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Joining us at Audible Studios is James Acaster, one of the UK's finest stand-up comedians, who has his own Netflix special, a podcast with Ed Gamble and a TV show with Josh Widdicombe. Acaster has written and recently released his second book, Perfect Sound Whatever

In some ways, the book begins in January 2017. James Acaster wakes hung-over and alone in New York, his girlfriend having just left him. Thinking this is his rock bottom, little does James know that by the end of the year he will have befouled himself in a Los Angeles steakhouse and disrespected a pensioner on television. Luckily, there is one thing he can rely on for comfort - music. 

In true Acaster fashion, this turns into a mission: to discover as much music as he can released in 2016, the year before everything went wrong (for James, at least).

We spoke to James about his iPod guy, whether or not therapy was useful to him and the sheer joy he gets from recommending music. 

Listen to Perfect Sound Whatever here.
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I see James Acaster, I click!

I wiil simply listen to anything and everything pertaining to James Acaster. I found out about his Off Menu podcast, which I didn't know of. Great, quick, informative.

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Not worth anyone's time.

Pointless, pathetic, dull, stiff, rigid, boring, sad, stupid, ridiculous, clumsy, stunted, tired, mundane, tedious, lifeless.

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Always nice to hear James talk about his likes.

As James said in this short interview, sharing likes and recommendations with other people is a blast, and it was nice to hear about James'.

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easy and pleasant listening

found it inspiring, specially for someone needing to realize sometimes from dark periods we can remerge and do something which before was thought to be impossible

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Great interview, engaging as ever

A great interview with James. Nice to see Audible getting more into this interview format. Almost like a podcast! ;-)

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Great!

Interesting listen! Really enjoyed hearing about the book and also hearing a different side to james.

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A THINKING COMIC

This man is well worth listening to. Looking forward to reading his book. Kettering should be proud of him.

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A lovely interview!

Anytime it's James Acaster talking I will listen and almost definitely thoroughly enjoy, and this interview was no exception to that.