We are fans talking all things U2. Your hosts are Remy and Joeri and the original podcast music is created by Sergio/LikeASong. The U2start Podcast is brought to you by U2start.com, the worlds largest U2 fansite with over 70,000 registered fans.
The origins and legendary moments of Mr. MacPhisto
1:26:15In this first podcast of 2021 we go back and forth in time talking about the famous Mr. MacPhisto. The legendary character who travelled around the globe in 1993, only to return in a somewhat different form in 2018 and 2019. We explore the origins of the character, share and listen to his most famous phone calls and we talk with U2 fan Marco, who has been dressing up as MacPhisto and even made his way on stage impersonating this devilish figure.
The 50 most amazing U2 shows: part 4, the 2010s
2:27:32In the last part of our series on the 50 most amazing U2 shows Remy, Joeri and Coen select the highlights from the huge number of shows that U2 has played during the 2010s. With five tours we had a lot to choose from so get ready for this final marathon discussing the best shows that U2 has to offer. A thank you to all fans who submitted their spoken memories and Sergio for his amazing music. A written version of the whole list with download links and more information for each show can be found on U2start.com under Originals. Enjoy part 4 of 4: U2's most amazing shows from the 2010s.
The 50 most amazing U2 shows: part 3, the 2000s
1:21:04U2 played 3 world tours in the first decade of this millennium, with quite some memorable shows. In this third part of our special series on U2's 50 most amazing shows we go through their best and most historic shows from the zeroes. As with previous episodes we have included spoken memories from fans around the world who attended these shows. Enjoy part three of four: U2's most amazing shows from the zeroes.
The 50 most amazing U2 shows: part 2, the 90s
1:26:03The 90s is considered by many to be U2's best decade when it comes to liveshows. In this second part of our special series on U2's 50 most amazing shows we go through their best and most historic shows from the nineties. Also for this episode we have included spoken memories from fans around the world who attended these shows. Enjoy part two of four: U2's most amazing shows from the nineties.
The 50 most amazing U2 shows: part 1, the 80s
1:29:21To celebrate U2's rich history we return after our summer break with a special series of 4 podcast episodes, highlighting U2's 50 most amazing shows in their career. We have selected the 50 most historic shows and Remy, Joeri and guest Coen have listened to all of them and share their stories and highlights. This special series also includes spoken memories from fans around the world who attended these shows. We kick off with part one of four: U2's most amazing shows from the eighties.
A lifetime of U2 memories with Ashley Judd
30:13Ashley Judd is known as an American actress and political activist but she has also been a longtime U2 fan and a friend of the band. In honour of Bono's 60th birthday Ashley shares with us how she became a fan, how Bono's friendship inspired her in her political activism and what birthday present she will give Bono for his 60th birthday. A lifetime of memories and anecdotes spanning more than 30 years of fandom and friendship.
An industry update and U2 anecdotes from Jake Berry
24:12Jake Berry has been working with U2 as the production director since the Elevation tour and we got the opportunity to talk with him. Times are tough for the concert industry and Jake tells us what's happening and what the future might look like (spoiler: hopeful). Working with U2 for so long means many great memories and stories and Jake shares some of those with us for this special podcast episode.
How U2 keeps us sane in times of insanity
1:23:13While a third of the world is in lockdown we get together remotely with friend of the show Jaime from Florida. We talk about the things that keep us sane in insane times: the U2 Experience film and how this film ranks against other U2 live releases, what are highlights from these olders films worth watching again? We also talk about U2start's Original on Bad, for which Remy listened to more than 500 versions of Bad. Why would anyone ever do that?
Playing U2 Music, U2’s Musical Evolution
1:35:04This episode is all about music. We talk about playing U2's music at home and U2's musical evolution. Longtime U2start crew member Sergio is our guest, Sergio has been singing and playing U2's music since he was a little boy and can tell you everything about chords, notes and guitars. Does Edge actually need as many guitars as he uses on stage? What goes on in the underworld on stage? And what song does U2 initiate when Edge holds his finger on the D minor? Whut?! Listen and find out!
Talking U2 and Music with High Flying Bird Jessica Greenfield
1:04:54High Flying Bird member Jessica Greenfield takes us through her career with focus on her role in Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and being part of U2's support act on The Joshua Tree tour. We talk about Jessica's musical inspiration, touring, The Joshua Tree tour, working with Noel Gallagher and about The Kondoors, the musical duo she forms with her husband. We also hear a great story from Brisbane last year, when Jessica and others were invited to see a movie in the cinema together with U2.