163: Mick Houghton's tales of pop excess, The Great Hack, Sky One's Manifest, "the album no one likes but me"

This week’s special guests are NADIA SHIREEN – author, illustrator and pop nut – and Legendary publicist MICK HOUGHTON, who's just published his memoir Fried and Justified about working with Teardrop Explodes, KLF, Talking Heads, Echo & the Bunnymen, JAMC, Undertones, Sonic Youth and many more... Who took the Ramones for a curry? Mick did.

Will The Great Hack on Netflix have us deleting our social media accounts in a hurry as it details the Cambridge Analytica scandal? In question: Facebook's access to user data during the 2016 Brexit and Trump campaigns. Whistleblowers speak! 

And does Sky One's Manifest deliver as a series about a group of plane passengers who go missing for five years and just... turn up? Something strange is afoot - but no one yet know why.

Plus the return of the old favourite, The Album No One Likes But Me. We have Nadia and Mick's choices. Are they really that awful?

Presented by Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees at Soho Radio, London. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 

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