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A Point of View: David Attenborough's Life Stories

For the coming weeks the Point of View podcast presents a series of talks by Sir David Attenborough. Recalling experiences from seven decades of exploring the natural world, Sir David presents a series of life stories about animals and plants of particular fascination to him.

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    PoV: AL Kennedy: Language and Listening: 16 Jan 15

    AL Kennedy reflects on the importance of learning languages and ...

    AL Kennedy reflects on the importance of learning languages and listening to one another. "More words give me more paths to and from the hearts of others, more points of view - I don't think that's a bad thing." Producer: Sheila Cook...

    Jan 16, 2015 Read more
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    PoV: Adam Gopnick: Charlie Hebdo 09 Jan 15

    Adam Gopnick reflects on the Charlie Hebdo massacre. "The notion ...

    Adam Gopnick reflects on the Charlie Hebdo massacre. "The notion that what some have called France's 'stark secularism' - or its level of unemployment, or its history of exclusion, that imposed invisibility - is in any way to blame or even a root...

    Jan 9, 2015 Read more
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    PoV: AL Kennedy: The Pursuit of Happiness: 02 Jan 15

    A L Kennedy reflects on what it means to pursue ...

    A L Kennedy reflects on what it means to pursue happiness in a world where "not having enough money can be utterly miserable" and indulging our desire to acquire is also unsatisfying. The answer may lie in seeing that happiness is, "not so much a...

    Jan 2, 2015 Read more
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    PoV: David Cannadine: Monarch's Message: 26 Dec 14

    David Cannadine reflects on the history of the Queen's Christmas ...

    David Cannadine reflects on the history of the Queen's Christmas message. Following the success of the first broadcast in 1932 by Queen's grandfather, King George V, "what had begun as a one-off innovation soon became an invented tradition, and there...

    Dec 26, 2014 Read more
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    PoV: Roger Scruton: Art: The Real Thing: 19 Dec 14

    In the last of his three talks on art, philosopher ...

    In the last of his three talks on art, philosopher Roger Scruton looks at the real thing, as opposed to cliche or kitsch. We must ignore the vast quantities of art produced as commodities to be sold, unlike symphonies or novels that cannot be owned...

    Dec 19, 2014 Read more
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    PoV: Roger Scruton: Kitsch: 12 Dec 14

    Philosopher Roger Scruton looks at kitsch in the second of ...

    Philosopher Roger Scruton looks at kitsch in the second of his three talks on art. Kitsch, he says, creates the fantasy of an emotion without the real cost of feeling it. He argues that in the twentieth century artists became preoccupied by what they...

    Dec 12, 2014 Read more
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    PoV: Roger Scruton: Faking It: 05 Dec 14

    Philosopher Roger Scruton reflects on the difference between original art ...

    Philosopher Roger Scruton reflects on the difference between original art that is genuine, sincere and truthful, but hard to achieve, and the easier but fake art that appeals to many critics today. He argues that original artists from Beethoven and...

    Dec 5, 2014 Read more
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    PoV: John Gray: Thinking the Unthinkable 28 Nov 14

    John Gray argues that "thinking the unthinkable" as a way ...

    John Gray argues that "thinking the unthinkable" as a way of making policy does nothing more than extend conventional wisdom to the point of absurdity and fails to take account of the complexities of reality. "Capitalism has lurched into a crisis from...

    Nov 28, 2014 Read more
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    PoV: John Gray: Dostoevsky and Dangerous Ideas 21 Nov 14

    John Gray points to lessons from the novels of Dostoevsky ...

    John Gray points to lessons from the novels of Dostoevsky about the danger of ideas such as misguided idealism sweeping away tyrannies without regard for the risks of anarchy. "Dostoevsky suggests that the end result of abandoning morality for the...

    Nov 21, 2014 Read more
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    PoV: Soylent and the Charm of the Fast Lane 14 Nov 14

    The new food substitute Soylent allows you to give up ...

    The new food substitute Soylent allows you to give up eating meals in order to have more free time. But John Gray argues that human beings crave busy lives. We want to be distracted, he says, so we don't have to think too much. Producer: Adele...

    Nov 14, 2014 Read more
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