Ray’s Rants British Podcasts – Life in the 50s 60s 70s United Kingdom England

Ray's Rants Podcast Britian 1950s 1960s 1970s

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WELCOME TO RAY’S RANTS
1950s FUN – NOSTALGIA -MUSIC
1960s GIRLS – FASHION
CARS – PUBS – CLUBS
1970s PIRATE RADIO

Ray's Rants Podcast 400 episodes

An audio welcome:

PODCASTING FROM THE UK SINCE 2019

​GOOD OLD ENGLISH STUFF FROM THE GOOD OLD BRITISH ISLES

CheersMy podcast episodes concern the 1960s and 70s… and the 50s! There are stories and anecdotes about the cars, night clubs, pubs and bars, pretty girls, pirate radio, music, work, doctors and hospitals, dentists, fashion, food, wild parties, schools, holidays, picnics, the beach, the countryside, adultery, marriage, divorce, money and bills, crime, wildlife, the woods, the countryside, driving on empty roads… Oh, and miniskirts!

I was there, and I have some interesting musings to impart! Join me for some good old British chat, humour and rambling. And plenty of talk about the weather! After all, that’s what us Brits bang on about all the time! Comments or suggestions? Please email me. [email protected]

PODCASTS AVAILABLE NOW:

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THE RAY’S RANTS INTERVIEWS

These interviews have been taken from my weekly Podcast episodes. You may not wish to listen to the entire episode or trawl through trying to find the start of an interview so, I’ve extracted the interviews for your convenience. The first interview is available here.

 

Ray's Rants Podcast Interviews

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RECORDING A PODCAST EPISODE:

Doing what I love doing… recording an episode.

Recording a Ray's Rants Podcast episode

PODCAST PHOTOS:

Many of you have asked to see photos of the various things I talk about. For example, Brent asked what cigarette cards are. Kimberley asked me what a Mermaid’s Purse looks like. Below are a few pics to get us started…

Mermaid's Purse egg cases

Mermaids’ Purses. Egg Cases.

Cigarette cards, thanks to Ed for the photos…

Our fig tree that you might have heard me talk about…

Fig Tree

PODCAST VIDEOS:

Worthing beach – this is where I recorded part of Midweek Message number 92. It was a very cold day, but I braved the weather just for you! I’ll be adding more to this page so come back soon…

Let me know what you think of the podcasts. Which ones do you like or dislike. What do you want more of? Please email me.

 

WHY LISTEN TO PODCASTS?

Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular, even more so than videos. I believe that audio leaves a lot to the imagination. That’s why radio used to be so popular back in the 1950s and 60s. The radio plays, the comedy… all made fantastic listening. Sadly, radio has changed for the worse.

FOR YOUR INTEREST:

Several people have asked me which recorder I use for my outside recordings. Shown below is my Tascam DR-05X stereo recorder. On the left with wind muffler fitted, on the right in its case. It produces excellent results.

THE MAIN MICROPHONE:

Below is my fantastic Shure MV7X microphone. Cripes! It looks and sounds rather professional! I don’t have a posh, fully-equipped recording studio. To be honest, I don’t think it’s necessary. As long as the audio sounds good and is pleasant to listen to, that’s fine.

Shure mv7x microphone

THE CLOUDLIFTER:

Below is my Cloudlifter CL-1. This boosts the signal from the Shure MV7X microphone.

Cloudlifter CL-1

THE GUEST MICROPHONE:

Below is my Shure PG58 microphone. Far from professional but it’s great when I need a second mike for chatting with my guests.

Shure PG58 microphone

THE AUDIO INTERFACE:

This is my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface. Things are looking up in the Rants Studio!

Focusrite

THE AUDIO MIXER:

This is my mixer set-up. These are cheap and far from professional but the sound quality is good enough for speech. I use them MP3 players and other stuff.

The audio mixer

Behringer QX1204USB Mixer:

I’ve now bought a Behringer XENYX mixer, see photo below. I needed something a little more professional so I went for this excellent mixer. I’m trying to get to grips with all the functions, which will take some time, but it’s worth the effort.

Behringer XENYX QX1204USB

THE WETLANDS ARUNDEL:

Here are a few photos of the wetlands at Arundel.

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Copyright-free photos and music.

The photos I use are either mine or come from https://unsplash.com/

I also use photos and audio from https://pixabay.com/

Music I use in some episodes is from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com/

I also use music from https://www.bensound.com/

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