Please find below links to some of my radio journalism and podcast work. For a full list, please click here.

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Essays & Documentaries

Four-part documentary on culture and mental health: The Borders of Sanity, for BBC Radio 4 and World Service (2016)

Archive on 4: Misunderstanding Japan, documentary for BBC Radio 4 (2015)

Japan in Five Lives, series of The Essay for BBC Radio 3 (2021)

Dark Blossoms, series of The Essay for BBC Radio 3 (2018)

Supernatural Japan, BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature (2018)

Freud in Asia, BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature (2014)

The Music of Time: Jazzing Up Japan, BBC World Service (2018)

Short essay for BBC Radio 4’s From Our Home Correspondent (Home School) (2020)

Talk at BBC’s Free Thinking Festival, later broadcast on Radio 3 as The Essay: Therapy vs Prayer (2013)

The Black Lizard, edition of The Essay for BBC Radio 3, on the Japanese detective writer Edogawa Ranpo (2021)

Guest & Presenter

Discussing The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking: Conformity and Rebellion (2020)

Appearance on Radio 4’s Start the Week, with Neil MacGregor and Kajsa Norman (2018)

Review of Shoplifters for Radio 4’s Front Row  (2018)

Presenter for a BBC Proms Plus discussion on ecstatic states (2018)

Presenter for an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking (America: Inequality & Race) (2018)

Contributor to an episode of the BBC Radio 4 series Living With The Gods. (Here Comes the Sun) (2017)

Presenter for an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking (Japan Now Festival) (2017)

Presenter for a BBC Proms Plus discussion on ‘Devils‘ with Rev Richard Coles and Imtiaz Dharker (2016)

Discussion with Mark Vernon and other guests on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Buddhism, Therapy, Violence and Rationality (2015)

May 2014: Discussion with Matthew Sweet on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Godzilla and Hayao Miyazaki [from 33 mins]

Podcasts

Interview with BBC History Magazine: ‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Japan…’ (2020)

Interview with BBC History Magazine about my book Japan Story (2019)

Interview with The Skeptic Magazine, talking about ‘The Appeal of Yūrei’ (Japanese ghosts) (2018)