Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did

Genevieve Hassan

An unashamedly nostalgic celebrity interview podcast where entertainment journalist Genevieve reminisces with the stars of much-loved TV, movies and music of the 1980s-2000s and discovers how their lives unfolded after that thing they did. read less
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Episodes

Rozalla - aka Everybody's Free queen of rave
4d ago
Rozalla - aka Everybody's Free queen of rave
Season 6 finale! '90s dance legend Rozalla joins Genevieve to reminisce about the success of her smash hit Everybody's Free (To Feel Good).      She talks about her proud legacy of the song, foam parties, '90s fashion and reveals why Michael Jackson ran away from her on tour...      Rozalla also talks about dancing with Al Pacino, training as a beauty therapist after being dropped by Sony and how the '90s music revival tours have kept her busy ever since.      Plus she chats about her new album and the perils of one-piece catsuits!           =====       Rozalla's new album, Turn On The Light is out now. You can buy and stream digital versions in the usual places, as well as buy it on CD and vinyl from energiserecords.com. You can also catch Rozalla at a number of music festivals this year, including the Biggest Disco in Birmingham, Glasgow and Wembley in December 2024.      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop      Lotta Love courtesy of Rozalla.
Deniece Pearson - aka Five Star queen
13-12-2023
Deniece Pearson - aka Five Star queen
Deniece joins Genevieve to reminisce about her rise to fame in the '80s alongside her siblings in smash hit pop group Five Star.      She talks about growing up in the public eye as a teenager, massive shoulder pads, making history winning a Brit Award and the infamous Going Live! phone-in incident.      Deniece also opens up about the backlash the group faced after letting cameras into their mansion home and why the family moved to California to escape the press.      Plus she talks about how she's forged her own varied path outside of Five Star, her "Denaissance" and her new Chrismas single.      =====      Santa Claus is Coming is out now - you can buy or stream it in all the usual places.      You can also check out Deniece’s website for upcoming tour dates - deniecepearsonofficial.com.      Follow Deniece on X @DeniecePearson and on Instagram @msdeniecepearson      =====      If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter/X @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out how you can help at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop Santa Claus is Coming courtesy of Deniece Pearson.
Omri Katz - aka Eerie Indiana and Hocus Pocus star
29-11-2023
Omri Katz - aka Eerie Indiana and Hocus Pocus star
Omri joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame first in Dallas and then cult mystery Eerie Indiana.      He chats about Larry Hagman, preserving himself in tupperware (who could forget THAT episode!) and explains why Eerie was the most fun set he's worked on.      Omri also reveals how he feels about seeing his 15-year-old self on TV every day every October thanks to the love of Hocus Pocus and setting up fan events in Salem.      He explains why he decided to quit acting in his late teens and disappear from public view, talks about going to cosmetology school to train as a hairdresser - and why the job wasn't what he thought it would be.      Plus he talks about his passion for cultivating cannabis over the past 20 years and the challenges he's faced running a business in the industry.      =====      You can find out more about The Mary Danksters and pick up some merch at themarydanksters.store - and you can find Omri on Instagram at @dankster_omz.      If you’re in the mood to rewatch Eerie Indiana, you can stream it free on Amazon’s Freevee (US only at time of publishing).      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, you can donate to help with running costs. ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
Aled Jones - aka Walking in the Air to success
15-11-2023
Aled Jones - aka Walking in the Air to success
Aled joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame and explains how he came to sing Walking in the Air, famously associated with the classic 1982 animation The Snowman.      He chats about having to deal with constant press speculation and predictions as to when his voice would break and end his career, turning down Johnny Carson and the Queen Mother - and reveals how he ended up in Bob Geldof and Paula Yates's official wedding photos.      Aled also explains why he was relieved to retire his boy soprano career at 16, the pressure of starting an adult singing career and how he has Songs of Praise to thank for relaunching it.      Plus he relives his part in the infamous Royal It's A Knockout tournament, rubbishes claims his award-winning actress daughter Emilia is a nepo baby and chats about the latest album in his One Voice series, which sees him duet with his younger self.      =====      Aled’s latest album One Voice - Full Circle is out now and the Full Circle tour runs from March - November 2024.  More information and dates can be found on Aled's website - officialaledjones.com.      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, you can donate to help with running costs. ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop Bright Eyes courtesy of Decca/Universal Music.
Paul Young - aka Wherever he lays his hat, that's his home
01-11-2023
Paul Young - aka Wherever he lays his hat, that's his home
Paul joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame and the success of his debut smash hit album, No Parlez.      He talks about having to persuade his record company to release his number one hit, Whenever I Lay My Hat, becoming a heart-throb and crimping his hair... (it was the 80s!).      Paul also reveals why David Bowie stepped in for him at Live Aid, why he needed to step back from the music industry for a couple of years - and explains the perils of maracas.      Plus he chats about celebrating the 30th anninversary of his Tex-Mex band, Los Pacaminos, with a new album and tour.      =====    Paul and Los Pacaminos will be touring around the UK from November 2023 until March 2024, culminating with a London show at The Forge in Camden. See all the dates on their website - lospacaminos.com.      More details about Paul's current Behind the Lens UK tour and his 2024 European dates can be found on his website - paul-young.com.      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.      If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
Nigel Planer - aka Young Ones legend Neil
18-10-2023
Nigel Planer - aka Young Ones legend Neil
Nigel joins Genevieve to reminisce about making the cult 1980s British comedy The Young Ones.      He explains the origins of his character Neil, how he got involved with Band Aid and recalls some of the dangerous stunts on the show - including the time he got injured by a giant chocolate eclair!      Nigel also talks about leaving Neil behind, moving into theatre and musicals, and treats us to his Magic Roundabout voice.      Plus he chats about writing one of the first parenting books for dads, shares some of his haikus and imagines a future world that has lost all our data after a digial meltdown in his new novel, Jeremiah Bourne in Time.      **Please note there is some swearing in this episode      =====     Win a signed copy of Jeremiah Bourne in Time! Go to celebritycatchup.com/win to enter.      Nigel's latest novel, Jeremiah Bourne in Time is out now. You can find out more about the book and his poetry tour on his website - nigelplaner.co.uk      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
Season 5 Best Bits - aka Hit me baby one more time
13-09-2023
Season 5 Best Bits - aka Hit me baby one more time
Join Genevieve as she picks out some memorable celebrity guest moments from Season 5.  Hear '80s pop legend Tiffany reminisce about storming the charts with her debut smash I Think We're Alone Now, as well as Eurovision greats Bucks Fizz (or The Fizz as they're now known) reveal which Tina Tuner hit they originally recorded. '90s fans can hear from pop princesses B*Witched, Stuart Little star Jonathan Lipnicki and Rose McGowan, who talks us through her iconic death scene in Wes Craven horror Scream. While '00s lovers can reminisce with Paul Potts, the first winner of Britain's Got Talent, and Andre Royo - who shares some brilliant stories from The Wire. Plus Star Trek legend George Takei recalls his traumatic (but highly entertaining!) experience eating kangaroo penis - and hear the final broadcast interview from the godfather of TV talk shows, Jerry Springer. **Please note there is some swearing in this episode** =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
B*Witched - aka C'est La Vie pop princesses
12-04-2023
B*Witched - aka C'est La Vie pop princesses
Edele and Sinead of B*Witched join Genevieve to reminisce about the group's record breaking success in the late '90s after their debut smash hit C'est La Vie.      They talk double denim, having their own singing dolls and explain why they were shocked when they saw their first music video (don't mention the neck tattoo!).      The ladies also recall the difficult day when they received the phone call telling them they'd been dropped by their record label and the steps they took to build themselves back up again - including going back to college, becoming a reiki master and writing songs for other bands - all before reuniting in 2012.      Plus they talk celebrating B*Witched's 25th anniversary with new music and a possible tour.      =====       B*Witched's latest single Birthday is out now.      For details of where you can see them live, check out their Instagram @officialbwitched.      =====      If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.      If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.      And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.        ======      Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.     Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop      Birthday courtesy of B*Witched.
Jerry Springer - aka The Godfather of US talk shows
15-03-2023
Jerry Springer - aka The Godfather of US talk shows
** This turned out to be Jerry’s last broadcast interview before he sadly passed a few weeks later.  **      Jerry joins Genevieve to reminisce about the beginnings of The Jerry Springer Show and how it became one of the most popular, outrageous and controversial talk shows in TV history.      He explains why criticism of the show is elitist, why he's never watched an episode of the show - and talks about the infamous guest who married a horse...     Jerry also talks about his political career before her became a talk show host and recounts the time he wrestled a bear on live TV when he was the mayor of Cincinnati!  Plus he chats about being on the cover of Rolling Stone, learning about his family's tragic past, retiring and reveals his happiest moment in television.      =============        If you’d like a Jerry Springer Show fix, there’s a whole library of clips on the Jerry Springer TV Youtube channel - and if you’re in the US you can watch reruns every weekday - just go to jerryspringertv.com to find your local TV listings.  =============      If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too. If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.      =============      Produced and edited by Genevieve.     Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop