Political commentator David Goodhart chats to Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson about his latest book, ‘Head, Hand, Heart’, in which he asks why manual and care work is so undervalued and whether that will change post-Covid.
Poet Lola Shoneyin chats to Idler Academy director Victoria Hull about her inspiration for Aké Festival, during which showcases the freshest and the most exciting literary voices from Africa and the African diaspora. Lola also performs a couple of poems.
Plus Mark Vernon offers philosophical comment on the week.
David Goodhart is the founding editor of Prospect magazine and one of the most distinctive voices on politics today. His book The Road to Somewhere was a Sunday Times bestseller and lauded as the book ‘likely to inform what a post-Brexit Britain might look like’ (Economist). He is currently head of the Demography Unit at the think tank Policy Exchange, and was previously director of the centre-left think tank Demos. Head, Hand, Heart: The Struggle for Dignity and Status in the 21st Century (Allen Lane) is his latest book.
Lola Shoneyin is a Nigerian poet, novelist and organiser of Aké Festival (22-25 October). Lola chooses for Aké the most important, the freshest and the most exciting voic…
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