15 episodes

The Last Bohemians 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 an all-female audio team, with portraits by Laura Kelly. Season two launches weekly in March 2020 and features Judy Collins, Gee Vaucher, Zandra Rhodes, P.P. Arnold, Vivienne Dick, Sue Tilley, Margaret Busby and Maxine Sanders.

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The Last Bohemians 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 an all-female audio team, with portraits by Laura Kelly. Season two launches weekly in March 2020 and features Judy Collins, Gee Vaucher, Zandra Rhodes, P.P. Arnold, Vivienne Dick, Sue Tilley, Margaret Busby and Maxine Sanders.

    8: Maxine Sanders: the witch queen on casting spells, surviving persecution and the power of sex magic

    8: 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

    • 53 min
    7: Sue Tilley: the 1980s club kid and artist on Leigh Bowery and modelling for Lucian Freud

    7: 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

    • 27 min
    6: Zandra Rhodes: Studio 54, punk and the power of fuchsia with the British style icon

    6: 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

    • 33 min
    5: P.P. Arnold: the soul survivor surveys the Swinging Sixties, sexual revolution and Mick Jagger

    5: 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

    • 36 min
    4: Vivienne Dick: the experimental feminist film-maker digs back into New York's 1970s no wave scene

    4: 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

    • 31 min
    3: Gee Vaucher: the visual artist behind Crass on curiosity, communal living and where punk went wrong

    3: Gee Vaucher: the visual artist behind Crass on curiosity, communal living and where punk went wrong

    The anarcho-punk originator gives a tour of the open-house she runs in Essex, England, with Penny Rimbaud and considers her bohemian lifestyle and her confrontational art, which is in demand now more than ever

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Dschill1219 ,

We need to hear more voices like this!

It’s not often I get to hear older women talk in such a strong and irreverent way. I especially love interviews with amazing musicians like Judy Collins. This is part of my weekly routine now!

Trp4398 ,

So great!

This podcast covers some of the grand bohemian dames! I hope it continues!

SYSK African Enthusiast Fan ,

Grateful to have this podcast

Where else would you hear media like this? Stories of exceptional and independent women in their 60s, 70s, 80s, who lived their lives radically long before it was “cool.” Props to the creators: it’s rebellious in itself to give these women a way to share their stories. Listeners like myself (27) can learn from these women about sexuality, self love, living your truth, and how to not give a $&@! what the haters have to say. Thank you!

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