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The Oldie magazine’s podcast featuring discussion and debate around the lead features in the latest magazine, plus live recordings from our famous Literary Lunches. Presented by Harry Mount.

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The Oldie magazine’s podcast featuring discussion and debate around the lead features in the latest magazine, plus live recordings from our famous Literary Lunches. Presented by Harry Mount.

    William Wordsworth at 250

    William Wordsworth at 250

    The Oldie's Ferdie Rous talks to author and journalist, Frances Wilson, about Wordsworth's idyllic home in the Lake District, his remarkably intense relationship with his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth, and why he was known as the pedestrian poet

    • 25 min
    Ed West: 'All conservatives are pessimists'

    Ed West: 'All conservatives are pessimists'

    The Oldie's Ferdie Rous talks to Ed West, the Deputy editor of UnHerd and son of Oldie columnist Mary Kenny, about why all conservatives are pessimists and why men are guided by women in politics

    • 30 min
    Does Homer really matter?

    Does Homer really matter?

    Oxford University recently announced that Homer’s Iliad would be dropped from its Classics syllabus.
     
    Ferdie Rous speaks to Harry Mount, Oldie editor and author of Amo, Amas, Amat… And All That, who studied classics at Oxford, and James Pembroke, The Oldie’s publisher, and a fellow classics enthusiast.

    • 20 min
    50 years on Fleet Street – Mary Kenny

    50 years on Fleet Street – Mary Kenny

    Mary Kenny, one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement, talks to The Oldie’s Ferdie Rous about her fifty years on Fleet Street, gender and Ireland's Brexit moment.

    • 36 min
    Sinclair McKay describes the horror of the Dresden firebombing

    Sinclair McKay describes the horror of the Dresden firebombing

    At the Oldie's February lunch, Sinclair McKay spoke about his new book, Dresden: the Fire and the Darkness.

    • 15 min
    Dan Cruickshank – a Londoner through and through

    Dan Cruickshank – a Londoner through and through

    Dan Cruickshank spoke about his new book, Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks, at the Oldie's February lunch.

    • 18 min

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