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Dr Martin Shaw, Matthias Orsett and Ben Myers

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29 March 2020

Episode 560

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We take a look at the roots of narrative as we meet master storyteller and mythologist Dr Martin Shaw. Plus, we reflect on a fertile time for experimental music with the man behind a new compilation, Matthias Orsett, and we peek into the dark corners of culture with novelist Ben Myers.

29 March 2020

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Dr Martin Shaw

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Mythologist Dr Martin Shaw is a world-renowned storyteller and expert in folklore. He joins us to discuss his latest book and explain the enduring power of the oral tradition.

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Matthias Orsett

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The 1980s and 1990s were a fertile ground for a certain flavour of left-field synthpop-jazz experimentation in Switzerland. Matthias Orsett takes us through his latest compilation of the overlooked period.

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Ben Myers

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Novelist Ben Myers has made his literary home in the dark corners of the north of England. He explains why his latest work, ‘The Offing’, offered an uncharacteristic chink of light – and takes us through his cultural recommendations.

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