Forum - A World of Ideas

Forum - A World of Ideas

The world's most remarkable minds tackle a big idea. Podcast weekly on Tuesdays.

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  • Dissent 24 Feb 2015

    Tue, 24 Feb 15

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    41 mins

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    What are the best strategies for agreeing to disagree? And why is it that some parts of the world encourage differing views, while others find them rude or even dangerous? Quentin Cooper discusses ways of managing disagreement with global business guru Erin Meyer, graffiti artist Bahia Shehab, and sociologist John Hall.

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  • Rhythm 17 Feb 15

    Tue, 17 Feb 15

    Duration:
    41 mins

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    Rhythm is within us and all around us-and in space as well. But what exactly is it and why is it so important? With Bridget Kendall to discuss rhythm, music theorist Professor Christopher Hasty, astrophysicist Professor B.S.Sathyaprakash, composer Anna Meredith and musician Keith Waithe.

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  • Codes and ciphers 10 Feb 15

    Tue, 10 Feb 15

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    41 mins

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    How safe is the encryption on your phone? Will quantum computing spell the end of online payments? And could cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, be the banking revolution which the developing world needs? Bridget Kendall talks to cryptographer Maire O’Neill, philosopher Luciano Floridi and financial journalist Paul Vigna.

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  • Writing Feb 3 2015

    Tue, 3 Feb 15

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    41 mins

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    Fewer and fewer of us write by hand much any more.Does it matter? Bridget Kendall's guests on this week's Forum, cognitive neuroscientist Karin James, award winning novelist Mohsin Hamid and calligrapher Paul Antonio think it does.

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