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Talk The Line

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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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English

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Episodes

31: Naughty Boy on Home Cooking

12/8/2017
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Under the name of Naughty Boy, producer Shahid Khan has been behind some of the most successful pop music of the last few years. As a seventeen year old growing up in Watford, Shahid was turned onto the possibilities of music after hearing Timbaland and Aaliyah’s ‘Try Again’ but he only began making music 11 years ago. His career was kickstarted by a grant from the Princes Trust and an appearance on Deal or No Deal which netted him the forty grand he used to fund a collaboration with...

Duration: 00:36:52


30: Annie Hart on managing your band's finances

12/1/2017
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Annie Hart made her name as one third of Au Revoir Simone, a band she initially formed almost fifteen years ago after befriending Erika Forster on a trainride from New York to Vermont. Along with Heather D'Angelo, Au Revoir Simone have released four records and despite their last coming out almost half a decade ago, the trio’s star remains on the ascent, with several appearances on the third season of Twin Peaks earlier this year. The Long Island-born Annie released Impossible...

Duration: 00:37:59


29: Natti from Fickle Friends on Yuval Harari’s Sapiens

11/24/2017
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Natti Shiner is the principle singer, songwriter and synth player in Fickle Friends, the hardest working indie-pop band in the UK right now. Natti was born in the mountains of Switzerland, but raised in Devon and the New Forest by her bohemian Madonna and ABBA-loving mother who’d drag her to WOMAD every summer.A teenage obsession with Avril Lavigne set Natti on the path to music and she stared drumming in her first band when she was 11. She thought she’d end up becoming a doctor, but...

Duration: 00:44:39


28: Torres on ASMR

11/17/2017
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Torres - aka 26-year-old musician Mackenzie Scott - talks about her experiences of ASMR and its triggers. Three Futures, Torres' third album, was released last month and grew out of the idea that music could be enjoyed and experienced by all five senses. One of its dominant themes is a celebration of the body as a mechanism of joy and so it's no surprise that she chose Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) as her subject for our latest podcast exploring celebrity obsessions and...

Duration: 00:00:43


27: Ólafur Arnalds on Collaboration

11/10/2017
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Ólafur Arnalds is one of Iceland’s top composers and probably best known in the UK for his BAFTA-award winning score to the television show Broadchurch. Only just in his thirties, Ólafur has carved our a career that’s seen him work with the likes of Nils Fraham, as well as moonlight as one half of techno outfit Kiasmos – along with his friend Janus from electro-pop outfit Bloodgroup. Last year he released the album Island Songs which saw him connect with local musicians across his home...

Duration: 00:45:31


26: The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci Jr. on Animals

11/3/2017
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Before he joined The Killers in 2002, Ronnie Vanucci Jr was a well known drummer on the Las Vegas scene had played in in everything from a ska-punk to a covers band called Free Food, who played at prisons and homeless shelters.He beginning drumming at the age of seven and nineteen years later was studying classical percussion at the University of Nevada when he met Brandon Flowers. The band would play in Ronnie’s garage and at night he would sneak them into his University building to...

Duration: 00:27:29


25: Murr from Impractical Jokers on Conspiracy Theories

10/26/2017
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James Murray - aka Murr - is a member of comedy collective The Tenderloins who found fame on hit Comedy Central show Impractical Jokers. One of four friends who met 27 years ago in a High School religious education class, Murr was working for the Staten Island Ferry when the group reconnected 9 years later and began practicing improv comedy. Impractical Jokers sees the cast challenge each other to do the most ridiculous public pranks with everything captured on hidden cameras. Over the...

Duration: 00:45:46


24: Högni on Basketball

10/20/2017
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Högni Egilsson is one of the most recognisable faces and voices in Icelandic music. A member of the legendary electronic collective Gus Gus since 2011, he’s also carved out a career with the bands Hjaltalín and Gluteus Maximus. Högni mastered the violin, guitar and piano in his teens alongside a stint in his high-school choir before studying composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. He has composed music for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Icelandic National Theatre and this year...

Duration: 00:43:27


23: Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch on The Human Condition

10/13/2017
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Spirituality and religion have been re-ocurring themes in the lyrics of Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch. In this episode of Talk The Line we talk to him about one of the grandest themes we’ve ever tackled: The Human Condition.

Duration: 00:49:25


22: Charly Bliss frontwoman Eva Hendricks and Comic Books

10/5/2017
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Eva Hendricks is the effervescent frontwoman of Brooklyn power pop band Charly Bliss. Made up of four friends who all went to school together, the band formed in 2014 and also includes Eva’s brother Sam. Earlier year they released their first album Guppy, which the AV Club called an “instant classic’. They also published a companion comic book which featured contributors like illustrator Tuesday Bassen, comic artist Michael Deforge, and Sadie from Speedy Ortiz and Sad13 each interpreting...

Duration: 00:36:46


21: Spacebomb's Cameron Ralston and Gardening

9/29/2017
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Cameron Ralston is the house bassist and a producer for Spacebomb, a collective of musicians based in Richmond, Virginia, who set up a record label and production company based around a house band. They followed a model established by the likes of Stax or Motown, with a signature style inspired by a love of great American soul music. As The Guardian put it, "they make albums that sound like a million dollars" - and this and this October they assemble in London for a one off show that will...

Duration: 00:39:48


20: Anne Marie and Body Image

9/21/2017
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BRITs-nominated popstar Anne-Marie talks about the challenges women and girls face in living up to somebody else's idea of the perfect body.

Duration: 00:43:06


19: Kris Hallenga and Cornwall

9/15/2017
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Kris Hallenga has one of the most inspiring stories of our times. After being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23 she founded the charity Copafeel with her sister and a mission to educate women about the dangers of late diagnosis. Kris moved to Cornwall last year after many years of London life and that's what we're talking to her about in this episode of Talk The Line.

Duration: 00:48:31


18: Julia Jacklin and Magic

9/7/2017
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An obsession with magic gave Julia Jacklin an epiphany. She explains why in a special podcast recorded at End of the Road Festival with host Jen Long.

Duration: 00:38:33


17: Kata Mogensen and Imposter Syndrome

8/31/2017
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Kata Mogensen, singer with Icelandic band Mammút talks to Jen Long faking it: otherwise known as "imposter syndrome".

Duration: 00:43:50


16: Glyn Fussell and Birds

8/25/2017
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Sink the Pink-founder Glyn Fussell began his career as a go-go dancer in Sydney before creating the infamous London club night that's taken the UK capital's nightlife by storm. He talks to Jen Long about his love of birds.

Duration: 00:48:40


15: Nadine Shah and Mental Health

8/17/2017
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Singer/songwriter Nadine Shah talks about the taboo of mental health in a revealing chat with Jen Long.

Duration: 00:54:54


14: Vanessa White and '90s R&B

8/10/2017
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After leaving British girl-group The Saturdays, Vanessa White is beginning to carve out a solo career influenced by the music she fell in love with as a child. She tells Jen Long just why she loves ‘90s R&B so much.

Duration: 00:37:42


13: Martine McCutcheon and Henry VIII

8/3/2017
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Actress, singer and national institution Martine McCutcheon reveals her fascination with 16th-century British monarch Henry VIII.

Duration: 00:39:40


12: Amanda Palmer And The Things You're Not Supposed To Talk About

7/27/2017
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Amanda Palmer doesn't shy away from talking about the difficult things in her life - something that her interviewers often find hard to keep up with. She talks candidly about those things with Jen Long.

Duration: 00:47:01

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