The Last Bohemians is an award-winning portrait/podcast series that meets female firebrands and maverick outsiders who have lived live on the edge and who still refuse to play by the rules – from subversive musicians and rock'n'roll groupies to groundbreaking artists and game-changing style icons.
The series is created and presented by journalist Kate Hutchinson and is produced by a team of women in audio, with portraits by Laura Kelly. Season 1 featured Molly Parkin, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Pauline Black and more; Season 2 stars the likes of Judy Collins, Gee Vaucher, Zandra Rhodes and P.P. Arnold.
It won silver in the Best New Podcast category at the British Podcast Awards 2020.
A Lockdown Special with Marina Abramović
In this special episode for International Women's Day 2021, the queen of performance art talks about creative fearlessness, the importance of failure, why she never had children, what she has in common with the opera singer Maria Callas, the sacrifices she made to be an artist, life in her seventies, her obsession with stillness and why you need a sense of humour to survive. This interview was recorded via Zoom from Marina Abramović's home in upstate New York at the start of the new year and is supported by KLORIS.
Maxine Sanders: the witch queen on casting spells, surviving persecution and the power of sex magic
Maxine Sanders was at the centre of Britain's witchcraft boom in the 1970s, pictured in the tabloids every week carrying out one of her dramatic rituals and dubbed the "Witch Queen". She talks about why we need witchcraft today and how she and husband Alex Sanders sexed up its image
Sue Tilley: the 1980s club kid and artist on Leigh Bowery and modelling for Lucian Freud
Tilley is one of London's best-known club kids, the best friend and biographer of iconic performance artist Leigh Bowery and a muse of the painter Lucian Freud
Zandra Rhodes: Studio 54, punk and the power of fuchsia with the British style icon
The textile designer and fashion powerhouse reflects on life, loss and relevancy in this intimate episode, recorded at her apartment in London
P.P. Arnold: the soul survivor surveys the Swinging Sixties, sexual revolution and Mick Jagger
The First Cut Is The Deeper singer recalls her escape from domesticity, her sexual awakening among London's movers and shakers, touring with Tina Turner and her friendship with Jimi Hendrix
Vivienne Dick: the experimental feminist film-maker digs back into New York's 1970s no wave scene
Vivienne discusses the importance of place, her work with punk-poet Lydia Lunch, her unique approach to cinema, defying categorisation, and being creative in her seventies
This is one of my favourite podcasts
I listen to so many podcasts and this podcast is one I actually cherish and listen the whole way through. The premise feels original and I love the way Kate sensitively interviews these scandalously interesting older women. Most of all I love the guest bookings so much. Bring on more seasons please!
Will there be more?
This is such a brilliant podcast. It’s so inspiring to listen to these women. Please tell me you are working on season 3.
Brilliant interviews with great women. Recommend *****