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Last update: 2013-06-24

Windows (Hacker) Technical Department calls

2013-06-24 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 12s

Be warned hackers might call you and try to get you to change your machine so they can manipulate your machine – listen how convincing they can be – but don’t fall for it. Windows technical department called – no – it was a hacker!!! Have a listen:…

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Book Talk 005

2013-05-13 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Richard and Jimmy read extracts from the manuscripts they are working on and discuss a couple of useful programmes that have helped them to organise their writing.…

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My Book – Part 1

2013-05-05 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 19s

This is a reading from my book, Splidge, the Cragflinger, a children’s book aimed at the 9-12 age range.  It is a 20 minute except as an introduction to the more full audio book that will be available later in the year. The book started life as a book for young children, but encouraged to [...]…

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Book Talk 004

2013-04-29 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 53s

Richard and Jimmy discuss the process of writing their plots and characters in their books.…

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Book Talk 003

2013-04-17 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Richard and Jimmy look at the mechanics of getting the book online especially on to the Amazon platform. We also look at the preferred software that many like to write in, how to convert to a MOBI file and we enjoy a couple of beers at the same time.…

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BookTalk 002

2013-04-11 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

This is the second episode of the informal podcast featuring Richard Vobes and James Henry talking about the process of writing books. To follow on from episode one, Jimmy questions Richard about his recent book writing experiences.…

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BookTalk 001

2013-04-05 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Richard and Jimmy talk about the writing process. We discover what has influenced us and how we got going. We also drink beer.…

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Vobes 500th Show for 2008

2013-03-15 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 7s

This is a mix of the best bits from the first 500 shows I recorded with all the team in 2008, Georgie and Jimmy and all the various listeners. Of course I have done over 1800 shows, plus another 1300 naked Englishman episodes. Had to put this up as a trip now memory lane. Enjoy [...]…

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Naked Englishman 1331

2013-03-08 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 13s

I cannot seem to up date the Naked Englishman feed, so until further notice I am posting the NE audio journals on this feed instead. In this episode I am talking about writing Children’s books and a meal I went with my children.…

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A Visit to a 17th Century Village

2013-01-31 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

A few years ago I took my family to the 17th Century living museum and village Little Woodham, near Gosport in Hampshire. I met there James Hodgeson, or master John from the village as he prefers to be known. In the April of 1642 the King of England, Charles Stuart and his Parliament stood on [...]…

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Vobes Show 1870

2013-01-18 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 27s

A beer show with some book talk too.…

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Vobes Show 1869

2013-01-02 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

A free style podcast with Phil Clark and Jimmy Hastel, tasting beers from America.…

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Vobes Show 1868

2012-12-25 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 59s

Merry Christmas! A Christmas day extra show with my friend down under, Lloyd Bayley, recorded on Christmas morning. It’s all very silly.…

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Christmas Beer Show

2012-12-21 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

It is the Christmas Beer Show with Jimmy and Richard in a Beach Hut in Worthing sampling more local ales, this time donated by one of our lovely listeners. Will they make it through the evening or fall about into a pile of laughing nitwits. Have a listen to find out.…

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Vobes Show 1866

2012-12-02 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 30s

I am back from filming in my coracle for the Bald Explorer programme and thinking about what the next one will be about. Have you got a friend with benefits and are you resisting change to your countries traditions?…

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Vobes Show 1865

2012-11-21 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 30s

I see that people are hacking into Skype, people want to take over the worldm computer graphics and emails from listeners – its all in today’s wonderful Vobes Show. Go on have a listen!…

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Vobes Show 1864

2012-11-19 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

It is a beer show and we are looking at the Christmas selection of real ales. Also, I challenge Jimmy on a personal note and it gets quite heavy. We are still friends though.…

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Vobes Show 1863

2012-11-05 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

Are falling out of love with your vitamins? I am back in the beach hut with another mad cap and slightly silly show. I do hope you enjoy it. If you did, tell someone or tweet it out.…

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Vobes Show 1862

2012-11-02 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 30s

I am baking a pudding with my friend Nigel Cooper and looking at Jimmy’s new Kindle Fire in today’s show.…

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Vobes Show 1861

2012-10-28 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 34s

Harriet and I are taking a walk along the Shrewsbury Canal. It is an abandoned canal and there are plans to restore it to its former glory. We chat about the history of canals and why they were so important in England.…

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Vobes Show 1860

2012-10-26 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

I have Lloyd Bayley on the show today and we are talking tablets, Jimmy Saville and reading a letter from Mexico. Have a listen and enjoy the fun.…

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Vobes Show 1859

2012-10-23 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 59s

Jimmy has another book out on Kindle about Worthing. He is in the studio drinking beer and we have three curious brews to try. The Bald Explorer is currently being transmitted on the Community Channel too.…

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Vobes Show 1858

2012-10-20 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

What was it like to have a family in the Tudor period? The Bald Explorer is on TV and could you survive without your smart phone?…

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Vobes Show 1857

2012-10-17 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

How many ways are there to save your heating bills and are they realistic? An email on today show is from someone who has photographed dead people for a living. What tablet is best to buy and why?…

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Vobes Show 1856

2012-10-15 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 30s

Do you kiss your partner good night ? Are you kids still living at home with you? Have you cooked a nice meal for friends partners recently?…

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Vobes Show 1855

2012-10-10 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

I have been writing a book about Shrewsbury and I thought I would read a section from it – also we find out more about the legendary Bobby Brewster and a little of the adventurers of Snug and Cozi.…

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Vobes Show 1854

2012-10-08 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 30s

Do you still write letters, make notes or keep a diary? Do you write things by hand. I am curious in today’s Vobes Show or are you digital through and through?…

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Vobes Show 1853

2012-10-05 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 58s

It is the weekend special with Richard Vobes and today I have as a guest from ‘down under’ the lovely Lloyd Bayley. We are talk about films, cooking and solar energy, so join us in the debate and have a laugh or two as well.…

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Vobes Show 1852

2012-10-04 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Its another beer show with Richard and Jimmy and tonight we are tasting a number of old favourites, but the question is, are they as good as they once were? Jimmy talks about his book and we see if we can find a job for the poor unemployed chap.…

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Vobes Show 1851

2012-10-04 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 29s

The AA have made suggestions that young drivers, who are more pront to have accidents, should spend longer completing their tests. I have a few suggestions of my own. Also, I watched a drama about Kenny Everett last night, my thoughts on that and a few other things besides.…

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Vobes Show 1850

2012-10-01 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 30s

I am back from the BBC and I have an idea for a possible TV show to sell to the channel. I am also looking at the news ideas and reacting to them in my usual crazy way. Hope you enjoy the nonsense.…

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Vobes Show 1849

2012-09-19 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 30s

I am flying solo in the beach hut this evening and discovered that the door has got a bit rotten. But if you want to have a baby make sure you have a grapefruit, at least that is what it says in the news. I am sifting for the fun stories and giving you the [...]…

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Vobes Show 1848

2012-09-14 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Richard and Jimmy have been lucky enough to have a delivery of beer from listener Nick from Hove Actually. Have a listen to see what they think of the beer.…

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The Vobes Show 1847

2012-08-29 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Its another Beer Show with Jimmy and I and we have another quiz in the show to quess the singer. Also, we have a non-alcoholic beer to try. Join us for a little fun.…

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Classic Vobes Show

2012-08-29 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 32s

Here is a repeat of a classic Vobes Podcast from June 2005. Up, Up and Away in my beautiful balloon. I take to the air with David Conman and his ‘Hot Air’ balloon rides. And what an incredible unbelievable experience it was – all captured with the iRiver today! Also – the final Diary of [...]…

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Walking Podcast – Shropshire Way

2012-08-26 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 29s

A walking podcast from Shrewsbury along the Shropshire Way with Richard and Harriet exploring the locality.…

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Vobes Show 1846

2012-08-21 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Its another beer show with Richard and Jimmy and we have some Salopian ale from Shropshire. Jimmy also is reading an except from his book and seeks feedback.…

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Bald Explorer in Brighton pt 2

2012-08-12 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 26s

Richard and Jimmy continue their exploration of Brighton on this sunny Saturday in August. They pop down to the seaside, the pier and beach to view the crowds and amusements. Later we love to the old Town Hall, a beautiful copy of a Andrea Palladio Villa with double porticoes. You can check out the photographs [...]…

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Bald Explorer in Brighton

2012-08-11 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 28s

Richard and Jimmy go to Brighton to have a stroll around and explore the merits of Little London by the Sea. Taking a microphone and a train, the two history buffs, wonder the streets, the lanes and the promenades of this old seaside resort recording their observations and searching for the detail most people ignore [...]…

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Vobes Show 1845

2012-08-08 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

I am back in the studio flying solo and this time I am talking nonsense. I hope you can make head or tail of it all.…

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The Beer Show: VS1844

2012-08-06 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

The Beer Show with Jimmy and Richard and this time we are sampling German beers that have been sent in by Stuart. But what do we make of them?…

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The Black Mountains Walk

2012-07-30 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 24s

Richard and Harriet take a walk and climb over the Black Mountains in Wales.…

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Vobes Show 1843

2012-07-26 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

Did you go to university and what did you do with the knowledge you learned? Why I am not into the Olympics and the couple who didn’t speak for twenty years.…

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Hope Bowdler Walking Podcast

2012-07-22 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 27s

Harriet and Richard pop out for a walk in the July sunshine in Shropshire. This time they are exploring the delights of Hope Bowdler, which is near Church Stretton and close to Caer Caradoc. To quote Wikipedia: Hope Bowdler Hill rises to the north of the village, with a number of summits, the three tallest [...]…

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The Beer Show 1842

2012-07-17 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 59s

It’s another beer show and Jimmy and I are drinking lager. Yes lager. It was a gift from a local listener – thanks Peter.…

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The Vobes Show 1841

2012-07-13 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

Have you tried the meal deals at supermarkets? Are they all they are supposed to be or can you do better else where?…

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The Vobes Show 1840

2012-07-10 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

I am back in the beach hut flying solo and recording another dollop of your favourite podcast. Do read the terms of use, if you can find them and make sure you don’t get hit by the Higgs Bosom.…

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Vobes Show 1839

2012-07-09 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Its another beer show and this time Jimmy and I are drinking some old favourites and having a number of striking arguments about which we like. Also, how much work should an unemployed man do around the house?…

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Vobes Show 1826

2012-03-15 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

It’s another beer show and Jimmy has selected a few beers from Marks and Spenser for us to try. He also tells us of the odd subject of his latest book – not for prudes, I might add.…

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Camp Caradoc Explored

2012-03-11 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 24s

Harriet and I are out exploring and this time we are off tohave a look at the iron age hill fort of camp Caradoc just 2 miles south of Clun in Shropshire.…

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The Vobes Show 1825

2012-03-02 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

It is another beer show with Jimmy and I. We are tasting a selection of beers as usual and a nugget of cheese. Fingers crossed we get through the show with no hiccups as we had a bit of a disaster before we started.…

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Vobes Show 1824 – Beer!

2012-02-24 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

The Beer Show with Jimmy Hastell, Paul Stoneman and host Richard Vobes. Six bottle of beer, some cheese and pate. Listen as they slowly lose the plot. Its a late Christmas show. Thanks to Depot Cat for the beers.…

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Vobes Show 1823

2012-02-10 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

The Beer show with Jimmy and Richard – We are trying lagers to see if there really is a difference between various brands.…

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Vobes Show 1822

2012-01-23 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Its another beer show with Richard and Jimmy and we talk about how we are doing writing our respective books.…

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Vobes Show 1821

2012-01-14 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Its the Beer Show with Jimmy and I drinking the lovely Rum flavoured Innis and Gunns.…

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Vobes Show 1820

2012-01-05 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 1s

Its the Beer Show with Richard and Jimmy and we are looking at Green Kings beers, a Chestnut ale and remembering our childhood. Joins us for a romp of nonsense.…

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Betws-y-Coed Walk

2012-01-02 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 35s

Richard and Harriet explore Betws-y-Coed in North Wales in Snowdonia National Park.…

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Dartmoor Podcast No1

2011-09-18
Length: 19m 33s

My trip to Dartmoor started on a Saturday, traveling to the holiday cottage with Harriet. Having, visited Oakehampton, had a pub lunch, a stroll about and then finding the place, unloaded and taking a short walk locally the day was virtually over. -…

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Dartmoor Podcast No8

2011-09-18
Length: 38m 40s

The last of the walks over Dartmoor on this trip. Richard and Harriet head off on the south west corner of the moors on an epic walk and discover a clapper bridge and a stone cross too.…

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Dartmoor Podcast No7

2011-09-18
Length: 30m 18s

Richard takes a walk across the moors at Dartmoor along a disused railway in order to reach the King Tor and discovers an abandoned quarry too!…

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Dartmoor Podcast No6

2011-09-18
Length: 15m 12s

Richard and Harriet take a walk from where Dartmoor Prison is at Princetown into the wilds of the moors and discover a tin mine and get slightly lost!…

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Dartmoor Podcast No5

2011-09-18
Length: 24m 56s

Richard takes a walk on Tuesday morning in search on Stephen's Grave and the Great White Tor. Its misty and navigation is not easy.…

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Dartmoor Podcast No4

2011-09-18
Length: 27m 21s

Richard and Harriet take a walk around the Fernworthy Reservoir in the middle of Dartmoor after a visit to Tavistock and Chagford.…

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Dartmoor Podcast No3

2011-09-18
Length: 14m 27s

Its Monday morning and Richard is on his way to have a look at the church stuck on top of a hill at Brent Tor. The weather is bleak and the wind severe.…

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Dartmoor Podcast No2

2011-09-18
Length: 23m 46s

Harriet and Richard climb up the tors on Dartmoor, find leats and look for a blowing house. This is day one of our walking holiday and exploration of the famous moor.…

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BBC Shropshire Interview

2011-08-20
Length: 16m 52s

Ian Perry from BBC Shropshire interviews me on the filming of the Bald Explorer video series I am making at Lord Hill's Column. We take a climb to the top to enjoy the view and search for ghostly coach and horses along the old London to Hollyhead road.…

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Vobes Show 1801

0000-00-00 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 30s

Its another Vobes Show and I am bringing you up to speed with the emails and comments from my listeners, plans for the next part of the Bald Explorer and going through the news for items that will amuse and enthuse you, my dear lovely listeners. Enjoy.…

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Haughmond Hill Walk

0000-00-00 :: Richard Vobes
Length: 31s

Richard and Harriet go for another walk. This time we have a jaunt across Haughmond Hill in Shropshire. Its the second time we have strolled across these precambrian outcrops. This time we are walking from a different start point and make a discovery we h…

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