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Weekly conversations with the world's greatest writers and thinkers to inspire and entertain, recorded at Hay Festival events globally.

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    • 4.6 • 45 Ratings

Weekly conversations with the world's greatest writers and thinkers to inspire and entertain, recorded at Hay Festival events globally.

    S4, Ep1 Danny Dorling

    S4, Ep1 Danny Dorling

    The Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford and author of Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration, selects Adam Rutherford on the Book of Humans from 2019, Matt Hancock talking to Amol Rajan pre-Covid in 2018 and Jeanette Winterson giving the Raymond Williams lecture in 2016.

    The Hay Festival Podcast is supported by Baillie Gifford Investment Managers. Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @hayfestival.

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    S3, Ep10 Laura Bates

    S3, Ep10 Laura Bates

    Founder of the Everyday Sexism project and author Laura Bates selects Jeanette Winterson talking Shakespeare from Hay 2016, Ali Smith’s 2005 interview with Francine Stock and writer and political activist Gloria Steinem from Hay Festival Digital 2020.

    The Hay Festival Podcast is supported by Baillie Gifford Investment Managers. Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @hayfestival.

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    S3, Ep9 Claire Armitstead

    S3, Ep9 Claire Armitstead

    Associate Editor for Culture at The Guardian Claire Armitstead selects poet, writer, musician and activist Akala, speaking about his memoir Native, Professor of Psychology Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on the secret life of the teenage brain, both from Hay 2018, and the award-winning Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh from 2019.

    The Hay Festival Podcast is supported by Baillie Gifford Investment Managers. Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @hayfestival.

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    S3, Ep8 Oliver Bullough

    S3, Ep8 Oliver Bullough

    Journalist and author Oliver Bullough selects the Serbian revolutionary Srdja Popovic from 2015, Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexeivich and author Tom Bullough from Hay 2016, and the magical and musical Julia Donaldson from 2017.

    The Hay Festival Podcast is supported by Baillie Gifford Investment Managers. Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @hayfestival.

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    S3, Ep7 Kitty Corrigan

    S3, Ep7 Kitty Corrigan

    Magazine Journalist Kitty Corrigan selects nature writer and farmer John Lewis-Stempel from 2015, award-winning British-Turkish novelist Elif Shafak from 2013, and one of the major poets of the 20th Century and Nobel Prize winner for literature, the magnificent Seamus Heaney from Hay Festival 2006.

    The Hay Festival Podcast is supported by Baillie Gifford Investment Managers. Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @hayfestival.

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    S3, Ep6 Dylan Jones

    S3, Ep6 Dylan Jones

    The author and editor of GQ selects the remarkable Tracy Emin speaking in 2017, Simon Schama on the Story of the Jews, an epic tale of endurance against destruction, from Hay 2014 and Brigadier James Cowan, who commanded the Black Watch in Iraq and the multinational 11 Brigade in Helmand from 2011.

    The Hay Festival Podcast is supported by Baillie Gifford Investment Managers. Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @hayfestival.

    #ImagineTheWorld

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

BloodandJokes ,

Intelligent, insightful conversations

I love the Hay Festival podcast! Each high-quality podcast opens up a really fascinating conversation with an influential and intriguing personality in the world of literature. The conversation with Judi Dench was a particular favourite! The questions are interesting and well thought-out, and it feels like the guests are put at their ease - which gets the best out of them, too. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

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