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May 24, 2023

This episode is a short tribute to Martin Amis, who died of Oesophageal Cancer, only last Friday.

Apr 25, 2023

A late Easter message. Christianity and Humanism are words usually claimed, and guarded by, opposing parties. This episode reflects on the moment when Christianity and Humanism met, and when Christianity transcended its religious story by becoming uniquely human. This first appeared as an article in Issue 4...

Apr 11, 2023

Nelson and Jonathan continue their discussion of J. G. Ballard's novel 'Crash'. Pink Floyd get a mention, and Jonathan exposes for the whole world, one of Nelson's most closely guarded secrets. Now you're interested.

The music was composed and performed specially for these episodes by Jonathan Craig.

Mar 28, 2023

In 1973, J. G. Ballard published 'Crash', an orgy of a novel, which made an aesthetics of sex and violence. In what Ballard called an 'extreme metaphor', the car crash became the culmination of orgasm, celebrity worship, and nihilistic longing. Yes, well, quite. Who better to discuss this distasteful blemish...

Dec 15, 2022

Nelson discusses boredom, its causes and who they are. He reflects on the importance of furnishing your mind, and liking it.

The theme song 'Zaftik' was composed and performed by Nelson Rufatt.