222 episodes

A podcast for people who like the unexpected. Join the surgeon and academic Professor Roger Kneebone in conversation with unorthodox people whose careers defy traditional boundaries and who swim against the tide.

Technical support by Justin Margovan - with my thanks

My personal website www.rogerkneebone.co.uk
Many of the people in Countercurrent feature in my book Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery (Penguin Viking, 2020)

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/313/313248/expert/9780241392058.html

Countercurrent: conversations with Professor Roger Kneebone Professor Roger Kneebone

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

A podcast for people who like the unexpected. Join the surgeon and academic Professor Roger Kneebone in conversation with unorthodox people whose careers defy traditional boundaries and who swim against the tide.

Technical support by Justin Margovan - with my thanks

My personal website www.rogerkneebone.co.uk
Many of the people in Countercurrent feature in my book Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery (Penguin Viking, 2020)

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/313/313248/expert/9780241392058.html

    Geoff Grandfield in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Geoff Grandfield in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Geoff Grandfield is well known for his iconic book covers and illustrations, strongly influenced by film noir. His images, with their unconventional viewpoints and perspectives, convey a powerful sense of isolation, unease and disquiet. In addition to his work and his teaching, Geoff is exploring the legacies of primal separation in his doctoral studies.
    https://geoffgrandfield.co.uk

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Sheila Hayman in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Sheila Hayman in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Sheila Hayman is a documentary film maker who has been exploring the relationship between people and technology for over forty years. In this conversation we explore issues around sustainability, artificial intelligence and what it means to be human.
    https://www.sheilahayman.com

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Simon Clarke in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Simon Clarke in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Simon Clarke is a consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon and a professional actor. In this conversation we explore the similarities and differences between these apparently unrelated areas of expert practice.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6JYOL-VAzo

    • 1 hr 16 min
    John McMunn in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    John McMunn in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    John McMunn fell in love with opera and performing at the age of ten. He studied at Harvard University before moving to England to become a Choral Scholar at King’s College Cambridge, then studied at the Royal College of Music Opera School. Ill health forced him to change his career direction. Now he is  Chief Executive of the Academy of Ancient Music. We discuss our experiences of how serious illness has reshaped our careers.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Rob Sansom in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Rob Sansom in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Rob Sansom is an actor, Simulated Patient, house decorator and builder. In this conversation we explore how his work in these apparently unrelated worlds connects in unexpected ways.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Siobhan Davies in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Siobhan Davies in conversation with Roger Kneebone

    Dame Siobhan (Sue) Davies has had a long career in contemporary dance. Initially at the London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Sue established Siobhan Davies Dance Company in 1988. Her studio - Siobhan Davies Studios - was designed by Sarah Wigglesworth within the shell of a Victorian school building in Southwark. Now Siobhan makes films, including ‘All This Can Happen’ (2012).

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Jane Chapman ,

Musician

Greatly enjoyable conversation. Extremely insightful, and delightfully honest! Much food for thought about the byways that can lead to creative, imaginative, practical and personal development when the mind is open.

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