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....


Anonymous dan davies said...

Thanks very much, much better. (I realise that having typed this, it's going to be the playful and irreverent Jeremy Clarkson on next week, or Richard Littlejohn skewering our PC prejudices or something, but anyway, for the meantime, much thanks).

9:22 pm  
Blogger Little Atoms said...

Cheers Daniel,

You've got a clear month of reasonable sciencey/philosophy stuff to enjoy before we send you hopping mad again in mid October by interviewing the very charming Douglas Murray.

No chance of Clarkson or Littlecock though.

5:11 pm  
Blogger Bruschettaboy said...

I bet you said "no chance of Delingpole" at one point though.

4:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I bet you said "no chance of Delingpole" at one point though."

I did, actually!


Great show Neil, looking forward to the x-bish tonight.

8:05 am  

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