Joining Charles Adrian for the 104th Second-Hand Book Factory is Nottingham-born writer and comedian, also translator, editor and interpreter-in-ovo, James Harris. They discuss comedians on comedy, the naming of people and the now-discredited Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.
The Print Room protest, which is mentioned in this episode, was intended to highlight the lack of representation of actors of Chinese and East Asian heritage on the London theatre scene. Some reflections on the protest by Daniel York and Vera Chok can be found here, here and here. Photographs of the protest by Suki Mok can be found here.
Episode released: 18th April, 2017.
A Clown Too Many by Les Dawson
Yellow by Vera Chok (from The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla)
Through The Language Glass (Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages) by Guy Deutscher