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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 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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In Episode 360 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo discuss the often-overlooked “Yellow Submarine” album and the 1999  “Yellow Submarine Songtrack” expanded remix. We also, in light of the delay in the release of “The Beatles: Get Back” DVD/Blu-ray, pass along Peter Jackson’s advice that we let Disney and Apple know that we want bonus material on such a release. Here are some relevant addresses, as well as a link to an online petition:

To email Disney:  TWDS.Global.Communications@disney.com

To catch their attention on Twitter, include @DisneyPlus, @disney and @thebeatles in your Tweet. (Disney’s Facebook pages don’t allow for messages, public or private.)

In social media, use the hashtag #TheBeatlesGetBack

To send Apple snail mail, write to Jeff Jones, Apple Corps, 27 Ovington Square, London, England SWW3 1JL.

The petition: https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-the-beatles-get-back-extended-cut?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_32233916_en-GB%3A6&recruiter=1251097143&recruited_by_id=60186320-83ab-11ec-926e-91f788da4087&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial&share_bandit_exp=initial-32233916-en-US

AND, for further discussion of Yellow Submarine, check out our interview with Dr. Bob Heironymus and Laura Cortner, authors of  “Inside the Yellow Submarine” and “It’s All in the Mind”:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mimPhQnvxms&t=182s. Ken also interviewed them on his Ken Michaels Radio YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlQqu5ntbF4&t=996s and he spoke with Bruce Spizer and Al Sussman about Bruce’s latest book, “Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ZJOmByEtA&t=602s 

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 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 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 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 341 of Things We Said Today, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo offer an overview of the Plastic Ono Band box set, a stunning project - six CDs, two Blu-rays and a hardbound book, as well as a larger book available separately - that shows how archival releases should be done.

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 332, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo offer an appreciation of John Lennon’s and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” on its 40th anniversary. (Okay, okay, we're a couple of months late -- the show was first postponed when when Darren got Covid, and then because of "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 327 of Things We Said Today – Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo celebrate John Lennon’s 80th birthday (on October 9) by reflecting on how Lennon and his music influenced them.

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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In this episode, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ breakup by looking at the first singles each of the former Beatles released, with as much arcane information about each as we could think of. 

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 this first episode of 2020, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo look back at what they considered the Beatles-related highlights of 2019 and discuss what they hope to see in 2020.

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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The assignment this week was to each select the best year – whether for recordings, live appearances or other aspects of their careers – collectively for two or more of the former Beatles. That is, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo each chose a single year that they regard as the best for the solo (former) Beatles. Which, as it turns out … well, hear for yourselves!

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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This week, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo discuss the September 1969 meeting at which the Beatles planned a possible future – and at how and why everything unraveled less than two weeks later.

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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This week, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo each pick a solo album that they had some reservations about – or in some cases, actively disliked – when it was released, but have come to appreciate over the years. Plus news, of course – and Darren’s overview of the Abbey Road listening session he attended in New York.

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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This week, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren DeVivo commemorate the 50th wedding anniversaries of Paul and Linda (March 12, 1969) and John and Yoko (March 20, 1969), and ruminate on what Linda and Yoko – two uncommonly strong women - brought to the relationships.

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 each week 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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This week, Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Steve Marinucci welcome author Jude Southerland Kessler, who talks about her brand new book, "Should Have Known Better," and the life of John Lennon. 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 just about every week. Please be sure and write a (good!) 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. And thank you very much for your continued support. Our download numbers have been continually rising each week as more people discover us and it's all because of you! So we thank you very much for supporting us.

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This week, Allan Kozinn, Ken Michaels and Steve Marinucci discuss the history and significance of Apple Records on the label's 50th anniversary. The show was inspired, in part, by Allan Kozinn's article on the label for Beatlefan magazine. 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 just about every week. Please be sure and write a (good!) 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. And thank you very much for your continued support. Our download numbers have been continually rising each week as more people discover us and it's all because of you! So we thank you very much for supporting us.

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