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…
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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. You can watch Emma’s play No Cure For Love on YouTube 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 appearing on The Zeitgeist Tapes talking about politics in Doctor Who here, the Clangers Election Special Vote For Froglet here and Free For All, the election-themed episode of The Prisoner, here.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, then you’ll enjoy Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store 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 here, 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 and Christmas-themed episodes of The West Wing 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 here and Deadpool here.
You can hear about another theatrical mishap – the Ernest Hemingway musical Too Close To The Sun – in Looks Unfamiliar with Carrie Dunn here.
You can find my own thoughts on When Harry Met Sally in The 100 Greatest Films Ever Made? here.
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