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ECLECTICIST: Celebrity

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Introduction

Topic Overview

Off-topic

Talking Points

Glossary

Wrap Up

From the Show

Broadcast: 29th November, 2015

Last update: 29th November, 2015

Introduction

Topic Overview

Famous for one’s works, famous for the work of others, famous for being famous. Celebrity has been currency ever since Moses dropped the first set of commandments. In today’s age, If You're Not Famous at Fourteen, You're Finished. From premier league footballers to reality TV desperados to attention-seeking serial killers, celebrity is the ultimate confirmation of one’s secret suspicion, ‘I’m special’. They may be workaholics, sycophants, obsessives or uncommonly gifted in their field, they may have had fame thrust upon them. Alcoholics, drug abusers, sexual predators, confidence tricksters but at least, they’re not faceless ordinaries. Must we all aspire to celebrity?

Off-topic

What we’re not talking about

Talking Points

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Glossary

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Wrap Up

From the Show

Notes, corrections and further references

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