Episode 82

Published on:

22nd Nov 2021

Chapter 82. I don't give a s@#t that you're Cher...

Greetings from the road!

Well we just about managed it. From a hotel room in Cardiff, via a bit of piano onstage and a fair amount of knob tweaking in my tour bunk comes this weeks instalment of The Corona Diaries (sadly this work-flow took it's toll on the audio quality a bit as we were fighting with unhelpful recording spaces so please bear with us).

Of course, to complicate matters further, we only went and threw in an extra special guest as well. I managed to track down the one and only Chris Neil, (legendary producer, actor and impressive name-dropper) and he popped up on the Zoom call with a twinkle in his eye and a urinal in his backdrop.

Needless to say we had a good ol' natter about his time with the band working on HiE, his impressive discography and his slightly risqué history.

Oh and in the wrap (emboldened by Mr N. who was press-ganged into it) we truly live up to our #pornographers moniker. Go no further than the diary if you are easily offended by laddish smut. What am I saying?!

Love from the stage,

(Cracking tour so far....)


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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.