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Award-winning BBC journalist Andrew Gold interviews deep and quirky outsiders, such as a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath. Joining the mix are such celebrated thought leaders as feminist Helen Lewis, Lord Daniel Finkelstein and free speech advocate Andrew Doyle. The aim is to surprise you with a totally different story every time in this 2x Apple Noteworthy show. One week, we're in a Michigan prison with a man who accidentally killed his girlfriend in a botched ...
 
British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam makes the jingles and records the intros and outros for most episodes while walking with his dog friend Rosie in the East Anglian countryside where he lives with his wife and three children. Adam has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son Of Rambow as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK. Since 2007 he has hosted BUG, a live s ...
 
In a world where the actual news can be too much to handle, ‘Josh Berry’s Fake News’ is a much needed chance to escape. Sit down and tuck into a nice big plate of fantasy with impressions and stories a-plenty. From Ed Milliband’s Sex tips, to Russell Brand & Jonathan Ross’ adventures, this show is sure to have something for you - and that’s the truth!
 
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Louis Theroux is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster, national treasure, and latterly podcast host. Louis joined us on the podcast to talk about the release of his brilliant new documentary Shooting Joe Exotic, in which he revisits the star of last year's Tiger King documentary — but the conversation soon became about so much more: the…
 
Kayo Chingonyi is an award-winning poet, producer, DJ and lyricist. Kayo joins Tom to talk about his much anticipated new collection A Blood Condition, exploring family, identity and his Zambian heritage. Plus his new music podcast series Decode, which takes a deep dive into Dave’s Mercury Prize-winning debut album Psychodrama, revealing its musica…
 
London Grammar's debut album in 2013 won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Song. Their follow up four years later topped the album charts. Singer and songwriter Hannah Reid talks about their latest album Californian Soil, about sexism in the music industry, and using lockdown as a chance to learn to read music.Craig Easton was last week announced as P…
 
Madeleine Black told her story in her book Unbroken, which is now also a podcast. At just 13, she was led drunk to a bedroom in a vacant flat in London by two American 17-year-olds, who raped her. Thanks to the episode's sponsor, the language-learning app Babbel. Sign up using my promo code of EDGE on http://babbel.co.uk/play. Madeleine Links: Unbr…
 
Director Deborah Warner discusses her new production of Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes, which opens at the Teatro Real in Madrid on Monday. The staging of this multinational co-production has become significantly more difficult in the wake of Brexit and more recently she has had to adapt to the numerous challenges posed by Covid. The death w…
 
Paul Theroux talks to Tom Sutcliffe about his latest novel “Under The Wave At Waimea” set in Hawaii where he now lives. Published just as he’s celebrated his 80th birthday - it uses surfing as an allegory for consideration of ageing, contemplation, writing, reading and reflecting on his professional and personal life. The conversation ranges across…
 
Rapper and writer Testament discusses his new work Orpheus in the Record Shop which fuses spoken word and beatboxing with players from the Orchestra of Opera North in an new collaboration that gives the Greek myth of Orpheus a contemporary Yorkshire twist.Festivals this summer are still in doubt as organisers can't secure insurance commercially. Ja…
 
Adam talks with English comedian Lee Mack about boring super heroes, bad technology, meditation, Buddhism, drugs, sweets, booze and why people feel obliged to get X rated in his presence. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Becca Ptaszynksy for her help on the edit. Pod…
 
Actor and The Strokes fan Domhnall Gleeson – star of ‘Star Wars’, ‘Ex Machina’, ‘Harry Potter’ and brand new Channel 4 sitcom ‘Frank of Ireland’ – is in the dream restaurant for our 99th episode. And Tom Hollander’s sat outside. ‘Frank of Ireland’ airs weekly from Thursday 15th April, 10pm, Channel 4. All eps will also be available to boxset on All…
 
Ammonite tells the story of fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea who develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever. Set in 1840’s England and starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. The British Council's Director of Film, Briony Hanson reviews. In his early 20s, the actor and producer Ja…
 
Leila Latif reviews Too Close, ITV’s new psychological thriller starring Emily Watson and Denise Gough, which will be broadcast on consecutive nights this week.On the day that commercial art galleries are allowed to re-open in England, Rachel Whiteread discusses her new exhibition Internal Objects at the Gagosian gallery in London. The exhibition f…
 
Naama Kates is an actress and musician best known for her work with extremists and incels. An incel is an involuntary celibate: men who feel they're physically or mentally too unattractive for women. While many of these men are depressed or lonely, when they come together through online communities, things can get toxic. Naama Links: Podcast: https…
 
Taylor Swift, who recently won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, has today released a new album called Fearless (Taylor's Version), which is an exact remake of her 2008 breakthrough album, Fearless. Music critic Sophie Harris explains why Taylor is repeating herself and reviews the new record. Tom Sutcliffe discusses HRH the Duke of Edinburgh…
 
Peggy Seeger has just released her latest album, The First Farewell, at the age of 85. She tells us about the pleasures of working on it with her family, her worries about the post-Covid music scene, getting older - and getting younger.Liverpool is about to take part in a pilot scheme testing live events. There will be an open-air film screening, a…
 
Katherine Parkinson is best known as an actress – she won a BAFTA playing Jen in The IT Crowd and warm praise for her performance on stage in Laura Wade’s play Home, I’m Darling. But she has also written a play, Sitting, an interwoven set of three monologues first performed at the Edinburgh Festival and now on BBC4 as part of BBC Lights Up. It is i…
 
Comic and actor Mary Lynn Rajskub – aka Chloe from ‘24’ and Gail the Snail from ‘It’s Always Sunny…’ – joins us in LA for this week’s meal. And James absolutely stinks. (This episode was recorded in February 2020, pre-pandemic.) Watch Mary Lynn’s new special ‘Mary Lynn Rajskub: Live from the Pandemic’ on Vimeo Follow Mary Lynn on Twitter and Instag…
 
Crouchy tells us what really happens when an entire football team pitches up at a hotel. From issues with wi-fi, strict managers banning things from the kitchen and players who crash weddings, here’s your guide to staying in hotels as if you’re a professional footballer. Chris and Tom discuss more Dragons Den ideas and Peter thinks we’ve found ‘the…
 
Riz Ahmed stars in Sound of Metal as a rock drummer who loses his hearing. The actor and rapper discusses learning American sign language, working with culturally Deaf actors as well as learning about addiction for his Oscar nominated performance.So far, 2021 has seen a large number of novels with a climate change theme being published. Toby Lichti…
 
A year ago, the writer, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen was rushed to hospital with Covid. Put into an induced coma in intensive care for 48 days, he underwent weeks of convalescence as he learned to walk again.Following his recovery he wrote a new book, Many Different Kinds of Love: A Story of Life, Death and the NHS, featuring letters written …
 
Adam talks with American artist Laurie Anderson Recorded remotely on March 26th, 2021 Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Matt Lamont and Scott Edwards for conversation editing. If you need help making your podcast, check out Matt and Scott's Podmonkey website Podcast artwork by Helen Green RELATED LINKS LAURIE ANDERSON SPOT…
 
Today, I’m talking to Telegraph journalist Cara McGoogan, the host and journalist behind acclaimed podcast Bed of Lies. [By the way, join me in an old 90's-style chat room Thursday 8pm GMT (it's free, and you don't have to sign up): https://discord.gg/RWH7fs6ygb] The series follows the lives of several fairly innocuous and harmless Left-Wing activi…
 
Tonight's Font Row is a blue odyssey led by John Wilson as he talks to:Dr Narayan Khandekar, Director of the Forbes Pigment Collection and one of the first people in the world to recognise the significance of the accidental creation of new pigment, YInMn Blue;Artist Idris Khan is known for the use of blue in his work. He accepted Front Row's invita…
 
Minari tells the story of a Korean family who move to a farm in Arkansas in pursuit of the American Dream. The film’s director, Lee Isaac Chung, explains how his own family story inspired events in the film, and the impact Awards nominations have on his career as a director.Pianist and musicologist Samantha Ege has launched an album of piano music …
 
Andrew Miller, the Government’s first Disability Champion for Arts and Culture, is stepping down after three years in the post. He discusses the challenges facing disabled people in the creative industries and his hopes for the future. Jenny Sealey is Artistic Director of deaf and disabled theatre company Graeae and Robert Softley Gale is Artistic …
 
Instagram sensation and satirist Munya Chawawa is this week’s guest. But, as he has another restaurant booking to get to, will he leave us wanting more? Follow Munya on Twitter and Instagram: @munyachawawa Visit Munya’s website munyachawawa.com Recorded by and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and d…
 
Deemed by some as an ‘ugly’ way to score a goal, it’s our job to highlight the beauty of a set-piece. Crouchy describes how much work goes into them, the different roles everyone plays and how best to exploit them. Chris updates us on more Dragons debating the best player in the world and Tom has a plan for the ‘Crouch Olympics’…
 
Novelist Nadifa Mohamed and translator Maureen Freely review the just-announced longlist for the International Booker Prize 2021.Author Joanne Harris talks to her Italian translator Laura Grandi, her collaborator of 22 years, about their special partnership.Plus writer and artist Khairani Barokka and Maureen Freely explore the question of how to ch…
 
Kevin Macdonald’s new film The Mauritanian is based on the true story of a prisoner held in Guantánamo Bay for 14 years but never charged. The French-Algerian actor Tahar Rahim, recently seen in the TV drama series The Serpent, discusses the challenges of playing Mohamedou Slahi, who was shackled, beaten and waterboarded by the US authorities.The L…
 
Netflix star (and birthday girl) Thaddea Graham joins Nihal, Scott and Hayley and almost singularly fails to discuss her new show The Irregulars. But she does talk a LOT about chickens. And crows. And Yoghurt. Oh, and Gogglebox.Plus, has Line of Duty become incomprehensible for regular viewers, and is “already-cult” show This is My House the most b…
 
Hey, are you ready for part 2 of my super long interview with the glorious Sadia Hameed. If you haven’t yet heard part 1, it was just a couple of weeks ago, when Sadia told us about how social services in the UK actually helped her family to kidnap her when she was 15, and move her to Pakistan, where they starved and tortured her. They suspected he…
 
Adam talks with English comedian Tom Allen about music, self loathing, dreams of being a British butler and camp sci-fi movies. Recorded remotely on January 19th, 2021. Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Matt Lamont for conversation editing. Podcast artwork by Helen Green RELATED LINKS MSF UK NO SHAME by TOM ALLEN - 2021 (G…
 
Dream Restaurant Announcement! Off Menu: The Redemption Dinner Party – Second Helpings Sunday 11 April, 7.30pm (BST) – Live and Online Still hungry? Ed Gamble and James Acaster re-open the dream restaurant and invite some of Off Menu’s most talked-about guests to The Redemption Dinner Party: Second Helpings. Will the previous podcast guests stick w…
 
For our Friday Review, critics Jacqueline Springer and Sophie Harris give their verdict on two new documentaries, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil and Tina. Both detail each of the star’s respective troubles with abuse and drug addiction while in the limelight, and our reviewers discuss their candid telling of trauma.The Poetry Society’s Nationa…
 
Marco Pierre White is the legendary chef often described as the enfant terrible of English cuisine, and the youngest cook ever to receive three Michelin stars. Marco’s story has now passed into legend: the childhood on a council estate outside Leeds; the prodigious genius mentored by Albert Roux, Pierre Koffman and Raymond Blanc; the outrageous wor…
 
Emerald Fennell is the director and writer of Promising Young Woman, a darkly comic revenge thriller starring Carey Mulligan. The film is nominated for five Academy Awards and six BAFTAs. Emerald is also a successful actress, most recently starring as the then-Camilla Parker Bowles in The Crown as well as a cameo in the movie. We hear about what sp…
 
The playwright Mark Ravenhill joins us to talk about his new play Angela. It is a tender portrait of his parents; his mother, Angela, who died in 2019, and of his father, Ted. Angela had dementia and the play is about the memories that make us, and how time is more fluid than we might think. Ravenhill began Angela as a play for the stage that he wa…
 
Comedian and ‘Mock the Week’ star Thanyia Moore’s inviting her best pals to her dinner party – but who’s more of a knobhead, Ed or James? Follow Thanyia on Twitter and Instagram: @ThanyiaMoore Visit Thanyia’s website thanyiamoore.co.uk Recorded by and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions. Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) an…
 
Orlando Bloom talks to Samira Ahmed about taking on a very different kind of role in his intense and visceral film Retaliation, and the new career challenges he’s excited about.As the delayed Liverpool Biennial gets underway – showing only online and outdoor work for the moment because of the restrictions on galleries opening – art critic and edito…
 
Nile Rodgers – guitarist, producer, songwriter, arranger, and co-founder of Chic in the 1970s – is the subject of what claims to be the world’s first voice-interactive digital portrait, In the Room with Nile Rodgers, in association with the National Portrait Gallery. Nile Rodgers and the project's director, Sarah Coward, discuss and explain the amb…
 
Line of Duty is back – but are 9.6 million viewers getting the best series yet of Jed Mercurio’s police drama? Disney+ continue their avalanche of Marvel Cinematic Universe content with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Kay Mellor’s Syndicate returns with a new cast after six years away from our screen – but does star Taj Atwal regret turning d…
 
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