The environmentalist Martin Palmer is an inspiration. He told me what fires his passion
I loved this book, Why We Sing, by the magnificent Julia Hollander. I had a great time talking to her about the joy of singing
I was lucky enough to meet Edward Stourton, broadcasting legend. He has recently written a fascinating autobiography, Confessions.
Professor Josh Brown is a neuroscientist. Nothing woo-woo here. But he says he was miraculously healed after a devastating diagnosis.
I was very excited to interview Cariad Lloyd, whose podcast Griefcast, has been so enormously successful. She told me all about her book - and what she has learned about bereavement and loss
Lorraine Cavanagh's childhood sounds like the stuff of fiction. I talked to her about the journey since
Professor James K. A. Smith wants us to think about temporality and eternity differently. He told me more
I've met James Runcie, author of the Grantchester series, a number of times and admire his work greatly. In November 2022 he published Tell Me Good Things, a tender memoir about his beloved late wife. He told me more.
Sir Anthony Seldon spoke to me about his efforts to set up a Via Sacra to honour those who died on the Western Front
Jo Swinney lost her mother in tragic circumstances. Months after her death, she discovered her mother's notebooks with ideas for the book she never wrote. Jo decided to write it for her. I had a lovely hour with Jo.
Here are some of the articles I've written in recent years.
Below is a small selection of some of the features I've written over the years