232 episodes

Clever talk about pop culture.


Bigmouth is pop culture talk for discerning grown-ups. Music, TV, movies, books or something else entirely – we’ll enthuse, argue, squabble and pick over the bones of what’s happening in the world of the stuff we love.


Presented by WORD magazine veterans Andrew Harrison (ex-editor of Q, Select and Mixmag) and Siân “Stan” Pattenden, a graduate of the Smash Hits and Select Mag Schools of Excellence.

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Clever talk about pop culture.


Bigmouth is pop culture talk for discerning grown-ups. Music, TV, movies, books or something else entirely – we’ll enthuse, argue, squabble and pick over the bones of what’s happening in the world of the stuff we love.


Presented by WORD magazine veterans Andrew Harrison (ex-editor of Q, Select and Mixmag) and Siân “Stan” Pattenden, a graduate of the Smash Hits and Select Mag Schools of Excellence.

    Belushi on Sky, High Contrast, Mogul Mowgli

    Belushi on Sky, High Contrast, Mogul Mowgli

    John Belushi: kamikaze genius, drug disaster, wounded soul or all three? An epic new biography on Sky Documentaries tries to explain. Plus guest Robin Turner on his memoir of Heavenly Records, grown-up jungle from High Contrast, and Riz Ahmed’s portrait of a hip hop star in crisis, Mogul Mowgli. Worldwide FM DJ Kate Hutchinson joins Robin and regulars Siân and Andrew to thrash it all out. 
    Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, Megan Thee Stallion, The Liberator on Netflix

    Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, Megan Thee Stallion, The Liberator on Netflix

    What’s in Steve McQueen’s miniseries exploration of Black Britain, Small Axe? Can our panel of senior b-boys plus one b-girl relate to hip hop raunchstress Megan Thee Stallion? World War II animated drama The Liberator on Netflix – is war hell or is it just drawn that way? Plus tales of DIY metal pyro mishaps and the pubs and doubling glazing adventures of our favourite footballers 
    One-man bible of terrace style Anthony Teasdale and Michael Hann of The Guardian, the FT, The Spectator and QPR join Siân and Andrew to deconstruct pop culture’s body politic.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    HATE! Comic, Cabaret Voltaire and Paranormal – the Egyptian X-Files

    HATE! Comic, Cabaret Voltaire and Paranormal – the Egyptian X-Files

    It’s a broad appeal edition this week as we look back at Peter Bagge’s HATE!, the infamously gross and hilarious ’90s comic book that stands as Generation X’s Great American Novel. How does it come across now in luxury box set form? Plus Cabaret Voltaire bring the electro paranoia back for the first time in 26 years. And why you should be watching horror nerve-twister Paranormal, Netflix’s first Egyptian series.
    Ian Harrison of Mojo magazine and arts TV producer John Mullen – veterans of Select mag both – join Siân and Andrew for pop culture judgment hour. 
    Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 
     
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    • 56 min
    ICONS Music photography doc with Gered Mankowitz, Dizzee Rascal and more

    ICONS Music photography doc with Gered Mankowitz, Dizzee Rascal and more

    Sky Arts’ epic series Icons: Music Through The Lens tells the history of rock photography on album sleeves, mag covers, publicity shots and beyond. Legendary photographer Gered Mankowitz – yes, he took that Hendrix shot!! – and director Dick Carruthers join us to discuss the stories behind one of the best music documentaries we’ve ever seen. Plus: Dizzee Rascal, piping-new country-folker Katy J Pearson and a woman who recorded every second of live TV for 30 years…


    Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Queen’s Gambit, Kylie’s disco, Sophia Coppola’s On The Rocks

    The Queen’s Gambit, Kylie’s disco, Sophia Coppola’s On The Rocks

    PAWN COCKTAIL: Is brilliant Netflix chess psychodrama The Queen’s Gambit the true apotheosis of the Bunty comic cruel orphanage story – or is it really a superhero tale?
    STUDIO 5’4”: Kylie Minogue returns to her (and our) happy place with new album Disco.
    OVERDUE BILL: Does Sophia Coppola/Bill Murray/Rashida Jones caper flick On The Rocks recreate the magic of Lost In Translation?
    Lucy O’Brien, author of She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Popular Music, and multi-purpose entertainment journalist Michael Moran join Andrew and Siân to sort it all out.
    Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Trial Of The Chicago 7, Gorillaz, saving Pepe the Frog

    Trial Of The Chicago 7, Gorillaz, saving Pepe the Frog

    Is Aaron Sorkin’s Trial Of The Chicago Seven a timely look at the corrupt roots of cop/state bad vibes or just more burnishing of the hippy myth? Gorillaz: the only valid model for 21st Century pop or a big ol’ ego trip for Damon Albarn? And a startling BBC documentary asks if Pepe the Frog can be saved from the clutches of the alt.right. Select mag veterans Adam Higginbotham and Clark Collis join their old colleagues Andrew and Siân to thrash it all out. 


    Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 


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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

One Damn Song ,

Consistently better than average

Like Pop Culture Happy Hour, but hosted by people from north of the Watford Gap, with more music and less angsty navel-gazing. A joy

nmhallworth ,

Intelligent life on planet rock

As we've come to expect from Andrew Harrison et al, an intelligent take on the important developments in popular culture, without taking anything too seriously.

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