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Matthew Parris meets financial guru Alvin Hall, whose hero is James Baldwin.
Alexei Sayle nominates Edward Said, author of Orientalism.
Alexei Sayle explains why scholar and literary critic Edward Said inspired him.
Munira Mirza discusses the life of the influential political philosopher Hannah Arendt.
Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin talks about avant-garde composer John Cage.
Kurt Vonnegut on Kurt Vonnegut, with a little help from Josie Long
Michael Horovitz nominates fellow poet Allen Ginsberg as his Great Life.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks is Suzanne O'Sullivan's hero, she tells Matthew Parris
Writer Bea Campbell chooses pioneering environmental protection scientist Rachel Carson.
Shirley Collins and Billy Bragg on the legendary American song-hunter Alan Lomax.
Presenter Matthew Parris and journalist Jeremy Vine discuss W H Auden's poetry.
Jeremy Vine is joined by Richard Davenport-Hines to explore the life and work of WH Auden.