Good evening, listeners! We have a great show for you this week as host Richard Aldous welcomes Asle Toje to discuss Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis before turning to TAI’s Nicholas M. Gallagher, who recently reviewed the Met’s performance of Anna Bolena in our pages.
We’re first joined by Asle Toje, Research Director at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, to discuss how Russian air strikes in Syria might worsen the European refugee crisis. He says that the influx of asylum-seekers is threatening Europe’s post-war political war and explains why crafting sensible and humane immigration policy can sometimes feel like trying to serve fried snow.
We then welcome TAI staff writer Nicholas Gallagher back to the program to talk about Anne Boleyn at the Met. He once again examines our cultural fascination with the Tudors as he discusses Gaetano Donizetti’s Anna Bolena.