RORY MACLEAN: Berlin, Bowie and the new Cold War (Episode #2)

Rory Maclean

Rory Maclean is the author of 15 books, including Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries, Stalin’s Nose, and Pravda Ha Ha

He’s been called “the outstanding, and most indefatigable, traveller-writer of our time” by the novelist John le Carré.

Jan Morris described his work as “a new kind of history, in several dimensions and innumerable moods, that adds up to — across the span of his books — a great and continuing work of literature.”

We have a wide ranging conversation about Berlin, his stay here in the late 1970s making a film with David Bowie, the state of Europe, and how a glimpse of the Berlin Wall formed a lasting influence on his books.

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About the author

Ryan Murdock

Author of A Sunny Place for Shady People and Vagabond Dreams: Road Wisdom from Central America. Host of Personal Landscapes podcast. Editor-at-Large (Europe) for Canada's Outpost magazine. Writer at The Shift. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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