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Night Waves

Paul Klee, US Shutdown, Catherine Merridale, Man Booker Prize, National Theatre

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Philip Dodd. With the winner of 2013's Man Booker, discussing the new National Theatre head, the US Government shutdown, a Paul Klee show and a book about the Kremlin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Merridale
Producer:
Fiona McLean
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
James Malpas
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Leeder
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Freedland
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Davis

Night Waves

Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by singer Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys. He discusses the influence of his native North East, his move to London and working with musical partner Chris Lowe. Show more

Free Thinking

Olafur Eliasson, Andrey Kurkov, Mary Dejevsky and Zinovy Zinik on Soviet Culture

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd talks to artist Olafur Eliasson and Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov and discusses Soviet culture with Mary Dejevsky and Zinovy Zinik. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Olafur Eliasson
Interviewed Guest:
Andrey Kurkov
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Dejevsky
Interviewed Guest:
Zinovy Zinik
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Templeton Smith

Free Thinking

Universities: Therapy or Learning?

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd and a New Generation Thinker debate universities, asking whether they are for therapy or learning. With New Generation Thinker Sean Williams. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Lodder
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Are We Living Through a New 18th Century?

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd explores the parallels between 18th-century London and now, with MP Kwasi Kwarteng, historians Helen Berry, Jerry White and AN Wilson and playwright April de Angelis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Kwasi Kwarteng
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Berry
Interviewed Guest:
Jerry White
Interviewed Guest:
AN Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
April De Angelis
Producer:
Harry Parker

Free Thinking

What does Global Shakespeare Mean?

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by academic Preti Taneja, Professor David Schalkwyk, director Dominic Dromgoole and Professor Sonia Massai to discuss what global Shakespeare means. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Dominic Dromgoole
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Massai
Interviewed Guest:
Preti Taneja
Interviewed Guest:
David Schalkwyk

Night Waves

Nelson Mandela

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Playwright Athol Fugard and actor Dame Janet Suzman join Philip Dodd to reflect on Nelson Mandela's life. David Goodhart and Edward Mortimer discuss immigration in the UK. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
David Goodhart
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Mortimer
Interviewed Guest:
Athol Fugard
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Suzman

Night Waves

Mind Maps, Freud, Psychotherapy, Partition

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd discusses writing about Partition, the history of psychology, Freud and his daughter Anna, and psychotherapy and religion. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Howard Brenton
Interviewed Guest:
Moniza Alvi
Interviewed Guest:
Keith Laws
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Allan
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Appignanesi
Interviewed Guest:
Giles Fraser
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Night Waves

Clash of Civilizations, Simon Heffer, George Grosz

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd discusses the relevance of Huntington's Clash of Civilizations, reviews an exhibition of the work of George Grosz and talks to Simon Heffer about the Victorians. Show more

Night Waves

Verdi 200

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Philip Dodd, including new social media's relationship to democracy with William Dutton and Tom Standage, photographer Dayanita Singh and Verdi's debt to Shakespeare. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
William Dutton
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Standage
Interviewed Guest:
Dayanita Singh
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Lenton
Interviewed Guest:
Rene Weis

Night Waves

Orwell, Stoicism Week, Sue Webster and Gavin Turk on Glass Art

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd discusses Orwell and englishness, artists Gavin Turk and Sue Webster on working in glass, and Stoic Week. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Luke Mulhall
Interviewed Guest:
Gavin Turk
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Webster
Interviewed Guest:
Pat Kane
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Vernon
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Colls
Interviewed Guest:
Selina Todd
Interviewed Guest:
Jules Evans

Night Waves

Egypt's democracy, Diana Quick, Laura Knight, Technology & Cities

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Democracy in the Egyptian revolution, Diana Quick on playing controlling women, Laura Knight and the reaction to modernism and technology and alienation in the modern city. Show more

Night Waves

Gloriana, Porn, Lowry, New Generation Thinker Sarah Peverley

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd reviews the new production of Britten's Gloriana at the ROH, talks to TJ Clarke about Lowry and asks whether it is possible to be morally neutral about pornography. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Participant:
Julie Bindel
Participant:
Feona Attwood
Participant:
Geoff Dyer
Participant:
Sarah Peverley
Participant:
TJ Clark
Participant:
Susan Hitch

Free Thinking

Dame Janet Suzman

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Actress and director Dame Janet Suzman is in extended conversation with Philip Dodd. She talks about acting and directing and politics in her native South Africa. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Janet Suzman
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Eighteenth-Century Sexual Politics

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd explores the sexual mores of 18th-century England, talking to Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Joanne Bailey, David Turner, Hallie Rubenhold and Judith Hawley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Faramerz Dabhoiwala
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Bailey
Interviewed Guest:
David Turner
Interviewed Guest:
Hallie Rubenhold
Interviewed Guest:
Judith Hawley
Producer:
Harry Parker

Free Thinking

Eleanor Marx, David Henry Hwang

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tony award winning playwright David Henry Hwang talks about the Asian American experience with Philip Dodd, plus Rachel Holmes and Emma Griffin discuss Eleanor Marx's campaigns. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
David Henry Hwang
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Griffin
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Holmes

Free Thinking

Ivan Klima, the East-West divide in Europe, Science Fiction in Theatre

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Ivan Klima looks back over his writing life with Philip Dodd, who also heads a discussion on central Europe. Plus, the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Ivan Klima
Interviewed Guest:
Gwendolyn Sasse
Interviewed Guest:
Zoltan Boszormenyi
Interviewed Guest:
Dr Sarah Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp

Free Thinking

Colour: Sean Scully, Jamie Ward, Caroline Cox

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd hears from artist Sean Scully about his latest show and explores our perception of colour with neuroscientist Jamie Ward and fashion expert Caroline Cox. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Scully
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie Ward
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Cox
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

18th-Century Crime and Punishment

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd explores 18th-century attitudes to the law, crime and punishment, talking to Professor Norman S Poser, Antonia Hodgson and Lucy Powell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Norman Poser
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Hodgson
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Powell
Producer:
Harry Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Robertson

Free Thinking

Kenyan Authors Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Billy Kahora

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Authors and editor Billy Kahora join Philip Dodd to reflect on changes in Kenyan art and politics and the views of fellow writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Kahora
Interviewed Guest:
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
Producer:
Georgia Catt
Editor:
Robyn Read