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Being Welsh and the Manic Street Preachers | Podcast 18

Podcast 18 | Being Welsh – In this week’s episode we speak to Tilly Foulkes, a fiction and music writer, about her recent piece ‘Finding Wales in the Manic Street Preachers’. We discuss how she first discovered the band, the difficulty in articulating what it means to be Welsh, and the importance of boredom in our busy lives.

In the second segment we discuss Caragh Medlicott’s ‘What does it mean to be a punk in 2020?’ and Angharad Van Rijswijk article ‘Satirical Sexism Gone Wrong: Women In Music Tech’.

Finally, we’ll be letting you know about events across Wales that you’ll definitely want to check out our What’s on, Wales? Segment.

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Being Welsh and the Manic Street Preachers | Links to Articles Discussed:

Tilly Foulkes, ‘Finding Wales in the Manic Street Preachers

Tilly Foulkes tracks a journey of national identity – from her initial rejection of Wales to her final embracing of it – through the music and lore of the Manic Street Preachers. 

Caragh Medlicott, ‘What does it mean to be a punk in 2020?

Caragh Medlicott explores how punk music from Britain and America has developed since the late 1970s to become a distinct, contemporary form in 2020.

Angharad Van Rijswijk, ‘Satirical Sexism Gone Wrong: Women In Music Tech

Musician and producer Angharad van Rijswijk (ACCÜ, and former one half of Trwbador) shines a spotlight on the macho world of music tech. 

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