Archive | February, 2009

Le Monde diplo site relaunched

The English-language edition of Le Monde diplomatique, for which I produce a monthly current affairs podcast featuring an in-depth interview with one of that month’s contributors, has just relaunched its website, and very smart it is too! I’m delighted to say that there is a podcast page, where all the podcasts are archived (click on […]

Continue Reading · 17 February, 2009 · history and politics, podcasts

23. Exploring the haunted city

Neil Gregor: Haunted City – Nuremberg and the Nazi Past “By the end of the war, Nuremberg had a reputation second to none as a Nazi town.” In this week’s podcast I talk to historian Neil Gregor about Germany’s often difficult process of coming to terms with the second world war in the decades that […]

Continue Reading · 13 February, 2009 · history and politics, podcasts

Consequences of Gaza

In Le Monde diplomatique‘s February podcast, I talk to Middle East expert and deputy director of the French edition of the paper, Alain Gresh. (more…)

Continue Reading · 12 February, 2009 · history and politics, podcasts

22. From barman to biographer

Rodge Glass – Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography In this week’s podcast, Rodge Glass tells me how, after his first disastrous meeting with Alasdair Gray in a bar in Glasgow, he later went on to be the writer’s student, amanuensis and eventually biographer. Rodge recalls how Gray (a self-described “fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glasgow […]

Continue Reading · 7 February, 2009 · biography and memoir, literature, podcasts