Soundings S2 E3: Sharon Horgan, Giles Duley, Andi Oliver, Hudson Taylor & Gabrielle Aplin

July 9, 2015

Dylan and Lisa are joined by comedian and actress Sharon Horgan, war photographer Giles Duley, TV presenter Andrea Oliver and Hudson Taylor team up with Gabrielle Aplin to provide the sweet tunes.

The first of three shows recorded live at the National Trust’s Sutton House in Hackney, east London. Among our guests’ stories and songs to inspire, alarm and humour we hear how a human turd was an important catalyst in Sharon Horgan’s life and indirectly led to her successful career writing TV series like Channel 4’s ‘Catastrophe’, how to correctly pronounce Neneh Cherry and some of the positives about being blown up in Afghanistan.




Live music featured in the show:

Hudson Taylor & Gabrielle Aplin< - Helplessly Hoping (Crosby, Nash & Stills cover)
Lisa Hannigan with Hudson Taylor & Gabrielle Aplin – Kids (Mic Christopher cover)
Gabrielle Aplin with Hudson Taylor – How Do You Feel Today?
Hudson Taylor with Gabrielle Aplin – Don’t Know Why

For Soundings Holy Trinity, Dylan and Lisa are joined by a Holy Trinity of guests who share their three stories to inspire, to alarm and to humour. The show happens in three sections and each section features live performance of songs on those same themes from our music guests.

Sutton House, our venue for this show, was built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, Principal Secretary of State to Henry VIII and a protege of Thomas Cromwell. It’s the oldest residential building in Hackney. Since its Tudor origins Sutton House has been home to a succession of merchants, sea captains, Huguenot silk-weavers, Victorian schoolmistresses and Edwardian clergy.

Hudson Taylor ♫

Harry & Alfie Hudson-Taylor are brothers who honed their brand of captivating folk-pop songs busking relentlessly on the streets of Dublin and built up a loyal following internationally with online videos of their live performances. Their releases have sold over 60,000 copies to date and they’ve just released their debut album Singing For Strangers on Polydor –

Sharon Horgan

Award-winning actress, writer and comedian who has just landed a new sitcom with HBO called Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Earlier this year, with American comedian Rob Delaney, she co-wrote and starred in Channel 4’s acclaimed new sitcom Catastrophe. With BAFTA nominations and British Comedy Awards for her previous series Pulling, it looks like 2015 is the year Sharon Horgan takes it to the next level.

Giles Duley

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A documentary photographer and photojournalist focusing on the humanitarian effect of war. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide in many respected publications including Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Sunday Times, The Observer and New Statesman. In 2010 he was nominated for an Amnesty International Media Award and was a winner at the Prix de Paris in 2010 & 2012.

Andrea Oliver

Owner of Sugarshack restaurant in Hackney, former member of 80’s post punk band Rip Rig & Panic and presenter of countless shows over the years for BBC and Channel 4 including co presents with Neneh Cherry and Ice-T!

Soundings S2 E2: Jape, Andy Irvine, Tomm Moore & Willie Duggan

April 30, 2015

In this second episode of our new Soundings Holy Trinity series, Dylan and Lisa are joined by former Ireland and Lions rugby hall-of-famer Willie Duggan, Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon co-founder Tomm Moore, traditional music pioneer Andy Irvine and two-time winner of the Choice Music Prize Richie Egan aka JAPE.

Recorded live in the Long Gallery of Kilkenny Castle, we hear about the unique timbre of the cistern in O'Donoghue's pub, what part of his anatomy Andy Irvine was willing to give up to skip a maths test, the more practical considerations of being an Oscar nominee, when not to take Morgan Freeman's advice and why it's a bad idea to hold a cigarette for Willie Duggan before an international rugby game.

Soundings S2 E1: Panti, Paul Noonan, Áine Lawlor & Fr. Peter McVerry

April 1, 2015

In this very first episode of our brand new ‘Soundings Holy Trinity’ strand, hosts Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan are joined by the holy trinity of Panti Bliss, Áine Lawlor & Fr. Peter McVerry with music from Paul Noonan (Bell X1). Recorded live at the historic City Assembly House in Dublin, we hear about a larcenous dog, how to survive a political interview grilling and what happens when Madonna turns up at an Irish funeral.


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Good storytelling is all about light and dark. In this live show-come-podcast episode, Dylan and Lisa are joined by a Holy Trinity of guests who share their three stories to inspire, to alarm and to humour. The show happens in three sections and each section features live performance of songs on those same themes from our music guest. Soundings Holy Trinity is a show for the curious, the serious and the hilarious.




Soundings S1 E11: Wes Anderson, John Cleese, Ghost Stories, St Vincent & The Gloaming

February 27, 2014

In this bumper episode, Dylan and Lisa watch John Cleese's online tutorial on creativity, see the new Wes Anderson movie The Grand Budapest, watch The Gloaming documentary Moment to Moment and Lisa wears a heart monitor to Ghost Stories. Plus Janet St Porter is a meanie.

Soundings S1 E10: Cave Outing - The Desensitization of Lisa Hannigan

February 19, 2014

Dylan and Lisa take a day trip deep down into Chislehurst Caves. Not for fainthearted (ie Lisa)

Soundings S1 E9: A double dose of Profumo plus Richard Curtis & The Gloaming

February 14, 2014

In this episode, Dylan and Lisa see the new Lloyd Webber musical Stephen Ward, based on the Profumo affair - and get a bit of background by reading Richard Davenport Hines' An English Affair. Plus Dylan insists on making Lisa sit through the Richard Curtis movie About Time. Plus some new music from The Gloaming. 

Soundings S1 E8: Inside Llewyn Davis, Sam Mendes’ King Lear & Donal Ryan

January 28, 2014

Dylan and Lisa return with a trip to The National to see Sam Mendes' King Lear, plus they read Donal Ryan's The Thing About December and watch the new Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis

Soundings S1 E7: Malcolm Gladwell, Gravity, Art v Science & The Big Lebowski

December 16, 2013

Dylan and Lisa see Gravity in 3D, read Malcolm Gladwell's new book David and Goliath, watch an online debate on Art vs Science -  and drink White Russians, duderino...

Soundings S1 E6: Dermot O’Leary’s Cultural Shopping Guide

December 11, 2013

No it isn't the name of a Prog Rock band, Dermot really did swing by to talk about his favourite things - including Black Fish, Phillip Kerr's novels, Walking Dead, Andrew Marr's books and Woman in Black.

Soundings S1 E5: HARRY SHEARER! (Spinal Tap/The Simpsons)

November 24, 2013

Harry Shearer, star of The Simpsons and Spinal Tap, joins Dylan & Lisa in a Soundings Special - to talk balls, Obama and Smalls. There will be singing.