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The Eurovision boycott & Big Thief’s Magic Hour (Podcast)

The Eurovision boycott & Big Thief’s Magic Hour (Podcast)

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Episode number 45 of the Nialler9 podcast with  Niall and Andrea features the pair of us discussing the boycott calls for Ireland and other countries to drop out of the upcoming Eurovision in support of the Palestinian people. The Eurovision Song Contest takes place on May 18th and one argument against the boycott is that politics and culture should not mix. We show how that is certainly not possible in this case seeing as the interval act Madonna is being paid to perform by a pro-Israel Canadian Millionaire.

The rundown:

David Attenborough turns 93 and wants your remixes

Eurovision – boycott calls, culture and politics question, propaganda, tourism, Nick Cave and Charlie McGettigan. Should Ireland be participating?

Tracks of the week from Flaming Lips, Kobina, Violent Femmes and Mark Ronson & Lykke Li as remixed by Lykke Li.

Album of the week: Big Thief – UFOF
The highly anticipated third record by the Brooklyn-based band come up trumps with lush impressionistic folk music that feels like an unreal space – deja-vu or the magic hour.

Plus, Game Of Thrones, In The Thick Of It, The Antlers live, Avengers Endgame chats.

Closing song: Deaf Joe – Ocean Beach

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