Idle Talk 16 12 12 “The cult of celebrity, Plato in the Big Brother house”

This week we  revisited the topic of Fame and the cult of celebrity as first discussed on Idle Talk 11 11 12. We discuss an article by Dr Angie Hobs which discusses what ancient Greek philosophers think of our current culture of celebrity. what with Plato thought Big Brother?

Our special guest was Big Brother 8 contestant Jonty Stern who gave us a first-hand insight into why people want fame and what happens when the fame runs out. He also gave some interesting views to why he thinks society is so obsessed with celebrity