Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.
Joining Tim for a special theatrical edition is journalist Emma Burnell, who’s faking an orgasm in a restaurant over the 2004 stage adaptation of When Harry Met Sally starring Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry. Along the way we’ll be listening to Harry Connick Jr.’s cover of Ghostbusters, finding out whether Dirty Dancing can have too much dancing in it, learning about the influence a giant floating image of Patrick Swayze had on the civil rights movement, and berating Leonard Cohen for wiping all those episodes of Doctor Who. Plus we’ll also be remembering Richard Herring remembering the Mars Bar…
Emma Burnell is a journalist and theatre critic who regularly contributes to The Guardian, The Stage, Grazia and BBC and Channel 4 News. You can find Emma’s website here and follow her on Twitter at @EmmaBurnell_. Soaked In Dreams, Emma’s theatre blog, is here. Emma is currently crowdfunding her next play Triggered here.
Emma and Steve Fielding co-present The Zeitgeist Tapes, a podcast looking at the point where politics and popular culture collide. You can find The Zeitgeist Tapes here and follow the show on Twitter at @ZTPodcast. You can find Tim making guest appearances on The Zeitgeist Tapes talking about politics in Doctor Who here, the Clangers Election Special Vote For Froglet here and the election-themed episode of The Prisoner here.
You can watch Emma’s play No Cure For Love on YouTube here.
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Emma has appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about Whose Side Are You On?, Sweet Valley High, Scoubidou, The Patchwork Monkey, Split Second, and the Ever Ready ‘Power To The People’ advert – which you can find here, and The Royal Potwasher, Melody Radio, Channel 4’s Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, A Woman In Your Own Right, The Lords Of Midnight and Herman’s Head here. Emma also appeared in the Looks Unfamiliar Selection Box talking about Christmas-themed episodes of The West Wing, which you can find here.
Emma has also appeared on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, which you can find here.
You can hear about another theatrical mishap – the Ernest Hemingway musical Too Close To The Sun – in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Carrie Dunn here.
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