Listen to Will Self’s talk at the Writers’ Centre Norwich last Friday:
Listen to Will Self talking about pessimism in this New Statesman podcast.
Listen to Will Self discuss the legacy of Margaret Thatcher with Dominic Sandbrook, Selina Todd, Mark Littlewood, Peter Hitchens, Edith Hall and Edwina Currie in this Night Waves programme on Radio 3.
Will also talked about Thatcher on This Week on BBC1 (his contribution starts at about the 8min mark.)
There are four days left to listen to Will Self’s documentary on Prozac for BBC Radio 4, here.
Listen to Will Self on the Today programme talking about the work he’s done with the neuroscientist Hugo Spiers studying the role of the hippocampus in orientation. Will also makes an interesting analogy between this process and writing narrative.
For more details about the University College London research, go here.
Will Self broadcasts an imaginary archive of modernist radio and discusses the influence of modernism today.
In a secret laboratory underneath the BBC archive there is a small room containing a special machine. It’s a BBC prototype “RP-1 Ethermatic remitter”. An experimental machine designed to retrieve (“remit”) past radio signals back out of the air. Although partially successful during field trials in 1922 it was never made fully operational … until now.
Will Self’s latest A Point of View for Radio 4 (where the Guardian reports that he is about to be named as the station’s first writer in residence) focuses on urban planning and can be read here, or heard here.