Nights for Tuesday 25 August 2015
7:10 Our Own Odysseys: Spontaneous travel plans
Wellingtonian Neville Martin's decision to travel on a whim became somewhat overwhelmed by the mere logistics of wandering the world.
7:30 The Sampler
A weekly review and analysis of new CD releases.
8:10 The Bin Laden Tapes
In early 2002, following the fall of the Talban, Osama Bin Laden's abandoned compound in the Afghan city of Kandahar was ransacked. Among the finds was a collection of more than 1500 audio cassettes featuring sermons, speeches, songs and candid recordings of Arab-Afghan fighters, recorded between the 1960s up until the 9/11 attacks.The collection served as an audio library for those who gathered under Bin Laden's roof between 1997 and 2001 – a key era in Al Qaeda's development and growth. BBC Security correspondent Gordon Corera speaks to Prof Flagg Miller from the University of California-Davis, who has spent more than a decade translating and analysing the tapes.
8:40 Right thinking
The rationales of individual freedom and personal responsibility with Eric Crampton, head of research at The New Zealand Initiative. Tonight, the economics around organ donation and sale.
9:06 The Tuesday Feature: The War That Changed The World
Isolation: New York - Jonathan Dimbleby presents a public debate from the US Library of Congress in Washington, to discuss the relevance and legacy of the First World War for the United States (BBC)
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 The Shed
Award-winning former British broadcaster Mark Coles presents his pick of the best new music releases and demos from around the planet. A glorious mix of brand new sounds from all over the world, real conversations with music makers and tales of everyday life as seen from an English garden shed (9 of 13, MCM)