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Ray’s Rants back to the 1960s 1970s 1950s in the UK Great Britain. Entertaining and fun. British music scene, Jimi Hendrix The Rolling Stones. The English pubs and clubs, Watney’s Red Barrel beer, Babycham, Cherry B the night life. The cars, the workplace, television and pirate radio. England. Schools back in the early days. 60s fashion and clothes, flairs and miniskirts. London, Caroline, Luxembourg. Mini cars skirts. Holiday in caravan, Butlin’s
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AfterBuzz TV's The Prisoner AfterShow is a celebration of Patrick McGoohan's 1967 – 1968 spy fiction/science fiction/allegory 17 episode British TV series “The Prisoner”. The series addresses issues such as personal identity and freedom, democracy, education, scientific progress, art and technology, while still remaining an entertaining drama series. Over 17 recaps hosts Meredith Placko, Stef Z and Phil Svitek discuss the deeper meanings of each episode of the show and how those concerns sti ...
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Wild Blue Yonder: A Novel of the 1960s

Jack B. Rochester on Podiobooks.com

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Wild Blue Yonder is the coming-of-age story of Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers, a smart but sheltered boy from suburban Chicago whose beloved father suddenly dies, resulting in his flunking out of college. Nate receives a draft notice from the Army but after some “encouragement” from his mother, decides to enlist in the Air Force instead. It is 1965. Nate is 20 years old. Airman Flowers goes not to Vietnam but Germany, straight into a military Catch-22. His assignment: writing stories as a repor ...
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History, whether global or personal, can be either boring or fascinating. In this episode, I discuss the mistakes we've made in our personal histories and whether we've learned from them. I also talk about the history of London trolley buses, trams, diesel engines, trains, the pipeline from the Isle of Wight to France, and much more. Join me for a …
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The summer has arrived! Probably only for a day or two... No, I mustn't be negative. The weather is beautiful. Holidays in Britain in the old days were great. The roads were clear, no potholes, driving was lovely... Did you go to Spain for your holidays back in the 70s? English fish and chips, English beer... You'd think we were back home!…
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Adultery in the 1950s? Perish the thought! Did people lie and cheat on each other back in the old days? Two-timing, deceit, lies... Not in the good old days, surely? Join me this Sunday and we'll find out. Also in this episode, Carnaby Street in London, local shops, landline phones, sound effects and more!…
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In this episode I welcome Diane, my sister-in-law, into the studio. She's a retired nurse and she chats about her days working in hospitals and a GP's surgery. The operating theatre, the wards, the matron, a nursing school, sticking needles in people, giving patients alcohol... Please, join me for a very interesting chat with Nurse Diane this comin…
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Living alone doesn't suit everyone. You get home after work and there's no one there, you wake up alone at the weekend, there's no one to share life with... However, some people wouldn't have it any other way. Was living alone in the 60s was any different from living alone today? Please, join me for a chat this coming Sunday.…
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Fashion has changed considerably over the years. Not only clothes but, hair. In the 60s, most of us lads had long hair. So did the girls. There was Twiggy’s side-parted pixie cut. The smooth short bob with bangs. For men there was the Afro, the long layered, the Boston and even the crew cut. Please, join me for a look back at fashion and hair over …
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Do you remember the Letter from America by Alistair Cooke on BBC Radio 4, which was originally the BBC Home Service? In this episode, I read my Letter from England. When I say read, I mean ramble. To be honest, I don't think I'd be any good at emulating Mr Cooke's letter. I also tell you the story of Paula, a homeless girl I met and helped. The den…
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