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Mary Beard Meets Jonty Claypole – How to Get Tongue Tied

Mary Beard Meets Jonty Claypole

62 mins watch time

Posted February 2021

Philosophy, Psychology & Personal Development

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.