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Best Of Times... Kate Tempest

Welcome to The Best Of Times... podcast brought to you by Lush and The Quietus. The Best Of Times... podcast is presented by John Doran. In this series he talks to people about some of the best and worst times they have been through and hopefully discovers how these experiences have made them who they are today. So far he has interviewed Sleaford Mods, The Specials, Kristin Hersh, Róisín Murphy, Mavis Staples and Cate Le Bon. Today’s guest is Kate Tempest. Kate grew up in South London and first performed as a poet at an open mic night at the age of 16. Since then, exemplifying a fearsome work ethic that she has become well known for, she has become a playwright, a novelist, a band leader, a rapper, a published poet and a spoken word artist. She has won the Ted Hughes Award and been nominated for the Mercury Prize. This month sees the release of her most accomplished album to date, The Book Of Traps And Lessons, recorded with Dan Carey and produced by Rick Rubin. This podcast was produced and engineered by Andrew Paine. The theme music is by Oh The Gilt. Thanks for listening. We’ll be back soon with more Best Of Times.