History of Camp: From Oscar Wilde to James Bond

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History of Camp: From Oscar Wilde to James Bond

As the old adage goes, attitude is everything. And if there’s one attitude that stands proud above the rest it’s the utterly fabulous, camp. 

Whether it’s embodied in Disney villains or Oscar Wilde, there’s a charm and defiance to camp that is both powerful and fun. 

In today’s episode, Kate is joined by Paul Baker, author of Camp! The Story of the Attitude that Conquered the Worldto discuss the origins of this fantastically outrageous trait.

*Trigger warning: This episode features language which some listeners may find offensive.*

This episode was produced and edited by Stuart Beckwith. The Senior Producer was Charlotte Long. 

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