9 hours ago
Jan 6, 2012
One of the few podcasts I have listened to for many, many years (on and off for at least 5 or 6) has a week-long special on the written word. I thank Language Hat for his post reminding me to look into it. While it hasn't been mentioned in the podcast Melvin Bragg's newsletter has mentioned him running around the UK talking to people and it seems looking at unique books and wonders of the literary world. I honestly feel jealous. I would do this if I could. He sees the oldest bound book in the Western world. He sees Gutenberg Bible (although I have seen a copy at the New York Library).
If you enjoy reading listen to it. If you enjoy history listen to it. It will only be available for a short while.
Like this one? Listen to the weekly podcast on iTunes. Just search BBC In Our Time. Still listening to it so I'll write another post this weekend? We'll see.