Posted: 28th May 2017

Podcast number 45 features a conversation with British director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, Worlds End, and Baby Driver) recorded on 5th February (not March as I said in the intro) of 2017.

This is not so much a career overview as a ramble down Memory Lane in the course of which we recall how we got to know each other in the early 2000’s when we’d often find ourselves at parties and events at a venue called The Tardis in Clerkenwell where the expanded Farringdon station now sits.

Edgar and I also confess our involvement in a series of entertainment industry scams perpetrated in the early parts of our careers that will almost certainly rock the industry to it’s core.

We hear how Edgar helped Matt Lucas and David Walliams achieve their comedy potential (sort of) and we discuss the awkward time when my comedy wife Joe Cornish first began spending a LOT of time with Edgar, even though Edgar was supposedly in a stable relationship with Simon Pegg.

Edgar and Joe ended up writing on Stephen Spileberg’s Tintin film together as well as on the first iteration of Antman for Marvel Studios, something that meant Joe ended up spending less and less time with his hairy husband and their 6 Music podcast baby.

I hope you’ll enjoy hearing myself and Edgar skipping nimbly between light hearted banter and seething resentment. I’m joking, there’s no seething resentment.

Or is there?

No there isn't.

There’s also plenty of awkward celebrity encounters, high level name dropping and Hot Fuzz memories. But to warm up the inconsequential waffles I started by reminding Edgar of the story I told Louis Theroux on podcast no.10. about the time I went to see the film Sunshine with Edgar and I ate a stinky sandwich in the cinema.

Thanks to Seamus Murphy Mitchel for production support and to Matt Lamont for convo editing.