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On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

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On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

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Fantastic!

By Christina Caudill - Sep 22 2019
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Loved the episode Etonians, an excellent and scathing insight into UK political leaders.

Excellent

By postvacuous - Apr 28 2012
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It's difficult to find high-quality podcasts that are engaging, relevant and don't pander to the lowest common denominator. While I often find myself fiercely opposed to the political or cultural positions taken by the LRB lecturers, the podcast is always insightful, interesting and erudite. Good show, LRB, and thank you.

iTunes Ratings

80 Ratings
Average Ratings
60
11
2
1
6

Fantastic!

By Christina Caudill - Sep 22 2019
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Loved the episode Etonians, an excellent and scathing insight into UK political leaders.

Excellent

By postvacuous - Apr 28 2012
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It's difficult to find high-quality podcasts that are engaging, relevant and don't pander to the lowest common denominator. While I often find myself fiercely opposed to the political or cultural positions taken by the LRB lecturers, the podcast is always insightful, interesting and erudite. Good show, LRB, and thank you.

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The LRB Podcast

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On the LRB Podcast you'll find recent (and not so recent) pieces read by the author; our 'Close Reading’ series, in which Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider 20th century poets through the lens of the pieces written about them in the LRB; and a range of other conversations on topics and writers covered in the paper.

Naomi Klein: Let Them Drown

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Naomi Klein examines how Edward Said’s ideas of racial hierarchy, including Orientalism, have long been the silent partners to climate change.

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Jun 01 2016

1hr 27mins

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Mary Beard: From Medusa to Merkel

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Mary Beard delivers her lecture ‘Women in Power’ at the British Museum.

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Mar 16 2017

1hr 13mins

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Andrew O’Hagan on the art of terrible writing about sex. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 18 2012

13mins

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Close Reading: Auden Anxieties

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of W. H. Auden with reference to pieces from the LRB.

You can find a reading list of pieces mentioned in this episode (and more) here: https://lrb.me/audenpod

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Aug 29 2017

1hr 7mins

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In Conversation: Long-Form Essays in the Digital Age

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Mary-Kay Wilmers, Andrew O’Hagan and Ben Eastham talk to Sarah Howe about ‘Long-Form Essays in the Digital Age’.

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Aug 11 2016

46mins

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In Conversation: On John Berger

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To mark John Berger’s 90th birthday, the London Review Bookshop and Verso Books organised a discussion of his work with Mike Dibb, Yasmin Gunaratnam and Tom Overton, hosted by Gareth Evans.

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Jan 04 2017

1hr 18mins

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Trump is the Boot Man: Adam Shatz talks to Wallace Shawn

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Writer and actor Wallace Shawn talks to Adam Shatz about ‘the thin line between entertainment and cruelty’ in the age of Trump.

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Aug 16 2017

59mins

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Close Reading: Looking at Larkin

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of Philip Larkin, drawing on articles from our archive by contributors including Alan Bennett, Barbara Everett and John Bayley.

You can find a reading list of pieces mentioned in this episode, and more, here: https://lrb.me/larkinpod

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May 10 2017

1hr

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Frances Stonor Saunders: Where on Earth are you?

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Frances Stonor Saunders examines the crossing of borders, in her LRB Winter Lecture delivered at the British Museum.

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Mar 03 2016

55mins

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Alan Bennett: Diary for 2016

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Alan Bennett reads his diary for 2016.

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Jan 05 2017

31mins

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Julian Barnes: Selfie with ‘Sunflowers’

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Julian Barnes on Van Gogh.

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Jul 29 2015

22mins

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Alan Bennett: What I Did in 2015

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Alan Bennett works the line, in his LRB Diary for 2015.

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Jan 07 2016

25mins

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Anne Enright: The Genesis of Blame

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Anne Enright delivers her Winter Lecture on the corruptions of the Adam and Eve story in her LRB Winter Lecture, delivered at the British Museum.

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Feb 28 2018

36mins

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The Killing of Osama bin Laden: Seymour Hersh talks to Christian Lorentzen

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Seymour Hersh talks to Christian Lorentzen about his pieces for the LRB, collected in a new book, The Killing of Osama bin Laden.

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May 20 2015

43mins

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James Meek: Robin Hood in a Time of Austerity

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James Meek asks how, in a time of austerity economics, we define the robber and the robbed, in his LRB Winter Lecture delivered at the British Museum.

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Feb 18 2016

1hr 22mins

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Alan Bennett: Diary for 2018

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Alan Bennett puts on a new play and finds himself on someone’s arm, in his 2018 diary.

Read more by Alan Bennett in the LRB: https://lrb.me/bennettpod

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Jan 03 2019

1hr 2mins

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Andrew O'Hagan: At Tottenham Court Road

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Andrew O'Hagan crosses the road.

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Sep 23 2015

13mins

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Hal Foster: Robert Rauschenberg

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Hal Foster reviews the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition at Tate Modern.

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Dec 01 2016

17mins

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Close Reading: Uneven Stevens

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford look at that great poet of winter and snow, Wallace Stevens, and the pieces about him in the LRB archive: his anecdote-proof life, the capitalist economy of his imagination, and his all-American poetry of precise abstraction.

You can find a reading list of pieces mentioned in this episode here: https://lrb.me/stevenspod

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Dec 21 2018

59mins

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Talking Politics: Mary Beard talks to David Runciman

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In the first of our ongoing and occasional collaboration with the Talking Politics podcast, David Runciman talks to Mary Beard about women in power.

Read Mary Beard in the LRB: https://lrb.me/beardpod

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Feb 28 2017

47mins

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The LRB at 40: Jeremy Harding, Adam Shatz and Nikita Lalwani

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In the last of a series of events marking the LRB's 40th anniversary, Jeremy Harding and Adam Shatz talk to Nikita Lalwani about their work for the paper, with a focus on North Africa and the Middle East.

Due to some problems with the audio recording, this is a slightly abridged version of the event.

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Nov 07 2019

1hr 8mins

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The LRB at 40: Nell Dunn, Tessa Hadley and Joanna Biggs on women in fiction

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As part of a series of events marking the LRB's 40th anniversary, Nell Dunn and Tessa Hadley talk to Joanna Biggs, one of the LRB's editors, about fictional representations of women’s everyday lives.

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Tessa Hadley

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Nov 05 2019

53mins

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The LRB at 40: Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair on London

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As part of our series of events marking the 40th anniversary of the LRB, longtime contributors Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair talked to the LRB’s digital editor, Sam Kinchin-Smith, about London, through the lens of pieces they've written for the paper.

Read more by Rosemary Hill in the LRB: lrb.me/hillpod

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Oct 31 2019

1hr 18mins

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The LRB at 40: Katrina Forrester and William Davies on the crisis of liberalism

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As part of our series of events marking the LRB's 40th anniversary, Katrina Forrester and William Davies discuss political crisis, and in particular the crisis of liberalism, through the lens of pieces they've written for the paper.


Read more by Katrina Forrester in the LRB: https://lrb.me/forresterpod

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Oct 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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The LRB at 40: Mary-Kay Wilmers, Alan Bennett, Andrew O'Hagan, John Lanchester and Sheng Yun

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the London Review of Books, and mark the publication of The London Review of Books: An Incomplete History, the LRB’s editor, Mary-Kay Wilmers, along with Alan Bennett, Andrew O’Hagan, John Lanchester and Sheng Yun, talk to LRB publisher Nicholas Spice about the history and character of the paper.

The London Review of Books: An Incomplete History is available to buy on the LRB store:https://lrb.me/storepod


Read more Alan Bennett in the LRB here: https;//lrb.me/bennettpod

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Oct 11 2019

1hr 30mins

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Bee Wilson: Mmmm, chicken nuggets

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Bee Wilson on eating out in late Victorian London.

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Sep 23 2019

24mins

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James Wood: These Etonians

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James Wood recalls his time at the college, with David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and others.

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Aug 29 2019

28mins

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Close Reading: Lowell Studies

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In the concluding episode of their acclaimed series, Seamus Perry and Mark Ford confront Robert Lowell: the Boston Brahmin for whom poetry trumped every other consideration, and whose Cold War ‘confessionalism’ came to exemplify a generation of Americans’ collective trauma; the poet who changed everything, but whose star has somehow fallen. But, Perry and Ford conclude, it will – like this podcast, we hope – rise again.

Articles mentioned in this episode:

Karl Miller on some names for Robert Lowell (1983): https://lrb.me/millerlowellpod

John Bayley on Lowellship (1987): https://lrb.me/bayleylowellpod

Michael Hofmann: Read Robert Lowell! (2003): https://lrb.me/hofmannlowellpod

Frank Kermode on Lowell's letters (2005): https://lrb.me/kermodelowellpod

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Aug 20 2019

1hr 5mins

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Andrew O'Hagan: The Lagerfeld Fandango

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Andrew O'Hagan goes to the fashion designer's memorial at the Grand Palais in Paris.

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Aug 02 2019

11mins

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Mary Wellesley: 'This place is pryson'

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Mary Wellesley looks inside the cell of a medieval anchorite, and considers why so many women shut themselves away to devote themselves to prayer and contemplation, and what their lives were like.


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Jun 12 2019

25mins

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Close Reading: Heaney Overheard

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the work of Seamus Heaney.

You can find a reading list for this podcast, featuring poems and pieces by Heaney and essays about his work from the LRB archive, here: https://lrb.me/heaneypod

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May 30 2019

1hr

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Colm Tóibín: ‘It’s curable,’ he said

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‘Instead of shaking all over, I read the newspapers. I listened to the radio. I had my lunch.’ Colm Tóibín reads his account of being treated for cancer.

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Apr 17 2019

48mins

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Close Reading: Plathologies

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Mark Ford, Seamus Perry and Joanna Biggs consider the balance of biography and mythology in Plath’s work, situating her as a transatlantic, expressionist poet of the Cold War.

You can find a reading list of pieces mentioned in this episode here: https://lrb.me/plathpod

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Mar 05 2019

1hr 6mins

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Alan Bennett: Diary for 2018

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Alan Bennett puts on a new play and finds himself on someone’s arm, in his 2018 diary.

Read more by Alan Bennett in the LRB: https://lrb.me/bennettpod

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Jan 03 2019

1hr 2mins

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Close Reading: Uneven Stevens

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford look at that great poet of winter and snow, Wallace Stevens, and the pieces about him in the LRB archive: his anecdote-proof life, the capitalist economy of his imagination, and his all-American poetry of precise abstraction.

You can find a reading list of pieces mentioned in this episode here: https://lrb.me/stevenspod

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Dec 21 2018

59mins

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Close Reading: Housmania

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the life and work of Worcestershire lad and old-type natural fouled-up guy, A.E. Housman, through a lens of the pieces written about him in the LRB archive.

You can find a reading list of pieces mentioned in this episode here: https://lrb.me/housmanpod

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Oct 02 2018

59mins

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Close Reading: The Idea of Stevie

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford consider the life and work of Stevie Smith, ‘an eccentric poet with a tenacious reputation,’ through a lens of the pieces written about her in the LRB archive.

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Aug 16 2018

59mins

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Close Reading: Hardy’s neutral tones

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Seamus Perry and Mark Ford discuss the poetry of Thomas Hardy in the latest in their series of discussions on 20th century poets.

You can find a reading list of pieces mentioned in this episode here: https://lrb.me/hardypod

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Jun 26 2018

59mins

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Rosemary Hill: The Dress in Your Head

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Rosemary Hill explores frock consciousness in life and literature in her LRB Winter Lecture, delivered at the British Museum.

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Mar 27 2018

47mins

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Linda Colley: The Problem with Winning

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Linda Colley argues that the prospect of Brexit makes history more important than ever in her LRB Winter Lecture, delivered at the British Museum.

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Mar 14 2018

47mins

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