Free Thinking explores American culture. Guests include Claudia Rankine, Niall Ferguson, Marilynne Robinson, Peter Bourne…
Philip Dodd visits the US rust-belt city of Cleveland.
Anne McElvoy reads a new biography of Chaucer and talks to novelist Bernardine Evaristo.
Elaine Showalter, Michael Schmidt, Peter Riley and Katie McGettigan with Laurence Scott.
The film-maker talks black power, blackface and Academy Awards with Matthew Sweet.
Matthew Sweet & guests look at films making waves as the Academy announces its shortlists.
A long-lost classic now published and Esi Edugyan's Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel.
Doris Kearns Goodwin on what makes a good president. Plus Georgina Harding on war.
Matthew Sweet talks to Jimmy Carter's former 'drug czar', Peter Bourne.
Iraq vet and novelist Kevin Powers, Gary Lachman, and the careers picked by psychopaths.
Jesmyn Ward, John Edgar Wideman and Sarah Churchwell talk to Christopher Harding.
The American novelist and essayist talks religion, fiction & US politics with Rana Mitter.
Matthew Sweet with Paul Hartnoll, Tony White, Tessa DeCarlo and Paul Cronin on uprisings.
Weathermen member Jonathan Lerner on underground protest & The Disaster Artist reviewed.
The Vietnam War, poetry and flash photography with Ken Burns, Sasha Dugdale and Kate Flint
Shahidha Bari and guests mark Martin Luther King's visit to Newcastle University in 1967.
Art and irony - Philip Dodd and Joanna Kavenna on the Kathe Kollwitz show in Birmingham.
Including the art of the black power movement and the history of racist ideas in the US.
Poets Mark Doty and Andrew McMillan and Professor Sarah Churchwell on Walt Whitman's poem.
The author of The Cider House Rules on religion, Mexico and the USA. With Philip Dodd.
As London hosts two exhibitions of American art, Anne McElvoy discusses the American Dream
Graphic novelist Art Spiegelman and jazz composer Phillip Johnston on their collaboration.
With a play about Enoch Powell, the US Supreme Court and the visual language of war.
With dramatist Suzan-Lori Parks, plus gun culture and abstract expressionism at the RA.
Matthew Sweet discusses deserts with writers Geoff Dyer and Laurence Scott.
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