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

    S1, Ep9 Gloria Steinem & Laura Bates

    S1, Ep9 Gloria Steinem & Laura Bates

    The legendary and deeply inspiring writer and activist Gloria Steinem discusses her memoir The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off: Thoughts on Life, Love and Rebellion with the founder of The Everyday Sexism Project.

    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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    S1, Ep8 Michael Morpurgo

    S1, Ep8 Michael Morpurgo

    Michael Morpurgo’s compelling Hay Library Lecture is a marvel of storytelling, an impassioned argument for the rights of every child to have access to books and education, and a celebration of his novel I Believe in Unicorns.

    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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    S1, Ep7 Matthew Francis and Daniel Hahn

    S1, Ep7 Matthew Francis and Daniel Hahn

    Matthew Francis’ re-telling of the first four stories of the Welsh classic The Mabinogi is the first to situate it in poetry, and captures the magic and strangeness of this medieval Celtic world. Permeating the whole sequence is a delight in the power of the imagination to transform human experience into works of tragedy, comedy and wonder. Chaired by Daniel Hahn. Francis’ new poetry collection WING is out now from Faber.

    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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    S1, Ep6 Hallie Rubenhold

    S1, Ep6 Hallie Rubenhold

    A conversation with the social historian Hallie Rubenhold describing how she mined untapped Victorian sources to illuminate the stories of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper in her Baillie Gifford Prize-winning The Five.

    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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    S1, Ep5 Caitlin Moran

    S1, Ep5 Caitlin Moran

    A compelling and hilarious rallying call for our times from journalist and superstar author Caitlin Moran tackling topics as pressing and diverse as a women only language, revolution, flawed heroes and the reasons the internet is like a drunken toddler, in conversation with Stephanie Merritt.

    Moran’s books include her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman, her two volumes of collected journalism, Moranthology and Moranifesto, and her novel, How to Build a Girl.

    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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    S1, Ep4 Judi Dench and Richard Eyre

    S1, Ep4 Judi Dench and Richard Eyre

    For #WorldBookDay, the day of Shakespeare’s birth, here's actress Judi Dench talking about her Shakespearean work and celebrating her album of great speeches, Exits and Entrances. The event is chaired by the great director Richard Eyre.

    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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