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Phonotonal’s culture category gives us a place to go off-piste to discuss and review museums, national parks, caves and gorges, podcasts, and more. It’s a real bag-of-cats that looks at culture and sub-culture.

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With increased interest thanks to the courtroom controversy of John Lydon’s attempt to stop Sex Pistols’ music from being used in the series, Pistol is a grainy 4:3 rendering designed to conjure the atmosphere required to breathe life into Steve Jones’ memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol. The first episode, ‘Track 1: The […]

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Midnight Mass is a limited series set on an isolated island. The story is set around the dilapidated, but still functional, church and the young priest who mysteriously takes over. There is something quite reassuring about a limited series. While Stranger Things and Sweet Tooth will continue as long as people want more, it’s nice […]

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Created by Nuria Net and with Ceci Bastida (Tijuana No!) in the driving seat, ‘Punk in Translation’ delves deep into the identity of Latinx punk music, including the band to whom Dave Marsh first applied the term ‘punk rock’ all the way back in 1971, Question Mark and the Mysterians. The podcast is surfaced through […]

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Graffiti. It’s everywhere, right. A sign of rebellious youth, appreciated by some and hated by others. If you drew a Venn diagram of disaffected music culture and graffiti appreciation, there would be a huge overlap. Except, what is this strange new category of graffiti applauders? It’s the selective recognition of re-classification of only certain artists […]

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A genuine gem in the podcast cannon, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders pick a loose theme for each episode and start a conversation. Then the magic happens. It’s informal, wonderfully relaxed, and total comedy gold. Using a friendly two-way interview, these two comedy legends elicit anecdotes, imaginings, and funny commentary on subjects such as hobbies, […]

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Celebrating the re-opening of live music venues across the country, The Live Revival is a wonderful tribute to the country’s compact but iconic music venues. With a mixture of interviews, archive footage, and empty-venue performances, the show certainly has us all itching to get in front of the stage once more. Unlike many music documentaries, […]

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Cookie policies, or data collection and processing consent, is not the most attention-grabbing subject. In fact, the corporations who profit by invading your privacy depending on you yawning, stretching, and scrolling past. But, whether you are an accept-all-er or a manage-and-blocker, your experience of The Web is decaying while they suck up your data and […]

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If you want to dive beneath the ground in the UK, or traverse the wilds of a river-cut gorge, the South West has a number of rocky places on offer. With Cheddar Gorge, Wookie Hole, and Lydford Gorge all located within striking distance of each other; we have the low down on what you’ll find […]

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The BLANK podcast, AKA blankpod, is a regular one-hour interview show hosted by Giles Paley-Phillips and Jim Daly. The focus of each episode is blank moments; …those moments when we go ‘blank’ whether it’s writer’s block, forgetting lines, losing an audience, or being off form. Blank Podcast This month, they spoke to Mark Gatiss about […]