Sorry to the people of Zimbabwe, Oman and Lichtenstein

I recently appeared on US radio station NPR’s great All Things Considered programme to talk about national anthems with host Guy Raz.

It won’t make happy listening to anyone from Oman, Zimbabwe or Lichtenstein! But for everyone else, listen below, or over at NPR’s site.

My dulcet tones are of course available for hire.

The secrets behind national anthems in 1,000 words…

…and a poor joke about Coldplay.

A piece I’ve done for the BBC went online today (above’s a picture of it on the front page).

I’ve somehow crammed 18 countries into it. Although apologies to anyone from Oman or Zimbabwe, who I seem to insult!

If you know of any secrets it doesn’t mention, please let me know.