Richard Dawkins, Tacita Dean, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas
Philip Dodd hears from evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins who has just written a new memoir - An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist. Dawkins recalls how a colonial childhood led to a career in science and discusses how social media is changing the game.
Philip talks to Tacita Dean about her new film 'JG' premiering in a new exhibition of her work at London's Frith Street. The film revisits familiar themes of loss and entropy with time at its core and was inspired by a long-term correspondence Dean held with the writer J G Ballard. They had a mutual fascination with the earthwork on the Utah Salt Flats, created by American sculptor Robert Smithson and known simply as the Spiral Jetty.
And Philip discusses with theatre critic Susannah Clapp 'The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, a new play by Dennis Kelly at London's Royal Court. It also marks the directorial debut of incoming artistic director, Vicky Featherstone.
The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas
|Interviewed Guest||Tacita Dean|
|Interviewed Guest||Richard Dawkins|
|Interviewed Guest||Susannah Clapp|