Crushed by Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Crushed by Margaret Cabourn-Smith
About Crushed by Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Celebrating crushes and unrequited loves in all their intense and embarrassing glory. Margaret Cabourn-Smith chats to funny people like Sara Pascoe, Rachel Parris and Rosie Jones about the crushes they can't forget.
Hot off the presses - it's Margaret's conversation with Angela Barnes earlier this week. Angela shares some of Margaret's worst crush excesses. Beardy nerds? Check. Comedians from the 1990s? Oh yes. Angela's crushes include Kenny Everett (note for anyone born after 1979 - he was a very funny, very gay, very rude primetime ITV family entertainer. The 80s was a different time). George Michael gets a mention, as do John Lennon, and a man who once pissed her off so badly she filled his bed with Frosties while he was on a date with someone else. It's a crushed-packed 55 minutes, that's what we're saying. Don't forget to come and join the cult Substack - we post about one thing a week, so you won't be bombarded, and it gives us another way of keeping in touch if Twitter ends up in the bin. It's looking quite likely isn't it? https://crushedbymcs.substack.com/ Quick reminder of our live gig at Machynlleth on 30th April 2023 - we would love to see you there. We got some badges made, and if that won't persuade you to make the journey to North Wales, I don't know what will. Our guest Eleanor Morton, maybe? She's great, and we're very excited about finding out what her crush history is like. Tickets available here: https://machcomedyfest.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873644691 That's all the admin for this week. Til next time, Team Crushed xx
Aka, Mr Margaret Cabourn-Smith. And Happy Birthday Crushed - it's a whole year since we released the first episode. It's a special birthday episode, with Margaret put on the spot by her husband, and guest, Dan Tetsell. Dan is a writer and actor who you may have seen in everything from puppet-actor-fest Mongrels to hot-actor-fest Hollyoaks (and most recently Eastenders). He's also Margaret's husband - and the man who has to live with her crushes on a day to day basis. Is that hard? He'll let us know. They talk about his crushes - from school to screen, and the Christmas Crushed Calendar he makes Margaret every year, featuring her latest pashes. Which frankly should be merch (note to self, ask Dan how many can he make...) It's hard to believe it's been a whole year of Crushed. Thank YOU so much for listening, for supporting it, and to everyone who has left kind words on Twitter, reviews on podcasting apps or followed us on Instagram or subscribed to our bloody Substack - thank you, thank you, thank you. Honestly - it makes us feel so happy to have you with us. We have lots of plans for the show this year. Our first live date is on sale now here: https://machcomedyfest.co.uk/show/2023/margaret-cabourn-smith-crushed-by-margaret-cabourn-smith/ More to follow when we can book them in. Margaret's article looking back at the show is here: https://crushedbymcs.substack.com/p/one-year-on (Yes, it's on Substack, we're not obsessed it's just Twitter seems to be on fire at the moment, so we thought we'd better branch out). We'd love to hear from you. You can email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Or find us on Twitter or Insta @CrushedbyMCS Or sign up for the bloody Substack and then we can send you occasional emails to let you know about things like the live shows. No pressure. Til next time, Team Crushed xx
Still Game's Sanjeev Kohli is Margaret's guest this week. It's a bit of a tearjerker, looking back at Sanjeev's primary school crushes. As he says - for the first 30 years of his life, all his love was unrequited. Except for his mum. (Life was tough for a Glaswegian metalhead in the 1980s). Sanjeev and Margaret talk about first love, 1980s hedge porn, and running into your old flames at a school reunion. Admin klaxon - We have finally sorted out our first live date - head to Substack for details, we'll post a link to tickets. It's going to be very exciting. https://crushedbymcs.substack.com/ As always, you can email us at email@example.com It's a big one next time - Crushed's first anniversary. Margaret's husband Dant will be popping in to shed some light on what it's like living with someone who has so many crushes, and sharing some of his own stories from his teenaged years. Absolutely glorious. Look out for that. Til then, Team Crushed x
The magnificent Rosie Jones drops in this week to talk to Margaret about her crushes. And it's a doozy. Or should that be doozie? Please advise. Rosie is so prone to crushes that she likes to think of them like a trifle - layers of custard, cream, jam and strawberries. But no sponge fingers. We always knew she was a maverick. It's a wide-ranging episode from the deep to the dippy, with Rosie talking about having to overcome internalised homophobia and ableism to feel worth of love, and why she just can't resist a very good British actress. Who can? We had an email from Susie who heard Alison Spittle's story in episode 24 about "winning" a sweat drenched t-shirt Morrissey threw into the crowd by holding on to it with her teeth and thinks she can top it. She says - "In the late 90s I was a huge Robbie Williams fan, and kept a bottle of water from a Take That gig because it had been in the same room as him, and might have had his breath in it". If you can beat that for either optimism (surely this is not scientifically possible?!) or devotion, let us know. As ever you can email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or find our Substack at: https://crushedbymcs.substack.com/ Rosie's website is here, if you want to find out more about her, or join her mailing list. https://rosiejonescomedy.com/ Transcript here: https://www.mightybunny.co.uk/crushed-transcripts Til next time, Team Crushed x
In this episode, Margaret Cabourn-Smith interviews comedian, and little legend Alison Spittle about her crushes and unrequited loves. We don't want to say she picks badly, but Morrisey and Kanye West both get a mention. Listeners of a sensitive nature may like to know that there are frankly filthy discussions about Bob Hoskins's hairy back. Listener discretion is advised. Find us on substack or email us: crushedbyMCS@gmail.com Check out Alison's tour dates here: https://linktr.ee/alisonspittle And her podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/wheel-of-misfortune/id1525520717 And we'll leave you with some more hot Bob Hoskins action - here's that clip Margaret and Alison were talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTgqHsJ4410&themeRefresh=1 see you next time! Team Crushed x
Actress, singer, comedian, Twitter star and all round good egg Sooz Kempner is Margaret's guest this week, with crushes that manage to encompass Top Cat and Bruce Forsyth. I'd like to see that Venn diagram. Note to keen listeners - the science this week is... inaccurate, due to Margaret not counting the Vs correctly in this weeks Maths. For those of a more precise nature (as fans of Sooz's big Crush might be), the correct score is 84%, and not, as stated in the show, a measly 17%. Congratulations Sooz! Admin Klaxon We've started a Substack for the show, as a way of sharing fun bits, and a place to build a leaderboard showing which guest is scientifically most compatible with their Crush. For posterity. You can find it here: crushedbymcs.substack.com We're planning some live shows later in the year - if that sounds like the sort of thing you'd like, come and follow us on Substack as we'll announce them there first. More info will follow soon. It's free to sign up - do come and say hi! See you in two weeks! Team Crushed xx
Writer, podcaster and downright comedy legend Richard Herring talks to Margaret about how, as a teenager, being both square and smelly cost him huge. He goes on to talk about how he went out with someone he had made a shrine to on national television and the importance of dealing with his own fans' crushes sensitively.
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