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Jan 16, 2023

EP 171: The one where Ewan Morrison explains how being a hippie, swinger, Marxist prepper with his own nuclear bunker has helped shape his fiction.

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DEC 17, 2022. 59M

Interview with Ewan Morrison on optimistic nihilism, the End of the World as We Know It, and belief systems with the Scottish novelist.

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Feb 2, 2023. 30 mins

The Danish publisher of How To Survive Everything. Topics include, nihilism, the Coen Brother, mental and parenting Generation Z

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January 9, 2023. 34 mins

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Mar 10, 2021. 1hr 8 Mins

In this episode award-winning author Ewan Morrison discusses Survivalism, Dystopia, pandemics and fake news.

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25 July, 2020. 1 hour.

An Irish podcast featuring conversations with some of the great thinkers and creatives of our time. Produced by Colette Colfer and Terry Hackett. Subjects discussed include the unacknowledged religious basis of Wokeism, 'good intentions' Utopianism and unintended outcomes.

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24 May, 2014

In an extraordinarily frank and honest interview, Edi Stark from BBC Scotland talks to award winning author Ewan Morrison. He reveals the emotional scars he still has after a 'hippy' childhood. He also reveals how his witty, insightful and often shocking books reflect much of his own life...childhood, student days, long distance love, divorce, political extreme and swinging, the subject of his first novel, Swung. Also communal living and utopian experiments.

Feb, 2021. 15 mins

Ewan Morrison on the plot of the novel - the origins of the story - the book trailer clip - clips from American Blackout - a reading from the novel by Frances Colin - childhood memories of the Nuclear Apocalypse Fear and clips from Govt. Propaganda in the 1980s, with govt advice on bunker building from "Protect & Survive"

Feb, 202115 mins

Ewan Morrison on essential survivalist items, 50 uses for Duct tape - why the 1918 pandemic created almost no cultural or artistic record of itself - and some of the huge changes that have come about in the way we interact because of Covid-19

Jan, 2020. 14 mins

Greg Ellis reads "Milan Kundera Warned Us About Historical Amnesia. Now It’s Happening Again", Ewan Morrison’s essay celebrating the 90th birthday of the Czech novelist. It was published in Quillette on March 31, 2019

The Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year 2019 is Nina X by Ewan Morrison. Filmed after the Award Ceremony by The Saltire Society/Scottish Book Trust

March, 2019. 11 mins

Morrison published his newest novel NINA X with Fleet, a literary imprint of Little Brown, Hachette in 2019. This is an interview about the plot, themes and sources of inspiration and research into Cults, Maoism and the Cultural Revolution

Feb 2013. 25 mins

Interview with author Ewan Morrison by Hopscotch Films. Subjects include: Why write about hippies? Living with the collapse of 60s idealism. The Novel "Close Your Eyes" The Crisis in the New Age Is the book Autobiographical? Rebels or Terrorists? The connection between the New Age and Corporations. The Late Capitalist Family. CLOSE YOUR EYES is winner of the fiction category in the Scottish Book of the Year Awards 2013. CLOSE YOUR EYES also won Morrison the Glenfiddich Writer of the ~Year Award 2013

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Counterpoint examines a range of social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life — challenging some widely held assumptions, and introducing some new and some seldom-heard commentators.

Normal? What's Normal

Broadcast 13 Feb 2023

Have you heard of optimistic nihilism? It's the latest trend and as Ewan Morrison explains  'the optimistic nihilist looks at a world lacking in meaning and purpose and sees the opportunity to create their own'. Where did this begin and why?

Barbs and blasts

Broadcast 21 Sep 2020

Ewan Morrison on why the history of Utopian writing shoes we can't even imagine a perfect world, let alone try to build one. Amanda Vanstone, Presenter

Fears and wonders 

Broadcast Mon 5 Apr 2021

Ewan Morrison explains why he no longer buys into Apocalypticism. Amanda Vanstone, Presenter

Ewan Morrison's novel skewers dreams of utopian living

Broadcast Oct 12, 2012

Ewan Morrison's new novel Close Your Eyes takes a long, hard look at the realities and consequences of highland hippiedom and is in fact loosely based on Ewan Morrison's own childhood growing up with hippie parents.. Interviewer Suzanne Donisthorpe

INTERVIEW with award-winning author and scriptwriter Ewan Morrison on the feature film adaptation of his bestselling novel SWUNG. 


Swung is a graphic, touching and funny romance that delves deep into the secret underside of a very modern relationship taken to its emotional and sexual limits.


Starring Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Owen McDonnell (Made in Belfast) and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey).

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From 2009-2016 Morrison wrote the scripts for three BBC radio 4 and Radio Scotland factual programmes and was also presenter.

Producer: Victoria McArthur.

Is Anyone There? 6 Nov, 2016. 28 Minutes.

Novelist Ewan Morrison finds out how science investigates the paranormal with the help of Edinburgh University's Koestler Parapsychology Unit.

Sorted for Whiz and Es.  30 Aug 2009. 28 Minutes

The music - loud, repetitive beats. The fashion - moonboots, whistles and glowsticks. The locations - country fields. Writer Ewan Morrison appraises the Scottish outdoor rave scene.

How to Dismantle a Nuclear Power Station.  07 Jan 2015. 28 minutes.

This year, the UK's final Magnox nuclear power reactor will cease operations. It's the end of an era for this British technology. It powered the world's first industrial-scale nuclear power station at Calder Hall in Cumbria in 1956, but more efficient alternatives have left it behind. Just as Britain once excelled in nuclear innovation, now the country's top engineers and scientists are devising fresh approaches to dealing with our radioactive legacy. Writer Ewan Morrison looks at what it takes to dismantle a nuclear power station.

The Digital Human.

Morrison was also a key interviewee in the series exploring the influence of technology on modern society. Presented by Aleks Krotoski.

"A writer of serious intent and
prodigious talent"


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