Episode 20

Published on:

9th Sep 2020

Chapter 20. The one that was broadcast live... (Couch Convention Special 2020)

When Marillion announced the 'virtual' Couch Convention would be taking place, Ant & I had the idea to record an episode of The Corona Diaries and stream it live so you could could feel closer to the process of making the podcast.

Sort of being in the room, as the magic happens...

I am not sure it turned out that either of us had the technical expertise, or professional discipline to pull it off...but we tried.

So excuse the odd bump & clank, the pinging of whats app messages and the ringing of phones. Whatever normal service looks like for TCD, it will be resumed next week.

In the meantime, thank you - whoever you are


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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.