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  1. Robinson Crusoe — In Our Time

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe. Published in 1719, it was an immediate success and is considered the classic adventure story - the sailor stranded on a desert island who learns to tame the environment and the native population. Robinson Crusoe has been interpreted in myriad ways, from colonial fable to religious instruction manual to capitalist tract, yet it is perhaps best known today as a children’s story. Melvyn Bragg is joined by Karen O’Brien, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at the University of Birmingham; Judith Hawley, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London and Bob Owens, Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the Open University.

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  2. Macromolecules — In Our Time

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the giant molecules that form the basis of all life. Macromolecules, also known as polymers, are long chains of atoms which form the proteins that make up our bodies, as well as many of the materials of modern life. We’ve only known about macromolecules for just over a century, so what is the story behind them and how might they change our lives in the future? Melvyn Bragg is joined by Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge; Charlotte Williams, Reader in Polymer Chemistry and Catalysis at Imperial College London and Tony Ryan, Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield.

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  3. Björk on BBC Radio 4 Today

    An interview with Björk Guðmundsdóttir on BBC Radio 4 Today ahead of the CD release of Biophilia.

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  4. BBC InBiz: New Dimension — Peter Day’s World of Business

    Three-D printing may be poised to revolutionise the manufacturing industry. Peter Day asks if 100 years of mass production is running out of steam. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

    Insights into the business world with Peter Day - featuring content from his Radio 4 In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.

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  5. Meet David Sedaris - Series 2 - Episode 3

    First on 4 Extra. The American essayist brings his wit and charm to BBC Radio 4 Extra. This week: ‘Nuit of the Living Dead’ and ‘The End of the Affair’.

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  6. Meet David Sedaris - Series 2 - Episode 4

    First on 4 Extra. A second series of witty audience readings from the American essayist. This week: ‘Us and Them’ and selected diary extracts.

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  7. BBC Outriders — Looking at ourselves

    Anniemole is the London Underground Tube Diary blogger and Sam Mullens is the director of the London Transport Museum, we met at the Sense and the City exhibition at the museum to talk about how the gadget in your pocket could play a big part in the future of how you get around. Interestingly the exhibition not only promises a hack-day soon, it also provides some beautiful visualisations of how we get around the city.

    Nathan Yau is a statistics Phd Student who has written a book called "Visualize This". It’s a great guide for those who may be interested in creating their own visualisations but are not sure where to start.

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  8. Jon Ronson On… Spying

    Jon Ronson talks to comedian Josie Long who found herself in a situation where she had to make a choice on whether to spy on someone’s life… did morality step in? Writer Danny Wallace recalls the days when a spy was sent to his home to spy on his father, a leading expert on East German literature.

    Johnny Howorth, rookie documentary maker, was also in a situation where he was asked by US Marshals to spy on the couple Ed and Elaine Brown who were convicted of tax crimes. As he naively got more deeply involved, he feared another Wako and had to make a difficult decision… John Symonds, a so-called ‘romeo spy’ also tells his sometimes shocking story.

    Producers: Laura Parfitt and Simon Jacobs An Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

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  9. Jon Ronson on Voices in your Head

    Eleanor Longden started to hear voices in her head when she was at university and was diagnosed as a schizophrenic - a label she totally rejects. Now she is a high achieving academic. What started the voices and how did she get to a point where she not only lives happily with the voices that still exist but also works with others who have the same experience? With contributions from writer Graham Linehan and comedian Josie Long.

    Producer: Laura Parfitt and Simon Jacobs An Unique production for BBC Radio 4

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  10. BBC Outriders — Histories, stories and current tales

    Jamillah Knowles’s Outriders podcast featuring Andrew Back reporting from a meeting of the Open Source Hardware User Group hosted by BBC Learning Development.

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