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Sean Ellis, Ed Yong, Mike Martin, Chloe Baker and Charlie Hatch-Barnwell

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4 September 2016

Episode 374

55 minutes

We discuss new book ‘Crossing the Congo’ with its authors: former army man Mike Martin, anaesthetist Chloe Baker and photojournalist Charlie Hatch-Barnwell. Plus: film-director Sean Ellis fills us in on Second World War true-life drama ‘Anthropoid’ and we look at the world of microbes with science writer Ed Yong, author of ‘I Contain Multitudes’.

4 September 2016

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Daniel Giacopelli joins Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards to look at the week gone by and the days ahead.

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Mike Martin, Chloe Baker and Charlie Hatch-Barnwell

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Former British Army officer Mike Martin, anaesthetist Chloe Baker and photojournalist Charlie Hatch-Barnwell drove a battered Land Rover across the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Juba in South Sudan. They stop by Midori House to explain their journey and new book ‘Crossing the Congo’.

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Sean Ellis

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Director Sean Ellis’s film ‘Anthropoid’, starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan, is the true story of two Czech soldiers who assassinated Nazi SS General Reinhard Heydrich in the Second World War. Tom Edwards speaks to Sean about why it’s a story that still needs to be told.

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Ed Yong

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Award-winning science writer Ed Yong’s book ‘I Contain Multitudes’ looks at the microbes and micro-organisms living inside us. Or as Ed puts it: “Every resident in a zoo, is a zoo in its own right.”

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