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Adam talks with American actor, writer, singer, songwriter and producer, Rachel Bloom about growing up a theatre nerd in California, why the fourth series of The Crown triggered me, whether Americans are better at doing British accents than British people are at doing American accents and how Rachel navigated 2020 with her particular challenges including the birth of her first child and the death of her friend and musical collaborator Adam Schlesinger. Recorded remotely on 20th November, 2020 Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and to Matt Lamont for additional editing. Podcast artwork by Helen Green RACHEL LINKS I WANT TO BE WHERE THE NORMAL PEOPLE ARE by RACHEL BLOOM (2020, AUDIOBOOK ON AUDIBLE) (AUDIBLE BLURB) In a collection of laugh-out-loud funny essays, all told in the unique voice (sometimes singing voice) that made her a star, Rachel writes about everything from her love of Disney, OCD and depression, weirdness and female friendships to the story of how she didn't poop in the toilet until she was four years old. It's a hilarious, smart and infinitely relatable collection (except for the pooping thing). THE MUSICAL CHAPTER FROM RACHEL'S BOOK (ON RACHEL'S WEBSITE) RACHEL BLOOM YOUTUBE CHANNEL RACHEL BLOOM - FUCK ME RAY BRADBURY (2010, YOUTUBE) HEAVY BOOBS (feat. RACHEL BLOOM) (2016, YOUTUBE) RACHEL BLOOM - PICTURES OF YOUR DICK (2012, YOUTUBE) RACHEL BLOOM - YOU CAN TOUCH MY BOOBIES (2012, YOUTUBE) RACHEL BLOOM - THE DARKNESS/YOU STUPID BITCH (LIVE) (2019, YOUTUBE) RACHEL BLOOM ON SOUL SISTERS PODCAST (2016, YOUTUBE) ADAM LINKS ADAM ON MESOTHELIOMA PODCAST (2020, YOUTUBE) MESOTHELIOMA UK CHARITY WEBSITE ADAM BUXTON'S RAMBLE BOOK (HARDBACK) (WATERSTONES) ADAM BUXTON'S RAMBLE BOOK (AUDIOBOOK) (2020, AUDIBLE)  

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