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Free Thinking

Harry Potter. Tim O'Reilly. Tove Jansson.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tim O'Reilly discusses algorithmic regulation and what 2.0 government involves with Anne McElvoy. Plus exhibitions at the British Library and Dulwich exploring crossover fiction. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Tim O'Reilly
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Barraclough
Interviewed Guest:
Hetta Howes

Free Thinking

The Politics of Fashion and Drag

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Scrumbly Koldewyn remembers the '60s San Francisco theatre scene; drag at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern & Jenny Gilbert & Shahdiha Bari on environmentalism & fashion at the V&A. Show more

Free Thinking

Being Human: Lost and Found in the Archives

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Shahidha Bari and Laurence Scott consider how archives come to life with klezmer music, stories from conflict in Northern Ireland and voices from marginalised communities. Show more

Free Thinking

Rethinking Tradition

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd is joined by Roger Scruton, Haroon Mirza, Kevin Davey and Kirsty Gunn to explore writing, modernism and experiment from TS Eliot onwards. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Scruton
Interviewed Guest:
Haroon Mirza
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Davey
Interviewed Guest:
Kirsty Gunn

Free Thinking

Counterculture and Protest

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet discusses the protests of Columbia '68, Stonehenge '85 and acid house with Orbital's Paul Hartnoll, novelist Tony White, editor Paul Cronin and writer Tessa DeCarlo. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Norman Jay
Interviewed Guest:
Tony White
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Cronin
Interviewed Guest:
Tessa DeCarlo

Free Thinking

Australian novelist Peter Carey

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

A car race around Australia is fictionalised in Peter Carey's latest novel. Josephine Quinn asks did the Phoenicians exist? & TS Eliot Prize winner Ocean Vuong - with Rana Mitter. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Carey
Interviewed Guest:
Josephine Quinn
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes

Free Thinking

The Working Class in Culture

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Writer Bea Campbell, artist Scottee, historian Emma Griffin, journalist Simon Jenkins and economist Guy Standing join Philip Dodd to consider the working class in culture. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Bea Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Scottee
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Griffin
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Heffer
Interviewed Guest:
Guy Standing
Interviewed Guest:
Debbie Kilbride

Free Thinking

Improving or Ruining the Future? Kevin Rudd. Finland 100.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Kelly and Zach Weinersmith share visions of the future with Rana Mitter. Plus former Australian PM Kevin Rudd on power and a discussion of 100 years of Finnish independence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Zach Weinersmith
Interviewed Guest:
Kelly Weinersmith

Free Thinking

The pros and cons of Swearing

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Comedian Janey Godley, historian John Gallagher, poet Bridget Minamore and author Emma Byrne discuss with Matthew Sweet swearing on stage, in pain and protest and in past times. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Janey Godley
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Byrne
Interviewed Guest:
John Gallagher
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Minamore

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Viggo Mortensen, Virginia Ironside, Jesse Armstrong, Alfie Deyes, Scottee, Denai Moore, Josef Salvat

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson is joined by Viggo Mortensen, Virginia Ironside, Jesse Armstrong, Scottee and Alfie Deyes for conversation and comedy. With music from Josef Salvat and Denai Moore. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Viggo Mortensen
Interviewed Guest:
Virginia Ironside
Interviewed Guest:
Jesse Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Scottee
Interviewed Guest:
Alfie Deyes
Performer:
Josef Salvat
Performer:
Denai Moore

Loose Ends

Mica Paris, Stephen Mangan, John Grant, Sophie Okonedo, Joe Goddard, Nikki Bedi, Clive Anderson

Duration: 34 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by singer Mica Paris, actor Stephen Mangan, musician John Grant and actress Sophie Okonedo. With music from Mica Paris and Joe Goddard. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Mica Paris
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Mangan
Interviewed Guest:
John Grant
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Okonedo
Performer:
Mica Paris
Performer:
Joe Goddard

Loose Ends

Stephen Fry, Geri Horner, Martin Bell, Gina Yashere, Portico Quartet, Cody ChesnuTT, Arthur Smith, Clive Anderson

Duration: 37 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Stephen Fry, Geri Horner, Martin Bell and Gina Yashere. With music from Portico Quartet and Cody ChesnuTT. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Arthur Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Geri Horner
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Fry
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Bell
Interviewed Guest:
Gina Yashere
Performer:
Cody Chesnutt

Loose Ends

Alice Cooper, Eddie Izzard, Tape Face, Elkie Brooks, Poppy Ajudha, Emma Freud, Clive Anderson

Duration: 36 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Emma Freud are joined by Alice Cooper, Eddie Izzard and Tape Face for a mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Elkie Brooks and Poppy Ajudha. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Izzard
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Tape Face
Performer:
Elkie Brooks
Performer:
Poppy Ajudha

Loose Ends

Steven Berkoff, Andrew O'Neill, Ciaran Hinds, Sofie Hagen, Nomade Orquestra, Tanzanian Albinism Collective, Scottee, Nikki Bedi

Duration: 39 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Nikki Bedi and Scottee are joined by Steven Berkoff, Ciaran Hinds, Sofie Hagen and Andrew O'Neill. With music from Nomade Orquestra and Tanzania Albinism Collective. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Berkoff
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew O'Neill
Interviewed Guest:
Ciaran Hinds
Interviewed Guest:
Sofie Hagen

Loose Ends

Kenneth Cranham, Emma Kennedy, Mark Steel, Zoe Svendsen, Scottee, the Hot Sardines, Cornelia

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Scottee talk to guests including Kenneth Cranham, Emma Kennedy and Mark Steel for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Cranham
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Steel
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Svendsen

Loose Ends

Phil Gayle, Greg Davies, John Williams, Kay Mellor, Martin Johnson, Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen, Tyler Nugent

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Phil Gayle welcome Greg Davies, John Williams, Kay Mellor and Martin Johnson. With music from Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen, and Tyler Nugent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Phil Gayle
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Davies
Interviewed Guest:
John Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Kay Mellor
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Johnson
Performer:
Eliza Carthy
Performer:
Tim Eriksen
Performer:
Tyler Nugent

Loose Ends

Rufus Sewell, Simon Callow, London Hughes, Jools Holland, Honeyfeet, Arthur Smith, Clive Anderson

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Rufus Sewell, Jools Holland, Simon Callow and London Hughes. With music from Jools Holland and Honeyfeet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Arthur Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Rufus Sewell
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Callow
Interviewed Guest:
London Hughes
Performer:
Jools Holland

Loose Ends

Hugh Dennis, Bridget Christie, Liz Carr, Arinzé Kene, L.A Salami, Ciaran Lavery, Nikki Bedi, Clive Anderson

Duration: 36 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Nikki Bedi are joined by Hugh Dennis, Bridget Christie, Liz Carr and Arinze Kene for conversation and comedy. With music from L. A. Salami and Ciaran Lavery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Christie
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Carr
Interviewed Guest:
Arinze Kene
Performer:
Ciaran Lavery

Loose Ends

Lucy Worsley, Reggie Yates, Bruce Guthrie, Tayo Aluko, Fairport Convention, Reuben Hollebon, Emma Freud, Clive Anderson

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Emma Freud are joined by Lucy Worsley, Reggie Yates, Tayo Aluko and Bruce Guthrie. With music from Fairport Convention and Reuben Hollebon. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Emma Freud
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Worsley
Interviewed Guest:
Reggie Yates
Interviewed Guest:
Tayo Aluko
Interviewed Guest:
Bruce Guthrie
Performer:
Reuben Hollebon

Loose Ends

Josie Lawrence, Sarah Kendall, Daniel Cole, Mae Martin, Ibibio Sound Machine, Courtney Marie Andrews, Arthur Smith

Duration: 38 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Josie Lawrence, Sarah Kendall, Daniel Cole and Mae Martin. With music from Ibibio Sound Machine and Courtney Marie Andrews. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Arthur Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Josie Lawrence
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Kendall
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Cole
Interviewed Guest:
Mae Martin