The Culture File Weekly: A World in Flowers August 20th
Novelist, writer and flower historian, Jennifer Potter, tells the story of human history and its shaping by flowers, such as tulips, orchids, lilies and of course, roses
Do you use your phone or does it use you? Among those exploring a new life/tech balance in this special edition are UCSF's Robert Lustig, a neuroendocrinologist and expert in addiction, and Lindsay Ems, who studies the Amish often highly nuanced attitudes technology.
Culture File "Likes": Francesco Turrisi
Poly-instrumental virtuoso, Francesco Turrisi shares with us some of the things he considers "the good stuff"
The Culture File Weekly: August 3rd
This Weekly we wander with 35,000 close friends at WOMAD 2018, and meet Oakland-based, Ethiopian born singer and songwriter, Meklit, Austrian brass band sept, Federspiel, sound-recordist, Christ Watson, the French voice of Nouvelle Vague, Camille and House of Waters, a Brooklyn trio featuring "the Jimmy Hendrix of the hammered dulcimer..."
Culture File: WOMAD 2018: Federspiel
Yodelling brass band, Federspiel, are helping Austrian traditional music escape the "Sound of Music cliches".
Culture File: WOMAD 2018: Meklit
Keeping the flame of Ethio-Jazz burning in the USA, with Ethiopian-born singer-songwriter, and TEDtalker, Meklit
Culture File: Camille
Sometime Nouvelle Vague chanteuse, Camille, on creating the oddball communal experiences the world needs.
Culture File "Likes": Nick Drnaso
The graphic novelist behind, Man Booker-nominated Beverly, shares his tastes in podcasts, tv, music and smells...
The Culture File Weekly: July 27th
This weekly, BP Fallon's vinyl moments, Margaretta Darcy's snail-based education ideas, materials researcher, Elvin Karana's radical uses for mushrooms, and a critical power walk through some of the offerings at this year's Galway International Arts Festival.
Culture File: Consider The Snail...
Activist-artist, Margaretta Darcy's latest project, Relax with Snails, offers floor space for some quite communing
Culture File: Culture File @GIAF2018
Luke Clancy tours his choice of this year's Galway festival shows, including Incantata and INO's Orfeo ed Euridice
Culture File: BP Fallon's Vinyl Moments
Rock 'n' roll's BP Fallon on his undying love for music on vinyl, and the raw power of Cliff Richard.
Culture File: CF@DRS2018 No.1 with Elvin Karana
Are mushrooms the building material of the future? Could be, says materials researcher, Elvin Karana
Culture File "Likes": Benjamin Stafford
Curator, Benjamin Stafford, on some of the things he's found worth (figuratively and otherwise) clicking "like" on.
The Culture File Weekly: July 20th
Ancient instruments re-animated with harpvagenlist, Siobhan Armstrong, lost paths, tracks and waterways refound by historian, Jo Kerrigan, and a slightly less chipper but equally fascinating encounter with cartoonist, Nick Drnaso, author of Sabrina, a powerful graphic novel exploring networked trauma.