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Peter Parker

7/8/2018
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This week, biographer Peter Parker discusses with Ivan his six choices of things which he thinks should be better known. Something for Everyone (1970), Harold Prince film starring Angela Lansbury and Michael York https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066392/?ref_=nv_sr_1 G.F. Green (1911-77), writer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._F._Green Calcutta/Kolkata as a tourist destination www.kolkata.org.uk/tourist-attractions/ Humphrey Spender, painter, photographer and designer...

Duration:00:28:13

Rachel Slade

7/1/2018
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This week, Rachel Slade discusses with Ivan her six choices of things which she thinks should be better known. The wild outdoors of North East London www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/epping-forest/visitor-information/wheretogoineppingforest/Pages/wanstead-flats.aspx Meaderies www.cornwalls.co.uk/food/mead_and_meaderies.htm Blind Melon https://music.avclub.com/20-years-later-blind-melon-s-maligned-soup-deserves-an-1798282979 Cornish Independence movement...

Duration:00:27:17

Joanne Harris

6/24/2018
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This week, Joanne Harris discusses her six choices of things which she thinks should be better known. The Breton kouign-amann www.bbc.com/food/recipes/kouign_amann_09102 Louis Pergaud www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/invisible-ink-no-159-louis-pergaud-8488420.html The Child Ballads http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/index.htm The 23rd century BC Sumerian poet Enheduanna...

Duration:00:28:05

Will Ward

6/10/2018
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This week, Will Ward discusses his six choices of things which should be better known. Roald Dahl's adult short stories - https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/roald-dahls-twisted-overlooked-stories-for-adults They should be at least as well-known as his stories for children. Tout Quarry Sculpture Park - http://learningstone.org/tout-quarry-sculpture-park/ An old Portland stone quarry turned into sculpture park The Kinder Mass trespass -...

Duration:00:28:36

Benny Chastney

6/3/2018
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This week, Benny Chastney discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. https://www.politicalcompass.org/http://okdiners.com/https://twitter.com/AccidentalPhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2017/12/19/20-positive-trends-that-will-make-you-feel-good-about-the-world-in-2018/http://leedsgate.co.uk/https://www.thespicery.com/ This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Duration:00:28:51

Tess Read

5/27/2018
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This week, Tess Read discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Songs for Drella www.allmusic.com/album/songs-for-drella-mw0000207184 Exeter and its cider www.sandfordorchards.co.uk Nutmeg www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/nutmeg.html Rooftops of London www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/galleries/Beautiful-views-from-Londons-rooftops/ Kodaly technique for music...

Duration:00:26:32

Royal Family

5/20/2018
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This week, Andy Smith, Katie Kitney, Duncan Baldwin, Ed Cook, Will Ward, Tom Bucher, Josie Whitworth, Jonny Forbes and Colin Cliff discuss with Ivan a series of things about the royal family which should be better known. Ikea effect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IKEA_effect Just world fallacy https://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/06/07/the-just-world-fallacy/ Desert Island Discs http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/59YrnYM0Tw8J7WJ0MGKVfh7/the-history-of-desert-island-discs Royal family...

Duration:00:23:24

Jerry Hyde

5/13/2018
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This week, Jerry Hyde discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. This episode contains strong language and adult subject matter. The healing benefits of psychedelics www.ft.com/content/2c4121de-c5d6-11e5-808f-8231cd71622e Education hasn't really evolved since Victorian times. http://www.edge.co.uk/sites/default/files/documents/exeter_report_-_impact_of_practical_learning_on_academically-able_young_people_2011.pdf That men aren't the only misogynists, women...

Duration:00:27:59

Yuliya Smyk

5/6/2018
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This week, Yuliya Smyk discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. https://astanatimes.com/2016/04/why-kazakhstans-model-of-maintaining-ethnic-diversity-deserves-attention/https://revista.drclas.harvard.edu/book/muslims-and-jews-panamáhttp://drkardaras.com/glow-kids/ This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Duration:00:27:22

Frances Turner

4/29/2018
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This week, Frances Turner discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. http://bonningtoncafe.co.uk/https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/more-couples-could-soon-gain-access-to-the-financial-perks-that-come-with-marriage/ This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Duration:00:28:47

Christopher Fowler

4/22/2018
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This week, Christopher Fowler discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2016/the-30-best-spanish-language-movies-of-all-time/http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/christian-marclay-clockhttp://cinecollage.net/screwball-comedy.html This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Duration:00:29:27

Edward Cook

3/11/2018
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This week, Edward Cook discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. The microbiome: all the bacteria that live in your gut - www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/magazine/say-hello-to-the-100-trillion-bacteria-that-make-up-your-microbiome.html Overinvestment in hops: that craft beer is going to burst eventually - www.ft.com/content/468aa664-c5bc-11e6-8f29-9445cac8966f John Clarke aka Fred Dagg: Australian satire - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgrX7uOZqHI The massacre of the...

Duration:00:27:53

Keir Shiels

3/4/2018
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This week, Keir Shiels discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known: Gervase Fen novels: detective stories by an Oxford professor - www.edmundcrispin.com/gervase-fen/ Lebanese wine: a new nationality of drink for you to try - www.ft.com/content/c78c5a24-6c19-11e7-bfeb-33fe0c5b7eaa Murder by Death: spoof murder mystery film with all-star cast: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXn8CsQU1-U Synaethesia: a condition which affected Nabokov causing him to associate individual...

Duration:00:29:45

Tom Newman

2/25/2018
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This week, Tom Newman discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known: The Beatles: largely forgotten 1960s beat combo - www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/04/the-10-best-forgotten-beatles-songs.html United Fighting Championship: Brazilian jujitsu - http://wereabigdeal.com/a-beginners-guide-to-a-grown-mans-fantasy-ufc/ Gattaca: sci-fi film about eugenics - http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/24/gattaca-at-20-why-its-still-one-of-the-best-sci-fi-movies-around-7023410/ The...

Duration:00:27:47

Thomas Williams

2/18/2018
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This week, Thomas Williams discusses six things which he thinks should be better known: Health economics: saving lives does not save money in the long run - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_economics The busiest railway stations: almost all of them are in Japan - https://japantoday.com/category/features/travel/the-51-busiest-train-stations-in-the-world-all-but-6-located-in-japan Sequencing DNA: you can do it on your laptop -...

Duration:00:28:33

Maria Donovan and Anna Carlisle

2/11/2018
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This week, Maria Donovan and Anna Carlisle discuss with Ivan six things which should be better known. This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Duration:00:28:30

Ivan Wise

2/4/2018
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This week, Ivan Wise discusses six things which he thinks should be better known Nothing Sacred: one of the finest film comedies, starring Carole Lombarde - http://sensesofcinema.com/2011/cteq/nothing-sacred/ Charles Lamb: essayist and author of Tales from Shakespeare - www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44519/the-old-familiar-faces Rosewood Thieves: American folk-rock band - www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ARPHwygl8A Takin’ Home the Asylum: BBC drama about mental health, and David Tennant's...

Duration:00:29:05

Ezekiel Jacob

1/28/2018
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This week, Ezekiel Jacob discusses with Ivan Wise six things which he thinks should be better known: The evolution of powered flight in birds: why some birds learnt to fly and why others did not - www2.gwu.edu/~darwin/BiSc151/Birds/Birds.HTML The Varangian Guard: an elite unit of the Byzantine army, featuring Harold Hardrada -www.realmofhistory.com/2016/04/20/10-fascinating-facts-varangian-guard/ Chaser’s War on Everything: an Australian satirical sketch show -...

Duration:00:28:44

David Singleton

1/21/2018
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This week, David Singleton talks to Ivan Wise about six things which he thinks should be better known. Tardigrades www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20150313-the-toughest-animals-on-earth Fractals https://mathigon.org/world/Fractals William Shockley www.pbs.org/transistor/album1/shockley/shockley3.html Strangford Lough www.visitstrangfordlough.co.uk Kottke.org https://kottke.org/ This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Duration:00:28:24

Jonny Forbes

1/14/2018
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This week, Jonny Forbes talks to Ivan Wise about six things which he thinks should be better known. Extreme heavy metal of the past thirty years - an overview of death metal, thrash metal and other key developments: www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00272/full Benefits to mental health of juggling - throwing balls in the air is good for you in lots of ways: www.jugglingworld.biz/more-juggling-resources/benefits-of-juggling-and-circus-skills/ Slovenia as tourist destination...

Duration:00:27:52