Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player


Final Heresy tonight

Thursday, 20 June 2013

  Tonight at 6.30pm (on Radio Four) is the last Heresy of the series. Guests are Katy Brand, Richard Osman and the Heresy founder himself, David Baddiel. It’s a very funny episode, I think, that also has some good and juicy serious argument in it.

  The received opinions for the guests to argue against are:

* CRACK COCAINE RUINED WHITNEY HOUSTON’S CAREER

* IT’S NOT ROMANTIC TO HAVE A PRE-NUP

* PAOLO DI CANIO SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE A FASCIST SALUTE.

  Hope you enjoy it if you listen. I’ve very much enjoyed having a go at producing Heresy, which I think has worked out all right - it feels like it’s been a great series, but that’s thanks mainly to our creative, funny and intellectually brave guests. And also thanks in no small measure to readers of this blog, who posted such excellent suggestions for received opinions, many of which we have used (including tonight!)

  Who knows, maybe we’ll do another one next year…

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Mary Jane at 9:01 pm on June 20th, 2013

Just wanted to say I thought the whole series was excellent! Very entertaining throughout with brilliant guests.
I don’t know what producing a radio show entails really, but whatever it is you’ve done a great job! Looking forward to more soon, I hope.


Hannah at 9:49 pm on June 20th, 2013

I was lucky enough to be in the audience for the recording of this episode and it still made me laugh listening to it tonight - I’m also somewhat impressed that you managed to find enough material to broadcast in that time slot!  I’d say an excellent job at producing and am greatly looking forward to the next series.


Andy Walsh at 11:34 am on June 21st, 2013

Very enjoyable series.  Always entertaining and thought provoking.  Please make another one.


TO_Ont at 6:31 pm on June 21st, 2013

Something you said in this episode reminded me of a line written by Rainer Maria Rilke: ” Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.”

I always remember this since I read it, because in Canada the term ‘two solitudes’ is often used to describe the relationship between English and French Canada (always negatively), after Hugh MacLennan wrote a novel by that name in the 40s.  When I actually looked up the book it was a revelation to see the full quote—it sounds quite different in context.


TO_Ont at 6:37 pm on June 21st, 2013

I still don’t think pre-nups are particularly romantic, though, sorry :).


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