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Aria Code is a podcast that pulls back the curtain on some of the most famous arias in opera history, with insight from the biggest voices of our time, including Roberto Alagna, Diana Damrau, Sondra Radvanovsky, and many others. Hosted by Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Rhiannon Giddens, Aria Code is produced in partnership with The Metropolitan Opera. Each episode dives into one aria — a feature for a single singer — and explores how and why these brief musical moments hav ...
 
TV and Radio’s Gaby Roslin is here with a brand new podcast and it's the party everyone is invited to! These days you can find a podcast on anything from skinning a fish to baking banana bread – Gaby’s chats are all about having a good time, celebrating positivity and spreading kindness. She'll bring you closer to the stars you've admired for years from Dame Judi Dench to Robbie Williams - there’s no one better placed to take you into the heart of showbiz. No need to RSVP, just hit subscribe ...
 
A new podcast series featuring deep-dive interviews with personalities from the world of culture, hosted by Farah Nayeri, a London-based culture writer for the New York Times. In the first episode, Farah is having a conversation with Emma Thompson, the two-time Oscar winner actress, who talks about post-#metoo Hollywood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and how she would have liked to be a vicar. In the second episode Farah is talking to the grammy-award winning guitarist, composer and producer, Nile ...
 
Are you blind when you're born? Can you see in the dark? Join us every week for an in-depth exploration of the ineffable, effable, effanineffable history of the movie and musical behemoth Cats. PodCats was recently featured on This American Life episode 695, "Everyone's a Critic."
 
David Tennant, star of Doctor Who, Good Omens and Broadchurch, gets talking with the biggest names from TV, movies, comedy and elsewhere. Featuring superstar names like Olivia Colman, James Cordon and Whoopi Goldberg. A Somethin’ Else and No Mystery production. Head to STORE.TENNANTPODCAST.COM to get your hands on the brand new David Tennant Does A Podcast With travel cups, metal water bottles and mugs.
 
Join Dame Esther Rantzen and her 'That's Life!' pal Adrian Mills each week as they natter about their news, respond to listeners’ emails, share unmissable stories and catch up with a new special guest! In true Dame Esther tradition, these ingredients will make you laugh, make you smile, and sometimes make you cry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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One of opera’s great heroines is based on one of history’s extraordinary women. The 19th century French courtesan Marie Duplessis was elegant, successful, famous, and gone before her time, dying of tuberculosis at the age of 23. One of her lovers, Alexandre Dumas fils, was so inspired by her that he wrote a novel and a play about her life called Th…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to the talented actress, singer, best-selling author and extremely popular vlogger Carrie Hope Fletcher. She is currently starring in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber and Emerald Fennell’s version of ‘Cinderella’ on stage. Carrie talks about returning to the stage after such a long wait, how she prepares for such a performance…
 
CultureBlast, the new podcast series hosted by Farah Nayeri, is back with another superstar guest -- Nan Goldin! In her first-ever podcast, Nan makes revelations about her campaign against the Sackler family, makers of OxyContin (a painkiller she became addicted to); her experience of male brutality; and her true feelings about Instagram. See acast…
 
What makes us human? As artificial intelligence becomes more advanced, technology is becoming even more integrated into the fabric of daily life, and better able to simulate real human interactions. But what really separates humans from machines is our ability to love, to dream, and to believe in an illusion. In Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, t…
 
In this episode Gaby talks to the supremely talented actress Olivia Williams! They chat about her incredible career, from the film ‘The Father’ working with Sir Anthony Hopkins, TV series ‘The Nevers’ and upcoming UK version of one of Gaby’s favourite series called ‘Call My Agent’. Plus, Olivia tells an amazing story about working with Kevin Costne…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to Judge Robert Rinder MBE. They discuss the important qualities of true friendship, trying to see the good in all people and Robert speaks very openly about depression. He talks of his amazing episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and his powerful documentary called ‘The Holocaust, My family and Me’ available now on BBC…
 
Note: This episode includes descriptions of childhood sexual assault. The drive for revenge can be all-consuming, especially when you or someone you love has been wronged. Outcast and distraught, the title character in Richard Strauss’s Elektra is obsessed with avenging the murder of her father. And because the story is based on a Greek myth, and G…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to not one, but two fantastic guests. Firstly it’s the brilliant actor Michael Jibson who starred as King George in the biggest show ever, ‘Hamilton’! He tells gaby the amazing story of how he got the part and what it was like working with musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda. Plus, what it was like working on huge films lik…
 
Join us for a very special look back on season 1 of That's After Life! with highlights from all of our special guests! Anton Du Beke Michael Palin Imelda Staunton Katie Price Barry Humphries Joanna Lumley Gyles Brandreth Natalie Dormer Len Goodman David Baddiel Michael Grade and Judi Dench! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to Emma Gannon - Sunday Times bestselling author, teacher, blogger and host of the number 1 careers podcast in the UK called ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’. They discuss the funny reality of finding a career, the power of social media for positivity and dealing with internet trolls. They talk about her teaching and the impact that a t…
 
It’s not easy to talk about death. We associate dying with so much suffering and loss. But for many people, the end of life is full of peaceful remembrance of the moments and relationships that have meant the most. For the leading man in Puccini’s Tosca, that’s the sweetness and beauty of his beloved. Caught up in the messy politics of his time, Ma…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to actor Danny Mays. They talk about so much of his brilliant work; ‘Des’ with David Tennant, ‘Code 404’ with his good friend Stephen Graham and the time he spent living & partying with Craig Parkinson, aka the Caddy from ‘Line Of Duty’. Plus, they talk about filming ‘Swimming with Men’ and spending two weeks in a pool gr…
 
In this episode Gaby talks to the very funny and very talented Mathew Horne. They chat all about Gavin and Stacey and the brilliant Christmas special which he said was the most enjoyable experience of his entire career. Also, his friendship with Catherine Tate and the excitement for The Nan Movie starring those amazing characters - Nan and Jamie fr…
 
For our final episode of season one, Esther and Adrian are joined by the legendary, the inimitable, the titan of British cinema that is Dame Judi Dench! Judi talks all about her love of Shakespeare, stage acting, her grandchildren and how she will carry on working until the day she can't. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Have you ever wondered about those people in life who don’t play by the rules? Maybe it was the person who looked over your shoulder in that exam. The person who got the job instead of you because they lied on their application or the nice fella on the phone who said he was from the bank and ended up taking all your money. We have a name for these …
 
In this episode Gaby chats to Edith Bowman. She’s been on our TV screens and radio sets for years, talking all things music and film. They chat about growing up in Scotland, the importance of female friendship, wild water swimming and when she did ‘Celebrity Fame Academy’ in 2005. She talks about her brilliant podcast called ‘Soundtracking’ where s…
 
In order to be a Roman Emperor, you had to be entirely cold-blooded. It was a violent world of infighting, ruthless slander, and take-no-prisoners politics -- a world where rulers would kill a million people and enslave a million more just to flex their power. This was the Game of Thrones setting that George Frideric Handel chose for Agrippina. The…
 
The Right Honourable Lord Grade of Yarmouth, otherwise known as media executive and businessman Michael Grade, joins Esther Rantzen and Adrian Mills in this week's episode discussing all the gossip from his years as an agent, Live Aid, Morecambe and Wise, killing off Doctor Who and his current work in the House of Lords. For his chosen charity, Mic…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to the gifted superstar DJ and now author – Annie Mac, or to use her full name, Annie Macmanus. They chat about growing up in Ireland and how Annie wanted to be an actress and ended up studying English literature. She talks openly about the lack of female DJs, the fact that she is one of the very few DJs who is also a mot…
 
Comedian, novelist, columnist, and television presenter David Baddiel joins Esther and Adrian in this week's episode talking about the first time he made people laugh and how it felt, his mother’s colourful sexuality, his father's dementia, and the plight of modern Jewish people covered in his new book. He also talks about his support of the Alzhei…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to her good friend the incredibly talented Michael Ball OBE. You will hear them talking about GSA, which is Guildford School of Acting where they both trained. Michael talks about his first big break in ‘Pirates of Penzance’, being in the original cast of ‘Les Misérables’, representing the UK in ‘Eurovision 1992’ and he s…
 
Almost three hundred years ago, the English artist William Hogarth created a series of paintings called A Rake’s Progress, which tell the tragic story of a man whose life spirals out of control after inheriting an unexpected fortune. He leaves behind a fiancée, and it is her story of devotion that reverberates through Igor Stravinsky’s opera The Ra…
 
In this episode Gaby chats with all-round entertainer Jason Manford. They talk about his brilliant volunteer work throughout the pandemic, his admiration of Sir Bruce Forsyth and the game show that Jason did called ‘Big Heads’. He also talks about growing up in a home full of laughter and how he wants to emulate that for his six children. Plus, he …
 
In this episode Gaby chats with ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ finalist and ‘Made in Chelsea’ star Jamie Laing. He talks about his childhood, fame and being a celebrity, his love of Strictly and opening up about mental health. Also, reality TV shows and how they have changed over the last ten years, starting his own sweet company ‘Candy Kittens’ and his p…
 
Maybe you’ve heard this one before: a powerful man abuses his privilege and wealth to exploit the women in his life. When confronted with the fact that they’re not his playthings, he throws a fit and blames everyone but himself. Sound like your daily news alert? It’s Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, but somehow the world of feudal Spain in the 1700…
 
Writer, broadcaster, actor, former politician and Gogglebox star Gyles Brandreth joins Esther Rantzen and Adrian Mills to chit chat about their week, their thoughts, their lives and their secrets from behind the scenes of their glitzy careers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this episode, Gaby chats and giggles with Kate Winslet CBE. They chat all about her new TV series called ‘Mare of Easttown’ which has received rave reviews and is available to watch on Sky Atlantic and the Streaming Service called ‘NOW’. She talks about knowing she wanted to be an actress at 5 years old, her pet chickens, and some hilariously sw…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to the incredibly talented actor & singer Luke Evans. He talks about knowing he wanted to be an actor from a young age, singing in the Welsh language, the James Bond rumour mill and how much he laughed whilst working with Melissa McCarthy. He talks about his friendship with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ co-star Josh Gad and thei…
 
Chances are, you know the overture to The Barber of Seville (maybe from Bugs Bunny?!) but Gioachino Rossini’s most famous opera is more than a comedic romp. Embedded in the topsy-turvy tale of young love and silly disguises, there is a story of forced marriage and a woman’s determination to live a life of her choosing. We meet the heroine Rosina fo…
 
Two dames - one podcast. This week Esther and Adrian are joined by Barry Humphries - the infamous Dame Edna - talking about hijinks of yesteryear, being Dame Edna (and even Dame Esther), and his never-ending love of books. With a feature from chosen charity: Read for Good https://readforgood.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to one of the hardest working actors in the business - Jason Watkins. He talks about what it was like to portray Harold Wilson in Netflix’s smash hit ‘The Crown’ and more recently his role as Brian Masters in ITV’s chilling drama ‘Des’ starring alongside David Tennant. They chat about his part in ‘McDonald & Dodds’ and of…
 
Ashley Roberts and Charlie from the Showbiz Team speak to Jack Whitehall about hosting the Brits, reflect on Orlando Bloom's daily routine and reveal who's body they'd choose to be in for a day if they could...They're giving you exclusive backstage interviews, gossip and hilarious stories every Monday morning, featuring the biggest stars in the wor…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to the hugely talented cook, writer & presenter Nadiya Hussain MBE. They talk about her gorgeous cookbooks, most recently ‘Nadiya Bakes’ and her sweet children’s book ‘My Monster & Me’. She talks openly about her relationship with her mother, her own parenting and baking during lockdown. You’ll also hear about her incredi…
 
They say you can’t go home again, and Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida knows it all too well. Captured from her homeland of Ethiopia and enslaved in Egypt, she falls in love with an Egyptian warrior. Aida is torn between her love for this man and her love for her home and, because it’s opera, she ultimately chooses the tenor. In “O Patria Mia,” Aida stands on…
 
Known for her stand out performances in Harry Potter, The Crown, Vera Drake, Gypsy and many, many more - Imelda Staunton joins Esther Rantzen and Adrian Mills to talk all about her work, their memories, and her chosen charity Crisis https://www.crisis.org.uk/. And, of course, we find out what item Imelda would take to the after life! See acast.com/…
 
Ashley Roberts and Charlie from the Showbiz Team catch up with Eddie Izzard about her new film, discuss the rumours around the new Sex and the City and Kim Kardashian series' - and reveal the worst movies they've ever seen. They're giving you exclusive backstage interviews, gossip and hilarious stories every Monday morning, featuring the biggest st…
 
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