In this episode, Andrew speaks to critically acclaimed novelist Ian McEwan about what he believes, from novels as a conversation through the generations, tolerance, empathy, freedom, pleasure, being each other, and enlarging our sympathies.
This absolute delight of an episode takes us from a trainwreck of an introduction, to a whirlwind conversation with guest Heidi Cullip, within which we discuss the merits of English sparkling wine, why no one wants to see your dick pic, and just how much we hate Briony Tallis.Find Heidi at heidionthelees.co.ukLearn more at YOWpod.com and support us on Patreon to unlock exclusive content!Follow Your Own Words on Twitter @YOWpod and and Instagram @YOWpod, and join the discussion in our Facebook group. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The country’s most prolific and celebrated novelist reflects upon a life in literature.Since his rise to literary acclaim almost forty years ago for the dazzlingly grotesque short stories that earned him the moniker “Ian Macabre”, to his present-day voyages into the uncharted territories of climate change and Artificial Intelligence, one thing has remained consistent across Ian McEwan’s astonishing oeuvre: the exacting precision with which he can simultaneously dissect both the mysteries of the human psyche and the tribulations of our age.With a gift for creating scenes of heart-stopping anxiety, from the kidnapping that opens A Child in Time to Enduring Love’s iconic balloon ride gone wrong, drawing characters whose romantic longing and realistic flaws are recognisably our own, and exploring philosophical and moral ambiguities that speak to both to our time and to the great quandaries of life, Ian McEwan has proven himself time and again to be the foremost literary novelist of his generation.Whether you’re an aspiring novelist seeking to learn the craft from a veritable master of the form, a lifelong reader of his seminal novels, or simply intrigued to hear from one of the most exciting cultural figures working in any field or discipline, this is an unmissable opportunity to look inside the imagination of an author of the first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode the boys tackle Ian McEwan's Amsterdam, a story of obsession, friendship, and, most importantly, music. They discuss whether or not McEwan's craft is a little too tidy; what constitutes middlebrow art; and who the best (and worst) members of the Beatles are. Theme Music: "Shostakovich," by Mucca Pazza.
Lawrence joins novelist Ian McEwan (Atonement, Machines Like Me) at his home in London to discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from storytelling and censorship to artificial intelligence and Brexit. His latest book (The Cockroach) is a Kafkaesque, political satire in which a cockroach is transformed into the prime minister of England. See the commercial-free, full HD videos of all episodes at www.patreon.com/originspodcast immediately upon their release. And please consider supporting the podcast by donating to the Origins Project Foundation www.originsprojectfoundation.org Twitter: @TheOriginsPod Instagram: @TheOriginsPod Facebook: @TheOriginsPod Website: https://theoriginspodcast.com
Episode 006 - Ian McEwan, ON CHESIL BEACH (recorded live, June 2007)
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Guest author Ian McEwan with his novel, On Chesil Beach. The Chuckanut Radio Players present a new episode of The Bellingham Bean.Musical guest, Walrus and Bellingham Youth Jazz Band. Alan Rhodes with a slice of life essay.Poet Chad Helder.Announcer, Rich Donnelly and hosts, Chuck and Dee Robinson
In this episode of the Bibliographer Podcast, I discuss the long list of Ian McEwan's books I've read, the two most recent which I've got on my shelf but am yet to finish, his beautiful writing style, and which of his novels are my favourite.Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesmalstonFollow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/thebibliographerimage credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_McEwan#/media/File:Salon_du_livre_de_Paris_2011_-_Ian_McEwan_-_003.jpg
We’re ripping up the rules and venturing away from non-fiction this week. The wonderful Ian McEwan is here to chat through the themes of his latest novel, ‘Machines Like Me’. Ian talks about artificial intelligence, moral dilemmas and what really makes us human.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.