Published on:

22nd Apr 2020

The Prologue

"Whats that you say.....a Steve Hogarth podcast?!"

As you will hear, I have shied away from things like this in the past, mainly because I was concerned I wouldn't be able to commit the time and ensure it turned out as well as it could.

But then I was chatting to a friend who suggested a podcast (he's called Ant, and he has just started a business producing podcasts...). So, just for a lark, we decided to record a test-episode and it all turned out pretty well.

I had the idea that as part of the project I wanted to narrate my diaries, which I we will be doing, as well as just chat about things that are going on with me and that have shaped my life and career.

At the time of recording I was still struggling with a name, but as these first few episodes were recorded just as the country try went in to pandemic lockdown, the Corona Diaries became an obvious choice.

Anyway, sit back and have a listen to this introduction to The Corona Diaries and if you enjoy it please subscribe for future episodes. You could also leave a review or head over to the website and leave me some feedback in the guestbook

Finally, you will find links below for all the digital spots I frequent, along with a link the to published diaries.

Stay safe,


The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997

The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014




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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.
Support The Corona Diaries and embrace your inner purple...

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.