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15: Nadine Shah and Mental Health

Thu Aug 17 2017 (55:02)

The One About Talking More

Singer/songwriter Nadine Shah talks about the taboo of mental health in a revealing chat with Jen Long.

14: Vanessa White and '90s R&B

Thu Aug 10 2017 (37:48)

The One About Slow Jams

After leaving British girl-group The Saturdays, Vanessa White is beginning to carve out a solo career influenced by the music she fell in love with as a child. She tells Jen Long just why she loves ‘90s R&B so much.You can also listen to a companion playlist of all the artists Vanessa and Jen talk about over on Spotify.

The One About The Man With Six Wives

Actress, singer and national institution Martine McCutcheon reveals her fascination with 16th-century British monarch Henry VIII.

The One That Breaks Taboos

Amanda Palmer doesn't shy away from talking about the difficult things in her life - something that her interviewers often find hard to keep up with. She talks candidly about those things with Jen Long.

11: Denai Moore and Veganism

Fri Jul 21 2017 (44:59)

The One Without Meat

Singer Denai Moore talks about the vegan life and her love of baking to Jen Long.

10: Oh Wonder and Running

Thu Jul 13 2017 (49:32)

The One About Marathons

Oh Wonder's Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West have taken part in marathons across the world. They tell Jen Long why running matters to them.

The One About Other Podcasts

Bastille's Dan Smith talks about his favourite podcasts to Jen Long as the pair attempt to understand just why we love them so much. The full list of podcasts Dan recommends are: Serial, This American Life, S-Town, NPRinvisibilia, TED Radio Hour, How I Built This, Reply All, Startup, The Adam Buxton Podcast, Sodajerker, Reversal of the Muse, My Favourite Murder, Song Exploder, Tiny Desk Sessions, Missing Richard Simmons, You Must Remember This, Heavyweight, Code Switch, The Dollop and Terribl ...

08: Alex Cameron and Relationships

Fri Jun 30 2017 (51:01)

The One About Modern Love

Australian singer/songwriter Alex Cameron talks candidly about love and sex to Jen Long in our most NSFW podcast yet!

07: Tim Burgess and Coffee

Wed Jun 21 2017 (44:10)

The One About Hot Drinks

The Charlatans-frontman Tim Burgess tells Jen Long about why coffee matters.

06: Mozart's Sister and Scent

Fri Jun 16 2017 (44:06)

The One About Perfume

Canadian musician Caila Thompson-Hannant makes music under the name Mozart's Sister and talks to Jen Long about her obsession with scent.

05: Douglas Dare and Dressing Up

Tue Jun 06 2017 (45:43)

The One About Drag

Pianist and singer Douglas Dare has released two incredible albums on the much loved Erased Tapes label, home to the likes of Nils Frahm. While his music is often introspective, and understated, Douglas has a big personality that comes to life when he talks about one of his true passions: drag.

04: Árni Árnason and Ástandið

Mon May 22 2017 (46:18)

The One About Iceland

Icelandic-born Árni Árnason, bassist with The Vaccines tells Jen Long about his fascination with a strange period in his country's history, known as 'Ástandið' - The Situation.

03: Benjamin Gregory and Hesse

Fri May 05 2017 (47:35)

The One About German Literature

Blaenavon have just released their debut album - a record that covers six years of their lives. In conversation with Jen Long, frontman Ben Gregory explores his obsession with German literature and the works of Herman Hesse, Rainer Maria Rilke and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

02: Johnny Flynn and Walking

Wed Apr 26 2017 (53:04)

The One About Psychogeography

Johnny Flynn - musician and the star of Netflix show Lovesick - tells Jen Long about walking, rambling and the philosophy of creating your own path.

01: Shura and Interstellar

Tue Apr 18 2017 (53:12)

The One About Space

Jen Long meets UK popstar Shura to find out about her fascination with time, space and the movie Interstellar - while trying to piece together the laws of physics without using Google but with the help of red wine.