Interview, The [World Service]

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20070106Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
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20080112Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080113Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080126Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080127Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080202Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080203Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080209Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080210Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
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20080223Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080224Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
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20080302Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080308Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080309Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
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20080316Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080322Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080323Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080329Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080330Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080405Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080406Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080412Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080413Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
20080419Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
20080420Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
20080426Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.
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20080503Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

20080504Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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20080614Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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20081004Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

20081005Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Discussion or in-depth interview exploring ideas behind issues of modern life - politics, science, technology and the arts.

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Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

20090502American economist Richad Thaler talks to Lyse Doucet on The Interview

Richard Thaler is one of the founding fathers of a whole new branch of economics and, it's reckoned, one of the foremost intellects to have shaped the thinking of the Obama administration in Washington.

He explains why people's behaviour in a crisis is never rational, why we all need a gentle nudge to do the right thing now and then, and how giving the financial system a nudge could just get the world out of recession.

American economist Richad Thaler talks to Lyse Doucet on The Interview

20090509Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

20090516Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

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Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

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Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

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Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

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Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

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Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

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Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

20090704The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

20090801The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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Edward de Bono explains why he has tried to change the established way of thinking.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

Edward de Bono has championed a new way of thinking for more than forty years. He has set out to challenge the logical, truth-seeking process established by the Greek philosophers 2,400 years ago and cemented in Western culture in the Middle Ages by the church.

That way of thinking is fine, but is not sufficient to meet the problems posed by the modern world. To solve the great challenges of today -- global warming, the credit crunch -- better, more creative thinking is needed, claims Dr de Bono. And he has spent much of his life proselytising his vision. Such concepts as lateral thinking and the six hats are part of his new way of thinking that he says will equip all sections of society to live better lives and solve more complex problems.

In this week's edition of The Interview, Edward de Bono tells Lyse Doucet how he became aware of the failings of conventional thought, how he has championed his new way to business leaders, politicians and children, and why he still wants to realise his dream of establishing a Palace of Thinking to encourage a revolution.

Some have accused him of arrogance, some say he is just plain wrong, but Dr de Bono is always charming and entertaining as he seeks to convince the unenlightened.

Edward de Bono explains why he has tried to change the established way of thinking.

20090905The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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Daniel Fried talks of the difficulties he's encountered in closing down Guantanamo Bay.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

Daniel Fried is one of the team charged by President Obama with closing down the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. He is responsible for persuading third countries to accept and resettle those detainees the United States has cleared for release. In his first interview since he was appointed, Ambassador Fried tells Jon Manel of the difficulties he has encountered and his determination to meet the deadline set by President Obama -- that Guantanamo would be closed by the end of his first year in office.

Daniel Fried talks of the difficulties he's encountered in closing down Guantanamo Bay.

20091003The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

20091024The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

20091206The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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20100613Owen Bennett Jones talks to Deputy prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Arthur Mutambara.

Owen Bennett Jones talks to Deputy prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Arthur Mutambara.

20100620Carrie Gracie speaks to African telecommunications entrepreneur and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim.

Carrie Gracie speaks to African telecommunications entrepreneur and philanthropist Mo I...

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The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

01/05/2010 Kate and Gerry McCann20100501Madeleine McCann disappeared nearly three years ago while on a family holiday in Portugal. She was just three at the time. Her parents Kate and Gerry McCann have led a very public campaign to try to get her back while caring for their two other children who are now aged five.

On The Interview they tell Mike Williams how they have coped with life since Madeleine disappeared...

Kate and Gerry McCann on how they have coped since their daughter Madeleine disappeared

01/05/2010 Kate and Gerry McCann20100502Kate and Gerry McCann on how they have coped since their daughter Madeleine disappeared
01/05/2010 Kate and Gerry McCann20100503Kate and Gerry McCann on how they have coped since their daughter Madeleine disappeared
01/08/09 Sayed Kashua20090801Israeli Arab author Sayed Kashua talks about his controversial TV show, Arab Labor.

Arab Labor is a popular and controversial prime-time Israeli television comedy show.

This week on The interview we talk to its creator, Sayed Kashua.

Sayed discusses issues of language, identity and politics.

He tells Owen Bennett-Jones what it is like to being an Israeli Arab and why his own Arab community is finding it hard to laugh at his jokes.

Israeli Arab author Sayed Kashua talks about his controversial TV show, Arab Labor.

01/08/09 Sayed Kashua20090802Israeli Arab author Sayed Kashua talks about his controversial TV show, Arab Labor.
01/08/200920090802The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
02/05/200920090503American economist Richad Thaler talks to Lyse Doucet on The Interview
02/10/2010 Pastor Terry Jones20101002

When the Christian Pastor Terry Jones captured world headlines by threatening to burn copies of the Koran recently, there was a sudden fear that the actions of a lone churchman from Florida could spark a violent reaction from Muslims around the world and endanger the lives of Americans. Owen Bennett Jones asks him what he thought he was doing...

Christian Pastor Terry Jones who threatened to burn the Koran

02/10/2010 Pastor Terry Jones20101003Christian Pastor Terry Jones who threatened to burn the Koran
02/10/2010 Pastor Terry Jones20101004Christian Pastor Terry Jones who threatened to burn the Koran
03/01/2010 Best of 2009 with Owen Bennett-Jones20100103Best of The Interview in 2009 with Owen Bennett-Jones.

Owen Bennett Jones looks back at some of the highlights of The Interview over the past year.

This year Owen had the chance to quiz politicians such as the French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner.

To hear tales of bravery and courage from Iraq and Pakistan.

And to find out what makes tennis star Serena Williams angry.

Best of The Interview in 2009 with Owen Bennett-Jones.

03/01/2010 Best of 2009 with Owen Bennett-Jones20100104Best of The Interview in 2009 with Owen Bennett-Jones.
03/04/2010 Khaled al-Berry20100403Khaled al-Berry was just fourteen when he joined the violent Egyptian Islamist group Jamaa al-Islamiya. He says they offered him friendship and protection and in return he supported their belief that violence was the only way to establish an Islamic state. Now aged 37 and living in London, he regrets his association with the group, but feels his experience has lessons for others. Carrie Gracie talks to him

Khaled al-Berry describes his time as a member of a violent Islamist group

03/04/2010 Khaled al-Berry20100404Khaled al-Berry describes his time as a member of a violent Islamist group
03/04/2010 Khaled al-Berry20100405Khaled al-Berry describes his time as a member of a violent Islamist group
03/07/2010 Reverend Ian Paisley20100703

Reverend Ian Paisley has been one of the key figures of politics in Northern Ireland over the past forty years. A Protestant who supports the link between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, he founded his own church and his own political party. Now aged 84 he talks to Owen Bennett Jones about his opposition to the Pope, his fiercesome reputation, and why he finally felt happy to share power with his arch enemies...

Has the Reverend Ian Paisley mellowed?

03/07/2010 Reverend Ian Paisley20100704Has the Reverend Ian Paisley mellowed?
03/07/2010 Reverend Ian Paisley20100705Has the Reverend Ian Paisley mellowed?
03/10/09 Marcus Trescothick20091003This week cricketer Marcus Trescothick tells about his struggle with depression.

Marcus Trescothick is one of England's top cricketers and has again enjoyed a successful summer for his county side. But not for his country.

Trescothick gave up playing for the national side three years ago after suffering debilitating depression while touring abroad.

He tells Owen Bennett-Jones of his struggles with the disease, and why cricketers in particular appear susceptible to it.

This week cricketer Marcus Trescothick tells about his struggle with depression.

03/10/09 Marcus Trescothick20091004This week cricketer Marcus Trescothick tells about his struggle with depression.
03/10/200920091004The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
03/12/2010 Peter Thiel
03/12/2010 Peter Thiel20101204PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel on free thinking

Peter Thiel is an internet entrepreneur and a libertarian. He wants to encourage free thinking and he thinks his business ventures demonstrate big ideas -- PayPal, which he co-founded, created a way to make payments online. Facebook, which he took a big stake in, connected people around the world. Now he tells Mike Williams that his venture capital fund and philanthropy are aimed at encouraging the kind of technological innovation that the West needs to survive.

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel on free thinking

03/12/2010 Peter Thiel20101205PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel on free thinking
03/12/2010 Peter Thiel20101206PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel on free thinking
04/02/2011
04/02/201120110205The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

04/02/201120110206The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
04/02/2011 Henry and Patrick Cockburn
04/02/2011 Henry And Patrick Cockburn
04/02/2011 Henry and Patrick Cockburn20110207

Henry Cockburn describes his experiences of schizophrenia as he emerges from six years of living in mental hospitals. While his father Patrick Cockburn, an award-winning foreign correspondent, talks about his battle to find a future for his son who was diagnosed with this cruel mental illness at the age of 20.

They talk to Carrie Gracie on The Interview.

An inside view of living with schizophrenia

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04/03/201120110305The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

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04/04/200920090403Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

04/04/200920090405Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

04/07/200920090705The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
04/09/201020100905The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
05/06/2010 The Interview with Nathan Wolfe20100605Nathan Wolfe is a scientist who thinks there is a lot of the world still to be discovered and viruses, he says, are a good example of that. His idea is that by trying to collect and identify viruses from around the globe, scientists will be able to prevent future pandemics and his work has taken him to the remote jungles of Central Africa and South East Asia. He talks to Owen Bennett Jones...

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe thinks we can prevent future pandemics

05/06/2010 The Interview with Nathan Wolfe20100606Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe thinks we can prevent future pandemics
05/06/2010 The Interview with Nathan Wolfe20100607Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe thinks we can prevent future pandemics
05/09/200920090906The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
06/02/200920090207Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

06/02/200920090207Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
06/02/200920090208Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
06/02/200920090208Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
06/03/200920090307Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

06/03/200920090308Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

06/03/2010 Sophie Andrews20100307Samaritans' chair Sophie Andrews survived several suicide attempts

Sophie Andrews has had a long journey to her current position as chair of the British counselling charity The Samaritans -- a charity which she turned to during her darkest moments. She tells Carrie Gracie how she dealt with the terrible abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her adoptive father and her attempts to end her life, and how we should all take time to listen to people in need.

Samaritans' chair Sophie Andrews survived several suicide attempts

06/03/2010 Sophie Andrews20100308Samaritans' chair Sophie Andrews survived several suicide attempts
06/05/2009 David Kilcullen20090606Lyse Doucet talks to counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen.

David Kilcullen is an expert in counterinsurgency and has worked in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.

A former Australian army officer he joined the United States State Department in 2005 before becoming a special advisor to General David Petraeus and then Condoleeza Rice.

This week on The Interview David Kilcullen talks to Lyse Doucet about modern warfare and the need to try to understand the culture of the enemy -- to get to know the way they act and think.

Lyse Doucet talks to counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen.

06/05/2009 David Kilcullen20090607Lyse Doucet talks to counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen.
06/06/200920090607Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
06/11/2010 Barry Marshall
06/11/2010 Barry Marshall20101106Dr Barry Marshall swallowed bacteria and won a Nobel Prize.

Nobel prize-winner Dr Barry Marshall made a medical discovery which rendered obsolete a multi-billion dollar drugs market aimed at treating stomach ulcers. To do this he was his own guinea-pig, deliberately drinking a petri-dish full of bacteria to test out his theory. Luckily he lived to tell the tale, and discovered the cure for ulcers - however the medical establishment and drug companies didn't want to listen at first. He tells his story to Owen Bennett-Jones.

Dr Barry Marshall swallowed bacteria and won a Nobel Prize.

06/11/2010 Barry Marshall20101107Dr Barry Marshall swallowed bacteria and won a Nobel Prize.
06/11/2010 Barry Marshall20101108Dr Barry Marshall swallowed bacteria and won a Nobel Prize.
06/12/200920091207The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
07/01/2011 Sir Michael Caine
07/01/2011 Sir Michael Caine20110108Michael Caine on acting, stardom, wealth and happiness

Michael Caine made it to the top of Hollywood from very humble origins -- his father worked in a fish market and his mother was a cleaner. He talks to Owen Bennett Jones about acting, stardom, wealth and happiness -- and reveals how he has given up the "bling". At the age of 73, Sir Michael says he no longer needs to impress people

Michael Caine on acting, stardom, wealth and happiness

07/01/2011 Sir Michael Caine20110109Michael Caine on acting, stardom, wealth and happiness
07/01/2011 Sir Michael Caine20110110Michael Caine on acting, stardom, wealth and happiness
07/05/10 Michael Lewis20100508Michael Lewis was a bond trader in New York and London in the 1980s and wrote Liar's Poker about the giant egos that ruled Wall Street. Now he's revisited the banking world in the wake of the 2008 financial crash and has written a book about the few outsiders who saw what was to come and bet against the sub-prime mortgage business. Michael Lewis tells Carrie Gracie that this time he's optimistic that the financial world will be reformed.

Michael Lewis on the few outsiders who bet against the sub-prime mortgage business and won

07/05/10 Michael Lewis20100509Michael Lewis on the few outsiders who bet against the sub-prime mortgage business and won
07/05/10 Michael Lewis20100510Michael Lewis on the few outsiders who bet against the sub-prime mortgage business and won
07/08/09 Anthony Horowitz20090808This week children's author Anthony Horowitz talks to Owen Bennett-Jones.

Anthony Horowitz is a children's author.

His own unhappy childhood propelled him into writing.

This week on The Interview he tells Owen Bennett-Jones how from the age of ten he knew that writing would be his life.

This week children's author Anthony Horowitz talks to Owen Bennett-Jones.

07/08/09 Anthony Horowitz20090809This week children's author Anthony Horowitz talks to Owen Bennett-Jones.
07/11/200920091108The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
07/11/200920091109The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
07/11/2009 President Paul Kagame20091107Paul Kagame is the man who has led Rwanda out of the genocide that took place fifteen years ago.

His priority has been to rebuild Rwanda and put the terrible ethnic divisions firmly in the past.

His country is now described as bright and promising with a growing economy and a determined workforce.

Yet President Kagame faces repeated international criticism for a lack of democracy and freedom of expression inside Rwanda, and his country's actions in Congo.

So which view of Rwanda is right?

President Paul Kagame talks to Owen Bennett Jones about the task he faces.

President Paul Kagame has led Rwanda out of the genocide that took place 15 years ago.

07/11/2009 President Paul Kagame20091108President Paul Kagame has led Rwanda out of the genocide that took place 15 years ago.
07/11/2009 President Paul Kagame20091109President Paul Kagame has led Rwanda out of the genocide that took place 15 years ago.
08/08/200920090809The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
09/01/200920090110 Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

09/01/200920090111 Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
09/01/2010 Garrison Keillor20100109Garrison Keillor is the American storyteller who has spun his yarns of the mythical MidWestern town, Lake Wobegone for more than thirty years on his weekly radio show.

His tales of small town America are both comic and insightful and in this week's edition of The Interview, he shares with Carrie Gracie the secrets of his trade and tells her his favourite story.

This week American broadcaster Garrison Keillor tells Carrie Gracie his favourite story.

09/01/2010 Garrison Keillor20100110This week American broadcaster Garrison Keillor tells Carrie Gracie his favourite story.
09/01/2010 Garrison Keillor20100111This week American broadcaster Garrison Keillor tells Carrie Gracie his favourite story.
09/05/200920090510Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
10/04/2010 Temple Grandin20100410Temple Grandin is an animal behaviour scientist who says her brain works like Google . She is autistic and feels her condition helps her to understand animal behaviour. She says thinking in pictures helps her to design better cattle handling equipment. Temple also explains to Carrie Gracie how her emotions work as an autistic woman, and how she'd much rather think about livestock or computers.

Animal behaviour expert Temple Grandin talks about her emotions as an autistic woman

10/04/2010 Temple Grandin20100411Animal behaviour expert Temple Grandin talks about her emotions as an autistic woman
10/04/2010 Temple Grandin20100412Animal behaviour expert Temple Grandin talks about her emotions as an autistic woman
10/07/09 Bassam Abu Sharif20090711Owen Bennett-Jones talks to Bassam Abu Sharif once described as the Face of Terror.

Bassam Abu Sharif, joined a radical Palestinian group in the 1960's and was labelled the 'face of terror' by Time Magazine.

He survived an assassination attempt, and as an advisor to Yasser Arafat worked towards a two state solution.

On The Interview he tells Owen Bennett-Jones about his life at the heart of the PLO, and why his people still don't have an independent homeland.

Owen Bennett-Jones talks to Bassam Abu Sharif once described as the Face of Terror.

10/07/09 Bassam Abu Sharif20090712Owen Bennett-Jones talks to Bassam Abu Sharif once described as the Face of Terror.
10/10/200920091011The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
10/12/2010 Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
10/12/2010 Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf20101211New York mosque leader Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says he was scared by August protests

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has led a mosque in New York for 25 years and worked to bring faiths together. But he admits he was scared by the fierce reaction back in August to his plans for an Islamic Centre, two blocks from Ground Zero. Four months on he has drawn lessons from the affair and is ready to launch a new inter-faith initiative. But Carrie Gracie asks him whether he can ever really succeed?

New York mosque leader Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says he was scared by August protests

10/12/2010 Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf20101212New York mosque leader Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says he was scared by August protests
10/12/2010 Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf20101213New York mosque leader Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says he was scared by August protests
11/02/2011
11/02/2011
11/02/201120110212The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

11/02/2011 Wilbert Rideau
11/02/2011 Wilbert Rideau
11/02/2011 Wilbert Rideau20110213Wilbert Rideau spent 44 years in prison in America after robbing a bank, kidnapping the three employees and killing one of them.

During his time in prison he gradually came to terms with what he had done and started working on the prison newspaper becoming an acclaimed journalist.

He was released after a retrial in 2005.

So what does his experience say about America's views of punishment and redemption?

He talks to Carrie Gracie on The Interview.

Wilbert Rideau spent 44 years in prison in the US after killing a woman

Wilbert Rideau spent 44 years in prison in the US after killing a woman

11/02/2011 Wilbert Rideau20110214Wilbert Rideau spent 44 years in prison in the US after killing a woman
11/03/2011 Charlie Wilson
11/03/2011 Charlie Wilson
11/03/2011 Charlie Wilson20110312On whisky, women and winning the Cold War

To mark the end of The Interview programme which finishes at the end of the month, here is another chance to hear Charlie Wilson who died last year. As an American Congressman he managed to funnel billions of dollars to the Afghans fighting against the Soviet Union in the biggest secret war in history. His story -- including some of the wilder antics of his private life fuelled by whisky and women -- was made into a Hollywood movie starring Tom Hanks. Charlie Wilson talked to Owen Bennett Jones back in 2006.

On whisky, women and winning the Cold War

11/03/2011 Charlie Wilson20110313On whisky, women and winning the Cold War
11/03/2011 Charlie Wilson20110314On whisky, women and winning the Cold War
11/07/200920090712The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
11/09/201020100912The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
11/09/2010 Paola Antonelli20100913

What happened when design naif Owen Bennett Jones met design guru Paola Antonelli at a hotel in Switzerland? Well she didn't like the folksy Swiss-style table lamps for starters. As design curator for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Paola knows a thing or two about good design and she thinks more of us should pay attention to it and to designers themselves, who she says can bring fresh ideas to everything from health policy to biochemistry. But did she convince Owen?

Design guru Paola Antonelli wants us to appreciate objects around us

12/09/09 Mark and Nicky Webster20090912This week Mark and Nicky Webster tell of their battle to win back their children.

This week on The Interview we have a couple, Mark and Nicky Webster.

Mark and Nicky tell Carrie Gracie about their battle to get back their children, three of whom were taken into care and then adopted following medical evidence that the fractures on the leg of one of them could have been due to abuse.

The medical evidence has since been questioned but the British adoption laws mean that they are unable to be reunited with their children.

You can hear Mark and Nicky Webster's story on The Interview.

This week Mark and Nicky Webster tell of their battle to win back their children.

12/09/09 Mark and Nicky Webster20090913This week Mark and Nicky Webster tell of their battle to win back their children.
12/09/200920090913The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
12/11/2010 Vidal Sassoon
12/11/2010 Vidal Sassoon20101113Vidal Sassoon - celebrity hairdresser and zionist.

One of the most high-profile hairdressers in the world, Vidal Sassoon is famous for having created the geometric bob which defined the look of the '60s'. Less well known is his opposition to fascism as a young man, and his past as a member of the Israeli Defence Force fighting in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Now aged 82, Vidal Sassoon talks to Owen Bennett-Jones about his remarkable life.

Vidal Sassoon - celebrity hairdresser and zionist.

12/11/2010 Vidal Sassoon20101114Vidal Sassoon - celebrity hairdresser and zionist.
12/11/2010 Vidal Sassoon20101115Vidal Sassoon - celebrity hairdresser and zionist.
12/12/09 Oscar Pistorius20091212Oscar Pistorius needed to have both legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old but he's grown up into a world class runner.

He runs on carbon fibre blades earning him the nickname "Bladerunner".

This week on The Interview he talks to Owen Bennett Jones about his dream to compete with able-bodied athletes in the 2012 Olympics and why he has a fear of ballet.

Oscar Pistorius -the bladerunner- talks about dancing, driving and running in 2012.

12/12/09 Oscar Pistorius20091213Oscar Pistorius -the bladerunner- talks about dancing, driving and running in 2012.
12/12/09 Oscar Pistorius20091214Oscar Pistorius -the bladerunner- talks about dancing, driving and running in 2012.
12/12/200820081213Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

12/12/200820081214 Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
13/02/200920090214Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

13/02/200920090215Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
13/02/201020100214The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
13/02/201020100215The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
13/02/2010 Abdullah Abdullah20100213Abdullah Abdullah emerged as the main rival to President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan's presidential elections last year.

But he withdrew from a leadership run-off saying that he couldn't trust that the electoral system would be free of fraud.

Now he is sidelined in a system which has no formal role for an opposition. His hopes rest on parliamentary elections later this year.

Owen Bennett Jones asks him about talking to the Taliban, escaping suicide bombers and his hopes for the future.

This interview was recorded at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Abdullah Abdullah on the Taliban, escaping suicide bombers and his hopes for the future.

13/02/2010 Abdullah Abdullah20100214Abdullah Abdullah on the Taliban, escaping suicide bombers and his hopes for the future.
13/02/2010 Abdullah Abdullah20100215Abdullah Abdullah on the Taliban, escaping suicide bombers and his hopes for the future.
13/03/200920090314Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

13/03/200920090315Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
13/03/2010 Twitter co-founder: Evan Williams20100313Evan Williams is behind the internet service Twitter. It invites people to share their thoughts in 140 characters or less.

Luckily on The Interview Carrie Gracie has a little longer to find out Evan's plans for the free exchange of information.

She asks him about how he went from a farm in Nebraska to being a big player in Silicon Valley, how he thinks Twitter can be a force for good and whether he will sell at any price?

Twitter boss Evan Williams on how the internet is changing the world.

13/03/2010 Twitter co-founder: Evan Williams20100314Twitter boss Evan Williams on how the internet is changing the world.
13/03/2010 Twitter co-founder: Evan Williams20100315Twitter boss Evan Williams on how the internet is changing the world.
13/06/200920090614Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
14/08/09 Dr Heidi Kastner20090815This week on The Interview we talk to forensic psychiatrist,Dr Heidi Kastner.

Dr Heidi Kastner is the forensic psychiatrist who had to assess the mental state of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian convicted earlier this year of imprisoning and raping his daughter over a twenty-four year period.

This week on The Interview Dr Kastner tells Carrie Gracie about the challenges of her job - the curiosity which took her into the field and the occasional sense of helplessness that her job inflicts on her.

This week on The Interview we talk to forensic psychiatrist,Dr Heidi Kastner.

14/08/09 Dr Heidi Kastner20090816This week on The Interview we talk to forensic psychiatrist,Dr Heidi Kastner.
14/08/201020100815The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
14/08/2010 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar20100816

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is one of India's best-known spiritual leaders, a man famous for his breathing exercises.

He has been called the world's most globalised guru - drawing vast audiences wherever he travels - to hear his message and learn his breathing techniques.

He talks to Owen Bennett Jones about his childhood, his interest in science, his spiritual roots and, of course, the meaning of life.

The Indian spiritual guru talks about the meaning of life

14/11/09 Eliot Spitzer20091114Eliot Spitzer was the toast of New York. As the city's Attorney General he exposed financial fraud at the highest levels and went on to be elected Governor and was even tipped as a future president.

But then he had a dramatic fall from grace. He was identified as having paid for sex with prostitutes, resigned, and was forced to stand by and watch as the financial crash exposed exactly the problems he made a target years before.

He talks to Carrie Gracie

Eliot Spitzer who resigned as Governor of New York after a sex scandal

14/11/09 Eliot Spitzer20091115Eliot Spitzer who resigned as Governor of New York after a sex scandal
14/11/09 Eliot Spitzer20091116Eliot Spitzer who resigned as Governor of New York after a sex scandal
14/11/200920091115The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
14/11/200920091116The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
15/05/2010 Robert Harris20100515Robert Harris finds it as easy to write about the politics of ancient Rome as to analyse what went wrong with new Labour in modern Britain. The reason, he says, is that human beings have changed little over two thousand years. The way the Romans wielded power is much the same as the politicians who operate today.

Robert Harris says the fall of the Roman republic has a chilling ring for America today

15/05/2010 Robert Harris20100516Robert Harris says the fall of the Roman republic has a chilling ring for America today
15/05/2010 Robert Harris20100517Robert Harris says the fall of the Roman republic has a chilling ring for America today
15/08/200920090816The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
16/01/200920090117Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

16/01/200920090118Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
16/01/201020100117The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

16/01/201020100118The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
16/05/ 2009 Tariq Hayat Khan20090517Tariq Hayat Khan has a tough job. As the chief civilian in the Khyber political agency he deals with militants on a daily basis.

His region holds the major route for supplies to Western forces in Afghanistan and is a key target for the Taleban.

In the past few months there have been suicide bombings and military strikes.

On The Interview this week he tells Owen Bennett-Jones about his job and its challenges.

Owen Bennett-Jones talks to the civilian chief in Pakistan's Khyber pass, Tariq Khan.

16/05/200920090517Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
17/04/10 Ray Kurzweil20100417Ray Kurzweil is an American scientist who wants to live forever. He has made several successful predictions about a technology-driven future. He explains to Carrie Gracie how technology could make death a thing of the past.

Ray Kurzweil thinks human ingenuity will eventually find a way to overcome death.

17/04/10 Ray Kurzweil20100418Ray Kurzweil thinks human ingenuity will eventually find a way to overcome death.
17/04/10 Ray Kurzweil20100419Ray Kurzweil thinks human ingenuity will eventually find a way to overcome death.
17/07/09 Palaeontologist Jorn Hurum20090718Palaeontologist Jorn Hurum talks about finding Ida, the 47 million year old fossil.

Palaeontologist Jorn Hurum, led the research into the 47 million year-old primate fossil, Ida.

Dr Hurum tells Carrie Gracie about of the world of fossil trading and the bar room deals that brought the primate out of a private collection and to world attention.

He discusses the controversies over his research and the claims made for it.

Palaeontologist Jorn Hurum talks about finding Ida, the 47 million year old fossil.

17/07/09 Palaeontologist Jorn Hurum20090719Palaeontologist Jorn Hurum talks about finding Ida, the 47 million year old fossil.
17/10/200920091018The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
17/10/2009 Mo Ibrahim20091017Businessman Mo Ibrahim talks about the transformation of Africa through mobile phones.

Mo Ibrahim is the African telecommunications entrepreneur and philanthropist who established the world's richest prize, for good governance in Africa.

This week on The Interview Mo tells Carrie Gracie how the mobile phone has transformed the continent and why big internet companies like Microsoft and Google are being short-sighted about investment in Africa.

He also tells Carrie that lentils, for him, still taste better than caviar.

Businessman Mo Ibrahim talks about the transformation of Africa through mobile phones.

17/10/2009 Mo Ibrahim20091018Businessman Mo Ibrahim talks about the transformation of Africa through mobile phones.
17/12/2010 Jeff Sarwer
17/12/2010 Jeff Sarwer20101218Child chess prodigy and adult poker player Jeff Sarwer.

Jeff Sarwer was a child chess champion, playing and winning competitions all over North America along with his sister. He never went to school, nor lived in a house, but often slept in the car with his father as they travelled the country. His father taught him discipline, motivation and independence, but it all came at a cost. Jeff and his sister suffered an abusive childhood, and finally went on the run to escape the authorities who wanted the children to go to foster parents. Jeff looks back on his childhood with Mike Williams, and his current success as a professional poker player. That's on The Interview after the news.

Child chess prodigy and adult poker player Jeff Sarwer.

17/12/2010 Jeff Sarwer20101219Child chess prodigy and adult poker player Jeff Sarwer.
17/12/2010 Jeff Sarwer20101220Child chess prodigy and adult poker player Jeff Sarwer.
18/02/2011
18/02/2011
18/02/201120110219The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

18/02/2011 Shai Agassi
18/02/2011 Shai Agassi
18/02/2011 Shai Agassi20110220Shai Agassi was a high-flying software executive until he felt a calling to do something more worthwhile with his life.

So he set himself a challenge - how to keep private transport running in a world without oil.

But can his pioneering electric car scheme succeed and what is motivating him to do it?

He speaks to Mike Williams on The Interview.

Can he keep private transport running in a world without oil?

Can he keep private transport running in a world without oil?

18/02/2011 Shai Agassi20110221Can he keep private transport running in a world without oil?
18/03/2011
18/03/2011
18/03/201120110319The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

18/03/201120110320The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
18/03/201120110321The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
18/03/2011 Art Spiegelman
18/03/2011 Art Spiegelman
18/03/2011 Art Spiegelman20110319A life in cartoons -- Art Spiegelman

To mark the end of The Interview programme which finishes at the end of the month, here is another chance to hear Art Spiegelman who has turned his life into cartoons. His subjects are dark -- his own mental breakdown, his parents' experience of the Nazi concentration camps, and the 9/11 attacks on New York. He talked to Lyse Doucet about his life and his art back in 2009.

A life in cartoons -- Art Spiegelman

18/03/2011 Art Spiegelman20110320A life in cartoons -- Art Spiegelman
18/03/2011 Art Spiegelman20110321A life in cartoons -- Art Spiegelman
18/07/200920090719The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
18/09/201020100919The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
18/09/2010 General Sir Richard Dannatt20100918

General Sir Richard Dannatt was in charge of the British army for three years from 2006 to 2009 -- when his soldiers faced particularly fierce fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. He went public with criticisms of the then government's policy. So how does he reflect on working for political masters and Britain's military choices?

The British army chief who talked politics -- General Sir Richard Dannatt

General Sir Richard Dannatt was in charge of the British army for three years from 2006 to 2009 -- when his soldiers faced particularly fierce fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. He went public with criticisms of the then government's policy. So how does he reflect on working for political masters and Britain's military choices?

The British army chief who talked politics -- General Sir Richard Dannatt

18/09/2010 General Sir Richard Dannatt2010091820100919
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General Sir Richard Dannatt was in charge of the British army for three years from 2006 to 2009 -- when his soldiers faced particularly fierce fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. He went public with criticisms of the then government's policy. So how does he reflect on working for political masters and Britain's military choices?

The British army chief who talked politics -- General Sir Richard Dannatt.

18/09/2010 General Sir Richard Dannatt20100919The British army chief who talked politics -- General Sir Richard Dannatt
18/09/2010 General Sir Richard Dannatt20100920The British army chief who talked politics -- General Sir Richard Dannatt
19/09/200920090920The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

Daniel Fried talks of the difficulties he's encountered in closing down Guantanamo Bay.

19/11/2010 Gurbaksh Chahal
19/11/2010 Gurbaksh Chahal20101120Gurbaksh Chahal - internet entrepreneur and multi-millionaire

Gurbaksh Chahal is an internet entrepreneur who sold his first company for forty million dollars at the age of 18. His family arrived in California from India when he was 4 years old, and Gurbaksh was brought up as a devout Sikh. This meant when he made the decision to cut his hair and stop wearing the traditional turban as a teenager it was very traumatic for his parents. Gurbaksh is now 28, and is working on his third start-up company. He talks to Mike Williams about his life, his motivation and what religion, business and wealth all mean to him.

Gurbaksh Chahal - internet entrepreneur and multi-millionaire

19/11/2010 Gurbaksh Chahal20101121Gurbaksh Chahal - internet entrepreneur and multi-millionaire
19/11/2010 Gurbaksh Chahal20101122Gurbaksh Chahal - internet entrepreneur and multi-millionaire
19/12/200820081220Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

19/12/200820081221 Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

20/02/200920090221Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

20/02/200920090222Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
20/02/2010 Arthur Mutambara20100220Arthur Mutambara was a student leader in the late 1980s campaigning against the abuses of President Robert Mugabe's regime. Now, as deputy prime minister of Zimbabwe, he is in a power-sharing coalition with him. He tells Owen Bennett Jones how he deals with old enmities, why the unity government is the only way forward for the country's politics, and why he admires Che Guevara.

Zimbabwe's deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara can't forget Robert Mugabe's legacy

20/02/2010 Arthur Mutambara20100221Zimbabwe's deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara can't forget Robert Mugabe's legacy
20/02/2010 Arthur Mutambara20100222Zimbabwe's deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara can't forget Robert Mugabe's legacy
20/03/200920090321Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

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Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

20/03/200920090321Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
20/03/200920090322Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
20/03/2010 Kai Eide20100320Kai Eide was the UN's Special Representative to Afghanistan until earlier this month.

On The Interview with Lyse Doucet he talks about his two years in Kabul, the ongoing talks he had with prominent Taliban leaders over political and humanitarian issues.

He's also strongly critical of Pakistan for its recent arrest of Taliban leaders which shut down these channels of communication. Kai Eide says it is a setback to finding a lasting solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.

Kai Eide gives his thoughts on how the UN has done in Afghanistan.

20/03/2010 Kai Eide20100321Kai Eide gives his thoughts on how the UN has done in Afghanistan.
20/03/2010 Kai Eide20100322Kai Eide gives his thoughts on how the UN has done in Afghanistan.
20/05/10 Stephanie Klee20100529Stephanie Klee has been a sex-worker for the last thirty years. She runs a brothel, and founded a union for prostitutes in Germany. She has worked to make prostitution a job like any other, with equal rights for all those involved in the industry. She says she's only encountered a violent client once, and wishes she'd told her parents about her profession before they died. She talks to Owen Bennett-Jones about her life, and the challenges she faces.

German sex-worker Stephanie Klee says prostitution should be a job like any other.

20/05/10 Stephanie Klee20100530German sex-worker Stephanie Klee says prostitution should be a job like any other.
20/05/10 Stephanie Klee20100531German sex-worker Stephanie Klee says prostitution should be a job like any other.
20/06/09 Jodi Picoult20090620Carrie Gracie talks to the best-selling American author Jodi Picoult.

Jodi Picoult is a best-selling American author who writes books which revolve around moral questions. They put a family at the centre of issues such as date rape, child abuse and stem cell research and see what unravels.

Carrie Gracie asks her about her views on books and life.

Carrie Gracie talks to the best-selling American author Jodi Picoult.

20/06/09 Jodi Picoult20090621Carrie Gracie talks to the best-selling American author Jodi Picoult.
20/06/200920090621Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
20/12/200920091221The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
21/01/2011 William Bratton
21/01/2011 William Bratton20110122The police chief who cut crime in New York and Los Angeles

When William Bratton was police chief in New York and Los Angeles he oversaw a hefty fall in crime. His big idea was to crack down on minor crimes such as fare evasion, gangs on corners, drinking alchohol in public and graffiti, in the belief that then other crime would decrease as well. He tells Owen Bennett Jones how it worked.

The police chief who cut crime in New York and Los Angeles

21/01/2011 William Bratton20110123The police chief who cut crime in New York and Los Angeles
21/01/2011 William Bratton20110124The police chief who cut crime in New York and Los Angeles
21/08/09 An iraqi Interpreter20090822This week we talk to Mohammed, an Iraqi interpreter who worked for the British Army.

Mohammed is an Iraqi who worked as an interpreter for the British Army in Iraq.

After receiving a death threat he decided to leave his country and now lives in Britain.

This week on The Interview he tells Lyse Doucet why he risked his life to work for the British and how his decision changed the course of his life.

This week we talk to Mohammed, an Iraqi interpreter who worked for the British Army.

21/08/09 An iraqi Interpreter20090823This week we talk to Mohammed, an Iraqi interpreter who worked for the British Army.
21/08/2010 Natasha Walter20100821

British feminist Natasha Walter thinks sexism is back in a new more pernicious form and is threatening women's visions of sexual equality. Whipped up by internet porn and a resurgent sex industry she says it's having an impact on how young girls and boys see themselves. She tells Carrie Gracie how she deals with that for her own children and whether she manages to find equality in her own married life.

Sexism is back according to British feminist Natasha Walter

21/08/2010 Natasha Walter20100822Sexism is back according to British feminist Natasha Walter
21/08/2010 Natasha Walter20100823

British feminist Natasha Walter thinks sexism is back in a new more pernicious form and is threatening women's visions of sexual equality.

Whipped up by internet porn and a resurgent sex industry she says it's having an impact on how young girls and boys see themselves.

She tells Carrie Gracie how she deals with that for her own children and whether she manages to find equality in her own married life.

Sexism is back according to British feminist Natasha Walter

21/11/200820081122 Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
21/11/200820081123 Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
22/05/2010 Charlie Denson20100522Nike is the biggest sports clothing and footwear supplier in the world and Charlie Denson has been with the company for three decades.

He's now president of the Nike brand. So what's the secret of his company's success and how do you keep your edge when you are number one in the market? Carrie Gracie asks him how he stays in touch with the latest trends on The Interview.

Nike executive Charlie Denson says wearing trainers can be inspirational.

22/05/2010 Charlie Denson20100523Nike executive Charlie Denson says wearing trainers can be inspirational.
22/05/2010 Charlie Denson20100524Nike executive Charlie Denson says wearing trainers can be inspirational.
22/11/09 Andy Hayman20091122Andy Hayman tells Carrie Gracie the inside story of a terrorist investigation in Britain.

Andy Hayman was in his office as the head of specialist operations for Britain's biggest police force back in 2005, when a colleague came in and said: "I think we have a plot to bring down seven aircraft flying from the UK to the US."

From that came Britain's biggest terrorist investigation involving round the clock surveillance, bugging of the gang's base house and decoding of emails and text messages -- ending up with the conviction of three British men earlier this year.

On The Interview Andy Hayman gives Carrie Gracie his inside view of how the terrorist threat is being handled and where the dangers lie today.

Andy Hayman tells Carrie Gracie the inside story of a terrorist investigation in Britain.

22/11/09 Andy Hayman20091123Andy Hayman tells Carrie Gracie the inside story of a terrorist investigation in Britain.
22/11/200920091123The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
23/01/10 Ronald Dworkin20100123Professor Ronald Dworkin is one of the world's leading philosophers of law. On The Interview with Owen Bennett Jones, he brings his liberal principles to bear on issues ranging from gay marriage to whether George W Bush should be prosecuted for his role in the war on terror. And he shares his theory that collecting reptiles can get you into Harvard University.

American philosopher Ronald Dworkin on how laws should be interpreted.

23/01/10 Ronald Dworkin20100124American philosopher Ronald Dworkin on how laws should be interpreted.
23/01/10 Ronald Dworkin20100125American philosopher Ronald Dworkin on how laws should be interpreted.
23/01/200920090124Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

23/01/200920090125Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
23/05/200920090524Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
23/05/2009 Jeff Skoll20090523Ebay pioneer and philanthropist Jeff Skoll talks to Owen Bennett Jones

Jeff Skoll was a pioneer of the online auction site, eBay.

In just a couple of years he went from worrying about his student debt to having hundreds of millions of dollars in stock.

He quickly put that money to use setting up a foundation to encourage social entrepreneurship and making movies with a social message.

He tells Owen Bennett-Jones what money has meant to him.

Ebay pioneer and philanthropist Jeff Skoll talks to Owen Bennett Jones

23/05/2009 Jeff Skoll20090524Ebay pioneer and philanthropist Jeff Skoll talks to Owen Bennett Jones
23/10/10 Ronald Dworkin20100123Professor Ronald Dworkin is one of the world's leading philosophers of law. On The Interview with Owen Bennett Jones, he brings his liberal principles to bear on issues ranging from gay marriage to whether George W Bush should be prosecuted for his role in the war on terror. And he shares his theory that collecting reptiles can get you into Harvard University.

American philosopher Ronald Dworkin on how laws should be interpreted

23/10/10 Ronald Dworkin20100124American philosopher Ronald Dworkin on how laws should be interpreted
23/10/10 Ronald Dworkin20100125American philosopher Ronald Dworkin on how laws should be interpreted
23/10/2010 Michelle Bachelet20101023

Michelle Bachelet is used to carving her way as a woman. First as a victim of the Pinochet military regime in Chile, then as a doctor, a government minister and ultimately the President of her country. Now she says she wants to bring all that experience to bear as the head of the new United Nations body, UN Women. Her goal -- to accelerate the efforts of gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide. She talks to Pascale Harter on The Interview.

From running Chile to empowering the world's women -- Michelle Bachelet

23/10/2010 Michelle Bachelet20101024From running Chile to empowering the world's women -- Michelle Bachelet
23/10/2010 Michelle Bachelet20101025From running Chile to empowering the world's women -- Michelle Bachelet
24/04/2010 Sebastiao Salgado20100424The Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado has become well known over the past 25 years for his epic images of people living on the margins.

He trained as an economist before being captivated by photography and has concentrated on major projects focusing on workers, migration and now the environment.

He tells Carrie Gracie that he uses his pictures to tell the bigger story of the social changes of our time.

Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado on the social changes of our time.

24/04/2010 Sebastiao Salgado20100425Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado on the social changes of our time.
24/04/2010 Sebastiao Salgado20100426Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado on the social changes of our time.
24/0709 General Dan McNeill20090725Highest ranking US officer to serve in Afghanistan,Gen Dan McNeill talks about the war.

As Afghanistan holds national elections in August we talk to General Dan McNeill, the highest ranking US officer to have served in the country.

Recently retired, General McNeill talks about destruction and reconstruction of Afghanistan and why it will never become another Vietnam for the Americans.

Highest ranking US officer to serve in Afghanistan,Gen Dan McNeill talks about the war.

24/0709 General Dan McNeill20090726Highest ranking US officer to serve in Afghanistan,Gen Dan McNeill talks about the war.
24/12/2010 Best Of 2010 With Owen Bennett Jones
24/12/2010 Best of 2010 with Owen Bennett Jones20101225Owen Bennett Jones looks back at some of the best of his guests on the programme in 2010

Owen Bennett Jones looks back at some of the best of his guests on the programme in 2010.

There's politics, religion, and ....hairdressing as Owen gets to grips with the former British prime minister Tony Blair, the American Pastor Terry Jones who threatened to burn the Koran, and the world famous crimper Vidal Sassoon.

And you can find out which politician terrified Owen when he was a young reporter.

Owen Bennett Jones looks back at some of the best of his guests on the programme in 2010

24/12/2010 Best of 2010 with Owen Bennett Jones20101226Owen Bennett Jones looks back at some of the best of his guests on the programme in 2010
24/12/2010 Best of 2010 with Owen Bennett Jones20101227Owen Bennett Jones looks back at some of the best of his guests on the programme in 2010
25/02/2011
25/02/2011
25/02/201120110226The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

25/02/2011 Gerry Conlon
25/02/2011 Gerry Conlon
25/02/2011 Gerry Conlon20110227

Gerry Conlon spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

He was one of the so-called Guildford Four, jailed in 1975 for an IRA pub bombing which killed five people and injured more than 60. Other members of his family were also wrongfully imprisoned for terrorist offences, including his father - who was to die in prison.

In 2005 the then British prime minister Tony Blair apologised to Gerry Conlon and the others in his case and he was awarded compensation. But on The Interview he tells Carrie Gracie that he still can't move on and his life has been ruined.

Gerry Conlon on the horror of being wrongfully imprisoned

25/02/2011 Gerry Conlon20110228

Gerry Conlon spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

He was one of the so-called Guildford Four, jailed in 1975 for an IRA pub bombing which killed five people and injured more than 60. Other members of his family were also wrongfully imprisoned for terrorist offences, including his father - who was to die in prison.

In 2005 the then British prime minister Tony Blair apologised to Gerry Conlon and the others in his case and he was awarded compensation. But on The Interview he tells Carrie Gracie that he still can't move on and his life has been ruined.

Gerry Conlon on the horror of being wrongfully imprisoned

25/03/2011 Nando Parrado
25/03/2011 Nando Parrado
25/03/2011 Nando Parrado20110326Everybody has their own Andes in life

Survival, in its purest form, is the story of Nando Parrado. In this last edition of The Interview, there's another chance to hear him telling Carrie Gracie his extraordinary tale. He lived through a plane crash in the Andes mountains and, with several others, survived for two months by eating some of the passengers who had been killed. Then he climbed out of the mountains to find help. His story has been made into a book and a Hollywood movie. And it is a story which changed his life.

Everybody has their own Andes in life

25/07/200920090726The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
25/09/2010
25/12/09 Best of The Interview 2009 with Carrie Gracie20091226Carrie Gracie looks back at some of the best of her guests on the programme in 2009.

There's drama, danger ... and fossils, as we hear from the police chief who foiled a major bomb plot, the billionaire who wants to encourage good leaders and the politician who was caught paying for sex with a prostitute -- oh and the paleontologist who found a 47-million-year-old arboreal quadruped.

Carrie Gracie looks back at some of the best of her guests on The Interview in 2009

25/12/09 Best of The Interview 2009 with Carrie Gracie20091227Carrie Gracie looks back at some of the best of her guests on The Interview in 2009
25/12/09 Best Of The Interview 2009 With Carrie Gracie20091228Carrie Gracie looks back at some of the best of her guests on The Interview in 2009
26/09/09 Mohsen Kadivar20090926 Iranian cleric Mohsen Kadivar talks about the role of the clergy in Iran's politics.

Mohsen Kadivar is a dissident Iranian cleric who believes the Islamic Republic of Iran is neither Islamic nor a republic.

He is strongly opposed to Ayatollah Khamenei, whose post of Supreme Leader he believes should be abolished.

This week on The Interview the former political prisoner tells Lyse Doucet that he wants to reduce the role of the clergy in state affairs.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

26/09/09 Mohsen Kadivar20090927Iranian cleric Mohsen Kadivar talks about the role of the clergy in Iran's politics.
26/09/200920090927The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
26/11/2010 Garry Trudeau
26/11/2010 Garry Trudeau20101127Garry Trudeau - 40 years 14,000 Doonesbury cartoon strips.

Owen Bennett-Jones talks to Garry Trudeau, one of the world's most successful cartoonists. He's been drawing the Doonesbury strip for forty years - chronicling American life in all its forms - from social trends to high politics. To do this he employs a cast of over 70 characters and has numerous story lines running simultaneously. He's covered everything from the Vietnam war, Watergate, the Reagan years right up to the conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq. He tells Owen what it's like to produce more than 14,000 cartoon strips over four decades, and how he keeps coming up with new story lines.

Garry Trudeau - 40 years 14,000 Doonesbury cartoon strips.

26/11/2010 Garry Trudeau20101128Garry Trudeau - 40 years 14,000 Doonesbury cartoon strips.
26/11/2010 Garry Trudeau20101129Garry Trudeau - 40 years 14,000 Doonesbury cartoon strips.
26/12/200820081227 Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

260609 Jacqui Smith20090627British Politician Jacqui Smith talks scandal and sexism with Carrie Gracie.

Jacqui Smith became Britain's first female Home Secretary in 2007.

After an two years in one of the most difficult seats in government, she was caught up in the scandal over MPs expenses and resigned as a minister.

Jaqui Smith tells Carrie Gracie about the pressure of being a woman politician.

260609 Jacqui Smith20090628British Politician Jacqui Smith talks scandal and sexism with Carrie Gracie.
27/02/200920090228Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

27/02/200920090301Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
27/02/200920090301Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
27/02/2010 Jeff Zucker20100227NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker is one of the most powerful men in America's TV industry
27/02/2010 Jeff Zucker20100228NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker is one of the most powerful men in America's TV industry
27/02/2010 Jeff Zucker20100301NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker is one of the most powerful men in America's TV industry

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Jeff Zucker says the TV was always on in his home when he was growing up. He went to work in television sports and news and now, as head of NBC Universal, he manages one of America's oldest TV networks, NBC, along with a host of cable channels. It's the cable channels which make the most money but it's NBC which gets all the press coverage -- most recently for a row over a slight change to a treasured programme, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. So what do we want from television? And how do we want to watch it? Owen Bennett Jones gets the picture from Jeff Zucker.

NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker is one of the most powerful men in America's TV industry

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27/03/2010 Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem20100327Nir Barkat is an internet entrepreneur who became Mayor of Jerusalem a year ago and thinks he can bring his business skills to bear on the challenges facing the city.

He says he wants Jerusalem to reach its potential with more tourism and more facilities for its growing population.

But he also wants to make it the undivided capital of the Jewish people under Jewish sovereignty.

Owen Bennett Jones talks to him.

Jerusalem's mayor Nir Barkat wants his city to be undivided and under Jewish sovereignty.

27/03/2010 Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem20100328Jerusalem's mayor Nir Barkat wants his city to be undivided and under Jewish sovereignty.
27/03/2010 Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem20100329Jerusalem's mayor Nir Barkat wants his city to be undivided and under Jewish sovereignty.
27/11/09 Serena Williams20091129Serena tells Owen Bennett-Jones about dudes, dead balls and playing too much tennis.

On The Interview this week, Serena Williams, one of the best women's tennis players of all time. Her powerful game has led her to the top of the ratings.

But she is equally famous for her off-court story -- her older sister Venus is also at the top of the tennis world and their father Richard has supervised their paths to success.

Owen Bennett Jones asks her how she feels about her family and her sport.

Serena tells Owen Bennett-Jones about dudes, dead balls and playing too much tennis.

27/11/09 Serena Williams20091130Serena tells Owen Bennett-Jones about dudes, dead balls and playing too much tennis.
28/01/2011
28/08/2010 Paola Antonelli20100828

What happened when design naif Owen Bennett Jones met design guru Paola Antonelli at a hotel in Switzerland? Well she didn't like the folksy Swiss-style table lamps for starters. As design curator for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Paola knows a thing or two about good design and she thinks more of us should pay attention to it and to designers themselves, who she says can bring fresh ideas to everything from health policy to biochemistry. But did she convince Owen?

Design guru Paola Antonelli wants us to appreciate the objects around us

28/08/2010 Paola Antonelli20100829Design guru Paola Antonelli wants us to appreciate the objects around us
28/11/200820081129 Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

28/11/200820081130 Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
28/11/200920091129The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
28/11/200920091130The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
29/08/200920090830The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

Edward de Bono explains why he has tried to change the established way of thinking.

30/01/10 Bill Gates20100131Entrepreneur turned philanthropist Bill Gates on his fight against poverty and disease

Bill Gates is one of the few people who can claim to have changed the way the world works. Back when he was a teenager he had a vision of cheap computers on every desk in every home. Microsoft made him the richest man in the world. But his main work now is with his charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on tackling malaria, AIDS, poverty and disease. Drawing on his past achievements, he remains a fervent advocate of the power of technology to improve the world. And still a computer geek at heart, he tells Tom Hagler why he prefers Twitter to Facebook.

Entrepreneur turned philanthropist Bill Gates on his fight against poverty and disease

30/01/10 Bill Gates20100201Entrepreneur turned philanthropist Bill Gates on his fight against poverty and disease
30/01/200920090131Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

30/01/200920090201Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
30/05/2009 Shen Tong20090531Shen Tong was one of the young Chinese student leaders in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

In the bloody aftermath he fled to the United States and became an activist in exile.

Now at the age of 40 he runs a software company in New York and has made a handful of visits back to Beijing.

So how does he look back on those heady events, twenty years on?

One of the leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy protests talks to Carrie Gracie

30/10/2010 Cliff Bleszinski
30/10/2010 Cliff Bleszinski20101030

Cliff Bleszinski knew he wanted to be a video games designer from the age of six. Now he's one of the most successful in the world as the creator of the Gears of War series. He talks to Carrie Gracie on The Interview about why video games are so compelling, why he's confident the violence he puts in them isn't over the top, whether the video games industry will ever challenge Hollywood's hegenomy and how we'll be playing games in the future.

Cliff Bleszinsk designed the highly successful Gears of War video games.

30/10/2010 Cliff Bleszinski20101031Cliff Bleszinsk designed the highly successful Gears of War video games.
30/10/2010 Cliff Bleszinski20101101Cliff Bleszinsk designed the highly successful Gears of War video games.
31/07/2010 Joi Ito20100731

Joi Ito is an investor in early stage internet projects and he has backed some big successes including twitter and flickr. He thinks that about one in ten of these start-ups returns a decent amount, but the big ones -- the Googles and the Yahoos -- come once every five years. The trick he says, is to be in position when they arrive and his formula for doing so is a curious mix of networking, Buddhist philosophy and serendipity.

Investor Joi Ito has big ideas for how the internet connects us all

31/07/2010 Joi Ito20100801Investor Joi Ito has big ideas for how the internet connects us all
31/07/2010 Joi Ito20100802Investor Joi Ito has big ideas for how the internet connects us all
31/10/09 Rafael Correa Delgado20091101The President of Ecuador talks about the failure of US policy in South America.

President Rafael Correa Delgado is a Western-educated economist who says he is fighting for social justice.

He became president of Ecuador in 2007 on a populist message of speaking out for the poor and boosting development, while integrating more with the region -- in particular with the group of left-wing countries that have now emerged in Latin America.

He also wants to put environment at the centre of policy.

So can he make a difference?

31/10/09 Rafael Correa Delgado20091102The President of Ecuador talks about the failure of US policy in South America.
31/10/200920091101The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.

31/10/200920091102The world's leading thinkers, politicians and cultural figures interviewed by the BBC.
31/12/2010 Best Of The Interview 2010 With Carrie Gracie
31/12/2010 Best of The Interview 2010 with Carrie Gracie20110101Carrie Gracie looks back at some of the best of her guests on The Interview in 2010

Carrie Gracie looks back at some of the best of her guests on The Interview in 2010.

She hears about autism from Temple Grandin, changing the world from twitter founder Evan Williams, and painting from Paula Rego. And she takes a trip through Tokyo's red light district with crime reporter Jake Adelstein.

Carrie Gracie looks back at some of the best of her guests on The Interview in 2010

31/12/2010 Best of The Interview 2010 with Carrie Gracie20110102Carrie Gracie looks back at some of the best of her guests on The Interview in 2010
31/12/2010 Best of The Interview 2010 with Carrie Gracie20110103Carrie Gracie looks back at some of the best of her guests on The Interview in 2010
Abdul Salam Zaeef20100612Lyse Doucet talks to a man who was once one of the Taliban's most prominent public figures. Abdul Salam Zaeef was the Taliban's ambassador to Pakistan at the time of the attacks of 11 September 2001. Back then he gave daily press conferences to the world.

He was then later taken to the American detention centre at Guantanamo Bay for about four years and now he's living in Kabul under Afghan government protection.

So what does he think of the Taliban today? Find out as he talks to Lyse Doucet in The Interview.

Former Taliban spokesman Abdul Salam Zaeef talks about Afghanistan today.

Abdul Salam Zaeef20100613Former Taliban spokesman Abdul Salam Zaeef talks about Afghanistan today.
Abdul Salam Zaeef20100614Former Taliban spokesman Abdul Salam Zaeef talks about Afghanistan today.
Barbara Want20100710

In a frank and revealing interview Barbara Want describes the torment she went through after the death of her husband from cancer.

It left her as the sole carer for their two young sons, and after three years she still feels the raw pain of the loss.

She talks to Owen Benett-Jones about grief and why she thinks many people aren't very good at dealing with it.

Barbara Want talks about the grief she felt after the death of her husband.

Barbara Want20100711Barbara Want talks about the grief she felt after the death of her husband.
Barbara Want20100712Barbara Want talks about the grief she felt after the death of her husband.
Bernard Kouchner20091024France's Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, on human rights and politics

Bernard Kouchner was a doctor and an activist when he helped set up Medecins Sans Frontieres back in the 1970s, aiming to deliver medical aid across borders, wherever it was needed.

Since then he has taken his human rights activism to bring change at the United Nations and the highest levels of French governnment.

He talks to Owen Bennett Jones about how he reconciles his beliefs with the political realities of office -- dealing with events in Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and Guinea for example.

And he explains why wanted to pay his respects to former leaders Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan and Omar Bongo of Sudan.

France's Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, on human rights and politics

Bernard Kouchner20091025France's Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, on human rights and politics
Bernard Kouchner20091026France's Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, on human rights and politics
Carlos Ghosn20100206Carlos Ghosn, the head of Renault Nissan, wants zero emission vehicles. He forecasts that by 2020, ten per cent of car sales will be electric. On The Interview he tells Owen Bennett Jones his plans for the future. Yet all this comes at a time when many car makers have just been bailed out by governments around the world in the midst of the economic crisis, so did they deserve the help?

This interview was recorded at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Carlos Ghosn, the head of Renault Nissan, thinks the future of cars is electric

Carlos Ghosn20100207Carlos Ghosn, the head of Renault Nissan, thinks the future of cars is electric
Carlos Ghosn20100208Carlos Ghosn, the head of Renault Nissan, thinks the future of cars is electric
Diana Athill
Diana Athill
Diana Athill20110307To mark the end of The Interview programme we are playing out with some of the most enduring programmes from over the years.

We start with the British writer Diana Athill. Now in her nineties, she has written about the difficult topics of old age and dying.

She talks to Carrie Gracie about her approach to the final years and the best times of her life.

Diana Athill shares her thoughts of old age and dying

General David Petraeus20100830

US Army General David Petraeus, who has recently taken command of Nato forces in Afghanistan, talks to John Simpson, the BBC's World Affairs Editor.

General Petraeus is currently the top US commander in Afghanistan.

Before that he was in charge of all coalition forces in Iraq where he prioritised the winning of hearts and minds.

He's widely credited for turning round the situation in Iraq; his political bosses hope he can do the same in Afghanistan.

In The Interview, he talks about the surge in Afghanistan, his time in Iraq and whether Nato can defeat the Taliban.

General Petraeus, the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, talks to John Simpson.

Ric O'Barry20100807

Once Ric O'Barry was the world's leading dolphin trainer, at the head of the 1960s trend to make these animals perform for humans.

Then he was struck by the cruelty involved in training them and took on a different quest.

Forty years on, he is a renowned campaigner against dolphin captivity and hunting, and the star of this year's Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. He talks to Mike Williams.

The renowned dolphin campaigner and star of his year's Oscar winning documentary The Cove

Ric O'Barry20100808The renowned dolphin campaigner and star of his year's Oscar winning documentary The Cove
Ric O'Barry20100809The renowned dolphin campaigner and star of his year's Oscar winning documentary The Cove

Once Ric O'Barry was the world's leading dolphin trainer, at the head of the 1960s trend to make these animals perform for humans.

Then he was struck by the cruelty involved in training them and took on a different quest.

Forty years on, he is a renowned campaigner against dolphin captivity and hunting, and the star of this year's Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. He talks to Mike Williams.

The renowned dolphin campaigner and star of his year's Oscar winning documentary The Cove

The Interview20090509Indian software entrepreneur Nandan Nilekani talks to Carrie Gracie on The Interview.

Nandan Nilekani is one of India's best-known software entrepreneurs.

As co-chairman of one of India's biggest companies, infosys he has created a global information technology giant.

This week on The Interview he tells Carrie Gracie why he is optimistic about India's future and how he is going to use technology to transform his country.

Indian software entrepreneur Nandan Nilekani talks to Carrie Gracie on The Interview.

The Interview20090510Indian software entrepreneur Nandan Nilekani talks to Carrie Gracie on The Interview.
The Interview Amanda Galsworthy20100724

President Sarkozy's official interpreter Amanda Galsworthy has sat at the top table of international politics for nearly three decades, but her name has hardly ever appeared in print. It is part of her job to know everything, but to tell no one. Amanda Galsworthy has been the official interpreter for three French Presidents, Francois Mitterand, Jacques Chirac and now Nicolas Sarkozy. She talks to Owen Bennett-Jones about some of the extraordinary situations she's found herself in as the President's mouthpiece.

President Sarkozy's official interpreter Amanda Galsworthy on the secrets of her trade

The Interview Amanda Galsworthy20100725President Sarkozy's official interpreter Amanda Galsworthy on the secrets of her trade
The Interview Amanda Galsworthy20100726President Sarkozy's official interpreter Amanda Galsworthy on the secrets of her trade
The Interview Greg Mortenson20100717

Greg Mortenson has spent nearly twenty years building schools for girls in some of the most remote parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It's been a risky business - during that time he's received two fatwas, been under CIA investigation and was kidnapped by the Taliban, but so far Greg has managed to build over 140 schools. He talks to Owen Bennett-Jones about what motivates him, and the logistical and financial difficulties he's had to overcome to provide girls with education in some of the most forgotten places on earth.

American hero Greg Mortenson has built over 140 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Interview Greg Mortenson20100718American hero Greg Mortenson has built over 140 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Interview Greg Mortenson20100719American hero Greg Mortenson has built over 140 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Interview with Avraham Burg20090418Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

Synopsis

Avraham Burg was a prominent Israeli politician until he started to doubt the path his country was on.

  • He took time out and started to write books.

  • He contends that the Jewish people need to leave their traumatic past behind and rediscover their humanitarian, universalist values.

  • His views have provoked a furious reaction in Israel with severe personal attacks on him. But he says it is worth it.

    Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

  • The Interview with Avraham Burg20090419Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
    The Interview with Canon Andrew White20090411Canon Andrew White has the largest Christian congregation in Iraq with some 2,000 people attending his services in Baghdad each week.
  • But this is a dangerous time and 93 members of his church were killed last year.

  • He also works in diplomacy to try to resolve hostage situations.

  • And on top of all this he has multiple sclerosis.

  • He tells Owen Bennett-Jones how he manages.

    Canon Andrew White talks to Owen Bennett-Jones on The Interview

  • The Interview with Canon Andrew White20090412Canon Andrew White has the largest Christian congregation in Iraq with some 2,000 people attending his services in Baghdad each week.
  • But this is a dangerous time and 93 members of his church were killed last year.

  • He also works in diplomacy to try to resolve hostage situations.

  • And on top of all this he has multiple sclerosis.

  • He tells Owen Bennett-Jones how he manages.

    Canon Andrew White talks to Owen Bennett-Jones on The Interview

  • The Interview with Geraint Anderson20090328Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

    Synopsis

    Geraint Anderson worked for twelve years as an analyst in London's financial district, the City.

  • He earned several million pounds before leaving his job a year ago. He's now written a book -- described as fictional but which he says is mostly true -- which reveals a world of wining, dining, drugs and illicit sex.

  • On The Interview he tells Owen Bennett-Jones how the City works.

    Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

  • The Interview With Geraint Anderson20090328Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

    Geraint Anderson worked for twelve years as an analyst in London's financial district, the City.

  • he earned several million pounds before leaving his job a year ago.

    he's now written a book -- described as fictional but which he says is mostly true -- which reveals a world of wining, dining, drugs and illicit sex

  • on the interview he tells Owen Bennett-jones how the city works

  • The Interview with Geraint Anderson20090329Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

    Geraint Anderson worked for twelve years as an analyst in London's financial district, the City.

  • He earned several million pounds before leaving his job a year ago. He's now written a book -- described as fictional but which he says is mostly true -- which reveals a world of wining, dining, drugs and illicit sex.

  • On The Interview he tells Owen Bennett-Jones how the City works.

    Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

  • The Interview With Geraint Anderson20090329Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
    The Interview with John Podesta20091010Ultimate Washington insider, John Podesta, gives his take on President Obama's progress

    John Podesta was President Clinton's last chief of staff at the White House.

    Now from the vantage point of heading the Democrat's favourite think tank, he is an informal advisor to President Barack Obama who is playing high stakes in trying to get his healthcare plans through.

    On The Interview Carrie Gracie gets John Podesta's inside view of the President's progress.

    Ultimate Washington insider, John Podesta, gives his take on President Obama's progress

    The Interview with John Podesta20091011Ultimate Washington insider, John Podesta, gives his take on President Obama's progress
    The Interview With John Podesta20091011Ultimate Washington insider, John Podesta, gives his take on President Obama's progress
    The Interview with Khandro Rinpoche20090905Buddhist nun Khandro Rinpoche considers her religion and her reincarnation.

    Khandro Rinpoche is a Buddhist teacher who is also a woman and the reincarnation of a renowned master. In this week's edition of the Interview she talks to Carrie Gracie about the particular stresses she has had to deal with as a result of that identification of her as a reincarnation, and how that identification has propelled her into a life of scholarship and contemplation.

    She also considers the nature of Buddhism and debates whether the religion has become over-formalised in recent years, and whether she has herself reached a state of enlightenment. Finally she muses on the eighteen or more kinds of hell that may await us in the next life, or even in this current one, and tells Carrie why she is not afraid of the life that is to come.

    Buddhist nun Khandro Rinpoche considers her religion and her reincarnation.

    The Interview with Khandro Rinpoche20090906Buddhist nun Khandro Rinpoche considers her religion and her reincarnation.
    The Interview with Stephen Green20090704Top banker, Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC, talks about God and money with Carrie Gracie

    Stephen Green is the chairman of one of the world's largest banks -- HSBC. He is also an ordained priest in the Anglican church.

    So he is used to squaring the world of money with more spiritual life goals.

    On The Interview he tells Carrie Gracie about his new book -- Good Value -- which expresses the personal qualities he thinks can guide us through this current financial crisis and onwards into a shared, globalised future.

    Top banker, Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC, talks about God and money with Carrie Gracie

    The Interview with Stephen Green20090705Top banker, Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC, talks about God and money with Carrie Gracie
    The Interview: Jake Adelstein20100925

    For twelve years, Jake Adelstein worked as a crime reporter on Japan's biggest-selling newspaper. His patch was Tokyo's seedy red light district, and amongst other stories, he investigated the big bosses of Japan's crime gangs, the Yakuza. This got him into trouble, he received death threats and he and his family fled Japan and now live in exile in the United States. He talks to Carrie Gracie about his life then, and the regrets he still has from that time.

    Jake Adelstein, who was a crime reporter on Tokyo's biggest selling newspaper.

    The Interview: Jake Adelstein20100926Jake Adelstein, who was a crime reporter on Tokyo's biggest selling newspaper.

    For twelve years, Jake Adelstein worked as a crime reporter on Japan's biggest-selling newspaper. His patch was Tokyo's seedy red light district, and amongst other stories, he investigated the big bosses of Japan's crime gangs, the Yakuza. This got him into trouble, he received death threats and he and his family fled Japan and now live in exile in the United States. He talks to Carrie Gracie about his life then, and the regrets he still has from that time.

    The Interview: Jake Adelstein20100927Jake Adelstein, who was a crime reporter on Tokyo's biggest selling newspaper.
    The Interview: Paula Rego20101009

    Paula Rego is an artist, with an eye for what she calls the beautiful grotesque -- women, violence, sexuality and stories. She says it's these stories, the folk tales of her native Portugal, which have informed her imagination since she was a child. Paula Rego is as famous as a footballer in Portugal, there is a museum dedicated to her work and her pictures sell for millions of dollars on the international art market.

    Artist Paula Rego is as famous as a footballer in her native Portugal.

    The Interview: Paula Rego20101010Artist Paula Rego is as famous as a footballer in her native Portugal.
    The Interview: Paula Rego20101011Artist Paula Rego is as famous as a footballer in her native Portugal.
    The Interview: Peter Carey20101016

    Award-winning Australian novelist Peter Carey talks to Mike Williams about his life and work, and the differences between his native Australia, and adopted home of New York. His latest book is set in America, where Carey says democracy is in peril because children no longer read and are bombarded by popular culture. Listen to Peter Carey discussing writing, politics and his personal history in conversation with Mike Williams on The Interview.

    Writer Peter Carey says reading is essential for democracy

    The Interview: Peter Carey20101017

    Writer Peter Carey says reading is essential for democracy

    The Interview: Peter Carey20101018

    Writer Peter Carey says reading is essential for democracy

    theinterview_180610_Kessler20100619Latest figures show that more than one in three American adults are obese and as a former head of America's Food and Drug Administration, David Kessler is concerned about what we are eating today. He tells Carrie Gracie that many of us have a compulsion to overeat because he says processed food has hijacked our brains. Food full of fats, sugars and salts is harming our health and making us obese and Dr Kessler says we have to stop eating them.

    Dr David Kessler, former head of the America's Food and Drug Administration, on obesity.

    theinterview_180610_Kessler20100620Dr David Kessler, former head of the America's Food and Drug Administration, on obesity.
    theinterview_180610_Kessler20100621Dr David Kessler, former head of the America's Food and Drug Administration, on obesity.
    Tne Interview with C.K Prahalad20090425Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

    CK Prahalad is one of the world's leading business thinkers.

    A best-selling author he advices businesses around the world.

    This week on The Interview he tells Carrie Gracie how companies can survive the global financial downturn.

    Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.

    Tne Interview with C.K Prahalad20090426Interesting, prominent people interviewed at length by the BBC.
    Tony Blair20100906Tony Blair was Britain's Prime Minister for ten years.

    During the three years since he left office he's been writing his memoirs and in them he reveals the human side of being a leader. It's his version of how he re-shaped his party and won three successive elections.

    On The Interview he tells Owen Bennett Jones what mattered to him in the decisions he took, and in particular on the decision which was to define his political career - the invasion of Iraq.

    Tony Blair on the decision that defined his political career - the invasion of Iraq

    Ursula Le Guin
    Ursula Le Guin20110131

    Author Ursula Le Guin gives Owen Bennett Jones a lesson in science fiction and talks about how her work has been influenced by anthropology and Taoism.

    She also tells the story of Ishi, a Native American who escaped the massacre of his tribe.

    Ursula Le Guin gives a lesson in science fiction

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