Ground Level Podcast

(A discussion show for the rest of us...)


Life. Despite what we'd like to believe, it's hardly ever the way it is in the movies. For better or worse, everyday life for most people is a lot more... real.

How many times a day do you roll your eyes, sigh a deep sigh or just grimace in utter disbelief at the behaviour of the people around you? Or, against all odds, you manage to walk away from an otherwise awful day because someone or something managed to make you smile?

And what about your loved ones, friends & work colleagues? They are cool most of the time. Yeah, Most of the time...

No, it's not all bad. Every now and then there's a little diamond in the rough. A nugget of beauty that shines bright enough to lift your spirits.

This podcast is a discussion show about those things and more. The everyday things that we encounter that we love and hate. Those moments that make us think that the world is crazy... and every now and then that life is beautiful.

Each week we'll be talking about a number of diverse topics that affect us all, answering questions, imparting wisdom and shining a light on the things that make life a daily grind.


 "It Just Depends how close to ground level you are" - Stereo MCs




GL013 - Is that a banger in your pocket?

It's the last 2 months of the year and there are more festivities than you can shake a stick at! But when is the right time to start celebrating? Is it right to take your kids trick or treating a week before Halloween?

Are you the kind of person that prefers to be told the truth about the way you look (or smell)? Is it constructive criticism or just a well concealed jibe?

In this prematurely festive episode we explore our irrational fears, ask why people aren't so neighborly any more, scorn at employers who can't even shell out for phones on desks and  ask the the big question: Why does Browny look so tired?

Yes, it's another ramble round the houses, going everywhere and no where, as you've come to know and love on the ground level podcast


with Lofty, Browny and Denis-Jose Francois.

Ground Level Podcast Ep013 - 15th November 2013


GL012 - Dirty, flying, biting, space invaders

How was your summer holiday? Or rather, how was getting there and back? You probably flew at some point... and no doubt noticed some of the weird and annoying things people do on planes. We certainly did.

And speaking of flying things, some of them bite. Nasty little buggers. But have you ever come face to face with something that could actually kill you? Denis-Jose ponders the danger that is known as Australia.

Meanwhile, back at home, Browny's not happy with all the people crammed into small spaces outside bars and stations smoking like it's gone out of fashion. And let's not forget Lofty's personal space issues, Dan's communal Hygiene issues and a sad day for women everywhere... it's another ground level y'all!


with Dan Collacott, Denis-Jose Francois, Lofty & Browny

Ground Level Podcast Ep012 - 14th October 2013


Ground Level ep011 - Sick as a dog!

What's the most disgusting thing you've seen on public transport? or the funniest? We think it's probably connected to projectile vomiting. And, on that subject, if you vomit on someone how long should they be angry for? should they ever forgive you?

Street Preachers and Street performers - they are everywhere and its driving us a bit mad. Ok, we admit, some of them are quite entertaining, but others... are quite scary.

And once again, one of our favorite topics - the metro newspaper - rears its ugly head. How much news is actually in there? Is there any at all? what constitutes news these days anyway?

And on a more serious note, what is going on in the middle east? Does anybody understand it? should the west intervene? What about Egypt?

in this episode we are running a competition to guess Dan's real surname, cos apparently, it's not what what we thought!

It's time for another Ground Level Pod Y'all! with Lofty, Dan ??? and Denis-Jose Francois.


with  Lofty, Dan and Denis-Jose Francois.

Ground Level Podcast Ep011 - 10th September 2013


ground level ep010 - What the cluck is all that noise?

Noisy neighbours! We've all had them. In fact, we've probably all been them! But what do you do when you are the victim... and offender is an animal? Do you call environmental health... or start preparing a stew?

Manners!Are you polite? Do you say please, thank you, excuse me and sorry... even to animals and furniture? Are you aware of your surroundings? Always in the way of people?

Oh yes, groung level is back... Chickens and All !!!

Are you aware of your virtual surroundings? Tweeted something stupid recently... and then regretted it?

In this episode of ground level we take a look at all of the above and also muse on the subject of
Ticket Touts!


with Dan Collacott, Denis-Jose Francois, Lofty & Browny

Ground Level Podcast Ep010 - 9th June 2013


ground level ep009 - Red Dog Redemption

If someone was famous in life - for whatever reason - should they be treated exceptionally when they die? Do we behave oddly when a celebrity or polititcan dies? Why? In this episode we look at the way the public have reacted to the recent death of people like Margret Thatcher, Michael Jackson, Jade Goody & others.

And what's up with North Korea? Do they really want to start World war three? Maybe every one should everyone just leave them alone?

Now that cycling has become a national obsession, should everyone on a bike also have a license?

We also bring you our first outside broadcast, er, live, sort of, from the red dog saloon, where we put Denis-Jose to the chilli hot wing test!

And should Lofty get a dog? Find out in this episode of Ground Level!



with Dan Collacott, Denis-Jose Francois, Lofty & Browny

Ground Level Podcast Ep009 - 20th April 2013