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

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

    S6, Bonus Episode - A Child's Christmas in Wales, Hanan Issa responds to Dylan Thomas

    S6, Bonus Episode - A Child's Christmas in Wales, Hanan Issa responds to Dylan Thomas

    A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas became an instant classic when he recorded it on vinyl in 1952. Snow falls gently, anticipation fills the air, and Thomas' lyrical account of his childhood Christmases in a small Welsh town comes to life with humour and wit. Seventy years on and with the support of Literature Wales, Hay Festival has commissioned Wales’ National Poet Hanan Issa to offer her own contemporary response to the famous work. Enjoy...

    Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or TikTok @hayfestival #ImagineTheWorld

    S6, Ep16 Janina Ramirez on sleeping on command, artefacts, and burial plans

    S6, Ep16 Janina Ramirez on sleeping on command, artefacts, and burial plans

    Broadcaster and historian Janina Ramirez talks to Kavita Puri about reappraising women’s roles in medieval history with her new book Femina. She then joins Poppy Evans for a chat about life outside of work, including an elaborate burial plan to confuse future archaeologists.

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    S6, Ep15 Onjali Q Raúf on nostalgia, volunteering and seeking a better world

    S6, Ep15 Onjali Q Raúf on nostalgia, volunteering and seeking a better world

    Children’s author and activist Onjali Q Raúf talks about the inspirations behind her bestselling books and her work with refugees as well as reminiscing about childhood with Poppy Evans.

    Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or TikTok @hayfestival #ImagineTheWorld

    S6, Ep14 Jim Al-Khalili on teaching, technology and science in everyday life

    S6, Ep14 Jim Al-Khalili on teaching, technology and science in everyday life

    Physicist Jim Al-Khalili discusses his guide to leading a more rational life The Joy of Science with Glyn Morgan, before chatting to Poppy Evans about teaching, technology and his everyday life.

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    S6, Ep13 Rebecca Mead on swimming, work ethics and profiling Margaret Atwood

    S6, Ep13 Rebecca Mead on swimming, work ethics and profiling Margaret Atwood

    Rebecca Mead’s reflection of leaving America to return to her native land, Home/Land raises poignant questions about place. She discusses these with lawyer Philippe Sands, before joining Poppy Evans backstage to talk about culture, swimming and shadowing Margaret Atwood after the 2016 election.

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    Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or TikTok @hayfestival #ImagineTheWorld

    S6, Ep12 Damon Galgut on his 2021 Man Booker Prize winner The Promise

    S6, Ep12 Damon Galgut on his 2021 Man Booker Prize winner The Promise

    Damon Galgut’s 2021 Booker Prize-winning novel charts a country in transition and a family in crisis. He discusses The Promise with author Elizabeth Day, as well as talking to Poppy Evans about everyday observations and rituals.

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    Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at publicity@hayfestival.org or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or TikTok @hayfestival #ImagineTheWorld

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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