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A Cultural Review 2015


The Horse with no Name
Oct 27, 2003
The wilds of Kent
I haven't seen many films this year - so it's been a year of new podcasts, new books, new TV shows and new music.

New podcasts:

Lore has been interesting - a bi-weekly investigation of myths/
No Such Thing as a Fish - funny at times, fascinating in others - produced by the team behind QI
Black Tapes - was a decent stab at a real ghosthunt but tailed off at the end alas
Pappys Flatshare Slamdown - late starter to this, very hit and miss but some of the episodes were hilarious

I was also mentioned on the Danny Baker show in 2015

New books

The standout has been House of Leaves - remarkable achievement. I've read a lot of books this year, but this one was amazing.

New TV

Not seen Peep Show beyond episode 1, still not caught up on Fargo S2, or True Detective S2.

However, comedy picks: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Cradle to Grave, Peter Kay's Car Share, and Asian Provocateur.
Drama: Arthur and George, Daredevil, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

But my #1 was Master of None. Sublime


Action Bronson was a new pick - J Cole was good and Joey Bada$$. Neon Indian; Alabama Shakes; and the Blossoms were good, but my album I can't stop listening to is El Vy.

What were your cultural highlights?