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March 27, 2014
Ep 1 - Alex Cord, Archangel from Airwolf
Welcome everybody to the first ever Retromash podcast.
Now, to be honest I never thought that I would be doing a podcast as a part of the Retromash website. I happen to have a stutter which used to be extremely bad, I wasn't able to speak in many situations, and so I really have to slow down my speech at times and and use a special breathing technique in order to speak well. I hate the sound of my own voice, but I think everyone does, and I never thought I would do a podcast. However, I was offered the chance to interview Alex Cord from Airwolf and, I mean, who can refuse that?
It really was fantastic to speak to Alex and I could have spoken to him all night. He's a fascinating man and a true gentleman, and I got so engrossed in the other interesting parts of his life that I didn't actually manage to ask him all the retro Airwolf questions that I had, which is a shame as I'd love to ask him a few more questions about Airwolf but we just ran out of time unfortunately. But I do hope that you find the whole interview interesting as I love to find out more about the people behind the characters that we love and not just ask the standard questions that they must get asked all the time.
I do also have to apologise for bits of the recording where the Skype dropped out slightly, particularly in the part around 15 mins or so when Alex was talking about having lunch with Elvis. The Skype connection was horrendous for a few moments, but I've decided to leave it in because, I mean, he's talking about having lunch with Elvis so you kind of have to leave it in! But I do apologise for the sound quality there.
I'm hoping that off the back of this one that I can interview a few other people too so stay tuned for some future podcast episodes either of people who were active in the 80s or people who are active now and involved in 80s retro somehow. But I'm an amateur podcaster, I do have a stutter and this is early days, so with that all said, I hope you enjoy the show!
Massive thanks to Alex for taking the time and being an amazing guest, and also to his UK agent Nick Wale for helping set things up.