On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the new Lorde album Melodrama, the BBC singing competition Pitch Battle and Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel The Power.
The Elbow singer and 6 Music DJ answers our questions.
What happens on the casting couch draws the headline, but the problem starts on the page, says James Graham.
It takes charisma to pull off abandoning hits halfway through.
Labour's “Gang of Four” are brought to life brilliantly at the Donmar Warehouse.
Very quickly, it becomes clear that loneliness doesn’t suit me.
Glen Campbell’s daughter says, “Dad, she’s come 5,000 miles to see you!” I add, “How sad is that?”
Does it matter if a celebrity is “real”? After all: all show business is myth-making.
The groundbreaking singer has died aged 90.
The Old Vic’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead manages to make Tom Stoppard's out-of-fashion absurdism work.
No more Spotify private sessions - I am free.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May