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Free Thinking explores America. Guests Claudia Rankine, Marilynne Robinson, Peter Bourne
Peter Singer, Cordelia Fine, Garry Kasparov, AI and Algorithmns, Tim O’Reilly.
Congratulations to 2019 winner Mary Fulbrook.
Angry politics, what we can’t say, being diplomatic, weeping, emotion in music, film & TV
Dr Chaney from the Centre for the History of the Emotions on the emotions of the past.
From moral questions to the quirks and pleasures of life.
New Thinking from UK Unis/Being Human Festival: history, books, language, philosophy.
Writing from around the world: fact, fiction, key authors, classics & contemporary voices
Free Thinking explores divisions & differences & the way people define themselves...
Discussions/interviews: Slavoj Zizek, Xinran, Ivan Klima, Claudia Rankine, Pankaj Mishra
Teju Cole, Zadie Smith, Umberto Eco, Peter Singer, David Grossman, Edna O'Brien
Dorothy Bohm, Edward Burtynsky, Sean Scully, Dada, Elizabeth Price, Edmund de Waal
Ziauddin Sardar, Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, Rabbi Sacks, Marilynne Robinson
From the Tale of Genjii to Godzilla, Kenzaburo Oe to Yoko Tawada …
Spying, peace negotiating & the power balance around the world, films, books, paintings
Leading scholars, insights from actors and directors and new research into the Bard.
We examine the fast-changing relationship between the individual & the crowd
Free Thinking Festival 2017: The Speed of Life
From the urge to fight and Mrs Noah to Uncanny objects and mountain photography...
Recorded at the York Festival of Ideas (2018)
The mariner’s astrolabe; faith in food; Sherlock Holmes; the phone & a cold war relic...
Listen to past editions from the extensive Night Waves archive.
Stephen Reicher reveals that crowd psychology is more nuanced than people think.
With global population on the rise, could having kids be your biggest moral mistake?
Lenny Henry talks to Matthew Sweet in front of an audience at Birmingham Rep.
From satire and the circus, to gangs and 'speaking truth to power'
From breastfeeding to fasting, resisting tyranny to murder & dining with a nightmare...
From aubergines to frostbite via finger-counting.
Margaret MacMillan, Jonathan Powell, Naoko Shimazu, Kamila Shamsie, William Boyd...
Is British Culture Getting Weirder?
Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 14:30 ,Café OTO, Barbican
Matthew Sweet questions some of Naomi Wolf's evidence in her new book Outrages
An old dairying manual reveals insights into our ancestors' relationships with livestock.
French writer Edouard Louis on the gilet jaunes movement & his book Who killed my father?
Playwright & composer, Neil Brand, on Laurel & Hardy & their sublime short, The Music Box
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