Nigel Warburton interviews a range of authors about their books about thinking
David Edmonds on Undercover Robot
David Edmond, author of many books, including Wittgenstein's Poker (which he co-wrote with John Eidinow) has recently co-written Undercover Robot, a brilliant and amusing children's story about a girl-robot. I interviewed him about this book, and how he came to write it for this episode of the Thinking Books podcast.
Bianca Bosker on Cork Dork
Some books can change the way you experience the world. Bianca Bosker's Cork Dork is one of these. It tells how she trained her senses of smell and taste to become a sommelier, starting from a position of almost complete ignorance about wine. But more than that it is a book about experiencing the world more fully.
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Tim Harford on Messy
Sometimes disorder can be a source of efficiency and creativity. Tim Harford explores some cases where lack of planning and order has been a boon in this interview with Nigel Warburton, based on Tim's recent book Messy.
Matthew Syed on Black Box Thinking
How can we learn from failure? In this episode of the Thinking Books podcast, Matthew Syed, author of Black Box Thinking discusses the importance of feedback from the world in a wide range of contexts.