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



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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


Ground Level ep006 - It's all about the flavour combinations

The Ground Level Crew are in good spirits this month because Browny is back and they've all had a holiday! How do you like to spend your holidays? Relaxing? With a good Book by a pool? On your own or with friends? Do you go on holiday with your family? Are there any parts of holidays that you don't enjoy? Where would you go if money was no object? What is your dream holiday?

Have you ever had a General Anesthetic? What was it like for you? Would you need one for an animal bite? Probably not, but perhaps you'd need a stitch or two? Of course, you wouldn't need any help if you'd fed your pets properly. Give them what they want... or face the consequences!

And on the subject of food, everybody likes something different, right? Could you live a life without fish? or potatoes? What is the hottest kind of curry? Vindaloos? Phall? Jalfrezi? What about Hot Wings? Where can you buy the hottest chicken wings in London? Are there some combinations that should never happen? Chocolate Milkshake & Chips? Meat & Fruit? How lemony should a lemon tart be? Can extreme sourness make you laugh? For the answer listen all the way to the end for our live test!

Plus: Free newspapers, bad weather conditions and their effects modern technology, driving tests & some thoughts on being aware of people with disabilities. All on this months Ground Level Pod.

Ground Level Podcast Ep006 - 25th October2012