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Global Pillage

Deborah Frances-White

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Global Pillage is a brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of "having a cat on their head"? What do your friends make you do if you're unmarried by thirty in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the equivalent of sexting jargon) if sent between World War Two sweethearts? All the oddness of humanity is explored in this hilarious new show where TWO TEAMS OF COMEDIANS take on the HIVE MIND OF THE ...
 
Compulsive Reader's author interviews, book chat, literary discussions, readings and more. It's an audio haven for book lovers! Recent and upcoming guests include Terry Denton, Marion Halligan, Sir Ken Robinson, Emily Ballou, Sofie Laguna, Matthew Riley, John Banville, Felicity Plunkett, Mark Coker, Peter Bowerman, Eric Maisel, Ramona Koval, Tim Flannery, Carl Zimmer, Gail Jones, Jane Smiley, Frank Delaney, Ben Okri, and many more.
 
Director Drake Doremus and actor Felicity Jones discuss their new film, Breathe In, a revealing family drama starring Felicity as Sophie, a soulful British exchange student who comes to New York in search of musical inspiration and changes the lives of the family who hosts her. Breathe In, which also stars Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan, reunites not only Drake and Felicity, but the writer and producers from Like Crazy, which won the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.
 
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant come to the Apple Store Regent Street to discuss 'Cemetery Junction', the pair's first foray into the feature film-making. This coming-of-age tale of three young lads in 1970s suburban England, brings their unique blend of finely-tuned character development and bitter-sweet comedy to the big screen. Moderated by Rick Edwards. See 'Cemetery Junction' in cinemas from 14 April.
 
Join our heroes (SYFY WIRE’s Brian Silliman, Caitlin Busch, and Matt Romano) for a celebratory visit to the world of Star Wars each and every week, where they’ll cover everything going on in the galaxy far, far away. Celebrating the films in the saga? Of course. Exploring new movies and shows? On it. Big news? They’ll have it. New episode breakdowns for The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars, and more? Bet on it. From interviews, new canon reveals, intensely spirited discussions and more, JABBA THE ...
 
Step inside the contemporary Dior mind with ‘Dior Talks’, a series of podcasts aimed at bringing together both the people who directly shape the creative direction of the House and those whose artistic, cultural or intellectual impact influence its narrative. The sixth series, ‘Feminism’, focuses on the women who have inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri, both professionally and personally, and who have been involved in the bold collaborations with the House that the Creative Director of Women’s col ...
 
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Global Pillage "London Podcast Festival 2022" Recorded 10 September 2022 at Kings Place in London. Released 21 September 2022. Sarah Bennetto and Njambi McGrath vs Abigoliah Schamaun and Sharlin Jahan vs the Hive Mind of the Audience. Hosted by Deborah Frances-White. Questions set by Ned Sedgwick. Music by Mark Hodge. Produced by Tom Salinsky for T…
 
https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/global-pillage-13/ Global Pillage is a comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of ‘having a cat on their head’? What do your friends make you do if you’re unmarried by 30 in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the e…
 
Sara Kidd joins me to talk about her new cookbook The Vegan Cake Bible. We cover such things as how Sara became the vegan cake queen, why she's drawn to cake, the extensive process she went through to create a cookbook including doing all of her own photography, how she chose which cakes to include, her favourite cake (hint - see links below), her …
 
Bastian Fox Phelan reads from and talks about their new memoir How to Be Between. We talk about such things as speaking about the self with all of its multitudes, finding a voice, gender norms, facial hair, their nature writing, motherhood, what's next and much more. Find out more at Bastian's website: https://www.bastianfoxphelan.com/#…
 
Beth Spencer talks about and reads from her new book The Age of Fibs. Beth talks about how the book came come together, about the transformation of her work through proximity, on the incorporation of popular culture, the relationship between artefact, memory, memoir and fiction, the way identity is a construct, on trauma and hope, and lots more. Vi…
 
Michelle Cahill, author of Daisy & Woolf, joins me at Woollahra Gallery to read from and talk about her new book, writing through Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, the burden of the canon, giving a voice to marginalised characters, literary decolonisation, the complex relationship between real life and fiction, intertextuality, the conjunction of plac…
 
Lorna Munro or Yilinhi is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman, multidisciplinary artist, poet, performer, radio and podcast host. She joins me today in the lead-up to the Sydney Writers' Festival to read some of her poems and talk about her work, her collaborations with Ancestress and Eric Avery as Poetribe, the power of spoken word, speaking language,…
 
Daniel Radcliffe and Sandra Bullock talk about The Lost City.Plus Mark reviews Morbius, which features show favourite Jared Leto as Biochemist Michael Morbius; True Things, Harry Wootliff’s drama starring Ruth Wilson as a young woman living on the fringes of society; Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Jim Carrey; animation The Bad Guys, about several reform…
 
Jake Gyllenhaal & Yahya Abdul Matten II talk about their roles in Michael Bay’s latest, Ambulance about two robbers who steal an ambulance after a heist. Plus Mark reviews Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World, which chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman navigating the troubled waters of her love life and struggling to f…
 
Kristina Darling interviews Nick Courtright about his new book The Proofs, the Figures: Walt Whitman and the Meaning of Poems. In “Song of Myself,” Walt Whitman wryly remarks about one’s being “proud to get at the meaning of poems,” a comment highlighting the long-fraught problem of poetic interpretation and the pride-worthy intellectual labor requ…
 
Simon Farnaby talks about his new film The Phantom of the Open, about Maurice Flitcroft, who managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.Mark also reviews Paris 13th District, starring Noémie Merlant in Jacques Audiard’s lat…
 
Director Sean Baker talks about his new film Red Rocket, about a washed-up adult film actor who returns to his small Texas hometown,Mark will also review Feast, about the infamous 2007 HIV incident in the Dutch city of Groningen, Turning Red, the latest animation from Disney, about a 13-year-old girl who turns into a giant red panda whenever she ge…
 
Director Clio Barnard talks about her new film Ali and Ava, which stars Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook as the titular characters. Mark will also review The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz as Batman and Catwoman in Matt Reeves’s new story featuring the Bob Kane and Bill Finger-created superhero; documentary Rebel Dread about …
 
Dave Grohl talks about his role in Studio 666, about Foo Fighters moving into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album.Mark reviews Cyrano, Joe Wright’s adaptation of the play; The Duke, about Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver who steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington f…
 
Jessica Au’s first novel, Cargo, was published by Picador in 2011 and was highly commended in the Kathleen Mitchell Award for a writer under 30. She is the former deputy editor of Meanjin, and is currently an associate editor at Aeon. Her new book Cold Enough for Snow won the inaugural Novel Prize and was published by Giramondo, New Directions and …
 
Dame Helen Mirren talks about her role in The Duke. Mark reviews Dog, The Real Charlie Chaplin, Here Before, jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (Act 1), Kimi and Old Henry.Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release. Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby C…
 
Andrea Riseborough talks about her role in new drama Here Before.Mark reviews Chuckles Branagh’s Death on the Nile, about Hercule Poirot’s investigation of the murder of a young heiress in Egypt; Marry Me, in which musical superstars who are getting married before a global audience of fans when one of them learns of their fiance’s unfaithfulness; F…
 
Jessica Chastain talks about The Eyes of Tammy Faye, an intimate look at the rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye BakkerMark reviews The Souvenir Part II, about which its writer director Joanna Hogg spoke to Simon last week; Moonfall, about a mysterious force that knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurdling on…
 
Joanna Hogg talks about her new film The Souvenir Part II. Mark reviews new animation Sing 2, about an anthropomorphic koala called Buster Moon and his friends who must persuade a reclusive rock star lion called Clay Calloway, played by Bono, to join them for the opening of a new show; Pedro Almodóvar directing Penelope Cruz and Rossy De Palma in P…
 
Guillermo del Toro talks about his new film Nightmare Alley, the second film adaptation of the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. It stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette. Mark reviews that film along with Sir Ken ‘Chuckles’ Branagh’s new film Belfast, which he discussed with Simon on last week’s show, about a …
 
Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about his new film Belfast. Mark reviews Scream, set twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro; Joel Coen’s adaptation of Sir William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, about a Scottish lord who becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland; Save the Cinem…
 
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo with their best reviews and interviews from 2021 including their chats with Sigourney Weaver, Emma Stone and Lakeith Stanfield and Mark's reviews of Wild Mountain Thyme, Greenland, Summer of Soul, Godzilla v Kong, Nomadland and No Time to Die. Plus the best dad jokes of the year. Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertai…
 
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss talk about their new film, The Matrix Resurrections, in which we return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it. Mark reviews that film along with The Humans, a horror set in a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan; The King’s Man, the prequel to the Kingsman movies starring Ra…
 
Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about her new film The Lost Daughter. Mark reviews that film plus the rest of the week’s new releases The Tender Bar, about a boy growing up on Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle's bar; Lola and the Sea, about an eighteen-year-old who lives in a foster home; Nine Days, about a reclusive m…
 
Charles Freyberg reads from and talks about his latest book of poetry The Crumbling Mansion and chats with me about performance and the power of memorisation, bringing characters to life, Kings Cross and its importance in his work, on nostalgia and ecological loss, on breaking binaries, his new work-in-progress and much more. You can find some exce…
 
Steven Spielberg and Ariana DeBose talk to Simon about West Side Story. Mark reviews that film, along with Don’t Look Up, which stars Leo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth; Clifford the Big Red Dog, about a big red dog;…
 
Riz Ahmed talks to Simon about his role as Malik Khan in Michael Pearce’s Encounter. Mark reviews that film, along with Silent Night, the horror/comedy Keira Knightley came on the show to talk about last week; Mike Mills’s C’Mon C’Mon, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a radio journalist embarking on a cross-country trip with his young nephew; Resident E…
 
Keira Knightley talks to Simon about her role as Nell in Silent Night. Plus reviews of new Disney animation Encanto, about a young Colombian girl who has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers; House of Gucci, which features last week’s guest Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, and tells the story of Patriz…
 
Media Storm is a new podcast from The House of the Guilty Feminist. It’s a current affairs show that starts with the people who are usually asked last. “Migrants”, “criminals” and “sex workers” are some of the biggest stars in the headlines, yet we rarely actually hear from them. Here, we provide a space for these minority groups to get their right…
 
Adam Driver talks about his role as Maurizio Gucci in House of Gucci. Plus reviews of Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, with Benedict Cumberbatch as charismatic rancher Phil Burbank; Ghostbusters Afterlife, about a single mother and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and th…
 
Andrew Garfield talks about his role in Tick, Tick… Boom!, about a promising young theatre composer who on the cusp of his 30th birthday navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.Plus reviews of Clint Eastwood’s neo-Western Cry Macho, about a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who takes a job to…
 
Kristen Stewart talks to Simon about her role as Princess Diana in Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, which Mark also reviews. Plus we have reviews of Paul Schrader’s The Card COunter, which tells the story of Oscar Isaac’s ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past; Chloé Zhao’s Eternals, the latest Marvel film about a race of…
 
Chloe Zhao talks about her new film Eternals, Thomasin McKenzie tells us about starring in Edgar Wright’s new film.Plus we have reviews of Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone on its 20th Anniversary re-release; Antlers, set in an isolated Oregon town, about a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother who become embroiled with her enigmatic s…
 
Simon and Mark’s guest is Denis Villeneuve, who talks about his film Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel and starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Plus we have reviews of The Boss Baby 2: Family Business, in which the grown Templeton brothers have become and drifted away from each other; The Harder They Fal…
 
Sir Michael Caine talks about his new movie Best Sellers, about a cranky, retired author who reluctantly embarks on a final book tour to help out a young publisher.Plus we have reviews of Halloween Kills, starring Jamie Lee Curtis in the continuing saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode; The Last Duel, Sir Ridley Scott’s film about King Charles VI…
 
KA Rees is a writer of poetry and short fiction. She has been published by Margaret River Press, Cordite, Australian Poetry, Overland, Review of Australian Fiction, Spineless Wonders and Yalobusha Review, among others. She received a Varuna fellowship for her manuscript of short stories, she was shortlisted for the 2016 Judith Wright Poetry Award, …
 
This latest episode in the ‘Dior Talks’ podcast series broaches the topic of heritage. In it biographer and journalist Justine Picardie speaks with Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior women’s collections, about the parallels between Monsieur Dior’s burst of creativity brought on by his emergence from the trauma and privations of war and …
 
Jeymes Samuel and Regina King talk about their new Western, The Harder They Fall. Plus we have reviews of Claudia Llosa’s Fever Dream; animation The Addams Family 2, a sequel to the 2019 animated film, in which The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting charact…
 
Ridley Scott and Jodie Comer talk about their new film The Last Duel , about King Charles VI declaring that Knight Jean de Carrouges should settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.Plus we have reviews of Next Door, Daniel Brühl’s film exploring the subject of gentrification and social inequality in Berlin; Freakscene: The St…
 
On its one-year anniversary, we've re-aired, with permission, James Bradley's wonderful conversation with Beth Spencer from Climactic's ArtBreaker. James and Beth Spencer spoke about James' new book Clade, about climate fiction, and about the imperative for art and the conversation is even more relevant today and deserves a replay. Original publica…
 
Mark and Simon’s guest is Michael Gandolfini, who’s talking about his film The Many Saints of Newark, the Sopranos prequel. Plus we have reviews of The Green Knight, David Lowery’s fantasy retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander; The Alpinist, about the climber Marc-André Leclerc; d…
 
Welcome to ‘Feminism’, the new series of ‘Dior Talks’ podcasts, hosted by Justine Picardie. ‘Dior Talks’ creates fascinating spaces for expression, exploring the imaginations and discourses of the artists and thinkers who influence Maria Grazia Chiuri. ‘Feminism’ engages in dialogue with the women who have inspired the Creative Director of Women’s …
 
Mark and Simon’s guest is Luke Wilson, who stars in depression-era sports drama 12 Mighty Orphans. Plus we have reviews of Mandibles, about simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu who find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, and decide to train it in the hope of making their fortune; Fauci, a glimpse into the life of infectious disease specia…
 
Mark and Simon’s guest is Jennifer Hudson, who talks to us about her role as Aretha Franklin in Respect, which tells the story of the icon’s career from a child singing in her father's church's choir, to her international superstardom.Plus we have reviews of Herself, Phyllida Lloyd’s film about a young mother who escapes her abusive husband and fig…
 
Mark and Simon’s guests are director Phyllida Lloyd and producer Sharon Horgan, who talk about their new film Herself, about a young mother who escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. Mark reviews Leos Carax’s collaboration with Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks, Annette; Misha and the Wolves, the story of a woman …
 
Welcome to ‘Feminism’, the latest series of ‘Dior Talks’ podcasts, hosted by Justine Picardie. ‘Dior Talks’ creates fascinating spaces for expression, exploring the imaginations and discourses of the artists and thinkers who influence Maria Grazia Chiuri. ‘Feminism’ engages in dialogue with the women who have inspired the Creative Director of Women…
 
Actor Rufus Jones guest presents this week alongside regular supersub Anna Bogutskaya. Anna reviews Candyman, which is a direct sequel to the 1992 horror Candyman; Our Ladies, about a group of Catholic schoolgirls in 1990s Scotland; The Nest, starring Jude’Law, about an entrepreneur and his American family whose life begins to take a twisted turn a…
 
Ali and Robbie interview the cast of Kurupt FM about the new documentary, following their ill-fated trip to Tokyo - People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan. Ali also talks to the star and director of new horror chiller, Censor - Niamh Algar and Prano Bailey-Bond. The film follows the story of Enid, a British film censor, who links a disturbing horror …
 
Ali and Robbie’s guest this week is Ryan Reynolds, who talks about his role as a bank cashier who discovers that he's actually inside a brutal, open world video game in Free Guy. Robbie and Ali also review Benedict Cumberbatch in The Courier, about Cold War spy Greville Wynne trying to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis; Coda, about Ruby, who i…
 
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