Author Topic: The Adam Buxton Podcast  (Read 199470 times)

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1410 on: May 11, 2019, 10:46:46 PM »
In every single episode of this it feels like he's hoping his guest will give Adam an opening to just say "political correctness HAS gone mad!" and open up the floodgates on about five years worth of opinions about that.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1411 on: May 11, 2019, 10:52:11 PM »
Thought ruby wax was great, gonna check out that old series of hers now, very vague memories of watching it as a kid

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1412 on: May 13, 2019, 09:46:10 AM »
I'm normally his biggest fan but that james acaster pod was pretty dull right?

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1413 on: May 13, 2019, 10:03:01 AM »
I enjoyed it. Not a laugh a minute but interesting nonetheless. I want to read his new book when it comes out, and that sci-fi script

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1414 on: May 14, 2019, 01:52:33 PM »
I loved it. If I had money to burn I'd buy that extra 30 minutes of chat from his App too.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1415 on: May 14, 2019, 07:42:53 PM »
Their chat about Jerry Seinfeld was quite interesting. I like Jerry, but they're absolutely right, in interviews he always comes across as an Olympian God who's cracked the secret of comedy.

Yes, he knows what he's talking about to a large degree, he's been a successful professional comedian for over 40 years, but he really does seem to think his opinion are cast-iron truths.

Mind you, that can all be excused by the hilarious way in which he looked at Gervais during that notorious Talking Comedy special. Seinfeld obviously, and quite rightly, thought he was an absolute charlatan waffling bollocks.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1416 on: May 19, 2019, 02:55:05 AM »
New one with Charlotte Gainsbourg! I always feel such pride for Buckles when he gets someone so unexpected.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1417 on: May 20, 2019, 12:01:00 PM »
Haven't finished the Gainsbourg one yet but anyone else get the sense she might have actually quite liked that hotel and stayed there again on purpose

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1418 on: May 20, 2019, 02:07:53 PM »
Sorry, had to sign up and say how funny I thought the Square Space add in the Gainsbourg one was!

Made the Gainsbourg one worth listening too (almost) just to hear that ad at the end.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1419 on: May 20, 2019, 02:34:10 PM »
I'm enjoying the Gainsbourg one, she is nice, and she is insightful about her own life. It seems she has lived a blessed existence (no fault of her own) and good things generally just fall into her lap, which can be a bit boring. It was a bit galling to hear her say that she was surprised about being cast as a depressive because she's "normal".

I feel this comparison needs to be made: https://youtu.be/TK6EJ3-PN4w?t=501

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1420 on: May 20, 2019, 02:49:11 PM »
She has a lovely warm voice as well, and it was interesting hearing her talk about speaking and thinking in French and English. She also has an interesting perspective on Cancel Culture, having the father she does

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1421 on: May 20, 2019, 09:29:59 PM »
In every single episode of this it feels like he's hoping his guest will give Adam an opening to just say "political correctness HAS gone mad!" and open up the floodgates on about five years worth of opinions about that.

I've been so afraid to acknowledge feeling this way, because I love Buckle's podcast and all his charming, under-stated fears of the world, but, aye.

I appreciate Adam has to be tactful in bringing up such potentially explosive topics, but I couldn't help feel like Adam was helping Gainsbourg essentially dismiss Bjork's claim that she was sexually assaulted by Von Trier. I know it's not up to Charlotte Gainsbourg (or Adam) to confirm or deny Bjork's accusations, but that whole chunk of the podcast just left me feeling horrible.

Bjork's accusations, from Oct 2017 (just for context)

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1422 on: May 20, 2019, 09:51:23 PM »
I thought that too. Granted, it's not as if Gainsbourg said, "Well, he never sexually assaulted me so I think he's alright." That's not what she was saying - she made it clear that von Trier is 'difficult' - but it was all a bit awkward.

I don't think they were trying to dismiss Bjork's allegations, it's just that neither of them really wanted to talk about such a serious subject. Adam brought it up, of course, probably because he felt he had to, but, good interviewer though he is, he's not really equipped to deal with this stuff.

As you say, it's not really up to Adam Buxton and Charlotte Gainsbourg to weigh in on this. The latter is qualified to talk about her experience of working with von Trier, but I really don't know what else she could say under these circumstances.

I believe Bjork, of course, and I'm pretty sure Adam and Charlotte do too. However, that section of the podcast was really quite... ugh.

EDIT: Really, Gainsbourg should've said "Bjork's ordeal sounds horrendous and I hope cunts like von Trier are never allowed to work again." But Gainsbourg isn't me, so she didn't say that.
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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1423 on: May 20, 2019, 10:09:59 PM »
She has a lovely warm voice as well, and it was interesting hearing her talk about speaking and thinking in French and English. She also has an interesting perspective on Cancel Culture, having the father she does

Even though she wasn't trying to be funny, I chuckled when she said, without hesitation, that her dad would've been #cancelled immediately in this day and age.

Based on everything I've read about Serge Gainsbourg, I really do think he was 'just' a provocateur as opposed to an actual pervert. His public behaviour in later life was absolutely tragic, but by that point he was a chronic, self-loathing alcoholic. I'm not making excuses for him doing horrible things like calling a porn actress a whore during a live French TV chat show, but at that stage he was just a sad, drunken parody of himself who relied on controversy to keep him relevant.

Anyway, I thought Charlotte came across as a really nice, thoughtful person

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1424 on: May 20, 2019, 10:34:39 PM »
Haven't finished the Gainsbourg one yet but anyone else get the sense she might have actually quite liked that hotel and stayed there again on purpose

Yes, but at the same time she obviously found its hipster wankiness quite funny.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1425 on: May 21, 2019, 12:10:05 AM »
EDIT: Really, Gainsbourg should've said "Bjork's ordeal sounds horrendous and I hope cunts like von Trier are never allowed to work again." But Gainsbourg isn't me, so she didn't say that.

Yeah, I guess I would've been appeased with a bit more open support for Bjork and open criticism of Von Trier, instead Gainsbourg was praising Von Trier. Again, that's her prerogative of course, but I feel it minimises Bjork's story (and maybe in that sense also minimises the #metoo movement, which Adam Buxton has brought up a few times, with a slight tone of "oh dear is it really all that bad?!")

I'm not saying Adam Buxton = #cancelled, but I am saying you're on thin fucking ice mate! ... And he's under the threat of losing himself one more loyal (latte sipping, neck beard wearing, tree hugging, pinko, snowflake, liberal, SJW fag) fan. ... I jokes. I could never hate you Adam. HEARTS.

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1426 on: May 21, 2019, 08:27:47 AM »
which Adam Buxton has brought up a few times, with a slight tone of "oh dear is it really all that bad?!")


I don't get that impression at all. If anything I think he seems horrified things are so bad and hopeful it is getting better. I think he is wary of Twitter #cancel culture but I think that is a slightly separate issue, and perhaps more understandable from someone on the sharp end of it, rather than us lot who can look at it from a distance

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1427 on: May 27, 2019, 04:32:42 AM »
This lovely clip of Rosie bouncing around in a field is three years old, but I've only just discovered it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wODa2jV_MUs

It makes me feel glad to be alive.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1428 on: May 27, 2019, 10:22:07 AM »
I believe she got a bunch of ticks from the long grass after doing her Tigger impression there.  Glad you took such pleasure out of it, you sick twist.  It makes me sad to be alive.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1429 on: May 27, 2019, 11:19:04 AM »
Is that new one any good?  Usually find Buckles' chats with authors a bit dry.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1430 on: May 27, 2019, 12:01:41 PM »
Is that new one any good?  Usually find Buckles' chats with authors a bit dry.

I've never heard of her but so far (half way in) it's fun and and dare I say it, a little bit flirty.

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1431 on: May 27, 2019, 08:57:46 PM »
Yeah it was a good one. She's funny.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1432 on: May 27, 2019, 08:59:13 PM »
Adam being charmingly pathetic by saying he would have wanted to date her in his youth.

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1433 on: May 30, 2019, 08:53:53 AM »
Lovely podcast. I didn't think I'd heard of Nina Stibbes, but I read and enjoyed "Dear, Nina" a few years ago and Issy Suttie chatted about it on the Rule of Three podcast.

I want to know how voracious a reader Adam is, considering how many authors he has on. It's something he doesn't seem to talk much about.
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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1434 on: May 30, 2019, 09:24:24 AM »
Still laughing at 'Canoe Reeves'.

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1435 on: May 30, 2019, 09:30:53 AM »
I wasn't very aware of Nina Stribbe either except the TV adaptation of her book a few years ago and via Isy Suttie on Rule of Three, but thought she was great. I could listen to her for hours

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1436 on: June 04, 2019, 03:51:30 PM »
I get the "zap" thing that John Grant talked about when coming off that anti-anxiety drug. I get it sometimes when I am falling asleep at night and it freaks me the fuck out because I think I am going to have an aneurysm or something

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1437 on: June 05, 2019, 09:36:10 AM »
Still laughing at 'Canoe Reeves'.

Interesting! I found it singularly moronic.

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Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1438 on: June 05, 2019, 09:42:52 AM »
Good for you mate!

Re: The Adam Buxton Podcast
« Reply #1439 on: June 05, 2019, 02:27:12 PM »
Adam dropping the ball not remembering the big "John Grant has HIV" thing in this weeks podcast.