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Destroyer, Philipp Humm, Martin Hancock and Marie-Elsa Bragg

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15 December 2019

Episode 545

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We meet musician Dan Bejar, better known as Destroyer, to find out about his forthcoming album, ‘Have We Met’. Plus: CEO-turned-filmmaker Philipp Humm and actor Martin Hancock discuss their adaptation of Goethe’s ‘Faust’, and priest Marie-Elsa Bragg on her intensely personal new book.

15 December 2019

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Destroyer

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Dan Bejar has been releasing music under the name Destroyer since the mid-1990s. His diverse body of work is tied together by his distinctive vocals, humour and engagement with imagery. He joins us to discuss his forthcoming album.

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Philipp Humm and Martin Hancock

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Artist Philipp Humm used to be the CEO of Vodaphone Europe, among other senior business roles, until he decided to forge a career in contemporary art. His latest ambitious project is an adaptation of Goethe’s ‘Faust’, starring Martin Hancock.

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Marie-Elsa Bragg

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Author, priest and therapist Marie-Elsa Bragg offers an insight into the intersection of culture and spirituality, discusses her incredibly personal new book and explains how creative spirituality might help heal some of the rifts in Western society.

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