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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

Jon Ronson on free porn, anxiety and empathy

5/17/2019
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Gris meets the author and podcaster Jon Ronson (The Butterfly Effect, The Psychopath Test, So You've Been Publicly Shamed) to ask him why he’s drawn to secretive subcultures — from sites like 4chan to the Ku Klux Klan — and to discuss his latest podcast, The Last Days of August, and the ethics of reporting on the death of a young porn performer. Listen, subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:34:17

DeRay Mckesson on Black Lives Matter. Plus: the meaning of Games of Thrones

5/3/2019
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Gris meets the activist, podcaster and author of On the Other Side of Freedom to discuss rising police violence against African Americans, what he learnt from meeting Obama, what Extinction Rebellion can learn from Black Lives Matter, and the role of social media (DeRay has over 1m followers on Twitter, including Beyoncé). Plus: the FT's Alec Russell and India Ross discuss Game of Thrones. India recently wrote a blockbuster essay on the series for the FT; Alec, meanwhile, having never...

Duration:00:32:05

Ways of Seeing: Sheila Heti on Pierre Bonnard

4/19/2019
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This week, Gris meets the Canadian writer Sheila Heti at Tate Modern's Pierre Bonnard retrospective to discuss the unlikely parallels between their work, from the depiction of everyday life to the role of memory. Listen, subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:34:30

Comedian Nish Kumar, Brexit and the best goodbyes

3/30/2019
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Gris talks to The Mash Report host Nish Kumar about comedy, the role of the political satirist and the painfully endless Brexit goodbye. And Gris says her own goodbye to Al, who is leaving the podcast to embark on a new career in ASMR. As he does, Al and Gris look back on some of their favourite farewells in film and fiction. Listen, subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:35:50

Kristen Roupenian on 'Cat Person', dating and overnight success. Plus: we discuss consent

3/16/2019
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When Kristen Roupenian's short story 'Cat Person' was published in December 2017, it became a viral sensation — and a focal point for conversations in the early days of #MeToo. How does she look back on it now? And what does her new collection You Know You Want This have to say about relationships, horror and awkward sex? Later, Gris and Al head to the pub for a frank discussion about consent. Listen, subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:45:53

Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind and It's Not About the Burqa

3/2/2019
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Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind and It's Not About the Burqa The actor talks to Al about his debut as a film director, directing himself and Hollywood after Harvey Weinstein. Later, Salma Haidrani joins Gris and Al to discuss her writing in It's Not About the Burqa, a new collection of essays by Muslim women on faith, feminism, sexuality and race.

Duration:00:35:41

Tracey Emin, the Oscars and Frieze in LA

2/16/2019
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History catches up with Tracey Emin: the artist on love, loss and #MeToo. And it's the Academy Awards...who should win, who should not and who cares anyway? Plus: Frieze LA — local artist Martine Syms drives around Los Angeles, exploring the relationship between cars, culture and life through the windscreen.

Duration:00:45:22

Richard E Grant, Oscar nominee. Plus: is Netflix good for TV?

2/2/2019
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The star of Withnail and I discusses his new movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?, actors, acting and why sex is key to getting into character. And we debate the startling growth of Netflix - is it remotely healthy?

Duration:00:43:33

Fiction special: Alexander Chee reads The Rosary

12/21/2018
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Our coda for 2018 is something rather different: the American writer reads a meditative personal essay from his acclaimed new collection, How To Write an Autobiographical Novel.

Duration:00:54:37

Best books of 2018. Plus: Sally Rooney on sex, class and the internet

12/15/2018
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In our penultimate episode of the series, we discuss the year's best novels and non-fiction works — as well as some old favourites — with Arifa Akbar, literary critic and a judge of the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction, and Alice Fishburn, editor of FT Weekend magazine. Later, Gris chats to Sally Rooney about her award-winning novel Normal People.

Duration:00:52:05

Christmas Food & Drink Special with Tim Hayward, Polly Russell and Chef Cyrus Todiwala

12/1/2018
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Is Christmas best for six-year-olds? And was it better in the olden days? We rediscover the joy of festive excess. The Indian British chef discusses the future of food, his own unique style of cooking and why now is the best moment in history to be an aspiring chef.

Duration:00:51:01

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