Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Floyd Norman, animation legend, at 81

"One of the good things about being 81 years old is you don't have to worry about what's next," animator Floyd Norman tells me, during a fascinating and heart-warming conversation about his life and extraordinary career. Still working in his ninth decade, the 'Disney Legend' reflects on his time working with Walt Disney, on the 50th anniversary of the cartoon pioneer's death.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tim Ferriss - author, podcaster, self-experimenter

Tim Ferriss and I sat down recently for a long and fascinating conversation. Ferriss, a modern day self-help guru, is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef and now a new giant of a book, Tools of Titans. We cover everything from the power of fasting to the power of choosing the right friends, his obsession with self-experimentation and learning from the world's highest achievers. This is a long version of the interview which first aired, in edited form, on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Paul Dergarabedian - box office analyst

The past week has seen an outpouring of emotions by Americans, many of whom are still shell-shcoked by the outcome of the election.  So what did they do?  They went to the movies, in huge numbers. Either there are particularly good films out at the moment or there was something attractive about retreating, en mass to a large room with copious amounts of popcorn. What just happened? I spoke to comScore's senior media analyst, Paul Dergarabedian.

Dean Ernest Wilson

Dr Ernest Wilson is a professor of political science and Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Professor Wilson advised President Obama’s transition team on matters of communication technology and public diplomacy and he is the author of numerous books on subjects as diverse as the information revolution and US foreign policy. Had the US election turn out differently, Prof. Wilson would have been involved in the Hilary Clinton's transition to power. He offers an insider's view as Donald Trump builds a team to govern America and also discusses the "gut" responses of students at USC to the election.