Festival City #4 | Those chia seeds won't make you happy

Festival City #4 | Chia seeds won't make you happy

Daniella Isaacs on the wellness trap and Mamoru Iriguchi explores what it means to be eaten

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Beginning with a song about lice, Gareth K Vile offers a food and drink episode bereft of food and drink recommendations for the duration of your visit to Edinburgh. First up on the pod we talk to Daniella Isaacs of Hear Me Raw and discover why eating healthily isn't necessarily a good thing and how ghost writing a fitspiration book is a very bad idea. Composer and producer Matthew Whiteside is accosted to share his Fringe experiences so far and what he plans to see. And finally, Vile meets a man who has been eaten by a lion, as performance artist Mamoru Iriguchi comes to the studio to discuss Eaten.

Music in today's episode comes from Ami and Tami, a musical reimagining of Hansel and Gretel.

Show notes:
00:00:41 – Welcome introduction
00:01:48 – Daniella Isaacs, writer and performer of Hear Me Raw
00:13:24 – Music from Ami and Tami
00:13:47 – Composer Matthew Whiteside talks Assembly Rooms' VR Experience, Sonica installation Nearer Future by Heather Lander, Rhinoceros and Scottish Opera's Greek
00:19:03 – Music from Ami and Tami
00:19:15 – Performance artist Mamoru Iriguchi of Eaten
00:28:16 – Outro and thanks

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Credits:
Festival City Podcast is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Scott Henderson (producer). Intro music by The Joy Drops. Supported by SGSAH.

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Ami and Tami

  • 1 star

A magical musical following the adventures of Ami And Tami.

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Aug

Belly Button

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 21 Aug

Belly Button

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Belly Button

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Eaten

  • 3 stars

Mamoru Iriguchi What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well. So Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow. Meanwhile…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Hear Me Raw

Áine Flanagan Productions and Lipsink in Association With United Agents 'Spin. Spiralize. Blend. Repeat. Today, I am successful. Today, I am empowered. Today, I am thin – I mean, healthy. F ck it!' When did our obsession with wellness start making us sick? One woman's journey through the dirty world of clean living. A…

Underbelly George Square, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Aug

The Wee Coo

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 21 Aug

The Wee Coo

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

The Wee Coo

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 27 Aug

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