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Susannah Cahalan, Martin Andersen and Ryan Mosley

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16 February 2020

Episode 554

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Photo: Ryan Mosely

We meet author Susannah Cahalan whose new book, ‘The Great Pretender’, unpacks the complicated history of the treatment of the mentally ill. Plus: photographer Martin Andersen on his photos that capture his love of Tottenham Hotspur football club and painter Ryan Mosley discusses his participation in a new group show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery.

16 February 2020

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Susannah Cahalan

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Author Susannah Cahalan’s first book, ‘Brain on Fire’, recounted her troubles with mental illness after a brain infection. She joins us to discuss her return to the subject, exploring the history of mental health treatment in ‘The Great Pretender’.

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Chapter 2: Martin Andersen

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Photographer Martin Andersen’s new book, ‘Can’t Smile Without You’ sees him turn his lens on Tottenham Hotspur fans. He sits down with Tom Edwards to talk through his life-long love of the beautiful game.

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Ryan Mosley

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‘Radical Figures’ is a new survey of contemporary figurative painting at London’s Whitechapel Gallery. Artist Ryan Mosley unpacks painting’s renewed popularity and where his work fits into the show.

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