Talking 2 Tone with Robert Elms before Suggs takes over the airways (listen from 30 mins)
James McMahon Music Podcast
A fascinating conversation covering many unexpected areas from Thatcherism and offensive language to racism and class differences…even the part of Birmingham where there are no pubs!
Word In Your Ear!
In depth chat with David Hepworth and Mark Ellen….a hectic and engrossing book….the huge characters, the daily dramas, ‘the dance sensation that’s sweeping the nation’, a period whose white heat really only lasted 18 months but had a massive cultural impact at the time.’
Daniel discusses his new book Too Much Too Young: the 2 Tone Records Story including exclusive footage of The Selecter and The Beat filmed at the Roundhouse, Camden
BBC Radio Front Row
Presenter Samira Ahmed is joined by Pauline Black (The Selecter) and Daniel to discuss Too Much Too Young and the Story of 2 Tone Records.
A one hour special on 2 Tone presented by Adrian Goldberg and Daniel discussing stories from Too Much Too Young
Daniel discusses Too Much Too Young and the impact of 2Tone with Vic Minett.
Daniel joins James Endeacott to chat about 2 Tone Records and celebrate the publication of his book out now on White Rabbit Books. Click the link above (at 2hrs)
Totally Wired 2 Tone Special
A 2 hour 2 Tone Special on Totally Wired Radio Daniel talks with Steve Rowlands about TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG an d plays records that defined the 2 Tone label.
Flipside London Radio
A two hour special talking about the book and playing records that swept the nation in the late 1970s/early eighties.
My Favourite Beatles Song
Daniel talks about the proto-indie rock masterpiece ‘Rain’, The Lost Album of the Beatles, and how Paul McCartney can play the bass guitar with impossible dexterity.
Simon Fowler goes head to head with author longtime friend & collaborator Daniel Rachel, in a war of the words!
Adventures in Music
The Britpop Show
Two-part special with Daniel and Simon Fowler (Ocean Colour Scene) discussing their friendship, memories of Britpop and their new book One For The Road.
Listen to a wild hour of Beatle and Frank Spencer impressions as Daniel Simon Fowler (Ocean Colour Scene) discuss their new book ONE FOR THE ROAD. Friends since childhood, Simon and Daniel banter with host of The Modcast show Eddie Pillar
Pop Goes the 60s
Daniel joins the Beatles discussion with his book Like Some Forgotten Dream: What if the Beatles hadn’t split up?
Our Favourite Show
Daniel and Steve Rowland discuss their new book: ONE FOR THE ROAD: The Life & Lyrics of Simon Fowler & Ocean Colour Scene
Word In Your Ear
David Hepworth and Mark Ellen unpick the great lost Beatles album and the enthralling details about the highs and lows of the Beatles’ last year together.
Our Favourite Show
Daniel discusses Oasis at Knebworth and the great lost Beatles album to an accompanying playlist.
Desperatley Seeking Paul
Daniel discusses some key periods in the career of Paul Weller with stories of Red Wedge from the 1980s and Cool Britannia in the 1990s.
Off the Beat & Track
Daniel shares 7 influential records that have defined his life including stories about the shrieks and yelps behind first hearing Adam & the Ants, Dave Davies and a knitting needle and being brainwashed by Billy Bragg.
Daniel Rachel discusses Don’t Look Back in Anger: The rise and fall of Cool Britannia told by those who were there: the inspiration behind the book, his musical career and life in the 90s.
Radio 4 in Four
Daniel Rachel looks back at how art, comedy, fashion, film, football and music came together in a flowering of national self-confidence, and what broke it apart. Tom Sutcliffe presents.
BBC Radio 4 Start the Week
One of the most creative and hedonistic periods of British culture was the nineties: the era of Cool Britannia, born in Thatcher’s Britain and flaunted by Tony Blair. The writer Daniel Rachel looks back at how art, comedy, fashion, film, football and music came together in a flowering of national self-confidence, and what broke it apart.
With Antony Gormley, Laura Wade and Charles Hazlewood
Don’t Look Back in Anger audio book
Read by Paul McGann, Louise Brealey, Tania Rodrigues, Shvorne Marks, Jot Davies, David John, Dean Williamson and Charles Armstrong. Introduced by Daniel Rachel, and featuring audio-exclusive extracts from Daniel’s source interviews. September 2019
Meet the Writers
Georgina Godwin talks to Daniel Rachel
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BBC Radio London with Robert Elms
Daniel speaks about Girl Power, Blur and Oasis, and how politics and music were interwoven, and looks at the impact Cool Britannia had on culture and national consciousness.
Word podcast with David Hepworth and Mark Ellen
Daniel talked to everyone from Noel Gallagher to Tony Blair for his new book “Don’t Look Back In Anger” and he came in to Word In Your Ear to talk about how Kate Moss, David Beckham, Alan McGee, Damien Hirst, Alastair Campbell and many others, knowingly or otherwise, managed to shape Britain’s last feelgood decade, which began with Spike Island and finished with the death of Diana. We guarantee, this will change the way you think about the era you lived through
Daniel talks to Giles Coren about 90s Britain and Cool Britannia
The Modcast with Eddie Pillar and Rhoda Dakar
Daniel and Rhoda Dakar celebrate the life of Ranking Roger and 2 Tone Records with hostEddie Piller. Followed by an hour of realted music chosen by Daniel and Rhoda.
The Mild Mannered Army
Daniel talks about the music of the nineties, multiculturalism, Morrissey flying the flag and flirting with disaster, the new lad, sexism and some other things too. Daniel’s book is an astonishing piece of work and it wasn’t possible to cover everything it deals with…so you should really go and order a copy.s an astonishing piece of work and it wasn’t possible to cover everything it deals with…so you should really go and order a copy.
Totally Wired Radio
Daniel talks to Steve Rowland about his first musical influencesa and plays some of the key records from Walls Come Tumbling Down, Don’t Look Back in Anger and Ranking Roger’s memoir I Just Can’t Stop It.
Discussing Don’t Look Back in Anger with Liv Siddall – September 2019
Fiery Bird Show with Gary Crowley
Daniel talks about Cool Britannia and Walls Come Tumbling Down
In conversation with Ranking Roger
Moseley Folk Festival podcast with Daniel and Ranking Roger of the Beat discussing Rock and Against Racism and the infamous ’76 Eric Clapton gig at the Birmingham Odeon. Interviewed by Robin Valk (Brum Radio)
Rough Trade podcast
Rough Trade podcast playing music from Kate Tempest, the Special AKA, Tom Robinson Band, the Selecter and The Style Council
In conversation with Billy Bragg
Daniel Rachel and Billy Bragg in a special podacst recorded to mark the publication of Walls Come Tumbling Down
Modcast with Eddie Pillar
Discussing Red Wedge with Eddie Pillar and Annajoy David
Liege and L:ief by Fairport Convention
An exclusive 30 minute interview beteen Simon Nicol (founding member of Fairport Convention) and Daniel Rachel
BBC Radio 2 Janice Long Show
BBC Radio 2 Janice Long Show: Daniel Rachel Spoken Word session and playing 3 favourite vinyl records (The Specials ‘Nite Klub’, The Sindecut ‘Simple Jealousy’, Arctic Monkeys ‘Cornerstone’).
BBC 6 Music Lauren Laverne Show
BBC 6 Music Lauren Laverne Show – Nemone in conversation with Daniel Rachel
BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends
BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends: Daniel Rachel in conversation with Miranda Sawyer (at 23 mins). Also Billy Bragg (performing ‘HandyMan Blues’), Howard Blake, David Greig, Speech Debelleg, and Leisure Society.
BBC Radio Scotland The Culture Show
BBC Radio Scotland The Culture Show with Janice Forsyth: in conversation with Daniel Rachel
BBC Radio 5 Live Up All Night
BBC Radio 5 Live Up All Night with with Dotun Adebayo: Daniel Rachel in conversation
BBC Radio London with Robert Elms
BBC Radio London with Robert Elms: Daniel Rachel in conversation including The Kinks ‘Waterloo Sunset’ and ‘Misery’ by Madness.