Speeches and Interviews


Audio and video

Interview on Dutch public television (.wmv video)available here) for Netwerk in the Netherlands.



Speech at the Harvard Club in New York, November 14, 2001 (Part 1 of 5)
Dalrymple delivered this speech to mark the release of Life at the Bottom. The event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute, publisher of City Journal, the magazine that published the essays that were collected in the book. Dalrymple was introduced by City Journal editor Myron Magnet. The speech is in five parts. The remaining parts are here.



Our Culture, What’s Left of It; June 2, 2005 (Part 1 of 5)
The Manhattan Institute hosted Dalrymple at the Harvard Club again in 2005 to celebrate the release of his second collection of City Journal essays. The speech is in five parts, all of which are available here.



Romancing Opiates; May 30, 2006 (Part 1 of 6)
In 2006, Dalrymple marked the release of his book “Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy” with a speech at the Harvard Club. The book was published by Encounter Books, and the event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute. The speech is in five parts, all of which are available here.

The Ideas of Theodore Dalrymple (.mp3 audio)
An excellent interview by Paul Kennedy on the CBC Radio One show “Ideas” from September 2006.

Reflections on the Locus of Contemporary Virtue (.mp3 audio)
A speech in Adelaide, Australia on July 9, 2005 at the Festival of Ideas. Recorded and made available by Radio Adelaide and the State Library of South Australia. You can order additional speeches by Theodore Dalrymple and others on the Festival of Ideas website.

The Death of England?  (.mp3 audio)
A speech in Washington, D.C. on November 8, 2007 at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and co-sponsored by the Independent Women’s Forum. Additional information about the speech is here.

The Daniel Hannan Interview (.mp3 audio)
Dalrymple was interviewed by MEP Daniel Hannan in a public event in London on February 23, 2010. The event was sponsored by Monday Books, the UK publisher of several Dalrymple books. Hannan is best known by most people for the YouTube video of his face-to-face dressing down of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the European Parliament.

Cradle to Jail speech (.mp3 audio)
A speech in Auckland, New Zealand on October 18, 2006 during his “Cradle to Jail” Tour sponsored by the Sensible Sentencing Trust. Although the audio quality is somewhat poor, this is a great summary of his views on the decline of civility and also demonstrates his wit and humor.

Brussels Journal Interview  (.mp3 audio)
Interview by Paul Belien of The Brussels Journal from September 2006 which covers many profound and contemporary topics. A transcript of the interview is here.

The Dorset Literary Festival (.mp3 audio)
Dalrymple was interviewed by journalist Rene Wyndham on October 22, 2009 as part of the Dorset Literary Festival in Dorset, Dorchester, UK.

BBC Radio 4’s “Today” show  (.mp3 audio)
Argument with a heroin junkie on the Today show on Radio 4 in Britain on August 14, 2007 as found on the BBC Biased website.

Cradle to Jail radio interview – Part 1 (.mp3 audio)
Cradle to Jail radio interview – Part 2 (.mp3 audio)
Interview with Simon Pound for the BFM radio station in Auckland, New Zealand during the “Cradle to Jail” tour.

BBC Radio 4’s “Moral Maze” show (.mp3 audio)
Appearance on a panel discussion regarding British policy toward failed asylum seekers in April 2007 as found on panel participant Phillipe Legrain’s website.

The Dennis Prager Show (audio)
A radio interview with Dennis Prager from July 9, 2007 to discuss English attitudes toward Muslims.

The Dennis Prager Show (audio)
A radio interview with Dennis Prager from October 1, 2007 to discuss Theodore Dalrymple’s book “In Praise of Prejudice”.

Netherlands Radio 6’s “De Avonden” show (audio)
Interview after the publication of “De Filantroop”, the Dutch translation of “So Little Done” (click on the AFSPELEN link at the bottom to listen).

Netherlands 1’s “Buitenhof” show (audio)

One thought on “Speeches and Interviews

  1. Karen O'Donnell

    Dear Theodore / Anthony,

    I am contacting you on behalf of Porter Stansberry who is an admirer of your work. He is hosting a conference in Las Vegas from 10-12 October. His firm ‘Stansberry Research’ will host this event for their legion of subscribers. They publish newsletters which provide investment research and opinions. Porter is keen to know if you might consider speaking at the event.

    if this is something that you would contemplate, could I ask you to make contact with me or let me know where to write/call you more directly?

    I am based in Dublin, Ireland – we help Porter and his team with guest speakers at their events.

    With best wishes,

    Karen O’Donnell
    Leigh Bureau Ltd – tel +353 1 2302322


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