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Harlan Coben: ‘I used to write in the back of Ubers’
The writer, 59, on working in a disco, being an introvert and growing up Jewish

James McMahon

08, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Dennis Bovell: ‘I’m still angry about the six months I was jailed, wrongfully’
The reggae musician and producer, 68, tells James McMahon about Bob Marley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, police intimidation, impressing his dad and writing songs in prison to vent his anger

James McMahon

06, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Turnstile: can hardcore punk’s biggest band conquer the mainstream?
With their major-label deal and collaborations with Dev Hynes, the Baltimore five-piece are pushing at rock music’s boundaries

James McMahon

24, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Martha Wainwright: ‘Divorce has given me wisdom’
The musician, 45, talks about putting down roots, losing her mother, playing music and and how middle age has been a transformative time

James McMahon

07, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Boris Becker: ‘When I was winning at Wimbledon it was no “blitzkrieg”’
The tennis player, 53, talks to James McMahon about Naomi Osaka and mental health, lion-hearted Andy Murray and defying corny cultural stereotypes

James McMahon

03, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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From Motörhead to Bad Bunny: why music and wrestling make such a great tag team
Poppy – who is releasing her new EP via the wrestling behemoth – joins the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Limp Bizkit and Pitbull in the squared circle

James McMahon

02, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Undead on arrival: should zombies run or lurch?
From 28 Days Later to Army of the Dead, fast zombies are everywhere – but aren’t they supposed to be slow and unsteady?

James McMahon

21, Jun, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Nadine Shah: ‘My creativity comes from my time in hospital’
The singer, 35, tells James McMahon about childhood traumas, gaining confidence, losing her mum and her love for the northeast

James McMahon

29, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Geoff Dyer: ‘I am what you might describe as chippy’
The writer, 62, tells James McMahon about his working-class Cheltenham roots, college career and dole-queue days in a Brixton squat where he first began to read

James McMahon

08, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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This week’s new tracks: Daine, Sam Gellaitry, Hail the Sun
This week we’ve got Australian emo/trap, the bubbly electro sound of summer, and an unwanted slice of smug rock

James McMahon

16, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Fear in your ear: the unstoppable rise of the horror podcast
The Battersea Poltergeist is just one of many surging up the charts. Its creator, and others, explain why the pandemic has led people to seek out scary stories

James McMahon

29, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Dean Koontz: ‘Life is one long suspense novel’
The author, 75, tells James McMahon about escaping into books, becoming politicised as a teacher, and not knowing what will happen tomorrow

James McMahon

20, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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