As The ExtraJordanary show comes of age, let’s take a look back at the teenage years of Phoenix FM’s extraordinary Sunday afternoon programme, with TV’s Jordan Gray.
Episode 15: Louise Bastock (Comedian, Heroine Addicts Podcast)
Episode 16: Arthur Walwin (Recording Artist, Producer)
Episode 17: Stephen Trumble (Comedian, Graphic Novelist)
Episode 18: Dean Threadgold
Episode Theme: Fulfilment
Guest: Andrew B. Forsyth
ABOUT THE EPISODE
True blue rock n’n roll radio. THIS is what The ExtraJordanary Show should have been from Episode 1. Mildly scandalous but ultimately from the heart (and cervix). Aussie comic Andrew Forsyth (Andrea Foreskin) brings his own brand of low-aspirational comedy to the Phoenix FM studio as the two discuss Food, Faith and what happens when you fancy someone… doesn’t sound as funny written down but TRUST us… it’s a belter.
Andrew on Twitter @andrewbforsyth
Jordan on Twitter @Talldarkfriend
Guests: Spring Day (Comedian), Tom Mayhew (Comedian), Elliot Simpson (Comedian), Rob Saunders (Comedian)
Cooped up in the studio, pre-recording an otherwise guestless show, Jordan phones 4 of her favourite touring comedians, all of whom are currently showing at Edinburgh Fringe. We here from the incorrigible Spring Day, the undernourished Tom Mayhew, the staggeringly asexual Elliot Simpson and *Panic Award Comedian Of The Year* x5 Rob Saunders.
… after that, things go off the rails because Jordan gets a bit tired and weird. Vive la Fringe!
Theme: “The Theatre”
Guests: Luke Coldham (Actor, Writer, Producer, Director), Alice Fillary (Actor)
Luke Coldham joins Jordan in studio, with Alice Fillary in tow, to discuss ALL THINGS THEATRE, DARLING! We dive into the mind of one of theatre-land’s most prolific, diligent and eloquent up-and-comers. Luke is a major driving force behind theatre in Thurrock and Essex and his ongoing projects grace the county’s theatres year round. Also, he does loads of impressions n’that.
Luke Coldham on Twitter | @lhc2990
Jordan on Twitter| @Talldarkfriend
Bang in the middle of her busiest season, Jordan has finally gotten around to uploading the last 3 episodes of her flagship show. Listening figures would suggest that, despite the slew of *celebrity* guests, you’d rather hear from Jordan’s closest friends and immediate family. The funniest, most adorable and easily the shoddiest episodes so far!
Episode 8.5: Edd Coates (singer, songwriter – former keyboardist of “The Corridors”)
(with commentary by Dalton Gray)
Episode 9: Dalton Gray (author, Viking, Jordan’s Brother)
Episode 10: Jordan’s Fiance Heli (driver, lover, Czech person)
Episode Theme: Free Will
Guests: Cara Compass (Indie Author), Eden Tredwell (Muso, Model)
Bucket lists, Facebook culling and ladies with 6 packs – three women question their free will as chaos descends on the Phoenix FM studio. Shots fired, musical history re-rewritten and the new Dr Who is announced amidst the mayhem.
“I’m too hot. Hot damn. I send the Hobbits back to the Shire, man”
Episode Theme: Choice
Guests: Ria Lia (comedian, actress), Saski (singer, LGBT+ educator)
Episode: Theme Choice
Jordan invites chaos into the studio with viking Saski and honourary mockney Ria Lina as they discuss cartoon crushes, the science of Herpes, giant puppies and the devastating illusion of free will. With live music from Ria Lina.
Episode Theme: Conviction
Guests: Jim Norton (comedian, radio host), Scroobius Pip (actor, poet, podcaster), Jordan’s Mum (Jordan’s Mum)
SKIP TO 19:29 for Jim Norton | SKIP TO 35:55 for Scroobius Pip | Don’t SKIP at all for the fully sexual experience.
Episode 6 marks a stratospheric jump for this fledgling podcast with the inclusion of two major-league guest interviews. Hour 1 – Jordan and Jim Norton (The Opie & Antony Show, Netflix – Mouthful Of Shame) talk Transgender, comedy and strap-on sex. Hour 2 features a full uninterrupted 60mins with Mr. Distraction Pieces himself, Scroobius Pip (Taboo, Distraction Pieces Podcast, Speech Development Records).
Plus Jordan’s Mom gets stuck in a shed.
Episode Theme: Friends & Family
Guests: Ren Stedman (recording artist), Jordan’s Dad (Simon), Jordan’s Brother (Dalton), Jordan’s Sister (Cody)
Easily the most LOL episode thus far! No contest.
Who would win out of every living Milky Bar Kid and a single shark, in an Olympic size swimming pool? Dalton knows. Which cake would you pair with a Rum and Lilt? Cody’ll let you know. Best TV show ever? ‘Black In The Attic’, as it goes. I adore my extraordinary family and this episode should demonstrate why. Happy Fathers Day! Don’t kill any zombie kids! Unless you’re Dalton, then 9 will suffice.
Ren Stedman top and tails the show with his incredible music LIVE in the studio. Twitter @renstedmanmusic
Twiiter & Insta @Talldarkfriend