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Turn off your email alerts and settle into the weekend. We explore today's culture, big ideas, nuanced questions and what it means to live a good life. Join our host Lilah Raptopoulos every Saturday for inspiring conversations, in-depth storytelling, a bit of escapism and a lot of fun. Brought to you by the award-winning Life & Arts journalists at the Financial Times.

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This week, we’re joined by Gabrielle Zevin, author of the novel ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’. One of last year's bestsellers, it traces the lives of two friends, Sam and Sadie, who meet as kids and become world famous video game creators. Gabrielle tells Lilah why she focused on games, and how video games from Pac-Man to Mario influenced a generation of people. Then, we learn about a Rolex watch ‘grey market’ with Jeff Maysh. Try to buy a Rolex – you're unlikely to find one on the shelves. Jeff found out why that’s the case (crypto has something to do with it).--------------Fill out our survey to tell us what you think of the show! You could win a pair of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds: http://ft.com/weekendsurvey.Want to say hi? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap. --------------Links and mentions from the episode: – Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin, is available now in paperback. – The FT review of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: https://on.ft.com/3JYGtvv  – Jeff’s piece on the Rolex grey market in the FT: https://on.ft.com/3hQggFW – Jeff’s piece on the 30 million dollar lottery scam https://t.co/IyDQnNxStZ (The Atlantic) and on Donald Trump and the Sweepstakes scammers https://t.co/TTfyJnAd2I (New Yorker)—-------------Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast.--------------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Oscar nominations have been announced. This weekend, we revisit two of our interviews from last year, with filmmakers behind two of the most nominated films: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who directed ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, and Ruben Östlund, director of ‘Triangle of Sadness’. Both are nominated for best director and best picture, and both are unexpected: 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' is praised for combining genres from indie comedy to sci-fi to kung fu. 'Triangle of Sadness' is a dark comedy critique of wealth and power. The interviews are a wild ride, and among our favourites.--------------What do you think of the show? Fill out our survey! You could win a pair of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds: http://ft.com/weekendsurvey.Want to say hi? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap. --------------Links and mentions from the episode: – The FT’s roundup of this year’s Oscar nominees: https://on.ft.com/3ZZAIp3 – Our review of Everything Everywhere All at Once: https://on.ft.com/3R6cjdr  – Our review of Triangle of Sadness: https://on.ft.com/3Hblu7J—-------------Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast.--------------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This weekend, the FT's Claire Bushey asks a question that sounds poetic but is actually entirely unsentimental: how much is my life worth? In 2021, Claire learned she had breast cancer. The cost of her treatment points us to how, exactly, the US healthcare system is broken. Then, Lilah takes on Prince Harry's autobiography Spare with chief features writer Henry Mance. After so much Harry and Meghan content, what can we possibly still learn?-------We love hearing from you! Fill in our feedback survey here: http://ft.com/weekendsurvey. You can also email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links: – Claire’s column, ‘How much does my life cost? A tale of US cancer care’’: https://on.ft.com/3HeGyeS– Claire recommends the book Never Pay The First Bill, by Marshall Allen. She also references The Undying: A Meditation on Modern Illness by Anne Boyer– Henry Mance’s review of Spare, by Prince Harry: https://on.ft.com/3J2oDcy – Claire is on Twitter @Claire_Bushey. Henry is @HenryMance. Henry has a book called How to Love Animals.-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam GiovincoRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This weekend, we learn about AI-generated art. Type any sentence, such as “Sea otter with a pearl earring by Johannes Vermeer” into a website, and you’ll get an uncanny visual approximation created entirely by AI — with no input from humans. Our gaming critic Tom Faber joins Lilah to explore what impact it could have on human creativity. Then, we talk about deep winter cooking with the chefs behind our food column: Honey and Co. Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer give us tons of ideas, from soup to shanks to citrus salads.-------We love hearing from you! You can email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links: – Tom’s magazine cover, ‘The Golden Age of AI-generated art is here’, including AI-generated images: https://on.ft.com/3CIlY3V – You can make your own AI art at openai.com/dall-e-2. FT readers have submitted some great ones here: https://on.ft.com/3iztEOV – Honey and Co’s latest recipe, a delicious tomato and rice soup with basil oil: https://on.ft.com/3GDpg9w – Cabbage stuffed with beef, rice and prunes: https://on.ft.com/3W1xJZP – Winter jams, spreads and chutneys: https://on.ft.com/3kdK4ge– A collection of citrus recipes, from treacle-cured salmon to lemon fizz: https://on.ft.com/3X8zNk9 – Their cookbooks are called Honey and Co the cookbook, Honey and Co at home, Golden (which has baking recipes), and Chasing Smoke: cooking over fire around the levant– Tom is on Twitter @_TomFaber. Itamar and Sarit are on Instagram @honeyandco.-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam GiovincoRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week, we learn about the secret lives of women spies. Our colleague Helen Warrell got exclusive access to the women at the top ranks of Britain’s MI6 agency. For the first time, they reveal what it’s like to be a woman in espionage, and how pop culture – from James Bond to John le Carré novels – has made it harder for MI6 to recruit a diverse team of spies. Then, we’re joined by behavioural economist and friend of the podcast Tim Harford, who – just in time for your New Year's resolutions – makes a compelling case for learning when it’s time to quit.-------We love hearing from you! You can email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links: – Helen’s exclusive story trailing the women at the top of MI6: https://on.ft.com/3Im2962 – Helen is on Twitter @HelenWarrell – Tim’s column on why quitting is underrated: https://on.ft.com/3vEBVnx – Tim’s podcast is called Cautionary Tales and he’s on Twitter @TimHarford-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam GiovincoRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It’s our last episode of the year, and our annual predictions episode for 2023! Lilah is joined by FT Magazine editor Matt Vella to talk through listener call-ins, from dog trends to speed dating to what White Lotus says about the end of the world. Matt and Lilah also add some hopes, dreams and guesses of their own. Then, FT editors and journalists share their predictions for what will happen in art, fashion, music, tech and more.-------We love hearing from you! You can email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links: – Matt is on Twitter @mattvella. You also heard from fashion editor Lauren Indvik (@laureni), arts editor Jan Dalley, music critic Arwa Haider (@ArwaHaider), deputy arts editor Raphael Abraham (@RaphAbraham), and San Francisco correspondent Patrick McGee (@PatrickMcGee_)– Raph’s film recommendations are Aftersun (2022, out now), directed by Charlotte Wells. The Fabelmans (January 2023), directed by Stephen Spielberg and Alcarràs (January 2023), directed by Carla Simón–Here’s Raph’s interview with Aftersun director Charlotte Wells: https://on.ft.com/3Twlweq –A column from Jan on how rich bashing is back, onscreen, with White Lotus: https://on.ft.com/3UaFX18 –Lauren has a new excellent newsletter on the business of the $2.5tn fashion industry, called Fashion Matters. Subscribe here: https://on.ft.com/3Xa4Nk5 – A full list of FT columnists’ predictions for 2023 will be published on the FT’s website at the end of this month-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco-------Clip courtesy of HBORead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week, we talk through the most compelling technology being developed to combat climate change, with FT business columnist and climate expert Pilita Clark. And there’s a big debate among scientists: should we focus on older technology, such as solar and wind, or the latest innovations like direct carbon capture and even nuclear fusion? Then, wine columnist Jancis Robinson gives Lilah her holiday drink recommendations, and discusses one of the year's most controversial trends: canned and boxed wine. According to Jancis, we should be taking it seriously. —----You can email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:– Listen to the latest season of Tech Tonic, hosted by Pilita here https://www.ft.com/tech-tonic, or wherever you get your podcasts– Pilita’s columns are https://www.ft.com/pilita-clark– the latest from Jancis at the FT: https://www.ft.com/life-arts/jancis-robinson– Jancis has her own very active website at https://www.jancisrobinson.com/. It features her brand new podcast: https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/we-launch-podcast– Pilita is on Twitter @pilitaclark. Jancis is at @jancisrobinson. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week, we talk about the Benin Bronzes, a group of sacred artefacts stolen by British colonisers from the west African Kingdom of Benin. Guest host Lulu Smyth speaks to Aanu Adeoye and Josh Spero, who have been reporting on the efforts to trace thousands of them. For years western museums, which hold the bulk of the Benin Bronzes, refused to collect and share inventory, meaning they could not be returned to Nigeria. Now, a new digital project is doing just that. Then, it’s the first of our ‘boring topic’ challenges. We talk to author Benjamin Lorr about supermarkets and their secret – and not-so-secret – ways to lure us in.—----Tell us your cultural prediction for 2022! You can record a voice message here: https://sayhi.chat/jzdg3If you prefer, you can email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:– Aanu and Josh’s story, ‘The Benin Bronzes and the road to restitution’: https://www.ft.com/content/1b32105e-428a-49e8-b2f2-d3ba381c4c65 – Digital Benin can be explored here: https://digitalbenin.org/ – The song we played is Egbo: The Song of Praise for Oba Eware, by Roseline Obogdu. You can listen to it here: https://digitalbenin.org/oral-history#filter_none&interview_7  – Aanu is on Twitter @aanuadeoye. Josh is at @joshspero. – Benjamin Lorr’s book is The Secret Lives of Groceries. – You can follow Benjamin on Twitter @BenjaminLorr.‘Egbo: Song of Praise for Oba Eware’ by Roseline Ogbodu, is courtesy of Digital Benin. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week, we return to one of our favourite episodes. We go searching for the Hum, a mysterious noise that has plagued the residents of Halifax, West Yorkshire. It’s an uncomfortable, low-frequency sound that has also been heard in towns across the world, from New Mexico to Ontario to Scotland. The FT's Imogen West-Knights tells us that it's mostly heard by middle-aged women. So is it a real noise, an imaginary illness, or both?-------Tell us your cultural prediction for 2022! You can record a voice message here: https://sayhi.chat/jzdg3 If you prefer, you can email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:–Imogen West Knights on the mystery of the hum: https://on.ft.com/3pe43ve– The FT’s Best Books of the Year series is now available to read across the FT: https://www.ft.com/content/2dd61d03-13ac-4278-8214-678c1d9a33c1  -------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast -------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the fourth and final episode of our special mini-series on travel, Lilah talks with Matt Kepnes, the creator of the popular travel blog Nomadic Matt. Matt has been traveling the globe for nearly 20 years, and he’s written about it in his books How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and Ten Years a Nomad. Over the years, Matt has amassed a knowledge of all the best ways to see the world without spending a fortune. And on this episode, he shares those tips and more.--------------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.--------------Links:– Matt is on Twitter and Instagram at @NomadicMatt– The Nomadic Matt blog: https://www.nomadicmatt.com/ – Matt on how to earn points by paying your rent: https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/bilt-rewards-review/ – 11 cheap places to travel on the US dollar: https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/cheap-places-to-visit-on-the-us-dollar/ – The flight deal websites Matt recommends are Scott's Cheap Flights and Holiday Pirates -------------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50 per cent off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast--------------This episode was produced by Zach St Louis. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week, we learn why we love the music we love. Lilah speaks with Susan Rogers, who was a recording engineer for Prince on albums such as ‘Purple Rain’. Now she's a neuroscientist who has studied what music does to the brain. Her book, 'This Is What It Sounds Like', helps us make sense of our own musical preferences. Susan joins us to listen to some music and explain how it affects us. Why is Despacito one of the most listened to songs of all time? Why does one person love techno, and another just not care? Then, ahead of the FT's Books of the Year special, our literary editors Fred Studemann and Laura Battle come on to share their personal favourite fiction books from 2022. -------Tell us your cultural prediction for 2022! You can record a voice message here: https://sayhi.chat/jzdg3If you prefer, you can email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:– Susan’s book is called This Is What It Sounds Like: What The Music You Love Says About You: https://www.thisiswhatitsoundslike.com/ – Here’s the Spotify playlist, which you should listen to while reading the book: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5FwghDk8f8jgJdGPIF1RNM– Fred is on Twitter @frederick65. Laura is on Twitter @battlelaura– The FT Books of the Year will be published across the FT on 26th November Books mentioned by Fred and Laura:– Trust by Hernan Diaz. FT review: https://on.ft.com/3GkYZOW– Iron Curtain by Vesna Goldsworthy. FT review: https://on.ft.com/3OfuYBT– The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li. FT review: https://on.ft.com/3tCvtg7– Punishment by Ferdinand von Schirach– Grand: Becoming My Mother’s Daughter by Noelle McCarthy – A Sort of Life by Graham Greene, in Slightly Foxed Magazine– Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self by Andrea Wulf – An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco-------Clips courtesy of Universal Music, DFA/Virgin / Parlophone, and Warner Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the third episode of our special mini-series on travel, Lilah talks with our travel editor, Tom Robbins. Tom is an expert on the tourism industry. We discuss the biggest trends in travel, and he gives us an honest account of where we are today: how social media has changed the places we visit, how governments are dealing with over-tourism, and how James Bond helped make Iceland cool.--------------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.--------------Links:– Tom is on Twitter at @TRtravels– 2022 travel predictions: https://www.ft.com/content/f90a73bc-1dbb-472a-bb05-4977728dc3fe – Skiing the Dolomites in a day: https://www.ft.com/content/8b02efc0-45e6-42dd-96c5-ef9d82301df7– Deep in the woods, a ski retreat that’s straight from a fairytale: https://www.ft.com/content/868c1b97-ff9d-4502-8244-467dfb5677f1– Video: a pilgrimage to Europe’s highest hotel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT583c2E1Vc– This winter’s most exciting ski destination: Albania’s Accursed Mountains: https://www.ft.com/content/3f1e25cf-3aac-4c6b-9dc3-4952a02095d1– More on Bhutan’s tourist tax https://www.ft.com/content/9baed03d-ce88-4023-a656-52e772d7864d – One of the most remote places to visit in the world: https://www.ft.com/content/b88abb8d-6383-48f4-95db-3c0dda12ff7c– On overtourism: https://www.ft.com/content/fd66019e-d960-4187-968f-ca2206081f30 – Glamping in Greenland: https://www.ft.com/content/e5314b60-e1e9-11e8-8e70-5e22a430c1ad -------------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50 per cent off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast--------------This episode was produced by Zach St Louis. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week, we speak to legendary chef Eric Ripert on the 50th anniversary of his restaurant Le Bernardin, possibly the most consistently critically beloved restaurant in the world. Keeping a restaurant relevant over time takes work and constant change. More than 30 years in, he tells us what it takes to lead a lasting institution. Then, FT Weekend editor Alec Russell and senior editor Horatia Harrod join Lilah to talk comedy. As comedians navigate artistic expression, respect, and where to draw the line onstage, we explore what makes something funny today.-------Tell us your cultural prediction! You can record a voice message here: https://sayhi.chat/jzdg3-------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:– Eric has a PBS series called Avec Eric and a delightful video series called Get Toasted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NefJDmTgX08– Eric’s three books are the cookbooks Vegetable Simple and the Le Bernardin Cookbook, and the memoir 32 Yolks– Lilah’s piece on comedy: https://on.ft.com/3G5WDmJ– Alec is on Twitter @alecurussell. Horatia is on Twitter @horatiaharrod-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam GiovincoRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the second episode of our special mini-series on travel, Lilah talks with Jessica Nabongo. Jessica is one of the few people, and the first black woman on record, to have visited every country in the world. Her book, The Catch Me If You Can, was published by National Geographic earlier this year. Jessica tells us about acts of kindness in Iraq, Zanzibar’s beaches, the food in Senegal, and more stories from some of the 195 countries she’s visited. She also gives us tips for where to go and how to travel well.--------------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.--------------Links:Jessica’s travel blog: https://thecatchmeifyoucan.com/ Her list of destinations: https://thecatchmeifyoucan.com/destinationsJessica is on Instagram @thecatchmeifyoucan and Twitter @thecmiyc-------------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50 per cent off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast--------------This episode was produced by Zach St Louis. Mixing and sound design by Tommy Bazarian.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week we meet Swedish film director Ruben Östlund. His new movie Triangle of Sadness won the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize, the Palm D’Or, and is one of the most talked-about releases of the year. It seems like an ‘eat the rich’ story, but Ruben disagrees. He says it’s a critique not just of the wealthy, but of all of us. Then, we take a tour of first-class airplane food. After losing nearly $200 billion during the pandemic, airlines are pouring money into high-end meals. Journalist Kitty Drake did a taste test, and came away with bigger questions around what we look for from luxury.-------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:– Triangle of Sadness is out now in all US and UK theatres – The FT’s review of Triangle of Sadness: https://on.ft.com/3FHKlkw – Arts editor Jan Dalley wrote about rich-bashing, featuring Triangle of Sadness: https://on.ft.com/3fyXTUK – Kitty’s article on plane food: ‘The airline industry is in trouble. Is bottomless caviar the answer?’ https://on.ft.com/3DCkc3M – Kitty is on Twitter @kitty__drake.-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------If you want to try FT Edit (8 stories a day, hand-picked by senior editors), it’s available in the iOS app store here: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/ft-edit/id1574510369-------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam GiovincoRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to the first episode of our special mini-series on travel. Every Wednesday, a different expert will teach us something new. Today, Lilah talks with the editors of FT Globetrotter, Rebecca Rose and Niki Blasina. Globetrotter is home to our journalists’ guides on what to do in cities around the world. Rebecca and Niki give us tips for planning, but not overplanning, your next trip.--------------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.--------------Links to a few recent highlights from FT Globetrotter:– FT Globetrotter is on Instagram @ftglobetrotter. Rebecca is on Instagram @rebeccarosegoes and Niki is on Instagram and Twitter @nikiblasina– You can explore FT Globetrotter at www.ft.com/globetrotter. Most pieces are behind the paywall, but below are a few free articles:– Doing karaoke in Tokyo with your boss: https://on.ft.com/3TX7NOR– Where to drink coffee in Miami: https://on.ft.com/3DrZPq7– Lilah on New York’s Korean food scene: https://on.ft.com/3zyMeMz-------------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50 per cent off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast--------------This episode was produced by Zach St. Louis. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week, we talk about the Hollywood blockbuster The Woman King, starring Viola Davis. It's an epic that features a group of women warriors fighting for the kingdom of Dahomey—and it's got a lot of Oscar buzz. Lilah goes behind the scenes with Academy-Award winning producer Cathy Schulman to discuss what it took to get it made. Then, we look into what happened to plant-based meat. A few years ago, it was all over the news—but the hype died down. Has it been absorbed into our diets, or was it just a fad?-------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:– The Woman King is available to watch in cinemas now across the UK and US.– Cathy's handbook on advancing gender parity in Hollywood: https://bit.ly/3NgKWeA – The FT’s review of The Woman King: https://on.ft.com/3DdbKI6– A profile of director Gina Prince-Bythewood by FT film critic Danny Leigh: https://on.ft.com/3DlUArE– Emiko’s piece on how inflation will affect plant-based meat: https://on.ft.com/3sGJNDI – Emiko’s Big Read on whether the appetite for plant-based meat has peaked: https://on.ft.com/3U4cKVN -------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------If you want to try FT Edit (8 stories a day, hand-picked by senior editors), it’s available in the iOS app store here: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/ft-edit/id1574510369-------Clips courtesy of Sony and Burger King.Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam GiovincoRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Two hundred years after Jane Austen’s novels were published, adaptations are still going strong. This summer saw the release of Fire Island, a gay adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and the Netflix original, Persuasion. Brooke Masters, our US investment and industries editor and a lifelong Jane Austen fan, and University of Maine literature professor Caroline Bicks, join Lilah to talk about the novelist’s enduring appeal. Then, the Boston Marathon has a new non-binary gender category. This is one of three approaches to trans inclusion that elite sports have taken so far. Lilah invites US sports business correspondent Sara Germano on to discuss.-------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:– Brooke is on Twitter @brookeamasters. Sara is on Twitter @germanotes – The FT’s review of Fire Island: https://on.ft.com/3gtH11R and Netflix’s Persuasion: https://on.ft.com/3MTbB0X – A recent FT Magazine piece by Sara: ‘What next for Brittney Griner – and for women’s sport?’ https://on.ft.com/3eUMbDG– To stay up to date on the business of sports, you may like the FT newsletter Scoreboard: https://www.ft.com/scoreboard-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------Clips courtesy of Paramount, SearchLight Pictures, Sony Pictures, Miramax and Universal.  -------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam GiovincoRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week we speak with Shirin Neshat, one of the most famous contemporary artists from Iran, about the protests in her home country. Shirin’s work focuses on the lives and struggles of Iranian women. The protests have been raging for a month, which, as Shirin says, makes them the longest-running demonstrations since the 1979 Islamic revolution. We talk about what they mean, why this time they’re different, and her art, some of which has been recently projected on buildings in London and Los Angeles. Then, we hear about a new trend in drug research. Scientists can now grow entire human mini-organs in labs. Could that lead to a world without animal testing? The FT’s Clive Cookson and Hannah Kuchler join us to discuss.-------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:– Shirin Neshat is on Instagram at @shirin__neshat– Shirin’s video installation Turbulent, 1998: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCAssCuOGls– Some photos of Shirin’s Women of Allah series: https://www.matronsandmistresses.com/articles/2021/4/29/shirin-neshat– Baraye, by Shervin Hajipour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPyHuCZzsVA– An interview with Shirin in the FT from September 2021: https://on.ft.com/3zVaVk8– How science is getting closer to a world without animal testing, by Clive, Hannah and Joe Miller: https://on.ft.com/3SPlFuA– Hannah is on Twitter @hannahkuchler, and Clive is on Twitter @clivecookson-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam GiovincoRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This weekend, we discuss Industry on HBO with chief features writer Henry Mance. The show is part of a trend: like Succession and Euphoria, it depicts a pretty harsh version of the world we live in. So why do we keep getting sucked in? Then you'll hear a conversation between star psychologist Esther Perel and FT contributing editor Lucy Kellaway from the FT Weekend Festival. They discuss how remote work might change us, whether TikTok is teaching kids to be anxious, and more. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, or at ft.com/ftweekendpodcast.-------Here’s the link to leave us a message for our listener callout: https://sayhi.chat/6gci2What’s a topic people would find boring, but you think we could make interesting on the podcast? Challenge us!-------Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.-------Links and mentions from the episode:– The entire Esther Perel and Lucy Kellaway conversation is here: https://youtu.be/BjdvwbJyyxo– Henry on Industry Season 1: Has TV finally captured the reality of the City in BBC series Industry? https://on.ft.com/3yn8MPu – Henry writing about being on Industry: https://on.ft.com/3ypgl8n – Lucy Kellaway writes about her conversation with Esther: https://on.ft.com/3ynuGlM  – Esther’s podcasts are called Where Should We Begin? And How’s Work?– Henry is on Twitter @henrymance. Lucy is on Twitter @lucykellaway. Esther is on Instagram and Twitter @estherperelofficial and @estherperel-------Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial, can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast-------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam GiovincoRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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YMan

My first & last listen to this podcast. It's just nasty & gay . . .

Nov 13th
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Bogdan Nacuta

unsubscribed, what a load of empty and imprecise fluff

Aug 23rd
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Gabo

This is soooo superficial.

Feb 12th
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Oct 3rd
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Sep 30th
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m F

2020/2021 quality of discussion needs to improve. I feel like I'm having a chat with some basic pals who don't really know much. Some excellent guests, input from good journalists. But interview questions such as "so you like err did the thing you set out to do, how does it feel?" or frequent reliance on cheesy lines and a feeling that not much thought has gone into interview prep is just a bit rubbish. Sorry! I want to love this and I did when it was done in a 2 person format.

Sep 21st
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ID19405181

The Simon Schama interview was good as was the interview with Mengiste However very few programmes of the same quality Also the focus is too American and sometimes Brits almost nothing European or from Asia Also too much useless chit chat

Jan 11th
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Isobel Holland

great to hear articulate, intelligent women talking together. Thank you

Mar 17th
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