Ricky & Tony: Pop Detectives

Ricky Wilson & Tony Blackburn

Kaiser Chiefs' frontman Ricky Wilson has taken up a new role, as broadcasting legend Tony Blackburn's apprentice, in Ricky & Tony's Pop Detective agency. Our intrepid investigating duo will be debunking pop myths and solving musical mysteries from their office just above a takeaway on the Holloway Road. To get in touch with a case you need cracking: Email (mailto:podcast@rickyandtony.com) Twitter (https://twitter.com/rickyandtonypod) A Globe Productions podcast read less
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Episodes

S2 Ep7: Case 015: David Bowie and the Yeeziest Case Yet
Jul 21 2020
S2 Ep7: Case 015: David Bowie and the Yeeziest Case Yet
Bowie was a master of reinvention and was streets ahead of the curve...but did he really predict the future too? In the final case of the series of Ricky & Tony, the Pop Detectives are investigating a theory which in some ways seems feasible but in other ways just plain bizarre! Some of the comments that David Bowie made during in a Newnight interview in 1999 about how we’d use the internet in years to come are spookily accurate, that music streaming would be normal and the internet would give us “windows into our idols' lives” (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok anyone?). Coupled with more unusual theory that the great man tried to tell us about the birth of Kanye West five years before his birth, some people seem to believe that Bowie was some kind of modern day Nostradamus, could this be true? Ricky and Tony yet again have experts on hand, David Robson, a science writer who’s an expert on people who can accurately predict world events, and for a window into Kanye West’s world, Chris Lambert, host of Watching The Throne, the Kanye West Podcast. Watch the Newsnight interview here and more about the Kanye theory here. Thanks to Wooga - Download June's Journey for free from the App Store or Google Play here If you have a pop mystery you’d like solving get in touch at rickyandtony.com or email podcast@rickyandtony.com Tweet and follow the podcast @rickyandtonypod. See the office on Instagram From Globe Productions  Producer: Gareth Evans at EighteenSixty  Creative Producer: Will Nichols
S2 Ep5: Case 013: Do You Believe in…Cher’s Wig Room?
Jul 7 2020
S2 Ep5: Case 013: Do You Believe in…Cher’s Wig Room?
Ricky and Tony are back on the case of another superstar-based pop myth. One of their stool pigeons has tipped them to a demand by the Goddess of Pop, Cher, for a special room wherever she goes for the sole use of her wigs.  Rumour has it that when on tour the room is furnished with just a table and three chairs, along with other demands of white and milk chocolate fountains, a slush machine and mountains, Walkers Thai sweet chilli crisps and no air-con! For this one the sleuths need to get to the heart of Hollywood and close to Cher’s inner circle. They track down Cher’s former dancer and famous choreographer (and one of the original kids from Fame) Bubba Carr who lets Ricky & Tony in on the secrets of what happens on tour and what Cher’s really like to work for. And someone who knows Cher’s wigs better than most, world famous wig maker to the stars Renate Leuschner shares her stories of working on those famous dos. She’s also made wigs for most of Hollywood including Robin Williams (The Mrs Doubtfire wig), Bette Middler, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Halle Berry and many more. With so many strands to this story, there’s a lot of evidence for Ricky & Tony to comb through. If you have a pop mystery you’d like solving get in touch at rickyandtony.com or email podcast@rickyandtony.com Tweet and follow the podcast @rickyandtonypod. See the office on Instagram From Globe Productions  Producer: Gareth Evans at EighteenSixty  Creative Producer: Will Nichols
S2 Ep2: Case 010: The Wild(er) Case of Ricky’s Follower
Jun 16 2020
S2 Ep2: Case 010: The Wild(er) Case of Ricky’s Follower
Something’s been puzzling Ricky for a few years and he wants the help of Tony and their experts to get to the bottom of it. On the day that actor Gene Wilder died in 2016, Ricky was moved to post a tribute on Twitter, only to find out that Gene was following him! However, what’s even more strange is that the account only follows 13 people, Ricky being one of them, along with a few Hollywood stars. Why and how did this happen? To get to the bottom of this one Ricky and Tony want to go beyond the grave, luckily they’ve got the contact details of Patrick Keller, host of ‘The Big Seance’ Podcast who knows all about contacting dead celebrities and even tries to make contact with Gene for them.  And to get some cold hard facts on whether Ricky’s famous follower might have been the victim of hackers (if so, why only follow Ricky?), the pair chat to their social media security expert Drew Benvie.  Can they find the golden ticket that will give them the answers? It turns out things aren’t quite as easily explained as you might think!  If you have a pop mystery you’d like solving get in touch at rickyandtony.com or email podcast@rickyandtony.com Tweet and follow the podcast @rickyandtonypod. See the office on Instagram Get your free case (plus shipping) of craft beer worth £24 from beer52, using this link: https://www.beer52.com/POP Find your calm, get 25% OFF the entire CALM, EASE and REST CBD ranges plus free shipping at: https://grassandco.com/pages/pop From Globe Productions  Producer: Gareth Evans at EighteenSixty  Creative Producer: Will Nichols