Frank Turner's Tales From No Man's Land

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Telling the stories of rock & roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, dance hall singer Dora Hand, WW1 spy Mata Hari and more, singer-songwriter Frank Turner talks to historians, poets and fellow musicians about twelve historical women who have been largely forgotten but should be celebrated. And his mum. Every Wednesday, starting on July 3rd, Frank will release a new song and explore the story behind it in a new episode of the podcast. No Man’s Land the album is available for pre-order now. A Frank Turner, Xtra Mile Recordings and Somethin’ Else production.  


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The Graveyard of the Outcast Dead
00:31:22

Discover the story behind Frank Turner’s song The Graveyard of the Outcast Dead. The so-called "Winchester Geese" are a group of forgotten women who in medieval times worked in the brothels on the bank of the River Thames. At the end of their lives many were buried in a mass grave for the “outcast dead”, which was closed in 1853. Years later, their bones were rediscovered and the site was turned into a memorial garden, now known as Cross Bones. In this episode Frank meets writer and activist John Constable, who has campaigned for many years to maintain Cross Bones as a garden of remembrance.


This episode was produced by Hayley Clarke and the executive producer was Peggy Sutton. There was additional production from Paul Smith, Steve Ackerman, Josh Gibbs and Charlie Caplowe. Tales from No Man’s Land is produced by Frank Turner, Xtra Mile Recordings and Somethin’ Else.

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Jul 17, 2019
The Death of Dora Hand
00:33:29

Frank Turner tells the true story of the woman behind his song The Death of Dora Hand. Dora was a vaudeville entertainer, a singing sensation in the bars of the wild west town Dodge City, who was accidentally shot to death by a small-time outlaw in 1878. Frank visits the Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City and talks to director Lynn Johnson about Dora’s colourful life and the love triangle that led to her murder.


This episode was produced by Hayley Clarke and the executive producer was Peggy Sutton. There was additional production from Corinne Boyer, Paul Smith, Steve Ackerman, Josh Gibbs and Charlie Caplowe. Tales from No Man’s Land is produced by Frank Turner, Xtra Mile Recordings and Somethin’ Else.

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Jul 10, 2019
Sister Rosetta
00:39:28

Frank Turner dives into the story behind his song Sister Rosetta. He talks to singer-songwriter Emily Barker and Nwaka Onwusa, curator at Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, about the life of the original sister of soul, the godmother of rock 'n' roll, the singer and guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.


This episode was produced by Hayley Clarke and the executive producer was Peggy Sutton. There was additional production from Elizabeth Emery, Paul Smith, Steve Ackerman, Josh Gibbs and Charlie Caplowe. Tales from No Man’s Land is produced by Frank Turner, Xtra Mile Recordings and Somethin’ Else.

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Jul 03, 2019
Tales From No Man's Land
00:01:13

Find out why singer songwriter Frank Turner has made a new podcast and a new album about twelve extraordinary women from history. And his mum.

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Jun 19, 2019