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Henry Marsh Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem, Daniel Levitin

Matthew Sweet is joined by Henry Marsh and Susannah Clapp to review Tom Stoppard's play The Hard Problem at the National Theatre. Plus musician and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin.

Surgeon Henry Marsh and critic Susannah Clapp review the opening of Tom Stoppard's 'The Hard Problem' at the National Theatre tonight. It follows a young scientist at a brain science institute investigating the nature of consciousness.

Matthew Sweet is also joined by musician and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin. His new book is 'The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload'.

And New Generation Thinker Alasdair Cochrane and Anne Phillips, author of a forthcoming book
'The Politics of the Human', discuss what comprises humanness.

Producer: Harry Parker.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Tom Stoppard's new play The Hard Problem

    Observer critic Susannah Clapp and neurosurgeon Henry Marsh review the first night

    Duration: 14:20

  • The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin

    Matthew Sweet in conversation with Daniel J. Levitin

    Duration: 09:37

  • What comprises humanness?

    Discussion - Alasdair Cochrane and Anne Phillips, author of 'The Politics of the Human',

    Duration: 20:49

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Henry Marsh
Interviewed Guest Susannah Clapp
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Daniel Levitin
Interviewed Guest Alasdair Cochrane
Interviewed Guest Anne Phillips
Producer Harry Parker

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