[LESS INFO] 157 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 09/07/13
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.
[LESS INFO] 132 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 08/24/13
Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, on The Three New Commandments.
[LESS INFO] 98 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 08/10/13
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
[LESS INFO] 119 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 07/27/13
Hazel Carby looks at the historic relationship between England and Jamaica, including the history of the slave trade in Bristol and the complex question of identity for those of mixed British and West Indian heritage.
[LESS INFO] 85 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 07/13/13
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie.
[LESS INFO] 71 VIEWS | ADDED 19:00:00 07/03/13
Thomas Merritt, Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bio-informatics at Laurentian University 19s department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, on the extent to which our genetic makeup is responsible for our talents and aptitudes.
[LESS INFO] 89 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 06/29/13
The editor of Skeptic Magazine, Michael Shermer, delivers a lecture on his book Why People Believe Weird Things.
[LESS INFO] 83 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 06/01/13
Michael Ruse is professor of the philosophy of biology at Florida State University. In this lecture he addresses the question Is Darwinism Past its Sell-by Date?
[LESS INFO] 82 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/04/13
The author of Struck by Lightning - and the statistician who crunched the numbers to reveal that a statistically improbable number of lottery retailers were winning major prizes in Ontario - Jeffrey Rosenthal guides us through the maze of numbers and percentages to show us to how calculate correct probabilities.
[LESS INFO] 63 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/27/13
Simon Winchester on his book A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906.
[LESS INFO] 74 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/20/13
Janna Levin on her book Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the story of two great mathematicians, Kurt Godel and Alan Turing. They were men who had the capacity to think about the most abstract of mathematical truths but had very limited abilities when it came to confronting the mundane aspects of life. Both committed suicide.