Episode 17

Published on:

17th Aug 2020

Chapter 17. You Phil up my senses.

Would you believe there was no shortage of possible titles for Chapter 17. I could have gone with;

'That Mr Brown, he's a Sound Guy'


'Two go mad in South America'

or even

'Departures II: Dude, where's my airline'

In the end I kinda liked the John Denver reference.

So, buckle up in the back of your mini-van, and relive the highs, lows, warms, freezings, lost luggage, lost check-in clerks and lost airlines of the h Natural tour of South America. Did I say I left my sunglasses in the van? Got em back 3 days later. Hooray!

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About the Podcast

The Corona Diaries
Steve Hogarth
Lead singer of Marillion, father, hippy, punk, soul singer, progressive rockstar (wtf!), defender of the faith, voice of reason in a world gone crazy...

...and now podcaster.

Join me as I talk about my life and what is rambling around in my head.

Along the way I will focus on some of the stories that have shaped my career and my life, as well as reading from my diaries and offering my take on the wider world.

Stay safe,


P.S I began this journey just as CoVid-19 took hold and changed our lives, possibly forever, so it seems apt to reference that in the naming of the podcast.
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About your hosts

Steve Hogarth

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Lead singer/songwriter Marillion since 1989. 14 studio albums. Previously with How We Live and The Europeans in the 80's.
Teller of stories from an incident-prone life, citizen of the world, lover of all peoples, imperfect human being, voice of reason in a world gone crazy.

Anthony Short

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I have been tinkering with audio since my mid-teens, recording songs & producing content for friends.

Post university I embraced the world of retail, firstly in supermarkets and later in & around the music instrument industry.

After 20 years or so, I took a sideways step into podcasting and began a venture called ashortstories, which helps in the development & production of podcasts for anyone that has a story to tell.