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
Matthew Sturgis, biographer of Oscar Wilde, talks to Ivan about six things which should be better known.
Oscar Wilde’s duologues https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Critic_as_Artist
The Mortdecai thrillers of Kyril Bonfiglioli https://www.economist.com/prospero/2010/09/29/an-unsung-classic
The voice of the Brazilian singer Virginia Rodrigues https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/virginia-rodrigues-the-diva-of-the-favelas-63902.html
Spaghetti caccio-pepe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AztjQDIi3Sw
Fitzrovia Chapel www.fitzroviachapel.org
Sickert’s late works https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp04107/walter-richard-sickert
Novelist Geoff Dyer discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. You can read more at www.geoffdyer.com.
Lomer shoes http://www.lomer.it/en-UK/
Luigi Ghiri https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Ghirri
Calabash literature festival in Jamaica https://www.vogue.com/article/calabash-literary-festival-in-jamaica-is-the-islands-best-kept-secret
Paul Anthony Jones talks to Ivan about six things which he thinks should be better known. Paul's books include The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities and Around The World in 80 Words. There is more information at www.paulanthonyjones.com/books.
John Atkinson Grimshaw https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/atkinson-grimshaw-227
The Sage Gateshead https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/5285/Sage-Gateshead
Wait Until Dark www.rogerebert.com/reviews/wait-until-dark-1968
Eric Partridge’s slang dictionaries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/dec/07/highereducation.referenceandlanguages
James Gordon Bennett Jr http://mentalfloss.com/article/64130/fabulously-eccentric-life-james-gordon-bennett-jr
Tori Amos’ 2011 album Night of Hunters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_Hunters
Clare Bucknell discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known. You can read her articles for the London Review of Books at www.lrb.co.uk/contributors/clare-bucknell.
Female grand tourists in the late eighteenth century https://cloudfront.escholarship.org/dist/prd/content/qt2bz968nw/qt2bz968nw.pdf
Travelling in Austria (apart from skiing) https://globalgrasshopper.com/destinations/europe/10-beautiful-places-visit-austria/
The satirist John Wolcot, aka Peter Pindar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wolcot
TH White’s The Sword in the Stone https://barbarah.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/book-review-the-sword-in-the-stone/
Gary Dexter discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.
The scourge of asthma www.asthma-international.org.uk
The early albums of Queen www.uncut.co.uk/reviews/album/queen-the-first-five-albums
The continuing threat of nuclear war https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_Clock
Japanese religious syncretism https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/07/how-japan-rubs-along-with-two-religions-plus-fake-christian-weddings/
The novels of Bernard Malamud www.nybooks.com/articles/1984/01/19/the-shaman-and-the-schlemiel/
The international space station and its achievements www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/15_ways_iss_benefits_earth/
Henriette van der Blom, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known.
Ancient rhetoric http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/cor
The work and legacy of the Danish seismologist Inge Lehmann https://videnskab.dk/naturvidenskab/inge-lehmann-og-de-usynlige-danske-videnskabskvinder
The classical derivation of English words https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_words_of_Greek_origin
Limiting the overuse of modern antibiotics http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170607-how-we-can-stop-antibiotic-resistance
Learning a new language is good for you https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/does-being-bilingual-make-you-smarter