In this  podcast we look back to when it all started and forward to this year’s event on the 24th and 25th of January. Wildlife cameraman and television presenter Chris Packham tells us why he is such a fan of the Big Garden Birdwatch and we hear from Peter Holden - who was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to nature conservation - the man who came up with idea in the first place.
Noted economist and public intellectual, Glenn Loury, presents the third annual Holden Lecture as part of the Center’s University Scholars Symposium. He discusses the prospects for the black prophetic tradition in light of Barack Obama’s ascendance to the presidency.
Why Bother? was a Talkback production for BBC Radio 3, consisting of five 10-minute long radio interviews between Chris Morris and Peter Cook’s character Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling, recorded in late 1993 and originally broadcast from 10 January – 14 January 1994.