Nick Cave, Michael Hutchence movie, Elbow, The Politician

Episode 173,   Oct 12, 2019, 02:00 AM

On this week’s pop culture perusal fest… 

THE GREAT BARRIER, GRIEF: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ extraordinary new album Ghosteen leaves our panel floored and yet somehow elated. How did he turn unimaginable personal pain into something so beautiful?

THE ROAD OF XS: Many saw Michael Hutchence as just a likeable accumulation of rock star clichés – but was there more to him and to his personal tragedy? And can new biopic Mystify open up the story?

I WAS A TEENAGE TRUMP: Does the camp-meets-social-comment extravaganza The Politician – first fruit of Ryan “Glee/Pose” Murphy’s multimillion dollar Netflix deal – bring us closer to the tormented world of feverishly ambitious rich kids? And do we want it it?

BURY, MY HEART: As Elbow pile into the vicissitudes of Brexit Britain on their eighth album Giants Of All Sizes, we ask where spiritual unifier Guy Garvey fits into our divided nation. 

Esquire magazine deputy editor Johnny Davis and Mojo/Times writer Sophie Harris join Andrew and Siân to sort it all out. 

Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Sophie Black. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 

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