Bidisha chats to her guests about their personal experiences of resolve, and considers its complicated relationship to happiness.
Artist and writer Scottee reads his specially commissioned text asking whether resolve is all it’s cut out to be.
Storytellers and activists Elif Shafak and Hassan Akkad talk about individual and collective responsibility in a world of conflict and injustice. Hassan recounts his journey from Syria to a Covid ward in a London hospital, while Elif reflects on the power of stories and the positives of pessimism.
This episode contains references to torture, sexual assault and suicidal thoughts.
Presented by Bidisha
Produced by Debbie Kilbride
Sound design by Micky Curling
Music by Sola
Researched by Priya Jay