we were on bbc radio 4
I got a text off someone yesterday saying ‘you were just on radio 4’ and I was like… oh yeah.
(I do not mean to sound like a dickhead when I say that, my POTS-head is just so burnt by the summer and general busyness that I forgot it was happening). A few weeks ago, Zakia Sewell came up to Liverpool to interview Zarina and myself for episode 4 of her BBC Radio 4 series on Taste. We spoke about TWP origins, the power of the critic, and taste as an institutional force versus a personal one. It was a really good chat but because of the aforementioned tiredness, I remember thinking ‘oh god I am speaking too slowly for the radio, all of this is gonna get cut out, none of it even makes sense’ but to my surprise I don’t sound THAT bad. Plus my tiredness is padded out by cleverness from other people – Zarina for one, and the two other people who Zakia spoke to on the same episode, Professor Dave O’Brien and Nathalie Olah. I need to go back and listen to the previous episodes now to get the full picture. I LOVE thinking about taste. I love writing through it. I love questioning it, and trying to dig down to see where love and hate and suspicion and intrigue are all coming from.
Full episode list https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001mt43/episodes/player (we are in number 4)
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and here’s one thing to my taste:
and something that’s not to my taste: