About

Each week, Ivan Wise interviews a guest, who makes a series of recommendations of things which they think should be better known.

Guests have included the physicist Jim al-Khalili, ceramicist Emma Bridgewater, statistician David Spiegelhalter, novelist Joanne Harris, writer Will Hutton, entrepreneur Wasfi Kani, journalist Helen Lewis and academic Anand Menon.

Better Known has been featured in The Guardian’s 50 podcasts that make your life better, in the Great British Podcasts newsletter, in Spectator Life’s Podcasts to liven up your commute and in The Observer’s The week in radio and audio.

In April 2021, Better Known was featured in the top 100 Apple Podcasts in the UK at number 57.

You can read more about the aims of the podcast.