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Nihal Arthanayake brings you in-depth interviews each week with the biggest names in entertainment, culture and the arts. Remember to subscribe and leave a review.

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  • 20.01.2021
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    Anne-Marie & KSI

    The two stars talk to Nihal about their musical collaboration, online dating, fighting and infectious laughter.

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  • 13.01.2021
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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    The cook, campaigner and writer talks to Nihal about how small changes to what we eat can make a big difference to wellbeing.

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  • 05.01.2021
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    Sacha Dhawan

    The actor tells Nihal about starring in Channel 4’s The Great, and as the Master in Doctor Who.

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  • 18.12.2020
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    28:29
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    Belle and Sebastian

    Stuart Murdoch and Chris Geddes on post gig football matches, why you shouldn’t play a matinee show after a big night out and their new live album.

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  • 17.12.2020
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    42:25
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    James Acaster

    The comedian tells Nihal about his poor driving skills, over-eating Christmas pudding and live streaming his show “Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999”

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  • 10.12.2020
    29 MB
    30:33
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    Eve

    The Grammy-winning rapper, actor and presenter talks to Nihal about her new BBC podcast, Constantly Evolving.

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  • 09.12.2020
    39 MB
    40:56
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    Gareth Southgate

    The England manager on the occasional need for “frank and direct” communication with his players and his tips for reaching your full potential. (Image: courtesy of Getty Images.)

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  • 02.12.2020
    32 MB
    33:27
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    Harry Kane

    5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake talks exclusively to Spurs striker and England captain Harry Kane about standing up to racism in football, the return of fans, VAR, being “old-school Bieber” and much more.

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  • 01.12.2020
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    26:28
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    The War On Drugs

    Adam Granduciel chats to Nihal about songwriting, studios, fatherhood and the band’s new album Live Drugs.

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  • 26.11.2020
    37 MB
    39:10
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    Mica Paris

    "He was painfully shy”; the singer and actress remembers hanging out with Prince and talks about her new album Gospel.

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  • 20.11.2020
    44 MB
    46:08
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    Irvine Welsh

    The Trainspotting author on the return of Begbie in his new novella and why boxing is his favourite counterbalance to writing.

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  • 19.11.2020
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    32:53
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    Amy Macdonald

    The singer-songwriter on fast cars, football and her “more meaningful” new album.

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  • 17.11.2020
    31 MB
    32:26
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    Anne-Marie

    "I’m a bit nervous about it…I’m just going to put everyone through." The singer-songwriter on her new role as a coach on The Voice and her new YouTube documentary.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    45:57
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    Tom Allen

    The comedian on growing up in 90’s suburbia, Kenneth Williams, coming out and his verdict on Nihal’s newest dessert recipe.

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  • 11.11.2020
    41 MB
    43:16
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    Dan Walker

    The BBC Breakfast host on some of the Remarkable People he’s met during his career and his love of organising much deserved flypasts.

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  • 10.11.2020
    42 MB
    44:17
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    Elvis Costello

    Nihal chats to Elvis about his new album Hey, Clockface.

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  • 03.11.2020
    44 MB
    46:17
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    Matthew McConaughey

    Nihal Arthanayake talks to the Oscar-winning actor at length about his childhood, his relationship with his parents and his Hollywood success. The True Detective and Interstellar star has written his first memoir, Greenlights, which is available now.

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  • 29.10.2020
    43 MB
    45:48
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    Stephen Fry

    Patrick Kielty talks to the Stephen about mythology, penmanship and life in lockdown as he releases the latest in his Mythos trilogy, Troy.

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  • 28.10.2020
    37 MB
    39:20
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    Sir David Jason

    Patrick Kielty talks to the actor about everything from Del Boy to Danger Mouse as Sir David releases his latest autobiography, A Del of a Life.

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  • 22.10.2020
    44 MB
    46:28
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    Tim Peake

    From flying helicopters in the army to orbiting the earth aboard the International Space Station. Major Tim tells Nihal about his influences, motivation and his memoir Limitless.

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  • 21.10.2020
    41 MB
    42:58
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    Katie Melua

    The multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter tells Nihal about her development as an artist and her new album which has been 4 years in the making.

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  • 14.10.2020
    48 MB
    50:31
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    John Cooper Clarke

    John Cooper Clarke talks to Nihal about punk, poetry, ambition, wanting to conform and his new memoir I Wanna Be Yours

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  • 13.10.2020
    36 MB
    38:28
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    Fran Healy

    The Travis frontman talks to Nihal about 10 songs, the band’s first studio album in four years, the art of songwriting and life in LA.

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  • 08.10.2020
    46 MB
    48:08
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    Joe Marler

    The England and Harlequins prop tells Nihal about the highs and lows of his career – and shares the secrets behind some of the ‘dark arts’ of the scrum.

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  • 06.10.2020
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    39:50
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    George Takei

    The actor, who rose to global fame as Mr Sulu in Star Trek, talks to Nihal Arthanayake about his life on an off the screen. From his childhood experience of internment during the Second World War to having to live a double life as a closeted gay man in an era when homophobia could threaten his livelihood, to his current role in CBeebies Love Monster.

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  • 01.10.2020
    44 MB
    46:41
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    Mary McAleese

    The former President of Ireland on being in office during a pivotal time in the peace process.

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  • 01.10.2020
    43 MB
    45:09
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    Jamie Redknapp

    The former England, Liverpool and Spurs Midfielder talks to Nihal about his life on and off the pitch, his relationship with his dad and his new memoir.

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  • 29.09.2020
    38 MB
    40:20
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    Chuck D

    The Public Enemy founder tells Nihal about the bands return to Def Jam for their new album.

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  • 23.09.2020
    45 MB
    47:08
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    Andrew Flintoff

    The former England cricket captain and TV star on living with bulimia for over 20 years. If you’ve been affected by anything we were talking about there you can find a range of organisations which offer support and advice on the BBC Action Line. Just go to www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

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  • 15.09.2020
    35 MB
    37:04
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    Clarissa Ward

    CNN’s chief international correspondent on a career spent reporting from war zones.

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  • 10.09.2020
    28 MB
    29:25
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    Arlo Parks

    The 20-year-old singer, songwriter and poet on her new single, artistic inspiration and mental health.

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  • 08.09.2020
    35 MB
    36:38
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    Chris & Rosie Ramsey

    The podcasters talk relationships, flatulence and much more with Nihal. Their book Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. is out now.

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  • 08.09.2020
    36 MB
    37:39
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    Vinnie Jones

    “You start with the numbness.” The footballer and film star talks to Nihal about losing Tanya, his wife of 25 years.

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  • 08.09.2020
    46 MB
    48:43
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    Alastair Campbell

    Tony Blair’s former communications director on his lifelong struggle with depression.

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  • 08.09.2020
    42 MB
    44:21
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    Will Young

    The singer and actor talks to Nihal about his new book To be a Gay Man.

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  • 08.09.2020
    42 MB
    44:09
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    Adam Buxton

    One half of the comedy and podcasting duo Adam and Joe, Adam Buxton, tells Nihal about his relationship with his late father. Plus, he talks about his memoir ‘Ramble Book.’

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  • 08.09.2020
    29 MB
    30:32
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    Noel Clarke

    Fresh from an appearance at the Edinburgh TV Festival, the actor, director and writer Noel Clarke talks to Nihal about the current state of the media landscape, and why more must be done to nurture diverse talent.

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  • 08.09.2020
    29 MB
    30:54
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    Luke Goss

    The actor and former Bros star tells Nihal about starring in Paydirt alongside Val Kilmer.

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  • 08.09.2020
    33 MB
    34:33
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    Katie Mack

    The theoretical astrophysicist tells Laura Whitmore how she thinks the universe will end.

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  • 08.09.2020
    32 MB
    33:28
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    Alex Edelman

    The award-winning comedian talks to Nihal about his new album, fast food and cycling.

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  • 08.09.2020
    35 MB
    36:28
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    Oliver Stone

    The Oscar-winning director talks to Nihal Arthanayake about his parents, Vietnam and making Platoon. His memoir, Chasing The Light: How I Fought My Way into Hollywood - From the 1960s to Platoon, is out now.

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  • 08.09.2020
    28 MB
    30:00
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    David Tennant

    The actor talks to Nihal about the second series of ‘David Tennant does a podcast with…’ and filming BBC One’s Staged in lockdown with regular collaborator Michael Sheen.

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  • 08.09.2020
    19 MB
    20:33
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    Ronan Keating

    The pop star talks to Nihal about his new album Twenty Twenty, head-butting the Pope’s hand, hanging up on Pavarotti and having his fifth child as the world entered lockdown due to Coronavirus.

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  • 08.09.2020
    39 MB
    41:25
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    David Mitchell

    The best-selling author of Cloud Atlas joins Nihal to talk about his new novel, Utopia Avenue, and his work on the screenplay for the forthcoming Matrix sequel.

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  • 08.09.2020
    38 MB
    40:07
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    James Bay

    James talks to Nihal about the survival of small venues, meeting Eric Clapton and his forthcoming album.

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  • 08.09.2020
    39 MB
    40:38
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    Chrissie Hynde

    The Pretenders star on what she loves about the UK and why she still gets starstruck meeting famous musicians and The Pretenders new album 'Hate for Sale'.

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  • 08.09.2020
    26 MB
    27:55
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    Jameela Jamil

    Laura Whitmore talks to the model, actor and activist about ‘cancel culture’, body image and her new podcast.

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  • 08.09.2020
    35 MB
    36:41
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    The Streets

    The Streets' Mike Skinner talks to Nihal about his new mixtape 'None Of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive', changing social attitudes and hot sauce.

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  • 08.09.2020
    35 MB
    37:12
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    Adam Kay

    The writer and comedian of “Dear NHS”, a collection of 100 household names telling their stories of the health service.

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  • 08.09.2020
    31 MB
    33:16
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    Nadine Shah

    The Mercury nominated singer-songwriter on family,feminism and her new album Kitchen Sink

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