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Classic Desert Island Discs: Daniel Kahneman

Another chance to hear Daniel Kaheneman's Desert Island Discs, from August 2013.

Another chance to hear Daniel Kaheneman, interviewed by Kirsty Young in August 2013.

Widely acknowledged as one of the world's most influential living psychologists, his many years of study have centred on how and why we make the decisions we do.

As a child, he lived in Nazi occupied France and he says that, from a young age, he already had a pretty good idea that he wanted to be an academic.

He says "My mother had a big influence ... in fact I credit her with the fact that I became a psychologist ... because she got me interested in people and listening to gossip. I've been fascinated by gossip ever since."

DISC ONE: Don MacLean - American Pie
DISC TWO: Tino Rossi - Bohémienne aux Grands Yeux Noirs
DISC THREE: Shirat Hanoded (the wanderer’s song) sung by Betty Klein
DISC FOUR: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, 2nd movement, performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Frederick Stock with Arthur Schnabel on piano
DISC FIVE: Danny Kaye - Ugly Duckling
DISC SIX: The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
DISC SEVEN – Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major
DISC EIGHT: Bach Piano Suite – played by Daniel’s grandson

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

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