One of my recurring jobs over the years has been to meet and interview famous people from various fields - music, art, architecture, you name it. Most of what I record and transcribe is, of course, surplus to requirements and is accordingly left on the cutting room floor. This blog is the cutting room floor with, of course, the 'golden quotes' that I took out for my articles left in, with, as an added bonus, all the ticks, hums, sneezes, dumb questions, fluffy answers, and 'y'knows' as well.
In July 2014, I did a "phoner" (or "skyper") with Mike Peters, the singer and main songwriter of 1980s rock band The Alarm. Here are the first 15 minutes of what turned out to be a one hour interview. In this segment of the interview he used "y'know" a mere 15 times.