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Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards meet Jon Ronson to talk about public shaming, learn how Tony Blair makes his money with David Hencke and shoot for the moon with astronaut James F Reilly.

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298 22 Mar 2015

Jon Ronson on public shaming: 

Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards meet Jon Ronson to talk about public shaming, learn how Tony Blair makes his money with David Hencke and shoot for the moon with astronaut James F Reilly.

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297 15 Mar 2015

Into the nether: 

We discuss the darkly comic side of family life with ‘Force Majeure’ film director Ruben Östlund, talk to Norwegian journalist and author Åsne Seierstad about the build-up and aftermath of the Utøya massacre in 2011 and hear from American playwright Jennifer Haley about her new play ‘The Nether’.

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296 8 Mar 2015

Touch, photography and Monopoly: 

We celebrate the sense of touch with neuroscience professor David J Linden and go window shopping through the iron curtain with photographer David Hlynsky. Plus, writer Mary Pilon talks us through the real story of Monopoly; it’s not quite what you might expect.

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295 1 Mar 2015

Trading places: 

Dominick Tyler walks us through the lush photographic lexicon of the British landscape and writer Mark Gevisser discusses his memoir ‘Lost and Found in Johannesburg’. Plus, we hear about a new exhibition exploring the failures of modernism and urban regeneration.

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294 22 Feb 2015

Literary arts: 

Featuring Juliet Wilson-Bareau on ‘Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album', Oliver Kamm on his new book ‘Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage', and Dominic Dromgoole from Shakespeare’s Globe on ‘Globe to Globe Hamlet’.

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293 15 Feb 2015

Global snapshot : 

We report on a new exhibition highlighting forgotten images from Libya’s past, Ann Morgan introduces new book ‘Reading The World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer’ and a behind-the-scenes look at Studio 54.

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292 8 Feb 2015

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound speak to the author Andrew Keen on why the internet is not the answer. Plus curator Mark Sealy explains the relationship between photography and human-rights activism.

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291 1 Feb 2015

Friday 30 January: 

Musician Chilly Gonzales joins Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound to discuss his new tracks inspired by Henry III, John McEnroe and others. Plus the history of cotton and art from the Middle East.

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290 25 Jan 2015

We meet the author of the award-winning play ‘Liberian Girl’, Gerard Russell discusses his new book ‘Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East’, and we’re joined by the editor and publisher of ‘Guantánamo Diary’.

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289 18 Jan 2015

We meet authors John and Jack Sutherland, journey into the world of everyday risk with Polly Morlan and ask Fatos Ustek to explain her ‘Fig-2’ project at London's ICA.

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288 11 Jan 2015

Artists Rob and Nick Carter explain their solo show Chinese Whispers, editor Joe Warwick discusses the new edition of Where Chefs Eat, and we explore art in post-Soviet states with Josephine Burton.

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287 4 Jan 2015

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound are joined by Professor Robert Tombs, who explains the turbulent and multifaceted history of the English, the duo also delve into the past of London’s Old Vic theatre with author Terry Coleman, and meet film-critic Anna Smith.

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