Welcome to Better Known

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Better Known is a podcast about people’s passions which they think should be better known.

Listen to interviews with the broadcaster Matthew Parris, the author Anthony Horowitz, the academic and Booker Prize judge Maya Jasanoff and the political journalist Peter Oborne.

Guests also include the comedian Alexei Sayle, former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, novelist Meg Rosoff and historian Dominic Sandbrook.

We have also met statistician David Spiegelhalter, journalist Helen Lewis, physicist Jim Al-Khalili and entrepreneur Wasfi Kani.

What six things do you love that should be better known?

That is the question guests have been answering since 2017.

Over 1000 choices have now been made over more than 200 episodes.

The Guardian described the podcast as “fascinating”.

“Ivan’s creation, Better Known, is one of those gloriously simple ideas that’s the ultimate mile-melter – the kind of podcast that doesn’t date and also has a good chance of appealing to everybody’s who’s in the car…The half-hour format works a treat and the guests reveal perhaps more than they intended.” – David Hepworth, Show of the Week, Radio Times (14-20 August 2021)

Previous guests have also included political economist Will Hutton, ceramacist Emma Bridgewater, novelist Joanne Harris and academic Anand Menon.