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Erica Jong. Richard Jones. Ben Bernanke

October 29th, 2015

Episode 1040 of 1341 episodes

Erica Jong has followed her book "Fear of Flying" with "Fear of Dying". She talks to Philip Dodd about feminism and ageing. Richard Jones discusses Eugene O'Neill's 1922 drama The Hairy Ape - which stars Bertie Carvel as the ship labourer trying to find a way to belong in the divided society of New York. Ben Bernanke, former chair of the US Federal Reserve, has a more contemporary view of the divide between rich and poor in New York. The Hairy Ape is at The Old Vic Theatre in London from October 17th to November 21st. Erica Jong's latest book is called Fear of Dying. Ben Bernanke's book is called The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath

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