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Matthew Sweet is joined by David Hepworth, Naomi Alderman, Kei Miller and Serena Kutchinsky to debate technology's impact on cultural taste. Are we now bolder or more risk-averse?

Matthew Sweet explores the way digital media have transformed our cultural interests. Superfans can now bury themselves in online recommendations but are these helping us, or simply trapping us into consuming more of the same? Are we now risk averse?

Naomi Alderman is the author of novels including The Liars' Gospel, The Lessons and Disobedience and an online games creator of Zombies, Run!

Dave Hepworth is a music journalist who helped launch magazines including Empire, Q, Mojo, Heat and The Word.

Kei Miller is a poet whose collections include The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, which has been nominated for this year's Forward Prize for Poetry

Serena Kutchinsky is Prospect Magazine's Digital Editor. Previously, she was the Assistant Digital Editor of The Sunday Times and helped launch their award-winning website and tablet edition.

Recorded in front of an audience at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage, Gateshead

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest Kei Miller
Interviewed Guest Serena Kutchinsky
Producer Fiona McLean

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