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25 January 2018updated 17 Jan 2024 6:20am

The Back Half #15: When the Wind Blows, Beck and shabby chic

The NS culture podcast with Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman.

By New Statesman

On the NS culture podcast this week, Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman revisit Raymond Briggs’ 1986 animated feature When the Wind Blows and discuss Beck’s latest album Colors. Then they celebrate a noniversary sent in by a listener: it’s 38 years since the “shabby chic” interior design trend was born.

Listen on iTunes here, on Acast here or via the player below:

Further reading:

Roz Chast on her “cruellest month” calendar for the New Yorker.

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Kate’s interview with Beck.

An interview with Rachel Ashwell about shabby chic.

Credits:

When the Wind Blows is rereleased on DVD by the BFI and available here.

Our theme music is “God Speed” by Pistol Jazz, licensed under Creative Commons.

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