Alec Plowman is a Lecturer in Media Production at the University of East Anglia.

His background is in podcasting and media journalism. He created, co-hosted and co-produced The Sequelisers – the show that fixes bad sequels to good movies – and was producer and audio engineer on Barshens. He guest appears on the Ashens channel, taking a humorous look at action figure oddities alongside Stuart Ashen. 

Over the years, he’s also written for Ultimate Guitar, Record Collector and Thalia Guitar, where he was Director of Digital Content until 2021.

In 2017, he was awarded his doctorate by the University of East Anglia. His PhD thesis – “From Top of the Pops to Woodstock: Mediatisations of Rock Music Liveness 1967-1973″ – was fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Outside of podcasting, writing and academia, Alec is the frontman of Norwich-based hard rock band Monster City. The group released its latest EP, The World Overthrown, in 2021. Lead single Stranded was featured in the motion picture Ashens and the Polybius Heist.

As the proud father of twin girls, he’s grateful for any suggestions on child-proofing his record collection.

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