“Money cannot make anything and money cannot manage anything.”
The third instalment in an alternate-history epic inspired by the real Ford Motors company town of Fordlandia. A charismatic millionaire makes a daring run at the Presidency…
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“Bossa Nova” from the movie Starci Na Chmelu (1964)
“My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” by the Edison Male Quartet (1914)
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“he never paid attention to the frantic hum of demolition and construction taking place between the 3rd and 4th Arrondissements, never looked up from the street enough to see the eighteen identical crosses of brilliant grey-white creeping into the sky like furtive geometrical prayers”
A tale of love and bureaucracy set in the realisation of Le Corbusier’s architectural dream, the Radiant City.
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“La Vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf
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“So, if you don’t fit in, if you feel at odds with the world, if your identity is troubled and frayed, if you feel lost and ashamed – it could be because you he retained the human values you were supposed to he discarded. You are a deviant. Be proud”
A tale of gentrification, childhood and space.
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Songs used in this episode, in chronological order:
Soundtrack from 1902 film “Un Voyage Dans La Lune” by George Melies.
“Glass Realms” and by This Will Destroy You
“A little song about snowdrops” by Lullatone
” Lament of the Mother of God at the Cross” from “The Protecting Veil” by John Taverner
“Killed the Lord, Left for the New World” by This Will Destroy You
“Providence (Studio Version) ” by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
“Hilli” by Amiina
The second George Monbiot speech is taken from this article in the Guardian:
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“Wilhelm had his nation’s second city occupied by an army he didn’t know was there”
A story from the Grandad and the Machine universe. A charismatic millionaire runs into trouble at a rally.
“And the town stays sleeping off the edge of the damp downs, it’s precious cargo hidden from genocidal eyes”
A story about New Year’s Day, granddads, oom-pah bands and the Yorkshire founding myth.
A tale for the Grandad and the Machine Universe, in which an eccentric multi-millionaire sets out on a mission to change the world.
“Is Gotham in America? Has it ever been?”
A Soliloquy from one of Batman’s less documented sidekicks: the Batcomputer.
The ancient home of the gods gets relocated to York. Performed live at Say Owt Slam, 9th July 2016.
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The Britonnic castle of myth and legend, as seen through the eyes of Aurelius Conanus, about whom the Historia Regum Britanniae said “Art not thou as the former to thy utter destruction, swallowed up in the filthiness of horrible murders, fornications, and adulteries, as by an overwhelming flood of the sea?”