Revealed in the tea leaves of pop culture this week… 

LEST WE FUGGEDABOUDIT: Does Martin Scorsese’s elegiac epic The Irishman put the capstone on mob movies forever? And who’s best in it: Bobby de Niro, little Joey Pesci, Al ‘The Animal’ Pacino or Stephen ‘The Scousefather’ Graham?

ME AND MY SHADOW: Trip hop originator DJ Shadow rails against the digitally-saturated present on ‘Our Pathetic Age’. Modern hip hop masterpiece or old man shouting at iCloud?

THE SPECIAL FKA: The fragile, suspended, subliminal soul-poptronica of FKA Twigs – what’s her album ‘Magdalene’ saying about life as a woman in 2019 and does she need to say it a bit louder?

AUTUMN ALMANACS: We choose our favourite albums for the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and is it time to put the heating on yet?

Joining Siân and Andrew are this week’s special guests, Guardian TV and podcasts writer Hannah Verdier and alternative rock journo Martin Aston, author of The Story Of 4AD. 

Produced and presented by Andrew Harrison and Siân Pattenden. Audio production by Alex Rees. Bigmouth is a Podmasters production. 

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