Kirsty Young asks castaways to choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert…
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In this BBC Radio 4 interview with Jim Al-Khalili, Professor Dawkins discusses his enthusiasm for the science that inspired the book and how he popularised the idea of the immortal gene.
Jim asks what he hoped to achieve by writing the book and finds out why he would rather be known for his science than his atheism.
The Tea Party Movement and its contradictions: the story of a street protest movement with elite origins, a maverick movement with loss on its mind, an outsider group with insider claims, a non-political organisation with clear party connections.
Did the Tea Party Movement come into being in February 2009? Or perhaps in response to the civil rights movements of the 1960s, or in the 1840s, or maybe during the French Revolution … And what of its claims to a connection to the Revolutionary War?
As the US moves towards its 2012 Presidential Elections, the Tea Party Movement remains an influential not-quite-third-party force. On Rear Vision today, we try to get a handle on its origins.
Jenny Beth Martin, Cofounder and National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots
Clare Corbould, Historian. Larkins Fellow, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University
Corey Robin, Associate Professor of Politics, Brooklyn College, New York. Author of The Reactionary Mind.
Geoffrey Dunn, Investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. Contributor to the Huffington Post. Author of, The Lies of Sarah Palin.
Corey Robin blog - (http://coreyrobin.com/)
Geoffrey Dunn on the Huffington Post - (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-dunn)
Tea Party Patriots - (http://www.teapartypatriots.org/)
Title: The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin
Author: Corey Robin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2011
Title: The Lies of Sarah Palin: the untold story behind her relentless quest for power
Author: Geoffrey Dunn
Publisher: Scribe, 2011
CD title: Music of the American Revolution: The birth of liberty
Track title: Track 1: The Brickmaker’s March
Artist: American Fife Ensemble
Publishing/Copyright: New World REcords, NY, 1976
CD title: Soundtrack to Liberty: The American Revolution, PBS TV Series
Track title: ‘Johny Has Gone for a Soldier’
Artist: James Taylor
With the options offered by computers, never before have so many people had access to so many choices of typeface when writing a document. Yet some fonts remain more popular than others. Helvetica and Comic Sans took the world by storm yet we are still influenced by type choices made more than 500 years ago. We all have an opinion about fonts; we love or hate one or the other and most of us have a favourite we habitually use. But behind every typeface is the human story of its designer.
If you’re like us, when the words "European debt crisis" pop up in the news you feel a little worried, and a little like taking a nap. Turns out, there’s a story behind this story. One that’s filled with guilt, and drama, and betrayal, and 100-year-old dreams come true. Alex Blumberg of Planet Money guest hosts.
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Kirsty Young’s castaway is comedian Steve Coogan.
Kirsty Young’s castaway is comedian Matt Lucas.
Alan Partridge has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in broadcasting, most recently at North Norfolk Digital. He shares his experience and offers advice to his up and coming young rival Richard Bacon. Plus Chart the Week counts down the big news stories of the last seven days.
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