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Free Thinking

Essay writing, Tim Winton

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Jonathan Freedland, Wayne Kostenbaum and Maia Jenkins discuss the resurgence of the essay with Anne McElvoy. Also novelist Tim Winton, and when does populism becomes extremism? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Freedland
Interviewed Guest:
Wayne Koestenbaum
Interviewed Guest:
Maia Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Winton
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Ford
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kellner
Producer:
Harry Parker

Free Thinking

South African Art: William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland, Gavin Jantjes.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by artists William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland and Gavin Jantjes and Prof Stephen Chan to discuss South Africa's art, from prehistory to the present. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
William Kentridge
Interviewed Guest:
Vivienne Koorland
Interviewed Guest:
Gavin Jantjes
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Chan
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Enoch Powell, US Supreme Court, War and Art

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Chris Hannan on his new Birmingham Rep play about Enoch Powell, plus James Zirin on the Supreme Court in America and two artists on how they see war. Chris Harding presents. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Chris Hannan
Interviewed Guest:
Roxana Silbert
Interviewed Guest:
James Zirin
Interviewed Guest:
Jananne Al-Ani
Interviewed Guest:
John Keane
Interviewed Guest:
Vivienne Jabri

Free Thinking

Paul Nash, George Szirtes, Hungary 1956 and now

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by Dave McKean to explore Paul Nash's surreal versions of English landscape. Plus poet George Szirtes and writer Tibor Fischer on the Hungarian Revolution. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Dave McKean
Interviewed Guest:
George Szirtes
Interviewed Guest:
Tibor Fischer
Interviewed Guest:
Nora Berend
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Hall

Free Thinking

Artes Mundi Prize, Harriet Walter, Amitav Ghosh, Edmund Richardson

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Catherine Fletcher and Owen Sheers on the Artes Mundi visual arts show, actress Harriet Walter on playing male theatrical roles and Amitav Ghosh on climate change in fiction. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Walter
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Fletcher
Interviewed Guest:
Owen Sheers
Interviewed Guest:
Amitav Ghosh

Free Thinking

Whose Book Is it Anyway?

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy and her guests explore the rise of reading in Britain, from the monasteries to the political pamphlet war to the rise of 'middle-brow' and niche publishing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Dennis Duncan
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Coulombeau
Interviewed Guest:
Katie McGettigan
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Rubery

Free Thinking

Landmark: Waverley

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

A special programme exploring Walter Scott's novel Waverley, as Rana Mitter reflects on the writer and the books which helped the British like the idea of Britain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Jenni Calder
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Crawford
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Lincoln

Free Thinking

Being Human Debate at Fact, Liverpool: Man and Animals

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter with Sarah Peverley, Charles Forsdick, Alasdair Cochrane, Eveline de Wolf, Michael Szollosy and an audience at Fact in Liverpool debate robots, humans and animals. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Peverley
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Forsdick
Interviewed Guest:
Alasdair Cochrane
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Szollosy
Interviewed Guest:
Eveline de Wolf
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

Being Human: Vernon Lee, Lying, Coma

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Shahidha Bari and Laurence Scott discuss new research on supernatural fiction writer Vernon Lee with Francesco Ventrella. Plus what it means to lie and popular ideas of the 'coma'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shahidha Bari
Presenter:
Laurence Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Francesco Ventrella
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Kitzinger
Producer:
Robyn Read

Free Thinking

Theodore Zeldin, Mona Eltahawy

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With scholar Theodore Zeldin discussing his new book, entitled The Hidden Pleasures of Life, and journalist Mona Eltahawy on why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Theodore Zeldin
Interviewed Guest:
Mona Eltahawy
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Presenter:
Philip Dodd