Sun 30 Mar 2014
1970s USA rediscovered through lost recordings of Alistair Cooke's Letter From America.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Fri 20 Feb 2004
In his last letter, Alistair Cooke examines Iraq’s influence on the Presidential Election.
Fri 13 Feb 2004
How slimming became fashionable during the food shortages of the First World War.
Fri 6 Feb 2004
Alistair Cooke remembers the time he was mistaken for a spy during World War II.
Fri 30 Jan 2004
Alistair Cooke discusses the resignation of the US chief weapons inspector, Dr David Kay.
Fri 23 Jan 2004
Alistair Cooke remembers when doctors used to make house calls.
Fri 16 Jan 2004
Alistair Cooke remembers a Palm Beach winter, as Arctic weather hits the northern states.
Fri 9 Jan 2004
Alistair Cooke refuses to exhaust himself describing all the presidential candidates.
Fri 2 Jan 2004
Alistair Cooke wonders what makes people favour athletic prowess over academic skill.
Boxing Day 2003
Alistair Cooke examines how congressmen secure re-appointments during an election year.
Fri 19 Dec 2003
Charles Dickens’ Scrooge reminds Alistair Cooke of the uniting force of Christmas.
Fri 12 Dec 2003
An anniversary gets Alistair Cooke out from a sticky broadcasting situation.
Fri 5 Dec 2003
Alistair Cooke examines why it is so difficult to establish democracy in Iraq.
Fri 28 Nov 2003
In light of new concerns about healthy eating, Alistair Cooke reflects on Thanksgiving.
Fri 21 Nov 2003
Alistair Cooke compares Chinese import tax with the great depression Smoot-Hawley Tariff.
Fri 14 Nov 2003
Alistair Cooke examines how casualty numbers influences the public's appetite for war.
Fri 7 Nov 2003
Alistair Cooke celebrates the architectural achievements of Stanford White.
Fri 31 Oct 2003
Forty years on, Alistair Cooke examines the effect of destroying the Pennsylvania Station.
Fri 24 Oct 2003
Alistair Cooke examines the Pledge of Allegiance and its role in a secular society.
Fri 17 Oct 2003
Alistair Cooke muses on curious linguistic differences between America and England.
Fri 10 Oct 2003
Alistair Cooke contemplates Arnold Schwarzenegger's role as governor.
Fri 3 Oct 2003
Alistair Cooke pays tribute to Robert Lochner and Alexander Butterfield.
Fri 26 Sep 2003
Alistair Cooke asks why it is costing so much to rebuild Iraq.
Fri 19 Sep 2003
Whilst waiting for hurricane Isabel, Alistair Cooke tells a few tales.
Fri 12 Sep 2003
Alistair Cooke celebrates the life of golf commentator Henry Longhurst.
Fri 5 Sep 2003
Alistair Cooke contrasts the "crisis" in the tennis world with the troubles in Iraq.
Fri 29 Aug 2003
Alistair Cooke muses on Wimbledon's ability to reconcile historic tradition and modernity.
Fri 22 Aug 2003
After recent power cuts, Alistair Cooke reflects on the importance of electricity.
Fri 15 Aug 2003
Alistair Cooke recalls some intriguing myths about Winston Churchill.
Fri 8 Aug 2003
After a debate on tackling terrorism, Alistair Cooke reassesses his opinion of the UN.