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Free Thinking

Gentrification

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Essayist Adam Gopnik talks to Shahidha Bari about city living. Plus artist Lucinda Rogers on depicting changes to a London market and a new report into prosperity. Show more

Free Thinking

Suicide; black British actors; Roma; audio games

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Jennifer Michael Hecht talks to Matthew Sweet about the way society talks about suicide. Plus sound designer Nick Ryan on his approach to creating audio-only video games. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Hecht
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Ryan
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Gopnik
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Doughty
Interviewed Guest:
Adjoa Andoh
Producer:
Natalie Steed

A Point of View

Adam Gopnik: Power, Persecution and Pluralism

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Adam Gopnik wonders why religious people are feeling 'persecuted' following the US Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Gopnik
Producer:
Sheila Cook

Genres

A Point of View

Science, Magic and Madness

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

What is the difference between magic and science? According to Adam Gopnik it's the experimental method, the looking and seeing and testing that goes with true science. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Gopnik

Genres

A Point of View

Human Hybrids

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Adam Gopnik deplores the fashion for attacking so-called 'cultural expropriation', as in the recent fuss over American students wearing sombreros at a Mexican theme party. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Gopnik
Producer:
Sheila Cook

Genres

A Point of View

Adam Gopnik: In Praise of Privacy

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Adam Gopnik likes reading collections of private letters but is offended by glee over the publishing of private emails. What should be the limits of privacy in the internet age? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Gopnik
Producer:
Sheila Cook

Genres

A Point of View

Adam Gopnik: Long-Form Television

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Adam Gopnik reflects on the reason for our obsession with long-form television series and sees a link to the current brevity of all our other forms of discourse. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Gopnik
Producer:
Sheila Cook

Genres

A Point of View

Adam Gopnik: Indispensable Man

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Adam Gopnik concludes there are no indispensable people in any family or organisation after finding himself supplanted as his family's waffle maker while he was away on a trip. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Gopnik
Producer:
Sheila Cook

Genres

A Point of View

The Football Fallacy

Duration: 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Adam Gopnik explains why the English are better at watching football than playing it and why the Americans are better at talking about democracy than practising it. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Adam Gopnik
Producer:
Sheila Cook

Genres