Southbank Centre: Think Aloud

by Southbank Centre: Artists, Thinkers, Writers

Southbank Centre: Think Aloud
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 20
  • Last: 10 Mar 2018
Some of the biggest and most influential names in modern literature, art, music and performance share their stories, thoughts and ideas. In this podcast you'll hear us in conversation with the people shaping arts and culture today. Southbank Centre is home to Royal Festival hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the National Poetry Library. Our podcasts reflect our richly diverse events, exhibitions and festivals programme featuring artists and thinkers from around the world.

Episodes (20)

  • Ruby Wax: How to Be Human: The Manual
    Ruby Wax: How to Be Human: The Manual
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    Published: 10 Mar 2018 Duration: 40:46
    In this podcast, Ruby Wax talks about her book How to be Human: The Manual written with insights from a Monk and a neuroscientist, it’s a new and very original take on mindfulness. "Wind and worry feel the same to me, so I don't know whethe... Read more →
    In this podcast, Ruby Wax talks about her book How to be Human: The Manual written with insights from a Monk and a neuroscientist, it’s a new and very original take on mindfulness. "Wind and worry feel the same to me, so I don't know whethe... Read more →

  • The Wonder Down Under
    The Wonder Down Under
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    Published: 10 Mar 2018 Duration: 30:53
    Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl, Oslo-based medical students, educators in sexual health and founders of the blog The Genital Area explore everything from female erections (yes - it’s a thing) and tips for the top orgasm You can hear... Read more →
    Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl, Oslo-based medical students, educators in sexual health and founders of the blog The Genital Area explore everything from female erections (yes - it’s a thing) and tips for the top orgasm You can hear... Read more →

  • In the Line of Fire: Women politicians and online abuse
    In the Line of Fire: Women politicians and online abuse
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    Published: 10 Mar 2018 Duration: 23:32
    *WARNING: This podcast contains references and language that some may find offensive.* Online abuse cuts across party lines, affecting women from across the political spectrum. Why have threats of death, rape and other violence have become ... Read more →
    *WARNING: This podcast contains references and language that some may find offensive.* Online abuse cuts across party lines, affecting women from across the political spectrum. Why have threats of death, rape and other violence have become ... Read more →

  • Power, Purpose And Progress
    Power, Purpose And Progress
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    Published: 9 Mar 2018 Duration: 20:04
    Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre and festival founder, opened WOW with keynotes from women changing the system. Hear Helena Morrissey, on why there's no point 'leaning in' when the patriarchal system is no longer fit for pu... Read more →
    Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre and festival founder, opened WOW with keynotes from women changing the system. Hear Helena Morrissey, on why there's no point 'leaning in' when the patriarchal system is no longer fit for pu... Read more →

  • Agents Of Change: Vanessa Kingori and Vicky Featherstone
    Agents Of Change: Vanessa Kingori and Vicky Featherstone
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    Published: 8 Mar 2018 Duration: 39:00
    As Women of the World festival 2018 kicks off, Vanessa Kingori, Publishing Director at Vogue UK, and Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of Royal Court Theatre, sit down with Jude Kelly to ask if change is actually possible in the creativ... Read more →
    As Women of the World festival 2018 kicks off, Vanessa Kingori, Publishing Director at Vogue UK, and Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of Royal Court Theatre, sit down with Jude Kelly to ask if change is actually possible in the creativ... Read more →

  • Inside the head of Terry Gillingham
    Inside the head of Terry Gillingham
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 36:43
    Terry Gilliam​: screenwriter, film director, animator, comedian, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe appeared at London Literature Festival in October 2015 where he was interviewed by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz. He discuss... Read more →
    Terry Gilliam​: screenwriter, film director, animator, comedian, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe appeared at London Literature Festival in October 2015 where he was interviewed by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz. He discuss... Read more →

  • Alan Hollinghurst: The Sparsholt Affair
    Alan Hollinghurst: The Sparsholt Affair
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 37:15
    Hear from Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst as he discusses his latest novel, The Sparsholt Affair and reflects candidly on the new-found freedom and openness in the gay scene in recent decades, and what obstacles still need... Read more →
    Hear from Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst as he discusses his latest novel, The Sparsholt Affair and reflects candidly on the new-found freedom and openness in the gay scene in recent decades, and what obstacles still need... Read more →

  • Robert Webb: How Not To Be A Boy
    Robert Webb: How Not To Be A Boy
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    Published: 27 Nov 2017 Duration: 33:12
    Join award-winning comedian, author and lifelong male Robert Webb for a frank and funny conversation about not living by the rules of masculinity. "Would it surprise you to hear that I'm a virgin?' she said 'I won't say I'm surprised, I won... Read more →
    Join award-winning comedian, author and lifelong male Robert Webb for a frank and funny conversation about not living by the rules of masculinity. "Would it surprise you to hear that I'm a virgin?' she said 'I won't say I'm surprised, I won... Read more →

  • Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey Into Manhood
    Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey Into Manhood
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    Published: 26 Nov 2017 Duration: 24:11
    Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. He is the author or editor of 13 books, including his critically-acclaimed autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Jo... Read more →
    Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. He is the author or editor of 13 books, including his critically-acclaimed autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Jo... Read more →

  • The Many Fictions of William Boyd
    The Many Fictions of William Boyd
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    Published: 8 Nov 2017 Duration: 38:13
    William Boyd takes to the stage alone to talk about his life as a creator of many fictions, beginning with the publication of his first novel, A Good Man In Africa in 1981, and ending with the story of his fictional artist that fooled many,... Read more →
    William Boyd takes to the stage alone to talk about his life as a creator of many fictions, beginning with the publication of his first novel, A Good Man In Africa in 1981, and ending with the story of his fictional artist that fooled many,... Read more →

  • Goldie: All Things Remembered
    Goldie: All Things Remembered
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    Published: 25 Oct 2017 Duration: 29:03
    Goldie is an iconic figure whose contributions to the UK rave scene in the 1990s defined jungle. Now releasing a hard-hitting and intimate new memoir, Goldie talks candidly about his tumultuous life and career. "It's victimitus - playing th... Read more →
    Goldie is an iconic figure whose contributions to the UK rave scene in the 1990s defined jungle. Now releasing a hard-hitting and intimate new memoir, Goldie talks candidly about his tumultuous life and career. "It's victimitus - playing th... Read more →

  • Philip Pullman: La Belle Sauvage
    Philip Pullman: La Belle Sauvage
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    Published: 23 Oct 2017 Duration: 38:26
    Find out why Philip Pullman has returned to the realm of his trilogy, His Dark Materials. In this exclusive London launch of the highly anticipated La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One, Pullman reveals why he has come back to much-... Read more →
    Find out why Philip Pullman has returned to the realm of his trilogy, His Dark Materials. In this exclusive London launch of the highly anticipated La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One, Pullman reveals why he has come back to much-... Read more →

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton: What Happened
    Hillary Rodham Clinton: What Happened
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    Published: 11 Oct 2017 Duration: 42:03
    Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival presents Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first woman nominated for US president by a major party. In this candid interview with James Naughtie, she discusses her most personal memoir to date, What ... Read more →
    Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival presents Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first woman nominated for US president by a major party. In this candid interview with James Naughtie, she discusses her most personal memoir to date, What ... Read more →

  • Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Gaby Wood
    Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Gaby Wood
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    Published: 10 Oct 2017 Duration: 34:16
    Well known for novels such as Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, the MaddAddam Trilogy, and the Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood has been in the news recently due to the appearance of her international bestseller The Handmaid’s... Read more →
    Well known for novels such as Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, the MaddAddam Trilogy, and the Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood has been in the news recently due to the appearance of her international bestseller The Handmaid’s... Read more →

  • Vivienne Westwood: Get a Life
    Vivienne Westwood: Get a Life
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    Published: 3 Oct 2017 Duration: 22:49
    Iconic fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood spoke about her love of great literature in this keynote talk. "Every book you read is connected in some way." VIVIENNE WESTWOOD This talk explores Westwood’s life in culture and her in... Read more →
    Iconic fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood spoke about her love of great literature in this keynote talk. "Every book you read is connected in some way." VIVIENNE WESTWOOD This talk explores Westwood’s life in culture and her in... Read more →

  • Teju Cole: Blind Spot
    Teju Cole: Blind Spot
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    Published: 30 Aug 2017 Duration: 23:56
    Acclaimed author and photographer Teju Cole came to Southbank Centre to talk about his new book: Blind Spot. In this, he explores unexpected connections between the visual world and written word, and offers a guide to seeing in our troubled... Read more →
    Acclaimed author and photographer Teju Cole came to Southbank Centre to talk about his new book: Blind Spot. In this, he explores unexpected connections between the visual world and written word, and offers a guide to seeing in our troubled... Read more →

  • Zadie Smith: Swing Time
    Zadie Smith: Swing Time
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    Published: 31 Jul 2017 Duration: 32:49
    Zadie Smith: one of the most influential authors of the 21st century came to Southbank Centre to talk about her new novel 'Swing Time', the inspiration behind her characters and reflected on the thought process of being a writer. "I think a... Read more →
    Zadie Smith: one of the most influential authors of the 21st century came to Southbank Centre to talk about her new novel 'Swing Time', the inspiration behind her characters and reflected on the thought process of being a writer. "I think a... Read more →

  • Naomi Klein: No Is Not Enough
    Naomi Klein: No Is Not Enough
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    Published: 24 Jul 2017 Duration: 21:17
    In an exclusive London event, internationally acclaimed journalist, activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein, delivered a keynote talk on the surreal political upheavals of recent months and discussed the art of resistance in a time of T... Read more →
    In an exclusive London event, internationally acclaimed journalist, activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein, delivered a keynote talk on the surreal political upheavals of recent months and discussed the art of resistance in a time of T... Read more →

  • Angela Davis: women, race and class in the post-Trump era
    Angela Davis: women, race and class in the post-Trump era
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    Published: 14 Mar 2017 Duration: 01:12:07
    This is an interview from WOW - Women Of The World Festival, 2017, at London's Southbank Centre. Angela Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the USA and beyond. A writer, scholar, teacher... Read more →
    This is an interview from WOW - Women Of The World Festival, 2017, at London's Southbank Centre. Angela Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the USA and beyond. A writer, scholar, teacher... Read more →

  • Kazuo Ishiguro with David Mitchell
    Kazuo Ishiguro with David Mitchell
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    Published: 18 Mar 2016 Duration: 31:29
    Two world-renowned authors: Nobel prize winning Kazuo Ishiguro and novelist, David Mitchell appear together for the first time in an intimate exploration of the writing process.
    Two world-renowned authors: Nobel prize winning Kazuo Ishiguro and novelist, David Mitchell appear together for the first time in an intimate exploration of the writing process.

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