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Big thanks to everyone that came to Hold Fest, the UK’s first podcast festival. The event included the 150th episode of South London Hardcore, Daniel Ruiz Tizon premiering The A-Z of Me and My Dad, a Process chat with Babak Ganjei and a guest appearance from Dave Green of Fakebit Polytechnic. 


The newest show on the Hold Fast Network is Basement Tapes Radio, a music podcast that takes an eclectic look at a different theme every fortnight. Harry Walsh and Sam Bedford pick 10 killer tracks every show across every genre for your delectation. 

Basement Tapes attempt to dig out the ‘good stuff’ in music both past and present and give it a platform to speak for itself. Starting out promoting unsigned artists in basement bars in 2011, they now host parties across East London, occasionally featuring their own house covers band The Basement Brothers.

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The penultimate episode of Mickypedia’s debut season comes out this week, so there’s still time to join Micky and Steve on a journey into the unknown as they generate topics to discuss from autocompleted questions on Google and the magic that is the Random Article button on Wikipedia.
Mickypedia will return for a second season in May.

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South London Hardcore 

Your favourite transpontine podcast is now fortnightly. This week’s guests are Helen Zaltzman and Martin Austwick, talking about their work on shows like Answer Me This!, Brain Train and The Allusionist and bringing Sony Awards, critical acclaim and Radiotopia to South London.
Last week Jack and Steve visited the Stanley Kubrick Archive at UAL in Elephant and Castle. Archivist Richard Daniels leads a tour of the archive, dipping in and out of Kubrick's boxes, looking at props, costumes, photographs, correspondence, books and much more.
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Forward the Hamlet 

This week’s Forward the Hamlet features an extended interview with former Dulwich striker Danny Carr, currently at Huddersfield Town, and covers the groundbreaking anti-homophobia friendly against Stonewall FC.
There’s a new FTH t-shirt available – ‘Edgar Kail In My Heart’. Available in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes from

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Process will return for a second season on 19th March with a double header of episodes featuring Pat Mills, one of the founders of 2000AD and a huge figure in comics culture.

Other episodes in the series will include chats with Georgia Webber and Babak Gangei (live at Hold Fest) as well as a panel discussion on Comics and Architecture that will be being recorded on Friday 27th February at the Anise Gallery in Shad Thames from 7.30pm. It’s free entry and all are welcome. 

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The Left Field Shout

Season two of The Left Field Shout starts on 11th March. In the meantime catch up with the LFS Best Films of 2014 special. If you have a film or television question you’d like Joe to answer on the show, you can ask it here.

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Keep your eyes peeled for more Hold Fast news in the coming months.
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