25/02/23- Dex - Phoenix from the Flames Part 1 

Have you ever found yourself rising from the ashes of a tough situation, transformed and ready to tell your tale? That's exactly the journey that voice actor and podcaster Dex recounts on Infinite Prattle, where I, Stephen, host a heart-to-heart that digs deep into resilience and the cathartic nature of storytelling. Dex unveils the origins of his own podcast, "Dex - Phoenix from the Flames," born from personal trials and tribulations.

As we navigate through life's tumultuous waters, is it the unexpected twists and turns that often lead to the most profound reflections?

This episode traverses the landscape of perspective shifts following life-altering events, revealing how such occasions can pivot our worldviews towards unforeseen positivity and opportunity.

From a night beneath Belfast's stars that offered me [Stephen] a moment of clarity to Dex's musings on the role of fate versus choice, and loss. We confront the poignant queries that shape our existence. Furthermore, we engage in a tender exploration of grief, the symbolism of flower memorials and the ghost bike, and the personal stories that help us process loss—inviting you to ponder your own experiences and the unique ways we all commemorate those who have left us.

[Also check out the video version of this podcast below - a first for Infinite Prattle!]

Check out Dex's work and Podcast on the below links!

https://dexvoiceover.com

https://twitter.com/DexVoiceover

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61554917645275

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dex-london-85583129a/

 

Available to listen or watch from 5pm on the date above!

First ever video Podcast!

You can listen as you normally would to the podcast but now you can watch a video episode! Even better earlier than release if you click the video to the left! Check out Part 1 of "Dex- Phoenix from the flames"... [From 5pm 25/02/24 audio]

18/02/23- Revisiting Roots and Rebirth: A Tapestry of Northern Ireland...

In this episode recorded from my mums Kitchen!

"Stepping into my mum's kitchen in Ireland, the aroma of fresh soda bread takes me back to a Northern Ireland of my youth, where echoes of The Troubles lingered in the air. Now, through stories and laughter shared with you, we'll peel back the layers of this enchanting land, revealing a Northern Ireland vibrantly reborn as a beacon for travelers. From the charming bustle of Belfast streets to the sweeping allure of the rugged coastlines, join me in celebrating the transformation of my heart place, where war-torn past gives way to cultural richness and an unwavering community spirit.

This time, we're not just touring landmarks; we're immersing ourselves in the very fabric of Northern Irish life and the verdant green landscapes of a land both welcoming and wondrous. Whether it's the iconic Giant's Causeway stepping stones or the historic halls of the Titanic Museum, we uncover the hidden gems that have caught the eye of filmmakers and tourists alike. And for the sports enthusiasts, there is something for you from the electric buzz of a local football match,  to the chill of the ice hockey rink. So pour a cup of tea and settle in – we're on a quick journey to explore the heartbeat of Northern Ireland, where every corner has a story and every story feels like home."

11/04/24- Echoes of Vietnam and the Open Road: Johnny's Motorcycle Odyssey Part Two...

Ever wondered how a labyrinth of tunnels could change the tide of a war, or what it's like to handle the very weapons that once echoed across the jungles of Vietnam? Join Johnny and me as we retrace the steps of history, delving into the remarkable resilience and ingenuity of the Vietnamese in a time of conflict. Amidst tales of survival and strategy, we promise an exploration that's not just about the past, but about the lessons that continue to echo into the present.  These are just some of the subjects we discuss about Jonny and his adventure across Vietnam on a motorbike! 

Strap on your helmet and rev up for a ride across terrains of culture and miles of open road. As Johnny shares his motorcycle adventures in the heartwarming embrace of Vietnam contrasted with his next trip, the more reserved British shores, as he sets his sights on the Nordic landscapes of Sweden and Norway. Planning a journey that tests the limits of man and machine, we uncover the rituals that bind us to the bikes that carry us, and the bonds formed in the shared pursuit of adventure. Listen in for a narrative that celebrates the spirit of travel, the camaraderie of riders, and the meticulous art of motorcycle maintenance that becomes a metaphor for life's own winding journey.

 

NB: Can you spot the deliberate mistake! I told you it would happen! The podcast is called Infinite Prattle! :D 

04/02/24- Expressive Eruptions and the Etiquette of Expletives

Caught in a whirlwind of caffeine-induced inspiration, I veer off script [like there is one!] to tackle a topic as old as language itself—swearing. It's a candid exposé on the colourful tapestry of our verbal expressions, where I peel back the layers on the role of profanity in our daily lives. Balancing the act of raw authenticity and respecting societal norms, this episode is a no-holds-barred discussion marked intentionally for adult language. You'll journey with me through personal anecdotes, reflections on language moderation, and the delicate dance of expressing ourselves freely yet thoughtfully.

This episode isn't just about the words we choose to let fly; it's about the profound power they hold and the responsibility we carry with every syllable that rolls off our tongues. Strap in for a linguistic ride that's as informative as it is introspective.

28/01/24- ...Vietnam on Two Wheels: Johnny's Motorcycle Odyssey Part One...

Join us on a riveting auditory journey as the dauntless Johnny returns with a saddlebag full of stories from his recent motorcycle conquest of Vietnam. Rumbling from the vibrant chaos of Saigon to the serene highlands, he covers an astounding 1700 to 1800 miles. 

In today's episode, we explore the raw beauty of Vietnam's landscapes through Johnny's eyes, embracing the unpredictable thrills of the rainy season and the rugged backroads, while briefly also unveiling a touching personal revelation that showcases the pride he holds for his sons' and their love of rugby.

Rev your engines for tales that navigate more than just roads; they traverse human connection, cultural surprises, and the resilient spirit of adventure. Johnny's narration takes us on a ride from the treacherous city traffic to the misty mountain trails, revealing the contrasts and camaraderie of his epic expedition. We're talking unexpected guides, pothole dodging, and the heartwarming hospitality of the Vietnamese people. This episode is more than a travelogue; it's a testament to the power of two wheels and the endless road of life's journey.

21/01/24- Introducing Infinite Prattle! Podcast

Tune in today at 5pm GMT for the new rebranding of Stephen Speak! The Podcast...

From Season 4 the podacast will be called INIFINITE PRATTLE! Podcast...

Why the change? Well that is because I have registered as a sole trader and my StephenSpeak! logo will be used for the webite and the company which is called 'StephenSpeak! Media. Production.'

Confused, I hope not, tune in for more... I am sure I will say Stephen Speak! at some points in the podcast (and as i don't edit they shall remain! 

Cheers speak soon!

23/07/23 New episode of Season 3 now live! 

Tune in today at 5pm GMT for the new episode of Stephen Speak!  

The first episode of the new season is me chatting about what I have done, and not done in the season break!

16/07/23 Stephen Speak! ...is Back! 

This week coming (Sunday 23rd July) I return with Stephen Speak! and continue the prattle... while you wait why not check put the back catelog?

Speak with you soon!

1st July 2023- Crewe Works 180 Launch 

This week has been mostly about showing the Council what I created for the exhibition at the Crewe Heritage Centre and today (1st July) is the opening day!

Tuesday just gone was the first test of the soundscape in the exhibit space and it was really exciting to listen to it and also see peoples reaction to it.

Gladly, thus far, it has been a roaring success.  The feedback has been more positive than I could have hoped for and I am glad people are interpreting the sounds in their own way, and picking out the story I am trying to convey- pop down and see if you can too!  Details of the exhibition are in the links below as is a link to the Crewe Heritage Centre.

There will be a blog soon on the opening day and what is happening with Stephen Speak! Season 3!  Stay tuned...

Crewe Town Council site Forging History: Crewe Works 180

Crewe Heritage Website here

New Blog 21/05/23- Emerald Isle

Another blog, this time about my most recent trip to Ireland to see my mum and our lovely trip to Southern Ireland.

Check it out on the Blog page.

Season two finale...

Well who would've thought that I and you for that matter, would've gotten to a place where two seasons are coming to a close... listen to the Podcast on the 14th May to catch the season finale of Stephen Speak! and also a belated Xtra Speak! which contains some interesting Podcast updates.

Enjoy and I will see you in a couple of months in Season 3! Blogs and News will continue so please keep an eye on the Website and social media! @StephenSpeakPC

Speak soon!

New Blog 28/04/23- Show my colours

Hello check out the new blog on the website! All about the colour choices for the Podcast logos and how I came to settle on these!

4th April 2023- Exciting news

Had a meeting today about working with the Crewe Town Council, BR!L Consultancy and the Crewe Heritage Centre in creating a soundscape for a new exhibition at Crewe Heritage Centre called Crewe Works 180- celebrating 180 years of the Crewe works. Eeek! Hope I can pull this off- watch this space for announments!

The Next Conversation...

Part two of the Star Trek episode is here!  I chat to my best pal Scott once more about all things Star Trek and at one point we also do a brief musical duet! (No joke!)

The episode goes live on the 5th March at 5pm so tune in using the links 

Listen here (Buzzsprout player or here to choose your player) 

Listen to Part 1 here 

The Arctic adventure of Jonny! [Part two]

The next exciting episode of my chat with Jonny about his adventure on a £500 motorbike to the Arctic circle for charity!

We get to hear more about the amazing trip- and soem of his future trips including one that could be very special!

Listen here (Buzzsprout player or here to choose your player) 

Listen to Part 1 here 

The Arctic adventure of Jonny!

Well, I mentioned a couple of weeks back that I was all set for travelling to record an on location Podcast episode of Guest Speak! and here it is!  Well Part one anyway (part two to be released on the 19th Feb).

In this first episode of this two parter , Jonny chats about his love of bikes, his road trips, fundraising and his Arctic adventure with his pal Iain in 2022.

Listen to Part 1 here from 5pm 5/02/23

Willy Geek incoming!

Tune in today for an amazng episode (if I do say so myself) of Guest Speak!

The Guest is Steve aka Willy Geek- We talk about two of his loves, TMNT and Star Wars- with some great moments and stories from Steve.  Including the time Carries Fisher (Princess Leia!) told him to F-off!

Listen here from 5pm 29/01/23

Road Trip for the Podcast!

I have just confirmed that I will be going on a roadtrip on the 28th January to record the first on location Guest Speak!

The person: Jonny

The Subject: Motorbikes, road trips, raising charity money and one hell of an 'Arctic adventure'.  

Stay tuned!

Guest Speak is on a roll!

Well, who knew that there would be another person willingly entering the fray of the Podcasting cave so soon!

On Sunday 15th Jan at 1700hrs, my best friend Scott will be on the show.  What is the subject?  STAR TREK!  

It's a joint love, but I learn some things I didn't know about where Scott's obsession started, and we meander our way around the Star Trek universe.  

Listen to Part One here from 5pm 15/01/23.

(Part two coming March 5th)

First Guest Speak!

On the 1st January Stephen Speak will start a new era, it will be the first episode to feature a guest on the Podcast... yes I have talked about it for some time and that time is now here!

The first episode (listen here from 5pm 1/01/23) will feature Steve, a friend who has a love of collecting.  We talk about Lego and Steve's rekindled love affair with the building block toy, and using it to de-stress.  Steve explains his Pokemon collecting, and also his obsession with football (soccer) shirt collecting! 

It was a pleasure chatting to Steve check out the episode now!

New Blog!

Great news! For those that can't get enough of my ramblings and prattle... you can now read them! Yay!

Click here or click 'The Blog' in the navigation bar!  First Blog live on 10th December 2022 (there won't be a schedule for these so keep an eye on the website and social media for updates!

Enjoy!

Season 2 launches!

Great news season 2 launches on the 4th December 2022!

Join me for a slight change of format, new theme tune, new logo, and the introduction of Guests!!!

Website!

As your reading this, you have probably noticed that I now have a website!  Please browse and I will be adding new pages and features soon!

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