215. Anita Lester on Leonard Cohen 'Songs of Love and Hate', Cohen's sexuality and heavy Jewish themes
Published July 27, 2017
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    After 214 episodes and four and a half years of podcasting, Leonard Cohen makes his first appearance on the show. One of my earliest guests, purveyor of dark sensuality and grand emotional intimacy Anita Lester joins me from London to unpack the allure, craft and mystique of Cohen - how he entered Anita's life during a traumatic moment in her childhood, the confronting maturity of his lyrics, the atypically adult sexuality in his music, why listening to his music doesn't make her sad and what is was like to see Cohen live a few years before he died.

    Plus, Anita closes the show with a cover of my personal favorite Leonard Cohen song 'I'm Your Man'.

    My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them.

    Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

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