EP.44 - ADAM CURTIS

Adam talks to British journalist and documentary maker Adam Curtis, whose films include The Power Of Nightmares, The Century Of The Self, Bitter Lake and HyperNormalisation.

Thanks to Nicky Waltham and her editor friend Doug Bryson for helping me put this episode together along with my regular production support pal Seamus Murphy Mitchel.

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Music and jingles by Adam Buxton

Comments

Submitted by: Geraint   1 year 11 months ago

I doff my hat to both the good Adams and the fine work produced by both. However I aint so sure about the Burial, its as if a shit orb met a fucked up dead can dance and made some bollocks.
Otherwise its 'thumbs up'.

Submitted by: Chankles   1 year 11 months ago

He sounds like Tim Brooke-Taylor. Do Tim Brooke-Taylor! The perils of populist individualism are all very well, but what about Me And My Girl anecdotes?

Submitted by: Matt   2 years 2 weeks ago

I have always found everything I have seen from Adam Curtis to be supremely engaging in a way that nothing else really matches up to. Thank you so much for this episode of your excellent podcast.

Submitted by: MIKE RAE   2 years 3 weeks ago

Hey - that was excellent! Many thanks. The more we hear from A Curtis the better; I'm glad he produced something relatively soon after Bitter Lake. He introduced me both to Burial and Dos Passos too, for which I am very grateful. Always worth listening to what he has to say. Yeah!

Submitted by: Steve Balls   2 years 1 month ago

Hey Adam,

I thought you did really well in that interview, but I had to stop listening after an hour.

I really like Curtis' films and in that context his arguments are compelling and thought provoking. But talking to you he came across as rude, arrogant and massively condescending. Your comments in response to some of his more outlandish statements were extremely level-headed whereas he seemed to be patronising you, "Oh, you're just a comedian".

Talking endlessly about "our time" and throwing out mass generalisations...I could almost hear you squirming in your seat.

I've lost a little bit of respect for him after this unfortunately, but I thought you handled him with your usual grace and poise as well as keeping things humorous and honest.

Top job Adam!

All the best,
Steve

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