Royal Family Special

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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 qualifications http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1531553/The-family-qualifications.html
The royal staff http://www.teatime-mag.com/magazines/140-de/
Are they good for tourism? http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/07/is-the-british-royal-family-worth-the-money/278052/
Maundy money http://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/maundy-money/
The assassination attempts on Queen Victoria http://www.thesocialhistorian.com/7-assassination-attempts-queen-victoria/
Henry III and the polar bear http://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/the-tower-of-london-menagerie/
Whales are the new swans http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/all-the-animals-queen-elizabeth-owns
King John and Morocco http://mbarchives.blogspot.co.uk/2006/02/king-johns-plan-to-convert-england-to.html

 

Jerry Hyde

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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.

1. The healing benefits of psychedelics http://www.ft.com/content/2c4121de-c5d6-11e5-808f-8231cd71622e

2. 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

3. That men aren’t the only misogynists, women are too, and whilst there is toxic masculinity, masculinity is not toxic. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/09/men-after-metoo-masculinity-fundamentally-toxic

4. There are a great many humans with bodies that are more than eighteen years old but there are very few adults in the world https://blog.oup.com/2014/04/reinventing-rites-passage-contemporary-america/

5. You’re not the only person with a mediocre sex life. http://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-relationships/relationship-common-problems

6. Nuclear families are not working http://www.speakingtree.in/allslides/problems-faced-by-working-parents-in-a-nuclear-family/a-tiny-support-system

Yuliya Smyk

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This week, Yuliya Smyk discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

1. History of ethnic diversity of Kazakhstan https://astanatimes.com/2016/04/why-kazakhstans-model-of-maintaining-ethnic-diversity-deserves-attention/
2. Iran’s Modern art collection http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-tehran-museum-of-contemporary-art/
3. Art exchange at Vienna airport http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204770404577082842506737230
4. Religious diversity and tolerance in Panama https://revista.drclas.harvard.edu/book/muslims-and-jews-panamá
5. Freya Stark http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/04/18/east-is-west-claudia-roth-pierpont
6. Glow Kids by Nicholas Kardaras http://drkardaras.com/glow-kids/

Frances Turner

Frances

This week, Frances Turner discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

  1. Bonnington Cafe: a vegetarian restaurant in London run by volunteers – http://bonningtoncafe.co.uk/
  2. The Band Room: a music venue specialising in Louisiana music in the middle of North Yorkshire – www.thebandroom.co.uk
  3. Lukas Moodyson: Swedish film director – www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/12/lukas-moodysson-we-are-the-best
  4. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer: a novel about a group of friends – www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/books/review/the-interestings-by-meg-wolitzer.html
  5. World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms: opportunities to volunteer around the world – www.wwoof.org.uk
  6. Differences in English law between married and unmarried couples: the tax and benefit differences between marriage and cohabiting – https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/more-couples-could-soon-gain-access-to-the-financial-perks-that-come-with-marriage/

Christopher Fowler

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This week, Christopher Fowler discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

  1. Spanish films http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2016/the-30-best-spanish-language-movies-of-all-time/
  2. Brigid Brophy www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-brigid-brophy-1595286.html?cmp=ilc-n
  3. The lost Russian base at Pyramiden www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/soviet-ghost-town-arctic-circle-pyramiden-stands-alone-180951429
  4. Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/christian-marclay-clock
  5. How Freud got American women to smoke www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnPmg0R1M04
  6. Screwball Comedies http://cinecollage.net/screwball-comedy.html

Edward Cook

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This week, Edward Cook discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

1. The microbiome: all the bacteria that live in your gut – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/magazine/say-hello-to-the-100-trillion-bacteria-that-make-up-your-microbiome.html

2. Overinvestment in hops: that craft beer is going to burst eventually – http://www.ft.com/content/468aa664-c5bc-11e6-8f29-9445cac8966f

3. John Clarke aka Fred Dagg: Australian satire – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgrX7uOZqHI

4. The massacre of the Nepalese royal family: http://www.pri.org/stories/2011-06-01/why-nepals-crown-prince-went-killing-spree

5. Absence of tube stations in south east London: why the Underground does not cover the whole city – http://www.citymetric.com/transport/why-are-there-so-few-tube-lines-south-london-2929

6. The Castle: Australian film comedy – http://www.theguardian.com/film/australia-culture-blog/2014/apr/04/the-castle-rewatching-classic-australian-films

Keir Shiels

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  1. Gervase Fen novels: detective stories by an Oxford professor – www.edmundcrispin.com/gervase-fen/
  2. Lebanese wine: a new nationality of drink for you to try – www.ft.com/content/c78c5a24-6c19-11e7-bfeb-33fe0c5b7eaa
  3. Murder by Death: spoof murder mystery film with all-star cast: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXn8CsQU1-U
  4. Synaethesia: a condition which affected Nabokov causing him to associate individual letters with colours – www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140904-i-see-songs-in-colour
  5. Shakespeare forgeries: William Henry Ireland found two new Shakespeare plays: or did he? – www.smithsonianmag.com/history/to-beor-not-the-greatest-shakespeare-forgery-136201/
  6. Dr John Elliotson: Victorian doctor who dabbled in phrenology and mesmerism – www.spectator.co.uk/2017/05/a-mesmerising-doctor-and-his-victorian-freak-show/