Radio 2 celebrates Kylie with brand new Eras podcast and exclusive Kylie interviews TODAY

Radio 2 celebrates Kylie with brand new Eras podcast and exclusive Kylie interviews TODAY

With less than a month to go until Kylie headlines Radio 2 in the Park in Leicester on Sunday 17 September, Radio 2 celebrates the UK’s best-loved pop star with the launch of brand new podcast Eras: Kylie Minogue and two exclusive interviews with Kylie and Radio 2 DJs Zoe Ball and Scott Mills.

On Friday 1 September, Kylie will appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show to chat all about what her fans can expect from her upcoming headline slot at Radio 2 in the Park. She will be joined by actor Daisy May Cooper and entrepreneur Steven Bartlett for Zoe’s Friends Round Friday. Listen live here from 8am.

The Eras: Kylie Minogue podcast launches on BBC Sounds and globally on RSS on Monday 28 August, and will tell the story of Kylie’s career through its era-defining chapters. Hosted by Scott Mills, each chapter will be told by fans, commentators and packed with exclusive material from the BBC archive.

Radio 2 announces today that for the fifth and final episode of Eras, Kylie will sit down with Scott Mills for an exclusive, career-spanning conversation. They’ll reflect on 35 years at the top of the charts, Kylie’s uncanny ability for re-invention, and after her success in 2023, what her fans can look forward to from the next Kylie era. This episode will be available on BBC Sounds on Friday 8 September.

Throughout the first four episodes of Eras, listeners will hear from famous fans including Jessie Ware (who collaborated with Kylie on the single Kiss of Life released in October 2021), David Tennant (who Kylie starred with in a special Christmas episode of Doctor Who in 2007, watched by over 13 million viewers), Jack Savoretti (who duetted with Kylie for their 2018 song Music’s Too Sad Without You), Jake Shears (who collaborated with Kylie for her 2004 single I Believe in You, as well as her 2010 album Aphrodite and their 2018 song Voices), Olly Alexander, fellow Radio 2 in the Park performer Beverley Knight, Tia Kofi, Jaime Winstone, Cathy Dennis (who co-wrote Kylie’s 2001 hit, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head), and Emily Eavis. Radio 2 presenters Rylan Clark, Dermot O’Leary, Fearne Cotton, Owain Wyn Evans and Michelle Visage will also add to the conversation on what has made Kylie and her career so iconic.

In Episode One, She Should Be So Lucky, new interviews and BBC Archive reveal a star who’s finding her feet – but always knows where she stands. Smart, self-assured, and in the studio with synthpop svengalis Stock, Aitken and Waterman, Kylie discovers the value of great collaborators – and the power of her own image. But Britpop is on the horizon.

Episode Two, She Don’t Need Anyone, charts Kylie’s partnership with indie label Deconstruction Records and an era defined by experimentation – a new look, a new ethos and a host of unexpected collaborations with M-People, Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers and Nick Cave.

In Episode 3, She Can’t Get You Out of Her Head, Scott takes a look at Kylie’s third era of shimmering dance-pop, with Spinning Around and Can’t Get You Out of My Head dominating radio playlists across the Atlantic. But in 2005, a shock diagnosis with breast cancer cuts the music short. Kylie’s illness and recovery play out in public.

Episode 4, She Hears It and She Knows, looks at Kylie’s latest era in the last decade, in which she turned her time-tested talents to new musical challenges, from country music to Covid home-studios to Padam Padam, the undeniable sound of Summer ’23.

Kylie Minogue: Eras will be available to listen on BBC Sounds on 28 August (SEE LINK BELOW)

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