Main content

Sex and Numbers, Nick Broomfield, The History of the Audiobook

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With a discussion about a new survey of sexual behaviour, Nick Broomfield on his latest documentary and Matt Rubery on the history of the audiobook.

With the publication of the widest survey of sexual behaviour since the Kinsey Report, Matthew Sweet looks at changing statistics and attitudes to our sex lives with its author, David Spiegelhalter, and New Generation Thinker, Fern Riddell, author of The Victorian Guide to Sex.

Nick Broomfield discusses his latest documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, about a serial killer in LA which exposes the deep divide still evident in America today.

Plus, Queen Mary's Matt Rubery on the fascinating history of the audio book.

Sex by Numbers by David Spiegelhalter is published now.
Fern Riddell's The Victorian Guide to Sex is published now
Nick Broomfield's Tales of the Grim Sleeper is available on demand at Sky TV.

Producer: Craig Templeton Smith
Image: Tales of the Grim Sleeper: Gary, one of Lonnie's best friends (L), Nick Broomfield (R)
Photo Credit: Barney Broomfield.

Available now

45 minutes

Chapters

  • Sex by numbers

    David Spiegelhalter & Fern Riddell look at changing statistics & attitudes to sex

    Duration: 19:29

  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper

    Nick Broomfield discusses his latest documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper

    Duration: 15:55

  • The Audio Book

    Queen Mary's Matt Rubery on the fascinating history of the Audio Book

    Duration: 07:11

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest David Spiegelhalter
Interviewed Guest Fern Riddell
Interviewed Guest Nick Broomfield
Interviewed Guest Matt Rubery
Producer Craig Templeton Smith

Broadcast

Featured in...

The Arts & Ideas Podcast

The Arts & Ideas Podcast

You can download all the past episodes of Radio 3's Free Thinking

Click to listen to discussions, talks and music as the Free Thinking Festival 2019 Gets Emotional

Click to listen to discussions, talks and music as the Free Thinking Festival 2019 Gets Emotional

Angry politics, what we can’t say, being diplomatic, weeping, emotion in music, film & TV

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE programmes from the Free Thinking Festival 2018: The One & the Many

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE programmes from the Free Thinking Festival 2018: The One & the Many

We examine the fast-changing relationship between the individual & the crowd

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE all programmes, images, clips & features from 2017's festival

CLICK to LISTEN & SEE all programmes, images, clips & features from 2017's festival

Free Thinking Festival 2017: The Speed of Life