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‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’:

Justin Quirk tells Andrew Mueller about how a childhood love for glam metal inspired his new book, ‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’. It tells the story of this maligned music genre, from the extravagant hair, makeup and costumes to the political backdrop of 1980s America.

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46614 Sep 2020
30 min

‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’: 

Justin Quirk tells Andrew Mueller about how a childhood love for glam metal inspired his new book, ‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’. It tells the story of this maligned music genre, from the extravagant hair, makeup and costumes to the political backdrop of 1980s America.

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4657 Sep 2020
30 min

‘I Hate Suzie’: 

We discuss ‘I Hate Suzie’ from Lucy Prebble, playwright and a writer for ‘Succession’, and Billie Piper. The TV series is a comedy about an actress whose phone is hacked, leading to compromising photos being leaked on the internet. Lucy Jones and Toby Earle join Robert Bound.

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46431 Aug 2020
30 min

‘Tenet’: 

As cinemas reopen, Simran Hans and Tim Robey join Robert Bound to discuss Christopher Nolan’s time-bending new action-adventure, ‘Tenet’.

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46324 Aug 2020
30 min

‘Summer’ by Ali Smith: 

Robert Bound is joined by the writers Susannah Butter and Alex Preston to review the final book in Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet and discuss the things it made them think of.

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46217 Aug 2020
30 min

Claire Oakley, director of 'Make Up': 

Claire Oakley, the director of new British psychosexual thriller ‘Make Up’, speaks to Robert Bound about the holiday parks, music and dreams that inspired her debut feature.

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46110 Aug 2020
30 min

Reality check: 

It seems that there has been an uptick in the amount of reality TV being put out into the world by Netflix. On this week’s show, Robert Bound is joined by Fernando Augusto Pacheco and the TV critics Inkoo Kang and Scott Bryan to look at the different formats – from dating shows to real-life soap operas – and ask whether the streaming giant, which was once known first and foremost for glossy drama, is changing tack with its content to cater for an international audience.

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4603 Aug 2020
30 min

The Fight: 

Robert Bound speaks to film-maker Eli B Despres about ‘The Fight’, a new documentary that he’s co-directed about four different cases taken on by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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45927 Jul 2020
30 min

Back to business: 

As Tate reopens its museums, we visit Tate Modern to speak to art critic Louisa Buck and Tate’s director, Maria Balshaw, about the importance of seeing art in the flesh and the new challenges of running a gallery.

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45820 Jul 2020
30 min

A time for change?: 

Robert Bound is joined by guests from the film, publishing, art and music industries to talk about the future of the arts, how they have been affected by lockdown and whether this is an opportunity for positive change.

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45713 Jul 2020
30 min

‘The Booksellers’: 

We speak to DW Young and Judith Mizrachy, the director and producer of new documentary ‘The Booksellers’, which offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of New York’s book collectors and traders.

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4566 Jul 2020
30 min

Summer round-up: 

We dial up some of our cultural experts to find out what we should be watching, listening to and reading this summer. Robert Bound chats to broadcaster and journalist Kate Hutchinson, the writer Alex Preston and film critic Simran Hans.

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45529 Jun 2020
30 min

Brit Bennett: 

Author Brit Bennett tells Robert Bound about her new novel, ‘The Vanishing Half’, which explores the lives of twin sisters in a black community in the US Deep South, who run away and live their lives differently: one as black, the other as white.

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45422 Jun 2020
30 min

Home: 

The AppleTV+ documentary series ‘Home’ visits unique properties around the world that have a sustainable or social remit. Robert Bound speaks to the series director, Doug Pray, and one of the featured designers, Christopher Brown, about what ‘home’ means.

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45315 Jun 2020
30 min

Reopening the Guggenheim: 

The directors of the Guggenheim’s Bilbao, Venice andNew York museums reflect on what they’ve missed since we went into lockdown, how they have been getting their art fixes and how things are different now as gallery doors reopen.

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4528 Jun 2020
30 min

Róisín Murphy: 

Solo artist Róisín Murphy, the former lead singer of Moloko, tells us about the wonderfully trippy home music videos that she’s been making during lockdown and how her influences include Italian TV shows, queer music culture and cities with big rivers.

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