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49: Sarah Frier – The Inside Story of Instagram

In this episode, Richard Kilgarriff meets Bloomberg journalist Sarah Frier, whose job it is to explain how social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram have changed how society sees itself; looking at the future through their lens so we can understand where we are (and who we are) today… Get your copy of…

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48: Tim Wigmore – The Best: How Elite Athletes Are Made

Richard Kilgarriff meets the Telegraph, Economist and New York Times writer who looks deep into the business and science behind performance at the very top of professional sport. Get your copy of Tim’s book HERE (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-How-Champions-Are-Made/dp/1529304350)

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47: James Suzman – Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time

In this episode Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with social anthropologist James Suzman, digging deep into the “evolutionary legacy” behind our need to work. James Suzman has lived with the Bushmen of Botswana’s eastern Kalahari for more than 25 years. He is the author of Affluence Without Abundance and heads the Cambridge-based research and support organisation…

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46: Leonard Mlodinow – Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

Richard Kilgarriff meets the theoretical physicist, screenwriter and best-selling author who spent two decades collaborating with the world’s most popular scientist, Stephen Hawking – orbiting the genius and the tragedy of a man set high on a pedestal by his peers and the public, but physically diminished by a disease that left him “at the…

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45: James Hamblin – The New Science of Skin and The Beauty of Doing Less

Physician turned Atlantic staff writer James Hamblin went without a shower or a bath for five years –  The experiment caused outrage and disgust in some people who see cleanliness as a social responsibility, but for many he offered a vision of liberation from dependency on hygiene products that, if over-used, may do more harm…

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44: Christie Watson – The Courage To Care

Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with the nurse who became an Costa award-winning, Sunday Times best-selling novelist, non-fiction writer and Professor of Medical and Health Humanities. Her memoir is a whirlwind of pain, love, life and death from the frontline of nursing, up to and including the current pandemic. Get Your copy of Christie’s book COURAGE…

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43: Cass Sunstein – Understanding What You DON’T Want to Know in (and out of) a Pandemic

In this episode Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with Cass Sunstein – the former White House advisor to Barak Obama and now Chair of the World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on Behavioural Insights. He wants us to re-think the way we demand, consume and generate information and knowledge about ourselves and the world around us….

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42: Samantha Cristoforetti – Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut

‘Today I woke up on Earth. And I will fall asleep in space.’ This is the story of Samantha Cristoforetti’s incredible journey, from aspiring student to record-breaking astronaut: How she excelled through thousands of applicants to share a tiny cabin with her crew on the international space station for 200 days. Get a copy of…

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41: Merlin Sheldrake – How Fungi Make Our World, Change Our Mind and Shape Our Future

He may have a PHD in tropical ecology from Cambridge University, but Merlin Sheldrake’s talents as a musician, writer brewer of and eater of his own words, literally, bring the fungal universe to a wider audience of people who might never have recognised the life growing beneath their feet, floating through the air and living…

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40: Noreena Hertz – Coming Together in a World That’s Pulling Us Apart

In this episode Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with Noreena Hertz, the influential economist, strategist and best-selling author whose vision for the future cuts through the  change and division tearing society apart today – it’s time, she says, for us to come together and fight the forces that divide us to rule… Get Your Copy of…

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