Talking about films, TV, books and music from a warm, safe place.
Talking about the films, TV shows, books or music which people go to again and again to feel safe, happy and welcome."Brilliant... A lovely listen" - Sunday Times"Highly recommended" - The WeekPresented and produced by J
Muriel's Wedding - with Sarah Kendall
Season 1, Ep. 18
Writer and comedian Sarah Kendall (Frayed, Australian Trilogy, Taskmaster) talks about the comforts of PJ Hogan's smash hit 1994 comedy film Muriel's Wedding and the art of telling authentic, affecting stories using big, stupid jokes.
A Year In Provence - with Marianne Levy
Season 1, Ep. 17
Author and journalist Marianne Levy talks about the warm-stone-and-fine-cheese comforts of Peter Mayle's 1989 travel writing blockbuster A Year In Provence.
Terminator - with Jenny Colgan
Season 1, Ep. 16
Novelist Jenny Colgan talks about the killer-robot comforts of The Terminator, the original and best, and how underneath its kick-ass action movie surface, there are some surprising mechanisms at work.
Frasier - with Zarah Hussain
Season 1, Ep. 15
Artist Zarah Hussain talks about finding comfort for herself (and her kids) in sophisticated 90s sitcom Frasier, and the universal lessons that lurk beneath the surface Seattle snobbery.
Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook - with Paul Litchfield
Season 1, Ep. 14
Comedian and writer Paul Litchfield (The Trap, Smershpod) brings in a magical tome filled with comforting charts and tables and goblins: Gary Gygax's Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook, the classic gateway drug for tabletop role-playing games.
Pet Shop Boys: 'Behaviour' - with Nadia Shireen
Season 1, Ep. 13
Illustrator and writer Nadia Shireen (Bumblebear, Barbara Throws A Wobbler, Grimwood) grasps the Pet Shop Boys tight, and talks about the comforts of their 1990 album Behaviour, the autumnal record that marked a departure from the synth duo's Imperial Chart Domination Phase.