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In the Financial Times culture podcast, editors Lilah Raptopoulos and Griselda Murray Brown get together to make sense of where culture is going. This season, with Gris on maternity leave, Lilah is presenting a special six-episode series about how culture is shifting shape. The pandemic has exposed … read more

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Bonus: Poet Natasha Trethewey on memory, grief and Black Lives Matter

October 16th, 2020

35:05

In this bonus episode, we bring you a conversation between Lilah and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. In …

Miranda July on releasing a feature film in a pandemic

October 15th, 2020

52:32

Miranda July is an artist ahead of her time: a prolific filmmaker, writer, musician, actor and more. Her work deliberately leads us into discomfort – …

We're back for Season 3!

October 2nd, 2020

2:06

The season kicks off on Friday, October 9! With co-host Griselda Murray Brown on maternity leave, Lilah Raptopoulos presents a new series of …

Photographer Tyler Mitchell on black freedom

June 16th, 2020

59:55

The world has changed. In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, Gris speaks to Tyler Mitchell, a 25-year-old photographer, filmmaker and …

Liana Finck, New Yorker cartoonist, on finding confidence and creativity in quarantine

May 29th, 2020

47:32

This week, Lilah talks to Liana Finck, a graphic novelist and New Yorker cartoonist with a fan base on Instagram that’s half a million strong. Liana is known for her funny and astute explorations of what it means to be …

Slave Play author Jeremy O Harris on the future of theatre

May 15th, 2020

59:23

This week, Gris talks to the brilliant 30-year-old playwright Jeremy O Harris about his Broadway sensation Slave Play and his autobiographical "Daddy"

Bonus: Normal People author Sally Rooney

May 6th, 2020

30:21

This week, we've dusted off a little gem from our archives. Gris spoke to the writer Sally Rooney in 2018, just before her bestselling novel Normal People was published in the UK. It went on to win tremendous acclaim, …

How is culture adapting to quarantine? Plus: our film critic on what to watch now

May 1st, 2020

48:11

This week, we discuss the future of movies with FT film critic Danny Leigh. Will we see a wave of apocalypse dramas once this is over? Are mid-budget …

Bonus: Esther Perel's advice for coping in a pandemic

April 22nd, 2020

38:21

This week, we turn to Esther Perel, psychotherapist and host of the hit podcast Where Should We Begin?, to help put our fears and emotions around …

Chef Samin Nosrat on home cooking in trying times

April 16th, 2020

58:01

We can't stop thinking about food: how to cook it, where to buy it, how many meals are too many meals and why everyone's making bread. This week, Lilah talks to Samin Nosrat, of bestselling cookbook and Netflix hit Salt …

This American Life host Ira Glass on storytelling during Covid-19

April 2nd, 2020

1:03:17

Lilah chats with Ira Glass, the host of This American Life, the long running, seminal and wildly popular radio show that launched a genre of …

We want to hear from you

March 27th, 2020

5:38

Gris and Lilah here, coming to you between episodes to find out how you're holding up. As we live through this surreal pandemic together (and apart), …

On culture in the time of coronavirus. Plus: novelist Eimear McBride

March 17th, 2020

52:24

This week has been dominated by the spread of coronavirus. The situation is changing so fast that we decided to publish a couple of days early. In the first half of this episode, Gris and Lilah discuss how coronavirus …

Feminism after Weinstein, with Laura Bates, Emma Dabiri and Emilie Pine

March 5th, 2020

57:07

To mark International Women's Day on March 8, and following Harvey Weinstein's recent conviction in New York, we're doing something a bit different. …

How to record sex, with podcaster Kaitlin Prest. Plus: fashion month explained by a trend forecaster

February 20th, 2020

59:23

Award-winning podcaster Kaitlin Prest (of The Heart and Mermaid Palace) is one of the most innovative people making audio today. She chats with Lilah about sex, power and the grey areas around consent—as well as how her …

Noah Baumbach on his film Marriage Story. Plus: everything you need to know before the Oscars

February 6th, 2020

58:51

We're back with a brand new season! In our pre-Oscars special, Gris talks to Noah Baumbach, director of the nominated film Marriage Story, about love, divorce — and how Netflix is changing film. Plus: the FT's film …

We're back for season two!

February 4th, 2020

2:41

The season kicks off this Thursday, February 6! Join Gris and Lilah as they dig into the trends shaping life in the 2020s, interview the people breaking new ground and bring you behind the scenes of the Financial Times' …

Our 2019 cultural roundup: the biggest and best of the year

December 19th, 2019

58:02

From Lizzo and Fleabag to Greta Thunberg and the Impossible Burger, Lilah and Gris look back at the biggest themes, people and moments of the year. How did we go from talking about 'global warming' to the 'climate …

Why astrology is thriving in 2019

December 5th, 2019

40:52

You may have noticed the revival of astrology in recent years: meme accounts are accruing millions of followers, horoscope apps are raising millions …

Novelist Ben Lerner on angry white men and the origins of Trump

November 21st, 2019

49:21

Ben Lerner is one of the most acclaimed American writers working today. Gris meets him to discuss good parenting, male rage and why "autofiction" (fiction infused with autobiography) isn't narcissistic, despite what …

Esther Perel on surviving (and thriving) at work

November 7th, 2019

50:53

Psychotherapist Esther Perel shot to fame with her TED talks and podcast on sex, infidelity, and the secret to long-term relationships. Lilah meets her in New York to learn about her latest podcast – How's Work? – which …

Chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese: "we're living in a post-authentic world"

October 24th, 2019

41:44

Award-winning chef Danny Bowien has never fully fit in. Adopted from Korea, Bowien was raised by a white, Christian family in Oklahoma, in "the …

Artist Mark Bradford peels back layers. Plus: is Netflix losing steam?

October 10th, 2019

53:44

At almost seven foot tall, Mark Bradford is one of the most towering figures in the art world, in every sense. Gris asks him how it felt — as a gay, black artist — to represent the US at the Venice Biennale in the era …

On sex and bias with comedian Sara Pascoe

September 24th, 2019

34:56

How does evolutionary biology shape our attitudes towards desire? Is it always possible to confront your own prejudice? Gris talks to Sara Pascoe …

Unpacking the internet with Jia Tolentino

September 10th, 2019

46:10

As The New Yorker magazine's go-to millennial, Jia Tolentino writes cultural criticism about the internet and how it affects us. She recently …

From rap to representation with George the Poet

August 27th, 2019

53:06

He opened the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a love poem. His series Have You Heard George's Podcast? won multiple awards for …

Talking fame, trauma and fiction with Taffy Brodesser-Akner

August 13th, 2019

46:42

Gris and Lilah return with a revamped show: welcome to Culture Call! Lilah visits New York Times feature writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner at home in …

Introducing Culture Call

August 2nd, 2019

4:23

We're changing our name to Culture Call! We'll be bringing you everything that was great about Everything Else, plus an added emphasis on …

Love, lust and workplace burnout: Three Women’s Lisa Taddeo

July 12th, 2019

48:01

Three Women is one of the most talked-about books of the summer: a true story of female desire that took eight years to write. Lilah talks to its author, Lisa Taddeo, about what it was like to report on real women's sex …

Our big summer books episode 2019. Plus Simon Schama on Wordiness

June 28th, 2019

38:02

Our big summer books episode! Plus, Simon Schama


Looking for a book that will give you an existential crisis on holiday? Gris and Lilah talk with …

The secret life of a Cannes film critic. Plus: Big Little Lies and the internet wife

June 14th, 2019

42:23

FT film critic Raphael Abraham brings us behind the scenes at Cannes — and recommends the best movies to see this summer. Plus: to welcome season two …

Black Mirror and a date with Rihanna

May 31st, 2019

42:38

Gris meets Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, the pair behind Black Mirror, the hit Netflix show that explores the darker side of our relationship to …

Jon Ronson on free porn, anxiety and empathy

May 17th, 2019

34:17

Gris meets the author and podcaster Jon Ronson (The Butterfly Effect, The Psychopath Test, So You've Been Publicly Shamed) to ask him why he’s drawn …

DeRay Mckesson on Black Lives Matter. Plus: the meaning of Games of Thrones

May 3rd, 2019

31:32

Gris meets the activist, podcaster and author of On the Other Side of Freedom to discuss rising police violence against African Americans, what he …

Ways of Seeing: Sheila Heti on Pierre Bonnard

April 19th, 2019

33:57

This week, Gris meets the Canadian writer Sheila Heti at Tate Modern's Pierre Bonnard retrospective to discuss the unlikely parallels between their …

Comedian Nish Kumar, Brexit and the best goodbyes

March 30th, 2019

35:50

Gris talks to The Mash Report host Nish Kumar about comedy, the role of the political satirist and the painfully endless Brexit goodbye. And Gris …

Kristen Roupenian on 'Cat Person', dating and overnight success. Plus: we discuss consent

March 16th, 2019

44:16

When Kristen Roupenian's short story 'Cat Person' was published in December 2017, it became a viral sensation — and a focal point for conversations in the early days of #MeToo. How does she look back on it now? And what …

Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind and It's Not About the Burqa

March 2nd, 2019

34:19

Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind and It's Not About the Burqa


The actor talks to Al about his debut as a film director, directing …

Tracey Emin, the Oscars and Frieze in LA

February 16th, 2019

44:00

History catches up with Tracey Emin: the artist on love, loss and #MeToo. And it's the Academy Awards...who should win, who should not and who cares …

Richard E Grant, Oscar nominee. Plus: is Netflix good for TV?

February 2nd, 2019

44:10

The star of Withnail and I discusses his new movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?, actors, acting and why sex is key to getting into character.

And we debate the startling growth of Netflix - is it remotely healthy?

 

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Fiction special: Alexander Chee reads The Rosary

December 21st, 2018

53:20

Our coda for 2018 is something rather different: the American writer reads a meditative personal essay from his acclaimed new collection, How To …

Best books of 2018. Plus: Sally Rooney on sex, class and the internet

December 15th, 2018

50:48

In our penultimate episode of the series, we discuss the year's best novels and non-fiction works — as well as some old favourites — with Arifa …

Christmas Food & Drink Special with Tim Hayward, Polly Russell and Chef Cyrus Todiwala

December 1st, 2018

48:54

Is Christmas best for six-year-olds? And was it better in the olden days? We rediscover the joy of festive excess.

 

The Indian British chef discusses …

How to make it as a rapper in 2018. Plus: Thomas Page McBee, the first trans man to box at Madison Square Gardens

November 17th, 2018

44:25

Hip-hop is now the dominant genre in pop. But how do artists get big? We ask the London beat maker and producer Mutual Soundz and the FT's pop critic …

‘The Big Lebowski’ at 20. Plus: John Cooper Clarke, the Baudelaire of Salford, is ‘The Luckiest Guy Alive’

October 27th, 2018

48:32

As the Dude hits 20, has cult movie The Big Lebowski aged well? And, after 30-odd years, John Cooper Clarke, the ‘people’s poet’, has a new book of …

Kerry James Marshall on painting African-American life

October 13th, 2018

30:58

His paintings of black Americans - families and lovers, parks and hair salons - have earned Kerry James Marshall a reputation as one of our greatest living artists. Gris talks to him about representation, the western …

Sally Rooney, David Shrigley and comedy in contemporary art

September 29th, 2018

45:09

Sally Rooney, author of Conversations with Friends and now Normal People, discusses sex, class and the internet - and why she simply couldn't stand …

Comedian Phil Wang - Live

September 15th, 2018

23:31

Recorded at the FT Weekend Festival, Phil Wang riffs on the science of comedy, racial stereotypes and being funny on demand.

 

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Can you be a writer and a good parent? Plus: The Guilty Feminist

September 8th, 2018

42:30

Is the pram in the hall really the enemy of good art? We ask Lara Feigel, author of Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing, and the FT's Isabel Berwick. And later, Gris talks to comedian Deborah Frances-White, …

Matthew Macfadyen: from Mr Darcy to the 'dork' in Succession

September 1st, 2018

19:56

The actor unpicks his role as a "human grease stain" in the new, hit HBO TV series. Gris and Al will interview comedian Phil Wang live at the FT …

Stephen Mangan's Hang Ups. Plus essential summer songs

August 18th, 2018

43:22

Actor Stephen Mangan reveals everything about acting, death, boarding school and his new role as an online therapist. And - what makes the perfect …

Loneliness and the search for a new reality

August 4th, 2018

37:24

In the age of Instagram, Twitter and ubiquitous screens, are we lonelier than ever? We chat to Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City, and Jo Ellison, the FT’s fashion editor. Plus: Laurence Scott dissects his book,

Lehman Brothers, Lauren Greenfield and how capitalism turned sour

July 21st, 2018

35:34

Ten years after the financial crisis, The Lehman Trilogy, a play by Stefano Massini, has opened in London. We chat to FT comment editor Brooke Masters and theatre critic Sarah Hemming about what happened then and what …

Simon Schama on satire in the age of Trump

July 13th, 2018

21:10

As the US President descends on Britain — and a great big inflatable baby blimp Trump floats above Westminster — we ask Simon Schama whether this is …

Trendy food and faddish diets. Plus: artist Cornelia Parker

July 7th, 2018

49:21

Kombucha? Purple food? Spirulina? Food trends might seem mostly fatuous, but do we need them? Tim Hayward identifies what’s hot now. And Gris meets …

1968 and the spirit of protest today. Plus: comedian Fern Brady

June 23rd, 2018

45:43

Fifty years after the uprisings in Paris, Prague and the US, protest is back. There's Black Lives Matter, #MeToo — and the Stop Trump march in London next month. But what has changed? We talk to FT architecture critic …

Our World Cup hopes and fears. Plus: Akram Khan

June 14th, 2018

33:32

As the World Cup "kicks off" in Russia, we chat to two FT football fanatics, theatre critic Sarah Hemming and magazine associate editor Neil …

The birth (and death) of American cool. Plus: Complicité's Simon McBurney

March 31st, 2018

51:28

Detachment, poise, charisma: "cool" can mean many things. In our season finale, Gris is joined by the academic Sarah Churchwell and arts writer Peter …

Peak TV — from The Sopranos to Skam

March 24th, 2018

37:06

We discuss the evolution of television's so-called "golden age", from The Sopranos and The Wire to Atlanta and Broad City. What really changed? And …

Peter Carey on Australia's original sin. Plus: a new short story by JM Coetzee

March 17th, 2018

26:36

This week: two titans of literature with four Booker Prizes between them. First up, Peter Carey on tackling the relationship between Australia's …

Women After Weinstein, with Laura Bates and Reni Eddo-Lodge. Plus: Leila Slimani on motherhood

March 8th, 2018

55:17

What’s the role of feminism in the #MeToo era? We talk to Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism project, and Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of the …

Oscars 2018: the movies and the moment. Plus: Ekow Eshun on Black Panther

March 2nd, 2018

51:24

Film special! We debate the Academy Awards, why they matter and who should win: Get Out, Call Me By Your Name or Lady Bird? And what does Three …

Simon Schama on Civilisations. Plus: artist Eddie Peake

February 24th, 2018

44:29

Art historian Simon Schama on why he's updating Kenneth Clark's landmark TV series from 1969 and what 'civilisation' means today. Plus: we visit provocative artist Eddie Peake's new exhibition at White Cube and chat to …

JM Coetzee on the problem with English. Plus: Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi

February 17th, 2018

48:57

This week: a special episode from the Hay Literary Festival in Cartagena, Colombia. Nobel Prize for Literature and two-time Booker Prize winner JM …

Genius versus mediocrity. Plus: The Wire's Clarke Peters

February 10th, 2018

37:12

We're back! First up: we talk to Lucian Msamati, star of the National Theatre's Amadeus, and journalist Peter Aspden about the nature of genius. Is Kanye West today's Mozart? And in an age obsessed with …

Introducing series four

February 3rd, 2018

1:40

Everything Else is back on February 10! First up, we debate the nature of genius from Mozart to Kanye West — and we meet Clarke Peters, star of The Wire and the Oscar-tipped film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A new short story by Ali Smith, read by Olivia Williams

December 29th, 2017

28:53

In a festive special episode, the actor Olivia Williams reads 'I Heard it on Classic FN', a new short story by Ali Smith, author of the novels How To Be Both, Autumn and Winter. The story was commissioned by FT Weekend; …

Best films of 2017. Plus: Hayley Atwell on Weinstein culture

November 25th, 2017

51:58

In our season finale we reveal our favourite films of the year, from The Florida Project to Call Me By Your Name. And as Hollywood's sex scandals …

Food special! To tip or not to tip? Plus: chef Ravinder Bhogal

November 18th, 2017

46:50

Chef and TV star Ravinder Bhogal describes how women cook differently to men. We explore London’s Borough Market, asking stallholders what makes …

From Lenin with love

November 11th, 2017

54:20

Comrades! 100 years since the October Revolution we examine the Russian soul and speak to Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina.

 

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The lurid appeal of true crime. Plus: Roisin Conaty

November 6th, 2017

47:06

Is the genre as compelling as ever? Or is it biting the dust? We discuss hit podcast Dirty John and Netflix spoof American Vandal. Later, Al talks to comedian Roisin Conaty about the deathtrap of the perfect heckle.

 

Lionel Shriver

November 3rd, 2017

32:38

In this special episode, Lionel Shriver, the American writer best known for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, reads a new short story inspired by the news of 2017. She wrote it for the Word Factory and New Writing …

Why we sleep. Plus: Chris Kraus on I Love Dick

October 30th, 2017

55:35

Is sleep the answer to health and happiness? Or is the future sleepless? We talk to neuroscientist Matthew Walker about his new book Why We Sleep. Gris is quizzed on famous sleepers. And later, she meets Chris Kraus …

Class and comedy at the movies. Plus: women respond to Harvey Weinstein

October 23rd, 2017

49:05

This week, we compare a London comedy (Sally Potter's The Party) with a New York one (Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories). Gris is conflicted about #MeTo, the social media campaign highlighting the prevalence of …

What's the naughtiest thing you ever did? Plus writer Amit Chaudhuri

October 16th, 2017

51:17

Can you buy good taste? Kelly Hoppen and Nicky Haslam have the answers. Chaudhuri discusses his mini masterpiece 'Friend of My Youth'. Later, Vince Cable, Ruth Rogers and Jeremy Paxman confess their darkest secrets.  

Boards and barricades – political theatre. Plus: adventurer Natalia Cohen

October 9th, 2017

47:59

Can plays improve the world? We ask playwright James Graham and journalist Helen Lewis. Then we meet Natalia Cohen, who rowed across the Pacific Ocean in a little boat called Doris.  

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Peace and love. Plus: Teju Cole

October 2nd, 2017

44:31

The power of pop, Monty Python's 'Every Sperm is Sacred' - and Gris's big news. FT pop critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney joins us to discuss how music can …

Extra scoop: S-Town's Brian Reed

September 29th, 2017

12:44

A short but sweet extra episode for fans of 'S-Town'. We talk to the host and co-creator of the hit podcast ahead of his UK tour. Contains spoilers!  

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Basquiat, Banksy and Hollie McNish

September 25th, 2017

50:45

We're back! We head to the Barbican's Basquiat show 'Boom for Real' - then chat to Ekow Eshun about this 'radiant child'. Later, poet and YouTube …

Introducing series three

September 22nd, 2017

1:24

The FT's culture podcast is back with a bang on September 25. We've got a new co-host and interviews with Pussy Riot, Teju Cole, Hollie McNish and …

Love summer, love lowbrow. Plus: Elizabeth Strout

June 22nd, 2017

40:21

From Baywatch to Justin Bieber, we discuss the best (and worst) of this summer's trashy film and music. Plus: the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist …

Why 2017 is the year of queer

June 15th, 2017

36:26

Finally, gay art and writing is getting the attention it deserves. We celebrate with novelist Philip Hensher and critic Jackie Wullschlager. Plus: …

Dystopian dreams and robotic sculpture

June 8th, 2017

35:22

From Orwell to The Hunger Games, dystopian fiction is back in fashion. But can it offer comfort in troubled times? We discuss the best books, films and the new TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale'. …

Netflix versus Cannes

June 1st, 2017

32:54

It's the story that dominated the world's premier film festival: we discuss how Netflix is reshaping the future of cinema. Plus: the writer Reni Eddo-Lodge on her new book 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People …

Older, wiser — and happier? Plus: Will Self

May 25th, 2017

32:25

'Happiness data' says youth is carefree, retirement is bliss, and you muddle through in between. We argue with the FT's Lucy Kellaway about which stage of life is the best. Then: novelist Will Self hotboxes the studio …

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May 18th, 2017

34:58

Soho House is taking over the world. But can members' clubs ever be cool? We're divided – even after visiting The Ned, London's £200m new hangout. …

We talk to Jude Law. Plus: Trump's wall

May 11th, 2017

37:40

Hello again! We're back — with a Hollywood A-lister and an architectural conundrum. Jude Law visits the FT to discuss masculinity, "method" and music …

Introducing series two

May 5th, 2017

1:53

The FT's culture podcast Everything Else is coming back soon — featuring interviews with Jude Law, Eimear McBride, Will Self and lots more  

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When fake news is funny (and when it's not)

March 23rd, 2017

38:49

In our season finale, we discuss hoax stories and Facebook "filter bubbles"; Nigerian novelist Ayobami Adebayo explores love and childlessness; and the FT's editor Lionel Barber has lunch with Jean-Claude Juncker.  

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Elena Ferrante and the perils of adaptation

March 16th, 2017

39:01

The bestselling Neapolitan Quartet is now a two-part play in London. But are adaptations always second best? Plus, 24-year-old writer Edouard Louis …

It's the sharing economy, stupid! Plus comedian Nish Kumar

March 9th, 2017

29:54

No doubt Uber and Airbnb are convenient, but what kind of impact does the so-called 'sharing economy' have on culture? Then, Nish Kumar on the …

The art of trolling

March 2nd, 2017

29:32

Following Milo Yiannopoulos' downfall, we ask the online provocateur Nimrod Kamer whether 'bad trolls' are ruining the internet. Plus: fashion's …

We need to talk about masculinity, and Deliciously Ella

February 23rd, 2017

39:27

Men in crisis? What crisis? Plus, the food world's social media star and author of the fastest selling debut cookbook ever on why vegetables are cool …

How Girls turned TV upside down

February 16th, 2017

41:29

Lena Dunham's show skewered millennial culture - but did it revolutionise TV? Plus: artist Ryan Gander on why he never does the same thing twice  

Self-help special! Featuring smartphones and an Agony Uncle

February 9th, 2017

32:59

We tested the apps that promise to make us more productive, mindful and all-round better versions of ourselves, and discuss the (mixed) results with …

Culture stands up to Trump. Plus: Elif Shafak

February 2nd, 2017

34:17

From museum strikes to a micro-penis, how artists are responding to the US president; Turkey's most popular female novelist on Islam, feminism and …

The Oscars dissected, and the man behind Brexit

January 26th, 2017

38:37

Are La La Land, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea worth the hype? Does Daniel Hannan have any regrets about Britain’s vote to leave the EU? And why did one British artist photograph every page of the Koran?  

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The death of new music? Plus: Wayne McGregor

January 19th, 2017

37:27

Did pop itself die alongside David Bowie and Prince last year? Or is it constantly reinventing itself? We debate the state of new music and look forward to the albums of 2017. Plus, choreographer Wayne McGregor on …

'Pig-killing day' by David Szalay

December 29th, 2016

37:12

'It is over before either of us has really understood what is happening.' David Szalay, whose novel 'All That Man Is' was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, reads his short story, specially written for the FT. …

2016: the good, the bad and the ugly, with Simon Schama

December 22nd, 2016

34:40

We try to make sense of the biggest cultural moments in a crazy year, from the brilliance of Beyoncé to the hideousness of hygge. Plus, the chefs …

Politics and culture in the age of anger

December 15th, 2016

32:42

Pankaj Mishra and Helen Lewis join us to discuss why everyone is so full of rage right now; Nigerian-American artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby on …

Literary prizes as 'posh bingo'. Plus: writer/rapper Kate Tempest

December 8th, 2016

37:15

The power - and politics - of prize-giving, from Dylan's Nobel to Beatty's Booker; Kate Tempest on what William Blake and Wu-Tang have in common; and …

Don't worry, you’re not a narcissist (probably)

December 1st, 2016

37:41

FT critics discuss our age of self-admiration and why it troubles us so much; 'bad boy' theatre director Ivo van Hove on how his punk origins still inspire his work; and what it's like to have lunch with the radical …

Introducing Everything Else

November 24th, 2016

1:23

A new culture podcast from the Financial Times in which we talk about film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks. Featuring star …

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