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BBC Radio 5 live
314 episodes   Last Updated: Mar 21, 23
Nihal Arthanayake brings you in-depth interviews each week with the biggest names in entertainment, culture and the arts. Remember to subscribe and leave a review.


Mar 21, 2023
Mae Muller
“I want to look 10 out of 10.” The UK’s Eurovision entry tells Nihal how she’s preparing for the competition.
Mar 09, 2023
Penn Badgley
Nihal speaks to the star of Netflix’s smash hit series ‘You’.
Feb 28, 2023
Michael Rosen
The children's author Michael Rosen on how he's 'getting better' after nearly dying of coronavirus
Feb 23, 2023
Bernie Sanders
The Vermont senator and former Presidential candidate on inequality and “uber-capitalism.”
Feb 22, 2023
Hugh Jackman
“I could not have been worse.” The Hollywood star reveals his most embarrassing audition.
“I hope to inspire folks that they can do this” Two of the driving forces behind the BAFTA winning film, ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, producer Malte Grunert and screenwriter Lesley Paterson share the challenges they faced in making the film, and why they felt the story should be told.
Feb 20, 2023
“I’m selling music but that’s not the spiritual core of my job”. The rapper and songwriter on fatherhood, art and addiction.
Feb 09, 2023
Tony King
“I’m in the studio, dressed as the Queen, doing a commercial for John Lennon.” The music industry insider on Elton John, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison.
Feb 03, 2023
Adam Curtis
"This showed the extraordinary complexity of what millions of people went through." The multi-BAFTA winning filmmaker, Adam Curtis on how he pieced together the fall of the Soviet Union, using never-before-seen archive footage.
Feb 02, 2023
Jay Shetty
“If I want a compliment from someone else to feel good, I’m actually going to find that good in myself first”. The bestselling author, former monk and social media star on why he wants us all to write a love letter to our younger selves.