The Financial Times will introduce its new weekly culture podcast FTWeekend on September 4, showcasing the FT’s award-winning Life & Arts content. Hosted by Lilah Raptopoulos, the podcast will explore today's culture, big ideas, nuanced questions and what it means to live a good life.

FTWeekend will feature inspiring conversations with leading figures in arts, culture and society, as well as in-depth storytelling and a good dose of escapism. Listeners can also expect original reporting and discussion on current affairs and critical issues.

The first few episodes will feature world-renowned guests, including restaurateur, chef and food activist Alice Waters; Michelin-star chef Daniel Humm; and award-winning novelist Elif Shafak. The podcast will also welcome leading FT voices, including Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist, and Life & Arts columnist Enuma Okoro. 

“We have incredible stories to tell that go beyond markets and politics, with unique takes on art, architecture, design, fashion and travel - we even talk about the best flea markets," said Lilah Raptopoulos. “It will soon become part of your weekend ritual. We’re excited for our Weekend listeners to join us in this curiosity quest.” 

FTWeekend will be available on Saturdays at 10am Eastern Standard Time and is free to access on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify and Listen to the teaser here.


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