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GBA Live 1 Michael Fenton Stevens

Getting Better Acquainted on February 18, 2013 15:13

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Episode 1 of GBA Live: 5 conversations recorded as part of my Invisible Picture Palace (http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/) residency for In the Dark Radio (http://www.inthedarkradio.org/) that took place in November 2012. These episodes are going to come out daily in the week leading up to the GBA 100 two-part special. Each one has a different audience of people who came out to a greenhouse in Wapping to be a part of the conversation.

Today we get we get even better acquainted with return guest Michael Fenton Stevens

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Mike talks about acting for the radio, growing up in Bermondsey, his view of recent UK comedy history, putting pets down, his relationship with and to religion and in particular to his Catholic upbringing, and lots more. The conversation is engaging, fun and surprising. We also discuss the fate of my pet rats, reveal what was then a spoiler for The Archers, hear a passionate case for atheism from a former altar boy and consider the value of empathy and compassion in relationship to people who damage other people.

We plug:

I plug the two places you can currently find him:

Performing as the Prime Minister in Yes Prime Minister: http://www.yesprimeminister.co.uk/

Performing in The Archers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qpgr

And then Mike plugs Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/

We mention:

Stewart Lee: http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/

Keith Allen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Allen_(actor)

Leonard Cohen: http://www.leonardcohen.com/

Andy Hamilton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Hamilton

This Episode of the Nerdist Podcast: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/11/nerdist-podcast-eric-idle-eddie-izzard-billy-connolly-and-sophie-winkleman/

Old Harry's Game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/oldharrysgame/

Eddie Izzard: http://www.eddieizzard.com/

Ricky Gervais: http://www.rickygervais.com/

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