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Long Player
May 11, 2014 2:21 AM   Subscribe

Long Player is a fortnightly show presented by [British music journalist] Pete Paphides. Conducted in a relaxed setting, these interviews see some of Petes favourite artists revisiting the highs and lows of their careers. Interviewees include Allen Toussaint, Linda Thompson, Neil Finn and Jimmy Webb.

NB: despite looking very much like a podcast, Long Player doesnt seem to have an RSS feed. If you'd like to subscribe, this URL (courtesy of Mixcloud RSS Feeds) should do the trick.
posted by jack_mo (7 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Long Player is great.

He's also married to writer and broadcaster Caitlin Moran who is extremely hilarious and author of How To Be A Woman.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 4:17 AM on May 11

The Linda Thompson one was really self aware and quite smart
posted by PinkMoose at 4:56 AM on May 11

Are they downloadable? Or is it streaming only?
posted by Sebmojo at 4:58 AM on May 11

I'm listening to the Linda Thompson one now. So far it's great.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:06 AM on May 11

The Neil Finn one is excellent. I have heard many Finn interviews over the years - this one dug deep and asked some serious questions. Also, good song selection ("Suffer Never" is one of my all-time favourite Neil Finn songs - thanks to the interview I learned that makes me a very certain type of Finn fan - ha!).
posted by kariebookish at 11:48 AM on May 11

Sebmojo: Are they downloadable? Or is it streaming only?

The episodes are served from, which appears to be streaming-only, but there appear to be many places that will grab it for you. I expect this could change frequently, so the following link will show you the same results that I found:
posted by wenestvedt at 6:18 AM on May 12

Very nice; I just listened to the Toussaint interview. The man has always come across in interviews as a perfect gent, but here he shows a great stoic spirit, talking about how much he'd lost after Katrina. He's now gone up even further (if that's possible) in my estimation. Looking forward to the rest.
posted by El Brendano at 1:22 PM on May 12

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