|01||Darwin In Edinburgh - Dropping Out||20040920|
As a medical student Darwin couldn't stomach anatomy.
So he hung out with fishermen and a black taxidermist with some peculiar ideas about beaks.
It ends up as a night at the opera.
|02||Marx At The Red Lion - Soho-cialist||20040921|
After a day freelancing in the library, a knackered dad goes for a jar and a jaw in Soho. A spy report provides the details on the balding beardy with the apocalyptic vision.
|03||Simone De Beauvoir And Nelson Algren - 'slumming It In Chicago'||20040922|
The mother of modern feminism falls for a boozy streetwise scrivener. What happens to the political when things get personal?
Simone de Beauvoir: "One is not born, but rather becomes a woman."
Nelson Algren: "She says a woman is something between a man and a eunuch...but that's quite a lady in the sack.".
|04||Freud In Manchester||20040923|
Freud's night out turns into a night in as he writes bathetic love letters under a Spanish pseudonym.
|05 LAST||Nietzsche In Köln- A Walk On The Dark Side||20040924|
Other worldly Nietzsche joins a student brotherhood given to boozing, duelling and carousing. He wakes up disillusioned with a migraine and syphilis primed for fresh thoughts and prophecies.