From melancholia to neurasthania and 'burn out', Laurie Taylor explores the shifting meaning of fatigue. Also, listeners' thoughts on subway travel.
Exhaustion: is extreme fatigue a peculiarly modern phenomenon? Laurie Taylor talks to Ann Katharina Schaffner, Reader in Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent and author of a multi disciplinary study into weariness, past and present. Also, listeners' thoughts on subway travel.