Ben Schott


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

1. Stud cufflinks

2. Polari

3. The photomontage artist John Heartfield

4. The graphic design of movie poster billing blocks

5. The “Celestial Empire of Benevolent Knowledge”

6. The secret codes of calling cards

Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney


This week, Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney discusses six things which they think should be better known.

1. The crime fiction of Celia Fremlin

2. Barreiro

3. Emma Hardinge Britten

4. Anne Sharp

5. The Japanese countryside

6. The history of children with learning disabilities

Richard Canning


This week, Richard Canning discusses six things which he thinks should be better known.

1. Ronald Firbank

2. Nils Dardel

3. The Bathers

4. Karol Szymanowski

5. The Comeback

6. Tigre

Lucy Hughes-Hallett


This week, Lucy Hughes-Hallett discusses six things which she thinks should be better known. The episode was produced by Oliver Morris at Whistledown Studios in London.

1. The Deposition by Pontormo in the Church of Santa Felicita, Florence

2. The beach at Covehithe, Suffolk

3. Rosa Alba Celestial

4. The Immortal Dinner by Penelope Hughes-Hallett

5. Angelo and Rosaline, by Bettina

6. The island of Veliki Brijuni

Dan Benedictus


This week, Dan Benedictus discusses his six choices:

  1. Gorge Du Tarn
  2. Preserved Lemons for cooking
  3. Using V8 Vegetable juice instead of tomato juice in a Bloody Mary
  4. Narwhals
  5. The film closer to the edge – a documentary about the Isle of Man TT
  6. The album OK Cowboy by Vitalic

Richard Walker


This week, Richard Walker discusses his six choices:

1. Florida Southern College
2. The early films of Peter Greenaway – ‘The Falls’ and other oddities
3. Michael Hurley – American folk troubadour surrealist
4. Robin Noscoe – 20th Century Renaissance man and inspirational art teacher
5. Sardinia – a hidden jewel in the Mediterranean
6. Elephant and Castle – as a desirable destination

Catharine Morris


This week, Catharine Morris discusses her six choices.

1. The role of an editor
2. Structured procrastination
3. Simon Gray’s memoirs
4. Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird
5. Benefits of having an older father
6. Pipedown