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Culture Call

By Financial Times

In the Financial Times culture podcast, editors Lilah Raptopoulos and Griselda Murray Brown get together to make sense of where culture is going. This season, with Gris on maternity leave, Lilah is presenting a special six-episode series about how culture is shifting shape. The pandemic has exposed deep cracks in our systems, giving us an unprecedented chance to reexamine and upend. Our question is: what’s possible now? Join Lilah, star guests and the team behind the Financial Times’ award-winning Life & Arts journalism to explore how culture is helping us envision what’s next. New episodes every two weeks.

  1. 1.
    Bonus: Poet Natasha Trethewey on memory, grief and Black Lives Matter10/16/2020
    36:12
  2. 2.
    Miranda July on releasing a feature film in a pandemic 10/15/2020
    53:41
  3. 3.
    We're back for Season 3!10/02/2020
    2:07
  4. 4.
    Photographer Tyler Mitchell on black freedom06/16/2020
    1:00:01
  5. 5.
    Liana Finck, New Yorker cartoonist, on finding confidence and creativity in quarantine 05/29/2020
    47:36
  6. 6.
    Slave Play author Jeremy O Harris on the future of theatre05/15/2020
    59:23
  7. 7.
    Bonus: Normal People author Sally Rooney05/06/2020
    30:21
  8. 8.
    How is culture adapting to quarantine? Plus: our film critic on what to watch now 05/01/2020
    48:11
  1. 9.
    Bonus: Esther Perel's advice for coping in a pandemic04/22/2020
    38:21
  2. 10.
    Chef Samin Nosrat on home cooking in trying times04/16/2020
    58:01
  3. 11.
    This American Life host Ira Glass on storytelling during Covid-1904/02/2020
    1:03:17
  4. 12.
    We want to hear from you03/27/2020
    5:38
  5. 13.
    On culture in the time of coronavirus. Plus: novelist Eimear McBride03/17/2020
    52:24
  6. 14.
    Feminism after Weinstein, with Laura Bates, Emma Dabiri and Emilie Pine03/05/2020
    57:07
  7. 15.
    How to record sex, with podcaster Kaitlin Prest. Plus: fashion month explained by a trend forecaster02/20/2020
    59:22
  8. 16.
    Noah Baumbach on his film Marriage Story. Plus: everything you need to know before the Oscars02/06/2020
    58:51
  9. 17.
    We're back for season two!02/04/2020
    2:41
  10. 18.
    Our 2019 cultural roundup: the biggest and best of the year12/19/2019
    58:02
  11. 19.
    Why astrology is thriving in 201912/05/2019
    40:58
  12. 20.
    Novelist Ben Lerner on angry white men and the origins of Trump11/21/2019
    49:21
  13. 21.
    Esther Perel on surviving (and thriving) at work11/07/2019
    50:53
  14. 22.
    Chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese: "we're living in a post-authentic world"10/24/2019
    41:44
  15. 23.
    Artist Mark Bradford peels back layers. Plus: is Netflix losing steam?10/10/2019
    53:44
  16. 24.
    On sex and bias with comedian Sara Pascoe09/24/2019
    34:56
  17. 25.
    Unpacking the internet with Jia Tolentino09/10/2019
    46:10
  18. 26.
    From rap to representation with George the Poet08/27/2019
    53:06
  19. 27.
    Talking fame, trauma and fiction with Taffy Brodesser-Akner08/13/2019
    46:42
  20. 28.
    Introducing Culture Call08/02/2019
    4:23
  21. 29.
    Love, lust and workplace burnout: Three Women’s Lisa Taddeo07/12/2019
    48:01
  22. 30.
    Our big summer books episode 2019. Plus Simon Schama on Wordiness06/28/2019
    38:01
  23. 31.
    The secret life of a Cannes film critic. Plus: Big Little Lies and the internet wife06/14/2019
    42:23
  24. 32.
    Black Mirror and a date with Rihanna05/31/2019
    42:38
  25. 33.
    Jon Ronson on free porn, anxiety and empathy05/17/2019
    34:17
  26. 34.
    DeRay Mckesson on Black Lives Matter. Plus: the meaning of Games of Thrones 05/03/2019
    31:32
  27. 35.
    Ways of Seeing: Sheila Heti on Pierre Bonnard04/19/2019
    33:57
  28. 36.
    Comedian Nish Kumar, Brexit and the best goodbyes03/30/2019
    35:50
  29. 37.
    Kristen Roupenian on 'Cat Person', dating and overnight success. Plus: we discuss consent03/16/2019
    44:16
  30. 38.
    Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind and It's Not About the Burqa03/02/2019
    34:19
  31. 39.
    Tracey Emin, the Oscars and Frieze in LA02/16/2019
    44:00
  32. 40.
    Richard E Grant, Oscar nominee. Plus: is Netflix good for TV?02/02/2019
    42:27
  33. 41.
    Fiction special: Alexander Chee reads The Rosary12/21/2018
    53:25
  34. 42.
    Best books of 2018. Plus: Sally Rooney on sex, class and the internet 12/15/2018
    50:52
  35. 43.
    Christmas Food & Drink Special with Tim Hayward, Polly Russell and Chef Cyrus Todiwala12/01/2018
    48:57
  36. 44.
    How to make it as a rapper in 2018. Plus: Thomas Page McBee, the first trans man to box at Madison Square Gardens11/17/2018
    44:27
  37. 45.
    ‘The Big Lebowski’ at 20. Plus: John Cooper Clarke, the Baudelaire of Salford, is ‘The Luckiest Guy Alive’10/27/2018
    48:34
  38. 46.
    Kerry James Marshall on painting African-American life10/13/2018
    31:00
  39. 47.
    Sally Rooney, David Shrigley and comedy in contemporary art09/29/2018
    45:12
  40. 48.
    Comedian Phil Wang - Live09/15/2018
    23:32
  41. 49.
    Can you be a writer and a good parent? Plus: The Guilty Feminist09/08/2018
    42:33
  42. 50.
    Matthew Macfadyen: from Mr Darcy to the 'dork' in Succession 09/01/2018
    19:56
  43. 51.
    Stephen Mangan's Hang Ups. Plus essential summer songs 08/18/2018
    43:22
  44. 52.
    Loneliness and the search for a new reality08/04/2018
    37:24
  45. 53.
    Lehman Brothers, Lauren Greenfield and how capitalism turned sour07/21/2018
    35:34
  46. 54.
    Simon Schama on satire in the age of Trump07/13/2018
    21:10
  47. 55.
    Trendy food and faddish diets. Plus: artist Cornelia Parker07/07/2018
    49:21
  48. 56.
    1968 and the spirit of protest today. Plus: comedian Fern Brady 06/23/2018
    45:43
  49. 57.
    Our World Cup hopes and fears. Plus: Akram Khan06/14/2018
    33:35
  50. 58.
    The birth (and death) of American cool. Plus: Complicité's Simon McBurney03/31/2018
    51:28
  51. 59.
    Peak TV — from The Sopranos to Skam03/24/2018
    37:06
  52. 60.
    Peter Carey on Australia's original sin. Plus: a new short story by JM Coetzee03/17/2018
    26:36
  53. 61.
    Women After Weinstein, with Laura Bates and Reni Eddo-Lodge. Plus: Leila Slimani on motherhood03/08/2018
    55:17
  54. 62.
    Oscars 2018: the movies and the moment. Plus: Ekow Eshun on Black Panther03/02/2018
    51:24
  55. 63.
    Simon Schama on Civilisations. Plus: artist Eddie Peake02/24/2018
    44:29
  56. 64.
    JM Coetzee on the problem with English. Plus: Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi02/17/2018
    48:57
  57. 65.
    Genius versus mediocrity. Plus: The Wire's Clarke Peters02/10/2018
    37:16
  58. 66.
    Introducing series four02/03/2018
    1:40
  59. 67.
    A new short story by Ali Smith, read by Olivia Williams12/29/2017
    28:55
  60. 68.
    Best films of 2017. Plus: Hayley Atwell on Weinstein culture 11/25/2017
    52:03
  61. 69.
    Food special! To tip or not to tip? Plus: chef Ravinder Bhogal11/18/2017
    46:54
  62. 70.
    From Lenin with love11/11/2017
    54:20
  63. 71.
    The lurid appeal of true crime. Plus: Roisin Conaty11/06/2017
    47:10
  64. 72.
    Lionel Shriver11/03/2017
    32:41
  65. 73.
    Why we sleep. Plus: Chris Kraus on I Love Dick10/30/2017
    55:35
  66. 74.
    Class and comedy at the movies. Plus: women respond to Harvey Weinstein10/23/2017
    49:09
  67. 75.
    What's the naughtiest thing you ever did? Plus writer Amit Chaudhuri 10/16/2017
    51:17
  68. 76.
    Boards and barricades – political theatre. Plus: adventurer Natalia Cohen10/09/2017
    47:59
  69. 77.
    Peace and love. Plus: Teju Cole10/02/2017
    44:35
  70. 78.
    Extra scoop: S-Town's Brian Reed09/29/2017
    12:45
  71. 79.
    Basquiat, Banksy and Hollie McNish09/25/2017
    50:50
  72. 80.
    Introducing series three09/22/2017
    1:25
  73. 81.
    Love summer, love lowbrow. Plus: Elizabeth Strout06/22/2017
    40:25
  74. 82.
    Why 2017 is the year of queer06/15/2017
    36:29
  75. 83.
    Dystopian dreams and robotic sculpture06/08/2017
    35:25
  76. 84.
    Netflix versus Cannes06/01/2017
    32:57
  77. 85.
    Older, wiser — and happier? Plus: Will Self 05/25/2017
    32:28
  78. 86.
    Sorry, you're not on the list05/18/2017
    34:58
  79. 87.
    We talk to Jude Law. Plus: Trump's wall05/11/2017
    37:44
  80. 88.
    Introducing series two05/05/2017
    1:53
  81. 89.
    When fake news is funny (and when it's not)03/23/2017
    38:52
  82. 90.
    Elena Ferrante and the perils of adaptation03/16/2017
    39:05
  83. 91.
    It's the sharing economy, stupid! Plus comedian Nish Kumar03/09/2017
    29:57
  84. 92.
    The art of trolling03/02/2017
    29:35
  85. 93.
    We need to talk about masculinity, and Deliciously Ella02/23/2017
    39:27
  86. 94.
    How Girls turned TV upside down02/16/2017
    41:32
  87. 95.
    Self-help special! Featuring smartphones and an Agony Uncle 02/09/2017
    33:02
  88. 96.
    Culture stands up to Trump. Plus: Elif Shafak02/02/2017
    34:17
  89. 97.
    The Oscars dissected, and the man behind Brexit01/26/2017
    38:40
  90. 98.
    The death of new music? Plus: Wayne McGregor01/19/2017
    37:30
  91. 99.
    'Pig-killing day' by David Szalay12/29/2016
    37:15
  92. 100.
    2016: the good, the bad and the ugly, with Simon Schama12/22/2016
    34:43
  93. 101.
    Politics and culture in the age of anger12/15/2016
    32:45
  94. 102.
    Literary prizes as 'posh bingo'. Plus: writer/rapper Kate Tempest12/08/2016
    37:19
  95. 103.
    Don't worry, you’re not a narcissist (probably)12/01/2016
    37:45
  96. 104.
    Introducing Everything Else11/24/2016
    1:23

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