Andrew Doyle's Confessions - Free speech, the far-Right and Titania McGrathConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles talks to the man behind Twitter's woke queen Titania McGrath about coming out at 18, being a hero of the far-Right and why individualism is more important than identity politics.
Jon Lansman's Confessions - Live at HowTheLightGetsInConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
In a live recording at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Giles talks to Momentum founder and Labour Party activist Jon Lansman about the European Elections, losing his wife to cancer, and cleaning chicken coops in an Israeli kibbutz.
Mary Beard's Confessions - Teaching, Twitter and trigger warningsConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles speaks to classicist Mary Beard about the ethnic diversity of Roman Britain, why there's more to democracy than just voting and how it feels when the Twitter mob comes after you.
Kehinde Andrews's Confessions - Corbyn, colonialism and the case against Martin Luther KingConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles talks to Kehinde Andrews, the first ever professor of black studies, about discovering black psychology, why the EU is racist and his grandmother's letter from Robert Mugabe.
Peter Hitchens's Confessions - Boarding school, Bolsheviks and Bible burningConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles speaks to columnist and author Peter Hitchens about motorways, leaving the Communist party, and why changing your mind will lose you friends.
Paul Mason's Confessions - Class, culture and Charlie ParkerConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles chats with journalist, film-maker and author Paul Mason about his musical family, why neoliberalism killed culture and the socialist ideal of cricket on a summer's evening.
Yotam Ottolenghi's Confessions - Apricots, academics and cultural appropriationConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles chats with Israeli chef, food writer and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi about ham sandwiches, swapping 'futile' academia for cooking, and being a poster boy for Israeli-Palestinian harmony.
Sir James MacMillan's Confessions - Communism, Catholicism and compositionConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
In our Holy Week special, Giles talks to composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan about Scottish sectarianism, joining the Communist Party, and why composing is like having a photo developed.
Sir James MacMillan is one of the most successful composers of his generation, achieving international acclaim. His music has been programmed worldwide by orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, and the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, as well as being commissioned for Pope Benedict XVI's 2010 state visit to the UK. He is heavily influenced by his Scottish heritage, Catholic faith, and his social and political conscience.
Lionel Shriver's Confessions - Belfast, Brexit and being and adopted BritConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles chats with novelist and columnist Lionel Shriver about growing up in a deeply religious family, living in Belfast during the Troubles, and Britain's great divide.
Margaret Drabble's Confessions - Marriage, modesty and mental healthConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles talks to the author Margaret Drabble about family secrets, coping with depression and unwittingly writing feminist literature.
Iain Dale's Confessions – Brexit, beaches and coming outConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles Fraser talks to broadcaster and politico Iain Dale about growing up on a farm, coming out as gay, his love of politics and how Brexit is driving us mad.
Marina Cantacuzino's Confessions – Forgiveness, courage and Shamima BegumConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles Fraser talks to journalist and campaigner Marina Cantacuzino about founding The Forgiveness Project, the power of stories, channelling her anger and losing her brother at a young age.
Alan Rusbridger's Confessions - Facebook, fearless journalism and failing the 11+Confessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles speaks to Alan Rusbridger, former Guardian editor and Principal of Oxford University's Lady Margaret Hall, about his thrifty family, battling fake news and the fate of journalism.
Marcus Du Sautoy's Confessions – Machine learning, the multiverse and the magic of musicConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
In the first of Confessions Season 2, Oxford's Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Marcus du Sautoy, talks to Giles Fraser about being terrible at sums, his love of music and whether code will develop consciousness.
Melanie Phillips's Confessions - Nationalism, self-doubt and falling out with the GuardianConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
In the last of this season's Confessions, journalist and life-long provocateur Melanie Phillips joins Giles for a revealing discussion about falling into journalism, rediscovering Judaism and her perennial self-doubt.
Helena Kennedy's Confessions – Class, justice and Martin Scorsese CatholicismConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles Fraser talks to distinguished human rights lawyer Helena Kennedy QC about growing up in Glasgow's tenements, living her faith, gender discrimination, and how the law has failed the working class.
Jacqueline Rose's Confessions – Israel, motherhood and Marilyn MonroeConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles Fraser talks to academic and writer Jacqueline Rose about growing up in a family with ghosts, transgenerational trauma, Israel as a moral project and the ferocious pressure of motherhood.
Fiyaz Mughal's Confessions – Racism, Islamophobia and Saudi's brutal IslamConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles Fraser talks to Director of Faith Matters Fiyaz Mughal about founding Tell MAMA, the scale of Islamophobia, and why Saudi Wahhabism has ripped the heart out of Islam.
Claire Fox's Confessions – Communism, Catholicism and personal sovereigntyConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles Fraser talks to educator and writer Claire Fox about growing up Catholic, life in the Revolutionary Communist Party, her passion to reanimate the public square and why she's positive about the state of democracy.
Roger Scruton's Confessions – Faith, family and finding ConservatismConfessions with Giles Fraser - UnHerd add
Giles Fraser talks to writer and philosopher Sir Roger Scruton about the importance of faith and family, finding Conservatism, humanity in architecture, and being a class traitor.