Madeleine Bunting is a regular broadcaster for Radio 4 and Radio 3.

She has completed three series of Essays for Radio 3.


2014 The Retreating Roar


A personal reflection on the decline of Christianity. It was shortlisted for Lambeth Palace's Sandford Prize.

2016 The Crisis of Care

Based on a wide range of interviews of people whose work is defined by care, it reflected on why this essential human activity attracts so little recognition and is so poorly understood.


2018 Are You Paying Attention?

Looking at the impact of digital technologies on patterns of attention, the series examined some of the ways attention has been manipulated in the past as well as considering the psychology which lies behind it. An essay summarising the series was published on the New York Review of Books website.

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