I began my broadcasting career as a New Generation Thinker for the BBC, having been picked from over a thousand applicants as one of ten finalists in the first, 2010 nationwide competition. 

Here's a guardian article about the original 'academic X-Factor' ...

Since then I've taken part in live discussions on feminism and the history of divorce in England, Samuel Richardson's Pamela and the #Metoo movement, hosted proms talks on the relationship between humans and birds, and written and presented specials and series on Radio 4 on everything from dreams to silence. Below you'll find some of my audio selections, and a clip from my first TV appearance on Channel 4 , talking with Professor Alice Roberts about women on the Restoration Stage, and also bums...



 

 

 

 

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Silence is getting ever harder to find. Lucy Powell aims to discover and quietly celebrate its rich variety. 

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Proms Plus: Birds and Humans

Bird biologist Tim Birkhead is for Guillemots while it's Goshawks for novelist and hawker Helen Macdonald. They join Lucy Powell to reflect on birds in culture and science.

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Sarah Scott & The dream of a Female Utopia

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Lucy Powell tells the story of a radical community of women set up in 1760s rural England by the writer Sarah Scott. Recorded with an audience at the York Festival of Ideas.

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Kate Maltby, Lucy Powell, Zoe Strimpel join Shahidha Bari. Virtue Rewarded is the subtitle of Samuel Richardson's 1740 novel Pamela, which began as a conduct book before he turned it into the new literary form of the novel. Playwright Martin Crimp has taken this book as the inspiration for his latest work When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other. Shahidha Bari & guests debate consent then and now

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Our Dreams, Our Selves

Over the course of this week, Lucy Powell explores the history of dreams and what we think they mean, a hundred years after Sigmund Freud's great work 'The Interpretation of Dreams' appeared in English.

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Lucy Powell tells the story of a radical community of women set up in 1760s rural England by the writer Sarah Scott. Recorded with an audience at the York Festival of Ideas.

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18th-Century Crime and Punishment

Philip Dodd explores 18th-century attitudes to the law, crime and punishment, talking to Professor Norman S Poser, Antonia Hodgson and Lucy Powell.

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Anne McElvoy presents. With a debate about work and fulfilment, actor Julian Glover on reworking Beowulf for the stage, and Lucy Powell and Simon Godwin on The Beaux' Stratagem.

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Reopening the theatres:

Britain's Most Historic Towns,

Ser 3, Ep 2, Restoration London

You can watch the full episode here