April Podcast: Greece with Yanis Varoufakis, Owen Jones, Alex Andreou and Caroline Alexander
We’re taking you to Greece in this month’s podcast and also on another journey through time. Yanis Varoufakis talks with Owen Jones about his life as an activist, his arrests on the picket line and his own father’s struggles with oppresive rule that led to imprisonment in a concentration camp. Alex Andreou, winner of the inaugural Jane Grigson Trust Award, brings food and memory into the studio as we talk about childhood favourites, what real Greek food is and how caring for his mother has brought Greek culture and food flooding back into his writing. Finally we head to the British Museum with Caroline Alexander to look at Greek antiquity and the age of Homer. Why did she want to write a new translation of the Iliad and what can we learn today from this ancient text?
The nearest thing to a time machine is this week’s Vintage Podcast.
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