Fear and Loathing

Fear And Loathing

Martha Nussbaum | Talking Politics

Interview  with the American moral philosopher Martha Nussbaum by the Cambridge  academic David Runciman. She explains her work on fear, frustration and  disgust and how it relates to contemporary politics, with particular  reference to Freud and Aristotle. Anger has two elements, she argues:  the constructive and retributive (39m17s)


In Sickness And In Health

I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife | Where Should We Begin

Therapist  Esther Perel counsels a married couple coping with the husband’s  diagnosis of early onset Parkinson’s disease. He’s at least ten years  younger than the average age for developing the condition, and his wife  struggles with the idea that she must become his carer sooner than  expected. Perel is a compelling presence, gentle and sharply probing at  the same time. The full, unfiltered session is anonymised for the  podcast, but listener discretion is advised — there is very occasional  PG-13 content in this series (45m47s)


Big Money Talks

Negative Mount Pleasant | Reply All

Mount  Pleasant in Wisconsin, a town of 26,000 people, is selected as the site  for a multibillion dollar Foxconn factory development as part of  Trump’s efforts to bring manufacturing jobs back to America. The town  officials are sworn to secrecy about the details and residents are left  in the dark. In this documentary, reporter Sruthi Pinnamaneni uncovers  uncomfortable tensions and disturbing facts about the huge subsidies  being paid to enact a political slogan (58m16s)


At The Movies

Widows | The Cinemile

For  each instalment of this podcast, husband and wife Dave and Cathy see a  film and then record their conversation about it on the walk home. In  this episode they strongly disagree about the new Steve McQueen heist  film Widows. It’s a charming and personal way to experience cultural  criticism (28m33s)


A Kind Of Flying

Piddler on the Roof | This American Life

Segment  from an episode of This American Life first published in 2012. Ron  Carlson reads his short story “The H Street Sledding Record”, a perfect,  thrilling tale of an expanding family’s evolving Christmas traditions (18m43s)

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