This week The Rider are overjoyed to be joined by Baltic Fleet's Paul Fleming. Baltic Fleet won the GIT Award a few years back and Paul is one of Liverpool's most exciting artists. The album The Dear One has elicited all sorts of mainstream praise and is one of the best records of the year so far.

In short he is a proper grown-up.

Though he doesn't seem to go the tip as often as we would like.

We play something from The Dear One, Paul picks two of his favourite things of the year so far and Neil, Steph and John all have their own belters to play plus an exclusive play of new band Lilium's first single.

Talk of the weekend, The XX and Leonard Cohen as well.

It's a great show. They are great songs. The Rider - everything you need for a balanced diet.

A Tribe Called Quest - We The People
Giggs - Lock Doh
Lillium - Disappear
Illum Sphere - The Journey
Baltic Fleet - Tuns
Lorenzo Senni - emotiva1234
The XX - Hold On
Bearson - One Step at a Time (Feat. Natalola)
C Duncan - Wanted to want it too
Arborist - I Heard Him Leaving

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Last week we released an edition of our 'Back Page' show which dealt with the boycott of the Sun newspaper and the debate around how far the boycott should stretch, the issues around it and the increasingly blurred lines that exist in regards to what is just, right and respectful.

After much feedback around the show from our subscribers, we have decided to release it in the place of the week's main show.

Gareth Roberts is joined by James McKenna, Paul Cope and Neil Docking to talk about Liverpool’s boycott of The S*n. Have lines become blurred? Is the focus in the right place? Is anger directed at the right people and organisations?

Direct download: PODCAST141116.m4a
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For a special Citytalk show looking at Mental Health issues both in sport and outside of it Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons are joined in the studio by Mark Boyns of Opening Up Cricket. Mark has been using sport as a way of addressing the causes of illnesses for a number of years now.

On the phone the three are joined by Luciana Berger MP, Stan Collymore and Ronnie Irani.

This is an Anfield Wrap show which isn't about The Reds and we hope you will share widely with your friends whoever they support, even if they support no one.

Huge thanks to everyone for speaking frankly and openly and giving up their time.

Samaritans: A free helpline for those in need, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Number: 116 123

Mind: A charity that can provide free counselling to those who need
it, anyone can refer themselves to Mind, without having to be referred
by their GP.
Number: 0300 123 3393

CALM: Campaign Against Living Miserably, a resource aimed at men with
mental illness. Their helpline is open 5pm-midnight 365 days a year,
and their website is full of brilliant articles and videos.
Number: 0800 58 58 58

Papyrus: A charity with a mission to reduce the rate of suicide among
young people in the UK. Call their HOPELine if you ever need advice or
Number: 0800 068 41 41

7 Cups of Tea: An online chat resource for anyone who wants to talk,
but would prefer not to do it on the phone.
Website: 7Cups

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The Rider this week sees Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Stephanie
Heneghan be joined by Steve and Vicki from The Mono LPs - the
brilliant Liverpool rock n roll band with a cello.

They have a new album out called States Of Decay and they talk about
that process and those songs on the show.

Elsewhere they also pick something they like from the last few years.

Neil, John and Steph talk a lot about John's house, all the weekend
talk and the joys of being triple A.

All you need. The songs? The business. We always say that and we are right to...


Adam Vida - I'm Juiced (Tommy Pickles)
Leikeli47 - Money
Moire - Lost You (ft DRS)
April - Open Mind
Mono LPs - Love and Hate
Bloody Death Skull - Betsy's Back
Chemical Brother - C-H-E-M-I-C-A-L
Mono LPs Second Song
rRoxymore - Organ Smith
Rat Boy - Lovers Law

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Liverpool smashed Watford by SIX goals to ONE to put the Reds top of the table and joining Neil Atkinson to talk through the glory on a heavy headed Monday are Rob Gutmann, Karl Coppack and Melissa Reddy.



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