The Hay Festival launches free podcasts — with literary greats such as Norman Mailer, Harold Pinter and Ted Hughes among the first available.
Marshall Chilton writes:
One of the curious benefits of the digital age is that it allows access to past treasures of culture. [. . .]
In a free weekly podcast which you can subscribe to using iTunes you can listen to some stirring past talks. The first 23 will include writers Seamus Heaney, Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Harold Pinter, Nadime Gordimer and Ted Hughes.
Former USA president Jimmy Carter is included, and Desmond Tutu. If you want something more lighthearted, there is Catherine Tate. If you want heavyweight, there is Norman Mailer talking about Hemingway and Muhammed Ali.
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