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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

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.

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

JM Coetzee on the problem with English. Plus: Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi

2/17/2018
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This week: a special episode from the Hay Literary Festival in Cartagena, Colombia. Nobel Prize for Literature and two-time Booker Prize winner JM Coetzee reads a powerful short story from his forthcoming collection — and discusses the troubling dominance of the English language. Later, FT Weekend editor Alec Russell asks Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi about writing on slavery in the age of Trump; and polar explorer Erling Kagge advises Alec on where to find silence in the modern world.

Duration:00:50:11

Genius versus mediocrity. Plus: The Wire's Clarke Peters

2/10/2018
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We're back! First up: we talk to Lucian Msamati, star of the National Theatre's Amadeus, and journalist Peter Aspden about the nature of genius. Is Kanye West today's Mozart? And in an age obsessed with self-improvement, is mediocrity underrated? Later, we catch up with actor Clarke Peters about life after The Wire — and his new movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Duration:00:38:30

Introducing series four

2/3/2018
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Everything Else is back on February 10! First up, we debate the nature of genius from Mozart to Kanye West — and we meet Clarke Peters, star of The Wire and the Oscar-tipped film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. In the coming weeks, we've got interviews with Peter Carey, Yaa Gyasi, Simon McBurney, Leila Slimani and many more. Don't miss out — subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Acast, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:00:02:54

A new short story by Ali Smith, read by Olivia Williams

12/29/2017
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In a festive special episode, the actor Olivia Williams reads 'I Heard it on Classic FN', a new short story by Ali Smith, author of the novels How To Be Both, Autumn and Winter. The story was commissioned by FT Weekend; you can read it at ft.com/books. Everything Else returns in January. "Maybe because they could hear the Beach Boys greatest hits playlist. We were playing it because Bel had insisted. It's not winter. It's summer. It was winter, obviously. But all through Christmas she'd...

Duration:00:30:09

Best films of 2017. Plus: Hayley Atwell on Weinstein culture

11/25/2017
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In our season finale we reveal our favourite films of the year, from The Florida Project to Call Me By Your Name. And as Hollywood's sex scandals dominate headlines - can we separate the art from the artist? Later, we catch up with actor Hayley Atwell, star of a new adaptation of Howards End. We'll be back next year. Until then, happy holidays!

Duration:00:52:03

Food special! To tip or not to tip? Plus: chef Ravinder Bhogal

11/18/2017
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Chef and TV star Ravinder Bhogal describes how women cook differently to men. We explore London’s Borough Market, asking stallholders what makes Christmas Christmas for them. And is tipping on the way out? A quarrel about the bill with food writer and restaurateur Tim Hayward.

Duration:00:46:54

From Lenin with love

11/11/2017
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Comrades! 100 years since the October Revolution we examine the Russian soul and speak to Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina.

Duration:00:54:20

The lurid appeal of true crime. Plus: Roisin Conaty

11/6/2017
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Is the genre as compelling as ever? Or is it biting the dust? We discuss hit podcast Dirty John and Netflix spoof American Vandal. Later, Al talks to comedian Roisin Conaty about the deathtrap of the perfect heckle.

Duration:00:47:10

Lionel Shriver

11/3/2017
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In this special episode, Lionel Shriver, the American writer best known for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, reads a new short story inspired by the news of 2017. She wrote it for the Word Factory and New Writing North for 'Citizen: The New Story, London's first festival exploring Citizenship', which takes place on November 10-12.

Duration:00:32:41

Why we sleep. Plus: Chris Kraus on I Love Dick

10/30/2017
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Is sleep the answer to health and happiness? Or is the future sleepless? We talk to neuroscientist Matthew Walker. Gris is quizzed on famous sleepers. And later, she meets Chris Kraus author of cult feminist novel I Love Dick.

Duration:00:55:35

Class and comedy at the movies. Plus: women respond to Harvey Weinstein

10/23/2017
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This week, we compare a London comedy (Sally Potter's The Party) with a New York one (Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories). Gris is conflicted about #MeTo, the social media campaign highlighting the prevalence of sexual harassment. And Al speaks to the poet and playwright Inua Ellams.

Duration:00:50:23

What's the naughtiest thing you ever did? Plus writer Amit Chaudhuri

10/16/2017
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Can you buy good taste? Kelly Hoppen and Nicky Haslam have the answers. Chaudhuri discusses his mini masterpiece 'Friend of My Youth'. Later, Vince Cable, Ruth Rogers and Jeremy Paxman confess their darkest secrets.

Duration:00:52:31

Boards and barricades – political theatre. Plus: adventurer Natalia Cohen

10/9/2017
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Can plays improve the world? We ask playwright James Graham and journalist Helen Lewis. Then we meet Natalia Cohen, who rowed across the Pacific Ocean in a little boat called Doris.

Duration:00:49:13