Maya Jasanoff

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Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff discusses with Ivan six things that she thinks should be better known. Find out more about Maya. Her most recent book is The Dawn Watch.

1. Albert Kahn global photo archive https://allthatsinteresting.com/albert-kahn-archives-of-the-planet

2. Shakespeare Wallah http://www.merchantivory.com/film/shakespearewallah

3. Aeon online magazine https://aeon.co/essays/what-can-the-mirror-test-say-about-self-awareness-in-animals

4. The Invention of Tradition http://www.columbia.edu/itc/journalism/stille/Politics%20Fall%202007/readings%20weeks%206-7/Trevor-Roper,%20The%20Highland%20Tradition.pdf

5. Last Chance U https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a28523305/last-chance-u-players-in-the-nfl-where-are-they-now-netflix/

6. Khichuri https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/07/20/527945413/khichuri-an-ancient-indian-comfort-dish-with-a-global-influence

Petroc Trelawny

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BBC Radio 3 Breakfast show presenter Petroc Trelawny discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

  1. Miklos Banffy’s Transylvanian Trilogy https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2011/aug/05/writing-wall-miklos-banffy-summer-readings
  2. Call My Agent  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_My_Agent!
  3. Hungarian wine https://winefolly.com/review/hungarian-wines-for-the-win/
  4. Limerick https://www.limerick.ie/limerick-insider/10-facts-you-didnt-know-about-limerick
  5. Lennox Berkeley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW_PDF5K4Fc
  6. The Railway Dining Car https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/journey-information/on-board/pullman-dining

Jeremy Treglown

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Jeremy Treglown talks to Ivan about six things which he thinks should be better known. Jeremy is chair of Arvon and has written biographies of Roald Dahl, Henry Green, VS Pritchett and John Hersey. He was editor of the Times Literary Supplement between 1981 and 1990.

  1. Carn Brea https://www.cornwalls.co.uk/redruth/carn_brea.htm
  2. Mozart’s Requiem in D minor with soloists taken from the chorus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiBZ2C725ns
  3. John Hersey’s Hiroshima https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/jeremy-treglown/work/mr-straight-arrow
  4. Spanish Museum of Abstract Art https://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/travel/30overnighter-cuenca.html
  5. Ruth Matilda Anderson’s photos of Spain https://hispanicsociety.org/prints-photographs/
  6. The present isn’t so superior to the past https://archive.triblive.com/news/students-write-about-life-100-years-ago/

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Tess Morris

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Screenwriter Tess Morris discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Watch the trailer for her film Man Up at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22gEHzlaEQw

  1. Magic Mike XXL as feminist masterpiece https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8gkbak/surprise-magic-mike-xxl-was-the-most-important-feminist-movie-of-2015
  2. The Baked Potato https://thetakeout.com/the-perfect-method-to-make-a-baked-potato-1829350363
  3. Dispelling the myth that you can’t walk in LA https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/walking-in-la/
  4. The songwriting of Billy Swan https://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview-billy-swan.shtml
  5. Don’t look at the time when you have jet lag https://www.skyscanner.net/news/jetlag-15-tips-beating-timezone-tiredness
  6. The Austin Film Festival https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Film_Festival

Michael Blastland

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Journalist Michael Blastland discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. You can find out more about Michael and order his book The Hidden Half.

1. The myth of nurture v nature https://www.nature.com/articles/421806a
2. The uncertainty of public data https://medium.com/wintoncentre/has-uk-employment-gone-down-maybe-and-maybe-not-7b2e8fbdc7c5
3. Science’s replication crisis https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-016-0021
4. The fallibility of medicines https://www.nature.com/news/personalized-medicine-time-for-one-person-trials-1.17411
5. Unknown impact of government’s policies https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/our-work/policy-making/all-change
6. The Mind is Flat, by Nick Chater https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mind-Flat-Illusion-Mental-Improvised/dp/0241208440/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+mind+is+flat&qid=1569486201&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Bobby Duffy

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Bobby Duffy discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known. Bobby is the director of the Policy Institute at King’s College London. His latest book is The Perils of Perception.

1. Negativity bias https://www.offgridsessions.com/2019/07/30/the-perils-of-perception/

2. The cohort effect https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/18/young-people-tory-grey-vote

3. Proper definition of Polarisation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fqlDfPcHWM

4. The Price by Arthur Miller https://www.ft.com/content/bc9f4a4a-2ec3-11e9-ba00-0251022932c8

5. Nick Cave playing live https://variety.com/2019/music/news/concert-review-conversations-with-nick-cave-is-part-qa-part-music-part-group-therapy-1203347523/

6. Better earphones https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/audio/best-in-ear-headphones-1276925

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Iain Burnside

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Classical pianist Iain Burnside discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Find out more about Iain at https://www.askonasholt.com/artists/iain-burnside/.

1. The Scottish composer FG Scott
https://signumrecords.com/product/songs-of-fg-scott-moonstruck/SIGCD096/

The piece used is Florine, adapted from a poem by Thomas Campbell.

2. Sally Clarke’s spicy sweetcorn soup https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/masters-of-modern-cookery-1-sally-clarke-the-soup-kitchen-1142406.html

3. The website http://www.borrowmydoggy.com

4. Molly Keane’s novel Good Behaviour
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/in-praise-of-older-books-good-behaviour-by-molly-keane-1991-1.3587124

5. Locke https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/10771751/Locke-film-review.html

6. The Ludlow English Song Weekend http://ludlowenglishsongweekend.com