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30 August 2015

Episode 321

53 minutes

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet music-writer Peter Doggett to question whether the story of pop music is still moving forward. We also hear from film-director Abel Ferrara about his new biopic that looks at the troubled life of Italian film-icon Pier Paolo Pasolini. Plus: former art-director for ‘The New York Times’ Steven Heller dissects a new collection from Taschen of the futurist book covers that emerged from Weimar-era Germany.

30 August 2015

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Chapter 1

Peter Doggett

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Music-writer and author Peter Doggett looks back at the past 125 years of pop music – the subject of his new book ‘Electric Shock’ – and asks whether it still has a future.

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Abel Ferrara

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Film director Abel Ferrara reflects on the life of troubled Italian writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the subject of Ferrara’s eponymous new film.

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Steven Heller

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Steven Heller, a former art director for ‘The New York Times’, discusses the brief period of Weimar Germany and the bold futurist designs that graced the books coming out of the country between the two world wars.

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