Episode 23

Published on:

28th Sep 2020

Chapter 23. I can't possibly make you breakfast darling...not in this lobster bib!

If you were listening carefully last week you will recall that I mentioned staying at a hotel in Syracuse that left me more than a little underwhelmed.

With that in mind Ant wanted to ask me about the worst (& best) hotels I had found myself in over the years. Well, that kind of opened the floodgates a little, so prepare yourself for gin-soaked landladies, orange nylon sheets and a strange scratching under the floor....

And for those TCD patrons amongst you, there is even a bonus (and true) hotel story "The Uninvited Guest" on this month's Odds n'Sodcast - a great reason to embrace your inner purple and support the podcast.

Oh, and please forgive Ant sounding Barry White-esque - he was nursing a bit of a head cold.

Stay safe,


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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.

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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.