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Each week, a guest makes a series of recommendations of things which they think should be better known. Our recommendations include interesting people, places, objects, stories, experiences and ideas which our guest feels haven't had the exposure that they deserve.
 
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Alexander Fedoritch Adouev is the naïve, pampered son of Anna Pavlovna, a provincial landowner. He decides to go off to Saint Petersburg, not only to make his mark upon society but also to fulfill his two rosy romantic dreams of becoming a great writer and finding a great love. He is taken under the reluctant wing of his uncle, Piotr Ivanitch Adouev, a pragmatic, hard-headed businessman who scorns everything romantic and tries to cure Alexander Fedoritch of his sentimental, youthful illusion ...
 
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Tom Barber discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Tom Barber was a journalist for many years, writing for GQ, the Evening Standard and Tatler among others before founding the award-winning travel company Original Travel with two friends in 2003. Original Travel has gone on to win a number of industry awards, and spec…
 
Scientist Marty Jopson discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Marty Jopson has been making science television for over twenty years. He has worked behind the camera as a researcher, prop builder, director, producer, executive and company manager. His career as a presenter spans over ten years as the science reporter …
 
Journalist Kavita Puri discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Kavita Puri is an award-winning journalist, executive producer and broadcaster for the BBC. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Partition Voices: Untold British Stories. Kavita is a regular presenter of The Inquiry on the BBC World Ser…
 
Johnnie Boden, the founder of Boden, discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Johnnie Boden founded Boden in 1991 with eight menswear products, sold through a catalogue hand-drawn on his kitchen table. As ambitious as he was, he couldn't have imagined that the fashion line bearing his name would become a multi-million-…
 
Caroline Eden discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Caroline Eden is a writer and critic contributing to the Guardian, Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement. In 2020, she was awarded the prestigious Art of Eating Prize. She is the author of two food and travel books, Samarkand (2016) and Black Sea (2018…
 
Author Jini Reddy discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Jini Reddy’s most recent book Wanderland has been shortlisted for the 2020 Wainwright Prize. The prize celebrates the best in UK travel and nature writing. Her first book Wild Times was published in 2016. It won the book prize at the British Guild of Travel Wr…
 
As a bonus episode, in a surprising turn of events, Ivan gets invited to an office summer party via Zoom and is asked to provide some entertainment for the benefit of a group of bewildered colleagues. He discusses with Jacob Cunningham, Angharad Hopkinson and Ezekiel Jacob three things which they think should be better known. This episode was recor…
 
Actor Jack Gilpin discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Jack Gilpin is an American actor and Episcopal priest. He currently stars in television drama series Billions and has previously performed in Succession and Law & Order. He has acted in many films including Quiz Show, Mulan and Adventureland. The Bible https://…
 
Journalist and author Louise Gray discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Louise Gray is the author of The Ethical Carnivore which discusses the ethics of meat by only eating animals she had killed herself. She was previously environment correspondent of The Daily Telegraph. Squirrel Kebabs https://www.amazon.co.uk/E…
 
Anand Menon discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King's College London and director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. His many books include Brexit and British Politics, which he co-wrote with Geoffrey Evans. 13 Minutes to the Moon https:…
 
Historian David Vincent discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. David Vincent is Professor of Social History at the Open University, where he was previously Pro Vice Chancellor. He is an Honorary Professor of History at Keele University, a recent visiting research fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social …
 
Author Rose George discusses with Ivan six things which should be better known. You can find out more about her at www.rosegeorge.com Janet Vaughan https://longreads.com/2015/03/10/a-very-naughty-little-girl/ The bidet https://www.bidet.org/blogs/news/history-of-the-bidet Dr. George Merryweather https://whitbymuseum.org.uk/whats-here/collections/sp…
 
Novelist Emily Temple discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Emily Temple is the Managing Editor at Literary Hub, where she recommends more books than anyone could read. Her first novel, The Lightness, was published in June 2020 by the Borough Press (UK) and William Morrow (US). You can read more about Emily at http…
 
Writer Cal Flyn discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Cal Flyn’s first book Thicker Than Water was published in 2016. It deals with the colonisation of Australia and questions of inherited guilt. Her second book, Islands of Abandoment, is due out in 2021. A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel https://www.indep…
 
Brooke Allen discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Brooke Allen has a PhD in English from Columbia University. She writes frequently for newspapers and magazines and has published two volumes of literary essays as well as works of history, travel, and biography. She spent eight years on the Literature faculty at Be…
 
Deirdre Mask discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Deirdre Mask is a lawyer, a writer and sometime academic. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Economist, Lit Hub, The Harvard Law Review, The New Hibernia Review, The Dublin Review and Irish Pages. Her first book The Address…
 
Peter Gatrell discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Peter Gatrell teaches modern history at the University of Manchester. His books include a trilogy on refugee history: the prize-winning book A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia during World War 1, Free World? The Campaign to Save the World's Refugees, 1956-1…
 
Lucy Jones discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Lucy Jones is a writer and journalist. She previously worked at NME and the Daily Telegraph, and her writing on culture, science and nature has been published in BBC Earth, BBC Wildlife, The Sunday Times, the Guardian and the New Statesman. She is the author of Losin…
 
Ali Thurm discusses six things with Ivan which she thinks should be better known. Ali is a novelist, poet and teacher. After balancing a career in primary teaching with writing part time, she was taken on by the literary agency Emily Sweet Associates in 2016. Her debut novel, One Scheme of Happiness was published in February 2020 by Retreat West Bo…
 
Daisy Dunn discusses six things with Ivan which she thinks should be better known. Daisy is a classicist and critic and author of, mostly recently, In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny, Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece & Rome, and Homer: A Ladybird Expert Book. Find out more about Daisy at www.daisydunn.co.uk. Hesiod http://ww…
 
Private Eye journalist and novelist Adam Macqueen discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. You can find more about Adam at https://adammacq.wordpress.com. Adam’s political thriller Beneath the Streets is available now. If you type RINKA at the checkout at http://eye-books.com/books/beneath-the-streets, you can get 30% …
 
Writer and broadcaster Lindsay Johns discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known. Find out more about Lindsay at www.lindsayjohns.com The novels of Alex La Guma https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09qcyy0 Archibald Motley, Jr https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f6xd To A Poet A Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker ht…
 
Aceil Haddad talks to Ivan about six things which she thinks should be better known. British seaside towns https://www.roughguides.com/special-features/britains-30-best-seaside-towns/ Charity Shops for sustainable fashion https://www.charityretail.org.uk/charity-shops-the-ethical-and-sustainable-alternative-to-fast-fashion/ Maternity and Pregnancy …
 
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