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Robert Eggers, Okay Kaya and Francesca Wade

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19 January 2020

Episode 550

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Robert Eggers’ 2015 film, ‘The Witch’, depicted terror in an early New England settlement; he joins us to discuss his latest period horror, ‘The Lighthouse’. Plus, Kaya Wilkins, aka Okay Kaya, on her forthcoming album, and we meet author Francesca Wade, whose new book explores a key address of London’s literary ladies in the interwar years.

19 January 2020

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Robert Eggers

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Director Robert Eggers made his name with his debut, period-horror film, ‘The Witch’. He joins us to discuss why he’s returned to folklore and historical fear in his latest, ‘The Lighthouse’.

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Okay Kaya

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We head to New York City to sit down with Norwegian-American singer Kaya Wilkins, aka Okay Kaya, to learn more about how her life and background has influenced the songwriting on her upcoming album.

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Francesca Wade

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Mecklenburgh Square in London’s Bloomsbury is not well known, but was once home to some of the UK’s most influential female literary figures. It’s the subject of Francesca Wade’s new book, and she joins us to explain more.

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