Well, you wait years for a decent Queen podcast and two come along at once.
On Re-covering Queen, each week, life-long Queen fans Jai, Matt and Ian talk about, rate and challenge each other to take it in turns to record a version of a favourite, or not so favourite track, by the greatest band in the world, Queen.
I’ve loved listening to their conversations, learning new things about the band and their recordings, and especially enjoyed their reinterpretations of familiar songs.
If you are a Queen fan, do check out Re-covering Queen on your favourite podcast application; mine is Pocket Casts for Android and Apple iOS.
I’ve not been sleeping particularly well recently. Something to do with being in the middle of a global pandemic plus some other personal stuff going around and around in my head at night. I’d run out of my usual podcasts so went searching for something new and interesting.
Why did nobody tell me about The Queen Podcast? Hosted by Rohan Acharya and Queen archivist and documentarian Simon Lupton, the podcast is joined by Queen superfans (and comedians) John Robins and Sooz Kempner and tracks the Queen discography album by album, side by side, track by track.
I got this e-mail today, which I thought might interest some readers:
The first Custom PC Podcast is launched this week, which is a regular, downloadable audio show featuring the same blend of hardware, strong opinion and humour that the magazine is famous for.
In each episode, the team will take an inside look at the latest stories from the technology world, with advice about the best kit for making a great PC, chat about games and some words of wisdom from the voice of Windows Vista.
In Episode One, James, Alex and Ben from the magazine join Editor, Gareth, for discussion of Nvidia’s new, affordable DirectX 10 graphics card, the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, Intel’s cut-price Core 2 Duo E4300 and the effects of ReadyBoost in Windows Vista.
There’s also a rundown of the UK games charts and much shaking of heads over Apple’s latest ‘I’m a PC, I’m a Mac’ ads. Finally, there’s a competition to win an exclusive Custom PC t-shirts, which are not available to buy in the shops. All this and at a price that can’t be beaten, because the download is absolutely free.