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The Essay, Montaigne Episode guide

  1. AC Grayling

    5/5 Philosopher AC Grayling reads an essay on the life and work of Michel de Montaigne.

    First broadcast: 21 Jan 2011

  2. Sarah Bakewell

    4/5 Montaigne biographer Sarah Bakewell on the writer's cat, scepticism and animal souls.

    First broadcast: 20 Jan 2011

  3. Jonathan Bate

    3/5 Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate on the relationship between Montaigne and the Bard.

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2011

  4. Theodore Zeldin

    2/5 Philosopher Theodore Zeldin considers to what extent Montaigne's outlook holds true today.

    First broadcast: 18 Jan 2011

  5. Alain de Botton

    1/5 Alain de Botton reads an essay on the life and work of scholar Michel de Montaigne.

    First broadcast: 17 Jan 2011

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