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Talk the Line is a conversation podcast from The Line of Best Fit, the UK's biggest independent website for new music discovery. Our host Jen Long meets the people we love from music, film and television to find out about their passions and obsessions. Join us as we go deep into chat with some of the most interesting artists and celebrities around.

Talk the Line is a conversation podcast from The Line of Best Fit, the UK's biggest independent website for new music discovery. Our host Jen Long meets the people we love from music, film and television to find out about their passions and obsessions. Join us as we go deep into chat with some of the most interesting artists and celebrities around.
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United Kingdom

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Talk the Line is a conversation podcast from The Line of Best Fit, the UK's biggest independent website for new music discovery. Our host Jen Long meets the people we love from music, film and television to find out about their passions and obsessions. Join us as we go deep into chat with some of the most interesting artists and celebrities around.

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Episodes

70: Mr Silla on Anime

11/16/2018
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Musician, visual artist and former Múm vocalist Sigurlaug Gisladóttir has been a mainstay of the tightly-knit Icelandic music scene for more than a decade - much of that as part of solo-project-come-collective Mr. Silla. In a special podcast recorded at Iceland Airwaves, she tells us about her love of anime.

Duration:00:26:53

69: Jim White on Scavenging

10/29/2018
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DIY outlier musician Jim White tells us about his passion for finding old things in a special podcast recorded at this year's End of the Road Festival.

Duration:00:33:00

68: Alessia Cara on Growing Pains

10/16/2018
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Canadian popstar and singer/songwriter Alessia Cara talks about the awkwardness of adolescence.

Duration:00:28:26

67: Japanese Breakfast on Korean Food

10/3/2018
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Michelle Zauner - aka Philadelphia pop experimentalist Japanese Breakfast - talks about her love of Korean food to host Jen Long.

Duration:00:26:03

66: The Joy Formidable on Utah

9/19/2018
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Rhiannon "Ritzy" Bryan from Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable talks about her experiences of living in Utah. The band's new record AAARTH drops on 28 September via Hassle Records.

Duration:00:37:50

65: Samm Henshaw on Comic Book Adaptations

9/4/2018
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Rising R&B star and comic book obsessive Samm Henshaw chats to Jen Long about how his favourite books have made it to the big and small screens.

Duration:00:35:54

64: Interpol on Boxing

8/21/2018
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Interpol frontman Paul Banks explains the noble art of boxing to Jen Long. The band's sixth album Marauder is released on 24 August via Matador.

Duration:00:31:24

63: Miles Kane on American Wrestling (WWE)

8/6/2018
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Miles Kane joins presenter Jen Long to explore his passion for WWE - American Wrestling. With a career stretching back to his mid-teens, Kane's been one of indie rock's most prolific collaborators - notably as part of The Last Shadow Puppets, the band he formed with Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys. This year he releases Coup De Grace - only his third solo album - which is named for a wrestling move made famous by Finn Balor. Balor also appears in Kane's recent video for "Cry on My Guitar".

Duration:00:30:28

62: Mikky Ekko on Lucid Dreaming

7/20/2018
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Singer/Songwiter and Rihanna-collaborator Mikky Ekko joins presenter Jen Long to share his fascination with controlling what happens in your dreams. You can take the Japanese Cube Test mentioned in this episode on David Wolfe's website.

Duration:00:44:12

61: Clap Your Hands Say Yeh on La Liga

7/13/2018
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Alec Ounsworth is the Pennsylvania-born frontman of Clap Your Hands Say Yeh, one of the most loved US indie bands of the last decade thanks largely to their self-titled 2005 debut and its follow up Some Loud Thunder. The band’s most recent album The Tourist came together after a period of reflection and was lyrically inspired by the likes of Elvis Costello and Paul Simon. As the football World Cup comes to a close, we're talking to Alec about his love of La Liga - the Spanish premier...

Duration:00:40:52

60: Tom Grennan on the World Cup

7/6/2018
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Rising star Tom Grennan tells us why football's coming home this year as we explore the unique appeal of the World Cup.

Duration:00:40:38

59: Lucy Rose on Being Boring

6/29/2018
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British singer/songwriter Lucy Rose tells us about the joys of being boring.

Duration:00:48:22

58: Two Door Cinema Club on Northern Ireland and The Troubles

6/22/2018
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Kevin Baird is a founding member of Two Door Cinema Club, probably the most successful rock band to ever come out of Northern Ireland. The three members of Two Door met as teenagers in Bangor and made their TV debut at the age of sixteen on a BBC TV music talent show - where they came last. In 2007 they conquered social media and chose music over University, releasing their debut EP Four Words to Stand On, the following year. Two Door have had massive success across the world with three...

Duration:00:53:15

57: Stella Donnelly on the Menstrual Cycle

6/15/2018
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Stella Donnelly was born and raised in Wales before moving to Australia at the age of ten. Fifteen years later she's one of her adopted country's brightest musical hopes, abandoning her plans to study social work at University in favour of signing to legendary indie label Secretly Canadian. Stellla is an honest and confrontational lyricist, with signature track "Boys Will Be Boys" addressing victim blaming and written to the rapist of her friend. It features on Stella's debut EP -which gets...

Duration:00:39:04

56: The Hold Steady's Craig Finn on Baseball

6/8/2018
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Minnesota-born Craig Finn is the frontman of The Hold Steady and as a huge baseball fan has never been shy about his support for hometown team the Minnesota Twins, even penning a fight song for them back in 2010 - and today we're talking to him about why it's the only sport that matters to him.

Duration:00:40:58

55: We Are Scientists on Jack Reacher

6/1/2018
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Chris and Keith from We Are Scientists go deep in chat on their literary obsession: Jack Reacher, the fictional character created by British author Lee Child.

Duration:00:59:15

54: Neko Case on warrior women

5/25/2018
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Legendary singer and performer Neko Case tells us why she's inspired by the warrior women of history.

Duration:00:42:32

53: Harry from Peace on Yoga

5/18/2018
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Harry Koisser, the frontman of Peace, used to embrace the lifestyle of a metropolitan rockstar but when Peace relocated to a farmhouse in the middle of a forest miles away from civilisation to write their new record Kindness Is the New Rock and Roll, he underwent a personal transformation. Newly sober, his creativity has been revolutionised by practising meditation and yoga and that's what we're talking about today.

Duration:00:40:29

52: Tove Styrke on Personality

5/10/2018
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Swedish pop star Tove Styrke tells us about her fascination with personality.

Duration:00:42:03

51: Max Richter on Haruki Murakami

5/4/2018
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Max Richer - one of the first composers to combine classical and electronic elements with a post rock sensibility – tells us out one of his favourite writers, the Japanese-born Haruki Murakami.

Duration:00:46:11