Phones down. Kettle on. Broadcaster, writer and musician Danielle Perry sits down with people from all walks of life to share tea, biscuits, and the same eleven questions. Eleven wildly different answers are provided by the likes of Karl Pilkington, Sophie Dahl, Jeff Goldblum and Steve Coogan. Milk? Sugar?
“I had to work twice as hard to get half the recognition.” Sister Bliss - founder member of Faithless, producer, DJ and all round global club icon - is Danielle's final guest. As Faithless release their first album in 10 years, Blissy talks candidly about imposter syndrome, women in music, fears for the survival of the club scene, and shares how a childhood love of cheese on toast turned her on to classical music.
“You’re the first person I’ve told - oops!” Skunk Anansie singer, DJ and now author, Skin, lets slip her engagement. She also reveals how Muhammed Ali visited her grandad’s club, relives her ‘Stepford wife’ phase, and wonders if she shouldn’t have gone to university.
“I am the king of procrastination.” Film composer David Arnold – creator of Bond movie scores and Bjork’s Play Dead – puts off his work a little longer… He tells Danielle about the time Tom Jones rode around St Albans in a Batmobile, his bizarre dreams involving Sir Paul McCartney, and why you should always work with nice people.
“I have never had a best friend.” Angellica Bell – star radio and TV presenter, and winner of Celebrity Masterchef – talks about her haggling grandmother, riding rollercoasters, and the terrifying honesty of children.
“She extended her long gnarly fingers and said peaches… peaches!” Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum talks to Danielle Perry about movies, jazz, nightmares, and dressing up as a cowboy.
“I famously bit Emily when we were five.” Balancing a life of books, family, an 80 year old tortoise and rescue menagerie, author Sophie Dahl talks to Danielle about her fifth book, Madame Badobedah, growing up in 17 houses, and why she likes being in one place.
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This podcast really delivers on its promise; it’s a relaxed, gentle, intelligent conversation with a good variety of guests. It’s insightful and comes across as a genuine conversation without ever getting heavy, so it really is an ideal way to take a break. I’m looking forward to future episodes.
Just a brilliant podcast
One to try
I’ve very much enjoyed listening to Danielle Perry as well as her guests*
The concept is simple but works very well and is a relaxed conversation.
I found out about Elevenses via Great British Podcasts and pleased I did.
Karl Pilkington was especially interesting as I’ve not watched any of his stuff.
*I found Jeff Goldblum a struggle though but that’s obviously personal taste.