Coffee & Flowers: A podcast about The National
Bonus: ‘I Am Easy To Find’ launch

Bonus: ‘I Am Easy To Find’ launch

May 7, 2019

As the band launch a new album and a new film simultaneously, Chris and Dave review and discuss this ambitious new project, chat to Bryce Dessner and Scott Devendorf about the division of labour on a project like this, and meet Eve Owen, a 19-year-old singer who features on the album.

S1 Ep13: Reflections

S1 Ep13: Reflections

March 3, 2019

The myriad stories that interweave throughout 'Boxer' and beyond all come together as we take a final look at the record as a whole.

S1 Ep12: ‘Gospel’

S1 Ep12: ‘Gospel’

March 3, 2019

We consider what it means to end the album in a garden, beneath holiday rainbow lights and with a nice icy drink in your hand.

S1 Ep11: ‘Ada’

S1 Ep11: ‘Ada’

March 3, 2019

Ada lets us all have her neck. "The touching of a person's neck is much more intimate than kissing them on the mouth, don't you think?" - Matt Berninger

S1 Ep10: ‘Racing Like A Pro’

S1 Ep10: ‘Racing Like A Pro’

March 3, 2019

Boxer's young professional takes a look in the mirror and asks us: "What is it all worth?"

S1 Ep9: ‘Guest Room’

S1 Ep9: ‘Guest Room’

March 3, 2019

We enter "prison for jerks" and find two people struggling to escape this relationship jail of their own making.

S1 Ep8: ‘Start A War’

S1 Ep8: ‘Start A War’

March 3, 2019

The (im?)possibility of reconciliation is explored in 'Start A War', and when the right time is to walk away. Plus, how identical twins approach guitar harmonies.

S1 Ep7: ‘Apartment Story’

S1 Ep7: ‘Apartment Story’

March 3, 2019

Unpacking 'Slow Show's "fraternal twin", we consider relationships within four walls. How do we enjoy comfort when it all too often rubs up against claustrophobia?

S1 Ep6: ‘Slow Show’

S1 Ep6: ‘Slow Show’

March 3, 2019

The album hits its mid-point and a fork in the roads: to go to the party, or to stay in? We explore the pros and cons of socialising and the curious lure of home.

S1 Ep5: ‘Green Gloves’

S1 Ep5: ‘Green Gloves’

March 3, 2019

This episode we find a tender exploration of humans, their objects, and the connections we form.