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What our presenters have said

Portrait of Jad Abumrad

It’s unstable music - huge masses of sound swirling endlessly like waves, and yet inside that flux there is a centre.

Portrait of Nayuka Gorrie

Black women have always resisted and spoken up. If you can't hear them, that's on you.

Portrait of Masha Gessen

Don't compromise.

Masha Gessen on Donald Trump and surviving autocracy

Folking Pun: Everyday Humour with Oslo Davis

What can cartoons convey that other artforms can’t? What’s the future of the gag cartoon? And where did he get the idea for venn diaphragms? Join consummate cartoonist Oslo Davis in conversation with David Astle for answers to these questions, and many weirder ones


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