Hefty Tomatoes

A short sharp dose of vinyl grooviness! Hefty Tomatoes is a half-hour podcast of records and chat. Basically I play great music on vinyl and try to tell you a little about the songs. Sometimes there are guests who bring along a bag of records to share with us. You can see a rogue’s gallery of guests below. Fresh ones every second Sunday.

The story so far

I started Hefty Tomatoes as a spin off to the blog. I’d been kicking the idea around for ages. I wanted to do a podcast talking about particular songs, more chatting about them than playing them. A few years later that evolved into something a little different and probably better. Launched in 2016, for the first year there was one episode a week for 52 weeks without a break. That was hard work and a crazy commitment. Now in its second year, Hefty Tomatoes is uploaded every two weeks. As a rule of thumb, the podcast alternates between guest episodes and me on my own.

Stream online

You can catch up on all the previous episodes here and there are examples embedded below. Here is the archive link: www.mixcloud.com/OldRope

FAQ: As royalties are paid for the music played via a special streaming licence, sadly the podcast cannot be downloaded. But is is easy to listen to on Mixcloud and they have their own app too. If you sign up you can get notifications when the next episode is online, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


Be a guest

If you’d like to be a guest on Hefty Tomotoes please contact Old Rope.

Gallery of Guests

Here are pics of some of the people who’ve appeared on the podcast. Click each photo to expand and open the gallery.

Old Rope participates in other podcasts (click to read more)