Front Row goes live to Coventry to announce the winner of the 2021 Riba Stirling Prize and discuss the shortlist with BBC Arts and Media correspondent David Sillito and architecture critic for the Guardian, Oliver Wainwright. Author Charlotte Philby and arts and books editor for Prospect Magazine Sameer Rahim join Tom Sutcliffe to review the new series of Succession and Silverview, John le Carré's last novel. Film critic Hanna Flint fills us in on the highlights of this year's London Film Festival. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Laura Northedge Photo: Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession Photo Credit: Sky Atlantic
Cush Jumbo's long-awaited performance as Hamlet and debbie tucker green's film ear for eye come under the critical gaze of Ekow Eshun, Vanessa Kisuule and Sarah Crompton. Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. He joins Front Row to discuss his work and how he feels about winning. The Poet Laureate Simon Armitage on his fresh and contemporary new translation of the classic poem The Owl and the Nightingale. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Sarah Johnson Photo Credit: Helen Murray
The Osceola's Bob Ferrante joins us to discuss FSU Football's first win of the season and more. Then FSU Soccer head coach Mark Krikorian comes on fresh off securing his 300th win at FSU last week to talk about the #1 ranked Noles and the season so far. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In tonight's new look, 45 minute long Front Row... Hilary Mantel talks about turning her 874 page novel, The Mirror and the Light, the third volume in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, into a play of just a couple of hours. Kieran Hurley on The Enemy, his adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People for the National Theatre of Scotland. Lianne La Havas joins us live in the studio to perform a track from her self-titled Ivor Novello winning album. And Candice Carty Williams, author of the besteller, Queenie, on writing her first novella for young adults, Empress and Aniya. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Julian May
Widely known as the nicest guy in rock, Dave Grohl has written a memoir ‘The Storyteller' documenting his life in the rock and roll business, from early days sleeping in the tour van with Scream, to the moment that inspired him to return to music post-Nirvana, to performing at the White House. It is family and music that has kept him grounded, as well as seeing the toll the dark glamour of a rock and roll life can take on a person. Now he is unashamedly earnest about his love of music and love of life. He tells Nick Ahad about how he feels performing in front of thousands, his ‘pinch-me' moments, and the magic that happens between musicians. As the tenth anniversary of the death of disgraced celebrity Jimmy Savile approaches, there's a slew of dramas and documentaries being prepared for broadcast. Playwright and journalist Jonathan Maitland wrote his own Jimmy Savile drama - An Audience with Jimmy Savile - in 2015. He joins Front Row to discuss how to approach dramatizing Savile. Presented by Nick Ahad Produced by Ekene Akalawu Studio Engineer - Carwyn Griffith Production Co-ordinator - Caroline Dey
Kenyan British Comedian Njambi McGrath's work focuses on identity politics, Brexit, colonialism, and race. She joins Kirsty to discuss her 2019 show, Accidental Coconut which opens at the Soho Theatre next week, and her new Radio 4 podcast series Njambi McGrath: Becoming Njambi. Controversy always rages over The Turner Prize. This year not a single artist has been shortlisted. Not one! Instead there are five art collectives, from all over the UK, showing work at the Turner Prize Exhibition which opens tomorrow at the Herbert Gallery in Coventry. The critic Zarina Muhammad reviews the show for Front Row. Kenyan British Comedian Njambi McGrath's work focuses on identity politics, Brexit, colonialism, and race. She joins Kirsty to discuss her 2019 show, Accidental Coconut which opens at the Soho Theatre next week, and her new Radio 4 podcast series Njambi McGrath: Becoming Njambi. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Oliver Jones
Front Row announces this year's winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction and Samira Ahmed interviews the winner. They are joined by Clarke Award judge Stewart Hotston to discuss the problem of diversity in the science fiction genre. K-pop group BTS opened the UN general debate last week with a speech and performance, which was streamed live by over a million people around the world. What's the impact of a the biggest band in the world taking this political stage, and what does it say about the music industry? Wim Delvoye's 2008 artwork, Tim, is an an all-over body tattoo inked on the torso of former Zurich tattoo parlour owner Tim Steiner. The skin of his back, with the tattoo will which join the collection of a German art lover after Steiner's death. This inspired Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania's new film. The Man Who Sold His Skin tells the story of Sam, a Syrian man who agrees to have his back tattooed by one of the world's most illustrious contemporary artists so he can to travel to Europe and reconnect with his past love, Abeer. Leila Latif joins Samira to review the film. Main image: BTS at BBC R1. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Harry Parker
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Megan Swann is the first ever female President of The Magic Circle, and the youngest ever President at just 28 years old. She tells Tom how she got into magic, and how she uses magic to share an environmental message. Richard Smyth is one of the five authors shortlisted for the £15,000, 16th BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University. He tells us what his short story, ‘Maykopsky District, Adyghe Oblast' and his 2008 appearance on Mastermind have in common. On what would have been her 90th birthday Front Row celebrates the work of the artist Dame Elizabeth Blackadder who died last month. Susan Mansfield, the writer and art critic for The Scotsman, examines one of her paintings - Cat and Flowers (1981) from the Fleming Collection Award winning film maker Mark Cousins's new film The Story of Looking is a reflection by the film maker as he waits for an operation to restore his vision on the powerful role that the visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives. Playwright Mark Ravenhill and writer on film Sophie Monks Kaufman give their take on the film, and react to the news of the deaths of filmmakers Roger Michell and Melvin van Peebles. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Harry Parker
On 6 October 1941 “The Coventry Telegraph” reported that women of Coventry had sent a message of support to the women of Stalingrad. And so began a relationship that became formalised by twin city status in 1844. Coventry now has 26 twin cities and those connections are celebrated in a new project, Twin Cities: Postcard Poems which paired ten poets from Coventry with poets from across the world. The resulting correspondence led to new poems being written and we hear from two of the poets involved: Emile Lauren Jones – the newly announced Coventry Poet Laureate - and David Morley. Boff Whalley came to public attention as part of the exuberant pop group – Chumbawumba. He joins Front Row to discuss the Belgrade Theatre's new musical, Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency. It's a show that he's written the music for, and which is based on a true housing story that happened in London in the 1970s, Members of the cast of The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency perform one of the songs in the musical - B.N.V.A. R The Twin Cities: Postcard poems have also been collected into a new book – To Coventry by Sun. Poet Jane Commane is the editor of the new collection and as well as the organiser of the Twin Cities: Postcard poems project. She talks to Nick about Coventry's multi-twinned status and how correspondence from abroad can help us to see our homes afresh. The distinguished 19th century African-American actor, writer, and theatre manager, Ira Aldridge, makes an appearance in the world premiere of a new play, This Little Relic, set in present-day Coventry. The writer and actor Karla Marie Sweet, has written the play and discusses why she wanted to bring Ira Aldridge back to the future. Presented by Nick Ahad Studio Engineer: John Cole Produced by Ekene Akalawu
When you say "A year and 1/2" most metal fans globally know exactly what that is without any explanation. The most classic rock and roll documentary in our opinion has always been within arms reach in our homes, offices, tour busses, downloaded in all devices, and burnt into our brains for a lifetime.Director Adam Dubin graciously gave us over an hour of his time for a fabulous trip down memory lane. Of course there's info that all you behind the scenes die hards want to learn. How and why did the Cincinnati footage happen? Was the Spinal Tap scene staged? One on One studios has a smell to it? What opening act brings a film crew to Wembley Stadium?Don't forget that Mr. Dubin also brought us Murder in the Front Row, as well as Freeze 'Em All from Antartica. Without him, we would only have our imaginations of the time. Thank you for everything Adam!Enjoy the flashbacks, laughs, and learn about all of our favorite quotes from the early 90's. Season 5, Episode 8 is Zestfully Clean....... Instagram - andpodcastforallFaceBook - ...And Podcast For AllLiquid Death - Official sponsor of APFA liquiddeath.com -Murder your Thirst, Death To Plasticandpodcastforall@gmail.com for all your wants, wishes, comments, Hate Train mail, needs, desires, or just to say what's up to the guys. Email us and let us know if you want to be our next guest! After all, it's a Podcast FOR ALL.
We announce the winner of the 2021 Art Fund Museum of the Year, the world's largest museum prize. Front Row broadcasts a special programme from London's Science Museum, reflecting on the resilience and imagination of museums throughout the pandemic. John Wilson will be joined by judges Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate; artist Thomas J Price, Lead of Strategic Projects at Google Suhair Khan and broadcaster Edith Bowman. As well as Director of Art Fund Jenny Waldman. We'll also be exploring the future of museums and galleries with Tilly Blyth from the Science Museum and Sandra Shakespeare from the British Black Museum project. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Simon Richardson
Visible Skin: Rediscovering the Renaissance through Black Portraiture is a new outdoor exhibition across King's College London's Strand Campus, showcasing artworks by opera singer Peter Brathwaite. He talks to Tom Sutcliffe about creating the portraits and images, as well as his role in the new opera The Time of Our Singing. Indecent, a play which has just opened at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, explores the origins of the highly controversial 1906 play The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch, and follows the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. John Nathan reviews. One of the more unusual sights in Coventry City of Culture is a narrowboat that's a brightly painted floating library of short stories. It's also an artwork, Small Bells Ring, created by artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison of Studio Morison. The boat, RV Furor Scribendi welcomes on board the people of Coventry, works with local libraries and hopes to attract those who might not ordinarily engage with books. Reporter Ushma Mistry of BBC CWR steps aboard. Last year the playwright and author Lucy Caldwell was a judge for the BBC National Short Story Award but this year she's been shortlisted for the third time for her story All the People Were Mean and Bad. She talks to Front Row about the appeal of writing about a moment of intimacy on a journey, the power of storytelling for children – and whether people really are mean and bad. Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Sarah Johnson
If you go down to the Oastler Centre carpark in Bradford over the next few days, you're sure of a big surprise because this derelict multi-storey is the venue for a new theatrical production - Peaceophobia - exploring the passions and the lives of three young Pakistani-heritage Muslim men from Bradford as they attend a car meet. Evie Manning is co-director of the show and joins Front Row to explain how Peaceophobia came about. Sam Delaney reviews Jack Thorne's new Channel 4 drama, Help, which is set in Liverpool care home during the pandemic. Georgina Harding is known as an acclaimed novelist for works including Painter of Silence which was shortlisted for what was then the Orange Prize (now Women's Prize) for Fiction in 2012. She has just been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award for Night Train. It's the account of a woman's train journey across Ukraine, striking up conversation with a fellow passenger. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday at 15:30. She talks to Front Row about the story. In a career spanning thirty years Kurt Ellling has been nominated no less than ten times for a Grammy and won the Jazz Vocal Album award twice. His latest album Superblue was recorded under lockdown conditions with all the musicians playing in separate studios. Kurt explains how they managed to maintain the spontaneity under such conditions and how that will translate to playing live on his British dates.
Award-winning author Anuradha Roy crafts pots as well as prose. She joins us live from India to discuss the fusion of ceramics and storytelling, pottery and politics in her new novel, The Earthspinner, a coming of age story set between two continents. At a recent auction some 19th century pottery jugs, expected to fetch £100 or so, sold for £3,000 - £4,000. They were bought by major museums vying to add them to their collections. The jugs' selling point was that they were decorated with anti-slavery images or celebrations of abolition. Clare Durham, ceramics specialist at auctioneers Woolley & Wallis, who sold them, talks to Kirsty Lang about pottery propaganda and the increased interest in such pieces. The British Ceramics Biennial is the largest ceramics event in the UK. Its new artistic director, Clare Wood, joins Front Row to discuss the shortlist for the festival's contemporary ceramics prize and to reflect on a new artwork that puts slavery on a plate. Nadine Dorries replaces Oliver Dowden as the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. BBC Arts Correspondent Vincent Dowd discusses the implications. Main image: A plate from Jacqueline Bishop's History at the Dinner Table exhibition. Image credit: Jenny Harper
Tom and Keith (try to) turn the page on the Jacksonville State game, and are joined by the Osceola's Bob Ferrante to preview the ACC opener at Wake Forest. FSU Volleyball Coach Chris Poole also joins the show to preview tonight's FSU matchup with Florida, and to discuss this evening's celebration of life festivities honoring a former FSU star who passed away earlier this year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tom and Keith sit in stunned silence for 45 minutes in what critics are calling arguably their best performance ever. Actually they do speak, as they recap FSU's loss to Jacksonville State. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Front Row announces the shortlist for the £15,000, 16th BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University. Judge Fiona Mozley, author of Booker-shortlisted novel Elmet, joins us live to discuss the stories Australian tenor Stuart Skelton is a fan of a party. And what bigger party in classical music than the Last Night of the Proms?! Stuart will be taking centre stage and singing the traditional ‘Rule Britannia' as well as a selection of opera arias. He tells John why he's looking forward to the event, and the all-important outfit reveal. This month Marvel Studios released its first film with an Asian lead – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. It's an origin story that brings together martial arts, Chinese folklore and Hollywood CGI spectacle. Cultural critic Yuan Ren reviews. 25 years since the release of The Spice Girls debut album, more recently the departure of Jesy Nelson from Little Mix saying she found “the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard." And this week, the announcement of the death of Girls Aloud member, Sarah Harding. Dr Julia Downes, who edited Women Make Noise: Girl Bands from Motown to the Modern, shares her thoughts on the girl band. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Julian May
The recent Netflix comedy drama, The Chair, centres on an English professor, played by Sandra Oh who has just been appointed the first female chair of the department and has big dreams about modernising it. Hanna Flint joins us to review We hear live from the winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021, announced this evening: Susanna Clarke for her novel Piranesi. This year's chair of judges is Bernardine Evaristo Immersive theatre group Punchdrunk are well known for their imaginative use of unusual locations. They have just announced that they will be establishing a permanent location for future productions – could this mean they're going mainstream and spell the end of their unorthodox experimentation? We speak with Felix Barratt, Artistic Director and Maxine Doyle, choreographer It's time for Front Row's fifth and final preview of the Art Fund Museum Of The Year nominees. The winner will receive £100,000 and the museums have been spread around the UK. Today's venue is Timespan in the north eastern Scottish Highlands in Helmsdale, a village of just 800 people. We talk to Sadie Young, the only fulltime member of staff. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Sarah Johnson Main image above: Sandra Oh in Netflix's The Chair series Image credit: Eliza Morse/Netflix 2021
ACC Network announcer and voice of the Atlanta Falcons Wes Durham joins the show ahead of Saturday's game against Jacksonville State (he's calling the game this weekend). Plus The Osceola's Bob Ferrante stops by to talk QBs and 4th down math. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Iranian-born artist, photographer and filmmaker Shirin Neshat talk to us about her latest work - a feature film entitled Land of Dreams which premiered at The Venice Film Festival last week -and her exhibition at Photo London of still images connected to New Mexico. The last of our Women's Prize for Fiction-shortlisted authors, Yaa Gyasi, talks to Front Row ahead of the winner's announcement tomorrow. Her novel Transcendent Kingdom considers big questions of science, belief and addiction in the story of a family. Professor Mark Anthony Neal marks the death of actor Michael K. Williams, best known for playing Omar in the US TV series The Wire. A report today finds that as temperatures rise, dragonflies are thriving here. Insects have long fascinated poets and we hear Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem capturing the beauty, and the life cycle, of the dragonfly - in just eight lines. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Julian May
Irish author Sally Rooney's third novel 'Beautiful World, Where Are You' has just been released amid a fanfare of publicity and speculation. It follows the runaway success of the TV adaptation of her Booker longlisted second novel, Normal People, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Essayist and critic Sinéad Gleeson and writer and Zing Tsjeng, Executive Editor of Vice UK, join us to review. Film Critic Jason Solomons is Front Row'ours correspondent at this year's Venice International Film Festival. He reports on Spencer, the film portrayal of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, as she comes to terms with the end of her marriage; Dune – the sci-fi story that has become a Mount Everest-sized challenge for experienced and novice film directors alike; and festival favourite Pedro Almòdovar's latest creation Parallel Mothers. Scottish band Mogwai formed 25 years ago in Glasgow, and this year released their 10th album ‘As the love continues'. The album achieved their first number 1 and their first Mercury Prize nomination. Guitarist Stuart Braithwaite joins John to talk about the band's history, future, and how much the nomination means to them. In St Just this weekend performances will begin of the Cornish Ordinalia - a medieval three-play cycle - Origo Mundi (The Creation of the World), The Passion & The Resurrection. It's a vibrant drama and also a key text in the history of the Cornish language. To coincide with the performances, for the first time in centuries the manuscripts of the Ordinalia are on display in Cornwall at Kresen Kernow, Cornwall's archive centre. Matthew Rogers attended rehearsals, spoke to those involved and heard more about the text. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Harry Parker
When Quentin Tarantino's debut novel, was published earlier this summer, he gave his only UK broadcast interview to Front Row. Now in a special edition of the programme, Kirsty Lang presents an extended version of that interview. For the subject of his new book, Tarantino turned to his last film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which looked at the Hollywood of the late 1960s, through the relationship between an actor, who fears his career is in decline, and his best friend, his stunt double. The result is a novelisation which harmonises with the story he told on the big screen. In this interview, Tarantino discusses his long career as a filmmaker and his plans for the future. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Ekene Akalawu Studio Engineer: Sue Maillot
Download the episode Front Row Classics kicks off September with a very special interview. Brandon and Eric welcome Natasha Gregson Wagner to the Front Row. Natasha is the daughter of Natalie Wood and stepdaughter of Robert Wagner. She has written a beautiful memoir about life with and without her mother called, More than Love: An Intimate … Continue reading Ep. 83- Interview with Natasha Gregson Wagner →
Front Row Classics kicks off September with a very special interview. Brandon and Eric welcome Natasha Gregson Wagner to the Front Row. Natasha is the daughter of Natalie Wood and stepdaughter of Robert Wagner. She has written a beautiful memoir about life with and without her mother called, More than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood. The interview covers many aspects of the book including: growing up in the spotlight, finding your own voice in life and coming to peace with your own grief. We also take time to celebrate the life and talents of a woman who's death has often overshadowed her amazing accomplishments. This interview will certainly leave you feeling like you've spent time with an old friend. More than Love is available from Scribner Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. Natasha Gregson Wagner has acted in such films as Another Day in Paradise, High Fidelity, Two Girls and a Guy, and David Lynch's Lost Highway, and in the television shows Ally McBeal, House MD, and Chicago Hope. In 2016, she coauthored a coffee table book titled Natalie Wood: Reflections of a Legendary Life. She is one of the producers of the HBO documentary of her mother's life: Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind. Wagner lives in Los Angeles with her family (Scribner Books).
FSU National Champion and Super Bowl Champion William Floyd join Keith and Tom today to talk Seminole football. Plus the Osceola's Patrick Burnham dives deep to preview the big matchup with Notre Dame. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Paula Hawkins's novel The Girl on the Train sold 23 million copies and was made into a film starring Emily Blunt. Now she has written A Slow Fire Burning, a who-and-why-dunnit about damaged people trying to move on with their lives, set along the Regent's Canal in London. She talks to Front Row about starting with character, creating suspense, and how she reflects on the success of The Girl on the Train. Alan Warner's 1998 novel, The Sopranos, won the Saltire Society's Scottish Book of the Year Award when it came out. It has gone on to be adapted for the stage where it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2017. Now it's been adapted for the cinema with a new title – Our Ladies. Critic David Benedict assesses whether the film adaption will also be in the running for prize. And he also talks to Kirsty about whether theatre critics are being too kind to productions in a post-lockdown world. As defending British champion Natasha Baker wins a Silver medal in the Paralympic Dressage freestyle event in Tokyo today, composer Tom Hunt explains the art of creating original music for some of the world's leading dressage freestyle riders with Natasha Baker and Singaporean rider Laurentia Tan. Nia Dacosta is only 31 but has already directed two blockbusters. Today she talks to Kirsty about her horror film, Candyman, a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Harry Parker
Following the announcement of the death of the musician Charlie Watts, tonight's Front Row is an archive edition featuring John Wilson in conversation with the band he was a member of - The Rolling Stones. The programme was recorded in 2012 to mark 50 years since the band's first performance. In it, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood reflect on life in the Rolling Stones as they prepare to return to the stage.
With the season opener against Notre Dame just 10 days away, FSU Defensive Coordinator Adam Fuller joins Tom and Keith to break down the FSU defense. Plus the Osceola's Bob Ferrante is back with other FSU updates from the gridiron, soccer pitch and volleyball court. And what's up with that ACC Network teaser on Comcast this week? The Front Row Noles guys will have an answer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Michael Sarnoski is the director and co-writer of Pig, starring Nicolas Cage and a pig that is brilliant at finding truffles – until it's stolen. Cage's trip to the culinary hot spots of the big city to find his pig reveals more about his past and explores ideas of grief, redemption, and what to value in life. The director joins Front Row to talk about casting Cage – and casting the right pig. The singer-songwriter Moses Sumney has an extraordinary and distinctive voice and his songs challenge traditional ideas about love or identity. At the BBC Proms tomorrow night he'll be performing songs from his albums Aromanticism and græ in new arrangements with Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He talks to Front Row about his voice, words and music. Mike White's new HBO / Sky Atlantic television comedy drama series The White Lotus is a look at how the other half lives as it follows a group of hotel guests holidaying in a luxurious Hawaiian paradise, starring Jennifer Coolidge, Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton and Natasha Rothwell. In a world which is more deeply divided between the haves and the have nots than ever, how successful is The White Lotus as a satire of inequality? Critic Leila Latif reviews. Inspired by the story of the Zohra orchestra – Afghanistan's only all-female orchestra – British musician Dan Blackwell composed a new work for them. He got himself to Kabul, to record the musicians playing the piece. The results can be seen in a new documentary, Sisters, that premieres this week at the Chichester International Film Festival. Dan joins Front Row to discuss the making of his film. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Studio Manager: Nigel Dix Production Co-ordinator: Lizzie Harris Producer: Julian May
Olympic gold medalist and Seminole star Gabby Carle joins Tom and Keith to preview the FSU soccer season which starts Thursday. Plus the Osceola's Bob Ferrante is back, talking defensive backs and more from FSU football practice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The last time we spoke to Anthony Alfredo he was grasping the fact that he had a ride with Richard Childress Racing, so we're checking back in with him to see what it's like to be a Cup Series rookie at Front Row Motorsports. And it's a challenging time to be a rookie, too. Alfredo explains why; if there have been any seconds thoughts or frustrations; how big the Olympic break was for his team; adjusting to longer races and a longer schedule; how the people at Front Row have helped with his development; finding there are more critics at the Cup level; how life changes when you become a Cup driver; ways Alfredo's training has changed; looking at another driver's visor camera and using SMT data; the advice that has stuck with him; working hard for little gains; new interest in his nickname; why he was operating heavy machinery lately; a new sponsor for Michigan and Richmond. Music created by Tony Monge. Please support my work through Patreon: www.patreon.com/KellyCrandall
Alexander Fury is the men's fashion critic of the Financial Times newspaper and the fashion features director of AnOther magazine. He comes back on the show to discuss being front row at what he describes as the “first big return of physical fashion shows.” That is, the live presentations showcasing the Spring/Summer 2022 men's ready-to-wear collections and the Autumn/Winter ‘21 Paris couture. Alex offers a rare insight to the critically acclaimed debut of Azzedine Alaïa's creative director, Pieter Mulier, and also the extraordinary reveal of Demna Gvasalia's inaugural Balenciaga couture collection. This includes details of Gvasalia's olfactory collaboration with the Norwegian artist, Sissel Tolass. Alex's view from Venice includes his thoughts on how Saint Laurent's Anthony Vaccarello and Valentino's Pier Paolo Piccioli “interacted” with the art world. Amidst all of this, he talks about the sort of Covid-19 protocols he encountered during fashion's return to “business as usual” plus the reported demise of the glossy magazine “super editor.” His ultimate takeaway? “The couture shows very much sent a message about the resilience of fashion,” states Alex. “And they sent a message about the kind of joy of fashion, the joy of dressing up. When people ask for a justification for the existence of couture….you know, couture is really about joy, and about exuberance, and creating clothes that can really make people dream. And I think that was a message that you drew away from these shows. Absolutely.” Please rate, review and subscribe to A Different Tweed. Share it with your friends. Thanks for listening!
On the show today we are talking Kyle Larson's Front Row Challenge win at Osky, the Roth 83 driver situation, tonight's Short Track Super Series race, and bad news from Santa Maria Raceway. We also have some numbers for your Tuesday.
Blue Dream, Green Crack, Gorilla Glue, Wedding Cake. All of these strains had their time in the spotlight before fading away as more strains gained popularity. And the strains that are popular now will face a similar fate soon enough. Such is the process of cannabis breeding and selective genetics. Dubbed “The Blue Dream Effect”, it is the process of a strain blowing up on the market to the point where everybody is growing it…until they aren't. Maybe it is a new, better strain that uses the original as a parent, or an entirely different strain that doesn't even compare. One way or another, a strain that sits at the top can't sit there forever. In the final segment of The Real Dirt ft. Front Row Ag, Chip and his guests discuss selective breeding and grow design trends.