21 August 2008

Little Atoms with Alain de Botton

On this week's show Neil Denny talks to writer Alain de Botton.

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas - and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers. It's a style of writing that has been termed a 'philosophy of everyday life.'

His books include Essays in Love, How Proust can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, Status Anxiety and The Architecture of Happiness.

Aside from writing, de Botton has been involved in making a number of television documentaries - and now helps to run a production company, Seneca Productions. He has also just helped to launch a miniature 'university' called The School of Life - which emulates the spirit of enquiry and playfulness found in his books.

Usual time and place, Resonance 104.4 FM Friday 19.00-19.30

Apologies for the website being down, this is due to the demand for the new podcast overwhelming our monthly bandwidth allocation. Am working on getting it back up as I type....

07 August 2008

Little Atoms with Julie Burchill and Chas Newkey-Burden

On this week's show Neil Denny talks to writers Julie Burchill and Chas Newkey-Burden about their book Not In My Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy.

Julie Burchill has been writing her often controversial journalism for almost 30 years, for publications as diverse as The NME, The Spectator, Daily Mail, The Times, The Express and The Guardian. She was also founding editor of The Modern Review. Julie's colourful private and social life has generated almost as many column inches over the years. She has written numerous novels, one of which Sugar Rush, has been adapted for television by Channel Four. Julie has also made a number of documentaries for Sky.

Chas Newkey-Burden is a journalist and the author of a number of books including Great Email Disasters and Amy Winehouse: She Told Us She Was Trouble.

Resonance 104.4FM Friday August 8th 19.00 - 19.30

03 August 2008

Three more downloads

Another three downloads available from the (shiny new) website.

That's interviews with Philip Escoffey, Julian Baggini and Lynsey Hanley.