Rana Mitter discusses Pather Panchali with Tariq Ali and talks to novelist Sunjeev Sahota.
1/5 Author Susan Orlean celebrates corn on the cob, integral to an American summer. (R)
Matthew Sweet discusses the film Jaws with writer Will Self and shark expert Gareth Fraser
2/5 American author Nathan Englander discovers an obsession with cheese in Midwestern markets. (R)
Philip Dodd discusses law and language and reviews a new play by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
3/5 Author TC Boyle considers how cookouts are memorable markers of his American summers. (R)
Anne McElvoy discusses French intellectual traditions with Sudhir Hazareesingh.
4/5 Author Simon Van Booy, transplanted to New York, compares hot dogs and lobster rolls. (R)
Radio 3's cabaret of the word explores a 'monochrome' world with poets and performers.
5/5 Novelist Audrey Niffenegger on alternatives to delicious ice cream now she cannot eat it. (R)