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.