Chapter 2 of my Saturday afternoon conversation with Sheffield-born, but London-based musical boy Conor Houston.
In this episode we delve into the importance of seeing everything as some kind of cosmic joke, and Conor makes the case for encouraging young people to take up trades like plumbing or pizza delivery instead of resorting to filming themselves having it away with strangers.
After two incredibly self-indulgent solo episodes, I finally have a guest.
It’s none other than Conor Houston, a man who has gone from being a complete stranger to a best friend over the past three years or so.
Last Saturday, we set up microphones in my loft and we chatted for almost two hours. “We can edit it down,” I thought, but then when I listened back I realised it was all pretty good. So I’ve chopped it into 5 pieces, and that’s the next 5 episodes of the podcast.
Highlights from this episode:
How to pronounce Conor’s name
Conor’s only memory of his History GCSE is watching Simon Pegg in “Run Fatboy Run”
Conor was put into bottom set GCSE Maths in attempt by the teachers to help the other kids catch up – without his knowledge
Oliver leaves for a few minutes to go to the toilet
Oliver asks Conor: “Who are you jealous of?”
Oliver asks Conor: “What’s your favourite thing about me?”
PS: It took a while, but the podcast is now available on a lot more platforms – here is a complete list of links: