Archive | September, 2009

Vic Reeves’ Vast Book of World Knowledge

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Continue Reading · 30 September 2009 · podcasts

Margaret Atwood interview

“It’s increasingly evident that narration is built in to the human floor-plan as it were. Little kids take to story-telling very, very early… The fact is that we will tell stories; it’s part of being human. “What effects those stories may have are often quite unforeseen by the people telling them, but if they are […]

Continue Reading · 24 September 2009 · literature, podcasts, science and philosophy

Old dog. New tricks

Philosopher Julian Baggini has taken to film-making to promote his latest book entitled Should You Judge This Book by its Cover? In the book, he subjects one hundred proverbs and other examples of homespun wisdom to philosophical scrutiny. And in the film – well, click below and see for yourself. You can also listen to […]

Continue Reading · 8 September 2009 · science and philosophy, video

30. Hun’s eye view

“The Huns are a blank canvas. That’s what makes them so interesting. We know only one word of Hunnic, the word strava, the Hunnic word for funeral. We have no Hunnic poetry, we have no Hunnic literature.” My guest on this edition of Podularity is Cambridge classicist, Christopher Kelly. His book on Attila the Hun […]

Continue Reading · 4 September 2009 · history and politics, podcasts