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Jewish identity

this evening (thursday 5th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3 

jewish identity in 2020 (in the free thinking series) (presented by matthew sweet, with guests • howard jacobson, • bari weiss, • hadley freeman, and • jonathan freedland)

“Guests at this year’s Jewish Book Week talk about anti-Semitism, the Jewish novel, and tracing Jewish family history.”


LW: Max Levitas

yesterday evening (sunday 18th), 8.40-8.46pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 4.11pm friday)
last word (obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister) includes …

Max Levitas was a Jewish communist campaigner who fought Oswald Moseley’s fascist blackshirts at the Battle of Cable Street in 1936.
Born 1 June 1915; died 2 November 2018, aged 103.”

including interview with …
• broadcaster and writer matthew sweet

SoC: Bernstein 100

tomorrow afternoon (saturday 25th), 3.00pm-4.00pm, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by matthew sweet) (in the sound of cinema series) includes …

“As part of the Bernstein centenary celebrations, Matthew Sweet looks at music for the films of Elia Kazan including Bernstein’s score for On The Waterfront.”

FT: Deborah Lipstadt

last tuesday evening (24th january), 10.28-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
free thinking (presented by matthew sweet) concludes with…

“• Deborah Lipstadt, the American historian who took on the Holocaust denier David Irving in a landmark court case, discusses its retelling in Denial.”


Saul Bellow’s Herzog

tomorrow evening (wednesday 10th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
landmark: saul bellow’s herzog (presented by matthew sweet) (with readings by kerry shale) (in the free thinking series), with studio guests • martin amiszachary leadersarah churchwell (more…)

Free thinking: language

tomorrow evening (tuesday 23rd), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
language with steven pinker and will self (in the free thinking series) (more…)

David Grossman: Falling Out of Time

tomororow evening (tuesday 11th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
free thinking: david grossman

David Grossman‘s new book Falling Out of Time mixes poetry, drama and fiction to explore the emotion of grief and loss. His own son died in 2006.
He is also the author of non fiction books including Death as a Way of Life: From Oslo to the Geneva Agreement. When he was in London for Jewish Book Week, Free Thinking invited him to join Matthew Sweet in the studio to discuss his new book, its place in his work as a whole and the part he hopes it can play in the discourse about Israel today.”

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