Adam talks with British writer and cultural historian John Higgs about 90s TV, the KLF, trying to be optimistic about the future, what John Lennon might be like if he were alive now and what The Beatles and James Bond tell us about the British psyche.CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE 2015 FILM 'TOMORROWLAND'Episode recorded on October 2nd, 2021 in Brighton.Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Ben Tulloh for conversation editing.Podcast artwork by Helen GreenSee Adam and Rosie welcome you to Adam's YouTube channelRELATED LINKSTHE FUTURE STARTS HERE by John Higgs - 2019 (WORLD OF BOOKS)WILLIAM BLAKE VS THE WORLD by John Higgs - 2021 (WATERSTONES)STRANGER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE - MAKING SENSE OF THE 20TH CENTURY (AUDIOBOOK) by Joh Higgs - 2016 (AUDIBLE)ROBIN INCE TALKS TO JOHN HIGGS ABOUT WILLIAM BLAKE - 2021 (YOUTUBE)DISCORDIANISM by Josh Ray - 2016 (SUPER WEIRD SUBSTANCE WEBSITE)ALAN MOORE TALKS WITH JOHN HIGGS ABOUT ROBERT ANTON WILSON - 2015 (YOUTUBE)Interesting interview in which Alan Moore does a good job of sounding intelligent and plausible about some mind bending topics while smoking one of the biggest joints I've ever seen.'WHO KILLED THE KLF?' (DOCUMENTARY TRAILER) - 2021 (IMDB)Didn't realise this documentary had come out when I recorded the podcast links. Looks good, and features interviews with both John Higgs and Alan Moore.REVIEW OF 'WHO KILLED THE KLF?' by Peter Bradshaw - 2022 (GUARDIAN)DAVID FOSTER WALLACE - THE PROBLEM WITH IRONY (YOUTUBE)Short video essay by Will Schoder considering American writer David Foster Wallace's wariness around the post modern use of irony, particularly in TV shows.BRIAN AND CHARLES (OFFICIAL TRAILER) - 2022 (YOUTUBE)BRIAN AND CHARLES (ORIGINAL SHORT) - 2017 (YOUTUBE) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP.181 - YOLA
Adam talks with English singer, songwriter and actor Yola who plays two songs from her album Stand For Myself.This episode was recorded remotely on February 14th, 2022Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support Podcast artwork by Helen GreenSee Adam and Rosie welcome you to Adam's YouTube channelSign up for the occasional newsletter on my websiteRELATED LINKSYOLA WEBSITEYOLA - DANCING AWAY IN TEARS (JIMMY FALLON SHOW) - 2022 (YOUTUBE)YOLA - SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE (JOOLS' HOOTENANNY) - 2021 (YOUTUBE)YOLA - STARLIGHT MUSIC VIDEO - 2021 (YOUTUBE)YOLA WITH MASSIVE ATTACK @ GLASTONBURY - UNFINISHED SYMPATHY - 2008 (YOUTUBE)YOLA - EXCLUSIVE AND SOCIALLY DISTANT INTERVIEW WITH 90.9 THE BRIDGE - 2021 (YOUTUBE)SISTER ROSETTA THARPE - THE GODMOTHER OF ROCK'N'ROLL (Documentary directed by Mick Csáky) - 2014 (YOUTUBE)SISTER ROSETTA THARPE - THIS TRAIN (WANKERS VERSION) - 1964 (YOUTUBE)SISTER ROSETTA THARPE - DIDN'T IT RAIN - 1964 (YOUTUBE)This in an excerpt from the 1964 Granada television production of the American Folk, Blues and Gospel Caravan, filmed in the then disused Chorlton railway station on Wilbraham Road, Manchester, England. BILL WITHERS - AIN'T NO SUNSHINE (JAMES GADSON ON DRUMS - OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST) - 1972 (YOUTUBE)BILL WITHERS - USE ME (JAMES GADSON ON DRUMS - OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST) - 1972 (YOUTUBE)JANE FRENCH '100 HEADS' PORTRAIT EXHIBITION (INCLUDING A BUCKLES)SCHOOL OF LIFE DATING CARDS (SCHOOL OF LIFE WEBSITE)ABRAHAM MASLOW'S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS - 1943 (VERY WELL MIND WEBSITE) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP.180 - JARVIS COCKER
Adam talks with British musician Jarvis Cocker about Beatles, the perils of nostalgia, finding yourself (by falling out of a window) losing yourself (on the dance floor), the weirdness of pop stardom and some of the objects he writes about in his book Good Pop, Bad PopThis conversation was recorded in London on February 24th, 2022Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support.Podcast artwork by Helen GreenRELATED LINKSGOOD POP, BAD POP (BOOK) by JARVIS COCKER - 2022 (ROUGH TRADE)JARVIS COCKER'S SUNDAY SERVICE - BBC 6 MUSIC (SOME EPISODES ON INTERNET ARCHIVE) RITON PRESENTS GUCCI SOUNDSYSTEM - LET'S STICK AROUND (FEATURING JARVIS COCKER) - 2021 (YOUTUBE)JARVIS COCKER - ALINE (FROM THE FRENCH DISPATCH) - 2021 (YOUTUBE)ME OH MYRA (PARODY OF PULP BY CHRIS MORRIS FROM BRASS EYE) - (YOUTUBE)PAT FINNERTY'S WHAT MAKES THIS SONG STINK - WEEZER - BEVERLY HILLS - 2021 (YOUTUBE)ARTICLE ON PAT FINNERTY'S YOUTUBE SERIES 'WHAT MAKES THIS SONG STINK' - 2022 (GUITAR RAMBLE) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP.179 - NATALIE PALAMIDES
Adam talks with American actor and comedian Natalie Palamides about subjects that include uncomfortable comedy, on stage vulnerability, when successful people become arseholes and Lyme disease. Natalie also reads an email from her Mum that raises the bar for critical parenting considerably.THIS EPISODE CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND TICK TALKMy interview with Chris Smith, the director of Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (the documentary about Jim Carey playing Andy Kaufman in Man On The Moon) is HERERecorded remotely on April 21st, 2022Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support Podcast artwork by Helen GreenRELATED LINKSNATALIE PALAMIDES WEBSITEHIDDEN MICKEYS (NATALIE AND CARRIE POPPY'S DISNEY THEMED PODCAST)NATE A ONE MAN SHOW (TRAILER) - 2020 (YOUTUBE)AMY SEDARIS AS JERRI BLANK (YOUTUBE)JIM & ANDY THE GREAT BEYOND (TRAILER) - 2017 (YOUTUBE)LYME DISEASE INFO (MAYO CLINIC)HOW TO REMOVE A TICK (CDC WEBSITE)SOMBRERO FALLOUT PODCAST SOME VELVET MORNING - ROLAND S HOWARD AND LYDIA LUNCH - 1982 (YOUTUBE)PAPER HOUSE - THE ASSOCIATES - 1980 (YOUTUBE) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
EP.178 - SANJEEV BHASKAR
Adam talks with British actor and comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar.Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Becca Ptaszynski for additional editing.Podcast artwork by Helen GreenRAMBLE BOOK PAPERBACK ARTWORK - SIGNED POSTERRELATED LINKSINDIA WITH SANJEEV BHASKAR - 2007 (BBC iPLAYER)GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME - THE COOPERS, PUB LUNCH SKETCH (YOUTUBE)UNFORGOTTEN SERIES 1 TRAILER - 2015 (YOUTUBE) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.