2Legs: A Paul McCartney Podcast

Tom Hunyady and Andy Nicholes


A podcast dedicated to the solo career of Paul McCartney. Hosted by Tom Hunyady and Andy Nicholes.

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138 episodes

”Stuck Inside These 4 Walls” (Episode 2)

YouTubers, MeanMrMayo and BeatleyTone join us for the 2nd Installment of the series "Stuck Inside These 4 Walls" where we ask each other 4 rounds of Beatles/Solo hypothetical questions and opinions.  

1h 29m
Mar 26
2Legs 2023 Fest Schedule

Tom and Andy will be appearing at the 2023 Fest For Beatles Fans next week! They will be on several panels and we inform our fans/listeners where and when. Can't wait!

Mar 25
Episode 199: Macca March Madness 2023 (Final Rounds)

Which Macca songs will make it to the Elite 8/Final Four/Championship! 

Mar 21
Bonus Interview: The Music Of Paul McCartney (Carnegie Hall Tribute Concert)

Joan Borelli joins us once again for an instant reaction to last nights concert at Carnegie Hall, a tribute show called "The Music of Paul McCartney" which featured some well known acts, and some not so well known. Joan, the superfan was kind enough to give us a nice recap.

Mar 17
Episode 198: March Macca Madness 2023! (Rounds 1-2)

Our First Ever March Madness Tournament but with Macca songs! Join us at 1PM EST as we go through the first round of songs and 4 regions. Will there be any upsets? Join us and see and play along with us!

1h 22m
Mar 15
Top 101 Macca Song Countdown Volume 2 (80-61)

A new month and as usual we drop a YouTube only series on the audio end for our loyal audio only fans.  Here's the second episode of the Top 101 Macca Song countdown which premiered on October 13th, 2021.

1h 12m
Mar 05
Episode 197: ”Paul and The Hall”

Macca and the Hall of Fame. This week, with Andy back to almost 100% we discuss Paul's association with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. From his non-appearance at the Beatles induction in 1988, to his own in 1999. We discuss his speeches for others, (John in 1994, James Taylor in 2000, Ringo in 2015) as well as his own. We've also included all the speeches as well. One thing we can agree on - talking publicly in front of "the establishment" is something that isn't easy for our kid. It seems though by 2015 with Ringo's he got a bit more comfortable. We also discuss Record Store Day 2023, and other upcoming releases as well as Paul's recent appearances at the Super Bowl and his appearance at Yale for a discussion on "The Lyrics" book. What are your thoughts on Paul and his relationship with the HOF? Does it matter anymore? 

1h 27m
Feb 25
Episode 196: Paul and Yoko

On what co-incidentally happens to be her 90th Birthday today, a topic we have yet to tackle on 2Legs. The sometimes frosty, sometimes warm relationship between Paul and Yoko. Joining Tom this week (Andy was down for the count with bronchitis) is Ms. Madeline Bocaro. Author of the book "In Your Mind: The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono". We feature several video/audio clips throughout the episode, (the 1986 Q Interview) and others. Thank you Madeline for a great discussion! Please keep your comments civil and respectful. https://madelinex.com/ https://madelinex.com/ Madeline's Book

1h 21m
Feb 18
Episode 195: ”The Lost Single” (with Dr. Kit O’Toole)

The Queen of All Beatles Media joins us on 2Legs once again! Kit O'Toole, who has been on our show many times (and was our first ever guest) joins Tom and Andy for a discussion on a Macca song and potential single that was scrapped at the last minute but plans were in the works for it to be released! What song is it? Tune in! After you listen/watch, let us know do you agree that it was wise to scrap it or should it have been released? Kit, if you didn't already know, (but probably should) is the author of 2 books: Songs We Were Singing: Guided Tours Through The Beatles' Lesser Known Tracks (12 Par Publishers) and Michael Jackson FAQ (Backbeat) Busy and exciting times for us Beatles/Paul Fans. Stay "Tuned In" to 2Legs for all relevant news! Kit's Adult Education Class at Monmouth University https://www.monmouth.edu/mca/event/roots-of-rock-n-roll-part-iv/2023-04-13/ Kit's Website http://www.kitotoole.com

Feb 11
Bonus Episode! New Wings Documentary (with Mitch Axelrod)

Saturday night 2/4/23,  MPL announced that a brand new documentary tentatively titled Man On The Run, will be released in 2024 and Directed by Morgan Neville.  Busy week of Macca News and we were joined by Mitch Axelrod (Co-Host, Fab 4 Free 4 All Podcast) to discuss this upcoming and exciting release.

Feb 06
101 Macca Songs Countdown (Volume 1) (101-81)

Since we finished the "Ranking The Tracks" series, we bring to you audio only faithful, a series we did in the Fall of 2021 on YouTube titled "Top 101 Macca Songs Countdown" where each week we ranked our Top 101 Paul songs of all time. Solo Wings everything.  This was very popular on our channel.  There was 5 installments.  So this will run the first Saturday on the audio portion of our show for the next 5 months (first Saturday of each month).  We hope you enjoy it!   Tom and Andy 

Feb 04
”Stuck Inside These 4 Walls” (New Monthly Show)

The premiere of a new monthly series featuring 4 Beatle YouTubers/Podcasters. Tom and Andy are joined by Joe, (MeanMrMayo) and Tony (BeatleyTone's Beatles Channel) for the first installment of a series we've called "Stuck Inside These 4 Walls" which we plan to be done monthly. We ask 4 Questions and kick it "Around The Horn". Topics can range from collecting habits, or anything related to the Fab Four and their solo careers. Thanks to Joe and Tony for agreeing to come on and do this with us!

1h 22m
Feb 01
Episode 194: ”Top 10 Pre-Pepper Paul Tracks”

We decided to tackle some Beatle era Paul for this week's show. As news was slow last week (we recorded this before the book announcement) we felt that discussing some Beatle Paul songs was a fresh idea. With a caveat. Paul's Beatles tracks from 1967 and on are so richly (and deservedly) celebrated, this week we name our Top 10 Pre-Pepper Paul songs between 1962 and 1966. This can include covers as well. We left out a few "biggies" and also included some you probably wouldn't have included. As Tom mentioned "It's our list. As of now." Ours and I'm sure yours is always subject to change. What's Your Top 10 Pre-Pepper Paul? We will likely do a "Blue Album" version of this in the near future. :) Happy Weekend 2Legs Faithful

1h 9m
Jan 28
Bonus Episode: ”1964: Eyes Of The Storm” (New Book Annoucement)

Well it didn't take long for Paul to drop an announcement for a new book release.  1964: Eyes Of The Storm will be published on 13th June 2023 featuring 275 photos taken by Paul between late 1964 and early 1964 when The Beatles arrived in the US.  Full Press Release: In 2020, an extraordinary trove of nearly a thousand photographs taken by Paul on a 35mm camera was re-discovered in his archive. They intimately record the months towards the end of 1963 and beginning of 1964 when Beatlemania erupted in the UK and, after the band’s first visit to the USA, they became the most famous people on the planet. The photographs are Paul’s personal record of this explosive time, when they, The Beatles, were inside looking out and were the ‘Eyes of the Storm’.  In a new exhibition and book, Paul will present his photographs from the six cities of these intense, legendary months – Liverpool, London, Paris, New York, Washington, D.C. and Miami – and many never-before-seen portraits of John, George and Ringo. ‘Anyone who rediscovers a personal relic or family treasure is instantly flooded with memories and emotions, which then trigger associations buried in the haze of time. This was exactly my experience in seeing these photos, all taken over an intense three-month period of travel, culminating in February 1964. It was a wonderful sensation to be plunged right back. Here was my own record of our first huge trip, a photographic journal of The Beatles in six cities, beginning in Liverpool and London, followed by Paris (where John and I had been ordinary hitchhikers just over two years before), and then what we regarded as the big time, our first visit as a group to America’ - Paul McCartney In a new book accompanying the National Portrait Gallery exhibition, Paul presents 275 of his own photographs from an iconic time in music history, organised into portfolios from the six cities The Beatles visited in this intense time period. In his Foreword and Introductions to these city portfolios, Paul remembers ‘what else can you call it – pandemonium’ and conveys his impressions of Britain and America in 1964 – the moment when the culture changed and the Sixties really began. 1964: Eyes of the Storm includes: __ __    

Jan 26
Episode 193: ”The Album Game”

Hi Gang, We decided to play a fun game for this episode suggested to us by a listener that was also done on the (Things We Said Today https://beatlesexaminer.podbean.com/ Podcast. We take the 70s Macca/Wings albums and we pick one song from each that could work in either direction. (I.e One from Ram that could work on Wild Life) etc. The only exceptions being McCartney and Back To The Egg  because you can't go backwards (in the case of McCartney) or forwards (BTTE) on these (if we're staying in the 1970s timeline). This was a cool exercise and in most cases we had some choices that really worked well. What would you swap out? And a shout out to Kyle again for the suggestion. Tom and Andy

Jan 21
Episode 192: ”The McCartney Legacy” (Review)

For our first new episode of 2023 we will be reviewing what we can now call the acclaimed and landmark "The McCartney Legacy (1969-73) Volume 1" by Allan Kozinn and Adrian Sinclair. Still reading yours? Done? Let us know your thoughts. We will be reading and re-reading the book for years to come. Tom & Andy

1h 1m
Jan 14
Audio Archives: ”Pipes of Peace”(December 1983 Interview)

We are kicking off the new year with a new series called "Audio Archive Interviews" that will drop on the first Saturday of each month (as we don't post new episodes the first week). We will feature an audio only interview from a given year with hopefully some refreshing perspectives for Paul fans. For our first one, we featured an interview Paul gave to the BBC on 14th December 1983). In this interview Paul gives a track by track breakdown of his recently (October) released album Pipes of Peace. (Which in 2023 will be 40 years old, scary). Interviews like this are gold for Macca fans because the music and the songs were fresh and Paul openly speaks about all of the tracks and how they came about. Lots of Jackson discussion as well. We hope you enjoy this new series as much as we did discovering these. Happy New Year again!

Jan 12
Ranking The Tracks Volume 27! (McCartney III, 2020)

Our final one!  Streamed on YouTube December 2020.  Look for other bonus audio content on the first Saturday of each month outside of our traditional episodes.  Happy New Year! Tom and Andy

1h 27m
Jan 07
Episode 191: 2022 Year In Review

"Good Morning, Young Master, it's the end of 2022." This week as we say adios to 2022 we look back at the year that was for Paul. From the February 2022 1/2 speed Wild Life release to the 7" Box Single release, we cover it all including the return to touring with the GOT BACK shows which we both attended. We also recap the other live concerts we attended during the year, pay tribute to those musicians we are fans of that passed, and a look ahead to 2023 for 2Legs! Happy New Year everyone! Tom and Andy

1h 3m
Dec 31, 2022
Episode 190: ”Best Friend” (Part 4, with Antony Rotunno)

Happy Christmas 2Legs Faithful. We hope you are gearing up for a Wonderful Christmastime this year! Yes, it is Christmas Eve but we have a special one for this week. Last year we had Antony Rotunno (Glass Onion: On John Lennon) podcast on our show for a series we've dubbed "Best Friend" where we explore the in depth relationship between John and Paul throughout the 1970s. For 2022, and for Part 4 of this deep dive we focus on the late 70s, (starting with Lennon and Allen Klein finally setting their dispute in January of 1977. However the focal point of our show this week is primarily the pivotal year of 1980. Lennon returning to music, giving prolific amounts of interviews throughout the Fall of 1980, McCartney's responses to his comments. We've included some audio, photos and video clips sprinkled throughout this one.  Antony's Podcast: Glass Onion: On John Lennon https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/glass-onion-on-john-lennon/id1473867166 We hope all of you have a 'Wonderful Christmastime' with you and your families. Peace. Tom and Andy

1h 34m
Dec 24, 2022
Episode 189: Luca Perasi (7” Inch Singles/New Book)

Christmas Time Is Here Again for all of us in Macca World. Between the Legacy Book, the Singles Box Set, it just does not stop. We are thankful for so much to celebrate this holiday season. Continuing on in the good news department, for this week's show Italian Author/Journalist Luca Perasi ("The Paul McCartney Recording Sessions 1969-2013), as well as Italian transcription for "The Lyrics" book joined us to discuss his involvement with the 7" Singles Box Set, working with MPL on the project. Also, here on our show Luca announced that he has a new book coming out in January 2023: Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind The Songs (Vol.1 ) 1970-1989). Luca last joined us in December 2020 when McCartney III hit and we were very happy to have him back on the show. Luca's Site https://lucaperasi.wixsite.com/mccartneyrecordings    

1h 33m
Dec 17, 2022
Episode 188: ”The McCartney Legacy, Volume 1 1969-73 (Kozinn & Sinclair)

Finally! The moment (or one of them) that we Macca diehards have been waiting for. The imminent release of The McCartney Legacy Volume 1 1969-73 (Dey Street Books) will be published on 13 December 2022. Over 700 pages of text dedicated to the first 4 years of Paul's solo career. Notable Authors Allan Kozinn and Adrian Sinclair joined Tom and Andy for a discussion on how the book project came about, detailed areas of research and research methods, interviewees, and how they ultimately came to write the most dedicated volume ever on Paul McCartney's Solo Career. Beginning with the end of the Beatles the pair have painstakingly written (and have backed up with facts) all of McCartney's recorded activity in this 4 year interval. Recording sessions, vacations, songwriting sessions, you name it - it's in here. This is a piece of work that has been long overdue, (decades in fact). Allan and Adrian have dedicated the past 8 years of their lives working on this book. This is the McCartney Book to end all books. Run, Click whatever your preferred buying method is - to go and get this book - Now! You will not be disappointed. McCartney Legacy Website https://www.mccartneylegacy.com/ Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/0063000709/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_DEV8YZ253W5FQG2S4W

2h 8m
Dec 10, 2022
Bonus Episode: 7” Singles Unboxing

While we realize this is mostly a visual episode we thought our audio audience might be interested in the specs and initial impressions of the newly released 7" Singles Box set of which only 3000 were manufactured.  Check out our YouTube https://youtu.be/tHQ_6Dy7vQs channel if you are interested in seeing what the singles look like! Thanks Tom and Andy 

1h 3m
Dec 06, 2022
Ranking The Tracks Volume 26! (Non Album Tracks 2000-19)

We're getting down to the wire with the Ranking The Tracks series here on the audio portion of our Podcast.  This installment we ranked all the non album tracks (and there are many) between the years 2000 and 2019.   Originally streamed on YouTube 2nd June 2021.  Here's the 30 we ranked: Vanilla Sky - 2001 Tropic Island Hum - 2004 I've Only Got Two Hands -2005 Growing Up, Falling Down - 2005 Comfort of Love - 2005 Summer of '59 - 2005 She Is So Beautiful - 2005 I Want You To Fly - 2005 This Loving Game - 2005 Whole Life - 2005 In Private - 2007 Why So Blue - 2007 222 - 2007 Meat Free Mondays - 2009 (I Want To) Come Home - 2009 Scared - 2013 Turned Out - 2013 Get Me Out Of Here - 2013 Struggle - 2013 Hell To Pay - 2013 Demons Dance - 2013 Hope For The Future - 2014 In The Blink of an Eye - 2017 Get Started - 2018 Nothing For Free - 2018 Get Enough - 2019 Frank Sinatra's Party - 2019 Sixty Second Street - 2019 Home Tonight - 2019 In A Hurry - 2019 Exciting times for Macca Fans. McCartney Legacy book, 7" Singles Box set all in December 2022.  Stay Tuned to our social media pages for updates and info on all things Paul!  

1h 10m
Dec 03, 2022
Episode 187: ”Year In Review”: 1980 (w/Madinger & Easter)

A special episode & a very significant year for Paul. 1980. This week on 2 Legs we invited Chip Madinger (Lennonology) and Mark Easter who co-authored "Eight Arms To Hold You" back on the show for another "Year In Review" episode. 1980 starts and obviously ends terribly for Paul. But throughout the year he collected a Grammy, had a US #1 Single, and #1 UK album, and planned on forging ahead with Wings even after Japan in January. We added some vintage news clips and a music video in between our discussions this week. We hope you enjoy them. Please visit Lennonology http://www.lennonology.com if you're interested in picking up a PDF revision of "Eight Arms" and Chips epic work on Lennon's solo career he worked on with Scott Raile. We hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving (if you celebrate) and we're 'Getting Closer' to the 7" Inch Box release! Andy & Tom

1h 55m
Nov 26, 2022
Episode 186: ”Put It There” (Documentary) A Look Back

Hey Gang, We're back with a brand new episode. This week we went back to the Documentary/Film/Concert review series that we've done in the past. (Red Square, Broad Street, Space Within Us) but this time we opted to view and discuss the 1989 Doc Put It There. The film chronicles Paul's then newly assembled band of Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Robbie McIntosh (Pretenders), Paul "Wix" Wickens, and Chris Witten (Dire Straits) and of course Linda preparing for the upcoming World Tour that took place between September 1989 to July 1990. Paul mostly discusses about rehearsing the band with the new material from Flowers In The Dirt. Paul also occasionally dives into the tracks on the album. The documentary was directed by longtime McCartney film collaborator Geoff Wonfor and Paul was interviewed by Tracy McLeod. One of the better documentaries in Paul's career we both felt. You? Be Well, Tom & Andy

1h 17m
Nov 19, 2022
Special Episode: ”The 7” Singles Box Set”

The 4th Quarter is here and we have McCartney Product.   After a quiet year (1-2-3 box aside) Paul has hit us with a new box set containing 80 singles from his career from 1970 to 2022.  We went live on our YouTube channel with friends Joe Mayo and Beatley Tone to discuss.  This is the audio version.  Traditional episodes will resume next week. Carry That Weight... we mean Crate! Andy & Tom  

Nov 12, 2022
Ranking The Tracks Volume 25! (Egypt Station, 2018)

From our weekly YouTube live series "Ranking The Tracks", we rank the tracks on the 2018 classic Egypt Station. Originally streamed 26th May 2021.  

1h 3m
Nov 05, 2022
Episode 185:”Top 5 Moments”

Hi all! This week on 2Legs we welcome Tony from "Beatley Tone's Beatles Channel", a fellow YouTuber who joined the community a year ago or so. Tony has been an ardent supporter of 2Legs, and has created some excellent videos on his channel, specifically the deep dives into the McCartney Archive Series which launched in 2010. For this show, Tony, Andy and Tom chose 5 moments from Paul's career that we felt he "got right." That could be an album, a relationship, a song, anything really related to his career. We kicked around some good topics and we hope you agree with some of our choice. What are some others? Let us know! 

1h 44m
Oct 29, 2022