Melvyn Bragg on William Tyndale

The Book Club | 16 November 2017 | 0h 27m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Melvyn Bragg about his book William Tyndale: A Very Brief History. Delves into the story of Tyndale’s translation of the Bible into English and the influence this had on the English language.

Robert Plomin: Blueprint

The Book Club | 24 October 2018 | 0h 35m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with behavioural geneticist Robert Plomin about his book Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are, in which he argues that it’s not only height and weight and skin colour that are heritable, but intelligence, TV-watching habits and the likelihood of getting divorced. Also discusses the risks of publishing the book, race and eugenics, and implications for the future of our data and medical care.

Andrew Roberts on Winston Churchill

The Book Club| 11 October 2018 | 0h 31m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Andrew Roberts about his new biography of Winston Churchill, which draws on newly available archival material. Covers Churchill’s belief that he was ‘walking with destiny’, his prophecies of European disaster in the 1930s, as well as his drinking habits, the racist charges against him, and his singular ability to deliver some of the most memorable speeches of the 20th century.

Helen Parr: Our Boys

The Book Club | 14 September 2018 | 0h 30m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Helen Parr about her book Our Boys: The Story of A Paratrooper, which blends memoir, social history and military history to tell the story of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands War and Britain’s changing relationship with its soldiers and veterans.

Jennifer Ackermann on the Genius of Birds

The Book Club | 15 June 2016 | 0h 30m | Listen Later 
Interview with Jennifer Ackermann, author of The Genius of Birds, which documents the remarkable wits of our pea-brained feathered friends. Sprinkled with remarkable stories about the cleverness of birds.