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Nihal Arthanayake brings you in-depth interviews each week with the biggest names in entertainment, culture and the arts. Remember to subscribe and leave a review.

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      Akala


      The poet, rapper, and activist talks to Nihal about his new book; Natives - Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire.


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      Ronan Farrow


      The Pulitzer prize-winning reporter talks to Nihal and guest presenter Dermot O’Leary about his investigation into Harvey Weinstein and his new book, War on Peace, which charts the decline of American diplomacy.


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         38m
       
       

      Plan B


      Ben Drew on parenting, politics and the making of his new album Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose.


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         26m
       
       

      John Newman


      “I got myself in a bit of a dark place”: John talks to Nihal and Maya Jama about coming back from illness to make new music “in a totally different mindset”.


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         23m
       
       

      Brett Anderson


      Suede “were never part of that beery cartoon that Cool Britannia became”. Brett Anderson on his autobiography Coal Black Mornings


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         29m
       
       

      Manic Street Preachers


      "There's nothing worse than feeling you are screaming into a void" James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire on Manic Street Preachers’ 13th album Resistance is Futile.


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       2018-04-19  33m
       
       

      Sir Elton John


      One of the biggest selling artists in music history tells Nihal why he’s focusing on fatherhood, why he wishes some artists would “write better songs” and explains what is was like working with the likes of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga on his latest album, Revamp.


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       2018-04-12  19m
       
       

      Ruth Jones


      The ‘Gavin & Stacey’ creator talks to Nihal Arthanayake and Amber Davies about her first novel ‘Never Greener’, the legacy of Nessa and why Wales is a creative powerhouse.


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       2018-04-05  30m
       
       

      Paddy Considine


      The actor, writer and director talks to Nihal about his latest movie, ‘Journeyman’ and how a late diagnosis of Asperger’s changed his life.


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       2018-03-29  43m
       
       

      Gary Numan


      Gary tells Nihal and Angellica Bell about how an unfinished novel inspired his latest album, how a song saved his marriage, and how he manages his Asperger Syndrome.


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       2018-03-22  42m