Fiona Sturges

Fiona Sturges is an arts columnist, interviewer, reviewer and associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University

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Dominic Lawson makes all the right moves in his intriguing radio series Across the Board

The journalist interviewed unusual or prominent figures over a game of chess

BBC World Service's new series The Conversation is just what women want

This is no cosy Woman's Hour-type programme, says Fiona Sturges

If interviewees such as Richard Ayoade, with Krishnan Guru-Murthy, don’t want to engage with the process, maybe they should stay at home

Russell Brand and Richard Ayoade need to realise that in interviews, meta doesn’t mean better

It’s a tired format, but recent attempts to subvert the promotional appearance have generated more heat than light

Germany: Memories of a Nation, review: 600 years of history dispensed in 15-minute chunks

Radio 4's series gets the brain cells fizzing without pushing you over the edge

Freezing egg cells is not a case of bunging them in an ice box

A woman's option to freeze her eggs should never be a job perk

Silicon Valley's latest wheeze is not just creepy, it's telling us that motherhood is incompatible with a career
John Peel, former Radio 1 DJ and pioneering champion of alternative music, in 1972

Fiona Sturges: 'The teary tributes to John Peel make me feel queasy - you'd think the BBC would have learned its lesson by now'

The late broadcaster was this week the subject of an adoring Radio 1 documentary called How John Peel Changed My Life, which featured Annie Nightingale, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens and Michael Palin

On the Wire, BBC Radio Lancashire, review: It is radio at its simplest and most effective

It’s the kind of music that, should you have ingested something illegal and unexpectedly strong, could cause you to lose your mind permanently

Scottish independence: Amid the hysteria, the most measured debate came from the wise, young voices on Radio 1's Newsbeat

The lively late-night chat gave 16 to 24-year-old voters in Glasgow a chance to air their views, with both the Yes and No camps having their say

Radio 4's The Lost Genius of Judee Sill, review: The tale of an unsung folk genius is a revelation

If the songwriter Judee Sill were alive today she'd be quite the sensation. Her ferocious wit, stormy love life, drug addiction and multiple brushes with the law would guarantee endless splashes in gossip mags and concerned columns about the fecklessness of youth.

Heart and Soul: To Die with Dignity?, review: Deeply personal stories in astonishing debate

We are, as a nation, uncomfortable with death. We're particularly squeamish when it comes to discussing the practicalities of a person's end, which is sad because it is one of the most revealing conversations you can have with your loved ones.

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Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
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Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
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With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
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I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
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Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
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