Simon Caine is a stand-up comic, writer and podcast host who we've been trying to pin-down for about a year now. He was kind enough to find time to talk to us in a field, during the Cambridge Comedy Fringe Festival. We chat about how to accessorise like a pirate, our personal ideas of hell and favourite musicals / show-tunes.

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Simon Caine hosts 2 podcasts of note (with others on the horizon) - Ask The Industry is a show which does exactly that. Simon interviews guests who work within the comedy industry and plumbs the depths of their knowledge on the subject. A great listen if you aim to work in comedy, with a lot of transferable info for other industries, (more info). The Audio Time Capsule is a podcast in which Simon records performers answer questions left by their past selves, edited to sound as if they're interviewing themselves, (more info).




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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

Artwork by Lauren Garnett.

You can find her on Facebook, and visit her Etsy Store.

Music by Liam Taylor.

The Conversation Hat is a Stabbed Panda Production.