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We examine the fast-changing relationship between the individual & the crowd
Free Thinking explores America. Guests Claudia Rankine, Marilynne Robinson, Peter Bourne
Spying, peace negotiating & the power balance around the world, films, books, paintings
Discussions/interviews: Slavoj Zizek, Xinran, Ivan Klima, Claudia Rankine, Pankaj Mishra
Ziauddin Sardar, Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, Rabbi Sacks, Marilynne Robinson
Teju Cole, Zadie Smith, Umberto Eco, Peter Singer, David Grossman, Edna O'Brien
Free Thinking explores divisions & differences & the way people define themselves...
Dorothy Bohm, Edward Burtynsky, Sean Scully, Dada, Elizabeth Price, Edmund de Waal
Key films, books, TV, plays, art: 1001 Nights - 2001 A Space Odyssey, Jane Austen - Jaws
Peter Singer, Cordelia Fine, Garry Kasparov, AI and Algorithmns, Tim O’Reilly.
Listen to past editions from the extensive Night Waves archive.
Writing from around the world: fact, fiction, key authors, classics & contemporary voices
Leading scholars, insights from actors and directors and new research into the Bard.
From the Tale of Genjii to Godzilla, Kenzaburo Oe to Yoko Tawada …
Elif Batuman, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Kamila Shamsie, Jesmyn Ward...
Free Thinking Festival 2017: The Speed of Life
From the urge to fight and Mrs Noah to Uncanny objects and mountain photography...
Recorded at the York Festival of Ideas (2018)
The mariner’s astrolabe; faith in food; Sherlock Holmes; the phone & a cold war relic...
Could more of us benefit from a healthy dose of solitude?
Stephen Reicher reveals that crowd psychology is more nuanced than people think.
A guide to successful stand-up from some of the best in the business.
With global population on the rise, could having kids be your biggest moral mistake?
Lenny Henry talks to Matthew Sweet in front of an audience at Birmingham Rep.
From satire and the circus, to gangs and 'speaking truth to power'
From breastfeeding to fasting, resisting tyranny to murder & dining with a nightmare...
From aubergines to frostbite via finger-counting.
Margaret MacMillan, Jonathan Powell, Naoko Shimazu, Kamila Shamsie, William Boyd...
First broadcast on Nightwaves, BBC Radio 3, Wednesday 19 Jan 2011
First broadcast on Nightwaves, BBC Radio 3, Monday 19 Oct 2009
Michael Talbot says playing pirates is all very well but please think of their victims
Cardiff's hidden beach explored by New Generation Thinker Des Fitzgerald.
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