Little Atoms 356 – A QI Christmas Show

December 17, 2014

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The last Little Atoms of 2014, recorded at QI headquarters in somewhere in Covent Garden, with QI Head of Research James Harkin and the QI Elves – Anne Miller, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Alex Bell. We’re mostly talking about the latest QI book, 1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways, but are often […]

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Little Atoms 355 – Celeste Ng & Ben Okri

December 10, 2014

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In this episode of Little Atoms, two prize-winning novelists. Celeste Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists. Her fiction and essays have appeared in One Story, TriQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere, and she is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, which has been […]

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Little Atoms 354 – Ben Goldacre & Eric Schlosser

November 26, 2014

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Ben Goldacre is a doctor, academic, broadcaster and science writer who has made his name unpicking the evidence behind dodgy claims from journalists, politicians, quacks and drug companies. His Bad Science column ran in the Guardian from 2003 to 2011. His first book, Bad Science, was a number one bestseller, selling over half a million […]

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Little Atoms 353 – Rebecca Newberger Goldstein & Kenan Malik

November 19, 2014

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In this episode of Little Atoms, two philosophical interviews: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein received her doctorate in philosophy from Princeton University. Her award-winning books include the novels The Mind-Body Problem, Properties of Light, and 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction and nonfiction studies of Kurt Gödel and Baruch Spinoza. She has […]

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Little Atoms 352 – David Flusfeder & Jeff Jackson

November 12, 2014

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In this episode of Little Atoms, two novels that blur the boundaries between truth and Fiction. David Flusfeder was born in New Jersey but grew up in London. He’s the author of numerous novels, including, A Film by Spencer Ludwig, The Pagan House, The Gift and Like Plastic, which won the Encore Award 1997. He […]

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Little Atoms 351 – Michael Brooks & At The Edge of Uncertainty

November 5, 2014

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Michael Brooks is the author of the bestselling non-fiction titles 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense and Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science. He holds a PhD in quantum physics, is a consultant at New Scientist and writes a weekly column for the New Statesman. His latest book is At the Edge of Uncertainty: […]

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Little Atoms 350 – Marina Keegan & The Opposite of Loneliness

October 29, 2014

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Marina Keegan (1989 – 2012) was an author, journalist, playwright, poet, actress and activist, and for two years a research assistant to Harold Bloom, all before she graduated from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her […]

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Little Atoms 349 – Travis Elborough & London Bridge + How We Used to Live

October 22, 2014

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Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author and cultural commentator for more than a decade now. His books include The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus; The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records; and Wish You Were Here, a survey of the British beside the seaside. His latest book […]

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Little Atoms 348 – Rachel Cooke & Her Brilliant Career

October 15, 2014

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Rachel Cooke is a journalist, writing for The Observer, where her features and interviews have won several awards. She is also the television critic of the New Statesman. Her first book is Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties. Like this:Like Loading...

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Little Atoms 347 – James Ward & Adventures in Stationery

October 8, 2014

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James Ward‘s blog, I Like Boring Things, has featured in the Independent, Observer and on the BBC website. He is co-founder of Stationery Club and London’s annual Boring Conference, a one-day celebration of the ordinary and the overlooked, as featured everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to Radio 4. His first book is Adventures in Stationery: […]

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