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On Happy Sad Confused, Josh Horowitz gets nerdy and intimate with the biggest movie stars and filmmakers on the planet. Each and every week, you’ll hear in-depth, career-spanning conversations with everyone from Emma Stone and Hugh Jackman to Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it was like to get casual with A-listers like Anna Kendrick, Tom Hiddleston, or Kristen Stewart (all HSC regulars), then come on in and join Josh in the Happy Sad Confused studio.
 
Jason Bateman (Juno, Arrested Development, Paul), Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live) discuss their new hit comedy, Horrible Bosses. These talented comedic actors star as three hapless workers coping with their unbearable bosses, played by Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey. Moderated by Edith Bowman, at the Apple Store, Regent Street, in London.
 
Join playwright and Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin McDonagh ("In Bruges") as he discusses his new comedy, "Seven Psychopaths." The story follows a struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell), who inadvertently becomes entangled in L.A.’s criminal underworld after his oddball friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu.
 
This is Nothing Concrete, the Barbican podcast - here to inspire more people to discover and love the arts with weekly episodes of archive finds and themed series exploring music, cinema, visual art, theatre, architecture and everything in between. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Steven Farrell was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic melanoma cancer in 2017 and since then he has been inspired to share his story with the world and inspire people to live for now and not to put things off until tomorrow. In this life-affirming podcast series Steven Farrell speaks to guests from around the world about gratitude, mindfulness, self-belief and how they get up when they hit rock bottom and how they believe in themselves even when no-one else does. They share tips and tools wit ...
 
We talk too much. We procrastinate. We geek out. We Netflix binge. We twitter scour. What else then, but to start a podcast. Basically, it’s general geekdom from Stewart and Callum; the men that brought you Prides. Email: avcadospodcast@gmail.com (mailto:avocadospodcast@gmail.com)
 
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Colin Farrell loves a good adventure as much as he loves a great part. His latest project, "The North Water" checks both boxes and gives Josh a great excuse to catch up with the Irishman. Of course Josh picks Colin's brain on his role as Penguin in "The Batman" and they even geek out a bit about his comfort movie, "Tootsie"! Don't forget to check o…
 
How could we let an event like "Loki" go by without chatting with one of our faves, Tom Hiddleston?! Tom returns on this episode of the podcast for a deep dive into his beloved Marvel character, plus some geeking out about one of his favorite comfort movies, "Cast Away". Don't forget to check out the Happy Sad Confused patreon here! We've got exclu…
 
Few filmmakers would warrant a return visit just six months after their last trip to "Happy Sad Confuse", but there are few directors like Steven Soderbergh! Since his last visit, he finished a new film ("No Sudden Move"), shot another ("Kimi"), and he produced the Academy Awards! So yeah, there's lots to catch up on this chat! Don't forget to chec…
 
We encounter some timeless music assembled through improvisation, editing and sound collage in this archive episode exploring the legacy of Can, recorded around their Barbican concert in April 2017.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions …
 
Whether you're a fan of Sparks or a newbie like Josh, you'll love Edgar Wright's new documentary, "The Sparks Brothers". Edgar and Sparks themselves join Josh on this episode to chat about the flick, their mutual love of "Ishtar", and how Edgar might be responsible for Anya Taylor-Joy landing the role of Furiosa. Plus, Josh catches up with Paul W. …
 
This week, Ben Eshmade heads to the scuzzy streets and broken dreams of 80s New York City with director Susan Seidelman as we look back at 2017's The Grime and the Glamour film season, featuring Seidelman's debut film Smithereens and Desperately Seeking Susan. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cine…
 
We're rewatching the 2016 German comedy-drama, Toni Erdmann which sees a practical joking father try to reconnect with his hard working daughter and in the process creating a ludicrous alter egoFrom the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with…
 
The buzz has been building and we're happy to report that the hype is real, "In The Heights" delivers! At the helm is Jon M. Chu, a filmmaker who's been dreaming of directing a movie musical since he was a kid. As you'll see from the film, Jon has the chops. On this episode of "Happy Sad Confused", Jon returns to the podcast to talk about how he br…
 
In this week’s archive edition, Ben Eshmade revisits a conversation between acclaimed cartoonist and author Art Spiegel and jazz composer Philip Johnston where they explore the place where music meets art, where the comic book comes alive, and where wordless art finds a voice. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classic…
 
On this week’s podcast edition, we spend some quality time in the company of legendary French film director Claire Denis. Since her film debut Chocolat in 1988 she has been inspired by her upbringing in West Africa and France, inspired by long-term collaborators on and off camera and managed herself to inspire to inspire other filmmakers, in the pr…
 
In this week's archive edition we find ourselves back in the home and in conversation with folk singing legend Shirley Collins. This is her story: how she went from collecting voices to finding, losing, and eventually discovering her own again.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archiv…
 
From being discovered by Oprah(!) to "Popular" to "Talladega Nights" all the way to playing a superhero in the new Netflix series, "Jupiter's Legacy", Leslie Bibb has persevered and prospered thanks to tenacity, hard work, and talent. She joins Josh all the way from Australia on this episode to talk about it all! And yes, the great Sam Rockwell mak…
 
This week, we look back to May 2014 and the second of two podcasts episodes which attempt to explore the music, the man and the myth of composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle, with a rare interview with the composer himself and the many musicians who surround him.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema …
 
This week we look back with a series of two episodes that attempting to explore the music, the man and the myth of composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle in his 80th year in 2014.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our lo…
 
Andrew Garfield returns to "Happy Sad Confused" at last and there's a ton to talk about, including his new film, "Mainstream", his love of "Paddington 2", and all those rumors of his return to playing Spider-Man! Plus, Josh welcome Sam Heughan, Colin O'Donoghue, and Katherine McNamara for a special preview of "Happy Sad Confused: Game Night"! To wa…
 
Enjoy this small preview of Josh's new show, "Happy Sad Confused: Game Night", available exclusively on the Happy Sad Confused patreon page! On this first episode, Josh plays games with Sam Heughan, Colin O'Donoghue, and Katherine McNamara! CLICK HERE to join the new patreon and WATCH this new video show in its entirety! For all of your media headl…
 
On this week's edition we step into a deep and complex digital universe: we take down from our archive shelf a conversation with composer Jessica Curry. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer…
 
He's a writer, a director, a crazily prolific producer, and now a podcaster! The hilarious and brilliant Adam McKay returns to "Happy Sad Confused" for a wide ranging chat. From his new podcast "Death at the Wing" and his upcoming film "Don't Look Up" (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence!) to his dreams of a "Silver Surfer" film, there…
 
In this week’s archive edition we travel back quite a way in our archive, in this case to the 19th Century and meet the manipulative Lady Susan played by Kate Beckinsale in Whit Stillman’s film Love & Friendship.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews an…
 
We've got a living legend on "Happy Sad Confused" this week! From his debut film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" to "Taxi" to Back to the Future" to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", Christopher Lloyd is a huge part of the pop culture landscape. At 82, he's going strong with two new movies, and a TV show! For all of your media headlines remember to sub…
 
In this week’s archive edition we return to the cinema and find ourselves trapped in the claustrophobic Oscar winning drama Room…From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshm…
 
This week we return to our archive and a conversation with the late conductor Mariss Jansons, who sadly passed away in December 2019. He spoke to us in April 2014 when he was Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, who were celebrating their 125th anniversary year. Jansons talked to us about what makes each performance unique. From th…
 
On this week's archive edition we explore the influence and legacy of artist, poet and musician Jean Michel Basquiat.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. Subscri…
 
In this week’s archive edition we find ourselves in 2015 and face to face with a force of nature, a champion of the new, a man who stood up for his beliefs; he could even get a new concert halls built – Pierre Boulez.From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover intervie…
 
If there's a podcast that enjoys talented, droll, self-deprecating Brits more than "Happy Sad Confused", let us know, we'd like to check it out! In the meantime enjoy one of our favorites, Martin Freeman, returning to the podcast to chat about his very personal show, "Breeders", where he's at with the future of "Sherlock", and why "Sleuth" is his c…
 
In this week’s archive edition - we experience a play for power in Armando Iannucci’s absurdist drama The Death of Stalin, back in 2017 when Ben Eshmade spoke to Simon Russell Beale. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, w…
 
Our favorite nerd/He-Man makes a return to "Happy Sad Confused" this week and there's a lot to talk about! From his indie "Shoplifters of the World" (a dream for any Smiths fan) to "Zack Snyder's Justice" league, it's a study in contrasts. Josh and Joe go deep on his journey with the Deathstroke character and what the future may hold! Check out Jac…
 
This week, we're back digging in our archive for another listen to this interview from November 2017 where we found ourselves transfixed by the meditative and transcendental music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda. From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover intervi…
 
Wrapping up this series of 'Inspired' where we've been inviting some of our Barbican Young Creatives to chat to an artist who has inspired them early in their career, Barbican Young Poet alums, Jeremiah Brown and Gabriel Akamo speak to actor Sope Dìrísù about heritage, diversity in theatre audiences and training. Subscribe to Nothing Concrete on Ac…
 
You can just tell Katherine McNamara lives and breathes acting. Since her big break on Broadway at just 15, she hasn't looked back! She's mixed it up in big franchises like "The Maze Runner", beloved TV shows like "Shadowhunters" and "Arrow", and now she's showing off a darker side in "The Stand"! Josh and Kat cover it all, including her love of ol…
 
In Episode 4 of this series of Inspired, Barbican Young Film Programmer alum, writer and journalist, Rogan Graham speaks to actor Susan Wokoma about finding your community, creative process, activism and iinspiration. **This episode was recorded over Zoom and so you may hear some audio issues throughout**Our series of inspiring conversations return…
 
In this episode of Nothing Concrete, sound artist, composer and researcher Rebekah Alero speaks to vocal and movement artist, Elaine Mitchener about improvisation and using your voice as a vessel for storytelling. Our series of inspiring conversations returns with a twist as we hand over to our Barbican Young Creatives to interview the artists that…
 
Our series of inspiring conversations continues as Barbican Young Poet alum, writer and spoken-word artist, Amani Saeed speaks to the British-Iraqi writer and drag queen, Amrou Al-Kadhi, also known as Glamrou, as they discuss gender, drag and faith. Our series of inspiring conversations returns with a twist as we hand over to our Barbican Young Cre…
 
Our series of inspiring conversations returns with a twist as we hand over to our Barbican Young Creatives to interview the artists that inspire them as they being their careers in the arts in series two of ‘Inspired’ on Nothing Concrete, the Barbican podcast. In this first episode, Barbican Young Poets alum and interdisciplinary artist, Riwa Saab …
 
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