Catherine Johnson discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known.
Catherine has written over twenty books for children and teenagers. Her most recent, Freedom, won the Little Rebels Book Award and was selected as the UK's IBBY (International Board of Books for Young People) Honor List title. She is also a screenwriter and has written for TV and film, including Bullet Boy. She is currently working on an adaptation of Miranda Kaufman's Black Tudors for TV and a computer game for a British Game developer. Find out more at www.catherinejohnson.co.uk.
Maya Deren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Deren
Colonel Alexander Dumas http://www.melaniejackson.com/alexandre-dumas-swashbuckler-extraordinaire/
Charles Keeping http://www.thekeepinggallery.co.uk/
The Devil in Salem https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49997033
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Composer Alex Woolf discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known.
Sunday in the Park with George https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/oct/27/sunday-in-the-park-with-george-review-jake-gyllenhall-sondheim
Louise Imogen Guiney http://essays.quotidiana.org/guiney/quiet_london/
English National Opera’s Access All Arias https://www.eno.org/your-visit/ways-to-save-offers/
The origin of the Nokia ringtone https://www.classicfm.com/composers/tarrega/nokia-theme-tune-origins/
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Writer Charlie Connelly discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. His books include Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round The Shipping Forecast, And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 2000 Years Of British and Irish History and Our Man In Hibernia: Ireland, The Irish And Me. Read more about him at www.charlieconnelly.com.
Noel Coward's poetry https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/sep/09/saturday-poem-noel-coward
The Radio Garden App https://radio.garden/
The Norwegian Fish Canning Museum, Stavanger https://www.fjordtours.com/things-to-do-in-norway/museums-and-attractions/the-norwegian-canning-museum-stavanger/
Fifty Years of Europe: An Album by Jan Morris https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifty-Years-Europe-Jan-Morris/dp/0679416102
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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 at https://history.fas.harvard.edu/people/maya-jasanoff. Her most recent book is The Dawn Watch, which you can buy at https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Watch-Joseph-Conrad-Global/dp/0143111043/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=.
Albert Kahn global photo archive https://allthatsinteresting.com/albert-kahn-archives-of-the-planet
Shakespeare Wallah http://www.merchantivory.com/film/shakespearewallah
Aeon online magazine https://aeon.co/essays/what-can-the-mirror-test-say-about-self-awareness-in-animals
BBC Radio 3 Breakfast show presenter Petroc Trelawny discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.
Miklos Banffy's Transylvanian Trilogy https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2011/aug/05/writing-wall-miklos-banffy-summer-readings
Call My Agent https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_My_Agent!
Hungarian wine https://winefolly.com/review/hungarian-wines-for-the-win/
Lennox Berkeley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW_PDF5K4Fc
The Railway Dining Car https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/journey-information/on-board/pullman-dining
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.
Mozart’s Requiem in D minor with soloists taken from the chorus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiBZ2C725ns
John Hersey’s Hiroshima https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/jeremy-treglown/work/mr-straight-arrow
Spanish Museum of Abstract Art https://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/travel/30overnighter-cuenca.html
Ruth Matilda Anderson’s photos of Spain https://hispanicsociety.org/prints-photographs/
The present isn’t so superior to the past https://archive.triblive.com/news/students-write-about-life-100-years-ago/
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
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
Dispelling the myth that you can't walk in LA https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/walking-in-la/
The songwriting of Billy Swan https://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview-billy-swan.shtml
Don’t look at the time when you have jet lag https://www.skyscanner.net/news/jetlag-15-tips-beating-timezone-tiredness
The Austin Film Festival https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Film_Festival
Journalist Michael Blastland discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. You can find out more about Michael at https://profilebooks.com/michael-blastland.html.The myth of nurture v nature https://www.nature.com/articles/421806aThe uncertainty of public data https://medium.com/wintoncentre/has-uk-employment-gone-down-maybe-and-maybe-not-7b2e8fbdc7c5Science’s replication crisis https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-016-0021The fallibility of medicines https://www.nature.com/news/personalized-medicine-time-for-one-person-trials-1.17411Unknown impact of government’s policies https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/our-work/policy-making/all-changeThe 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
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.
Proper definition of Polarisation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fqlDfPcHWM
The Price by Arthur Miller https://www.ft.com/content/bc9f4a4a-2ec3-11e9-ba00-0251022932c8
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/.
The Scottish composer FG Scotthttps://signumrecords.com/product/songs-of-fg-scott-moonstruck/SIGCD096/
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
The website www.borrowmydoggy.com
Molly Keane’s novel Good Behaviourhttps://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/in-praise-of-older-books-good-behaviour-by-molly-keane-1991-1.3587124
The Ludlow English Song Weekend http://ludlowenglishsongweekend.com
Novelist and short story writer Joan Silber talks to Ivan about six things which she thinks should be better known. Find out more about Joan at http://joansilber.net/.Luang Prabang, Laos https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/oct/12/luang-prabang-laos-three-day-holiday-itineraryDavid Malouf https://literature.britishcouncil.org/writer/david-maloufThe Mighty Clouds of Joy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeM-VMkhFdMCharles Baxter https://www.nybooks.com/contributors/charles-baxter/Walking in New York https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/22/magazine/new-york-city-walks.htmlTahini with grape molasses (pekmez) on bread http://www.turkishcookbook.com/2007/01/tahini-grape-molasses.php
Joel Whitney talks to Ivan about six things which he thinks should be better known.
Joel is the author of Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World’s Best Writers.
Essential American Poets series https://www.poetryfoundation.org/podcasts/series/74631/essentialpoets
Elizabeth Buffum Chace http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2016/06/elizabeth-buffum-chace.html
TWA Hotel at JFX International Airport https://time.com/5589561/twa-hotel-jfk/
Hugh Bicheno talks to Ivan about six things which he thinks should be better known.
Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Coudenhove-Kalergi
Sir Benjamin Thompson https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sir-Benjamin-Thompson-Graf-von-Rumford
Marguerite of Anjou https://www.historyhit.com/facts-about-margaret-of-anjou/
First Anglo-Sikh war http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/sikh-wars-and-annexation-of-the-panjab/
The 1973 coup d’état in Chile https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/07/chile-coup-pinochet-allende
Joe Thomas talks to Ivan about six things which he thinks should be better known. Joe's novels include Paradise City, Gringa and Playboy.
The crime novels of Sara Gran https://crimereads.com/sara-grans-infinite-mysteries/
The Brazilian musicians Cazuza and Tim Maia https://library.brown.edu/create/fivecenturiesofchange/chapters/chapter-8/aids/cazuza-brazils-first-public-face-of-aids/
Levels of the Game by John McPhee https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/28/john-mcphee-levels-game-more-great-sportswriting-tennis-william-fiennes
Laura Barton's Notes from a Musical Island https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/13/laura-barton-notes-musical-island-saturday-night-movies-hip-hop-saved-life-rolling-stone-review
The short stories of Lucy Caldwell https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/cyprus-avenue-a-short-story-by-lucy-caldwell-1.2642289
Wasfi Kani of Grange Park Opera talks to Ivan about six things which she thinks should be better known.
History of Countryside by Oliver Rackham https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1188837.The_History_of_the_Countryside
Statistics around imprisonment https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN04334/SN04334.pdf
Chamber music - Beethoven op 131 or Brahms sextet https://www.talkclassical.com/50161-chamber-music-thread.html
Pericles quote https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Pericles
Artist Phil Shaw discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. You can find out more about his work at https://www.rebeccahossack.com/artists/72-phil-shaw/overview/.
Jeffrey Edwards prints https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/jeffery-edwards-1050
The Big Three live at the Cavern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRfQ-hm3APs
Musica Prisca Caput by Nicola Vicentino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0akGtDPVRxk
The Face on the Wall by EV Lucas https://web.iiit.ac.in/~nirnimesh/Literature/The%20Face%20on%20the%20Wall.htm
Unthinking, Unthoughts and Unthunk by Les Coleman https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9903438/Les-Coleman.html
Rhum baba https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rum_baba
Charles J Shields talks to Ivan about six things which he thinks should be better known. His biographies include Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee (2006), And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut (2011) and The Man Who Wrote The Perfect Novel: John Williams, Stoner and the Writing Life (2018). You can read more about Charles at www.charlesjshields.net and can
Reversing the Chicago River https://www.chicagoline.com/blog/chicago-river-reversal/
Winston Churchill at the Front in World War I https://winstonchurchill.org/publications/finest-hour/finest-hour-176/books-churchill-at-the-front/
Burr Oak Cemetery near Chicago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr_Oak_Cemetery
James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Manhttps://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/johnson/life.htm
André Maurois’ biographies https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/maurois-andr-x00e9
Carl Rollyson discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. You can read more about Carl and his books at www.carlrollyson.com.
Harriet Hume by Rebecca West https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1982/08/12/staying-the-course/
The Searching Wind by Lillian Hellmann https://www.timeout.com/london/film/the-searching-wind
Clash by Night https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clash_by_Night
The Mansion by William Faulkner https://brickmag.com/the-mansion-by-william-faulkner/
Plutarch award for biography https://biographersinternational.org/topic/plutarch-award/
The poet JS Watts talks to Ivan about six things she thinks should be better known. Her books include The Submerged, Sea, Years Ago You Coloured Me and Witchlight. More information is at www.jswatts.co.uk.
Bartlow Hills, Cambridgeshire http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cambridgeshire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8692000/8692856.stm
David Lough discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. David is the author of Darling Winston and No More Champagne.
Prison Reading Groups http://prisonreadinggroups.org.uk/
The London Library https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Library
Cystic fibrosis and orkambi https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/the-work-we-do/campaigning-hard/life-saving-drugs/orkambi