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Al Galpin -Secondhandsongs
Al Galpin -Secondhandsongs

Al “Bear” Galpin is a Podcaster & Radio Presenter. He is also the founder of Super Pod: The Charity Podcast Festival.

Al got his radio start at Southampton Hospital Radio before studying Radio Production at University, helping to set up a new student radio station and presenting on local commercial radio in the Northwest of England. Cover versions have long been a musical passion of Al’s, and he says that getting to bring you his favourites and discover new covers through this show is a real delight.

Outside of audio-stuff he is a keen Southampton FC fan (So he does not really like football) and Boston Red Sox fan (Better!), and a Pointless finalist.  (See Pic) He is keen on comics, country music and chocolate as well as burgers, bunnies, and bourbon. And apparently alliteration

SecondhandSongs is an addictive weekly show all about cover versions. Each week we bring you an hour of the best cover versions, from those which were hits to hidden gems, foreign language covers, songs you did not realise were covers and more.

 On each show we will be focusing on one or two songs to bring you the er...  Cover Story, as well as creating a new “Cover Chain” each week, where we try to link different cover versions together.

The show is produced in association with, the online database of cover versions.