180: Coldplay album, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, Country Music and Brett Anderson's new memoir

Devon is a place on Earth: West Country sons Coldplay release their new album Everyday Life - a concept album of two halves, Sunrise and Sunset. We discuss this disparate mix of stadium-bothering plus acoustic wibblings and why the hell Nietzsche is on the cover.


I Beg Your Parton: Dolly Parton's new Netflix series Heartstrings brings to life eight of her songs and features Julianne Hough, Kathleen Turner and Dolly herself amongst many others. Is it at good as the tunes?


The Big Tome: Suede singer Brett Anderson's first memoir Coal Black Mornings garnered heaps of praise. We chat about his second book, Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn, examining life in Suede: fame, drugs, sex and dry shampoo.


Ken Burns Effect: Country Music on BBC4 is an eight-part history from Doc God Ken Burns. Is this enormo-doc the definitive account - and does it serve as a history of America also?


On the Extra Bit - inspired by Dolly Parton's Heartstrings - we talk about pop stars in TV shows. Duncan from Blue! Boy George! Suzi Quatro! Get it by backing us.


Joining Siân are this week’s special guests: The Times' chief music critic Will Hodgkinson; plus culture writer for the Evening Standard and Sunday Times Simon Mills.


Presented by Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 


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