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Angry Boater with Joel Sanders

Joel Sanders used to perform in Vegas. Now he's back in London, living on a canal boat. His podcast explores the quirky and often harsh realities of life afloat. You can see the 'Angry Boater' comedy show live in Limehouse on Wed, May 29th & Wed, June 19th 2019 and at The Edinburgh Festival throughout August.
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May 1, 2019

Next 'Angry Boater' is at Limehouse Cruising Association on Wed, May 29th from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Tickets:

http://www.angryboater.com

Here's a gripping little conversation about London, widebeams, boats going too fast, boating organisations, corruption, incompetence, jealousy and other stuff.

Info on NBTA London including details re: how to contact a caseworker can be found at http://www.bargee-traveller.org.uk

Apr 2, 2019

'Angry Boater' 3 x live shows at Limehouse Cruising Association: Wed April 24th, Wed, May 29th & Wed, June 19th. 7 pm to 9 pm.

Tickets: http://www.angryboater.com

Recently, a boater in Little Venice refused to hold a rope for a single-handed, double-moored fellow boater on the grounds that, "I never let people moor against my boat! If you  followed my example, you wouldn't need my help." Later that day, having moved off unassisted, Mike Coll ended up moored alongside me in Wesbourne Park .... so we recorded this podcast about anti social behaviour on the canals. 

Mar 6, 2019

Angry Boater is back for 3 London shows at The Cruising Association, Limehouse on Wed, April 24th, Wed, May 29th & Wed, June 19th (7 pm to 9 pm). Tickets at http://www.angryboater.com

 

Many of you will recall Highlander catching fire and sinking in April 2018. Luckily, Benjamin Mercer was not on board at the time. 12 months on, he has rebuilt his life and is enjoying life back on London's waterways. We met up in Little Venice where he described what happened to him and the ramifications.

 

Benjamin Mercer is a writer who has been published in Brexit Central, Counterfire & The Salisbury Review. You can read some of his work at

 

http://www.medium.com/benjaminmercer

 

 

 

 

Jan 31, 2018

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a part of 'Laughing Horse Free Festival.' Showtimes, twice daily, from Aug 2 to 26 (not Tuesdays) at Finnegans Wake 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm & City Cafe (Ninties Room) 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm.


http://www.angryboater.com

Jasmin joins me in Limehouse to talk about all things London & boaty and I attempt to find out if she's really as nice as everyone thinks. During the interrogation, we talk London boat crime, gossip about other boaters and discover that she's "elfed" for Bob Geldof (and met Ed Sheeran). Behold...... the secrets of Jasmin.

Following the podcast, Jasmin said "Ahoy" and, before I knew what was going on, we were filming an episode of 'This Narrowboat Adventure' which is now live on Jasmin's YouTube channel. 

 

Dec 8, 2017

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a part of 'Laughing Horse Free Festival.' Showtimes, twice daily, from Aug 2 to 26 (not Tuesdays) at Finnegans Wake 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm & City Cafe (Ninties Room) 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm.


http://www.angryboater.com

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Sam Thomas has worked on the canals since the days of British Waterways.  This fascinating conversation covers a wide range of topics from dealing with a tightrope walker over Hampstead Road Lock to hand-grenades, machetes, corpses and more found on the canal bed. You'll also discover why replacing a set of lock gates costs around £80,000.

The C&RT numbers mentioned in the recording are:

Emergencies (manned 24/7): 0800 4799947

Customer Services: 03030 404040

Dec 1, 2017

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a part of 'Laughing Horse Free Festival.' Showtimes, twice daily, from Aug 2 to 26 (not Tuesdays) at Finnegans Wake 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm & City Cafe (Ninties Room) 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm.


http://www.angryboater.com

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Fresh from dealing with near catastrophe (mooring pins hammered into the concrete above electricity cables), our continuously cruising London Mooring Ranger visits for a lively discussion about suspension notices, banning boats with a home mooring from visiting London in the winter, boating groups, dealing with triple moored boats, The London Mooring Strategy and working for the Canal & River Trust.

Nov 29, 2017

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a part of 'Laughing Horse Free Festival.' Showtimes, twice daily, from Aug 2 to 26 (not Tuesdays) at Finnegans Wake 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm & City Cafe (Ninties Room) 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm.


http://www.angryboater.com

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By arrangement with Matthew Symonds & Sorwar Ahmed from The Canal & River Trust, here's the November 28th, 2017 presentation at The London Canal Museum re:  proposals for The London Mooring Strategy. 

The full 47 page report can be read here:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/refresh/media/thumbnail/34289-draft-london-mooring-stratgey.pdf

Nov 25, 2017

 

 

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, twice daily, from Aug 6th to 26th (not Tuesdays). Showtimes are 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm at Finnegans Wake and 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm at City Cafe.

 

 

In this contentious and probably libellous episode, Lindsey Hood and I discuss recent changes at Springfield Marina, Carpenters Lock, London Moorings, Newbies, cake, King Salami & The Cumberland 3, The Victoria Park Facilities, Non Return Valves, Mis-functioning Water Pumps, being buried with your pets, dancing donkeys & Broxbourne.

Despite all the talk, Lindsay did not join me for cake afterwards. I ate a chocolate & pistachio brownie - alone.

Nov 7, 2017

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a part of 'Laughing Horse Free Festival.' Showtimes, twice daily, from Aug 2 to 26 (not Tuesdays) at Finnegans Wake 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm & City Cafe (Ninties Room) 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm.


http://www.angryboater.com

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In November 2017, as I was struggling to handle a tricky mooring situation in Little Venice, another boater helped me out. This was my first meeting with Pancho. He's helpful ... and from Peru. He's lived on his boat for just 6 months. 

In this podcast, we talk about being helpful, Faith and the nature of community - online,  in London and on the waterways. Pancho talks about his best friend's suicide and how this affected his outlook. Joel talks about 2 incidents he experienced on the Hammersmith & City line this week. 

There are several references to an earlier conversation that was supposed to appear at the end of the episode but the audio file was accidentally deleted. The interesting stuff is all in this section though. 

Oct 28, 2017

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, twice daily, from Aug 6th to 26th (not Tuesdays). Showtimes are 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm at Finnegans Wake and 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm at City Cafe.

 

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Barry Ferns has been on his narrowboat for just 3 weeks. He has already had a window smashed & a solar panel stolen. 

Joel has been boating  for 7 years. Once someone knocked on his boat at 3am and ran off.

This week, they are both moored in West London.

On top of boating, Joel & Barry also have the comedy world in common. Joel was a comedy promoter from 1994 to 2012. Barry is the brains behind the Angel Comedy Club - (http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk)

Even though they'd met before, this was the first time they talked properly.

Barry has new boater questions. Joel has old boater answers. They swap their stories and discuss boats, comedy & more.

It's a fascinating conversation which, as well as covering a range of boating issues, also reveals how Joel got to perform in Vegas and stories of rubbing shoulders with comedy's elite.

Barry reminds Joel of his past but is Joel what Barry Ferns is destined to become?

 

 

Sep 14, 2017

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a part of 'Laughing Horse Free Festival.' Showtimes, twice daily, from Aug 2 to 26 (not Tuesdays) at Finnegans Wake 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm & City Cafe (Ninties Room) 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm.


http://www.angryboater.com

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Karl and his teen daughter continuously cruise on the Grand Union. He trades in crystals & fossils.

Here we discuss what it's like to live on a narrowboat when you're 13 and the challenges of getting to school without the luxury of a home mooring. We also explore what can happen when you attempt to move someone else's boat a few feet in order to make enough space for your own. It might be acceptable in London but what about elsewhere??? (spoiler alert: I tried to do this today and it didn't work out too well).

For more info on Karl & his Crystal Ship, visit his facebook page:

https://m.facebook.com/Rainbow2RainbowKingdom/

Sep 10, 2017

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, twice daily, from Aug 6th to 26th (not Tuesdays). Showtimes are 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm at Finnegans Wake and 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm at City Cafe.

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This episode centres around two recent encounters I had on the Grand Union - neither pleasant. One involved Russell Brand. The other didn't.

Aug 20, 2017

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, twice daily, from Aug 2nd to 26th (not Tuesdays). Showtimes are 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm at Finnegans Wake and 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm at City Cafe.

 

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This podcast with my oldest boating friend begins calmly enough but once we get into the subjects of licence changes, enforcement, laws vs guidance & Widebeams things become frenetic. A great episode.

 

 

Mar 31, 2017

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, twice daily, from Aug 6th to 26th (not Tuesdays). Showtimes are 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm at Finnegans Wake and 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm at City Cafe.

 

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 This episode covers a full range of London issues - the new London Mooring Strategy, banning wide beams from the capital, new mooring rings, triple mooring, waste management and loads more. 

 

Mar 20, 2017

The morning after our slightly drunken "Panic on the fleets of London" podcast, we follow up with a more sober talk. Any regrets?

 

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, twice daily, from Aug 6th to 26th (not Tuesdays). Showtimes are 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm at Finnegans Wake and 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm at City Cafe.

 

Mar 8, 2017

Few boaters are better equipped to discuss the rapidly changing face of London boating than Lindsey Hood. She has been boating for 20 years & continuously cruising into London long before hipsters were invented. This episode - frank & unguarded at times - goes deep down the rabbit hole of how boating is being ruined in the capital. We explore SOME of the current issues including new boaters, old boaters, wide beams, people with 'no double mooring' signs in their windows, boaters who ignore the law / guidelines. conflicts with residents, triple mooring, a boater in Camden who hasn't moved for a year & facebook warriors.

Feb 14, 2017

Last week, having spent 2 days searching hardware stores & plumbers merchants across East London for a few inches of 19 mm hose, I threw out an appeal on Facebook. The next day I met today's guest and now I have a working shower pump again. David has worked with boats for a  long while , is an active boater himself and his house backs onto the Hertford Union Cut. We talk about the changing nature of boating in London, new boating technicians, new boating technology and loads more.

Feb 2, 2017

John Hill - Springer Mobile Boat Mechanic - works along The River Lee. We discuss his worst customers, his 2 most amazing customers (I'm one of them), confidence & competence, good & bad mechanics plus how  & why he ended up with a restricted license.

 

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, twice daily, from Aug 6th to 26th (not Tuesdays). Showtimes are 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm at Finnegans Wake and 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm at City Cafe.

 

Jan 23, 2017

Back in my Apsley marina days, Janul aka Jan Knox was my neighbour. She had one boat then . Now she has 4. She trains new boaters, drives trip boats, spent time as the main broker for Boatshed in London and is an author too (find her work on Amazon). As if that wasn't enough, she's married to Warren from Pumpout Boat 'Picot' and her neighbour is 'Keith' - the now legendary inspiration for much of the Angry Boater show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfXmlSjebaw).

 

'Angry Boater' will be live at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, twice daily, from Aug 6th to 26th (not Tuesdays). Showtimes are 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm at Finnegans Wake and 7.25 pm to 8.25 pm at City Cafe.

 

Jan 17, 2017

This is great conversation. Amongst the psychobabble & human issues, we get into the current spate of muggings around Hackney, Johnny's time in prison, (not related to the muggings in Hackney)  more about his father and a dramatic update on Joel's latest efforts to get his pump out tank operational again. 

 

Jan 6, 2017

A full day of failed pump out attempts, boat rocking, prodding, more failed pump outs, acid, inspection hatches, sticks, organic matter & non organic matter. Limehouse to Hackney Wick to Springfield Marina. 

Jan 5, 2017

My worst nightmare. It's happening now. Here's 25 minutes of me thinking out loud.

Jan 2, 2017

How do you get your electricity? How do you keep warm in the winter? How do you heat your water? The need to give long winded explanations to Muggles is finally over. 2 words: "Johnny Diesel."

Topics covered include death, near death experiences & why this podcast almost didn't happen due to Joel's near death experience on the ramp leading down to Johnny's barge.

Some really great stories on this episode plus discussion about the hows & whys of Johnny Diesel as well as tons of meandering psychobabble.

 

New 2018 shows: 'The Angry Boater' will be live in London for 9 special Tuesday night shows at top comedy venues in Kings Cross (2 Northdown) & The Angel, Islington (The Bill Murray). 

‘The Angry Boater’ is the original, boatilicious show about what it’s really like to abandon the land for life on the water.

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….. tales of struggling to cope with life afloat in London….

….. awkward encounters with other boaters, fishermen & Russell Brand….

….. the 7 deadly questions of boating…

…… pump-outs, enforcement, boat-rage….

….. & discover how many boaters it takes to change a lightbulb.
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Top notch entertainment for boat-lovers, boat-haters & anyone who loves a great story.

“Jews DON’T live on boats!” his father warned him.

Just for once, maybe he should have listened.

Tickets & details:

http://www.angryboater.com

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Dec 19, 2016

Is boating easier if you're a man or a woman? Kit (previously Kat) Redstone has done both. A lively, informative & entertaining episode to round off 2016. 

Further details about Kit Redstone and his work at http://www.vacuumtheatre.com

 

New 2018 shows: 'The Angry Boater' will be live in London for 9 special Tuesday night shows at top comedy venues in Kings Cross (2 Northdown) & The Angel, Islington (The Bill Murray). 

‘The Angry Boater’ is the original, boatilicious show about what it’s really like to abandon the land for life on the water.

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….. tales of struggling to cope with life afloat in London….

….. awkward encounters with other boaters, fishermen & Russell Brand….

….. the 7 deadly questions of boating…

…… pump-outs, enforcement, boat-rage….

….. & discover how many boaters it takes to change a lightbulb.
_____________________________________________

Top notch entertainment for boat-lovers, boat-haters & anyone who loves a great story.

“Jews DON’T live on boats!” his father warned him.

Just for once, maybe he should have listened.

Tickets & details:

http://www.angryboater.com

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Dec 9, 2016

Tom Bier spent a year working on a coal boat in London. In this revealing episode, perhaps too candidly, he shares his experiences.

Steff Coath has worked on a hotel boat for several seasons and, like Tom, has plenty of stories to share about servicing humans on the water. They now live together at Engineers Wharf on the Paddington Arm.

Some extraordinary tales this week. No spoilers.

 

 

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