This week Francine Stock is joined by Dan Ariely, Gabriel Prokofiev, Josie Lawrence and Graeme Sims.
DAN ARIELY Dan Ariely is Professor of Behavioural Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he was eighteen he was badly burnt whilst doing his Military Service in Israel. It was whilst in hospital that he started reflecting on why people behave in the way they do. In his new book Predictably Irrational he looks at why smart people still make irrational decisions. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions is published by HarperCollins.
Gabriel Prokofiev is a composer and producer who set up the independent record label Nonclasssical.His grandfather was the Russian composer Sergey Prokofiev whose most celebrated work, Peter and the Wolf is about to tour the UK in a new adaptation. Peter and the Wolf is at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, 21st -23rd March and on tour until 20th April .
Josie Lawrence is the actor and comedienne. She is well known for her skill at comedy improvisation, having been a member of the Comedy Store Players for twenty years and for her acting performances in The King and I and The Taming of the Shrew. She is about to play the title role in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood - 11th to 26th April at the Birmingham Rep Theatre and then the West Yorkshire Playhouse in May.
GRAEME SIMS Graeme Sims is a dog trainer. After running a successful advertising business, he faced bankruptcy, until a chance meeting with a stray dog changed his life and he became a successful shepherd and dog trainer. His book The Dog Whisperer: How to Train Your Dog Using Its Own Language is published by Headline.
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