In September 2006, MusicalTalk established itself as an independent podcast for musical theatre, with the aim of educating and entertaining listeners, MusicalTalk has attracted many renowned and illustrious guests. In December 2006, we received the accolade of podcast of the week in the The Times. The long list of guests includes Alan Menken, William David Brohn, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Stephen Schwartz, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton, Alan Rickman, Marc Shaiman, William Finn, Stiles and Drewe, Millicent Martin, Run Huussman, Julian Fellowes, Summer Strallen, Jeff Marx, Gerard Alessandrini, Stephanie J. Block and Richard Thomas.
The quality of our interviews and commentary has helped the podcast reach the top of the iTunes chart for theatre podcasts. As well as its bustling guest list, the show also discusses a wide range of subjects relevant to musical theatre such as the realities of life in musical theatre, reviews of the latest shows both on tour and in the West End, and analysis of composers past, present and future.
The show has an array of both regular and guest presenters who present both from its London studio as well as, on occasion, on location. Originally presented by Nick Hutson and Andy Edwards the show was joined in early 2007 by Tim Saward and Thos Ribbits who are among the most regular presenters.