What happens when the cool kids of the 90s are in the depths of middle age? Are they still hip, or is the vibe more hip replacement? Join Sleeper’s Louise Wener and special guests comprising of some of the most iconic names from 90’s pop culture in this recording of her brand new podcast.
Each show will see Louise talk to her peers from the worlds of music, film, comedy, art, sport and literature as they reflect on that golden era, whilst comparing it with how they are navigating their midlife. And together we decide if they are doing their mid-life crisis right!
21 FEB – SPECIAL GUEST: MIRANDA SAWYER
Journalist Miranda Sawyer, had a backstage pass to the 1990s and spent most of the decade interviewing just about every Britpop / Cool Britannia name there was, documenting this golden age of music. These days, Miranda has faced her midlife headon, writing books on how to embrace this time of life. But, what would the young Miranda in all her 90s glory make of her being the voice of Gen X, the generation who make a point of growing old disgracefully? Louise will be finding out….
18 MARCH – SPECIAL GUEST: BETTY BOO
Betty Boo is still doin’ the do, there’s no doubt about that, but what does this icon of the 90s feel about being in the grip of midlife? Betty is still givin’ it large on the stage, but how does it all compare with the way things were in the decade of Cool Britannia, and did her younger self ever imagine she’d still be on stage three decades later? No doubt, she has plenty of stories to share with Louise about an era not famous for its feminist values!
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR