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Ray’s Rants back to the 1960s 1970s 1950s in the UK Great Britain. Entertaining and fun. British music scene, Jimi Hendrix The Rolling Stones. The English pubs and clubs, Watney’s Red Barrel beer, Babycham, Cherry B the night life. The cars, the workplace, television and pirate radio. England. Schools back in the early days. 60s fashion and clothes, flairs and miniskirts. London, Caroline, Luxembourg. Mini cars skirts. Holiday in caravan, Butlin’s
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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 ...
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Wild Blue Yonder: A Novel of the 1960s

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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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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to the new series! In the 60s guys started to wear their hair long. It was the fashion, it was rebellious, and it was very bad for barbers. Sometimes, it was even dangerous to have long hair. I just couldn't keep this episode under my hat any longer! Thanks for listening! You can contact me on facebook www.childintim…
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Back in the 60s, many people who had left school were keen to go back to college to learn a trade. Women wanted to learn secretarial skills such as typing and shorthand. Men could learn bricklaying, car mechanics or many other trades. It was a great way to become qualified. Please, join me this Sunday.…
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In this episode, Tricia and I visit the RSPB reserve at Pulborough in West Sussex. Visit their website here. Also, what were pubs like back in the 1960s? Were they just boozers? Or, were they an integral part of the community? Plus, remembering the old record shops, hiding money beneath the mattress... Please, join me this Sunday.…
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Do you remember the great storm of 1987 here in the UK? What a shock it was! The National Grid sustained heavy damage, leaving thousands without power. It was astonishing that the weather reports failed to predict a storm of such magnitude. Old names, new names, double-barrelled names—how many Christian names do you have? Are you known by your firs…
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The search for three missing civil rights workers continues; departing Ambassador Lodge sees progress in Vietnam; Sen. Edward Kennedy recovers from a deadly plane crash; new requirements on cigarette packaging; Jim Bunning pitches a perfect game. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein. Support this project on Patreon!…
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Who remembers the iconic Hoovermatic Twintub washing machine? A staple in British homes during the 1960s, it was incredibly popular. And what about the Rolls Dishwasher that perched on the kitchen draining board? Join us this Sunday as we take a nostalgic journey through household and other items of the past that have since disappeared! Also, I’m c…
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Who remembers the iconic Hoovermatic Twintub washing machine? A staple in British homes during the 1960s, it was incredibly popular. And what about the Rolls Dishwasher that perched on the kitchen draining board? Join us this Sunday as we take a nostalgic journey through household and othetr items of the past that have since disappeared!…
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What is traditional English food? Dishes like bubble and squeak, meat and two veg, toad in the hole, shepherd's pie and fish and chips come to mind. In this episode, Tricia chats about classic English meals, going all the way back to World War II. Not that we were around back then! Also in this episode, people opening their houses as shops in the o…
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Remember the joy of school holidays in the old days? Six glorious weeks of summer freedom! Imagine if we had mobile phones back in the 50s and 60s. How would we have reacted to social media? The days before computers, what did the banks do? What did the tax office do? Everything was written is huge books called ledgers. Imagine the work! Join me th…
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Live Your Life! Live and let live. In other words, let people get on with their lives and you get on with your life. Don't interfere with or poke your nose into other people's business. Punishing children. What are your thoughts on spanking kids? Also, kids in pubs. Should children be allowed into pubs? Please, join me this Sunday for a good old mo…
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In this episode, we review our 10th and 9th-ranked films of 1964, “The Naked Kiss,” a neo-noir directed by Samuel Fuller, and “That Man from Rio,” a French adventure-comedy directed by Philippe De Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac. Support this project on Patreon!Joe Rubenstein által
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Hi, I’m pleased to announce that my new website, raysrants.info, is now live! Check it out to explore a collection of photos and video clips from my recent travels. Many of you have been asking to see pictures from the various places I’ve visited so, I hope you’ll enjoy what I’ve shared. I'll be adding more so do visit the page regularly.…
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History, whether global or personal, can be either boring or fascinating. In this episode, I discuss the mistakes we've made in our personal histories and whether we've learned from them. I also talk about the history of London trolley buses, trams, diesel engines, trains, the pipeline from the Isle of Wight to France, and much more. Join me for a …
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Dinosaurs roamed the Earth 66 million years ago! What's that got to do with the 1950s? Not a lot. Alfresco, BBQs, eating outside... that wasn't a thing back in the 1950s and 60s. But it's very popular these days. Join me this Sunday for a chat about anything and everything.Ray’s Rants UK által
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Send us a Text Message. This is the Question and Answer episode to complete series 2. There are lots of interesting questions, plus some exciting news! Series 3 is on its way. Thanks for listening! You can contact me on facebook www.childintime.life (2) Scott Watson | Facebook Instagram www.instagram.com/scott9999x…
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In this episode, on this beautifully sunny weekend, I recall a few stories from the 1960s. PLUS! A recording of a well known DJ on a well known radio station in 1973! This snippet will bring memories flooding back for many of you. Those were magical radio days. Please, join me this Sunday.Ray’s Rants UK által
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The summer has arrived! Probably only for a day or two... No, I mustn't be negative. The weather is beautiful. Holidays in Britain in the old days were great. The roads were clear, no potholes, driving was lovely... Did you go to Spain for your holidays back in the 70s? English fish and chips, English beer... You'd think we were back home!…
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Adultery in the 1950s? Perish the thought! Did people lie and cheat on each other back in the old days? Two-timing, deceit, lies... Not in the good old days, surely? Join me this Sunday and we'll find out. Also in this episode, Carnaby Street in London, local shops, landline phones, sound effects and more!…
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Welcome to another Midweek Message. I've had a great deal of positive response about the Nurse Diane Interview so, I might try and set up more interviews. Thanks for all your emails, keep them coming. The weather here has turned colder... there's a surprise! But, we have a wall of heat of the way! Whatever that is!…
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In this episode I welcome Diane, my sister-in-law, into the studio. She's a retired nurse and she chats about her days working in hospitals and a GP's surgery. The operating theatre, the wards, the matron, a nursing school, sticking needles in people, giving patients alcohol... Please, join me for a very interesting chat with Nurse Diane this comin…
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Some people have all the luck, some people have all the fun. Luck plays a big part in some people's lives. You have to be in the right place at the right time, but some people are elsewhere at some other time. Please, join me for a chat this coming Sunday about lucky and unlucky people.Ray’s Rants UK által
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Living alone doesn't suit everyone. You get home after work and there's no one there, you wake up alone at the weekend, there's no one to share life with... However, some people wouldn't have it any other way. Was living alone in the 60s was any different from living alone today? Please, join me for a chat this coming Sunday.…
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Fashion has changed considerably over the years. Not only clothes but, hair. In the 60s, most of us lads had long hair. So did the girls. There was Twiggy’s side-parted pixie cut. The smooth short bob with bangs. For men there was the Afro, the long layered, the Boston and even the crew cut. Please, join me for a look back at fashion and hair over …
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