4. Elif Shafak

In the latest CultureBlast episode,Turkish-British Elif talks about her diplomatic mother, who took her around the world, and her storyteller grandmother, a healer who read coffee cups and melted lead at her home in Ankara. She discusses the taboos around sex in Turkey, where women are sometimes likened to a certain vegetable, and the excesses of identity politics in the West. Listen to it on Spotify or on any other podcast platform of your choice. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2E59zChfkhVSY64EzvqMjG?si=PvCOdTApR8yqMA7n_7u7nQ

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3. Nan Goldin

In her first-ever podcast, Nan makes revelations on her campaign against the Sackler family, makers of OxyContin (a painkiller she became addicted to), her experience of male brutality and her true feelings about Instagram. Listen to the podcast on Spotify or any other podcast platform of your choice. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5dUqu43hHDSZ5kk1Gm13Qu?si=kiNpW-hYTkqwHrwO57GNhA

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2. Nile Rodgers

Nile speaks about the breakup of Daft Punk, predicting that they will get back together one day. He remembers recording with Madonna and the genius that was David Bowie. AND, as a special bonus, he plays some beautiful guitar on the show! You can listen to the episode on Spotify or any other podcast platform. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1A2MsqXZitgtHseLXV8RxJ?si=m5cwqDpNQVGUFMDQEHd-lA

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1. Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson discusses ageism in Hollywood, climate change, moments on set with Hugh Grant and Anthony Hopkins, and that time when Arnold Schwarzenegger picked her up and weighed her. She also notes that she may have missed her vocation altogether. You can listen to the episode on Spotify or any other podcast platform. Photo: britannica.com https://open.spotify.com/episode/5vSyjSnwrjF4IdRFUCGOGr?si=i4ascBDgQj-yVe3OkQvKtg

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