In this podcast, we learn how Irishman Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo) contributed hugely to Japanese culture, and much more along the way.
“I think that kids aren’t exposed to challenging material sometimes when they’re a bit too Young, but it’s good for them, it gives them a thick skin!
“Otherwise they don’t know how to deal with trauma, and then when real trauma comes along they don’t know what to do.”
“When I run, I mean I try my best, but 4 of 5 kilometres out, and all of a sudden I have to get home. I mean, you can order a taxi! I can’t say I’ve never hailo’ed in the middle of a run!
“But you can’t hailo on a book – you’re defeating yourself.”