This week we welcome back one of our irregular lovelies, Si. We discuss gender equality in Dr Who, (because we’re current), clowns, sharks, clown-sharks, and whaling on the moon.
Si mentioned the Gilbert O’Sullivan song, Alone Again (Naturally), in our conversation about songs that bring a tear to his eye. Interestingly, this track was sampled heavily by rapper Biz Markie and caused one of the first big court cases around copyright infringement through sampling. You can have a listen to the sampled elements on Who Sampled.
In other news: CLOWN SHARKS! The rap-rock sections really sound like Beastie Boys, huh?
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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.
Artwork by Lauren Garnett.
Music by Liam Taylor.