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92 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Paul Smith. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Paul Smith, often where they are interviewed.

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92 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Paul Smith. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Paul Smith, often where they are interviewed.

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Sir Paul Smith

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My guest this week is Paul Smith, the legendary British fashion designer.

Paul and I discuss how a cycling accident launched his career as a creative, why his wife’s knowledge of couture has been essential to their success, and what it’s taken for his business to last 50 years and stay independent.


(00:00) Paul Smith and cycling

(17:30) History of Le Bon Marché

(23:15) Giorgio Armani on Slowing Down

(24:34) Supreme

(25:04) 18 East

(36:41) Yves Saint Laurent

(44:44) Paul Smith & Land Rover

(49:58) Friendship with David Bowie

(52:41) The Lumineers

(52:54) Jimmy Page


This episode is sponsored by P. Johnson, & Bespoke Box (enter BLAMO for 20% off your first box!)


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Nov 09 2020 · 58mins
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Shatter the myth Paul Smith

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Designer. Curator. Living legend. Sir Paul Smith shares the highs and lows from his fashion journey which spans 50 years this year. What was the first collection he showed at Fashion Week like? How did he feel going to Chanel shows in the presence of Coco Chanel? Has the thought of retiring ever crossed his mind?

Sir Paul talks us through the unique dilemma of deciding what to wear when you’re getting knighted in the morning and married in the afternoon, David Bowie giving customers in his store the shock of their lives and the art of being a collector (we didn’t say hoarder, okay). 

Check out our Instagram to see the looks we discuss @whatwereyouthinkingpodcast and follow us on Twitter and TikTok @WWYT_podcast

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Oct 23 2020 · 43mins

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Sir Paul Smith CBE CH

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Talk Art exclusive!!! We meet a living LEGEND!! For episode 8, Russell and Robert meet the iconic British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith CH CBE RDI (born 5 July 1946). We discuss a lifetime of collecting art, his recent award of Companion of Honour from the Queen, setting up a new foundation with the aim of giving advice to creative people, his support of artists at the Royal Academy Schools and Slade including Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and James Lloyd and the lasting impact artists like David Hockney, Patti Smith, R. B. Kitaj, Peter Blake, Frank Auerbach and David Bowie had on his life. We learn about the exhibitions he put on in his first shop in the 1960s including works by Andy Warhol and how this has continued to the present day with exhibitions in his London and Los Angeles stores by Joy Yamusangie and John Booth amongst many others!

This special episode was recorded in Paul Smith's office in London. Visit Paul Smith's Foundation online at www.PaulSmithsFoundation.com or Instagram @PaulSmithsFoundation. Paul's eponymous new 50th Anniversary Book is available now (published by Phaidon). This inspiring new book captures his unique spirit and one-of-a-kind creativity by selecting 50 highly personal objects, charting his and his brand’s half century of struggle and success, from a small menswear concern in Nottingham, UK, through to a globally recognised international fashion house.

Follow Paul on Instagram @PaulSmith and @PaulSmithDesign, visit Paul's official website www.PaulSmith.com

For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com

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Oct 22 2020 · 50mins
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Paul Smith on the Past 50 Years

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The designer speaks with BoF Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks about how the current moment is shaping the future of creativity.
LONDON, United Kingdom — It’s been 50 years since Paul Smith opened his first shop in Nottingham. Now, he has 200 shops worldwide. In the latest episode of the BoF Podcast, the celebrated designer speaks with BoF Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks about the last five decades, his latest book and how the current moment is prompting a return to craft.
  • Reflecting on the past 50 years, Smith emphasises the importance of making the most of any luck or opportunity by working at it. “For a lot of people opportunities come their way but they don’t embrace them,” he said.
  • To celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary, Smith has released a book. In it, he tells the story of the last 50 years through 50 objects. “Instead of it just being a coffee table book with pictures of clothes in it, [I wanted it to] be a little bit lateral,” said Smith. “I very quickly chose 50 things — and I say ‘very quickly’ because I wanted it to be spontaneous.” Each object signifies a particular time or a memory that has shaped Smith's life and brought him to where he is today.
  • Despite the challenges 2020 has presented, the designer says he is excited about the industry’s return to craft. “What’s been inspiring for me is the construction,” said Smith. “Instead of the inspiration coming from a Matisse or a Basquiat, going back to how we make things has been really wonderful.”
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Oct 22 2020 · 49mins

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Sir Paul Smith: What Makes Us Human?

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The legendary fashion designer joins us to answer the question.

Producer: Ryan Wilson
Sep 16 2020 · 24mins
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In Episode 2 of Season 2, Suzy is joined by Paul Smith who’s celebrating 50 years in fashion. Smith reveals the plans for his anniversary, and how - with his wife Pauline - he has built the Paul Smith label over half a century.

Sir Paul, knighted by the Queen of England in 2000, opens his soul in the conversation, revealing his wisdom - showing how he built his entire fashion empire, root to branch, over the last five decades. His company was founded in one tiny store in Nottingham and has grown into a global business in five continents.

Smith takes Suzy through the layers of quirky objects and funky toy animals sent to his London studio by his doting clients. There is probably a bicycle buried somewhere among the lines of books!

Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
Music by @joergzuber.
Graphics by Paul Wallis.
To find Suzy's articles visit https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/suzy-menkes
...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter @thesuzymenkes

Sep 15 2020 · 35mins
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Episode 425: Paul Smith on The Crystal Programming Language and the Lucky Web Framework

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Paul Smith discusses the Crystal Programming Language and the Lucky web framework with Jeremy Jung.

Sep 09 2020 · 1hr 12mins
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Paul Smith with A Celtic State of Mind

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A Celtic State of Mind was named as the UK's Best Football Podcast at the prestigious Football Blogging Awards.

In this latest episode, Paul John Dykes chats to Paul Smith, who worked closely with Fergus McCann during his spell at Celtic Park.

A Celtic State of Mind has gone from strength-to-strength over the last couple of years, and there are many more guests lined up in the weeks ahead from the world of sport, music, film, art, broadcasting, literature and politics.

Connect with A Celtic State of Mind @PaulJohnDykes and @ACSOMPOD and subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or through your podcast player.
Jul 29 2020 · 1hr 50mins
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Paul Smith - Business Storytelling

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Paul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts in business storytelling. He’s one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018, a storytelling coach, and bestselling author of the books The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell, Sell with a Story, Lead with a Story, Parenting with a Story, and Four Days with Kenny Tedford. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, is a former consultant at Accenture, and former executive and 20-year veteran of The Procter & Gamble Company.

Jul 27 2020 · 39mins
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64. TVI with Paul Smith

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We caught up with amazing Paul Smith to discuss getting hench, having kids, trying DMT and playing chess!

Jul 06 2020 · 1hr 8mins