BBC Radio 4: Front Row

Front Row Jonathan Coe on his novel Middle England, which has won the Costa Novel Award 2019. Plus Selena Gomez’s album Rare reviewed by Sophie Harris. Listen to the whole episode on iPlayer, here


Listen on Acast, here On this week’s pop culture perusal fest… Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ extraordinary new album Ghosteen leaves our panel floored and yet somehow elated. How did he turn unimaginable personal pain into something so beautiful? Esquire magazine deputy editor Johnny Davis and Mojo/Times writer Sophie Harris join Andrew and Siân Read more about Bigmouth[…]

Beastie Boys

Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: A Beastie Homage

WNYC Soundcheck, Guest HostMay 2011 Over 25 years and eight albums, the Beastie Boys have celebrated their hometown with brash shoutouts – and subtle inside jokes. Today: Guest host Sophie Harris of Time Out New York examines how the hip hop trio’s newest album once again pays tribute to New York. Plus: British electronic composer James Read more about Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: A Beastie Homage[…]

Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: The Power of 10

WNYC Soundcheck, Guest host Nov, 2010 The new Kanye West album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” was officially released on Monday. Many music critics have already deemed it the best album of 2010. Guest host Sophie Harris talks with Ryan Dombal of the music review site Pitchfork, which gave “Fantasy” a rare perfect 10 out Read more about Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: The Power of 10[…]

WNYC guest: Smackdown, The Sax

WNYC Soundcheck, guest appearanceSept 2010 Soundcheck talked with jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins last week about his memorable (and uncredited) performance on the Rolling Stones song “Waiting on a Friend.” But the sax blows hot and cold in pop music. For every “Walk on the Wild Side,” there’s a “You Belong to the City” lurking around Read more about WNYC guest: Smackdown, The Sax[…]