Episode 29 – Glory Days of Gold (2020 Christmas Special featuring Kevin Smith, Danny Swanson, and David Barnett)

Episode 29 – Glory Days of Gold (2020 Christmas Special featuring Kevin Smith, Danny Swanson, and David Barnett)

Welcome to Episode 29 of Glory Days of Gold, our first ever Christmas special!

Recorded across two continents, Glory Days of Gold brings you a regular dose of East Fife FC and Scottish football chat, with a splattering of interesting interviews, fun segments, and music thrown in along the way.

So what can you expect in our Christmas special? Well football chat, festive fun, Christmas music, and interviews for starters.

East Fife players Kevin Smith and Danny Swanson share some of their Christmas memories around Boxing Day matches, football related presents, and what Christmas is like in their households. Plus we find out East Fife legend Dave Clarke’s Fish and Chip condiment choice, manager Darren Young’s favourite jam, look at some of the East Fife news from the past week, and talk more Christmas presents with a footballing flavour.

Away from the football, there’s splatterings of some excellent Christmas songs and our feature interview is with the lead singer from the band The New Royal Family, David Barnett, the man behind the cult section and song that is “Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive?”, as we talk biscuits, football, music, and general nonsense. There’s even a Steve Archibald anecdote!

Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

06.02: Gurr featuring Eddie Argos – Christmas Holiday
10.03: East Fife News of the Week
17.42: The Killers – Great Big Sled
23.06: Kevin Smith’s Christmas memories
29.41: Boxing Day games
38.00: Peat and Diesel – Fairytale of Stornoway
44.13: Who Are You?
53.25: Fish and Chips – Davie Clarke
54.44: Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
60.07: David Barnett of The New Royal Family Interview
98.47: The New Royal Family – Thank Christ It’s Christmas (A New Hope)
103.43: Darren Young’s Favourite Jam
104.44: Maggot’s Christmas Fantasy
110.20: Danny Swanson’s Christmas memories
118.12: The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa
123.08: Football related Christmas presents
131.06: Halftime Oranges – Six Point Christmas

You can download and/or listen to this, and all previous, episodes of the podcast on the following services:

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