he loves about stand up and how he deals with hecklers.

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  • Jack Greenall, creator of Smoke and Thyme Wed 4 November 2015

    Katy chats to Jack about his delicious menus, what inspires him to cook and about his upcoming fishy Christmas feast.

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  • Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails Wed 28 October 2015

    Katy chats to Bill Spectre about his tours, his own ghostly encounters and Bill tells Katy a grisly ghost story involving the devil himself.

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  • Darwin Deez chats to Mike Wed 21 October 2015

    In this week's Oxcast Extra, Mike chats to Darwin Deez about his influences, what he was trying to achieve with his latest album and about his funky dance routines.

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  • Carla Buckingham from Oxford Castle Unlocked Wed 14 October 2015

    Katy chats to Carla from Oxford Castle Unlocked about their Halloween themed events, historical tours and about ghostly happenings in the castle.

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  • Museum of Oxford’s 40 Years, 40 Objects with Antonia Harland-Lang and Euton Daley Wed 7 October 2015

    Katy chats to Antonia and Euton about the Museum of Oxford's exciting new exhibition, what their favourite objects are and finds out how you can support them.

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  • Comedic Copper Alfie Moore Wed 30 September 2015

    Katy talks to comedian Alfie Moore about the inspiration behind his latest show 'The Naked Stun', who Alfie admires and what he thinks the people of Oxford will be like as an audience.

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  • Helen Taylor from Eleven One Theatre Wed 23 September 2015

    Helen Taylor from Eleven One Theatre chats to Katy about the company's latest production Blue Stockings, the origins of the company and how much the female experience of education has changed over the last century.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Jude Eades from Science Oxford Wed 16 September 2015

    Katy chats to Jude from Science Oxford about their upcoming events, childrens' science clubs and how to tell when a bubble is about to burst.

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  • Cole and Dan from Hells Gazelles Wed 9 September 2015

    Katy talks to lead singer Cole Bryant and bass player Dan Podbery about their musical inspirations, where they're playing next and why they have such an unusual name.

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  • Stormy, BA and Helga Hufflecrush, Oxford Roller Derby team members Wed 26 August 2015

    Katy learns the rules of roller derby, how the sport has changed over the years, and why the team have such unusual nicknames.

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  • Chris Bowling, Oxford Wine Festival Wed 19 August 2015

    Nat talks to Oxford Wine Festival organiser, Chris, about the best and worst wines, how global warming is affecting wine making, and what to expect at the festival.

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  • Thad Cooper from Astonbury Festival Wed 5 August 2015

    Nat talks to Thad Cooper, one of the organisers of Astonbury festival, about the festival's history, camping and travel arrangements, and about the Voice, a food village and London bus bars.

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  • Hannah Feldman from Restore Wed 29 July 2015

    Katy talks to Hannah about Restore's first festival, In the Garden, as well as about the charity's work and how to get involved.

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  • Interview with Alex Faroe Wed 22 July 2015

    Katy and Emma talk to Alex Faroe the co-organiser of the Jericho Comedy Night. Hear Alex talk about who is performing at the night, what other comedy nights happen in and around Oxford, and how his experience as a teacher has contributed to his stand up routine.

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  • Michael Speight from Siege Theatre Wed 15 July 2015

    Katy talks to Michael Speight from Siege Theatre about Titus Andronicus at the Oxford Castle. Hear Michael chat about the plot, his interpretation, the props and set, and how many people fainting constitutes a good performance of Shakespeare's gruesome and gory play.

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  • Interview with the owner of Darn it and Stitch, Jo Watkins Wed 8 July 2015

    We talked to Jo Watkins, owner of Darn it and Stitch about all things haberdashery!

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  • David Gibb from the Story Museum talks about Alice's Day Wed 1 July 2015

    Listen to the full interview with David Gibb from the Story Museum to hear about all the events happening in Oxford on Alice's Day.

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  • Interview with MCS Arts Festival Oxford organiser, Anaïs Higgins. Wed 24 June 2015

    Nat speaks to Anaïs about the arts festival. In particular, medieval costumes, picnics and arts and crafts.

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  • Mazz from Oxford Pride Wed 3 June 2015

    Nat talks to Mazz about the history of Oxford Pride, ongoing events and the Pride Parade and after parties.

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  • The Legally Blonde Cast Wed 27 May 2015

    Nat talks to Nicola and Freddie from the Oxford Operatic Society about their characters in Legally Blonde The Musical and their plans for the future.

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  • Balloon Ascents Wed 29 April 2015

    Nat speaks to Thomas and Robin from Balloon Ascents about their upcoming gigs in Oxford, tours and festivals, their new EP and video and their sound and influences.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Clare Mackintosh, Chipping Norton Literary Festival Wed 22 April 2015

    Nat talks to Clare Mackintosh, the founder and organiser of Chipping Norton Literary Festival about the talks and events going on during the festival, getting to know publishers and more.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Director of Bypass, Duane Hopkins Wed 15 April 2015

    Orla speaks to Duane Hopkins about researching his latest film, Bypass, as well as some other production aspects and Hopkins' upcoming projects.

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  • Marmalade organiser, Ben Metz Mon 13 April 2015

    Nat talks to Ben Metz about Marmalade, the reincarnation of Oxford Jam, about the future of technology in organising events for social change.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Vanora Bennett - Oxford Literary Festival Wed 25 March 2015

    Nat talks to Vanora Bennett about her new book and Oxford Literary Festival talk on it. Hear more about Vanora's thoughts about Russia, her previous books and her interest in music.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Professor Charles Spence - Oxford Literary Festival Wed 18 March 2015

    Nat talks to Professor Charles Spence about how to make your crisps taste crispier by listening to music! And about his talk with Fred Plotkin for the Oxford Literary Festival 2015.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Paul Whitty from Audiograft Wed 11 March 2015

    Nat talks to Paul Whitty about this year's Audiograft festival, his own compositions and the work of the Sonic Art Research Unit and Oxford Brookes University.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • One A Day 2014 Wed 4 March 2015

    Nat interviews photographer Marc West about his pop-up exhibition of postcards in aid of Helen & Douglas House.

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  • Womanity 2015 Wed 4 March 2015

    Nat interviews Zahra Tehrani from the Young Women's Music Project about the 2015 Womanity Festival at Modern Art Oxford on International Women's Day.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • The cast of One Man, Two Guvnors Wed 25 February 2015

    Nat speaks to Gavin Spokes, Shaun Williamson (Barry from Eastenders), Emma Barton and Jasmyn Banks about their roles in the National Theatre production of One Man, Two Guvnors.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Oxford Human Rights Festival Wed 18 February 2015

    Nat interviews Adrian and Alison from the team at Oxford Human Rights Festival about the events this year, and the aims, venues and partners of the festival.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Joelle Dinnage from the Oxford International Art Fair Wed 4 February 2015

    Nat interviews Joelle Dinnage about her work organising the Oxford International Art Fair for its second year.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Seb Reynolds - Pindrop Publicity Wed 21 January 2015

    Nat talks to Seb about his upcoming gigs at Modern Art Oxford in January as well as plans for the future.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Jeremy Hogan's Dreaming Spires Wed 17 December 2014

    Nat talks to Dreaming Spires board game designer, Jeremy Hogan, about creating and playing the Oxford-based game and plans for the future.

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  • Irregular Folk Wed 10 December 2014

    Nat interviews Irregular Folk organiser ahead of the Christmas gig at the East Oxford Community Centre on 13 December. Hear about how and why Vez started Irregular Folk, the ethos of the events and plans for 2015.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Sarah Franklin & Short Stories Aloud Wed 19 November 2014

    Emma interviews Sarah Franklin, organiser of the monthly Short Stories Aloud event (last Tuesday of the month at Arts at the Old Fire Station, usually!). Listen to hear how the evening started, the community it has grown and what would be the best kind of cake to bring along to get free entry.

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  • Brendon Connelly's 221b series: The Curious Case of the Drugged Dog and the Jammed Window Wed 12 November 2014

    Anaïs talks to author Brendon Connelly about his influences, Sherlock knowledge and more.

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  • Feminism in Theory and Action Conference Wed 29 October 2014

    Natasha interviews Charlotte Sykes about the Feminism in Theory and Action Conference at Wadham College on Saturday 1 Nov.

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  • Routes of Sorrow: Grieving Without Finality - Kicking the Bucket Festival 2014 Wed 22 October 2014

    Natasha talks to local artist Pam Foley about her exhibit, which is part of the Kicking the Bucket Festival.

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  • Oxjam Oxford Takeover 2014 Wed 15 October 2014

    Natasha talks to Andy Palmer and Jo Burton about the 2014 Oxjam Oxford Takeover happening on Saturday 18 October across 5 venues in Oxford city centre and featuring 30+ local music acts.

    Add your comments about this episode here!

  • Bitten Street Food Festival Wed 1 October 2014

    Orla speaks to Jacqui Thorndyke from Bitten Oxford about their first street food festival at the Oxford Castle, Saturday 4 October.

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  • Propaganda moves to Wahoo Wed 10 September 2014

    Natasha speaks to Pete Mortimore, General Manager at Wahoo (and soon Warehouse), about the upcoming big move of Propaganda from the O2 to Wahoo.

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  • Interview with Jenny Carr on Low Carbon Oxford Week Wed 11 June 2014

    Hinny interviews Jenny Carr from the Oxford City Council Sustainability Team and hears all about the events planned for Low Carbon Oxford Week.

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  • Ethex Annual Gathering Wed 21 May 2014

    Full length interview with Sarah Flood of Ethex, about their Positive Investment event. Ethex stands for Ethical Exchange, and enables people to invest their money in companies which do good!

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  • Artist Christina Day on her exhibition Birds Beards Bones Bodies Wed 21 May 2014

    Christian (biro) talks about her new exhibition with Helen Whitley (charcoal), hosted by Wolfson College, 25th May - 13th June 2014.

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  • Oxford Folk Weekend Director Cat Kelly Wed 23 April 2014

    Resident Folk music reporter Hinny Pawsey talks to Oxford Folk Weekend's Cat Kelly about the upcoming celebration of all things folk in Oxford.

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  • Dancin' Oxford 2014: Interview with Director Claire Thompson Wed 26 February 2014

    Ahead of the 2014 Dancin' Oxford Festival (28 February - 10 March) we interviewed Festival Director Claire Thompson. Listen to find out more about the history of the festival, as well as where it may go in the future as well as details on a few highlights from this year's programme.

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  • Oxford Brookes Sustainability Week Wed 19 February 2014

    We spoke to Wendy Vrij from the Oxford Brookes Sustainability team about the Sustainability Week (24 - 28 Feb). Hear more about the events planned for Water, Transport, Food, Waste and Energy days.

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  • Interview with Mike Taylor, director of the Oxford Theatre Guild's Dr Faustus Wed 18 December 2013

    Alwyn chats to the director of the Oxford Theatre Guild's winter production, an adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Dr Faustus. Hear more about the casting, rehearsals and show itself in our interview!

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  • Interview with Mark Thakkar: Assistant Editor of the new Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British sources Wed 11 December 2013

    Find out more about the new Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British sources which has been in development over the last 100 years. Assistant Editor Mark Thakkar tells us more about his role, the team and the challenges and rewards in taking part in such a huge project.

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  • Demijohn - Oxford's Liquid Deli Thu 31 October 2013

    How is Calvados made? What is Eau de Vie? Where is the best place to make cream liqueurs? The answers to delight your ears and tantalise your tastebuds lie within our distilled vial of investigative liquid journalism presented for your delectation here on Oxcast Extra.

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  • Interview with Adam Kay from Amateur transplants about his Bum Notes tour Wed 23 October 2013

    Alwyn interviews Adam Kay, front-man of the Amateur Transplants, about what it's like being a doctor who sings smutty songs!

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  • Interview with Oxdox director Marie Wright Wed 16 October 2013

    Orla speaks to Marie Wright, Director of the Oxdox film festival, about the festival this year and her views on the documentary industry today.

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  • Francesca Martinez Thu 10 October 2013

    Known to the world for her hilarious sketches on Richard Herring's Objective, appearances on The Now Show and storming performances on the Stand-up Circuit, Francesca Martinez talks to Daily Info's Alwyn Collinson about her latest show - 'What the **** is normal?!'. Francesca is a Patron of the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford, and will be performing her latest show there on October 12th 2013. This is the full-length interview.

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  • Thirsty Meeples Thu 10 October 2013

    Exclusive in-depth discussion of the Oxford's (and possibly the world's) first Board Game Cafe - Thirsty Meeples. Find out what, why, where, when and how. Featured in Oxcast #73 - Meeples, Martinez, Mousetrap and Pooh-Sticks. Here is the full-length interview.

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  • Oxford School of Photography Feature Wed 26 June 2013

    Keith Barnes from the Oxford School of Photography offers some tips and advice for better photos

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    We quiz Daniel Bye, writer & star of "The Price of Everything" on how much your kidneys are worth, how to get free milk, and selling air guitars on eBay.

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