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Sam Mendes, Nicolas Godin and Radie Peat

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12 January 2020

Episode 549

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We meet Oscar-winning director Sir Sam Mendes to learn more about his First World War epic, ‘1917’. Plus: Nicolas Godin – one half of French electro-rocking legends, Air -– talks us through his latest album, and Radie Peat, a lynchpin of the contemporary Irish Folk scene, on how she uses ancient instruments to explore new sonic palettes.

12 January 2020

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Sir Sam Mendes

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Oscar-winning director Sir Sam Mendes explains why he turned his lens on the First World War in his awards-tipped latest, ‘1917’.

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Nicolas Godin

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Alongside his work as part of legendary French electro duo, Air, Nicolas Godin is a prolific solo artist. He unpacks the role of architecture and his signature sound on his new album, ‘Concrete and Glass’.

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Radie Peat

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Irish folk music is in rude health as an evolving cultural force. Among its practitioners is Radie Peat, singer in the band Lankum. She discusses her involvement in the upcoming cultural showcase, ‘Imagining Ireland’.

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