In this wide-ranging one hour conversation with the very smart and very charming author of The Fry Chronicles, we discuss everything from language to education to British moral standards to the sounds of fax machines. And apparently, we’re the only program that had the guts to ask this noted Apple acolyte about Foxconn.
Also huffduffed as…
Robert McCrum is the associate editor of The Observer (London) and co-author of the bestseller The Story of English, a history of the English language, that went on to be adapted into an Emmy Award-winning nine-part PBS television series. He is the author of six works of fiction, including In the Secret State and Mainland. Among his nonfiction books are the acclaimed biography Wodehouse: A Life and the memoir My Year Off: Recovering Life after a Stroke. In Globish, McCrum argues, "that a seismic shift in the foundations of our lingua franca has transformed [British and American English] from an expression of Anglo-American cultural sovereignty into a supra-national phenomenon, with its own powerful inner dynamic." (recorded 6/10/2010)
Joe Swanberg returns to The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk making his new film Drinking Buddies, star Olivia Wilde’s dangerous moment at a brewery, how his moviemaking goals have shifted and more.
http://www.stephenfry.com/media/audio/109/series-2-episode-3--language/ Stephen Fry discusses his language. This is a podcast version of the blog.