The Hedgehog and the Fox
Marina Frolova-Walker: Russianness in music
Juliana Adelman on the Beasts of Dublin
Nineteenth-century Dublin was a city full of beasts: horses, pigs, cattle, sheep, dogs... all living in close proximity to the human residents. Historian Juliana Adelman describes the city thronged with beasts and explains why animals were often at the centre of Dubliners' heated debates about the kind of city they wanted to live in – and what that meant for the animals.
Conversations with Publishers: Margo Irvin, Stanford University Press
In this new episode in the Conversations with Publishers series, my guest is Margo Irvin, who’s an editor at Stanford University Press, where she’s been commissioning history and Jewish studies for the past five years.
Jennifer Howard: Clutter: An Untidy History
In this episode, we delve deep into clutter with Jennifer Howard, author of a recent book entitled Clutter: An Untidy History. This book is for you if you have a closet that will no longer close because it is so crammed with clothes, or a garage piled with boxes you keep meaning to sort, or a storage unit that you pay for every month without having an exit strategy. Maybe it’s especially for you if you have an older relative with a house piled high with belongings that you know they will never get rid of and you have a growing sense of dread that one day you are going to have to roll your sleeves up and tackle it... Jennifer talks about her own experience of clearing her mother's house and, more broadly, why we seem to have an increasingly vexed relationship with our (many) possessions.