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  1. Vidal Sassoon on Desert Island Discs

    Kirsty Young’s castaway is the veteran hairdresser Vidal Sassoon.

    He developed the architecturally precise bobs and cropped styles that were a defining look of the 1960s. Mary Quant, Mia Farrow and Twiggy were among the glamorous clients who came to his salons in London and Beverly Hills.

    His scissors and ambition lifted him out of the grinding poverty of his childhood - he spent six years in an orphanage because his mother could not afford to keep him at home. Now aged 83, he says:" I’ve had the best adventure you could possible have, for a kid that started from nowhere."

    —Huffduffed by smokler 3 months ago

  2. Naturalist David Attenborough on Desert Island Discs

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  3. Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland on Desert Island Discs

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  4. Frank McCourt on Desert Island Discs

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  5. BBC - Desert Island Discs - Castaway : Lynn Barber

    Kirsty Young’s castaway is the interviewer Lynn Barber, whose razor-sharp observations have earned her the nickname the Demon Barber and won her many awards.


    —Huffduffed by erhebung 4 months ago

  6. Science show on consciousness, with Alan Moore - Boing Boing

    BBC Radio 4 has kicked off a new season of the amazing science show The Infinite Monkey Cage, and the second episode of the series is a wonderful panel discussion on consciousness called Through the Doors of Perception. This episode is greatly enhanced by the presence of Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen, Lost Girls, From Hell, and many other standout comics. Moore’s contributions on the relationship of art and magic to consciousness are the most interesting parts of the show — though the whole thing is fascinating (Download the MP3).

    (Image: Alan Moore, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from mbiddulph’s photostream)

    I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it’s the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.


    cognitive science • Comics • Consciousness • mp3 • philosophy • podcast • psychology • radio • uk

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    —Huffduffed by dbostrom 4 months ago

  7. Nick Park (Creator of Wallace and Grommit) on Desert Island Discs

    —Huffduffed by smokler 4 months ago

  8. BBC - Desert Island Discs - Castaway : Sir Ken Robinson

    Kirsty Young talks to educationalist Sir Ken Robinson.

    —Huffduffed by eflclassroom 5 months ago

  9. BBC - Radio 4 The Listening Project - Fathers and Daughters: Alan and Sophie

    Alan and his youngest daughter Sophie talk about their evolving relationship


    —Huffduffed by timmorrisphoto 6 months ago

  10. BBC - Desert Island Discs - Castaway : Seamus Heaney

    Sue Lawley’s castaway is Oxford Professor of Poetry Seamus Heaney.


    —Huffduffed by Hobartian 7 months ago

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