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EP.182 - JOHN HIGGS

Adam talks with British writer and cultural historian John Higgs about 90s TV, the KLF, trying to be optimistic about the future, what John Lennon might be like if he were alive now and what The Beatles and James Bond tell us about the British psyche.

CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE 2015 FILM 'TOMORROWLAND'

Episode recorded on October 2nd, 2021 in Brighton.

Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Ben Tulloh for conversation editing.

Podcast artwork by Helen Green

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RELATED LINKS

THE FUTURE STARTS HERE by John Higgs - 2019 (WORLD OF BOOKS)

WILLIAM BLAKE VS THE WORLD by John Higgs - 2021 (WATERSTONES)

STRANGER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE - MAKING SENSE OF THE 20TH CENTURY (AUDIOBOOK) by Joh Higgs - 2016 (AUDIBLE)

ROBIN INCE TALKS TO JOHN HIGGS ABOUT WILLIAM BLAKE - 2021 (YOUTUBE)

DISCORDIANISM by Josh Ray - 2016 (SUPER WEIRD SUBSTANCE WEBSITE)

ALAN MOORE TALKS WITH JOHN HIGGS ABOUT ROBERT ANTON WILSON - 2015 (YOUTUBE)

Interesting interview in which Alan Moore does a good job of sounding intelligent and plausible about some mind bending topics while smoking one of the biggest joints I've ever seen.

'WHO KILLED THE KLF?' (DOCUMENTARY TRAILER) - 2021 (IMDB)

Didn't realise this documentary had come out when I recorded the podcast links. Looks good, and features interviews with both John Higgs and Alan Moore.

REVIEW OF 'WHO KILLED THE KLF?' by Peter Bradshaw - 2022 (GUARDIAN)

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE - THE PROBLEM WITH IRONY (YOUTUBE)

Short video essay by Will Schoder considering American writer David Foster Wallace's wariness around the post modern use of irony, particularly in TV shows.

BRIAN AND CHARLES (OFFICIAL TRAILER) - 2022 (YOUTUBE)

BRIAN AND CHARLES (ORIGINAL SHORT) - 2017 (YOUTUBE)

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