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, for BBC Radio 4 (2015)

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)

Guest & Presenter

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 about my book Japan Story (2019)

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