270 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.

    Farewell edition! John Cooper Clark, Foundation, Y: The Last Man, Trunk Records, Shep Pettibone’s 80s bangers

    Farewell edition! John Cooper Clark, Foundation, Y: The Last Man, Trunk Records, Shep Pettibone’s 80s bangers

    Bigmouth bids farewell in the outside world! From now on you can get us at The Culture Bunker… but we’re keeping the Bigmouth Patreon going with a few special extras for the Patreon faithful. And of course you can hear the music in full from every edition on our rolling playlist.
    On this week’s tearful end-of-an-era edition we meet John Cooper Clark, the William Blake of Salford, on the occasion of his new collection of poems – and he reads us one too. Plus, have Apple TV+ successfully filmed the unfilmable with their adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation? Is “all the men are dead” comic book adaptation Y: The Last Man any good? The genius of 80s remixer Shep Pettibone. And Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records on the out-thereness of library music.
    We hope you’ve enjoyed dear old Bigmouth these last five years. Her spirit will live on in The Culture Bunker, so head over there and subscribe now. In the meantime, sleep well, faithful podcast. You did us proud.
    Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)’ by Kenny Dickinson. Bigmouth was a Podmasters production.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Culture Bunker: The Specials’ Lynval Golding, The Farewell on Netflix plus Public Service Broadcasting

    Culture Bunker: The Specials’ Lynval Golding, The Farewell on Netflix plus Public Service Broadcasting

    Hear the music from every edition on our rolling playlist.
    Our new weekend pop culture roundtable returns with special guest Lynval Golding of The Specials, and their latest album, Protest Songs. Journalist Ian Harrison joins us to chew on new films The Farewell and Sweetheart, and we all listen to Bright Magic, the latest offering from Public Service Broadcasting.


    "The history of music can almost be seen as one long protest song." - Sian Pattenden.



    "I was born in Jamaica, I am living in America, but England is my home." - Lynval Golding



    "Gay men get films set in Lombardy. Gay women get the caravan park in Dorset." - Alex Andreou.


    Because of licensing issues we’ll have to use fewer music clips than usual in the main release – but Patreon people, rest assured you’ll get “a few extras” in this version. And all the music is on The Culture Bunker’s rolling playlist: https://bit.ly/CultBunk
    Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Alex Andreou. Assistant producer Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)’ by Kenny Dickenson. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Culture Bunker: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s Dan Gillespie Sells, Sex Education Series 3, horror films

    Culture Bunker: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s Dan Gillespie Sells, Sex Education Series 3, horror films

    Hear the music from every edition on our rolling playlist. 
    Welcome to the debut of our new weekend pop culture roundtable, as the podcast formerly known as Bigmouth joins The Bunker. This week, special guest Dan Gillespie Sells, composer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie joins us to talk over the musical’s transition to Amazon Prime film. Critic Michael Hann helps us unpack Sex Education Series 3 on Netflix, and The North Water. Plus friend of the podcast Naomi Smith joins to share her pick of the horror flicks out in cinemas now. 



    "Pop music is something you have on when you're dropping the kids off swimming. Writing for musical theatre is very different." - Dan Gillespie Sells.



    "Drag queens are superheroes." - Alex Andreou.



    "When I came out, I wore a white wedding dress and sang Don't Cry for Me, Argentina in the town square." - Alex Andreou.



    "Sex Education is for people to reminisce about the sex they didn't have as teenagers." - Michael Hann.



    Because of licensing issues we’ll have to use fewer music clips than usual in the main release – but Patreon people, rest assured you’ll get “a few extras” in this version. And all the music is on The Culture Bunker’s rolling playlist: https://bit.ly/CultBunk
    Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Alex Andreou. Assistant producer Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)’ by Kenny Dickenson. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Culture Bunker: Saint Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell, Steve Martin’s Only Murders In The Building, new albums

    Culture Bunker: Saint Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell, Steve Martin’s Only Murders In The Building, new albums

    Hear the music from every edition on our rolling playlist. 
    Welcome to the debut of our new weekend pop culture roundtable, as the podcast formerly known as Bigmouth joins The Bunker. This week, special guest Sarah Cracknell of pop couturiers Saint Etienne joins us to talk over their new album I’ve Been Trying To Tell You. Plus critic John Mullen helps us dissect the new Steve Martin/Selena Gomez/Martin Short crime caper Only Murders In The Building plus new albums from Antipodean punks Amyl & The Sniffers and Art School Girlfriend, the ambient sound of Wrexham. 
    Because of licensing issues we’ll have to use fewer music clips than usual in the main release – but Patreon people, rest assured you’ll get “a few extras” in this version. And all the music is on The Culture Bunker’s rolling playlist: https://bit.ly/CultBunk
    Produced and presented by Siân Pattenden and Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. Theme music: ‘Bunker Theme (Juntos Mix)’ by Kenny Dickenson. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production.
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    • 54 min
    Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Vigil, Sean Lock’s 15 Storeys High, Sparks’s Annette… plus BIG NEWS

    Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Vigil, Sean Lock’s 15 Storeys High, Sparks’s Annette… plus BIG NEWS

    We say goodbye to the Upsetter and ponder the extraordinary circumstances that created Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with guests Justin Quirk and Mark Hooper. Plus, never mind the ballast! Is the BBC’s murder-on-a-submarine drama Vigil seaworthy? We look at beloved late comic Sean Lock’s sitcom 15 Storeys High, now on iPlayer by popular demand, and Sparks’s “idiosyncratic” movie Annette. And stay tuned for very, very big news about Bigmouth…
    Book lovers! Why not purchase Mark Hooper’s The Great British Tree Biography and Justin Quirk’s Nothin’ But A Good Time: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Glam Metal for your reading pleasure?
    https://www.patreon.com/BigmouthPodcast
    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 5 min
    White Lotus, Lorde, Brit horror pic Censor, great stuff you missed

    White Lotus, Lorde, Brit horror pic Censor, great stuff you missed

    This week, why you should be watching WHITE LOTUS, Sky’s brutal new satire of America’s beach-bound bourgeois bohemians. LORDE’s Solar Power brings us the horrors of fame but do we want to hear about them? Audacious female-led horror movie CENSOR spits on our grave (in the best possible way). And we round up the good stuff you might have missed with the Telegraph’s Michael Hogan.
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    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

UKNick ,

Bigmouth is best

If you were looking for witty, banter-filled look at modern pop culture from a British point of view, your quest is over. Bigmouth is a funny and smart diversion from the weekly grind that covers all the best the arts have to offer

ChrisHarges ,

Fast & Funny Music-TV-Film Roundtable

Great weekly listen. It's a roundtable of British entertainment journalists covering the news of the week with a focus on music and TV. The panelists have been writing for British and US mags, websites and newpapers for decades so it's a good mix of current stuff and nostalgia. Funny, irreverent with a super wide range of tastes from electronica to disco to rock. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone over 60 or under 15. ; )

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