Coffee & Flowers: A podcast about The National
By Christopher Hooton and David Rapson
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A podcast about The National. Coming soon.
||ExplicitS1 Ep13: Reflections||The myriad stories that interweave throughout 'Boxer' and beyond all come together as we take a final look at the record as a whole.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep12: 'Gospel'||We consider what it means to end the album in a garden, beneath holiday rainbow lights and with a nice icy drink in your hand.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep11: 'Ada'||Ada lets us all have her neck. "The touching of a person's neck is much more intimate than kissing them on the mouth, don't you think?" - Matt Berninger||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep10: 'Racing Like A Pro'||Boxer's young professional takes a look in the mirror and asks us: "What is it all worth?"||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep9: 'Guest Room'||We enter "prison for jerks" and find two people struggling to escape this relationship jail of their own making.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep8: 'Start A War'||The (im?)possibility of reconciliation is explored in 'Start A War', and when the right time is to walk away. Plus, how identical twins approach guitar harmonies.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep7: 'Apartment Story'||Unpacking 'Slow Show's "fraternal twin", we consider relationships within four walls. How do we enjoy comfort when it all too often rubs up against claustrophobia?||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep6: 'Slow Show'||The album hits its mid-point and a fork in the roads: to go to the party, or to stay in? We explore the pros and cons of socialising and the curious lure of home.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep5: 'Green Gloves'||This episode we find a tender exploration of humans, their objects, and the connections we form.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep4: 'Squalor Victoria'||We consider the unheavenly travails of white-collar employment in a track that, for Matt, was all about restraint.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep3: 'Brainy'||We follow the footsteps of two people in a game of cat and mouse with help from Brainy herself, Carin Besser.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep2: 'Mistaken For Strangers'||We consider the unmagnicifcent lives of adults and the reluctant deal we all make with the world as we leave youth.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep1: 'Fake Empire'||We begin exploring 'Boxer' with a tiptoe through the album's melancholic first track, exploring the real, the fake, and the big opener that almost wasn't.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep0: Welcome & Why||A warm welcome to Coffee & Flowers, explaining who, what and why.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Teaser||Season 1 will be available 4 March on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other listening thingys!||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Great deep dive into an incredible band
The content of this podcast is great and the hosts really grew on me. I have tons of newfound appreciation for one of my favorite bands and albums. Can’t wait for the next season!
Ratio is off, but still good
I’d say talk is 90% you, 10% band.
The best version of this would be 60/40. Some episodes REALLY could have used more editing of your conversation. The GOSPEL episode meanders awfully and gives the show a very weak landing. The first and final episodes are superfluous. All the decisions to leave basically all your thoughts in are justifiable, but the final product is a bit watered down. Simply, editing more of your stuff and less of their stuff—maybe a recipe to consider for next record. Please keep at it, gents😎
Loved every episode, but last 2 were my favorites
Conversations about music with my 21 year old son is one of my favorite things in life. This podcast felt like that the entire way through. Intelligent, provocative, reflective, and applicable to any stage of life. So thankful for the comments relating to mental health throughout the podcast. Community is so important, and the hosts made me feel like I was in a conversation among friends.