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Fascinating Times
Author and social commentator Mal Fletcher talks about his latest book Fascinating Times in this clip from a recent interview on British radio.

Click here for more on the book including the Movie Teaser, BBC Interview, Book Review, Samples and more, 

Added 02/07/2014


Luis Suarez, Biting and Expectations in Sport
What does the latest Luis Suarez biting incident, at the World Cup, suggest about wider cultural expectations about sportspeople?

Is there a trade-off between talent and character within top level sport?

Mal Fletcher addresses these questions in this BBC Radio interview.

Added 25/06/2014


How Are Social Media Changing News?

How are Social Media changing the way we access daily news? Why are certain new reporters becoming celebrities in their own right? And why do quirky or comedy news stories go viral online?

On the back of a Reuters study into news reading habits across 10 countries, which was released today, Mal Fletcher was interviewed on these and other points by Mai Davies for BBC Radio. 

Added 12/06/2014


Are We Confused About Proper Language?
Have the English become confused about how they greet one another?

Social anthropologist Kate Fox says that while most other nations have an agreed form of greeting, the English have become confused since they stopped using 'How do you do?' as a way of greeting new people.

Mal Fletcher talks to Mike Parr on BBC Radio about whether we've become confused on how to greet one another and how language changes.

Added 02/06/2014


What Exactly is a Futurist?
What exactly is a futurist?

Is futurism just about making wild guesses about possible future scenarios?

Mal Fletcher responds to BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz in this clip from BBC Radio.

Added 01/06/2014


What's the Problem with the Liberal Democrats?
Britain's Liberal Democrat party are finding it hard to gain any traction in the face of falling poll ratings and alleged attempts to dislodge their leader.

What's the problem with the LibDems? Why is their leader, Deputy PM Nick Clegg under such pressure? Is there a problem with elitism at the top of politics?

In a news review programme, Mal Fletcher spoke to Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor.

Click here to listen/download.

Added 01/06/2014


UKIP and British Attitudes to Europe
Is Nigel Farage's UKIP becoming a serious player in British politics, in the wake of recent EU elections?

If so, why? What is behind the reticence of many British voters to embrace the idea of a European identity?

Mal Fletcher spoke on BBC radio with Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor. His fellow guest was Katherine Rundell.

Added 01/06/2014


Meriam Ibrahim Story Not Over Yet
Meriam Ibrahim is the 27-year-old mother of two who is being held in a Sudanese prison awaiting execution.   

Her crime? She refuses to renounce the religious faith she was raised with, as the daughter of a Christian mother. She is also married to a Christian man.  

Following international pressure, a government official has said she will be freed. But do the local courts follow the same rules as their government? And what does the story tell us about the rise in persecution worldwide?  

Mal Fletcher discusses this in this interview for BBC Radio, with host Will Gompertz and fellow guest, author Katherine Rundell.

Added 01/06/2014


Who Do We Think We Are?
Who do we think we are? How do we define ourselves in the midst of a rapidly changing society? What part does social media play in defining our identity?

The BBC commissioned an Ipsos Mori poll into how people in the UK define who they are, looking at what relative part such things as national identity, values, outlook and sporting interests shape our sense of who we are and how we describe ourselves to others.

Mal Fletcher discussed the findings of the report and the wider issues of community and identity with host Mai Davies and Jonathan Birdwell of the Demos Think Tank.

Added 07/04/2014


Should Courts be on TV? Oscar Pistorius Trial
Should we allow TV cameras to play out live pictures from criminal trials?

What does the response to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial in South Africa tell us about televising court proceedings?

Social commentator Mal Fletcher discusses this with David Prever on BBC Radio.

Added 16/03/2014



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