Dorian Lynskey

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Author Dorian Lynskey discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Dorian Lynskey is an author and journalist who writes about music, politics, film and books for publications including the Guardian, the Observer, GQ, Billboard and the New Statesman. He is the author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs (Faber, 2011) and The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s 1984 (Picador, 2019). He also hosts the Remainiacs and Bunker podcasts. Find out more at http://www.dorianlynskey.com.

1. EL Doctorow https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2012/05/24/faulkner-as-i-lay-dying/

2. Regina Spektor https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/night-life/regina-spektor

3. Quiz Show https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2012/dec/14/quiz-show-robert-redford

4. The 1910s magazine The Masses https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/serial?id=themasses

5. Broad City https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2014/apr/14/broad-city-comedy-genius

6. Hiroshima as a destination https://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/hiroshima-jpn-cg-hiro.htm

Jack Gilpin

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Actor Jack Gilpin discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Jack Gilpin is an American actor and Episcopal priest. He currently stars in television drama series Billions and has previously performed in Succession and Law & Order. He has acted in many films including Quiz Show, Mulan and Adventureland.

  1. The Bible https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sheep_and_the_Goats
  2. Modern poetry https://www.poetryfoundation.org/collections/152025/an-introduction-to-modernism
  3. The importance of diet https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/healthydiet/healthybalanceddiet.html
  4. The plays of Lanford Wilson https://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/26/theater/lanford-wilson-a-playwright-with-compassion-for-his-characters.html
  5. The music of Arvo Pärt https://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2012/jun/18/arvo-part-contemporary-music-guide
  6. Guidelines for Mutuality https://www.episcopalct.org/Beliefs-and-Practices/guidelines-for-mutuality/

Richard Askwith

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Author Richard Askwith discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Richard Askwith is author of six books, including the award-winning Feet in the Clouds (about fell-running); Today We Die A Little (an acclaimed biography of the Czechoslovak runner Emil Zátopek); and, most recently, Unbreakable: The Countess, the Nazis and the World’s Most Dangerous Horse Race, which won Biography of the Year at the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards. A former executive editor of The Independent, he has been a journalist for forty years and continues to earn much of his living from freelance feature-writing.

  1. Milada Horáková https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/long-reads/milada-horakova-czech-republic-communist-era-show-trial-a9517401.html
  2. La Commune https://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/03/movies/film-review-it-s-paris-in-1871-and-you-are-there.html
  3. The rich recreational potential of mud https://www.amazon.co.uk/Running-Free-Runners-Journey-Nature/dp/0224091964
  4. Sortition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sortition
  5. Frances Horovitz https://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/category/frances-horovitz
  6. Lata Brandisová https://www.telegraph.co.uk/racing/2019/03/03/greatest-sports-story-never-told-woman-defied-nazis-win-toughest/

Bubbling under: Charles Webb https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/06/charles-webb-obituary

Louise Gray

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Journalist and author Louise Gray discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Louise Gray is the author of The Ethical Carnivore which discusses the ethics of meat by only eating animals she had killed herself. She was previously environment correspondent of The Daily Telegraph.

  1. Squirrel Kebabs https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ethical-Carnivore-Year-Killing-Eat/dp/1472933109/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
  2. Climate change acronyms https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/7572765/UN-process-under-fire-at-climate-change-talks.html and https://www.ukcop26.org
  3. Corbetts www.bendamph.com
  4. Blue Bananas https://www.bbc.com/future/bespoke/follow-the-food/the-pandemic-threatening-bananas.html
  5. The Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/25/gastronomical-me-mfk-fisher-review
  6. Canntaireachd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_b1hNtbsdI

Bubbling under: The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Castle

Stuart Ritchie

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Psychologist Stuart Ritchie discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Stuart Ritchie is a Lecturer in the Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London. His new book, Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science, is available now. More details are at http://sciencefictions.org.

  1. Bach’s cantatas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHtwSyxMsU
  2. Katakana https://www.dartmouth.edu/~introjpn/text/katakana.html
  3. Limmy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fC2oke5MFg
  4. Data Sleuths https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/eye-for-manipulation–a-profile-of-elisabeth-bik-65839
  5. Sci-Hub https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci-Hub
  6. Irn-Bru https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/irn-bru-things-what-is-didnt-know-recipe-change-ag-barr-scotland-favourite-soft-drink-can-a8143301.html

Bubbling under: Replication crisis https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/8/27/17761466/psychology-replication-crisis-nature-social-science

Anand Menon

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Anand Menon discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London and director of The UK in a Changing Europe initiative. His many books include Brexit and British Politics, which he co-wrote with Geoffrey Evans.

  1. 13 Minutes to the Moon https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xttx2
  2. The Middle https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/21/the-middles-realpolitik
  3. Maths https://www.phdstudies.com/article/6-reasons-to-study-mathematics/
  4. Elbow https://www.soundonsound.com/people/elbow
  5. Kerala https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/04/13/999313/kerala-fight-covid-19-india-coronavirus/
  6. Politics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4c4QtfLE3g

David Vincent

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Historian David Vincent discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

David Vincent is Professor of Social History at the Open University, where he was previously Pro Vice Chancellor.  He is an Honorary Professor of History at Keele University, a recent visiting research fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at Cambridge, and a Research Associate of the Wellcome Trust funded Pathologies of Solitude project.  He is the author of a range of studies of British and European social history since the late eighteenth century. His new book is A History of Solitude (Polity, Cambridge, April 2020).

  1. Montaigne’s Tower https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/france/dordogne/lot-of-livin/a-tour-of-montaignes-tower/
  2. The poetry of John Clare https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2004/10/07/getting-clare-clear/
  3. Melverley Church http://melverleychurch.co.uk/
  4. Madame Caroline Testout climbing rose https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/mme-caroline-testout
  5. The Stiperstones https://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/daysout/days-out-england/days-out-in-shropshire/stiperstones/
  6. Henry Mayhew’s London Labour and the London Poor (1861) https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/henry-mayhews-london-labour-and-the-london-poor

Rose George

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Author Rose George discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known. You can find out more about her at http://www.rosegeorge.com. Her books include Nine Pints, Ninety Percent of Everything and The Big Necessity.

1. Janet Vaughan https://longreads.com/2015/03/10/a-very-naughty-little-girl/

2. The bidet https://www.bidet.org/blogs/news/history-of-the-bidet

3. Dr. George Merryweather https://whitbymuseum.org.uk/whats-here/collections/special-collections/tempest-prognosticator/

4. Lucio Battisti https://newsroom.spotify.com/2019-11-11/lucio-battisti-a-legend-in-ten-songs/

5. Fell running https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/health/a763311/60-second-guide-fell-running/

6. Fred Vargas https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/1015075/fred-vargas.html

Emily Temple

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Novelist Emily Temple discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Emily Temple is the Managing Editor at Literary Hub, where she recommends more books than anyone could read. Her first novel, The Lightness, was published in June 2020 by the Borough Press (UK) and William Morrow (US). You can read more about Emily and see her Lit Hub work.

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  1. Jonathan Richman https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/jonathan-richman-i-jonathan/
  2. Lagaan https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/lagaan-once-upon-a-time-in-india-2002
  3. Cute aggression https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/31/679832549/when-too-cute-is-too-much-the-brain-can-get-aggressive
  4. The legend of Peter I and Inês de Castro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs3cZMsIrmQ
  5. Elena Ferrante’s The Days of Abandonment https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/a-novel-of-infidelity-in-dialogue-with-elena-ferrantes-the-days-of-abandonment
  6. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Face-Skin-Care/Lip-Care/Lip-Balms/Palmer’s-Cocoa-Butter-Formula-Swivel-Stick-14g/p/758016

Cal Flyn

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Writer Cal Flyn discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known.

Cal’s first book Thicker Than Water was published in 2016. It deals with the colonisation of Australia and questions of inherited guilt. Her second book, Islands of Abandoment, is due out in 2021.

  1. A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/book-of-a-lifetime-a-place-of-greater-safety-by-hilary-mantel-2218080.html
  2. Moth appreciation http://nationalmothweek.org/
  3. Sandstone Press https://sandstonepress.com/
  4. The research of John C Lilley https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/06/how-a-science-experiment-led-to-sexual-encounters-for-a-woman-and-a-dolphin/372606/ and https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-order-of-the-dolphin-setis-secret-origin-story
  5. Gladstone’s Library https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/
  6. Ceilidh dancing https://www.scotsman.com/health/scottish-dancing-can-help-keep-old-age-bay-2002734