Conor Reid

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This week, Conor Reid of the Words to that Effect podcast (www.wttepodcast.com) discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

1. The works of Edgar Rice Burroughs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2016/07/06/xenophic-hack-or-master-storyteller-the-wild-world-of-edgar-rice/

2. The city of Turin as a tourist destination http://slowitaly.yourguidetoitaly.com/2013/11/10-reasons-why-turin-should-be-on-your-italy-bucket-list/

3. The song Four Ethers by Serpentwithfeet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a4N_lOAieA

4. Brown bread ice-cream http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/irish-brown-bread-ice-cream-1958

5. The album Night Train by Oscar Peterson https://musicophilesblog.com/2016/02/02/oscar-petersons-night-train/

6. The work of China Mieville http://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/fiction/china-mieville-brief-introduction-books-start-read

William Cook

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This week, William Cook discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. William has written books on two of his choices, Dudley Moore and Auberon Waugh.

1. The plays of Joe Orton www.nybooks.com/articles/1987/09/24/changeling/

2. The stories of Charles Bukowski www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/03/14/smashed

3. The beach resorts of the Baltic Coast www.roughguides.com/article/the-10-best-baltic-beach-resorts/

4. The paintings of Robert Colquhoun & Robert MacBryde, aka The Two Roberts www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2hscrfQSYK2BrFvHXbNhW5b/the-two-roberts-love-paint-and-poverty

5. The journalism of Auberon Waugh www.lrb.co.uk/v07/n21/ian-hamilton/the-waugh-between-the-diaries

6. The music of Dudley Moore www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-VL6cNeEz8

Ann Kennedy Smith

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This week, Ann Kennedy Smith discusses six things which she thinks should be better known

1. Rathlin Island http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/rathlin-island

2. BBC Pronunciation guides of the 1930s http://www.theguardian.com/education/shortcuts/2016/jun/07/marjerine-or-marg-arine-how-the-bbc-taught-us-to-talk-proper

3. The Cambridge Ladies Dining Society 1890-1914 https://akennedysmith.com/about-2/

4. EM Forster’s biography of M Thornton
https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Marianne_Thornton.html?id=UE8rAQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y

5.The 2019 campaign for adult education http://www.wea.org.uk/news-events/news/1919-centenary-commission-launches

6. Cruikshank’s Worship of Bacchus http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/cruikshank-the-worship-of-bacchus-n00795

Better Unknown

In a reversal of the normal positivity, Richard Elwes discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks we would be better off without.

  1. Smooth jazz and Kenny G www.jazzoasis.com/methenyonkennyg.htm
  2. English language films www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181029-the-100-greatest-foreign-language-films
  3. The Golden Ratio www.fastcompany.com/3044877/the-golden-ratio-designs-biggest-myth
  4. Bridge (the card game) www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1571194/Bridge-tables-hit-by-unpleasantness.html
  5. The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Music Grade Exams) https://crosseyedpianist.com/2016/08/31/exams-dont-make-musicians/
  6. Superstars www.uvm.edu/pdodds/files/papers/others/1981/rosen1981a.pdf

Mark Mason

Mark Mason

This week, Mark Mason discusses with Ivan his six choices of things which should be better known.

1. Apophenia http://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/reality-play/201207/being-amused-apophenia

2. Heartlands film http://film.britishcouncil.org/heartlands

3. Apollo 12 https://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo12.cfm

4. Train in the Distance by Paul Simon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCFTHhcvRT0

5. Joe Swail https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Swail

6. Selling Hitler by Robert Harris http://www.lrb.co.uk/v08/n06/alan-milward/holy-relics

Sophie Ratcliffe

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This week, Sophie Ratcliffe talks to Ivan about six things which she thinks should be better known. You can buy Sophie’s book The Lost Properties of Love.

1. The classified sections of The Times newspaper for the year 1875 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/opinion/14epstein.html

2. John Brewer photography workshops http://www.johnbrewerphotography.com

3. What GPs actually do https://drjongriffiths.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/10-insider-tips-i-bet-you-dont-know-about-your-gp/

4. The manifold ways people respond to death and grief http://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-truisms-wellness/201702/the-ways-we-grieve

5. The benefits of having a disco ball in your kitchen http://www.thespruce.com/decorate-with-disco-balls-4155801

6. Hull http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/40041884/five-things-you-may-not-know-about-hull-ahead-of-radio-1s-big-weekend

Richard Barnett

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This week, Dr Richard Barnett discusses six things with Ivan which he thinks should be better known.

  1. Russell Hoban’s Pilgermann www.nytimes.com/1983/05/29/books/exiled-from-wisdom.html
  2. Kedgeree www.coop.co.uk/recipes/quick-and-spicy-kedgeree
  3. Wittgenstein’s service in World War One www.military-history.org/articles/thinkers-at-war-wittgenstein.htm
  4. Tarbat Discovery Centre in Portmahomack www.tarbat-discovery.co.uk
  5. Simon Munnery https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/jun/27/simon-munnery-hello-comedy-gold
  6. John Fahey’s On the Banks of the Owchita https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJghX8bInXY