Episode #1518

Kevin Spacey’s Reign & Cibo Matto’s Return

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Friday, May 02, 2014

Kevin Spacey in the opening scene of Richard III during a performance in Epidaurus, Greece Kevin Spacey in the opening scene of Richard III during a performance in Epidaurus, Greece (Jeremy Whelehan)

Kurt Andersen talks with Kevin Spacey, who explains how Richard III — the baddest king Shakespeare ever put in a play — set the stage for Beltway backstabber Francis Underwood (D, South Carolina) in House of Cards. We also find out why you won’t hear the original racist lyric in “My Old Kentucky Home” at the Kentucky Derby, and why that may be a problem. And the band Cibo Matto, who defined a new kind of groovy in the 1990s, returns with a concept album about a ghost.

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