By Craig Barfoot
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An interview show about the best, most groundbreaking non-fiction books of the year.
||CleanSteven J. Alvarez: Selling War - A Critical Look at the Military's PR Machine||A revealing glimpse into the inner workings of the military’s PR machine with Steven J Alvarez||19 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeg Leta Jones: Ctrl + Z - The Right To Be Forgotten||A conversation about the right to be forgotten, which raises important questions of free speech, privacy, reputation, and dignity. Should individuals have a right to have data about themselves deleted?||12 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSean B Carroll: The Serengeti Rules - The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters||Biologist Sean B Carroll talks to Craig Barfoot about his latest book, The Serengeti Rules. We find out how wolves can change the physical shape of rivers and why on the plains of the Serengeti, 150kg is the number which determines if you will get eaten||5 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill Atkinson: Class||What exactly is social class? Do words like lower class or middle class have any meaning anymore? A conversation with social researcher Will Atkinson to explore the idea of class.||17 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErnest Naylor: Moonstruck, How Lunar Cycles Affect Life||An interview about the fascinating array of animal, and perhaps human behaviour that is directly or indirectly influenced by the moon.||10 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Gonzales: The Last Drop, The Politics of Water||A discussion about the control, ownership and rights of water.||3 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrank Wilczek: A Beautiful Question, Finding Natures Deep Design||Nobel Prize winning physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe.||26 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeremy Taylor: Body by Darwin, How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine||Can evolutionary medicine help us understand why people get sick? An interview discussing the human body and medicine in an evolutionary perspective to reveal what has made us susceptible to certain illnesses over time and how we can use that knowledge||19 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulian Assange: The Wikileaks Files, The World According to US Empire||Julian Assange speaks about US power, the impact of Wikileaks, the current state of the internet and the shaping our world for the future.||12 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJamie Holmes: Nonsense, The Power of Not Knowing||An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, and even empathy.||5 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoanne Entwistle: The Fashioned Body, Fashion, Dress and Modern Social Theory||Fashion shapes the world we live in, and although often trivialised and looked at as superficial, fashion is a very powerful force, from it's trillion dollar economic impact to the thousands of tiny rules we invent to say who is allowed to wear what and||29 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJedediah Purdy: After Nature, A Politics for the Anthropocene||Scientists are beginning to argue that we are living in new geological age, an age where nature no longer exists apart from humanity. Henceforth the world we will inhabit is the one we have made.||22 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Carey: The End of College||If universities give away their courses online for free, what exactly are you paying for when you attend one?||15 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: John Fialka, Car Wars||The rise, the fall and the resurgence of the electric car||8 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Alvin Roth, Who Gets What and Why||Nobel Prize winner discusses markets involving no money||1 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Enrique Martinez Celaya, On Art and Mindfulness||A successful artists shares his thoughts on the creative process and on being an artist||24 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Daniel Bell, The China Model||Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy||17 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Donald Prothero, The Story of Life in 25 Fossils||A conversation about dinosaurs, how life on earth got started and the science of fossil hunting.||10 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Mary Looman, A country Called Prison||Mary Looman, A Country Called Prison||3 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Jerry Kaplan, Humans Need Not Apply||A guide to wealth and work in the age of artificial intelligence.||27 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Michael Corballis, The Wandering Mind||Studies suggest we spend up to 50% of our time daydreaming. Why do we daydream? Do animals daydream? Is daydreaming normal?||20 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Beth Shapiro, How To Clone A Mammoth||Could extinct species like mammoths or the dodo be brought back to life?||13 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Gavin Francis, Adventures in Human Being||A journey through the human body.||13 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
An entertaining and intelligent podcast
Craig's passion for his interviewee's subject material manifests itself throughout their conversation. The podcast is engrossing and illuminating. I look forward to listening to more.
A great interview with a passionate advocate on a disturbing topic. I hope Dr Looman's message starts to reach the U.S. legislators on the mindlessness of excessive imprisonment. As well as a great insight into Dr Looman's book , I really appreciated Craig's exploration of the author's own interesting work and day to day life. Very stimulating interview.
Great podcast addressing topical issues. Craig's questioning is penetrating and elicits some fascinating commentary.