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Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas Podcast

Oct 21, 2020

"HORROR UPON HORROR'S HEAD ACCUMULATES": War correspondents and sufferers from PTSD Ben Anderson and Ed Vulliamy talk about the enduring nightmare of shell shock and post-traumatic stress disorder with neuroscientist Shane O'Mara.


Oct 14, 2020

"IMMOBILITY IS GASOLINE FOR THE IMAGINATION": Sinead Gleeson talks about her remarkable memoir of resilience, Constellations, with Anne Enright.


Oct 7, 2020

FIDELITY AND REPRESENTATION IN STORY-TELLING: Hisham Matar (Anatomy of a Disappearance, The Return) and Christina Lamb (I am Malala, The Girl from Aleppo) talk with BBC journalist Kirsty Lang about constructing narratives from real-life events.


Oct 2, 2020

SEX, LIES AND THE GENERATION GAP: Agony-aunt Philippa Perry considers how searching for love, and staying sane, have changed with the advent of social media and shifting values.


Sep 23, 2020

Historian and passionate cultural commentator Simon Schama luxuriates in what he calls 'the performing tumble of language' with fellow writer William Dalrymple.