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BBC Audio Interviews
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This archive presents more than 150 audio interviews from decades of BBC radio broadcasting. Most interviewees are European and American, but a sizable number of notables from around the world are represented. The interviews are divided into 19 categories based on the occupation of the person interviewed—from poets to scientists to painters to political activists. The sections most useful for world history are writers, religious thinkers, and musicians. There are audio clips for more than 30 writers, including Elie Wiesel, Salman Rushdie, Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Roald Dahl, and Virginia Woolf. Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, and South African Desmond Tutu are all featured in the religious thinkers section and Ravi Shankar speaks about his family and early years in the musician section. Most interviews occurred in the 1980s or 1990s, though a few interviews are from the 1960s and 1970s, but many interviewees describe influential events from their early lives in the 1930s and 1940s. See especially Nadine Gordimer, Clement Attlee, and Eve Arnold. Brief profiles of all authors are available, and additional web resources, such as BBC profiles, articles, or obituaries are available for most.

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