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“We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.”

Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge explores the power of silence.

Read by Cal MacAninch

“We live in the age of noise. Silence is almost extinct.”

Philosopher and adventurer Erling Kagge, the first person to reach the ‘three poles’ of North, South and the summit of Everest, explores the power of silence. In this insightful analysis he asks why we need it, how we lost it and where we might go to find it again.

Read by Cal MacAninch
Abridged and produced by Eilidh McCreadie

14 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 Jan 2019 00:30

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