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Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas Podcast
The Festival of Writing and Ideas
Top 10 Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas Podcast Episodes
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Musician Bob Geldof talks to Professor of History Roy Foster about his love of Yeats, and the poets influences on the life of a journeyman, rock star and activist who started out in a seaside suburb of Dublin. Note: bad language comes with the territory. This was the inaugural Annual Doyle Collection Interview, recorded in June 2018.
Recorded at last year’s festival. US investigative journalist Carl Bernstein (of Watergate fame) meets British novelist and essayist Martin Amis. In the hands of Guardian correspondent Ed Vulliamy, they discuss the effectiveness and the role of journalism in the context of the 45th President of the United States.
Sonali Deraniyagala - whose book Wave tells of experiencing her family being carried away to their deaths by the 2004 Tsunami which she survived - and Mary Cregan, whose graceful memoir The Scar chronicles a descent into depression - talk to neuroscientist Shane O'Mara about finding the resolve to live with personal trauma.