April 13th, 2014
Episode 29 of 240 episodes
Today on Books+ we have a nineteenth-century story of a woman frustrated by her life and its restrictions - that's Flaubert's Madame Bovary; as well as a twenty-first-century story of a woman frustrated by her creative life and its restrictions - Siri Hustvedt's new novel The Blazing World. And then we have a change of pace and tone: poet, performer and writer for children, Steven Herrick. He often writes about loss and grief and the sheer awkwardness of being a kid. But he also knows how to make his audience laugh.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.