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Clever talk about pop culture.


Bigmouth is pop culture talk for discerning grown-ups. Music, TV, movies, books or something else entirely – we’ll enthuse, argue, squabble and pick over the bones of what’s happening in the world of the stuff we love.


Presented by WORD magazine veterans Andrew Harrison (ex-editor of Q, Select and Mixmag) and Siân “Stan” Pattenden, a graduate of the Smash Hits and Select Mag Schools of Excellence.

Latest Episodes

Brave New World, Working Men’s Club, Miss Juneteenth, Sylvan Esso

Soma lovin’, had me a blast… Can NBC do justice to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, with Harry Lloyd and Jessica Brown Findlay free-lovin’ their way across futuristic New London? It starts on SKY next Friday. Can the debut album by Todmorden noiseniks Working Men’s Club superserve both the mature Fall/Cabaret Voltaire fan and today’s young ravers? Are US electro plinkers Sylvan Esso any good? And a really affecting movie about the beauty pageant battles of black mothers and daughters in Texas, Miss Juneteenth. Film writer Linda Marric and Joe Muggs, co-author of Bass, Mids, Tops: An Oral History of Sound System Culture join Andrew and Siân to work it all out. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

60 min4 d ago
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Brave New World, Working Men’s Club, Miss Juneteenth, Sylvan Esso

Public Enemy, David Tennant in Des, Róisín Murphy, The Duchess

EHave Public Enemy really made a masterpiece with What You Gonna Do When TheGridGoes Down, their first album for Def Jam in 22 years? A Pong From Under The Floorboards: David Tennant as Dennis Nilsen in Des. The discomatic return of Róisín Murphy with Róisín Machine. And is Katherine Ryan’s single mum comedy The Duchess just a bit too North London for its own good? Justin Quirk, author of Nothin'But a Good Time: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Glam Metal, and Craig McLean of The Times join Andrew and Siân to sort it all out. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

63 min1 w ago
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Public Enemy, David Tennant in Des, Róisín Murphy, The Duchess

Flaming Lips, I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, Two Weeks To Live on Sky

On this week’s bloody assizes of pop culture… Does THE FLAMING LIPS’ new album American Head constitute the headstone of psychedelic culture or a state of the nation rallying cry to let your freak flag fly? Can Maisie ‘Game Of Thrones’ Williams cut it in revenge comedy TWO WEEKS TO LIVE, now on Sky? And what the hell is Charlie ‘Adaptation’ Kaufman’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS supposed to be about? Film critics Claire Biddles and Matt Glasby join Andrew and Siân to gaze in bafflement. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

61 min2 w ago
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Flaming Lips, I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, Two Weeks To Live on Sky

Guest NITIN SAWHNEY on Tenet, Disclosure, Nubya Garcia, BBC4’s Soul America

EUltra-prolific gene-splicer of all musics Asian, Anglo and beyond Nitin Sawhney joins Will Hodgkinson of The Times plus Siân and Andrew for this week’s pop culture summit. WELCOME TO THE PALINDROME: Does Christopher Nolan’s mind-pretzeling Tenet make sense, and will it save Hollywood? MIND OVER PLATTER: New albums from leftfield jazz parper Nubya Garcia and house delinquents Disclosure. STAX AND VIOLENCE: Why BBC4’s new three-parter Soul America – covering the rise of black music through civil rights, civil disturbances and beyond – is an unmissable milestone. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

67 minAUG 29
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Guest NITIN SAWHNEY on Tenet, Disclosure, Nubya Garcia, BBC4’s Soul America

Lovecraft Country, Lemon Twigs, Erasure, Project Power

The weekend starts early! Just! Under the pop culture microscope this week… - H.P. SOURCE – Sky/HBO’s Lovecraft Country:here’s that “Jim Crow-era American racism meets extra dimensional elder gods” mash-up you were looking for. But is it any good? - GLAM RACKET – Is The Lemon Twigs’ magpie mid-70s power pop a wild pastiche, a glorious rock’n’roll adventure… or both? - SAVED BY THE BELL (AND THE CLARKE) – Erasure are back back back! - POWER PILL – In Netflix super-action pic Project Power you neck a “Jimmy Hill” and get superpowers for five minutes. Bravura superhero reinvention, or just more stuff blowin’ up? Guests Adam Higginbotham (author of Midnight In Chernobyl) and Pete Brown, the don of beer writers and the author of Craft: An Argument: Why The Term ‘Craft Beer’ Is Completely Undefinable, Hopelessly Misunderstood And Absolutely Essential, join us to “sort it all out”. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

62 minAUG 22
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Lovecraft Country, Lemon Twigs, Erasure, Project Power

Diane Morgan’s MANDY, Cut Copy, Yes God Yes

This week on pop culture’s premier inquisition… - I’M MANDY, TRY ME: Does Diane Morgan’s new mini-series MANDY hit the highs of Philomena Cunk? - CHILL BY SOUTH: Melbourne electro gadabouts Cut Copy go ambient on new sixth album Freeze, Melt. Will it assuage our panel’s heatstroke? - DOING THE LORD'S JERK: It’s Catholic guilt vs teenage sexual “self-discovery” time in new comedy Yes God Yes. Will our panel experience holy ecstasy (followed by immediate shame)? William Shaw – Smash Hits and Details veteran turned writer of splendid crime books – and Guardian podcasts queen Hannah Verdier join Andrew and Siân to sort the sheep from the goats. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 minAUG 15
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Diane Morgan’s MANDY, Cut Copy, Yes God Yes

The Real Thing doc on BBC4, Fontaines DC, Peanut Butter Falcon

This week on the premier pop-probing podcast… - MERSEY, MERSEY ME: The Real Thing, the 4-piece Marvin Gaye of Liverpool 8, finally get their props on a new BBC4 documentary. What do we think? - DUBLIN UP: Fontaines DC are this year’s Great New Guitar Band. Will they excite our mature panel as much as they do the ragin’ teens? - GET IN THE RING: Leftfield dramady The Peanut Butter Falcon takes a Down’s Syndrome kid who dreams of being a wrestler on a Southern odyssey with Shia LaBoeuf. What’s the laughter:poignancy ratio here? Sophie Harris of Mojo and The Guardian and Jockey Slut veteran Jim Butler join Andrew and Siân to pronounce judgment… Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

64 minAUG 8
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The Real Thing doc on BBC4, Fontaines DC, Peanut Butter Falcon

Mrs America, Sylvie Simmons, Laurel Canyon on SKY, Shirley Collins

Mojo mag contributing editor SYLVIE SIMMONS dials in from San Francisco to tell us about her new ukulele-powered album Blue On Blue and talk over this week’s pop culture stuff with fellow guest, award-winning podcaster KATE HUTCHINSON: ISN’T SHE SCHLAFLY? Does Cate Blanchett convince as counter-feminist martinet Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs America? MOTHER FOLKER: Doyenne of traditional English music Shirley Collins deliver her second album after emerging from thirty years of silence. What do we think of Heart’s Ease? LAUREL AND HEARTHROBS: Does Sky’s documentary Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time tell us stuff we don’t know about the hippie epicentre beyond Woodstock, Manson and Altamont? Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

65 minAUG 1
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Mrs America, Sylvie Simmons, Laurel Canyon on SKY, Shirley Collins

Jarvis Cocker, 2000AD creator Pat Mills, Warrior Nun, Murdoch on BBC

Attention, earthlets! 2000AD comic creator Pat Mills joins us to talk about the romance of violence and anarchy for teenage delinquents plus his new comic Spacewarp. Plus… - COCKER THE NORTH: Is Jarvis growing old gracefully with his new band Jarv Is… and its debut album Beyond The Pale? - BLOOD WIMPLE: Holy terror in Netflix’s Warrior Nun. - THE DIGGER YOU LOVE TO HATE: The Rise Of The Murdoch Dynasty on BBC2. Bigmouth regular Michael Moran joins Andrew and Siân for another rock’n’roll roundtable of rock. And pop. And “miscellaneous”. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

72 minJUL 25
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Jarvis Cocker, 2000AD creator Pat Mills, Warrior Nun, Murdoch on BBC

The Plot Against America, The Streets, Herzog’s Family Romance

It couldn’t happen here… right? Philip Roth’s counterfactual of a fascist USA The Plot Against America gets a TV treatment from the team behind The Wire. The Streets return with None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive –will a lachrymose dad-rave “mixtape” bake our collective cake? And Family Romance LLC, Werner Herzog’s multi-layered tale of illusion and familial longing. NME and Loaded veteran Iestyn George and comedy writer and journo Sarah Morgan join us as we get judgy. Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

64 minJUL 11
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The Plot Against America, The Streets, Herzog’s Family Romance

Latest Episodes

Brave New World, Working Men’s Club, Miss Juneteenth, Sylvan Esso

Soma lovin’, had me a blast… Can NBC do justice to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, with Harry Lloyd and Jessica Brown Findlay free-lovin’ their way across futuristic New London? It starts on SKY next Friday. Can the debut album by Todmorden noiseniks Working Men’s Club superserve both the mature Fall/Cabaret Voltaire fan and today’s young ravers? Are US electro plinkers Sylvan Esso any good? And a really affecting movie about the beauty pageant battles of black mothers and daughters in Texas, Miss Juneteenth. Film writer Linda Marric and Joe Muggs, co-author of Bass, Mids, Tops: An Oral History of Sound System Culture join Andrew and Siân to work it all out. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

60 min4 d ago
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Brave New World, Working Men’s Club, Miss Juneteenth, Sylvan Esso

Public Enemy, David Tennant in Des, Róisín Murphy, The Duchess

EHave Public Enemy really made a masterpiece with What You Gonna Do When TheGridGoes Down, their first album for Def Jam in 22 years? A Pong From Under The Floorboards: David Tennant as Dennis Nilsen in Des. The discomatic return of Róisín Murphy with Róisín Machine. And is Katherine Ryan’s single mum comedy The Duchess just a bit too North London for its own good? Justin Quirk, author of Nothin'But a Good Time: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Glam Metal, and Craig McLean of The Times join Andrew and Siân to sort it all out. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

63 min1 w ago
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Public Enemy, David Tennant in Des, Róisín Murphy, The Duchess

Flaming Lips, I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, Two Weeks To Live on Sky

On this week’s bloody assizes of pop culture… Does THE FLAMING LIPS’ new album American Head constitute the headstone of psychedelic culture or a state of the nation rallying cry to let your freak flag fly? Can Maisie ‘Game Of Thrones’ Williams cut it in revenge comedy TWO WEEKS TO LIVE, now on Sky? And what the hell is Charlie ‘Adaptation’ Kaufman’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS supposed to be about? Film critics Claire Biddles and Matt Glasby join Andrew and Siân to gaze in bafflement. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

61 min2 w ago
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Flaming Lips, I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, Two Weeks To Live on Sky

Guest NITIN SAWHNEY on Tenet, Disclosure, Nubya Garcia, BBC4’s Soul America

EUltra-prolific gene-splicer of all musics Asian, Anglo and beyond Nitin Sawhney joins Will Hodgkinson of The Times plus Siân and Andrew for this week’s pop culture summit. WELCOME TO THE PALINDROME: Does Christopher Nolan’s mind-pretzeling Tenet make sense, and will it save Hollywood? MIND OVER PLATTER: New albums from leftfield jazz parper Nubya Garcia and house delinquents Disclosure. STAX AND VIOLENCE: Why BBC4’s new three-parter Soul America – covering the rise of black music through civil rights, civil disturbances and beyond – is an unmissable milestone. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

67 minAUG 29
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Guest NITIN SAWHNEY on Tenet, Disclosure, Nubya Garcia, BBC4’s Soul America

Lovecraft Country, Lemon Twigs, Erasure, Project Power

The weekend starts early! Just! Under the pop culture microscope this week… - H.P. SOURCE – Sky/HBO’s Lovecraft Country:here’s that “Jim Crow-era American racism meets extra dimensional elder gods” mash-up you were looking for. But is it any good? - GLAM RACKET – Is The Lemon Twigs’ magpie mid-70s power pop a wild pastiche, a glorious rock’n’roll adventure… or both? - SAVED BY THE BELL (AND THE CLARKE) – Erasure are back back back! - POWER PILL – In Netflix super-action pic Project Power you neck a “Jimmy Hill” and get superpowers for five minutes. Bravura superhero reinvention, or just more stuff blowin’ up? Guests Adam Higginbotham (author of Midnight In Chernobyl) and Pete Brown, the don of beer writers and the author of Craft: An Argument: Why The Term ‘Craft Beer’ Is Completely Undefinable, Hopelessly Misunderstood And Absolutely Essential, join us to “sort it all out”. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

62 minAUG 22
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Lovecraft Country, Lemon Twigs, Erasure, Project Power

Diane Morgan’s MANDY, Cut Copy, Yes God Yes

This week on pop culture’s premier inquisition… - I’M MANDY, TRY ME: Does Diane Morgan’s new mini-series MANDY hit the highs of Philomena Cunk? - CHILL BY SOUTH: Melbourne electro gadabouts Cut Copy go ambient on new sixth album Freeze, Melt. Will it assuage our panel’s heatstroke? - DOING THE LORD'S JERK: It’s Catholic guilt vs teenage sexual “self-discovery” time in new comedy Yes God Yes. Will our panel experience holy ecstasy (followed by immediate shame)? William Shaw – Smash Hits and Details veteran turned writer of splendid crime books – and Guardian podcasts queen Hannah Verdier join Andrew and Siân to sort the sheep from the goats. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 minAUG 15
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Diane Morgan’s MANDY, Cut Copy, Yes God Yes

The Real Thing doc on BBC4, Fontaines DC, Peanut Butter Falcon

This week on the premier pop-probing podcast… - MERSEY, MERSEY ME: The Real Thing, the 4-piece Marvin Gaye of Liverpool 8, finally get their props on a new BBC4 documentary. What do we think? - DUBLIN UP: Fontaines DC are this year’s Great New Guitar Band. Will they excite our mature panel as much as they do the ragin’ teens? - GET IN THE RING: Leftfield dramady The Peanut Butter Falcon takes a Down’s Syndrome kid who dreams of being a wrestler on a Southern odyssey with Shia LaBoeuf. What’s the laughter:poignancy ratio here? Sophie Harris of Mojo and The Guardian and Jockey Slut veteran Jim Butler join Andrew and Siân to pronounce judgment… Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

64 minAUG 8
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The Real Thing doc on BBC4, Fontaines DC, Peanut Butter Falcon

Mrs America, Sylvie Simmons, Laurel Canyon on SKY, Shirley Collins

Mojo mag contributing editor SYLVIE SIMMONS dials in from San Francisco to tell us about her new ukulele-powered album Blue On Blue and talk over this week’s pop culture stuff with fellow guest, award-winning podcaster KATE HUTCHINSON: ISN’T SHE SCHLAFLY? Does Cate Blanchett convince as counter-feminist martinet Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs America? MOTHER FOLKER: Doyenne of traditional English music Shirley Collins deliver her second album after emerging from thirty years of silence. What do we think of Heart’s Ease? LAUREL AND HEARTHROBS: Does Sky’s documentary Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time tell us stuff we don’t know about the hippie epicentre beyond Woodstock, Manson and Altamont? Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

65 minAUG 1
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Mrs America, Sylvie Simmons, Laurel Canyon on SKY, Shirley Collins

Jarvis Cocker, 2000AD creator Pat Mills, Warrior Nun, Murdoch on BBC

Attention, earthlets! 2000AD comic creator Pat Mills joins us to talk about the romance of violence and anarchy for teenage delinquents plus his new comic Spacewarp. Plus… - COCKER THE NORTH: Is Jarvis growing old gracefully with his new band Jarv Is… and its debut album Beyond The Pale? - BLOOD WIMPLE: Holy terror in Netflix’s Warrior Nun. - THE DIGGER YOU LOVE TO HATE: The Rise Of The Murdoch Dynasty on BBC2. Bigmouth regular Michael Moran joins Andrew and Siân for another rock’n’roll roundtable of rock. And pop. And “miscellaneous”. Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

72 minJUL 25
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Jarvis Cocker, 2000AD creator Pat Mills, Warrior Nun, Murdoch on BBC

The Plot Against America, The Streets, Herzog’s Family Romance

It couldn’t happen here… right? Philip Roth’s counterfactual of a fascist USA The Plot Against America gets a TV treatment from the team behind The Wire. The Streets return with None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive –will a lachrymose dad-rave “mixtape” bake our collective cake? And Family Romance LLC, Werner Herzog’s multi-layered tale of illusion and familial longing. NME and Loaded veteran Iestyn George and comedy writer and journo Sarah Morgan join us as we get judgy. Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. Get every episode of BIGMOUTH a day early when you back us on the crowdfunding platform Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

64 minJUL 11
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The Plot Against America, The Streets, Herzog’s Family Romance
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