Rank #1: How Bill Browder became Vladimir Putin's No. 1 enemy
Nov 14 2017
Rank #2: Ronan Farrow on bringing down Harvey Weinstein, Trump’s America, and the power of the pen
In this sharp and incisive interview with James O’Brien, Ronan takes us through his prodigious childhood, working in the Obama administration at 21, then going on to forge a career in journalism, most famously as one of the reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and now training his eye on the decline of American global influence, both under Trump and before.
May 28 2018
Rank #3: Russell Kane: robbed by birth, funny by nature
The pair cover everything, from Russell’s relationship with his rough ’n’ tough father, to his unique passion for watches; from the stresses and pressures that success put on your relationships, to the realisation that his working class upbringing was going to hold him back, but he wasn’t about to let that happen.
Russell's new podcast 'Evil Genius' is available now via the BBC.
Apr 09 2018
Rank #4: Gary Lineker: humanity, free speech, and the dark side of the beautiful game
Jan 30 2018
Rank #5: Nigel Owens: struggles with sexuality and the road to self-acceptance
In this vulnerable and moving interview with James O’Brien, Nigel shares his struggle as a young man in rural Wales coming to terms with his sexuality, surviving a suicide attempt at the age of 26, and his journey of self-acceptance that led him to the top of his game.
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Apr 16 2018
Rank #6: Mark Hamill on Star Wars, life as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher
Mar 26 2018
Rank #7: Akala: race and class in the ruins of empire
In a breakneck hour of conversation, Akala picks apart many of the modern myths around gangs, street violence and black youth, looking at the ways these are perpetuated in the media and who benefits from perpetuating them, as well as looking back to the Windrush generation and the institutionalised injustices that led to the recent crisis. It’s an education.
May 20 2018
Rank #8: Shaun Ryder: pills, thrills and Happy Mondays
Aug 13 2018
Rank #9: Caitlin Moran: bad sex, good advice and how to be famous
James O’Brien is certainly kept on his toes in this whipcrack of an interview, covering everything from masturbation to politics, Love Island to feminism, and a lot of chat about vaginas.
Strap in, folks. We’re going full force on this one.
Jun 25 2018
Rank #10: Mark Steel: stand-up, socialism and searching for answers
Jul 23 2018
Rank #11: Plan B on rap, soul and our degraded moral system
In this enthralling interview with James O’Brien, Ben shares his story, a story that is inextricably tied to his music, experiencing violence at home from a young age and losing friends to crack and heroin, and how he channelled those stories into songs, breaking into the mainstream, and coming home to share the positive power of music in the community that shaped him.
Apr 30 2018
Rank #12: Robert Webb dissects masculinity, grief, career and his complicated relationships
Watch a video of this interview on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/QixnWfVwmsk
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Oct 17 2017
Rank #13: Eric Cantona: Inside the mind of an enigma
Nov 28 2017
Rank #14: Kate Tempest: transcending life and exploring the human soul
Aug 20 2018
Rank #15: Lily Allen on tabloids, phone hacking, sexuality and Grenfell Tower
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Oct 31 2017
Rank #16: Sir Nick Clegg: live by the sword, die by the sword
Feb 05 2018
Rank #17: Jon Ronson: shame, psychopaths and how internet porn changed the world
Jon discusses his latest project The Butterfly Effect, as well as highlights from his spectacular body of work including The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare At Goats, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Elephant In The Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the 'Alt-Right'.
To hear more from Jon, search your podcast client for The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson.
Dec 12 2017
Rank #18: Steve Aoki: Building movements, creating community and throwing cakes
This insightful interview with James O’Brien takes us through Steve’s journey to superstardom, from his childhood struggles with otherness and racism, finding solace in music and the constructive rage of hardcore punk, sowing the seeds of what would become his empire, and finding his way back to the stage as one of the biggest EDM performers in the world.
Aug 06 2018
Rank #19: Unfiltered: The best bits you might have missed
Normal service will resume with a brand new interview next week, but in the meantime you can go back and check out the episodes mentioned in the show here.
Scroobius Pip: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/35-dave-haslam-on-madchester-ecstasy-ha%C3%A7ienda-art-djing/id1290769207?i=1000413419523
Paris Lees: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/14-paris-lees-inspiring-journey-to-become-first-trans/id1290769207?i=1000399993418
June Sarpong: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/6-june-sarpong-talks-diversity-and-the-british-class-system/id1290769207?i=1000394493486
Michelle Lyons: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/31-michelle-lyons-278-executions-life-watching-death/id1290769207?i=1000411332918
Dave Haslam: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/35-dave-haslam-on-madchester-ecstasy-ha%C3%A7ienda-art-djing/id1290769207?i=1000413419523
Jack Monroe: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/19-jack-monroe-poverty-politics-and-life-on-the-margins/id1290769207?i=1000402956881
John Amaechi: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/18-john-amaechi-talks-race-breaking-nba-homosexuality/id1290769207?i=1000402058077
Nimco Ali: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/15-nimco-ali-the-fight-to-end-female-genital-mutilation/id1290769207?i=1000400440975
Jul 16 2018
Rank #20: Matt Lucas on Little Britain, TV controversy and his relationship with David Walliams
Dec 05 2017