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  • 5 months ago

Week by week we meet lots of remarkable people on All Things Considered, and Roy Jenkins reminds us of a few of the contributors who have spoken to us in the past year. Some are famous, celebrated because of what they write, the way they perform, and how they use their considerable influence. Many more are relatively unknown, yet their stories and achievements have immense capacity to inspire, or simply to get us thinking in new ways.

In the past 12 months they have included the one-time atheist behind a Christian course followed by more than 29 million people in 169 countries; the man who's preached to 30 million; and the celebrated American author whose works are lauded by Barack Obama. He hears from a couple offering radical welcome to marginalised young people in a valley community, families who've fled Syria, and many more.