The second of Will Self’s takes on the general election for the Today programme can be heard here.
The absurdity of the general election
Will Self talks about the role of the absurd in the general election, and meets some of the heirs to Lord Sutch, here on Radio 4. He’ll be doing more of these reports for Today in the run-up to next week’s election.
Oxford literary festival
Listen to Will Self at the Oxford literary festival from 2007 here.
Broadcasting House: Psychogeography
A brief interview – starting around the 22nd minute – with Will Self about psychogeography on Radio 4’s Broadcasting House yesterday.
Jewish Book Week
Jason Solomons from the Guardian talks to Will Self about half-Jews and Jews on the margins – and explains why he believes that his American mother was a self-hating Jew. Listen to the Jewish Book Week podcast here.
Will Self kicks off a series of Lent Talks on Radio 4 on Wednesday February 24 at 8.45pm, reflecting on the relationship between art and spirituality.
There is also a version of Self’s talk in the New Statesman here.
How to live
There’s a lively Start the Week that Self took part in earlier in the week, whose guests included the geneticist Steve Jones, Montaigne biographer Sarah Bakewell and Charles Hazlewood. Listen to it here, or subscribe to the podcast here.
To listen to Self talking about WG Sebald on Nightwaves from January 11, try signing up to the Arts and Ideas podcast on the radio 3 website here.
Dubai to all that
Listen to Will Self arguing with Andrew Neil on the Today programme about the realities of Dubai and its economic situation.
Steve Wright in the Afternoon interview
To listen to Will Self talking to Steve Wright about Psycho Too, visit the BBC’s iplayer. It’s at the 2hr 32min mark and lasts for five minutes or so (available until Tuesday December 8).
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