PRX Review: THE UNSEEN WORLD OF ISLAM

February 9, 2007

Producer: A World of Possibilities

 

Review by David Swatling for PRX (Feb. 4, 2007)

“There’s an abundance of fascinating information in this first of a series of programs about Islam and the West. The first half-hour focuses primarily on the history of Islam and the second half puts that information in perspective in post 9/11 America. The five experts interviewed by the very well prepared host are all excellent speakers. The most time is spent with an Iranian author who was particularly engaging and thought-provoking. This is a polished magazine-style program dealing with an important topic in an intelligent way. If the rest of the series maintains this quality, it’s definately worth sharing with your listeners.”

 

Listen to the program here

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Listen: Coming Home

January 29, 2007

from BBC Radio 4

“Charles Wheeler presents five personal interpretations of what the end of the second world war meant to people in Britain and across the world.”

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Listen: The Beatles in America – 1964 Pt. 1 & 2

January 1, 2007

from PRX

producer: Paul Ingles

PRX Description: “When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture.

Paul Ingles hosts The Beatles in America — 1964 and takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively two-hour montage features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The Beatles frenzy. ”

Listen to Episode 1 of the program here

Listen to Episode 2 of the program here


Article: American Hardcore

December 27, 2006

American Hardcore

by Iain Blair for MIX (Dec. 2006)

“In our current era of safe, blow-dried, corporate rap and rock, and super-bland pop, the snarling, spitting, angry punk acts profiled in the new film, American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986, come across like a musical speedball — dangerous, manic, provocative and obviously in league with the devil. Want a little political commentary on President Reagan?”

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Listen: The Invention of Childhood

December 20, 2006

The Invention of Childhood

presented by Michael Morpurgo for BBC 4 Radio/History

A major thirty-part narrative history series exploring British childhood and the experience of British children over the last thousand years.”

Listen to the programs here. 


Listen: Making History

November 25, 2006

Making History is a series on BBC Radio 4

This episode, presented by Nick Baker, is on:

  • Hidden Treasures of St Andrew’s, Wiveliscombe
  • Lady Godiva
  • The Astronomical Sightings of Parson Holland
  • Researching Catholic History

Read more and listen to full episode.