I’ve spent the last 6 months delivering this year’s BBC Free Thinking festival. Over a weekend at Sage, Gateshead, 100 speakers took part in some 50 events to explore this year’s theme, ‘The One and the Many’, where we considered the changing relationship between the crowd and the individual. We tackled lots of fun subjects, from … More The Free Thinking festival
For Economist Radio, Anne McElvoy and Lane Greene look at the current debate around creativity, and its value to our society…..listen to part 1 and part 2.
Rana Mitter meets with the ‘father of Virtual Reality’, Jaron Lanier.
Simon Schama and Devorah Baum join Philip Dodd for a conversation ranging from the expulsion of Jewish people from Spain in 1492 to Jewish jokes today….
Matthew Sweet talks to Philip Hoare about literary history and the ocean. Poet Elizabeth Jane Burnett performs snippets from her collection, Swims….
Will Self joins Matthew Sweet to discuss the mind, consciousness, ADHD, alzheimer’s and PTSD and controversial psychiatrist RD Laing….
The artist Tom Phillips talks to Philip Dodd about his career as he marks his 80th birthday.