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As well as both being professional comedians, Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee have two other big things in common: they a) are both parents and b) have no idea how to be parents. But hey, does anyone? In this show, the acclaimed host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast and the writer/creator of BBC Radio 4's Sindhustan try to find out, seeking the advice of notable parents and experts on how to cope with parenthood, exploring the sacrifices, choices and mistakes made along the way. Light-hear ...
 
Hello and Welcome to Castival. This is a brand new podcast where we get amazing guests to come and pitch their dream music festival. I’m Matt Hoss and I’m the host. I will be there to interview, to analyse and get to the depths of why they think that their festival is the best. We will be talking about music, camping and why we love the music that we do. It’s not just a music appreciation podcast, it’s a podcast looking at the things we’re passionate about.
 
Join filmmaker, writer and comedian, James Albarn, as he has interesting chats with interesting figures in the arts and culture, every other week. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/The-Last-Line-1. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The After School Club is where we talk to a guest about their time at school – funny stories, inspiring teachers, memorable lessons, we’ll ask them what they wanted to be when they grew up, and how their experiences back then influenced their lives now. The After School Club is supported by Satchel, the team behind the UK’s number one homework software for schools – Show My Homework. To find out more about what Team Satchel can do for your school, head to showmyhomework.co.uk.
 
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What’s it like having two “fizzy” parents? Geoff Norcott take us through his own upbringing with a chauvinistic mum (his words), asks why you need a third character and the synchronisation of families.We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and include #ChildLabourPod, about anything we’ve discussed i…
 
Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn discusses his lyric-less instrumental album, Crowing Ignites. Audio engineer Susan Rogers breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album, Sign o' the Times, and shares what she felt he was trying to achieve at that moment in his career. Artists Simone Saunders and Tekikki Walker talk about finding common g…
 
Welcome back to SEASON 2 of Castival. We start this season with our first live special, at the socially distant festival: Deer Shed Festival 2020 in North Yorkshire. Our guest this week is start of Phoenix Nights, Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow: Justin Moorhouse Justin The Fields: A festival with swagger but no strut. Hea…
 
Heavy-hitter Erin Foley is a sensational comic with a way of making even the gentlest observations into flint-hard punchlines. We discuss her “terrifying but wonderful” start in standup, and how she was 8 years into her career before she began discussing her sexuality onstage. We talk about questioning and defining success, the epic ness of perform…
 
Kajillionaire writer and director Miranda July talks about creative collaboration with strangers, why loneliness is her permanent state of being, and how all families are like cults. Artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory tells us about her work collaborating with artists of varying backgrounds to help build bridges and promote unity across cultural d…
 
In a new project, Canadian artists Adrian Stimson and AA Bronson explore the power of apology as it relates to their shared history: their ancestors were sworn enemies. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a spooky new book to check out: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Musician Jyoti, better known as Georgia Anne Muldrow, talk…
 
In this episode we welcome writer Stephanie Streisand! Stephanie has written for The Detour, Dreamworks, Funny or Die, and at a slew of improv theaters. Jason talks with her about starting comedy as a teenager, writing, projects she's launched, the benefit of expanding your horizons by training at different comedy theaters, perform at different the…
 
Superstar classical pianist Lang Lang discusses the making of his newly-released rendition of Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations. Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer talks about her new show on Apple Music Country, Color Me Country, which aims to change the image of country music. In an exclusive travel guide to the real Schitt's Creek, we visit Goodwood…
 
On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang recap the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards — a virtual ceremony full of historic wins, particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discusses how interactive art can work in a global pandemic and what connection looks like in the age of phys…
 
Oscar winner Kate Winslet discusses her new film, Ammonite, and what it was like skyrocketing to fame after the release of Titanic. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen break down what happened at the rescheduled (and reimagined) Academy of Country Music Awards. Musician Neal Sugarman looks back on Amy Winehouse's fin…
 
One of the first guests on ComCom about 8 years ago, Paul Sinha has had a rollercoaster of a life in the interim. From fringe comedian to celebrity quizzer as “The Sinnerman” on The Chase (ITV), to a memorable appearance on Taskmaster (Dave) which came just as he was diagnosing himself with Parkinson’s disease, we catch up on how his comedy has met…
 
Actor Regina King talks about directing One Night in Miami, a film that imagines a real conversation in February of 1964 between four of the most important Black voices of the era: Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Jim Brown. CBC arts and entertainment reporter Eli Glasner recaps the highs and lows of this year's mostly virtual Toronto Interna…
 
Elamin Abdelmahmoud and the Pop Chat round-table invite you in to the group chat to help make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet. Bringing their hottest takes to the table, join them every week as they debate, discuss and work through the pop culture discourse. The Pop Chat panel consists of: Shireen Ahmed, Angelina Chapin, Kevin F…
 
Actor Cynthia Nixon discusses Netflix's Ratched, her famous role on Sex and the City, and the intersection of politics and art in her life. The editor-in-chief of ELLE Canada, Vanessa Craft, talks about how the fashion industry is finally confronting its issues with diversity and equity. Film and culture critic Jesse Wente tells us what he brings t…
 
In this episode we talk to singer/songwriter and YouTuber, Mary Spender! Mary is super cool and Jason was thrilled to get to talk to her. She joined us from the UK and talked about starting out in music, what led her to start a YouTube page, her experiences in the industry and collaborating with other figures in music like Andertons Music, meeting …
 
Country star Reba McEntire looks back on her career and her hit album Rumor Has It on the 30th anniversary of its release. Director Unjoo Moon talks about her new Helen Reddy film, I Am Woman, which dramatizes the Australian singer's journey from immigrant to chart-topping feminist superstar. Freelance writer and artist Frankie Huang unpacks what t…
 
Sir Anthony Hopkins discusses his latest role in The Father as a man with dementia locked in a power struggle with his daughter, and shares his own struggles with growing older. Canadian reggae musician Jay Douglas remembers the late Jamaican singer-songwriter Toots Hibbert, the lead vocalist for the reggae and ska band Toots and the Maytals. Direc…
 
Comedian Josie Long brings her immense positivity to Child Labour and wows Stuart and Sindhu with her take on smiling as the world burns around you, smiling as your eyes burn due to lack of sleep, and smiling in anticipation of her sinister phase two...We would love to hear from you, so tweet us! Sindhu @SindhuVFunny or Stuart @ComComPod, and inclu…
 
Actress Lucy Liu fills us in on her return to the small screen with Why Women Kill, a dark comedy-drama that follows three couples who live in the same Pasadena mansion in three different eras. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss the current state of rock and roll, and whether rappers are the new rockstars. M…
 
“Hello babies, welcome to Gary Gulman…” A comedian’s comedian in the truest sense, we discuss the making of Gary’s stand-up special/documentary “The Great Depresh”, charting a mental health journey via electroconvulsive therapy and medical ketamine, through recovery to genuine brilliance. We learn the origin of the world’s most humble opening joke …
 
Viggo Mortensen discusses his new film Falling — which he wrote, directed and co-stars in — about a gay man who must care for his ailing, irritable and homophobic father. Artist and musician Jean Smith talks about her $100 USD paintings, why there's been a surge in sales during the pandemic, and how she's using her art to change the world. Author E…
 
Country music icon Shania Twain reflects on The Woman in Me on the hit album's 25th anniversary. Author Iain Reid talks about seeing his debut novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, adapted into a Netflix film by Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Charlie Kaufman. Canadian cartooning legend Seth tells us how he gives the mundane a "mystic signi…
 
In this episode we talk to comedian and podcaster Lexis Sharde!Lexis tells Jason about starting her career in radio before performing comedy, why she got into comedy in Los Angeles, why someone encouraged her to do improv, taking the stand-up plunge, how radio will never die, all of her passions, dressing up as Prince, and her podcast "Life Coachin…
 
Actor and activist Jane Fonda talks about her new book, What Can I Do?: My Path From Climate Despair to Action, and how activism has kept depression at bay. Composer Stephan Moccio on his new album, Tales of Solace, and what it's like being one of the most in-demand hit makers of the decade. Singer and rapper Koffee discusses her latest music and d…
 
Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon talk about co-authoring the actor's new semi-autobiographical novel Memoirs and Misinformation, which melds fact with fiction — and turns Rodney Dangerfield into a rhinoceros. Choreographer Tanisha Scott discusses how she brought Jamaican dancehall to mainstream pop culture, as well as one of her latest projects: the CBC …
 
Would you raise your child gender neutral and not let immediate family members know their sex? That is what the guests, Hobbit Humphrey & Jake England-Johns have chosen to do and on this episode of the podcast they take us through the process, searching their own unconscious bias, the reaction and how their own upbringings shaped where they are.We …
 
Canada's Drag Race winner Priyanka reflects on what it means to be crowned Canada's first drag superstar. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss BTS becoming the first all-South Korean act to top Billboard's Hot 100 with an English language single. Canadian singer Alana Bridgewater presents a gateway to the musi…
 
Larry Dean is a phenomenal comic who doesn’t coast on his brilliant physicality, but writes hard and really gets to the kernel of what’s funny about his life. We talk about being manipulated into working hard by people who understand you, deliberately mining opportunities for embodying the jokes, and how gay audiences sometimes confuse his self-dep…
 
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