It’s been a few months now since we released our last podcast, in which among other things we announced that we would soon be starting a new series reviewing all the kings and queens of Scotland from Kenneth MacAlpin to James VI. However, as you may have noticed, we have not yet started said series and many of you have asked when we will be doing so. So…
Partly this is because the Ali half of the podcast has been insanely busy helping to launch the new Germany: Memories of a Nation exhibit at the British Museum (more details available here) and so has more or less been living there for the last couple of months. Think The Night at the Museum with Ali in the Ben Stiller role exclaiming “Crikey Moses!” whenever a Volkswagon Beetle starts talking to him and that’s pretty much it.
In addition, long-time listeners will recall that a little over a year ago the Ali half of the podcast had a rather nasty cycling accident (as revealed here – though to summarise in three words: face>ground>splat). Thankfully, all the kings horses and all the kings men were able to put Ali together again (also some pretty impressive work by surgeons helped out here) and he was able to continue podcasting after a few months. In fact, he’s now recovered so well that he’s able to start having a bit more surgery to finish off the job. However, this will mean that he’s going to be out for a bit recovering from this, after which we’re getting into the Christmas period when even the Graham half of the podcast tends to be busy doing things other than researching the next podcast.
So, basically the message is that we are still going to be doing the Scottish monarchs but this might not be until December or January – once Ali is on the mend, the festive season is over and we’ll have time to get started properly. However, fear not because there will still be Rex Factor stuff to enjoy. I’m going to be blogging more regularly on this website, so please do follow us and keep coming back to see new articles and features here, and once Ali is back on the mend we’ll see if there’s anything else we can provide before we start on the Scots in earnest.