207 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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    • 4.6, 121 Ratings

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.

    White Lines on Netflix, Charli XCX, Idles, Scorsese’s After Hours

    White Lines on Netflix, Charli XCX, Idles, Scorsese’s After Hours

    Doyen of US pop journalist David Keeps of Star Hits and Details magazines fame dials from faraway Phoenix, Arizona to join Mark “Arena/The Face” Hooper, Siân and Andrew for this week’s bloody assizes of entertainment. In the dock: Netflix’s uncommonly clever clubbin’n’druggin’-in-Ibiza series White Lines, Mark and David’s choices of great albums for the Great Shut-In, and we revisit Martin Scorsese’s yuppie terror odyssey of 1985, After Hours. 


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


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Special guest BAXTER DURY plus Sparks, Jarvis, Idiocracy and more

    Special guest BAXTER DURY plus Sparks, Jarvis, Idiocracy and more

    We loved his new album The Night Chancers and now we welcome Baxter Dury plus guest Hannah Verdier of The Guardian to this week’s conference call of pop. On the agenda: The new Sparks album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip! Do they still have it in their *checks notes* SIXTH decade in rock and/or pop? Baxter and Hannah suggest great albums of the Lockdown Era, including Jarvis Cocker’s as-yet unreleased Jarv Is. And what will the panel make of Andrew’s Old Film Club selection, Mike Judge’s fable of a dimwitted future America, Idiocracy?


    BONUS: Video of this high-level pop plenary will be available to everyone on our Patreon site from Sat 16 May. 


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


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Magnetic Fields, Sidney Lumet’s Network, Fiona Apple, Hollywood on Netflix

    Magnetic Fields, Sidney Lumet’s Network, Fiona Apple, Hollywood on Netflix

    Will Quickies, an album of VERY short songs by maudlin mandolin merchants The Magnetic Fields, have your knees a-tremble? What about that Fiona Apple album, eh? Is Ryan ‘Glee’ Murphy’s Netflix extravaganza Hollywood quite the turkey that everyone’s saying? And in the absence of interesting new stuff we institute Old Film Club with a look at Sidney Lumet’s media satire Network. Guests Sophie Harris of MOJO and Will Hodgkinson of The Times are mad as hell and they ain’t gonna take it no more. 


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


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Beastie Boys Story, Pretenders, Vivarium

    Beastie Boys Story, Pretenders, Vivarium

    Does Beastie Boys Story, MCA and Ad-Rock’s hip hop TED talk, expand our knowledge of their journey from frat pack to woke MCs? The new Pretenders album Hate For Sale – they’ve put the release back but we’re talking about it anyway. And SURREAL ESTATE: will Kafkesque homeowning horror mystery Vivarium put you off househunting forever? 


    Guests William Shaw and Claire Biddles join Andrew and Siân for another pop culture plenary. Remember you can watch this discussion in all its riveting detail if you sign up to back us on Patreon. 


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


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Devs, Why Don’t You Just Die?, Plone, Mike Judge’s Tales from the Tour Bus

    Devs, Why Don’t You Just Die?, Plone, Mike Judge’s Tales from the Tour Bus

    Who’s Zoomin’ who? Guests Joe ‘Mixmag’ Muggs and Jim ‘Jockey Slut’ Butler join Andrew and Siân for our first-ever LIVE ZOOM recording. On the agenda: Alex Garland’s paranoid tech fantasy Devs, the spectacularly bloody Russian comedy thriller Why Don’t You Just Die?, and foul and funky behaviour in Beavis & Butthead genius Mike Judge’s Tales From The Tour Bus. 


    Want to actually SEE all this? Sign up to Patreon for a full video recording (coming soon) so you can mock our interior decor choices. 


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


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Run, Ed O’Brien, Quibi

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Run, Ed O’Brien, Quibi

    Is Sky’s new Phoebe Waller-Bridge “screwball tragedy” Run up there with Fleabag and Killing Eve? How Radiohead-y is the first solo album by their guitarist Ed O’Brien? And would you watch US TV shows with titles like Murder House Flip in 8-minute bursts on your smartphone? New mobile media launch Quibi hopes so. Guests Adam Higginbotham – author of Midnight In Chernobyl – and Miranda Sawyer of the Observer dial into the COBRA meeting of pop’n’roll. 


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


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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

mckenzieg ,

MckenzieG

Brilliantly entertaining podcast,

chopperrickard ,

An irritating podcast

Can’t get through a review of anything without referencing the horrors Brexit or virtue signalling in some other way.

Lilbeethoven ,

Who pressed Fast Forward

Entertaining podcast that covers much of the pop culture from my era.

They do seem to be confused that a pint of beer costs £5, so I’d advise they find somewhere else to drink.

Andrew Harrison has a strange habit of speaking so fast at times it sounds like someone’s fast forwarded the Walkman.

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