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Enoch Powell revisited

9/24/2017
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A new play looks at the life of the controversial British politician Enoch Powell; and Swedish actress Liv Ullman discusses the centenary of Ingmar Bergman. Presenter Julian Worricker discusses these stories with guests George Parker and Ellie Geranmayeh.

Duration: 00:17:26


The Tale of the Monkey Hung for Spying

9/23/2017
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The new play about the shipwrecked monkey accused of being a French spy, and Soviet espionage in the jazz age. Presenter Julian Worricker with guests Sebastian Borger and Peggy Liu.

Duration: 00:15:52


Chillaxed Hillary

9/17/2017
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Psychologist Dr Jim Taylor on Hillary Clinton's new-found ease in front of the cameras. Presenter Paul Henley is joined by American professor of politics, Angelia Wilson, and Barnaby Phillips from Al Jazeera English.

Duration: 00:10:44


Is there too much spin in science?

9/16/2017
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Research suggests a large proportion of scientific papers spin their findings to get attention; and how a researcher found that the remains of a famous Viking warrior were those of a woman. Presenter Paul Henley discusses these stories with guests Anne Applebaum and Jonathan Ball.

Duration: 00:14:51


Khaled Hosseini on his new virtual reality film about Syrian refugees

9/10/2017
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An interview with the celebrated novelist, Khaled Hosseini, about his new work, an animated film, to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of the three-year-old Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi, whose body was photographed washed up on a beach after drowning whilst fleeing from Syria to Greece by way of Turkey in 2015. And becoming an intern in your forties. Presenter Julian Worricker discusses these stories with guests Cristina Odone and Afzal Ashraf.

Duration: 00:17:58


Toronto Film Festival

9/9/2017
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Why Toronto Film Festival has become the launch pad for Oscar hopefuls, and an interview with British author John le Carré. Presenter Julian Worricker talks about these stories with guests, Brian Klass and Candace Allen.

Duration: 00:17:03


Life under blockade in Gaza

9/3/2017
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As the UN chief calls for lifting of Gaza blockade, a resident tells us how people's lives have been affected by a lack of life's basics. And putting together a spoken history of New York's 1967 Stonewall Riots. Presenter Paul Henley discusses these stories with guests Jane Kinninmont and Stewart Purvis.

Duration: 00:15:50


Rock Bottom: A Music Writer's Journey into Madness

8/27/2017
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Rock music journalist Michael Odell has spent the past 25 years covering the royalty of rock and roll and it didn't do much good for his mental health. He's written a new book about his experience called "Rock Bottom: A Music Writer's Descent into Madness". And a look back at history of Notting Hill Carnival. Presenter Julian Worricker discusses these stories with guests Mike Carlson and Sally Leivesley.

Duration: 00:16:29


Singing at Dawn and Running up Towers

5/7/2017
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The Dawn Chorus: why do birds do it? Also the sport of Tower Running: Athlete Mark Bourne has just made it up 91 floors in just over 11 minutes. Presenter Julian Worricker with guests Erica Wagner and Colleen Graffy.

Duration: 00:13:17


The Things Muslim Women Would Tell You

4/2/2017
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The new book questioning stereotypes around Muslim women. And how a Chinese author discovered her grandmother's early life as a prostitute. Presenter Anu Anand discusses these topics with guests Jenny Kleeman, British author and documentary film-maker and Stefanie Bolzen, London and UK correspondent for Germany's Die Welt newspaper.

Duration: 00:13:40


Why Lunch Is No Longer On A Worker's Menu

3/25/2017
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Why lunch hours are mainly a thing of the past for office workers. And a new book which presents a history of squatting - the occupation of unused properties - in the West. Presenter Julian Worricker discusses these topics with guests, Catherine Mayer, journalist, author and co-founder of the Women's Equality Party in the UK and Victoria Rubadiri, Kenyan television reporter and presenter for the NTV channel.

Duration: 00:13:05


Britain's Vanishing Words

3/19/2017
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An ongoing study tracks the English-language words that are no longer being spoken in the UK. And a new documentary film about an Iraqi male nurse trapped by the fight against so-called Islamic State. Presenter Paul Henley discusses these topics with guests Dayo Forster, Gambian-born financial consultant and novelist based in the UK and Gareth McLean, British writer and journalist.

Duration: 00:16:22


Can We Super-Size Our Memory Power?

3/11/2017
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The technique that's been proven to help us super-size our powers of memory. And why the distinctive smells of a city could be an important factor in dealing with air pollution. Presenter Julian Worricker discusses these topics with guests Lisa Millar, London bureau chief for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Gad Shimron, Israeli author, journalist and former Mossad intelligence service agent.

Duration: 00:14:56


"Have You Got a Job Yet?" Questions Parents Ask by the Shanghai Rainbow Chamber Singers

3/5/2017
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"Have You Got a Job Yet?" Questions Parents Ask by the Shanghai Rainbow Chamber Singers, and the London Symphony Orchestra on food, sounds and performing in Hanoi. Presenter: Anu Anand with guests Kat Arney and Oliver McTernan.

Duration: 00:13:55