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#PodLove: #1 Freakonomics

Freakonomics Radio: one of the the best podcasts out there This is part of my series on podcasts. Check out the master list here. I read the Freakonomics book a few years before learning they had a podcast. The story that most stuck with me from the book is the argument that legalising abortion leads… Continue reading

#PodLove: podcasts I rate

PodLove: my favourite podcasts I’ve been a huge fan of podcasts for years. From my A-Level days listening to Today in Parliament, through to Helen and Olly accompanying me during study breaks, they’ve been there to educate me, to make me laugh and to make me think. Radio 4’s RP was a little reminder of home… Continue reading

Hope – what I’m thinking about

On hope, the easy default of cynicism, and the stories we tell ourselves In the latest Brain Pickings newsletter, Maria Popova discusses hope through Rebecca Solnit’s work Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. This comes a week after Caitlin Moran talked about the tyranny of cynicism (a topic David Foster Wallace also critiqued): “The… Continue reading