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Colm Toibin on Elizabeth Bishop, Mammoth Cloning, Fareed Zakaria

Beth Shapiro joins Matthew Sweet to discuss how to clone a mammoth. Plus Colm Toibin on the writing of former American poet laureate Elizabeth Bishop, and CNN host Fareed Zakaria.

Colm Toibin discusses the writing of former American poet laureate Elizabeth Bishop. Beth Shapiro, an American evolutionary molecular biologist, considers how to clone a mammoth. Matthew Sweet is also joined by Fareed Zakaria, the host of CNN's foreign affairs programme.

Fareed Zakaria has published In Defense of a Liberal Education.
Beth Shapiro's book is called How to Clone a Mammoth: the Science of De-Extinction
Colm Toibin is the author of On Elizabeth Bishop. He has also written the introduction to sons + fathers - An anthology of words and images.

Producer: Fiona McLean

(Image: Colm Toibin, October 10, 2014 in New York City. Photo copyright: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images / The New Yorker).

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45 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Colm Toibin
Interviewed Guest Beth Shapiro
Interviewed Guest Fareed Zakaria
Producer Fiona McLean

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