19 December 2008

Little Atoms Christmas Special

This week's Little Atoms consists of a number of interviews recorded backstage on 18th December at 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People @ the Bloomsbury Theatre.

There will be a shorter version broadcast at 19.00 on Resonance 104.4FM tonight, and then immediately after a longer version available to download from the website. Podcast to follow.

The (longer) show contains an extended interview with show curator Robin Ince, and then short interviews with contributors Darren Hayman, Christina Martin, Waen Shepherd, Simon Singh, Natalie Haynes, Tim Minchin, Chris Addison and Josie Long.

11 December 2008

Little Atoms with Phil Plait

This week's episode of Little Atoms features Neil Denny in conversation with astronomer Phil Plait.

Philip Plait Ph.D.is a renowned astronomer with more than two decades of professional research and education experience. He has written articles for such magazines as Astronomy and Sky & Telescope, as well as national and international newspapers. He has appeared on television news and in documentaries many times, including the Sci-Fi Channel's Countdown to Doomsday and National Geographic's Is It Real? His website Bad Astronomy has won numerous awards, such as best Science Blog of 2007, and also begat the book of the same name. Phil's latest book is Death From The Skies!

05 December 2008

Little Atoms with Kenan Malik

On today's Little Atoms Padraig Reidy and Neil Denny are joined in the studio by Kenan Malik.

Kenan Malik is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. Currently Senior Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political, International and Policy Studies at the University of Surrey, He was born in India, brought up in Manchester and now lives in London. He studied neurobiology (at the University of Sussex) and history and philosophy of science (at Imperial College, London). For a number of years he was a research psychologist at the Centre for Research into Perception and Cognition (CRPC) at the University of Sussex.

He is a presenter of Nightwaves, BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas magazine and Analysis, BBC Radio 4's current affairs strand. He can also often be heard as a panellist on Radio 4's The Moral Maze.

His books include The Meaning of Race (1996) and Man, Beast and Zombie (2000). Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate was published in June 2008, and From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Legacy will be published in early 2009.