The Edinburgh Fringe Show

Explore the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Ewan Spence through a mix of reviews, news, and interviews.

Hosted ByEwan Spence

Welcome to the Edinburgh Fringe Show.

This BAFTA-nominated podcast is a mix of news from the biggest arts festival in the world, with interviews and reviews from the world of comedy, theatre, and music; featuring over 1000 guests since we started coverage in 2005.

Just as the Edinburgh Fringe went on hiatus in 2020, so did the Fringe podcast. The Fringe returned to a full roster for 2022, as did the podcast. Following the 2022 Fringe, we explored our extensive library of guests with a weekly showcase interview from the archives.

With Fringe 2023 here, the big show is back, bringing you the best flavour of the Fringe that we have done for nearly twenty years.

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Edinburgh Fringe Show 2022 – George Bailey and Hal Darling (Caligari)

Fin’s travelling back in time to talk to Chewboy Productions duo George Bailey and Hal Darling about their new show ‘Caligari’. How is a silent German film that’s over 100 years old still relevant to audiences today? How is music so important to protecting the story’s legacy? How does it feel when a company you started with your childhood friend ends up with a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2022 – Emo Majok (African-Aussie)

Emo Majok joins Ewan Spence to talk about his Edinburgh Fringe debut show ‘African Aussie’. He talks about how comedy has become a part of him, an immensely layered journey through life, and the power of story-telling at home and on the stage.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2022 – Previewing The First Big Weekend

Ewan and Fin Ross sit down after a week at The Fringe to talk about how this year is feeling, from the joy of returning performers, through the smaller Fringe of 2021, and on to our recommended shows from the last seven days in August at the largest Arts Festival in the world.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2022 – Amie Enriquez (Lightweight)

Fin welcomes Amie Enriquez to the podcast chair to discuss her solo show, ‘Lightweight’. How has the discourse around mental health changed over the last 20 years? What is a “debilitatingly positive attitude”? Why do we need to laugh about the scary stuff in order to normalise it?

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2022 – Tom GK (How To Record The Greatest Album Of All Time)

Can you convince an audience that you can record not just an album, but the greatest album of all time? That’s the challenge that Tom GK has set himself at the Fringe this year. Ewan sits down with Tom GK to talk about the power of song, his Wikipedia-fuelled years as a music critic, and coping with hearing loss.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2022: Fraser Scott (Land – A Scottish Musical)

Kick The Door’s Fraser Scott joins Fin Ross Russell to discuss the group’s first Fringe Festival excursion with their original musical ‘Land’. We discuss Scotland’s musical storytelling identity, how the group drew parallels between the 18th and 21st centuries and how the group developed such a unique brand of theatre.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2022 – Luca Cupani (Happy Orphan)

Italian comic Luca Cupani has always been a popular face at the Free Fringe, but in 2022 he has a one-hour tickted show called Happy Orphan, and the adventure he took when the rent ran out for mother’s grave He joins Ewan to talk about his show, his first experiences of open-mic comedy, why he looks younger now than he did ten years ago, and why Italian paperwork indirectly led to his Fringe 2022 show.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show – John Hoggarth (Brown Boys Swim)

Fin Ross Russell begins his month as the podcast’s theatre correspondent by speaking. to ‘Brown Boys Swim’ Director John Hoggarth. They cover everything there is to know about Oxford’s finest offering at this year’s Fringe including the awkwardness of adolescence, needing to see it to be it and the many faces of masculinity.

The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2022 – Aliya Kanani (Where You From, From)

First up in our Edinburgh studio is Aliya Kanani. She’s making her Fringe debut with “Where You From, From”, a stand-up show that takes you on “a turbulent journey around the world with tales of fitting in, sticking out and standing up.” As well as introducing the show, she chats with Ewan about how the Fringe feels to a Canadian, why she records every single performance, and what it means to finally bring this show to the Arts Capital of the world.