22 November 2007

Little Atoms With Toby Young

This week Neil Denny talks to writer Toby Young.

Toby Young is a journalist, author and critic. Currently associate editor of the Spectator, Toby founded the short lived Modern Review with Julie Burchill. After the magazines closure, Toby went to New York to work for Vanity Fair. His failure to make it as a glossy magazine journalist is documented in his best-selling memoir How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. Toby's latest book is The Sound of No Hands Clapping, which details Toby's failure to make it as a Hollywood screenwriter. Despite this, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is currently being made into a Hollywood film, starring Simon Pegg as Toby. Toby himself stars as a "background artist".

Usual time, at 19.00 on Friday 23rd November Resonance 104.4FM in London or Resonance FM's website worldwide.


19 November 2007

Brendan O'Neill Interview Online Now

Friday's interview with Brendan O'Neill is now available to download from here.


15 November 2007

Little Atoms with Brendan O'Neill

On this weeks show we welcome back to Little Atoms journalist Brendan O'Neill.

Brendan is the editor of spiked, the online magazine with the modest ambition of making history as well as reporting it. He started his career in journalism at spiked 's predecessor, LM magazine, until that was forced to close following a libel action brought by ITN. Brendan's writing has been published widely on both sides of the Atlantic, including in The Spectator, The New Statesman, The Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor and Salon. He is also a regular contributor to the Guardian's Comment is Free Blog. Entirely fulfilling Little Atoms' remit of being challenging, possibly controversial and always interesting, Brendan has been described as a "smug shite" by Peter Tatchell, and as "exceptionally ignorant" by Melanie Phillips.


New Downloads

Our last two interviews, with Paul Evans and Natalie Haynes, are now available to download. From here.


08 November 2007

Little Atoms with Natalie Haynes

On this weeks show, Padraig Reidy and Neil Denny talk to Natalie Haynes.

Natalie Haynes is a stand-up comedian, journalist and author, and briefly a teacher of Latin and Greek. Her first solo comedy show, Six Degrees of Desolation, was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 2002. Natalie has made numerous radio shows for Radio 4, most recently Laughing Matters and Clasical Comedy. She is also a regular panellist on various Radio 4 shows, including Front Row and Loose Ends, and can also often be seen on More4's The Last Word and BBC2's Newsnight Review. An occasional columnist for The Times, Natalie has recently written a book for children, The Great Escape.

Join us at 19.00 on Friday 9th November Resonance 104.4FM in London or Resonance FM's website worldwide.


01 November 2007

Little Atoms with Paul Evans

Richard and Padraig are joined at very short notice by Paul Evans. Paul Evans is one of the co-founders of Poptel Technology Ltd. Many of their projects are designed to motivate sections of society that currently do not use the internet. Local councillors are one such group, and the Councillor.info project has worked with over thirty local authorities, encouraging councillors to become active managers of personal websites.

Paul has also specialised in promoting web technologies to the labour movement. He has worked on website projects for almost all of the major unions and many of the smaller ones. Previously, Paul worked as an assistant to an MEP, specialising in the regulation of Digital TV. In his spare time, he helped the New Statesman to establish the first New Statesman New Media Awards in 1998. Paul recently spoke at the Institute of Ideas' Battle of Ideas conference about weblogs and democracy. Paul's own blog can be found here.