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7: Dean Stott – Relentless in Lockdown

How does elite military training prepare you for an unseen enemy like Covid-19? Dean Stott had a distinguished career in the army and Special Forces, serving alongside Prince Harry in Afghanistan for a while, before a horrific parachuting accident landed him in a new life with new challenges, such as evacuating an embassy and breaking…

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6: Paolo Giordano – How Contagion Works

Paolo Giordano has a PHD in theoretical physics, but he’s also an award-winning novelist whose first book – The Solitude of Prime Numbers – sold over a million copies world-wide.  A true polymath, he’s the creator of a new HBO TV series – We Are Who We Are – coming to our screens later this…

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5: Mandeep Rai – Local Values in a Global Pandemic

Are we born with our personal values or do we learn them through experience, environment and culture? Dr Mandeep Rai travelled the world to find out why people change their mindset across borders, and how a global pandemic might create a new set of values for the world to follow. Get your copy of The…

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4: Jeff Rediger – Hope and Healing in a Global Crisis

A new, incurable disease has changed the world, forcing us into physical and social isolation. Every nation is dealing with the crisis in its own way, but everywhere the human problem remains the same. So how can we learn from the history of medicine, when all hope seems lost? Can our mental health make us…

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3: Adam Kucharski – The Rules of Contagion

Top epidemiologist Adam Kucharski talks to Richard Kilgarriff in this special Big Thinking episode; How contagion and ideas spread (and stop) and how numbers, timescale and social factors influence outbreaks across the world. Get a copy of Adam’s book, The Rules of Contagion HERE.

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2: Rahul Jandial’s Most Wanted – Daniel Levitin

Rahul Jandial is a leading neurosurgeon/scientist and author of Life Lessons From a Brain Surgeon; The New Science and Stories of The Brain. In this episode he chooses Daniel Levitin’s The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist’s Guide to Ageing Well as his Most Wanted new book and shares his OMI on making life or death decisions…

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1: Fi Glover’s Most Wanted – Kate Murphy

What better way to kick off a new podcast series than with a lifelong friend who happens to be a top podcaster? In this episode, BBC broadcaster and co-host of the Fortunately podcast, Fi Glover picks New York Times writer Kate Murphy’s  “You’re Not Listening – What You’re Missing And Why it Matters” from Bookomi’s…

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