Andrew McConnell Stott is Professor of English at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His book The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi, a history of theatre and comedy told through the story of Britain’s greatest pantomime clown, was published by C[...]
Jennifer Potter is a horticultural historian who writes about the history and culture of plants, plantsmen and gardens. The author of four novels and five works of non-fiction, including Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John T[...]
Joanne Baker studied Physics at the University of Cambridge and took her PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Sydney in 1995. She is the author of the best selling 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know and is an editor at Nature magazine, whe[...]
Johann Hari is an award-winning journalist who writes twice-weekly for the Independent, and the Huffington Post. He is a contributing writer for Slate, and regularly appears on the BBC’s Newsnight Review.
His work has also appeared in a wide r[...]
Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World. He is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and runs the magazine’s “Net Effect” blog about the Internet’s impact on global politics.
Natalie Haynes is an author and an award-winning stand-up comedian. A regular panellist on the BBC’s Newsnight Review, Saturday Review and Front Row. She has been a guest columnist for The Times since 2006.
Natalie has written a book for child[...]
Francis Spufford, a former Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, has edited two acclaimed literary anthologies and a collection of essays on the history of technology.
His latest book is Red Plenty.
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Listen to all the best bits of our 2010 radio show in this one hour-long special edition.
Featuring interviews with Prof Brian Cox, Dara O’Briain, Ian McEwan, Lynn Barber, Cory Doctorow, Timothy Garton Ash , Rebecca Skloot, Jonathan Ross and A[...]