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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.


Free Thinking - The Green Man. George Monbiot.

March 23rd, 2016

Episode 1119 of 1341 episodes

Rana Mitter considers the myth of the Green Man and our relationship to Nature, talking to George Monbiot, writing at the interface of politics, equality and nature, Nina Lyon whose exploration of Green Man rising takes her from Wales to London and american novelist Charlie Jane Anders whose sci-fi story takes in wicca magic and technological uber-geekiness. Joining them in the studio, Kate Maltby, expert in renaissance literature and political commentator. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders is out now. Uprooted: On The Trail of the Green Man by Nina Lyon is out now. How Did We Get Into This Mess? by George Monbiot is out April 22nd. Producer: Jacqueline Smith

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