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Everything Else is a culture podcast from the Financial Times. We're into film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks. Featuring star guests and presented by John Sunyer and Griselda Murray Brown.

Everything Else is a culture podcast from the Financial Times. We're into film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks. Featuring star guests and presented by John Sunyer and Griselda Murray Brown.
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Everything Else is a culture podcast from the Financial Times. We're into film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks. Featuring star guests and presented by John Sunyer and Griselda Murray Brown.

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English


Episodes

How to make it as a rapper in 2018. Plus: Thomas Page McBee, the first trans man to box at Madison Square Gardens

11/17/2018
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Hip-hop is now the dominant genre in pop. But how do artists get big? We ask the London beat maker and producer Mutual Soundz and the FT's pop critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney. Plus: a trans writer on 'toxic masculinity' and the beauty of being a man.

Duration:00:45:42

‘The Big Lebowski’ at 20. Plus: John Cooper Clarke, the Baudelaire of Salford, is ‘The Luckiest Guy Alive’

10/27/2018
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As the Dude hits 20, has cult movie The Big Lebowski aged well? And, after 30-odd years, John Cooper Clarke, the ‘people’s poet’, has a new book of verse – he also has two pairs of glasses but no mobile phone.

Duration:00:48:52

Kerry James Marshall on painting African-American life

10/13/2018
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His paintings of black Americans - families and lovers, parks and hair salons - have earned Kerry James Marshall a reputation as one of our greatest living artists. Gris talks to him about representation, the western canon and who decides the value of art.

Duration:00:31:32

Sally Rooney, David Shrigley and comedy in contemporary art

9/29/2018
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Sally Rooney, author of Conversations with Friends and now Normal People, discusses sex, class and the internet - and why she simply couldn't stand being at school. Plus - can visual art be very funny? We ask the great David Shrigley.

Duration:00:46:32

Comedian Phil Wang - Live

9/15/2018
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Recorded at the FT Weekend Festival, Phil Wang riffs on the science of comedy, racial stereotypes and being funny on demand.

Duration:00:24:35

Can you be a writer and a good parent? Plus: The Guilty Feminist

9/8/2018
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Is the pram in the hall really the enemy of good art? We ask Lara Feigel, author of Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing, and the FT's Isabel Berwick. And later, Gris talks to comedian Deborah Frances-White, host of the hit podcast The Guilty Feminist, about self-confidence, male privilege and her years as a Jehovah's Witness.

Duration:00:43:53

Matthew Macfadyen: from Mr Darcy to the 'dork' in Succession

9/1/2018
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The actor unpicks his role as a "human grease stain" in the new, hit HBO TV series. Gris and Al will interview comedian Phil Wang live at the FT Weekend Festival on September 8. Tickets are available at ftweekendfestival.com.

Duration:00:19:56

Stephen Mangan's Hang Ups. Plus essential summer songs

8/18/2018
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Actor Stephen Mangan reveals everything about acting, death, boarding school and his new role as an online therapist. And - what makes the perfect summer song? Fluff or poignant melancholy? From Justin Bieber to Mungo Jerry, we dig deep with music writer David Cheal and arts critic India Ross.

Duration:00:43:54

Loneliness and the search for a new reality

8/4/2018
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In the age of Instagram, Twitter and ubiquitous screens, are we lonelier than ever? We chat to Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City, and Jo Ellison, the FT’s fashion editor. Plus: Laurence Scott dissects his book, Picnic Comma Lightning, a touching exploration of identity in the 21st century.

Duration:00:38:28

Lehman Brothers, Lauren Greenfield and how capitalism turned sour

7/21/2018
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Ten years after the financial crisis, The Lehman Trilogy, a play by Stefano Massini, has opened in London. We chat to FT comment editor Brooke Masters and theatre critic Sarah Hemming about what happened then and what we see on stage. Plus: Gris speaks to provocative filmmaker Lauren Greenfield about her new documentary Generation Wealth

Duration:00:36:39

Simon Schama on satire in the age of Trump

7/13/2018
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As the US President descends on Britain — and a great big inflatable baby blimp Trump floats above Westminster — we ask Simon Schama whether this is a good time for political comedy, how satire has adapted to Donald Trump and whether it can really change anything.

Duration:00:21:59

Trendy food and faddish diets. Plus: artist Cornelia Parker

7/7/2018
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Kombucha? Purple food? Spirulina? Food trends might seem mostly fatuous, but do we need them? Tim Hayward identifies what’s hot now. And Gris meets the witty Cornelia Parker, destroyer of silver spoons, brass instruments and garden sheds.

Duration:00:50:24

1968 and the spirit of protest today. Plus: comedian Fern Brady

6/23/2018
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Fifty years after the uprisings in Paris, Prague and the US, protest is back. There's Black Lives Matter, #MeToo — and the Stop Trump march in London next month. But what has changed? We talk to FT architecture critic Edwin Heathcote. Later, Al meets the supremely funny (and supremely dark) Scottish comedian Fern Brady.

Duration:00:46:46

Our World Cup hopes and fears. Plus: Akram Khan

6/14/2018
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As the World Cup "kicks off" in Russia, we chat to two FT football fanatics, theatre critic Sarah Hemming and magazine associate editor Neil O'Sullivan, about the beautiful game. Later, Gris meets the choreographer and dancer Akram Khan. You can read the FT's World Cup coverage at ft.com/world-cup.

Duration:00:35:19

The birth (and death) of American cool. Plus: Complicité's Simon McBurney

3/31/2018
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Detachment, poise, charisma: "cool" can mean many things. In our season finale, Gris is joined by the academic Sarah Churchwell and arts writer Peter Aspden to discuss its evolution from the 1920s to today. Later, theatre director Simon McBurney tells the story of a journey into the Amazon rainforest.

Duration:00:53:12

Peak TV — from The Sopranos to Skam

3/24/2018
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We discuss the evolution of television's so-called "golden age", from The Sopranos and The Wire to Atlanta and Broad City. What really changed? And what's next? Will original shows from Facebook, Apple and YouTube threaten Netflix and Amazon — or even change the way we watch TV? Plus: author Joy Press on how female showrunners are revolutionising the small screen.

Duration:00:38:08

Peter Carey on Australia's original sin. Plus: a new short story by JM Coetzee

3/17/2018
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This week: two titans of literature with four Booker Prizes between them. First up, Peter Carey on tackling the relationship between Australia's white and Aboriginal populations in his new novel, A Long Way from Home. Later, JM Coetzee reads 'The Dog', a story from his forthcoming collection, Seven Moral Tales. It was recorded at the Hay Literary Festival in Cartagena, Colombia; for more highlights from the festival, listen to our episode "JM Coetzee on the problem with English. Plus:...

Duration:00:26:36

Women After Weinstein, with Laura Bates and Reni Eddo-Lodge. Plus: Leila Slimani on motherhood

3/8/2018
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What’s the role of feminism in the #MeToo era? We talk to Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism project, and Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, about where we are — and where we’re heading. Plus: French writer Leila Slimani on work, motherhood and her Prix Goncourt-winning novel Lullaby. Listen to Everything Else on iTunes or Stitcher, and let us know what you think on our Facebook page.

Duration:00:55:16

Oscars 2018: the movies and the moment. Plus: Ekow Eshun on Black Panther

3/2/2018
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Film special! We debate the Academy Awards, why they matter and who should win: Get Out, Call Me By Your Name or Lady Bird? And what does Three Billboards — its success and backlash — say about the current climate? Later, Griselda talks to Ekow Eshun about why Black Panther is a cultural turning point.

Duration:00:52:07

Simon Schama on Civilisations. Plus: artist Eddie Peake

2/24/2018
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Art historian Simon Schama on why he's updating Kenneth Clark's landmark TV series from 1969 and what 'civilisation' means today. Plus: we visit provocative artist Eddie Peake's new exhibition at White Cube and chat to him about nudity, desperation and the changing face of London.

Duration:00:45:43