62 mins watch time
Posted February 2021
In an age of polished TED talks and overconfident political oratory, success seems to depend upon charismatic public speaking. But what if hyper-fluency is not only unachievable but undesirable? Exploring conditions such as aphasia and Tourette’s, and telling the stories of the ‘creatively disfluent’, classicist Mary Beard meets life-long stammerer and Director of BBC Arts, Jonty Claypole, for a celebration of the creative power of being tongue-tied.