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This video is also linked in the Claire Van Zant section of the website. | Van Zant was an RAF veteran of WWII and was drafted into the Bergen-Belsen in 1945. She never spoke in detail about her time there until this interview with Dr. Keith Berge in 2008. I was profoundly moved by this interview. I grew up learning of the horrors of the holocaust but somehow hearing of the horrors personally witnessed by someone I love brought it home to me. I can't help but wonder how her experiences in Poland shaped her life which was dedicated to the humanities and to her faith.

JOHN ANDERSON CONVERSATIONS | John is joined by mathematician, bioethicist and Christian apologist Professor John Lennox for a profound conversation centered on the current and future impacts of artificial intelligence technology. They discuss the shortcomings of science in the search for universal truth, the factors behind rising secularism in the West, China’s rapid AI implementation, our growing desire for immortality through biomedicine and the true meaning of 'faith'.

Robin: I discovered Timothy Findley by chance in 2003. I have never so thoroughly connected with an author as I did in the opening paragraphs of his novel Pilgrim. The rest, as they say, is history.

Findley's "The Wars."

Robin: I spent the beginning of 2023 obsessed with the movie Tar. It has been so long that I've seen a movie that so actively demands my attention and interpretation. I include here a couple of videos that dive into its complex terrain.

Lydia Tar reminds us to learn an artist's intent in addition to your own in approaching a piece of work. I agree. Although Field and Blanchett play much close to the vest, here they give up a few secrets.

The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird.

From the treasure trove that is BBC Radio Drama to Danny Robins' spooky podcast Uncanny, you can count on the Beeb for exceptionally high-quality audio productions.