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Ray’s Rants looking back to the 1960s 1970s and 1950s in the UK Great Britain. The British music scene, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. The pubs and clubs, Watney’s Red Barrel beer, Babycham, Cherry B the night life. The cars, the workplace, television and pirate radio. Kids and schools back in the early days. 60s fashion and clothes, flairs and miniskirts. London, Caroline, Luxembourg.
AfterBuzz TV's The Prisoner AfterShow is a celebration of Patrick McGoohan's 1967 – 1968 spy fiction/science fiction/allegory 17 episode British TV series “The Prisoner”. The series addresses issues such as personal identity and freedom, democracy, education, scientific progress, art and technology, while still remaining an entertaining drama series. Over 17 recaps hosts Meredith Placko, Stef Z and Phil Svitek discuss the deeper meanings of each episode of the show and how those concerns sti ...
Wild Blue Yonder is the coming-of-age story of Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers, a smart but sheltered boy from suburban Chicago whose beloved father suddenly dies, resulting in his flunking out of college. Nate receives a draft notice from the Army but after some “encouragement” from his mother, decides to enlist in the Air Force instead. It is 1965. Nate is 20 years old. Airman Flowers goes not to Vietnam but Germany, straight into a military Catch-22. His assignment: writing stories as a repor ...
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Hello and welcome to another Midweek Message. A trip to Bournemouth, two trips to the dentist... it's been a busy week! Time to relax and think about next Sunday's episode.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Camping... No Thanks! Podcast I had intended to go camping in the west country with a girlfriend but, when we arrived, it was raining. It was a blessing in disguise! Join me for a look back at a holiday in Hope Cove, Devon. And a load of other stuff, of course!Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hello, I hope you're well. I had my tooth ripped out on Monday... and half my jaw with it! We won't talk about that. Thanks for all your ideas for future episodes. I hope you find this Sunday's episode interesting.Por Ray’s Rants UK
I'm going to tell you a story. Just a quick story about a girl I met. She was a beautiful girl and she owned a beautiful boat. We sailed down to Emsworth and had a pub lunch. We sailed over to... I don't want to spoil the story so I'll say no more. Join me for the story, and other bits and pieces.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, how are you on this lovely September day? I need an idea for next Sunday's podcast episode. Can you come up with something? Do let me know. raysrants@protonmail.com No doubt Janet will be the first to think of something!Por Ray’s Rants UK
Do you remember.... How many times have you heard that over the years? Do you remember the old Morris Minor cars? Do you remember vending machines where you could buy chocolate bars? In this episode, I look back at things we might, or might not, remember.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, I hope you're keeping well. Next Sunday's episode is called Do You Remember? I'm going to look back and ask... do you remember cigarette cards? Tiddlywinks? Jacks? What do you remember from the old days? Let me know!Por Ray’s Rants UK
President Kennedy speaks out on Cuba; two Negro churches are burned in Georgia; convicted spy Robert Soblen commits suicide; Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" is criticized; Lenny Bruce is banned in Sydney; Jimmy Piersall is arrested in Baltimore. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein. Please subscribe to this podcast, and thanks for your support!…
I love the old black and white films from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. What I enjoy is looking at the cars, the people, the streets and buildings all captured on film. Watching old movies is a great way to get an idea of what Britain was like back in the old days.Por Ray’s Rants UK
My first time? No, it's not what you think. My first job, my first house, my first car... Thinking back to things we first did the 1960s or 70s. First time aboard on holiday, first time married... It's great fun to look back at the things we did. Sometimes,. it's not so great! Join me for, hopefully, another fun podcast episode.…
Hi, welcome to another Midweek Message. Next Sunday's podcast is called My First Time. The first time you moved into a house. The first time you went abroad. Your first car. Your first job. Email me and tell me about Your First Time... whatever it is. raysrants@protonmail.comPor Ray’s Rants UK
Did you keep a diary when you were young? This Sunday, I'll be reading some of your diary entries from days of old. Some sad, some funny... Join me for some interesting revelations!Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, I hope you're well. Did you keep a diary when you were young? If so, send me some of the entries. Whether funny or sad, I'd love to hear some snippets from your diary. This coming Sunday, I'll be reading some of the entries so please help me out.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Podcast - The Benefit of Hindsight. We can all look back and wish that we hadn't done this or that. We all make mistakes, but how have out past mistakes affected our lives today?Por Ray’s Rants UK
Rain, thunder and lightning... and the roof leaks! I have a bowl on my desk to catch the water. The heat wave has gone, for a while. But I'm pretty sure it will return.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Who remembers the summer of 1976? Hot for ten weeks, a drought, hosepipe bans... And now we have the summer of 2022. Join me for a chat about the heat, political correctness, and lots of other stuff.Por Ray’s Rants UK
It's getting hot again this week! Possibly reaching 36c by the weekend which is 97F. Wow, this is a proper summer! Join me for a quick chat about people who tell lies, the heat wave and more...Por Ray’s Rants UK
In Washington, President Kennedy honors a hero doctor; in Georgia, the Justice Department backs Negro demonstrators; in Sweden, a Phoenix T.V. host seeks an abortion; President Kennedy is serenaded; Elizabeth Duncan is executed; Marilyn Monroe is laid to rest. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein. Please subscribe to this podcast, and thanks for your support…
We've all met a compulsive liar at some time or other. Why do they do it? Why do people have to lie? In this episode, I look back at some of the lies I've heard over the years.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hello, it's Wednesday again! We're into August now, where is the time going? It won't be long before there's a shopping day countdown... No, I won't mention December!Por Ray’s Rants UK
Television arrived in most people's homes in the 1950s and 60s. ITV generated their income from advertising. So, where did the BBC get their money from? Join me in this episode for a look at TV back then... and the dreaded license fee.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hello, welcome to another Midweek Message... and another weather report! We're on the verge of a drought here in Britain. That means there will be a hosepipe ban, which is normal here after a few days of sunshine!Por Ray’s Rants UK
Money, lots of it or lack of it. How does it affect people? Do you crave money? Are you happy with having only a penny more than you need? Join me for a look at money. Why are things so expensive? When I was a boy, I bought a tanner's worth of chips. A few of us kids would sit by the road eating our chips out of old newspaper. Happy days! Join me f…
Hello and welcome to another Midweek Message. The temp here in Briton went sky high and broke all records... 40.3 Centigrade which is about 105F. Phew, it's been hot! However, it all ended last night with rain and storms. I hope you are keeping cool and enjoying the summer.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Conversation. Are you any good at chatting in a group of people? To be honest, I don't say much because I can never get a word in edgeways! I wait for someone to take a breath and.. too late! Someone else butted in!Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, and welcome to another Midweek Message. I'm not here... I'm in the Isle of Wight for a few days so I've prerecorded this message. The weather should be ultra hot this week so I might even frighten the islanders by wearing my shorts!Por Ray’s Rants UK
In Washington, President Kennedy takes in a ballgame; in Georgia, Dr. King goes to jail; at Cape Canaveral, Telstar is launched into orbit; Khrushchev talks tough; McNamara sees progress; the U.S. sets off a nuclear blast on the fringes of outer space. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein. Please subscribe to this podcast, and thanks for your support!…
Have standards fallen over the last few decades? Do we retain the values which were so much a part of Britain back in the 50s and 60s? Join me for a look at the way things were and the way things are now.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hello, I hope you're keeping well. Railway stations were lovely places in the old days. The staff wore uniforms, there were flowers and gardens, everything was freshly painted... what went wrong? Progress, I suppose!Por Ray’s Rants UK
I heard a chap on the radio saying that nothing works properly in Britain. The railway doesn't work properly, airports don't work properly... Join me for a look at how things are now and how they were back in the old days.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, I hope you're keeping well. This Sunday, I'll be ranting about things not working in Britain. The railways don't work properly, airports are a nightmare, there are massive waiting lists for hospital treatment... nothing works properly! Join me for a good old rant!Por Ray’s Rants UK
We are all suffering from price rises. House prices are going through the roof, people can't afford the deposit for a mortgage. In this episode, I look back at the 1970s and also recall a story of a friend who bought a house and... I hope you enjoy this episode.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Communication back in the 1950s and 60s. Many people didn't have a telephone or a television. How did they communicate? Join me for a look back at the red telephone box and other forms of communication.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Summer has finally arrived in Britain! Temps might reach 34 this Friday. Apart from the weather, thanks for all your emails regarding lats Sunday's episode. This coming Sunday, I want to talk about communication back in the 50s and 60s. Red phone boxes, newspapers, radio new bulletins... Please join me!…
In Washington, President Kennedy addresses the Peace Corps; in Michigan, Senator Mansfield speaks out on Vietnam; in San Diego, Dr. King meets the press; three convicts escape the Rock; Lee Remick gets money for nothing; the Mets take another beating. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein. Please subscribe to this podcast, and thanks for your support!…
What were politics like back in the old days. No House of Commons cameras live on TV, no 24 hour news channels, no social media... How did people know what was going on in parliament? Join me for a look at politics!Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hello, I hope you're keeping well. Politics... No, no don't run away! I'm not going to bore you. Are you fed up with hearing about politics all the time? Have you had enough of partygate, beergate, currygate, brexit... This Sunday, I'll be chatting about your thoughts on politics. Email me... raysrants@protonmail.com…
What were tradesmen like back in the 50s and 60s? Were there cowboys around back then? Were people out for a quick buck? In this episode, I look back at having work done then and compare it to these days.Por Ray’s Rants UK
Hi, I hope you're well. This coming Sunday I'll be talking about tradesman in the 50s and 60s. How well did they do their job back then compared to today's tradesman? Email me with your experiences of work you've had done. raysrants@protonmail.comPor Ray’s Rants UK
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