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9/11 , Motherhood, Producers, Drummers, Leather Trousers, Portlandia!!!

After a brief hiatus we are back with the second part of our look at the excellent Sleater-Kinney

Re-joining Nick and Ewan are Cheri Amour and Fliss Kitson whose early bands were heavily influenced by the work of Sleater-Kinney, and lexicographer and huge fan Ben Zimmer, although sadly Sara Marcus had to leave us after part 1.

In this episode we discuss the following

One Beat 2002

The Woods 2005

No Cities to Love 2015

The Centre Won’t Hold 2019

Path of Wellness 2021

As usual there’s a Spotify playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs which you can find at https://sptfy.com/tfsk2

You can buy all the albums and more direct from Bandcamp

The Guests:

Cheri’s many projects, from broadcaster, podcaster, journalist, to author are available at cheriamour.co.uk

Fliss is the drummer of the amazing Nightingales, buy some great and important music, and discover the documentary King Rocker at thenightingales.org.uk

Ben does loads of stuff but you can always find him in his regular column on The Wall Street Journal, or sometimes The Atlantic. Find all the links at Benzimmer.com

If you fancy supporting the show, either leave us a review somewhere (Apple Podcasts would be awesome) or ….drumroll…. JOIN OUR PATREON (and help keep the lights on, I don’t like the dark) which is over here

Regardless of whether you can chip in, a 5 star review (if you feel like it) on Apple or Podchaser would help enormously. Or just tell your friends!!

Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his Bandcamp

Additional music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions

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Featuring the wonderful...

Ben Zimmer

Ben Zimmer is a linguist, lexicographer, and all-around word nut. He is the language columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and you can find also find his words on words in The Atlantic, Slate, Politico, and Wired. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, where his wife and son tolerate his peculiar obsessions.

Cheri Amour

Cheri Amour is a writer, editor and broadcaster intent on amplifying the voices of women and non-binary artists in print, online and on air. Her words have appeared everywhere from The Guardian and Grazia to Guitar World. She's currently working on an upcoming 33 1/3 book on the unassuming influence of South Bronx sister troupe ESG, out in Spring 2023.

Fliss Kitson

Fliss Kitson plays drums for legendary post punk band The Nightingales

"For many people, Fliss Kitson is one of the best drummers out there. Her amazing polyrhythmic attack with the legendary Nightingales is something to behold. She truly is a remarkable player – power, precision and rhythm and imagination that has helped lift the band up to their new peak." Louder than War

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