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Hay Festival Podcasts is a collection of debates and conversations with poets and scientists, novelists and historians, artists and gardeners, comedians and musicians, film makers and politicians, taking place at Hay Festival in Wales in May/June every year and from our Festivals around the world.

Hay Festival Podcasts is a collection of debates and conversations with poets and scientists, novelists and historians, artists and gardeners, comedians and musicians, film makers and politicians, taking place at Hay Festival in Wales in May/June every year and from our Festivals around the world.
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Hay Festival Podcasts is a collection of debates and conversations with poets and scientists, novelists and historians, artists and gardeners, comedians and musicians, film makers and politicians, taking place at Hay Festival in Wales in May/June every year and from our Festivals around the world.

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English


Episodes

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

6/9/2012
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The author of Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus and The Thing Around Your Neck examines fiction as a catalyst for social and political change. Chaired by Emily Perkins.

Duration:00:57:30

Jeanette Winterson

6/4/2012
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The novelist introduces her memoir of mothers, madness and identity; and, triumphantly a book about other people’s stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life-raft that supports us when we are sinking.

Duration:00:59:08

Simon Armitage

6/3/2012
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Our poet-in-residence reads from his astounding new version of the great medieval epic of warfare and politics.

Duration:00:55:55

David Grossman talks to David Aaronovitch

6/3/2012
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The great Israeli author of See Under: Love, The Zigzag Kid and The Yellow Wind discusses his masterpiece, a rich imagining of a family in love and crisis that makes for one of the great anti-war novels of our time.

Duration:00:56:37

Hilary Mantel in conversation with Peter Florence

6/2/2012
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The Booker Prize-winning author will be launching Bring Up The Bodies, her sequel to Wolf Hall.

Duration:00:54:20

Tim Minchin talks to Sarah Crompton

6/2/2012
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The comedian-songwriter talks about satire, love-songs and his work on the smash-hit RSC production Matilda.

Duration:00:54:45

Michael Morpurgo

6/1/2012
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The novelist delivers the inaugural Library Lecture on children’s rights, readers’ rights and the importance of libraries. Entry by library card but places must be booked in advance. FREE BUT TICKETED There will be no signing after this event. However, Michael will be doing a 'meet and greet' in Pembertons with signed book plates after his evening event.

Duration:00:56:21

Simon Rattle talks to Tom Service

5/31/2012
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The conductor talks to the author of Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras about his work with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Duration:00:05:25

Rowan Williams and Simon Russell Beale

5/27/2011
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As part of the day's programme of conversations celebrating this year's Michael Ramsey Prize the Archbishop of Canterbury discusses the work of the world's greatest writer with one of Britain's finest actors.

Duration:00:59:32

Nadine Gordimer talks to Peter Florence

5/29/2010
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The Nobel Laureate discusses her fiction, particularly her Booker-winning novel The Conservationist and her latest story collection Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black.

Duration:00:59:42

Desmond Tutu

5/28/2009
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‘Sometimes strident, often tender, never afraid and seldom without humour, Desmond Tutu’s voice will always be the voice of the voiceless,’ – Nelson Mandela. Raising money for African charities, our two local Cathedrals, and St Mary's Hay

Duration:01:11:29

John Irving talks to Peter Florence

5/31/2008
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The Great American Novelist talks to Peter Florence.

Duration:01:07:03

Catherine Tate

5/30/2008
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The actress talks to Fiona Lindsay. Hay Fever 12 YRS +

Duration:00:56:51

Jimmy Carter

5/25/2008
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The Nobel Laureate and former US Presidenton conflict resolution and human rights, and the work of the carter foundation. Introduced by Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian. Chaired by Philippe Sands THIS EVENT WILL BE RELAYED TO SCREENS IN THE FRIENDS CAFÉ AND ASCARIS CAFÉ

Duration:01:04:01

Rt Rev V Gene Robinson

5/25/2008
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The Bishop of New Hampshire, whose homosexuality threatens the schism of the Anglican Church discusses The State of the Communion. Chaired by Stephen Bates, author of God’s Own Country: Power and Religion in the USA.

Duration:01:01:35

Wangari Maathai talks to Rosie Boycott

6/1/2007
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The heroic and inspiring Kenyan Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the African development Green Belt Movement talks about her life and work. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

Duration:00:58:49

Dave Eggers with Valentino Achak Deng

5/27/2007
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The true story of the courage and endurance of a boy wrenched by conflict from his Sudanese family home and joining thousands of other orphans on the exodus to Ethiopia. Chaired by David Freeman.

Duration:01:01:00

Seamus Heaney

5/29/2006
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The poet reads and discusses his new collection District and Circle. In conversation with Peter Florence.

Duration:00:58:06

William Hague

6/1/2005
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The former Welsh Secretary gives a brilliantly acute and witty account of the life and times of Britain's youngest and longest-serving Prime Minister, brought low by an attritional war and royal ructions.

Duration:01:01:00

Ali Smith talks to Francine Stock

5/29/2005
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The Accidental is a compelling adventure in literature from the most inventive and entertaining novelist of my generation. Don't miss this. You can tell your grandchildren you were there when it launched.

Duration:00:54:26