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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

Culture, History

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.