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The Sacred #32: James Cary

The Sacred #32: James Cary

In the 32nd episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to James Cary, BBC sitcom writer and member of the General Synod. 13/02/2019

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James Cary is a comedy writer. He has written sitcoms for BBC TV and radio, including Miranda, Bluestone 42, Think the Unthinkable and Hut 33. He is the author of Writing That Sitcom, Death by Civilisation and most recently The Sacred Art of Joking. He is also a member of General Synod.

He spoke to Elizabeth Oldfield about how he doesn’t feel fully at home in either his church tribe or his comedy tribe, why he doesn’t mind that his socially conservative views offend some people, and the importance of defending the freedom to makes jokes — because they make us fully human.

This podcast is a project of Theos Think Tank (@theosthinktank) and is hosted by Elizabeth Oldfield (@theoselizabeth).

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

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Posted 13 February 2019

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