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Leeds, what do you do? Tell me about it

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I want to start publishing Volume 2 as soon as possible but I also want to make sure that I have at least 12 episodes set up before publishing the first episode of volume 2. I don’t want to release irregularly and sporadically as I want there to be consistency and regularity for the listeners. The original plan was to be recording 100 interviews a year so I’m 90 behind schedule after last year!!

I’m not too worried though. I had of course anticipated that I would have to build up to that level but, I had expected to be somewhat further ahead by now. Oh well! It is what it is. So this year it would be great to be able to go weekly with the show but we’ll have to see how it goes. If I don’t get any guests, listeners and/or Patreons (or even food, power or breathable air) then obviously things won’t get any easier for the show, but let’s see what does happen shall we?

Click here for more details and to apply to be on the show.

Trailers Galore


So we have an audio trailer:


A YouTube video:

And a Vimeo


Launching in SPRING 2021

Muck 4 Brass

Muck 4 Brass is a series of pulpy audio fictions from Leeds based creators. Whether it’s soppy or gruesome, fantastic or horrifying, thrilling or thought provoking it’s all genre based original fictions that are born and bred in Leeds. The intent is pulp but that doesn’t mean that your shiny artistic gem won’t shine out in the muck and perhaps even get you some brass!

If you’re from or you’re based in Leeds and you’ve got a short tale that you’d like to hear published in an audio format then get in touch now. You’ll need to be happy to have it appear in a series alongside other tales of varying quality and perhaps even taste.

Muck 4 Brass

If you would like to contribute stories or talent to this show click here

Or email :

makemypod@western-studios.com Using the subject line Muck 4 Brass

also in 2021


Doorways is an original urban fairy story set in Leeds using popular genre characters and tropes and taking place during the great Lockdown of 2020. This series is currently in development.

Doorways is interested to hear from actors and musicians for this project


The inevitable doomwatch content podcast about our infuriating politics, stress inducing culture wars and general jaw dropping stupidity. You might laugh, you might cry, but hopefully you’ll be listening to it as you’re happily doing something worthwhile that you’ve been inspired to do more of by all this endless hideousness.


Have you got an idea for a podcast? Email makemypod@western-studios.com and let’s get it made!

A New Flyer – Prices for Charities and Committee Groups

I have a got a new flyer with prices for Leeds based or focussed charities and community groups.

Contact me if a service you want isn’t listed here or if you’d like to discuss any further price options.

Mini Update

Okay friends,

So I have refined my overall business pitch slightly (still a long way to go on that though) and I am working towards updating and redesigning the website, building out my contact list, creating original marketing content and so on and so on…

This business is all just me. It might not look like anything is actually going on from the outside but, I assure you it is. I guess I’m really still just at the germination stage of this seed, so it will take a little while longer before being able to actually notice any green shoots peaking through the soil of the Leeds business landscape.

The site will look better soon, promise! I’m just operating on very little capital atm. Which is fine. No, really it is. (No, really. It’s fine. FINE!) Western Studios will survive, my overheads are low enough. Then again my current only income source is also very low. 😐 I am certainly time-rich though, which is not the same as being motivation-rich. Again, I’m working on motivation too and I know myself well enough to know that as I start to feel more and more like I am actually making some headway with this thing then the more I will feel encouraged to keep going with it and to go harder at it. So, this is just to say to anyone who may be interested enough to look that things are happening here. Really! Just you wait and see. This time next year Rodders, we’ll have a million listeners! ;p




So the site is going to go through some changes, things are happening! No point saying anything yet as no-one is reading any of this yet.

Volume 2 – coming soon

I have been laid low for a few weeks with toothache so have not been able (or inclined) to do too much recently. I will be back to doing more work on this but, I’m not not going to be over doing it. There is no rush after all. I am looking forward to Volume 2 and am currently looking for new guests. I am still awaiting sign off from some of the Volume 1 guests but, obviously, with the latest crisis they’re not in any rush to come back to me and I don’t see any need to hassle them. Their episodes are done and they will be released when they are released.

Quick Update

I will be reposting the first 2 episodes with new intros and some music added and also dropping the next few episodes shortly. I will also be adding show notes to the eps and making a bit more effort on the promotion front. I am struggling slightly with getting these done at the moment, but I will get them out as soon as Simonly possible. Not that anyone is bothered (other than me) or even reading this yet. But, whatever, just in case, right?


Coming Soon!

Wanted: Podcast Interviewees, Local Sponsors and Advertisers

I have begun a project interviewing Loiners on the subject of work and employment which I will be publishing as a new podcast series in 2020. I am looking for further volunteers to take part in the show going forward and I am also extremely interested to hear from Leeds businesses looking for marketing opportunities. If you are or you own a Leeds business and you need new marketing space email your proposals to westernstudios.workinghours@gmail.com using the subject Podcast Marketing.

If you want to be on the podcast or you would like to but you need some further information then email me at westernstudios@protonmail.com using the subject Working Hours. The podcast will only identify your first initial and your occupation (unless otherwise requested) and your interview will not be published without your written consent to its release. The interviews themselves are an informal recorded chat and they generally last around 1hr to 90 minutes.