The Nerve is a podcast produced by the English department at Waterford Institute of Technology. Each episode brings together staff and students to discuss a range of topics, including English literature, cultural events and perhaps a dollop of critical theory here and there. Upcoming episodes will also feature special guests.
In this episode of The Nerve, Jenny talks to Dr. Richard Hayes and students of English Dylan Phelan and Zoe O'Sullivan about the books and films that they're currently enjoying outside of class time. Books include The Unconsolable by Kazuo Ishiguro, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell and The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, edited by Sinéad Gleeson. The films discussed are The Big Lebowski (dir: The Coen brothers), Midnight in Paris (dir: Woody Allen), The Siege of Jadotville (dir: Richie Smith) and The Skin I Live In (dir: Pedro Almodóvar).
The podcast also features a special guest star "The Plague" who seems to be inflicting many of our contributors!
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The Nerve podcast is available on all the major podcasting platforms, such as Itunes, Spotify, etc and you can listen to the podcast on the following links