'Adam talks with British writer and cultural historian John Higgs about 90s TV, the KLF, the importance of trying to be optimistic about the future, what John Lennon might be like if he were alive now and what The Beatles and James Bond tell us about the British psyche.'
'John Higgs is a writer who specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives, hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture, which can change the way we see the world.
'In the words of MOJO magazine, “Reading John Higgs is like being shot with a diamond. Suddenly everything becomes terrifyingly clear”. The Times agreed, saying that “Higgs’s prose has a diamond-hard quality. He knows how to make us relate.”
'“A while ago I decided to read anything Higgs writes,” said Frank Cottrell Boyce, “He seems to be able to take any subject - pop music, Watling Street, conspiracy theories, robotics - and poke at it until it yields up its secrets.”
'Russell Brand described him succinctly as “a great writer […] who pulls shit together in an interesting way.”' (Adam Buxton podcast).