A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers
Matthew Parris meets financial guru Alvin Hall, whose hero is James Baldwin.
One of the most unique voices in music today on radical truth telling.
Chris Anderson talks to musician Amanda Palmer about creative futures.
Michael Berkeley's guests is writer on families Andrew Solomon.
Lenny Henry unveils the mysterious contents of Andy Warhol's Time Capsules.
Biographer Kate Buford explains Burt Lancaster's unconventional and successful career
"White is catching gay life at a key moment when it's developing in very different ways"
Paul Gambaccini celebrates a long career with guests including Elton John and Bob Harris
Paul Gambaccini and guests reflect on his forty years in British broadcasting.
Paul Gambaccini looks back at 40 years as a broadcaster in Britain, with special guests.
Paul Gambaccini celebrates a long career with guests including Jude Kelly and Tim Marlow.
Marc Riley delves into the BBC archive to unearth interviews with Frank Zappa and Lou Reed
Peter White meets stand-up comedienne Geri Jewell, who was born with cerebral palsy.
Writer Jeet Thayil retraces beat poet Allen Ginsberg's travels round India in the 1960s.
Colm Toibin presents an intimate portrait of American poet John Ashbery, who died in 2017.
Stephen Smith profiles Lady Gaga and her dizzying dash to global pop music dominance.
Listen to extracts from an interview with Lady Gaga.
Matthew Parris hears why the black activist and poet has been chosen as a great life.
Mark Coles interviews the legendary Lou Reed.
Lou Reed talked to John Wilson in 2000 about songwriting.
We meet Marin Alsop, conductor of the BSO, who believes music can deliver social change.
Michael Horovitz nominates fellow poet Allen Ginsberg as his Great Life.
A conversation between contemporary figures and archive recordings of James Baldwin.
The acclaimed young writer on creating images and being uncomfortable
Robert Mapplethorpe's controversial photography exhibition arrives in Cincinnati.
Historian and writer Sir Simon Schama converses with his heroes brought back to life.
Novelist Deborah Levy assesses the life and work of American writer Susan Sontag.