Archive | February, 2013

incoming by Ted Nield


The asteroid belt is not the way it’s portrayed in Star Wars… It’s not this busy violent place with things colliding all the time… The meteorite that landed on Chebarkul a few days ago made me think that it was a good time to delve into the archive for the podcast I recorded with my […]

Continue Reading · 21 February 2013 · podcasts, science and philosophy
ten popes who shook the world

“These are a few of my favourite popes…”

Yes, the title of this post is admittedly a little misleading – the popes in the podcast (popecast?) are not necessarily the favourites of my guest, Eamon Duffy, but those who he thinks have had the greatest impact on history – The Ten Popes who Shook the World. Eamon’s popes range from Saint Peter to […]

Continue Reading · 19 February 2013 · history and politics, podcasts, religion and belief

Food adulteration is nothing new

With horse meat cropping up all over the place in food in the UK at the moment, I went back to the interview I recorded in 2008 for Princeton University Press with Bee Wilson about her book Swindled: From Poison Sweets to Ersatz Coffee. As the book makes clear, (justifiable) concern about what’s in our […]

Continue Reading · 8 February 2013 · economics, food and drink, history and politics