121 Charles Dickens: Great Expectations2016-01-10 20:00:00
Listen
Listen
122 Sunday Feature: Freeze: Thaw2015-12-20 16:45:00
Listen
Listen
123 Northern Lights: True Norse2015-12-13 20:00:00
Listen
Listen
124 Above Sixty, Below Zero2015-12-06 20:00:00
Listen
Listen
125 An Imagined Glasgow2015-11-29 18:45:00
Listen
Listen
126 Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain2015-11-22 18:45:00
Listen
Listen
127 New Generation Thinkers: The Science of Baby Laughter & The Life and Life of Richard Baxter2015-11-15 15:11:00
Listen
Listen
128 Hardy and the Animals and Who's Afraid of Anthropomorphism?2015-11-08 19:30:00
Listen
Listen
129 This Story Shall the Good Man Teach His Son - Agincourt, England and France2015-10-25 20:00:00
Listen
Listen
130 Sunday Feature - Ginsberg in India2015-10-18
Listen
Listen

Sunday Feature - Ginsberg in India

In the early 1960s the beat writer Allen Ginsberg travelled to India, with his lover Peter Orlovsky, in search of inspiration, quite a lot of drugs, and a guru. Long before the Summer of Love and The Beatles' visit to the subcontinent, Ginsberg travelled east, visiting India's holy men, shrines and burning funeral pyres, to escape from what he saw as the constraints of Western conformity. The writer Jeet Thayil takes up Ginsberg's 'Indian Journals' to discover what impact the journey had on his writing, and how the ideas he picked up eventually sparked the counter-culture Flower Power movement which followed. We speak to the publisher Ashok Shahane and poet Adil Jusawalla who met Ginsberg while he was in Bombay in 1962; and the poets of the Hungry Generation of Calcutta, Samir and Malay Roychoudhury, who helped inspire Ginsberg's passion for this literary city. Jeet travels to Varanasi, formerly Benares, where the poet became obsessed with the burning funeral pyres in India's holiest city, and we speak to young writers about Ginsberg's fusion of Western poetry with Indian culture and ideas.…read more

131 Sunday Feature:Arthur Miller:Speaking of New York2015-10-11
Listen
Listen
132 How Celtic are We?2015-10-04 18:30:00
Listen
Listen
133 Why Music?2015-09-27 12:58:00
Listen
Listen
134 Sunday Feature: You're Tearing Me Apart: Rebel without a cause at 602015-09-20 14:04:00
Listen
Listen
135 Sunday Feature: Mission Harpsichord2015-09-13
Listen
Listen
136 Caucasian Roots Part 2 of 22015-09-10
Listen
Listen
137 Caucasian Roots part 1 of 22015-09-09
Listen
Listen
138 Sunday Feature: A Most Ingenious Paradox: Loving G&S to Death?2015-06-28 18:35:00
Listen
Listen
139 Classical Voice Season: An Anatomy of Singing2015-06-21 18:30:00
Listen
Listen
140 Sunday Feature - Clocks and Clouds2015-06-14 01:00:00
Listen
Listen