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Great weekly discussion of the Beatles world by Beatles experts Allan Kozinn, Ken Michaels and Darren DeVivo. Send comments to thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com.

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In Episode 366 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo take up a listener’s suggestion for an unusual game: for each UK album, we each suggest one track that would have fit comfortably on the previous album, and one that would have fit comfortably on the next album. It’s not as easy as you might think – or at least, that’s what we found; your mileage may vary.

NOTE: This is an audio version of the podcast. There is also a video version on our YouTube page.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 363 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo have a brief tour of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s new exhibition, “The Beatles Get Back to Let It Be’ with Nwaka Onwusa, the museum’s VP/chief curator, and talk to Greg Harris, President/CEO, about how the exhibition came together. The exhibition, which looks at the Beatles’ January, 1969 recording and filming sessions, includes some of the instruments, clothing, lyric sheets and other items from session, as well as film from Peter Jackson’s eight-hour documentary series, ‘The Beatles Get Back.’  

NOTE: This is an audio version of the podcast. There is also a video version on our YouTube page.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

 

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With Paul McCartney about to undertake his “Got Back” Tour in the weeks before his 80th birthday, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo devote Episode 362 of Things We Said Today to assembling setlists that are a bit different from what he has traditionally done, or that include songs he has long neglected in concert.

NOTE: This is an audio version of the podcast. There is also a video version on our YouTube page.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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Things We Said Today #358 – 2021 Year-End Review

In Episode 358 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo look back at the audio, video and books released in 2021, and single out their favorites, before offering their hopes for 2022 Beatles and solo projects.

NOTE: This is an audio version of the podcast. There is also a video version on our YouTube page.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 357 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo commemorate the 20th anniversary of George Harrison’s passing with an overview of his musical contributions to the Beatles, and on his own, and a look at how he made some of his other interests part of the cultural conversation.

NOTE: This is an audio version of the podcast. There is also a video version on our YouTube page.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 356 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo offer some impressions of “The Beatles: Get Back,” Peter Jackson’s extraordinary eight-hour exploration of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions.

NOTE: This is an audio version of the podcast. There is also a video version on our YouTube page.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 355 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo interview Peter Jackson, the director of “The Beatles: Get Back” – the most anticipated Beatles project since “The Beatles Anthology,” in 1995. Mr. Jackson is also, of course, the director of the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies, and the extraordinary World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.” And true to form, the master of film epics spent no less than four hours with us. Included is lots of new information about the film and the techniques Mr. Jackson used to make it – including demonstrations of his new AI-based audio system (MAL), which goes far beyond spectral technology in separating layers of sound within a mono recording. Lots of talk as well about the Nagra tapes, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the power dynamic within the Beatles during the making of “Let It Be,” and other topics – and a number of mysteries Mr. Jackson still wants to get to the bottom of. 

NOTE: This is an audio version of the podcast. There is also a video version on our YouTube page.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 354 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo review “Lyrics,” the two-volume book by Paul McCartney (with help from the poet Paul Muldoon) has just been published. Is it really, as he has suggested, an autobiography, told through his song lyrics? How illuminating is it – and how accurate are his memories? What does it tell us – and what does it leave out? Is it a thrill or a disappointment? So many questions – but that’s what we do.

Note: This is the audio version of the podcast. There is a video version available on our YouTube channel.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 352 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo review Ringo Starr’s new EP, “Change the World,” and discuss “The Beatles: Get Back,” the new book of transcripts and photographs from the “Get Back/Let It Be” sessions that was just published to accompany the “Let It Be Special Edition” audio release and Peter Jackson’s six-hour Get Back documentary.

Note: This is the audio version of the podcast. There is a video version available on our YouTube channel.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 350 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo each choose five tracks – Beatles and solo – that they hear differently now than when they were first released.

Note: This is the audio version of the podcast. There is a video version available on our YouTube channel.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 349 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo focus on the tracks that close albums, and each identify the three best closing tracks from the Beatles canon, and their five favorite closers from all the solo albums – plus honorable mentions, so it’s really more like four or five Beatles tracks and 10 solo tracks. Note: This is the audio version of the podcast. There is a video version available on our YouTube channel.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 345 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo discuss McCartney 321, the six-part Hulu series in which Paul and Rick Rubin discuss Beatles and solo McCartney recordings, soloing tracks from the masters along the way.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In anticipation of the 50th anniversary reissue of George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo discuss the way the Beatles’ archival releases, group and solo, have evolved since “The Beatles Anthology.” (A video version of this podcast can be found on our YouTube channel.)

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 339 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo have an illuminating chat with Jerry Hammack, who recently published the fifth and final volume of his series, “The Beatles Recording Reference Manual.” Volume 5 covers “Let It Be” and “Abbey Road” albums, and part of the conversation centers on those albums, but we also have Jerry explain his approach to the series as a whole.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

 

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For Episode 336 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo imagined that EMI, in early 1964, decided to compile an album of tracks the Beatles had been playing on the BBC over the previous year, and each provided a proposed tracklist. There were no rules, although for the purpose of the exercise, they used the two double-CD sets that EMI eventually released (rather than one of the far more complete bootleg compilations) as source material, and they focused on the songs the Beatles did not record for EMI. Since this was to be a British LP, they limited themselves to 14 tracks (well… except for Darren who chose 16 on the grounds that they were so short). Here are their tracklists, and the rationale for their choices. Plus a whole lotta news items.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 335 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo speak with David Bedford, the author of several books on the Beatles, about his latest, “The Country of Liverpool.” A study of the popularity of country music in England, and particularly Liverpool (“Nashville of the North,” as it was known among British country fans), the book looks at the style’s appeal to British listeners, and its influence on the Beatles and their music. (A technical note: there is some unavoidable internet noise in the first several minutes of the show, but it eventually vanishes.)

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Episode 334 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo discuss the potential reasons why the Beatles’ albums from Pepper onward still turn up on the charts, while the earlier albums do not. Along the way, we tussle (slightly) over where the line between “early” and “late” is best drawn.

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In Things We Said Today, episode 331, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo first catch up with the flood of news that has broken over the last few weeks (we were off for a couple of weeks while Darren fought off Covid-19), and then review Paul McCartney’s latest, “McCartney III.”

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

 

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In episode 328 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo have an illuminating chat with Kenneth Womack about his new book, “John Lennon 1980 – The Last Days in the Life.”

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

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In episode 326 of Things We Said Today – the first of two collaborative podcasts with our friends at Two Legs – Tom Hunyadi and Andy Nicholes  join Ken Michaels and Darren DeVivo to discuss what we want in future archival releases from the Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. (The next episode, on Three Legs’s turf, will discuss our wants from future Paul McCartney archival releases.) And yes, Allan is still on his leave of absence to complete “McCartney Legacy – Volume One: Beyond The Beatles, 1969-73 [working title]”).

As always, we welcome your thoughts about this episode of the show or any other episode. We invite you to send your comments about this or any of our other shows to our email address thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com, join our "Things We Said Today Beatles Fans" Facebook page and comment there, tweet us at @thingswesaidfab or catch us each on Facebook and give us your thoughts. And we thank you very much for listening. You can hear and download our show on Podbean, the Podbean app and iTunes and stream us through the Tune In Radio app and from our very own YouTube page.  Our shows appear every two weeks. Please be sure and write a (good, ideally!) review of our show on our iTunes pageIf you subscribe to any of our program providers, you'll get the first word as soon as a new show is available. We don't want you to miss us. Our download numbers have been continually rising, as more people discover us and it's all because of you. So we thank you very much for your support!

 

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