Clappers: A History Of Applause (28 Jan 2003)
Clappers hears from a psychologist about just why we clap, and from an American researcher who has analysed the strange phenomenon of rhythmic applause which starts at the end of performances as if by magic. There are also insights from the worlds of Indian classical music and flamenco on alternatives to Western traditions of applause.
Article URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/clappers.shtml
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